Staying in the Downtown may not seem to be a good idea at first sight. But it could in fact end up being a great idea. Usually downtown in every city is crowded, which means noisy and with high traffic. But it also means lots of people, which could mean more chances to make new friends and enjoy your stay.
The other good thing of staying downtown is that most of the city's historic sites. Prices at restaurants and fast-food places are also significantly cheaper here than in other Lima districts, and if you need to explore other places, you can always walk to the Central Station and catch the Metropolitano Bus.
Regarding nightlife, Lima Downtown has a nightlife of its own. As you would in any other major city, use your common sense and be careful.
We offer here a selection of our Top 10 Picks Hotels in Lima Downtown, all of then very close to the Plaza Mayor or Plaza de Armas (Main Square), and there's one for every budget. We recommend these hotels in the downtown: Sheraton Lima Hotel and Casino, located just in front of the Metropolitano Central Station: Gran Hotel Bolivar, at the beautiful Plaza San Martin; San Agustín Riviera, near the local geek's paradise; Maury and Hotel Carrera are also interesting choices.
Among the most budget friendly ones, let´s mention Señorio Gran Hotel, Hotel Continental, Hostal de las Artes, España (very frequented by backpackers), and The Clifford Hotel.
Paseo De La Republica 170
Tradition and quality in the city center... read more
Jiron de la Union 958
Avenida Garcilaso de la Vega 981
Jr Chancay 875
Located in the historical downtown... read more
Very central location, basic services... read more
With an excellent restaurant and bar... read more
Parque Hernan Velarde 27
Like a home far away from your own home... read more