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
Very comforting, great clean rooms, indoor pool area was nice. Morning breakfast buffet was GREAT!!! Service was very good. Great place to rest after exhausting excursions of Machu Picchu, moray and rainbow mountain!!!
While staying in Cusco a visit to the spa is recommended. Great service from Harem and Ivoni. Great way to relax after a trip to Machu Picchu or other excursions. The friendliness of staff at this hotel and the attention to detail is exceptional.
Everyone at this hotel from the management to check in to Doormen to restaurant and bar staff were so friendly and helpful. The quality of service is impeccable, rooms well appointed and clean. Highly recommended - worth visiting Cusco for this hotel alone.
The place to visit and relax or work, however there was a big issue. Loved the decor and renovations. Luxurious couches near the fire and amazing breakfast. Staff were nice and upgraded my room on the first stay after double booking me and letting me into someone else's room accidentally. Poor lady. Unfortunately I had troubles with airline bookings and a phone cost of $80 usd for two hours at the Marriott Lima turned into over $500 at this hotel for one hour less time! And that was after arguing with staff. Wow. My most expensive call of my life so beware don't use their phones.
My wife and I stayed here. Loved it. Free desserts brought to room for my bday and our anniversary and just for it being our last night. Staff very friendly. Diego was great. Breakfast was amazing. Super happy to help with luggage when he checked out to visit Machu Picchu. Highly recommend. Perfect location. Helpful with navigating taxi to train and airport.