If you are planning a trip to Peru you will love to read about my top favorite places where to stay in Cusco. I was fascinated by the colonial architecture and how many local and international brands managed to transform old colonial homes into luxury properties. Add the exquisite Peruvian hospitality and you have the world-class hotels where you can splurge and relax after a day of exploring.
I stayed in a nice and cosy but not so expensive hotel, hotel Corihuasi. However, if you don’t know me, I come from the tourism industry and I used to visit hotel for work. So my passion for luxury hotel didn’t go away with my job. That’s why I made some time to check out other hotel options, and luxury hotels in Cusco. The city historical center is full of of charming boutique hotels located in old colonial buildings and I am going to tell you all about it in this post.
Where to stay in Cusco: mid-range price Hotels
The hotel Corihuasi is the perfect option if you are traveling on a budget but still love to stay in a cozy place with your private room and bathroom. On top of that, the hotel is located a few steep steps to the main Plaza de Arma in a renovated XVIII century colonial-style inn. The rooms are modest but clean and spacious.
The highlights of the hotel are the amazing rooftop views of Cusco historic center and free WIFI.
The inn features parquet floors and colonial-style furniture. There are colonial decorative details and scenic Spanish galleries with a seating area featuring a fireplace and overlooking the city.
Rates from 50 USD
Andean Wings boutique hotel
I stumbled upon this hotel while checking out others and I couldn’t help but be captivated by its unique style. I love the classic feeling overall and the elegant decorations all taken care of in extreme detail. The color combinations and vintage furniture with modern touches. The patio is also one of a kind, full of plants and artfully laid out. It definitely has my vote.
Rates from 90 USD
Antigua Casona San Blas
If you chose to stay in the funky barrio of San Blass, I found this hotel to be the best option, with an old feeling but still very modern and elegant is what I call laid-back luxury. Chic but not pretentious. The austere rooms with parquet floors and raw wooden furniture make your stay comfortable and cozy.
Rates from 104 USD
Luxury hotels in Cusco
Casa Andina Premimu Cusco
Casa Andina is another great option for those travelers in search of a stylish place with all the comfort and some sophisticated charm but without frills.
The cute hotel offers accommodation in central Cusco overlooking Limacpampa Square, with traditional, courtyard-facing rooms. Located at a short walk from everything. the hotel offers cozy rooms built around colonial-style courtyards with wooden balconies.
Rates from 189 USD
Casa Cartagena Boutique hotel and Spa
Casa Cartagena is considered one of the best hotels in Cuzco by the reviews of the guest but also by UNESCO who declared the precious luxury property a world heritage site.
Located in the heart of the city, Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa Cusco is the result of years of restoration of the ancient house whose original design has been loyally preserved.
It’s the perfect combination of the Incan elements like the precious stones with the warmth of the colonial style. An intimate refuge consisting of only sixteen ample and homely suites that blend to perfection modern and ancient, luxurious and historical. The exclusive suites are distributed symmetrically surrounding an inspiring patio. A superb holistic spa is available to rejuvenate and soothe your senses after a full day exploring the region, and a fine dining restaurant to suit the most sophisticated palates.
The hotel is a member of the prestigious Kiwi Collection – Rates start from 450 USD per night
El Palacio del Inka
From a Marriott Luxury Collection, you couldn’t expect anything less. Another preferred hotel by the sophisticated traveler who loves to be surrounded by the finest amenities, and a luxurious and comfortable environment even when they set off for an adventure.
Walking around the elegant rooms of the hotel including public spaces and the manicured courtyards is like walking into history, with precious stones and antique pieces of furniture contrasting exceptionally modern features and brightly colored walls. Here is where history meets luxury.
Rates start from 180 USD breakfast included
Belmond hotel Monasterio
Belmond is definitely one of Cusco best hotels. Imagine living in a Monastery, surrounded by thick ancient walls impregnated with history and culture and glittered with beauty and luxury. Belmond is a guarantee of excellence. Be reassured you will have a lifetime experience in their unique hotel in Cuzco. They know how to make it magic. It goes without saying that the dining offer is top-notch as well.
Rates from 385 USD
J W Marriott
For the stylish and design sensitive crowd JW Marriot is a perfect choice. The elegant layout is the result of a perfect blend of modern luxury and the romantic old feeling. The finest amenities and the exceptional Peruvian hospitality make it the perfect option for the most demanding clientele.
Rates from 260 USD
Cusco Airbnb – the coolest homes to rent
Disclosure: As an Airbnb Associate, I may earn if you book using a link on this page. I personally have been using Airbnb as my preferred accommodation when I travel since 2015 for short and long stays. This is why I feel confident in recommending them to you. If you are a first-timer, you will find my guide on how to book on the Airbnb platform very helpful.
Cuzco Stylish Getaway Cabin below Sacsayhuaman Archeological Site
📍 San Cristobal – Cusco · 2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bed · 1 bath · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
Among the Airbnb in Cusco, I picked this amazing tiny studio, very stylishly furnished and decorated.
It’s located in the heart of Cusco, in the quaint neighborhood of San Cristobal, at one block from the San Cristobal church and a few minutes’ walk from Plaza de Armas.
This elegant home is equipped with a full kitchen, heating, WIFI, and all the essential amenities. Also, everything is disinfected properly following COVID Safety protocols.
Casa Arcoiris III – amazing views of the historical center
📍 San Cristobal – Cusco · 8 guests · 3 bedrooms · 5 beds · 3.5 baths · ⭐⭐⭐⭐ ·💲💲💲
If you are traveling with your family or friends this amazing home is the perfect solution for a modern stylish place fully equipped with all the necessary amenities including fully stocked kitchen, washer and WIFI. At only few steps from the center.
Find out more Cusco Airbnb rentals – the coolest homes I have selected for you.
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