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
Even though I have stayed many luxury hotels, but this JW Marriott Cusco still amazes me at the first visit.
a very warm welcome was given when stepping in the lobby with the hot coca tea.
After a super fast checkin, I was guided into my room immediately and Wendel told me all the in-room equipments includes the most important thing: auto oxygen generator, this is to make people feel comfortable when rest in the room in a 3400 meters altitude city!
then I joined the evening monk event which was also very interesting.
Over all this is a great luxury hotel plus kindest services people make this place special. I would definitely comeback again!
This is one of the nicest hotels I have ever stayed at...very professional at check in. I was able to get an amazing upgraded room...amazing. The breakfast couldnt have been better...People from all over the world at the bar/restaurant every evening talking about their day. This location is very walkable to anything you want to see. Watch out for the cars on the street they are not to interested in slowing down if you are walking across the street. The downside is the extra BS resort fee charge. ..I did use the free laundry which worked out very well
The hotel is sublime. its rich history as a monastery and its perfect location near the main plaza. our room was spacious modern full of high-end amenities like oxygen pumped into the rooms to help you adjust to the high altitude, the breakfast was worth of brunch fit for special occasion daily. The staff was helpful and kind as you would expect from Peruvians
We loved the Marriott because 1) the location is ideal (right off the main plaza) 2) the breakfast was superb and 3) they pipe in oxygen to the rooms which helped a lot with altitude issues and allowed us to get a good night's sleep. The folks at the front desk were extremely welcoming and helpful. Abel at the Concierge desk was a great help with reservations and recommendations on sightseeing . Just a terrific property.
Overall, the hotel itself was superb and it has been beautifully renovated. The staff were all very accommodating with our requests (i.e. to go breakfast on our tour day and extra Peruvian pink salt for the bathtub). The reason why I knock off three stars is because of the last night of the stay. I woke up ~3am to the sound of what I thought at that moment to be fireworks. This noise continued for the next few hours; I was generally able to fall back asleep but my travel companion was unable to do so. Upon my review of the property later that morning, it appeared this noise had something to do with repair work on the roof (i.e. dropping or placing of tile) as there was scaffolding in the atrium. Ultimately, it’s unacceptable to be doing construction work at 3am which creates enough noise to wake your guests. I wish I could recommend this property (aside from the above issue our stay was flawless) but please be aware of potential late night construction.