The Best Hotels in Peru for Every Traveler

Palla Boutique Hotel in Arequipa, Peru, is a mountain-facing oasis of calm, moments from the city centre. Come here to enjoy the beauty of the National Reservation, as well as downtown and the Basilica
Palla Boutique Hotel in Arequipa, Peru, is a mountain-facing oasis of calm, moments from the city centre. Come here to enjoy the beauty of the National Reservation, as well as downtown and the Basilica | Courtesy of Palla Boutique Hotel / Expedia

While Machu Picchu may be the star attraction of Peru it’s far from the only showstopper. Other can’t-miss spots range from Amazonian river towns to misty valleys sacred to the Incas, to the artificial islands of Lake Titicaca. If that’s got your attention then read on, sip a pisco sour, and contemplate the best places to stay on your vacation in South America.

1. Wasai Puerto Maldonado Hotel

Chain Hotel

Wasai Puerto Maldonado Hotel
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Outdoor explorers will love this lodge in Puerto Maldonado, along the Madre de Dios river in the Amazon Basin. Wasai, while just a block away from the city square, sits on the edge of the river and offers incredible views of the wildlife habitat that’s home to sloths, monkeys, and many more species from its log cabin-style “lifted” suites and open-air terraces.

2. Carolina Egg Gasthaus

Eco Hotel, Guesthouse

Carolina Egg Gasthaus
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Oxapampa, a unique Austro-German settlement on the edge of the central Peruvian jungle, is unlike anything you’ve seen before. The Gasthaus pays homage to the town’s roots, with waitresses in red-and-white dirndls serving dishes like schnitzel and the only-in-Oxapampa strukala, a pastry made from fried plantain and cinnamon. Nearby, the Sho’llet conservation area houses animals at risk of extinction, like the spectacled bear and the yellow-tailed woolly monkey.

3. Estancia San Blas

Hotel, Luxury

Estancia San Blas
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Smack dab in downtown Cusco, Estancia San Blas is just steps away from some of the city’s most popular attractions, like the Religious Art Museum and the Hatun Rumiyoc (great rock) where only a wall remains from an Incan palace lost to time (and the Spanish, who built their own palace on top of it). Once you’re home for the evening, relax on the open-air patio or grab a bite at one of the nearby pizzerias.

5. Ecocamp Huacachina

Resort, Eco Hotel, Camping

Retreat to your luxury tent, pitched at a frond-fringed oasis – the Huacachina Lagoon – and surrounded by sand dunes, a short drive from the Peruvian coast. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, live out your Mad Max fantasies by speeding around on dune buggies in the drifts, or sandboard your way back down to camp. Once you’re done, beat the heat at the swim-up bar, or take a pedal boat out on the lagoon.

6. Inkasaire Boutique Lodge

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast, Inn, Guesthouse

Inkasaire Hotel
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Escape with your significant other into the Sacred Valley of the Inkas where Inkasaire Boutique Lodge and its local family hosts are waiting to greet you with handed-down traditions and practices. Have dinner under the heart-shaped arbor in the garden, or take part in one of Inkasaire’s VIP (Very Inka Person) experiences like Andean breakfast buffets sourced from the hotel garden, Peruvian-style pizzas cooked in the mouth of a bear-shaped oven, and bike rides through the foggy river basin.

7. Manish Hotel Ecologico

Eco Hotel, Apartment

Manish Hotel Ecologico
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While Pucallpa might be a busy commercial town along the Ucayali River in the Amazon Basin, Manish Hotel Ecologico is a paradise among it all. Just down the road from the city’s international airport, your bungalow awaits you after a long day exploring Yarinacocha Lake, Regalia Falls, or the thermal springs of the Mayantuyacu – or boiling river.

8. Titicaca Kurmi Lodge Peru

Guesthouse

Titicaca Kurmi Lodge Peru
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While some hotels boast a lakeside stay, how many can say they’re on the lake? Kurmi Lodge is on Lake Titicaca’s Uros Floating Islands – a feat of engineering made from the lake’s ubiquitous totora reed. As a guest at the lodge, you’ll get to spend time with the Uros people who inhabit the islands, away from the seemingly ever-present tour groups.

9. Second Home Peru

Apartment, Guesthouse

The outdoor floral terrace with modern art at Second Home Peru
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From the outside, the mock Tudor-style mansion that houses Second Home Peru stands out among the apartments that crowd Lima’s Barranco arts district. That’s just how its former inhabitant, Peruvian sculptor Victor Delfin, would have wanted it. Inside the guesthouse his daughter now runs, Delfin’s experimental paintings and sculptures abound, crammed into every nook and cranny. His most famous piece of all, however, sits just a few kilometres away in Lima’s Parque del Amor.

Find even more great hotels in Peru in our expertly curated guide to the best boutique hotels in Aguas Calientes.

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