Where to Stay in Cusco: 21 of the Best Hotels and Guesthouses

Within striking distance of the Sacred Valley and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Cusco is one of Peru’s most touristed cities.

It’s also a place in which I lived for seven months while volunteering for a local educational charity – and a city that I quickly fell in love with.

You’ll find the majority of the hotels, hostels and other places to stay in Cusco located in these areas and all are within walking distance of the city’s main sites.

Where to stay in Cusco: San Blas

At the top, you reach a pretty place of cobbled streets, matchbox-sized cafés and bohemian restaurants. 



Where to stay in Cusco: San Cristóbal

From here in turn you can expect glorious views south across the rooftops to the Plaza de Armas and the rest of Cusco as it snakes down the valley. 


Where to stay in Cusco: Santa Ana

It’s highly accessible to the restaurants and bars in the centre, but is still quiet enough for sleeping at night.  


Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Each room comes with your own personal butler who’ll book tours of the city, provide room service and even show you how to prepare the ultimate pisco sour.


Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Here, rich antique furnishings and high-ceilinged bedrooms decorated with gilt-framed artwork are located in a former monastery just minutes from the Plaza de Armas.  

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