Whether you end up sipping on a pisco sour in Barranco or surfing off the coast of Miraflores, you’ll need somewhere to slumber each night. The Peruvian capital is located on a strip of desert in between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes. Explore historic museums while sampling the local cuisine, ceviche (raw, cured fish). Take a look at our top hotels in Lima for every type of traveler – bookable on Culture Trip.
Lima’s bohemian arts district, Barranco, was known as the aristocracy’s summer getaway in the 19th century. A century later, Peruvian artist Victor Delfin, a resident of Barranco, was key in changing the neighbourhood’s reputation. This guest house, Delfin’s former home, is chock full of paintings and sculptures at every turn. If that wasn’t enough for you, the artist’s workshop is just next door.
This Belle Epoqué-style mansion opens up onto Alameda Sáenz Peña, a greenway that leads you straight to the Barranco beach, just a block away. Being a boutique hotel in a bohemian neighborhood in Lima, Hotel B has an impressive art collection of its own, in addition to being connected to neighboring Lucia de la Puente Gallery.
South of downtown Lima, Miraflores was once a sleepy beach town, now it’s one of the most-visited parts of the city. Casa Andina offers a traditional hotel experience with fun touches, such as the Keith Haring-inspired illustrations in the restaurant. A few blocks away, you’ll find illustrations and handicrafts to take home for yourself at the artisan market, just past Miraflores’s Central Park.
On a quiet residential street in Miraflores, Atemporal boasts an alternative housing experience away from the busyness of the business district. That’s because the nine-room hotelito is actually a towering 1940s manor, filled with antique details, such as Tudor windows, spacious reading nooks and wrought iron beds. To visit nearby sites, such as the pre-Inca Huaca Pucllana ruins, take off on one of the hotel’s leather-seated bikes or let the chauffeur drive you in the hotel’s forest-green Mini Cooper.
Tired travellers looking for a place to lay their head will find rest and relaxation at the Huaca Wasi. Just a stone’s throw from the Huaca Pucllana ruins, this hotel offers low-key lodging in rooms with stucco walls, spiral staircases and vaulted ceilings. It’s also close to modern sights, such as the Miraflores Boardwalk and Larcomar, a shopping and entertainment hub.
Beach bums will be happy to know that this hostel is ready to bring Miraflores’ resort town reputation back, one surfing lesson at a time. At Kaclla, the Healing Dog Hostel, you can konk out without being woken by a bunkmate turning on the bright fluorescent lights overhead, since there aren’t any – each bed is equipped with its own reading light.
The swankiest Arawi branch in Peru, the Prime and its spacious rooms are ready to greet you after exploring Kennedy Park, the Ricardo Palma Cultural Center or Maido, a pioneering Nikkei (Japanese-Peruvian fusion) restaurant. With Peruvian murals painted in the lobby and a unique iceberg-esque bar, this posh palace will leave you feeling pampered.
Digital nomads and long-term backpackers can stay, work and surf just a block away from Selina’s original Miraflores location. With accents such as hot-pink pillows and cerulean couches, the Selina Posada Miraflores appeals to the young and hip. If you aren’t staying in the co-working cafe or rushing through the grab-and-go snack shack, a drink or two at the bar in the original Selina Miraflores will have you making adventurous friends in no time.
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