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In the hopping Miraflores district, near shopping, dining, and nightlife
The Mariel Hotel is located on a busy street a couple of blocks from Miraflores Central Park. It is a short drive from Larcomar shopping center, with impressive ocean views and a wide array of stores, restaurants, and bars.
Most visitors to Lima flock straight to Miraflores, which is widely known for its shopping, gardens, well-maintained parks, and beaches. It's one of Lima's more upscale areas, and is a cultural center with theaters, galleries, and cinemas. The neighborhood is home to many hotels, cafes, pubs, restaurants, and stores. Calle de Las Pizzas ("Pizza Street") is lined with pubs and bars that are popular for nightlife (especially on the weekends). The lovely beaches are a great alternative to walking around in unbearably warm weather of the summer months.
The mid-range Mariel Hotel has a central location on the eastern side of the lively Miraflores district. All 40 rooms have flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, and comfortable beds with fluffy duvets. Rooms also have air-conditioning and Wi-Fi, and 24-hour room service is available. The on-site restaurant serves Peruvian and international cuisine, and the lounge is a nice spot to grab a Pisco Sour at night. A good breakfast buffet is included in the nightly rate. Overall, this is a good pick for the location and the clean, appealing rooms.