What We Love
- Art concierge: get private showings at most art galleries in the neighborhood
- Stellar Peruvian-Mediterranean restaurant and bar headed by renowned local chef Oscar Velarde
- Original architectural details including raised skylights, Italian marble and open balconies
What To Know
- Bring earplugs: Streetside rooms catch some road noise
- You’ll spend some time in Lima’s horrendous traffic to reach other parts of the city
- Those neighborhood views will have to wait: The rooftop, including the pool, remains unfinished
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
On one of Lima’s most historic streets, Hotel B is by far Lima’s hippest hotel. Designed by French architect Claude Sahut in 1914, it underwent a top-to-toe renovation that restored much of the original woodwork and layout, and added a modern three-story annex with a glass staircase and a vertical garden in an interior courtyard. The explorer’s club–style furniture mixes with the vast collection of contemporary sculptures, photographs of Andy Warhol and Peruvian pop art (on loan from Galeria Lucia del Puente, next door) that fills much of the common space and the guestrooms.
Bed and Bath
Each of the high-ceilinged rooms is unique in size and shape, though all have wood floors, beds with tufted headboards and their own small collection of original artwork. Bathrooms are more Old World, with off-white tiles and chrome-trimmed mirrors and faucets. Little extras, such as the necktie that serves as a Do Not Disturb sign and poems left on the pillow at turn-down, help make the experience memorable.
Chef Oscar Velarde, of renowned Lima restaurant La Gloria, is at the helm of the property’s streetside eatery. Done up in dark woods, with a long bar and small bistro tables, it offers primarily Peruvian-Mediterranean small plates, such as charcoal-grilled octopus and crostini with avocado and anchovies. Pair them with pints of Peruvian craft beer or South American wine by the glass. Aside from regular service, there’s also a lonche, a high society Peruvian teatime, included in the price of a stay.
In the Area
Art is at the center of the revival of this Lima ’hood, with famed fashion photographer Mario Testino’s MATE cultural center leading the way alongside nearby spots such as Galeria Lucia de la Puente, the city’s best-known contemporary art space, and Dédalo Arte, which has a vast collection of housewares, clothing and jewelry from a cooperative of independent designers. When in need of a recharge, stop by La Pescaderia for sustainable-minded ceviches and tiraditos, or Café Bisetti for Peruvian bean-to-cup coffees.
How to Get There
One of the best hotels we have stayed in. The staff are welcoming and willing to assist you with whatever you require. The rooms are gorgeous, and so is the artwork. The afternoon tea is wonderful and the location is perfect. I would highly recommend this hotel.
One of the best hotels we've ever stayed at ....from service to decor to comfort. What an amazing place! highly recommend it. It has a homy feel, with great service. We had dinner and breakfast at the restaurant which were also very good. The room had cathedral height ceilings, so airy.
Everyone talks about the bar at the Hotel B and it more than met expectations. Fabulous atmosphere. This is a great boutique hotel, right in the middle of Baranco - the art center of Lima, near great restaurants, and shops, the ocean, and fun areas to walk around and browse. The bedrooms are lovely - more like a personal bedroom than a hotel - but they are small so if space is important, pay up. Breakfast is a wonderful buffet. The best place to stay if you are spending a romantic weekend in Lima.