hotels near machu picchu

In general terms, Machu Picchu is located over the top of its namesake mountain in the rainforest, very far from everything. The city closest to him really is not a city, but a town, and it is called Aguas Calientes (8.5 km from Machu Picchu) The second-closest city to him is, again, a town, and it’s called Ollantaytambo (32 km from the Inca citadel) At last, the third-closest one is a city, properly said, and its name is Cusco (67 km from Machu Picchu) In the following article, together the experts of Machu Travel Peru, we’ll show you the best hotels near Machu Picchu. In other words, the hotels located on the same top of its namesake mountain and in Aguas Calientes town. You will see that the luxury, the comfort, and the good service doesn’t necessarily have to be located in a city. So, let’s begin!

The 10 best Machu Picchu hotels to experience

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

belmond sanctuary hotels near machu picchu
  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Address: Hiram Bingham Road, across from Machu Picchu entrance
  • Rooms: 32
  • Main services: Amazing views of Machu Picchu citadel, more time visiting the citadel, awesome orchids garden, its location
  • Telf: +51 1 610 8300
  • Website: Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Hotel

The top of the mountain where is Machu Picchu located, and its surroundings were declared a historic sanctuary in 1981 by the Peruvian government to conserve the flora and fauna of the area and protect them against invaders. However, a special hotel has its facilities inside the same protected area, just in front of the Machu Picchu entrance door, on the same mountain top. The location is its differential advantage and its name is Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge.

The hotel already existed before the creation of the historic sanctuary, and its facilities had to blend in with the environment so as not to cause many environmental impacts. Today, this is the most expensive hotel in the area, but the views and the experience of staying near the ruin will make up for the cost. The Belmond Sanctuary Lodge only has two floors that host 32 rooms and suites, some of which include terraces with amazing views of the Inca citadel.

All of them have gorgeous traditional fabrics, elegant wood and leather furnishings, and feature walk-in showers in marble bathrooms, and king-size or twin beds. But its biggest attraction is its beautiful gardens. These are home to more than 800 species of orchids, some of them indigenous to the region. In addition, the hotel offers private tours around the citadel, spa, and restaurant including the three food of the day in the reservation (due to its location, there are no other restaurant options in the area)

Sip a cocktail on the terrace and watch the sunset over one of the new world wonders. The restaurant features locally sourced food and the chefs prepare delicious Peru cuisine. Enjoy special privileges, remaining a little more at Machu Picchu in comparison to other visitors who have to waste time going down the mountain heading to their hotels in Aguas Calientes town.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

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  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Address: 110 Kilometer of Via Ferrea, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 81
  • Main services: Orchids garden, a butterfly garden with 250 species, an ecological hotel that uses recycled materials, and a private reserve of spectacled bears
  • Telf: + 51 84 211 122
  • Website: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Starting with the five-star hotels located in Aguas Calientes town, on the slopes of Machu Picchu mountain, we begin with the most recognized one in the town, the Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. Set on over 21 hectares of rainforest, close to the railways and the Vilcanota River, the hotel has one of the prettiest gardens you will experience in Peru, with more a 250 butterfly species and a great orchids collection. This tranquil retreat has eighty-one colonial-style huts made of wooden beams in ceilings, to enjoy beautiful blankets, Andean Alpaca bedspreads, bathrobes, and slippers made with recycled materials, cable TV, and iPod docks. In addition to terraces overlooking the large garden, fireplaces, marble bathrooms, and outdoor showers, all illuminated by warm lights at night. Perfect to enjoy a honeymoon in Machu Picchu.

As you can see, the hotel does not come cheap, but if you are looking for peace and quiet after your hectic tour to Machu Picchu, then this is the place for you. It is an ideal hotel to stay in both before or after visiting Machu Picchu. Also, the hotel consists of a spa, an Andean eucalyptus sauna, and an informal restaurant located abroad from the hotel facilities named “Cafe Inkaterra”, where delicious dishes of Alpaca meat, Andean cheese, trout, and more local ingredients are served. Besides international dishes.

