Aguas Calientes, also know as Machupicchu or Machupicchu Pueblo, is the bustling town that sits below the ruins of Machu Picchu. The town was named Aguas Calientes by the Spanish as there are hot springs in and around the area.
Today there are literally 100s of accommodation options in Aguas Calientes. Choosing the right hotel or hostel can be confusing.
Below we have tried to simplify matters based on ours and our readers experiences of hotels in the town. We have separated our analysis of best hotels in Aguas Calientes into three categories – Cheap and Cheerful, More Comfort, and Premium and Luxury – which will help you find a reliable and comfortable hotel that suits your budget.
Cheap and Cheerful Hotels ($30-$70 per night)
Ecopackers Machupicchu Hostel (see reviews)
El Tambo Machupicchu (see reviews)
El Tambo Machupicchu is a super central hotel that is incredibly affordable.
There are no bells and whistles, but you get a comfortable, clean room and basic amenities.
Casa Machu Picchu (see reviews)
Okay, Casa Machu Picchu is seriously budget so I would only recommend it if you are on a super tight budget.
Rooms are very basic and general vibe ain't that great. But it's a fine place to rest your head if you don't have too much money.
More Comfort Hotels ($70-$150 per night)
Panorama B&B (see reviews)
Hotel La Cabaña Machu Picchu (see reviews)
Hotel La Cabaña Machu Picchu is a really nice 3-star hotel that is centrally located. The hotel is tasteful decorated and the rooms and very comfortable. The hotel is also a short walk from the hot springs.
The on-site restaurant is pretty good as well.
Hotel Taypikala Machupicchu (see reviews)
Premium & Luxury Hotels ($150+ per night)
Casa del Sol Machupicchu (see reviews)
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (see reviews)
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Aguas Calientes. An excellently presented 5 star hotel with awesome facilities and impeccable service. My wife and I were lucky enough to spend 2 nights at Inkaterra, all expenses paid, and can attest that it exceeded our expectations.
Alas, it is not cheap!
Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel (see reviews)
Okay, a confession, I haven't stayed at the Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel personally, but I know the hotel well as I have had drinks and dinner there frequently in the past. The hotel offers everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel, and it's cheaper than the Inkaterra!
Definitely try the traditional guinnea pig dish at the à la carte Qunuq Restaurant!
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References: (1) TripAdvisor, (2) Personal Experience, (3) Agoda, (4) Hotels.com