Outer courtyard

At a glance

  • A restored 16th-Century convent
  • Original Inca walls
  • Exceptional restaurant

JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

4.5

A luxurious hotel with a rich history and unique style.

As you step through the impressive stone archway at the entrance of this welcoming hotel you will feel as though you have been transported to another era. Formerly a 16th-Century convent that was built on top of Inca walls, this outstanding hotel is drenched in history and combines modern comfort and style with ancient architecture and tradition.

Away from the busy streets of the city, this remarkable hotel offers a tranquil and charming retreat that pays homage to its rich history. With its vaulted ceilings, stone columns and arches, the hotel epitomises refined elegance and the ubiquitous stone and dark wood is complemented with splashes of colour in the shape of plants, floral displays and Inca print cushions. The corridors face a beautiful colonial courtyard – the largest in the city – which provides an elegant setting for breakfast.

The hotel prides itself in its warm, personalised service and these high standards continue throughout, from the hand-crafted colonial-style furniture to the exquisite cuisine. Two stylish restaurants offer traditional Peruvian delicacies and the bar serves tasty snacks to accompany classic pisco sours. After a busy day of local exploration, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool or Jacuzzi, located inside the beautiful spa, where you can unwind with an Inca-inspired treatment. Don't miss the chance to learn about the history of the site with a visit to the two exhibition rooms in the basement. Here you can view a small exhibit of the colonial and Inca walls which were uncovered during the hotel's renovation as well as some archaeological artefacts.

The stylish rooms feature a classic Andean design and bespoke furniture. They can be enriched with oxygen to help you acclimatise to the high altitude. Classic Inca Rooms feature a living area and Classic Inca Wall Rooms feature an original Inca wall. Opt for a Courtyard Terrace Room for your own balcony with views over the attractive courtyard or one of the spacious  Luxury Suite for a spearate living area.

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Key information

Right in the centre of the city, just a 5-minute walk from the Plaza de Armas, Cuzco Cathedral and a number of other attractions including the Qoricancha and the Convent of Santo Domingo

Airport transfer time: Approx. 15 minutes from Cuzco airport
Rooms: 153

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 11th in the Top 25 Hotels in Peru.

Accommodation information

153 rooms and suites

Activities

• Visit the superb Incan fortress of Sacsayhuamán, made from massive stone blocks and only 10 minutes' drive away • Stroll down to Cuzco's main square, Plaza de Armas, for a taste of the city's historic architecture

Dining

Restaurant, bar, lounge

*Denotes local charge