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Explore Historic Lima & Stay at the Best Hotels from $30

You’ll never hear someone say they want to just spend one day in Lima. Peru’s capital city has an intoxicating blend of pre-Columbian temples, contemporary art galleries, lively nightclubs and inspired cuisine. The city’s luxury condos sit atop cliffs overlooking wild waves breaking on golden beaches; a sight you won’t soon forget.

With more than 400 million annual visitors to HotelsCombined, we’ve found the most popular areas for travellers in Lima. These charismatic neighbourhoods not only offer signature dining and renowned attractions, but also boast some of the city’s top-rated hotels, with some at very low prices.

Barranco in Lima Peru at Night with Tourists Crossing a Bridge on Foot at Night

Why You Should Stay in Barranco

The seaside district of Barranco comprises five alluring beaches and has garnered an artsy reputation thanks to the numerous artists, musicians and writers living and working there. These enigmatic locals have influenced a boom in street art, hideaway bars and laid-back coffee shops. And let’s not forget about the enthralling museums and art galleries found around most corners. 

Must-Do Barranco Experiences 

  • Discover some of Lima’s best modern artists at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
  • Stroll along the coastline while stopping at Playa Barranco, Playa Los Pavos and Playa Los Yuyos.
  • Delve into signature cocktails in an old brick manor at Ayahuasca.

Top Hotels in Barranco

Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels

Villa Barranco by Ananay HotelsHoused in a circa-1920s republican house a couple of streets back from Playa Los Pavos, Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels is a relaxed hotel with spacious rooms and suites. The Deluxe room has European bedding and views of the Malecón, while most of the Junior Suites boast private balconies. Opt for the Master Suite for a rooftop terrace overlooking the beach.

Bohemian vibes abound throughout the hotel, from the immaculate gardens to the communal lounge area with a small timber bar. You’re just around the corner from Homenaje a Castilla, a small clifftop park overlooking the South Pacific Ocean, and the popular cocktails served at Dada Bar. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Dédalo art gallery (160 metres)
  • Teatro Mocha Graña (290 metres)
  • Boulevard Bordemar mall (750 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 275 – USD 380
Guest Rating: 10
Address: Carlos Zegarra 274, Barranco, Barranco, Lima, Peru

Hotel B

Hotel B

Hotel B emphasises history, nature and culture with its 1920s Belle-Époque mansion and impressive collection of local artwork. The lovingly restored hotel also has an on-site restaurant and bar where you can indulge in champagne, wine and delectable Peruvian cuisine with rich Mediterranean flavours.

The rooms start with the Alcoba abodes, which feature queen-size beds, rain showers, vintage armoires, mini bars and work desks. Upgrade to the Aposento rooms for a king-size bed and views of the Calle San Martin or the hotel’s inner Patio. Alternatively, stay in the Atelier for a private terrace and a freestanding bath. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Playa Barranco (900 metres)
  • Sargento Pimienta Rock Bar (650 metres)
  • Ayahuasca (500 metres)

Star Rating: 4*
Price: USD 392 – USD 757
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Calle San Martin 301 Barranco, Barranco, Lima, Peru

Hotel Location

Lima, Peru - Beautiful coastline in the Miraflores neighborhood

Why You Should Stay in Miraflores

Miraflores is very popular with tourists because it’s one of Lima’s most picturesque districts and boasts some of the city’s best shopping, dining and nightlife. It’s also home to a variety of lush parks overlooking beautiful beaches, some of which are ideal for beginner surfers, along with archaeological sites and historic churches. 

Must-Do Miraflores Experiences

  • Wander along the 10-kilometre-long Malecón boardwalk for cliffside ocean vistas.
  • Watch or join the paragliders at Antonio Raimondi Park.
  • Browse authentic Peruvian scarves, sweaters, wallets, jewellery and baskets at Mercado Indio.

Top Hotels in Miraflores

Belmond Miraflores Park

Belmond Miraflores ParkSeparated from the Pacific Ocean by a grassy park and golden shoreline, the opulent Belmond Miraflores Park is a favourite with HotelsCombined visitors. They can’t get enough of the rooftop heated infinity pool and the extensive cocktail menu at the refined Belo Bar. You can also take advantage of the gym, sauna, yoga and full-body massages at Zest Spa or enjoy food tours, horse shows and bicycle hires.

