The no-frills Bayview Hotel has a great location in the Miraflores district, within a few minutes' walk of the waterfront and Larcomar shopping center. The 24 basic rooms have old tube TVs, but do offer comfortable beds, lots of natural light, and in some, furnished balconies. The restaurant, which has outdoor seating in a nice garden, is a highlight, and the cozy lobby has a big flat-screen TV. The cheap minibar items, multiple freebies (Wi-Fi, an adequate buffet breakfast, on-site parking, a Pisco Sour at check-in), and excellent location make this colonial-style hotel a good value.
In the hopping Miraflores district, a couple blocks from shopping, dining, and nightlife
The Bayview Hotel is located on a quiet street a block from Larco, one of the main shopping, dining, and nightlife drags in the Miraflores neighborhood. Larcomar shopping center -- one of the main attractions in the area -- is a few minutes’ walk from the hotel and boasts impressive ocean views along with 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. Calle de Las Pizzas ("Pizza Street") is lined with pubs and bars that are filled with teenagers and young adults (especially on the weekends).
The beaches here are popular with surfers and sunbathers alike (especially during the hot summer months), and are a great alternative to walking around in unbearably warm weather. In general, the area is safe and is popular with Peruvians and international tourists.
35-minute drive to J Chavez International Airport
5-minute walk to the Larcomar shopping mall
4-minute drive to the Parque del Amor, a romantic park overlooking the Pacific Ocean
5-minute drive to the beach
5-minute drive to Miraflores Central Park and John F. Kennedy Park
10-minute drive to Huaca Pucllana, the only remaining pre-Incan ruin in the area
12-minute drive to Museo Amano, a museum of pre-Columbian artifacts