Often a stopover for travelers making their way to Cusco, Lima is an overlooked Peruvian gem. One of the most populated cities in the Americas, Lima is bustling with energy but still small enough to feel at home in. From the skyscrapers on the coast to the immaculately-preserved old colonial districts, Lima is a modern metropolis with a firmly-rooted history.
With that said, there are plenty of great hotels in Lima that run the gamut in terms of design and budget. Here are 7 of the best luxury and five-star hotels in Lima, ranked according to price, location, décor, amenities and guest reviews.
Country Club Lima
From $198/ night
Built in 1927, the Country Club is a Peruvian Cultural Monument. The design combines classic colonial architecture with modern Peruvian art, creating a charming blend of Old and New Worlds. Guests of the Country Club get exclusive access to the Lima Golf Club, the city’s top private golf club located just steps away from the hotel. The Country Club also features the Yaku Spa, with jacuzzis, steam rooms and saunas as well as massages, facials and other spa treatments. The hotel itself is located in the upscale San Isidro neighborhood, bars, restaurants and landmarks within walking distance. If you don’t feel like leaving the grounds, the Country Club’s onsite restaurant, The Perroquet, is a four-time winner of the Summum Award for Lima’s Best Restaurant.
From $410/ night
Set on the Malecon just steps away from the coast and close by to many parks and walkways, Belmond Miraflores is a great place to explore the beauty of Lima. The hotel’s upper-floor suites offer spectacular ocean views, and the rooftop pool is an excellent place to relax at any time of day. The presidential suites feature private terraces with their own pool, allowing you to take a dip while savoring stunning views of the coast and the Miraflores neighborhood.
Los Incas Lima
From $155/ night
Los Incas Lima is located in the university area of Lima, on the eastern end of Avenida Javier Prado, the city’s main boulevard. The hotel’s modern, minimalist aesthetic does not detract from its charm nor its comfort. All suites come with a balcony and great views of the city to with west and views of the park to the east. Some of the special suites also come with their own spa baths. Each suite is equipped with a kitchenette and dishwasher, making Los Incas a great option for a lengthy stay in Lima.
Suites del Bosque
From $90/ night
Located in the San Isidro neighborhood on the northern end of the Bosque El Olivar de San Isidro, Suites del Bosque boasts a great location. A short walk from the Malecon and a quick drive to the Centro Historico, Suites del Bosque is perfectly situated to get a taste of everything Lima has to offer. The spacious suites feature living room and dining areas as well as spa baths.
From $350/ night
Located in the Barranco district just a short walk from the Malecon, Hotel B is easily one of Lima’s most elegant hotels. Set in a presidential mansion built in Belle Epoque style by famed French architect Claude Sahut, Hotel B features high ceilings and intricate facades of white marble and imported Italian hardwoods. Each room features private terraces, standalone bathtubs and vintage furniture.
From $208/ night
Looking for a little Old World feel in Lima? Look no further than Swissotel. Located just across from the golf course in the San Isidro neighborhood, Swissotel combines elegant Swiss design with Peruvian hospitality and cuisine. All rooms feature a garden or city view, plus a large work area and very spacious bathrooms. There are five onsite restaurants specializing in traditional Peruvian, Swiss, Japanese and international cuisine. You can enjoy saunas, steam rooms, massages and other treatments at the onsite spa, and the hotel’s central location makes it great for exploring Lima’s nightlife.
From $159/ night
Located between the main boulevard of Javier Prado and the city golf course in San Isidro, Delfines Hotel & Casino is very centrally-located. The interior decors borrows much from the design of hotels you would find on the Las Vegas Strip, with eclectic and stylish touches in the common areas and a more sedate, conservative feel inside the suites. The standard rooms are a bit narrow, although the bathrooms are uniformly spacious and well-equipped. The special suites incorporate more space, balconies, and other amenities. The two onsite restaurants serve a mix of Peruvian and international-style surf and turf dishes.