The all-suite accommodation features Peruvian furnishings, state-of-the-art media and marble bathrooms. The Deluxe Junior Suites have private saunas and large windows overlooking the ocean, while the Terrace One Bedroom Suite boasts a private balcony and freestanding bath. Book the Presidential Pool Suite for butler services and your own ocean-facing terrace with a plunge pool.  

Nearby Attractions 

  • Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (750 metres)
  • Playa Redondo I (180 metres)
  • Larcomar shopping mall (750 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 503 – USD 2,476
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Avenida Malecon De La Reserva 1035, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

All guests at Casa Andina Premium Miraflores can enjoy access to a sauna, gym and swimming pool, along with complimentary buffet breakfast and parking. The inclusive perks extend to the rooms and suites, which all have LCD TVs, coffee kits, bathrobes, mini bars and free Wi-Fi. Upgrade to a suite for extra luxuries such as a separate lounge room, Jacuzzi, king-size bed, kitchenette and private sauna.

You can indulge in sumptuous regional flavours at Alma Bar Restaurante, known for its traditional sautéed beef tenderloin and grilled alpaca beef. Duck into Sama Healthy Express to pick up salads, sandwiches and coffee. The on-site day spa, meanwhile, offers rejuvenating treatments, including hot-stone therapy. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Atlantic City Casino (550 metres)
  • Casa Museo Ricardo Palma (500 metres)
  • Mercado Indio (800 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 160 – USD 281
Guest Rating: 9.2
Address: Av La Paz 463, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Hotel Location

Javier Prado avenue in San Isidro district of Lima. In the view there are exterior modern buildings, incidental people, cars, palms and lawn

Why You Should Stay in San Isidro

The small district of San Isidro is known for its sprawling parks and championship golf course. The affluent neighbourhood is also filled with high-street shopping and some of Lima’s fanciest restaurants and exclusive bars. San Isidro is also home to notable Peruvian artists, Incan ruins and cultural centres. 

Must-Do San Isidro Experiences 

  • Visit the ruins and museum of the pre-Incan pyramid, Huaca Pucllana.
  • Play a round or two at the 18-hole Lima Golf Club.
  • Explore the variety of boutiques and eateries along Avenue Los Conquistadores.

Top Hotels in San Isidro

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center

Nestled among one of Lima’s biggest collections of parks, The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center prides itself on being an inner-city oasis with extravagant holiday abodes. The Deluxe and Grand Deluxe rooms boast city vistas and feature either one king-size or two queen-size beds. Upgrade to an Executive Suite for a separate living room and marble bath or splurge on the Ambassador Suite for a kitchenette, wet bar and dining area.

Active travellers will appreciate the state-of-the-art Fitness Studio and heated indoor lap pool, while those seeking pampering can indulge in a massage or soak in the Jacuzzi. On-site dining is highlighted by modern Peruvian cuisine at Maras, a healthy breakfast buffet at Market 770 and first-class wine and cocktails in the English-inspired InSitu Bar.

Nearby Attractions

  • Museo de Arte Fernando Saldias Diaz (1.5 kilometres)
  • Casino Gran Via (600 metres)
  • Fernando Carbajal Segura Park (1.3 kilometres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 227 – USD 3,851
Guest Rating: 9.8
Address: Calle Las Begonias 450, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

Atton Lima San Isidro by Pullman

Atton Lima San Isidro by Pullman

Designed for business and leisure travellers, the 5-star Atton Lima San Isidro by Pullman features a flexible meeting room, self-service business centre, fitness centre, outdoor pool and a wellness area with a sauna, Jacuzzi and solarium. You can also discover local Peruvian gastronomy at Chabuca or sip cocktails in the adjoining bar.

Choose between the contemporary Superior Room or the larger Junior Suite, both of which have mini bars, flat-screen TVs, work desks and complimentary mineral water. You can opt for a king-size bed or two queen-size beds in the Superior, while the Junior Suite boasts a cosy lounge area. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Lima Golf Club (2 kilometres)
  • Marina Núñez Del Prado Museum (1 kilometre)
  • Huaca Huallamarca archaeological site (400 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 109 – USD 10,096
Guest Rating: 9.1
Address: Av. Jorge Basadre 595 San Isidro, San Isidro, Lima, Peru

Hotel Location

Centro Historico

Why You Should Stay in Centro Historico

The World Heritage-listed Centro Historico (also called the City of the Kings) is one of the most important historical sites in South America, as many of its monuments and buildings date back as far as the 16th century. The hotels here are surrounded with iconic palaces, museums, houses and basilicas, offering travellers true immersion into Lima’s storied past. 

