JW Marriott El Convento Cusco
What We Love
- Daily breakfast is included in the Jetsetter rate
- The hotel is an inspired combination of contemporary comforts and ancient architecture (impressive Inca stonework and a stunning colonial courtyard)
- Centrally located, just a few short blocks from Cusco’s main square
- Sumptuous marble bathrooms have both tubs and powerful rain showers
- Sipping a pisco sour in Qespi Bar
- The enormous spa has a heated indoor pool and offers a range of Inca-inspired treatments such as the Purification Sacrifice, which includes a warm chocolate wrap
What To Know
- Extra in-room oxygen (available for a fee) will help combat altitude sickness
- Children are welcome, but the hotel is better suited to couples
- Members will be charged a 18% IVA tax by the property upon check-in that is exempt to foreigners of Peru. To avoid this fee, be sure to provide documentation at the time of check-in
- A 10 percent resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Room Service
From the enormous 16th-century doorway to the opulent lobby, the hotel’s artful blend of old and new makes a bold first impression. After a painstaking six-year renovation, interiors reflect the 16th-century convent’s multilayered history, with impressive Inca stonework, a stunning colonial courtyard (the largest in Cusco) and a restored church wall in the modern Peruvian restaurant.
Bed and Bath
The 146 spacious rooms and seven suites mix contemporary comforts with tradition. Beds have luxe linens topped with handwoven throws, and 42-inch LCD TVs sit harmoniously alongside Spanish colonial–style artwork and dark wood furniture. Some rooms even have their original Incan stone walls. The sumptuous marble bathrooms have both tubs and powerful rain showers and are stocked with sweet-scented Aromatherapy Associates lotions and potions.
Peru is one of the world’s culinary hot spots, and the Pirqa restaurant serves up a contemporary take on local cuisine, with ancient architecture as a backdrop. Or try a more traditional approach to local fare, sitting around the open fire of the cozy and informal Nina Soncco Lounge before indulging in a pisco sour, Peru’s signature cocktail, in the Qespi Bar. After a hard day’s sightseeing, wind down at the 3,000-square-foot spa, with its sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and heated relaxation pool. Or try one of the treatments inspired by such Incan rituals as the Purification Sacrifice, which includes a warm chocolate wrap.
In the Area
Cusco’s ancient alleyways and cobbled streets were made for exploring on foot. Don’t miss the Plaza de Armas and its 16th-century cathedral, the Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun), and the artists of the San Blas neighborhood. The extraordinary Incan ruins of Sacsayhuamán and the market town of Pisac are also within easy reach. Shop for stylish alpaca scarves and knitwear at Kuna and Sol Alpaca and silver jewelry at Ilaria. Feast on Novo Andino cuisine at Limo, which overlooks the main square, and sample inventive cocktails at the Museo del Pisco bar.
How to Get There
We stayed two here two nights, one before and one after Machupicchu. I wish we could have stayed longer - the property is beautiful, the rooms comfortable and impeccable and the staff were the most hospitable, helpful and friendly that I have seen! We loved it and would absolutely return.
- breakfast buffet was delicious with ample choices/options
- the offer a tour of the facility every evening with a little insight into its history
- opportunity for children to play with/see baby Alpaca
-centrally located, walking distance to the cathedrals and restaurants
-stored our luggage while we were in aguas calientes and upon our return had our luggage waiting for us in the room which was a wonderful touch!
The hotel is converted from an old convent and is located conveniently only three blocks from city center, the plaza mayor. The room is quite comfortable (although not as large) but it has a coffee maker a cup but without spoon, and it has tea bag but without hot water heater. My room key suddenly failed and the new key failed in just 30 min later. By the way it charges an additional fee when you check in for breakfast for 2 although I am only myself,
The JW Marriott El Convento in Vusco was our hub for our Peru trip. We had three (3) multi-night stays in 3 weeks and the experience was incredible.
Fantastic service at every level: réception, concierge, restaurant, room; every aspect was perfect and every attention taken care of. Even while being discreet for my upcoming birthday during our stay, I even got a nice birthday cake delivered to my room with the complement of the manager.
The kids made a new friend with “Panchita”, the baby alpaca, who’s available for a visit every morning.
Really a reference. For sure a repeat.
I really can't imagine staying anywhere else in Cusco... the hotel is gorgeous, its close to everything and the staff are amazing. Every night they do a tour of the hotel - it's a must do! Great to hear the history and even more cool to learn that there were amazing excavation areas right down the hall from our room... nice to see the hotel care so much about preserving the history and making it a part of your stay. Our first night was on a Saturday so we got to enjoy the band, smores, wine and coffee out in the courtyard - it was a great relaxing way to start our trip! Truly just a perfect stay and one of my favorite hotels anywhere.
We loved our stay here, it is worth every cent for the service you get. Always greeted with a smile and the staff and willing to help you with anything and always go above and beyond. Joseph Corrogn and Diego were particularly great during both our stays here. Couldn’t recommend this enough for a comfortable stay in Cusco.