Nestled in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco is a must-see destination filled with gorgeous nature, archeological ruins, and high-quality cuisine. The city of Cusco blends historical Incan designs blended with baroque-style architecture, creating one-of-a-kind views. There are so many gorgeous places to visit like the Qorikancha temple, the church of Santo Domingo, or the famous Plaza de Armas. Explore the ruins, the local artisanal markets, and taste some of the best food you will ever eat! If you are not sure where to stay while in Cusco, we have created a comprehensive list of the top 10 hotels in Cusco in no specific order.

best hotels of cusco

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

This gorgeous hotel has maintained most of the original Inca stonework while adding many contemporary touches. Not only can you enjoy a relaxing day at the hotel’s spa, but you can also take a swim in Peru’s first outdoor heated swimming pool! With just 55 suites, guests of the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas can rest assured knowing they will receive enough attention during their stay. When you aren’t touring the wonders of Cusco, take time to explore the seven terraces, library, and boutique located in the hotel. The Belmond Palacio is about a 25-minute drive from the airport and a 5-minute walk from Plaza de Armas, so it is located in a convenient part of town.

Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Located adjacent to the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, is the Monasterio. A unique hotel that doubles as a protected national monument. The hotels main attraction point has to be its breathtaking courtyard that features a magnificent 300-year-old cedar tree right in the middle. It is the perfect spot to enjoy some tea, or even a light lunch. While you’re staying at the Belmond Monasterio, take time to enjoy all the packaged tours they have. From art tours to cooking classes, experience a bit of Peruvian culture right outside your suite’s door.

Palacio del Inka

This historic mansion in downtown Cusco is a fantastic place to get some of the best views in Cusco. Each guest room is fitted with traditional decorations and colors to evoke that sense of Peruvian heritage. The windows open to the gorgeous view of Koricancha, or the Temple of the Sun. When you have finished your long day of exploration, you can take a lovely break at Palacio del Inka’s luxurious spa. Or, wind down with a glass of wine that has been carefully selected by the hotel’s Master Sommelier.

Hilton Garden Cusco

Only 15 minutes away from the airport, the Hilton Garden Cusco is a delightful hotel for any type of stay. If you are traveling to Cusco for business, this hotel has a multitude of event spaces and desks in every room to fit your needs. When guests wake up, they are welcome to eat at the hotel’s all-day restaurant, or even a courtyard yoga session. The Hilton Garden Cusco is right next to the Plaza de Armas and Centro Historico de Cusco, so you don’t have to worry about venturing out too far for some fun!

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco76: Novotel
The JW Marriott Novotel is the perfect place for foodies! The hotel has the Qespi Restaurant and Bar, which is known to be one of the best restaurants in all of Cusco. Not only that, you get to experience cooking with the chef! Take one of the hotel’s cooking classes and learn how to make some local Peruvian dishes that you can show off to your friends back home. To take it a step further, guests are able to take a walk to the market with the executive chef to see where all the ingredients are sourced from. There’s also a baby alpaca named Panchita that lives there which is pretty awesome.

Aranwa Sacred Valley

Located just 1.5 hours from the main city of Cusco, the Aranwa Sacred Valley is perfectly situated on the Vicanota riverbank. This hotel is the perfect escape from all the hustle and bustle of the city. Enjoy its 17th-century architecture, while sitting back to view the jaw-dropping views that surround you. With two restaurants and a spa onsite, this is the best hotel to go to for some true rest and relaxation.

Del Pilar Ollantaytambo

Another great spot for some distance from the city noise, Del Pilar Ollantaytambo is just 25 minutes from the Plaza de Armas. Although it may be a bit further from the city, the hotel is set on gorgeous landscapes that will give you a breather after your active day. Del Pilar Ollantaytambo also provides their own tour guides for those who want to check out El Camino Inca and Machu Picchu. This is a great option for those who want to explore the city of Cusco, but also Peru’s famous natural landmarks.

Sonesta Posada Yucay

Once a monastery, the Sonesta Posada Yucay is a grand hotel surrounded by lush gardens. It is a 1-hour drive from Cusco, and is nearer to Machu Picchu. Due to its closeness to the famed hike, the hotel aids with tours and excursions. One thing that makes the Sonesta Posada Yucay stand out though, is its magnificent food! Using native ingredients, the in-house restaurant creates innovative dishes that you will never forget. Staying here will definitely be a memorable experience.

Ramada by Wyndham Costa del Sol Cusco

Located smack dab in the middle of Centro Historico of Cusco, this 17th-century mansion turned hotel is a great place to stay for tourists. With its free airport shuttle and breakfast service, it provides a level of convenience that most guests can appreciate. The Ramada has a large open terrace and lots of lounge space for guests to socialize in, creating a warm and friendly environment.

San Agustin Monasterio Urubamba

This elegant hotel in the Sacred Valley is close to Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and Machu Picchu. Its convenient location is not the only thing going for it, though. The San Agustin Monasterio also includes a board game hall, massage services, garden, and a bonfire. It is the perfect stop for friends and families who want to bond together and make everlasting memories in Peru.

Finding accommodations in an unknown city can be quite intimidating, but hopefully, this list has helped you narrow down where you want to stay while in Peru. Enjoy your trip and buen viaje!