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 family trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top kid-friendly picks in Lima, and get inspired!
The Westin Lima, located on the outskirts of San Isidro, may focus on business travelers, but it's a great upscale pick for families as well. Several room types can come with two queen beds, cribs can be provided upon request, and connecting rooms are available. There's also a sleek indoor pool that kids can enjoy (though those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.) There are two excellent restaurants, a popular breakfast buffet in the mornings, and 24-hour room service. The sleek rooms have have flat-screen TVs and iPod docks. Babysitting services can be arranged through the hotel.
This luxury hotel in San Isidro accommodates families in a number of ways. Several room types come with two full beds; cribs are available; and high chairs can be set up at any of the restaurants. Kids may enjoy the small outdoor pool. This 83-room property feels upscale with classic decor, wood accents, and up-to-date amenities such as iPod docks and flat-screen TVs.
Families may appreciate the location of this stately luxury property, near both the enormous Larcomar mall and the beach. It has a wood-paneled lobby and a chic rooftop pool deck featuring amazing ocean and city views. The big 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. Rollaway beds, connecting rooms, and cribs are on offer, and the TVs, though small, are hooked up to DVD players (so be sure to pack a few of your children's favorite movies.) The outdoor rooftop pool is open to kids.
Sonesta El Olivar is an excellent four-pearl choice for families. Several room types come with two queen beds, and rollaway beds, cribs, and connecting rooms are available. Suites come with one king bed in a separate bedroom and microwaves. 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.
The Casa Andina Private Collection has big rooms with flat-screen TVs, Peruvian artwork, plentiful natural light, and comfortable beds. Flexible sleeping arrangements make this a good pick for families; Triple Rooms have three full beds, other categories have two full beds, and cribs and rollaway beds are on offer. There's an indoor rooftop pool which kids may enjoy, and an excellent restaurant with a dedicated kids' menu (sample items include pizza, chicken nuggets, and cheeseburgers.)
The Doubletree El Pardo is a solid mid-range option for families in Miraflores. Rooms at this chain property are fairly generic, but they're comfortable and contemporary, with flat-screen TVs, great beds, and minibars. Numerous room categories come with two queen or two double beds; rollaway beds and cribs are available; and suites offer extra space and conveniences such as kitchenettes with microwaves. The stand-out features here are the rooftop indoor pool and the free parking, both of which are relatively rare in Lima.
This 20-room boutique hotel is located in quiet and safe Embassy District in the exclusive neighborhood of San Isidro. It has a pleasant (but small) dipping pool and sundeck in the courtyard, a solid bistro on-site, and freebies such as Wi-Fi and breakfast buffet. Spacious and bright rooms have high-tech amenities and contemporary decor with pops of color. Families might want to check out the Duo Suite, which is a duplex unit with a separate bedroom; a living area with a pull-out sofa; a microwave; and a small terrace. Cribs and rollaway beds are available. But the hotel is not within walking distance of any major tourist sights, and bathrooms need an update.