Must-Do Centro Historico Experiences 

  • Witness the daily Changing of the Guard ceremony at the Government Palace of Peru.
  • Stroll through the peaceful Malecon del Rio park.
  • Marvel at European paintings, sculptures, drawings and ceramics at The Museum of Italian Art.

Top Hotels in Centro Historico

San Agustin Riviera Hotel

San Agustin Riviera Hotel

San Agustin Riviera Hotel offers some of the best budget-friendly accommodation in Lima, providing valued services, such as complimentary Wi-Fi and parking, a computer room and an event hall. The on-site restaurant, Sevillano, serves international and Peruvian cuisine and an enticing buffet breakfast made from local ingredients, while the Romanesco bar is known for its cocktails.

The Single room with a bath and LCD TV is ideal for solo travellers, but couples will appreciate the affordability of the Matrimonial Room, which has a double bed. There are also Standard Double and Standard Triple rooms for groups or families, while the Luxury Suite features a king-size bed, mini bar and a separate living room. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Museo de Arqueología Josefina Ramos de Cox (180 metres)
  • Museo de Arte Italiano (1.2 kilometres)
  • Salon Imperial concert hall (290 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 51 – USD 183
Guest Rating: 6.1
Address: Avenida Garcilazo De La Vega 981, Lima City Centre, Lima, Peru

Hotel Paris Lima

Hotel Paris Lima

Hotel Paris Lima is one of the most affordable hotels on this list and offers no-fuss accommodation with comfortable bedding, work desks and sunlit windows. You can choose from the Single Room or the two varieties of Double Rooms, which all include a continental breakfast each day in a small cafeteria-style restaurant.

The hotel’s lobby has a lounge area with leather couches and a computer desk, while the streets outside reveal inviting restaurants and bars, such as Nuclear Bar, El Chanchito and the Queirolo bar and grill. Those staying at the hotel also have access to a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and a tour desk.

Nearby Attractions 

  • Andres del Castillo Museum (260 metres)
  • Museum of the Inquisition and Congress (1.6 kilometres)
  • Plaza de Armas de Lima (1 kilometre)

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 36 – USD 44
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Jr. Rufino Torrico 850, Lima City Centre, Lima, Peru

Hotel Location

Chinese script in Capon Street, Lima

Why You Should Stay in Barrio Chino

Barrio Chino is Lima’s enthralling Chinatown, where the delicious chifa (Chinese-Peruvian) food was invented. You’ll find chifa and other local delicacies as well as handmade goods at lively markets, which pair perfectly with the exotic tea and spice stores. Wandering along the streets reveals authentic Chinese restaurants and two shopping malls.

Must-Do Barrio Chino Experiences 

  • Devour delicious chifa cuisine at Chifa Wa Lok or Chifa Hao Foc Yuan.
  • Shop for Chinese artefacts, medicine and home decorations at the Galería Comercial Barrio Chino.
  • Snap a photograph of the iconic Arco Chino de Lima.

Top Hotels in Barrio Chino

Hotel Continental Lima

Hotel Continental Lima

Nestled between Barrio Chino and Centro Historico, Hotel Continental Lima is an ideal gateway to Lima’s historic roots and rich Chinese culture. Budget-savvy travellers will appreciate the excellent value for money at this hotel, which offers a business centre, room service, laundry, wake-up calls and a tour desk.

There are three types of Standard rooms with either single, double or triple bed configurations. They also feature street vistas, orthopaedic mattresses and in-room Wi-Fi. Couples can upgrade to the Superior Matrimonial Room, which has a king-size bed, a shower bath and a timber desk. There are also Superior Double and Superior Triple rooms for those seeking more space. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Arco Chino de Lima (1.1 kilometres)
  • Chifa Wa Lok (1.3 kilometres)
  • Jackpot Parti Shangai casino (600 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 52 – USD 95
Guest Rating: 7.8
Address: Jiron Puno 196, Lima City Centre, Lima, Peru

Hotel Maury

Hotel Maury

The colonial decor at Hotel Maury goes well with the modern rooms, which have air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, plush carpet, mini bars and baths. You can also upgrade to one of the suites for a hydromassage bath and more space with a dining table, antique sofa and work desk.

