Thursday, January 18, 2018

Top 5 Hotels in Lima - Best Rated!

The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center
San Isidro, Lima, Lima Region
The Westin Lima Hotel

  • Rooms are chic with floor-to-ceiling windows, marble bathrooms, and a wood-and-neutral tone decor theme
  • Top-notch spa, and a sleek indoor pool
  • Two tasty restaurants, two cool bars, and 24-hour room service
  • Large, well-lit fitness center, and a yoga studio
  • Rooms have iPod docks and flat-screen TVs
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Beach access requires a drive
  • Dim lighting in hallways does not appeal to all
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line: Opened in 2011, the Westin Lima Hotel is one of the newest and (with 301 rooms) largest hotels in the city. It's located on the outskirts of San Isidro, and though its focus may be on business travelers (it's home to the largest meeting facility in Peru) its upscale, resort-like feel appeals to others as well. The hotel features a top-notch spa, a sleek indoor pool, a large fitness center, and multiple dining options, including a chic bar and a restaurant with a popular breakfast buffet. The rooms have a mod, masculine vibe, with furniture in shades of brown, sleek lines, and modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and iPod docks -- but some find the vibe taken a tad too far, as the dimly lit, sexy halls can be difficult to navigate.

Swissotel Lima
San Isidro, Lima, Lima Region
Swissotel Lima


  • Located in the moneyed business district of San Isidro
  • Spacious rooms with minibars, espresso machines, and LCD TVs
  • Attractive connected indoor/outdoor pool with wood sundeck
  • Full-service spa with whirlpools, a sauna, and steam room 
  • Individually decorated Swiss, Mediterranean, and Japanese restaurants
  • Gym includes modern cardio equipment with individual screens
  • Lobby bar plus casual deli and cafe; 24 hour room service 
  • Business center with a copy machine and free property-wide Wi-Fi
  • Concierge service, currency exchange, and other high-end services
  • Child friendly rooms feature toys and kids' decor
  • Pet friendly (extra fee)
  • Rooms not included in 2015 renovation aren't quite as modern
  • Location more ideal for business travelers than tourists
  • Breakfast does not come standard with room rate

Bottom Line: The 345-room luxury Swissotel Lima is a business-oriented hotel situated in the affluent business district of San Isidro. With a 2015 renovation, the hotel added over 100 guest rooms, plus meeting rooms, a new gym and full-service spa, and a posh connected indoor/outdoor pool with a wood patio. There's also a lobby bar and five restaurants, including Swiss, Mediterranean, and Japanese restaurants decorated to match the fare. Rooms are spacious with huge bathrooms and modern amenities like minibars, espresso machines, and free Wi-Fi, though rooms not included in the renovation aren't quite as stylish and modern as the updated options. Travelers looking for a more intimate luxury hotel might consider the Country Club Lima Hotel, which features more traditional decor and country-club access.

Belmond Miraflores Park
Miraflores District, Lima, Lima Region
Belmond MirafloresPark


  • Stately lobby and bar, with dark wood details and chandeliers
  • Large rooms with incredible views and elegant furnishings
  • Saunas or Roman tubs in some rooms
  • Spacious bathrooms with rain showerheads
  • Stunning views from rooftop pool and chic sundeck
  • Modern fitness center with plenty of machines
  • Delicious Japanese and Peruvian fusion cuisine at Mesa 18
  • Full-service Zest Spa uses indigenous products from the Amazon
  • Calm location on the water
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Rates are among the highest in Lima
  • Restaurant and bar are expensive
  • Surroundings not as pedestrian-friendly as other Miraflores hotels
  • Some guest complaints of lackluster housekeeping
  • Some complaints of slow Wi-Fi connection
  • Lacks local flavor
  • Room decor is dated

Bottom Line: This luxury property may be the stateliest hotel in Lima, with a wood-paneled lobby and a chic rooftop pool deck featuring amazing ocean and city views. Rooms are elegant, with royal blue upholstery, gold-toned accents, Italian sheets, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and rain showerheads in the marble bathrooms. But they're not quite as luxurious as one might expect for the price, and could use an update. The hotel's Miraflores location is superb, near both the enormous Larcomar mall and the beach.

Casa Andina Private Collection - Miraflores
Miraflores District, Lima, Lima Region
Casa Andina Private Collection - Miraflores

  • Clean rooms with comfortable beds and plenty of light
  • Indoor, rooftop pool with waterfall feature
  • Delicious food at Alma Cocina Viva Restaurant
  • 24-hour room service
  • Business center has 4 computers with free Internet access
  • Full-service Joop Salon
  • Small fitness center with modern equipment
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
  • Some bathrooms look a bit drab and dated
  • Rates are a bit high, given the hotel's appearance

Bottom Line: The Casa Andina Private Collection could be considered one of the top hotels in Lima, if it weren't for the lackluster decor. Rooms feel somewhat bland (despite the Peruvian artwork throughout), but they are huge across the board and have flat-screen TVs, plentiful natural light, and comfortable beds. The Imperial Suite has a decidedly more luxe bathroom than the rest, as it features a marble Jacuzzi tub and separate shower. Solid amenities, such as the indoor rooftop pool, Joop Salon, and fitness center with modern equipment, help the property stand out from its competitors. It's a good pick for business travelers and couples alike.

Delfines Hotel & Casino
San Isidro, Lima, Lima Region
Delfines Hotel Casino

  • Convenient location for business travelers
  • Many amenities, including a pool, spa, and fitness center
  • Peruvian fine dining at Oceanus Restaurant, and a vaulted ceiling and more casual fare at Delphos Bistro
  • Cocktails and appetizers at Oceanus Lounge
  • Clean, bright rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players
  • Some rooms overlook the golf course
  • On-site casino for entertainment
  • A coffee shop serving a variety of coffee drinks (including spiked concoctions) and pastries
  • Outdoor pool area is small and slightly outdated
  • Dolphins advertised on the hotel website are no longer there (apparently due to the small pool they were kept in)
  • Noise from lobby and restaurants can travel up to lower level rooms
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line: 
The 206-room Delfines Hotel attracts business travelers with its many meeting spaces and business-friendly location. Rooms are typical of a business-oriented, upscale hotel: They are clean and updated -- with flat-screen TVs and DVD players -- but decor, though fresh, is relatively bland, and there is a pesky fee for Wi-Fi. There are plenty of on-site amenities, including a coffee shop, a casino for nightly entertainment, a small outdoor pool, a spa, and a fitness center. The most notable feature used to be the dolphin aquarium (delfines means dolphins in Spanish), but it no longer holds dolphins; the tank itself can still be viewed by patrons at Oceanus Restaurant, Oceanus Lounge, and Delphos Bistro.