In addition, the property offers many activities and excursions to enjoy, like excursions to the wonderful orchids garden, or to the private reserve of spectacled bears with internal professional tour guides. You can even enjoy of Personal babysitter for the little ones, prior reservation in advance. Precisely, the children receive a Kid’s Explorer Kit and can join music groups and other activities.

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

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  • Stars: 5 stars
  • Address: Avenida Hermanos Ayar Mz 1 Lote 3, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 62
  • Main services: Beautiful areas decorated with Inca themes and inspired by the 4 elements, earth, fire, water, and wind. Qunuq restaurant. Modern spa and sauna
  • Telf: +51 84 211 114
  • Website:

Another five-star hotel in Aguas Calientes that is worth a look at is the Hotel Sumaq Machu Picchu. This is located on the outskirts of Machu Picchu Pueblo, next to the Vilcanota River, and on the road used by the buses that take passengers heading to Machu Picchu. The hotel has 5 floors made up of the lobby, the restaurant, and sixty-two rooms. These have an Inca theme, decorations inspired by elemental substances of the earth, fire, water, and air, rich textiles, works of art, and faithful copies of Inca ceramics. The furniture is made of dark wood and Bordeaux-style fabric, the bathrooms are made of sand-colored marble blocks, besides a large TV, a mini bar with free groceries, and a coffee machine.

A warning about this hotel, make sure you get the front rooms with a view of the Vilcanota River, they are the best in the hotel. But, it is not only one of the best hotels to stay, but also one of the best restaurants in Aguas Calientes. The Qunuq restaurant is recognized for its Andean classic cuisine with local ingredients belonging to high-altitude zones, besides Pisco Sour and Ceviche preparation classes, and the opportunity to participate in the preparation of Pachamanca, a traditional Andean dish cooked under the earth.

In addition, its facilities include both a modern Spa with a sauna and Jacuzzi as well as a café-bar, a boutique, and Shamans who will see your luck by reading the Coca leaves, they will celebrate Andean ceremonies such as weddings and will give you a tour of the Inca citadel. Do not worry about the best time to visit Machu Picchu, since this hotel is appreciable throughout the year.

El Mapi by Inkaterra

inkaterra el mapi hotels near machu picchu
  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Address: Pachacutec avenue 109, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 130
  • Main services: Friendly atmosphere, excellent relationship between quality-price, organic restaurant, ingredients cultivated in its own orchard
  • Telf: +51 84 211 011
  • Website: El Mapi by Inkaterra

The El Mapi by InkaTerra is not as glamorous as its sister Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, but has a good relationship in quality-price. This is the second hotel owned by Inkaterra group within Aguas Calientes, we could say, in the heart of the town, very close to the train station and bus station (those that carry you to the top of the mountain, where the world wonder is located). The hotel has a really personal and friendly atmosphere with 122 rooms and 8 suites. Each of them has blackout curtains and large windows that allow perfect illumination. The rooms are decorated with a contemporaneous and minimalistic style that includes wood pine doors, simple but modern bathrooms with white tiles, granite floors, and a shower (without a bath) The bedding is soft and white. The suites have a little living room with a sofa bed.

For all these reasons, el Mapi offers comfortable accommodation at truly affordable prices. Also, the public areas are formed by a beautiful garden and whirlpool tubs. In addition, within its facilities, you can find a wonderful restaurant that serves different traditional dishes with organic ingredients cultivated in its own orchard, open from 04 am. Finally, the hotel spa with a massage treatment, the area of the social bar, and the shop of gifts with Andean fabrics and Alpaca wool scarves, will make your stay in the hotel, an unforgettable remember.

Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Boutique Hotel

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  • Stars: 4 stars
  • Address: Imperio de los Incas Street No. 608, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 30
  • Main services: Rooms with terraces and great views of the Vilcanota River, strategic location, private bathrooms of slate stone, and granite sink
  • Telf: +51 84 211 118
  • Website:

Following in the town of Aguas Calientes you can find the four-star Casa del Sol Machu Picchu boutique hotel. We assure your comfort and peace if you chose this hotel in your Machu Picchu tours programs. The hotel has an unbeatable location, very close to the train station (less than 30 meters of distance) and to the bus station heading to Machu Picchu (less than 40 meters). Also, the hotel building is erected very close to the Vilcanota River, obtaining the majority of its rooms with an unbeatable view of this lively river.

Its 30 rooms are decorated with Inca themes and colors (ocher, gold, red), with polished wood floors, ecological products in their bathrooms, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and a safe deposit box. But, their bathrooms are another world, these are made of slate stone and granite sinks. All these factors make its interior, a warm and friendly atmosphere. The best rooms have large windows with amazing views of the Vilcanota River, beside outdoor terraces. The k’intu Spa Hotel offers massages with elaborate techniques and exotic oils made from local ingredients. Finally, the delicious Manka Resto-Bar will assure to prove you the best of Peruvian and international cuisine and drinks.

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu

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  • Stars: 3 stars
  • Address: Imperio de Los Incas Street extension E – 34, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 53
  • Main services: Excellent location, great views of Vilcanota River, perfect relationship quality-price, a beautiful coffee shop
  • Telf: +51 84 211 017
  • Website: Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu

Without a doubt, Aguas Calientes is the best town near Machu Picchu (only 8.5 km from the Inca citadel), since the closest city is Cusco (67 km from Machu Picchu). But, this town has more luxury hotel options than the Imperial City and the Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu is another great example. The hotel belongs to the Peruvian hotel chain Casa Andina which has only one objective, to put hotels of high quality in the farthest Peru areas, to promote tourism. In Aguas Calientes, Casa Andina breaks the rule with this great hotel of 3-stars.

Its location is strategic, on one side of the railways (in consequence, very close to the train station), and very close to the Vilcanota River. For this reason, its 53 rooms distributed on 5 floors have great views of the river and the town. Also, each one of them is equipped with comfortable beds, flat-screen TV with cable, and safe, private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries. In addition, the hotel includes a buffet breakfast in its exclusive restaurant, reception service 24 hrs, free Wi-Fi in all rooms, a bar, a coffee shop, luggage storage, laundry service, and currency exchange. If you want to visit Machu Picchu in an economical way, but without losing the good service, this hotel can be the best complementary, due to its relationship of quality-price.

Hatun Inti Boutique

hatun inti hotels near machu picchu
  • Stars: 3 stars
  • Address: Imperio de los Incas Avenue s/n, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 33
  • Main services: Transfers IN and OUT from the train station, large and comfortable rooms, rooms with terraces and whirlpool tubs
  • Telf: +51 84 211 365
  • Website: Hatun Inti Boutique

The Hatun Inti Boutique is another great example 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes, the hotel conserves a traditional style without losing the modern services that offer. Its location is centric, very close to the train station, and to the CONSETTUR bus station, with a great view of the Vilcanota River. The hotel has 33 large and comfortable rooms with TV flat screens, fireplace, upholstered armchairs, desks, private bathrooms, shower, jacuzzi, with a hair dryer. The most luxurious of them have wonderful river views through terraces and whirlpool tubs.

The general services include free Wi-Fi, free transfer from the train station to the hotel and vice-versa, free coffee and infusions, room service 24 hours, currency exchange, luggage storage, safe, and breakfast included in the reservation. A perfect hotel in price-quality relationship terms if you want to visit in 2 days visiting Machu Picchu (that is a recommendable number of days to visit it. One day, visit the Inca Citadel, and the next day visits one of its mountains)

Taypikala Boutique Machu Picchu

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  • Stars: 3 stars
  • Address: Pachacutec Avenue 808, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 22
  • Main services: Located in a peaceful and quiet zone, suites with hydro massage bathtub and 3D TVs, restaurant with Novo Andean cuisine
  • Telf: + 51 84 211 060
  • Website: Taypikala Boutique Machu Picchu

If you want peace and quiet, without sacrificing high prices, the Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu was made for you. The hotel is located in the high zones of Aguas Calientes town, 200 meters from Manco Capac Plaza (The town’s main square). But, don’t worry, the town is very small, and it is easy to get to any place, like the train station, the bus station, and the central market. The hotel building is rustic and minimalist, with charming Andean decoration. Its 22 rooms are large and modern with large windows that assure great light, besides wood and bamboo furniture, free Wi-Fi (in public areas too), flat screen TV LED, buffet breakfast (included in the reservation), and views to the Machu Picchu mountain.