The on-site bar and restaurant create a sophisticated and laid-back setting for an American-style breakfast, Chinese-inspired dinner or evening wine and cocktails. Just around the corner from the Plaza de Armas de Lima, Hotel Maury is a short stroll from popular restaurants and shops such as Restaurant Don Juan and YoL. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Arco Chino de Lima (650 metres)
  • Catacumbas del Convento de San Francisco (550 metres)
  • Afroperuano National Museum (800 metres)

Star Rating: 3*
Price: USD 43 – USD 114
Guest Rating: 6.1
Address: Jr Ucayali 201, Lima City Centre, Lima, Peru

Hotel Location

Jiron De La Union Shopping Street

Why You Should Stay in Cercado de Lima

The sprawling Cercado de Lima is considered the city’s CBD, covering many of its touristic districts. This neighbourhood features peaceful plazas and parks, a variety of national museums and art galleries and some of Lima’s best shopping strips. Come nightfall, the city centre gives way to neon-lit nightclubs and hidden speakeasies.

Must-Do Cercado de Lima Experiences 

  • Witness the towering monument at Plaza Dos de Mayo.
  • Browse international and local clothing brands at Real Plaza Centro Cívico.
  • Discover ancient artefacts at the Museo de Arqueología Josefina Ramos de Cox.

Top Hotels in Cercado de Lima

Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center

Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center

Rest easy with the guaranteed Sheraton quality of service and amenities at the 5-star Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center. This downtown hotel is 11 kilometres from Jorge Chavez International Airport and features a free shuttle to Miraflores, a Peruvian restaurant and a gym and outdoor pool.

The Classic Rooms feature contemporary furnishings, including heavenly beds and work desks, but it’s the suites that truly set a standard for luxury. The Junior Suite boasts a separate living and dining area, while Suite Ollantay has a freestanding bath and living areas with antique furnishings. 

Nearby Attractions

  • Museo de Arte Italiano (750 metres)
  • Real Plaza Centro Cívico shopping mall (60 metres)
  • Museum of Art of Lima (550 metres)

Star Rating: 5*
Price: USD 121 – USD 758
Guest Rating: 8.1
Address: Paseo De La Republica 170, Lima City Centre, Lima, Peru

Hotel Beatricci

Hotel Beatricci

Located on the western reaches of Cercado de Lima, Hotel Beatricci offers a surprising amount of luxury for a very low price tag. You can opt for the Standard or Superior Matrimonial Room with a double or queen-size bed. However, you’d be remiss not booking one of the rooms with a two-person Jacuzzi or private sauna.

The hotel’s quiet, suburban setting reveals hidden local treasures such as shopping at the local market, Mercado Primero de Mayo, or dining at the casual La Caleta Del Norte restaurant. It’s also surrounded by historic monuments and local parks void of tourists. 

Nearby Attractions 

  • Huaca La Luz I monument (400 metres)
  • Legends Park zoo (2.2 kilometres)
  • Galicia Park (700 metres)

Star Rating: 2*
Price: USD 30 – USD 60
Guest Rating: 8
Address: Av Santa Gertrudis 529 Urb Pando Cercado de Lima, Lima City Centre, Lima, Peru

Hotel Location

History Unravels in a Sea of Culture in Lima

Lima’s past is certainly worth exploring, but its modern-day nightlife, beach and park culture and varied local and international dining is also a constant reminder of this city’s endless charm. These six districts all capture Lima’s diverse spirit while providing affordable hotels, many of which include on-site Peruvian restaurants, classically-adorned bars and spa services.

Where do you want to stay in Lima? Let us know in the comments below.

Author: Ben Stower

I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.

Ben Stower
I'm enamoured with travel, whether it's finding the quiet, local sanctuaries in touristic cities, venturing into rock vaults in a distant jungle or spending hours on a Spanish beach. I can't see an end to my travelling. Just another chapter and another story to tell.
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