We have three words to say about the Hotel Plaza de Armas in Cusco: location, location, location… This is without a doubt currently the best hotel on Cusco’s famous Plaza de Armas or Main Square.
Newly renovated in 2012 this modern, minimalist 28 room hotel is an oasis of cool within walking distance of all of Cusco’s main attractions. Owned by a local Cusco family, this is a great accommodation option if you are looking for a modern hotel in the mid-range price bracket.
Rooms are light and airy with crisp white linen, excellent showers, desks, electric heaters for those cold Cusco evenings and complimentary coca tea, bottled water and wifi. The main suite comes complete with Jacuzzi, king size bed and sitting area which is definitely worth the splurge after hiking around Machu Picchu. Staff is friendly and extremely helpful and can help you organize transfers to and from the airport, tours and other excursions.
Plaza de Armas has a lovely roof top terrace with one of the best views of the Main Square and is the perfect spot to take a few photos and enjoy a sunset drink. The hotel also offers a café that serves light snacks and drinks and you are also within a few minutes’ walk of some of Cusco’s best restaurants.
This is one of our top picks for those looking for a mid-range hotel in the heart of colonial Cusco.
Best of Cusco recommends:
- If you are in Cusco for Inti Raymi or the Corpus Christi celebrations, book a street-facing room for one of the best views of the celebrations from the comfort of your bedroom!
- This hotel is located right on the main square so if you are a light sleeper ask for a room on the 4th floor or in one of their interior rooms for a quieter stay.
- Look out for promotions online for deals at this hotel.
Rates from US$170 and include a buffet breakfast served in the café on the first floor.