Oyster knows what travelers look for in their hotels. When we review properties around the world, we evaluate how every feature stacks up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for luxury in Lima, and get inspired!
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, 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.
The historic Country Club Lima Hotel blends classic elegance with modern comfort. This 83-room property feels upscale with classic decor, wood accents, and updated amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs. Palatial bathrooms are gorgeous and many feature separate soaking tubs. Features here include a small but intimate outdoor pool, small fitness room, and guest privileges at the 18-hole Lima country Club. There is also an excellent restaurant, Perroquet Restaurant, and the English Bar serves some of the best cocktails in Lima.
The 244-room Swissotel can have steep prices, but it's also one of the best four-pearl hotels in upscale San Isidro. Other than the standard rooms, all rooms grant access to the Executive Lounge, which includes Internet access and free breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and an open bar during cocktail hour. Rooms have massive flat-screen TVs and spacious marble bathrooms, and the hotel maintains a luxurious vibe throughout, from the rooms to the restaurants to the fitness center.
The 134-room Sonesta El Olivar is a high-end choice in the upscale residential neighborhood of San Isidro. Aside from its safe, walkable location, the hotel stands out for its long list of on-site amenities: a fitness center, a salon, a business center with free coffee and cookies, a spacious rooftop pool, two tasty restaurants, and 24-hour room service. Rooms, while not as luxurious as one may expect from a four-pearl hotel (mainly due to their beige-heavy décor and some dated furniture), are large and have massive flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, minibars, and fresh flowers.
This is an upscale property in San Isidro that caters primarily to business travelers. Attractive, spacious rooms feature flat-screen TVs, large desks, dark wood headboards, and marble bathrooms. Although this hotel has just 75 rooms, it has the features of a larger property, including a fitness center and a rooftop pool. Additional amenities include 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and a large business center. Business travelers might also appreciate the prime business district location.
This luxury property may be one of the stateliest hotels 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.
There are plenty of on-site amenities at Delfines Hotel & Casino, including a coffee shop, a casino for nightly entertainment, a small outdoor pool, a spa, and a fitness center. Rooms are clean and updated -- with flat-screen TVs and DVD players -- but decor, though fresh, is relatively bland. The most notable feature used to be the dolphin aquarium, but it no longer holds dolphins.
This upscale hotel is located in safe and quiet San Isidro, a couple of blocks from the business district. Spacious, clean rooms offer up-to-date touches, such as flat-screen TVs, stocked mini-fridges, and large work desks; decor is contemporary, albeit generic. Highlights include an outdoor pool that is small, but lovely, underground parking, and a chic restaurant serving local cuisine in minimalist surroundings. Its location is convenient for business travelers, but tourists might prefer a more happening location, such as neighboring Miraflores.