The suites have all services mentioned, besides a hydro massage bathtub and 3D TVs. In addition, the hotel structure has a nice garden and a restaurant that offers a buffet breakfast every day and serves the best of the Novo Andean cuisine (dishes with Peruvian ingredients and cooked with international cuisines techniques). The 24-hrs reception service assures transfer IN and OUT from the train station to the hotel for the guests. The massage session is another characteristic that you cannot miss in this hotel. You have been informed.

Gringo Bills Hotel

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  • Stars: 2 stars
  • Address: Colla Raymi Street 104, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 40
  • Main services: Large and luminous rooms, family hotel, some rooms with terrace, jacuzzi, and hydromassage bathtub, family rooms interconnected
  • Telf: +51 84 211 046
  • Website:

If you are a lover of history, not only of Machu Pìcchu but also of the first lodges that were situated in Aguas Calientes Town, you have to stay in the Gringo Bill’s Hotel Machu Picchu. The hotel has been working since 40 years ago, when Margarita Valencia and William Kaiser founded it with only 3 rooms. Now, Margarita and her son, Lawrence, manage the hotel. And, although it is less formal than the big 5, 4, or 3-star hotels, you also find comfort, peace, and charm in each one of its 40 rooms.

The hotel is located on one side of the Manco Capac main square, on the same slope as Machu Picchu mountain. The large and luminous rooms are distributed on several floors and levels and have traditional decorations with ceramic floors, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV. Also, these have private bathrooms. The most modern rooms are located on superior levels and the guest will have to climb stairs to reach them (the property does not have an elevator) The most expensive rooms have a terrace with a pool view, jacuzzi, and hydro massage bathtub. In addition, the families have family rooms interconnected. On the other side, the public areas are formed by a lounge with family games, an outdoor pool, and cable TV. If you stay here, you will feel at home.

Waman Hotel

waman hotels near machu picchu
  • Stars: 2 stars
  • Address: Wiracocha Street 202, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
  • Rooms: 31
  • Main services: New hotel with modern facilities, bathrooms with jacuzzi, Anka restaurant on its 6º floor with large windows, flat-screen TV with cable
  • Telf: +51 84 626 411
  • Website:

If you are planning a trip to Machu Picchu and are looking for a new hotel with its new infrastructure, Waman Hotel is for you. With its 6 floors, the hotel offer comfort and good service at a low cost. The hotel is located in the same center of Aguas Calientes town, close to the train, bus stations, the central market, and the hot spring of the town. The building is new and hosts 31 rooms, each one flat-screen TV with cable, a safe deposit box, a minibar, free Wi-Fi, bathrooms with jacuzzi, hot water shower, and free toiletries.

The decoration of the hotel is contemporaneous and minimalist. Also, the restaurant Anka is situated on the 6º floor with large windows to get the best views of the town. There, the buffet breakfast is served every day and is free for guests. Other hotel services are computers with free internet access, the 24 hrs reception service, and luggage storage.


A trip to Machu Picchu and Peru is something to cross off the bucket list, so book your trip to Peru today, the country is waiting for you with a warm smile and open arms. We hope together with the specialists of Machu Travel Peru to have been of help. If you want to know more about the different tours of Machu Travel Peru, you can contact us. There are many more hotels in the town of Aguas Calientes, some are reasonably priced, and some are expensive. All the hotels close to Machu Picchu are centrally located, so you will not have to worry about being far away from town. So take the time to find the best hotels in Machu Picchu.

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