Lima is the capital city of Peru and a is one of the gay-friendliest place in South America along with Cusco on the Andes Mountains. We will find most of the accomodation to be suitable for gay couples in Gay Friendly Hotels Cusco.
In Peru, consensual same-sex sexual activity has been legal since the enactment of the 1924 Penal Code. From 1836 to 1838, the Bolivian Penal Code, which was imposed by General Andrés de Santa Cruz when the Peru–Bolivian Confederation was established, did not expressly prohibit homosexuality.
Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once capital of the Inca Empire, and is now known for its archaeological remains and Spanish colonial architecture. Plaza de Armas is the central square in the old city, with arcades, carved wooden balconies and Inca wall ruins. The baroque Santo Domingo Convent was built on top of the Inca Temple of the Sun (Qoricancha), and has archaeological remains of Inca stonework.
Top attractions to visit in Cusco
Best Day Trips in Cusco
- Machu Picchu Day Trip from Cusco
- Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, Awanacancha & Ollantaytambo Tour
- Best of Sacred Valley Day Tour Small Group: Pisac, Maras, Moray & Ollantayambo
- Humantay Lake Tour from Cusco
- Day Tour to Maras, Moray and Salt Flats from Cusco
1. Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cusco
Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel is located in front of the Koricancha, in central Cusco. The central train station is within walking distance. Free high-speed WiFi is provided throughout the entire property. Buffet breakfast is served daily.
The stylish and modern rooms provide heating and cable TV. There is a choice of twin, or double, beds. All feature quality linen and spacious bathrooms. Oxygen and coca tea can be provided in the suites upon request to help with the effects of Cusco’s high altitude.
The restaurant serves both local and international cuisine. There is also a bar, where you can relax with a drink and superb view. Unlimited local calls and Pisco lessons are offered.
Considered a historic landmark, Palacio del Inka is a five-centuries-old mansion located in the heart of downtown Cusco. Our unique hotel’s captivating design embraces historical aspects of our Peruvian culture while maintaining world-class luxury and modern conveniences. Here you’ll find stone archways, authentic Hispanic art, and ornate gilded antiques. Join us for a delectable meal at Inti Raymi, our hotel’s on-site restaurant serving an array of epicurean cuisine or enjoy a selection of wines curated by our Master Sommelier. Harmonize your body and soul with a signature treatment or massage at our luxurious Andes Spirit Spa. Each of our unique guest rooms and suites is fashioned with traditional colonial decor and a rich color palette evocative of the local Peruvian heritage. Directly across from Koricancha, meaning “Temple of the Sun,” our luxury hotel is just minutes from the shops and museums in the main square. Discover the enriching experiences of Cusco, Perú at Palacio del Inka.
Palacio del Inka is one of the best luxury hotels in Cusco – it’s one of Starwood’s Luxury Brands and the place is like a huge museum.
You can spend hours just walking around the large hallway area, set around a colonial courtyard.
We stayed in the Suite which was well worth it. The dining area had plenty of space to work and the bed a massive welcome after the 4 days Inca Trail. The staff knew who we were despite it being a large hotel with many rooms and were always friendly and super welcoming to us as a gay couple.
One of the highlights for us was the breakfast – really impressive. The fresh juices were delicious, they have buffet style and eggs made to order. Everything fresh and delicious. The evening has a delicious taster menu at the restaurant, which is fusion Peruvian ingredients and well worth checking out.
Palacio del Inka is, indeed, luxury, and worth splurging out last two nights in Peru. They’ve incorporated the Incan architecture beautifully on the first floor in the bar/lounge, and our room was quiet, clean, with a fantastic view of Qorikancha. The tv also had international channels for a little comfort of home.
As gay travelers, the staff (doormen, porters, front desk) were extremely polite and respectful; however, the person at the concierge disappeared for a good 30 minutes after we called for a taxi to take us around the Sacred Valley.
The hotel itself is beautiful, and one of the best place you can stay in Cusco, ideally located near the center, well staffed ,and well maintained. The place really adds to one’s stay.
The restaurant is very good, with few but interesting wines on the menu, and the breakfast buffet is both diverse and opulent, actually a high point of the say both in quality and quantity.
The spa installation is nice but the services offered a very standard. This is not the place where you’ll get the massage that changes your day, let alone your life, but the small pool has a fair amount of different jets to make it a relaxing hydrotherapy break.
Our room was a small suite with a separate bedroom and a small sitting room. Each room had a small balcony alcove. The king bed was very comfortable and the room was nicely spacious. The bathroom had a tub/shower combo, and was nicely laid out.
The hotel is nicely located and is easily walkable to the town square.
The room was lovely, the breakfast stellar, but as one would expect from a Marriott property, the staff here is what really makes this property shine. They are so welcoming, attentive and helpful that they truly make a stay here a top notch experience.
Centrally located within walking distance of the main square and main Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun. Shops and restaurants abound but the real charm is the hotel itself.
The Palacio Del Inka is a Marriot product within a 500 year old Hacienda with most of its original walls intact and in use throughout the hotel.
Service was superb and flawless, meals on site excellent and staff courteous, cheerful and helpful.
When coming to the Cusco/Machu Picchu Region this is a must, the entire are is full of hostels and hotels but Palacio Del Inka sets itself apart in charm and luxury.
How much does a room costs at Palacio del Inka Cusco ?
This double room features a seating area, cable TV and soundproofing.
Where to book online – Palacio del Inka, A Luxury Collection Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Cusco – you can find the best hotels deals in Cusco during The Festival of the Sun is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cusco a on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Antigua Casona San Blas – Gay Friendly Hotels Cusco
The Antigua Casona San Blas offers 26 rooms with in-room WiFi, radiant heating, a flat-screen TV, unlimited hot water, private bathrooms, a central patio with a fireplace, and an in-house bar. Located only 700 m from Cusco’s main square and 100 m from the San Blas Church.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Antigua Casona San Blas is a walking distance away from various renowned Cusco restaurants and bars. Hatun Rumiyoc is 200 m from Antigua Casona San Blas, while Religious Art Museum is 300 m from the property.
Only four blocks from Cusco’s main square amongst some of it’s oldest casonas in the baroque art district of San Blas, the Antigua Casona San Blas, with its authentic colonial architecture, beautifully appointed rooms, lounges and central courtyard, will provide you a warm welcome and an authentic introduction to the culture heritage, art and history of the capital of the Inca empire.
This was without doubt one of the friendliest, gay friendly, most thoughtful, stunning hotels I’ve ever visited.
Located in the quaint San Blas part of Cusco, the hotel is situated about 10/15 mins walk away from the central square. The hotel itself is stunning, featuring a sheltered courtyard with a couple of fire pits next to a bar and superb restaurant.
The staff are incredibly friendly, with special attention to customer care being a top priority. For example, every evening staff will bring round a flask of boiling water, coca tea and hot water bottles and make sure their guests are comfortable!
Located on one of the classic narrow cobbled streets that criss cross Cusco you enter a delightful and open court yard complete with fire pits and sofas.
Rooms are quirky but complete with all modern amenities along with additional niceties such as daily thermos of hot water for your tea and a hot water bottle for your toes.
A filtered water fountain in the central courtyard allows you to refill your bottles and do a little bit for the environment.
Breakfast is made to order and served in a lovely room overlooking the courtyard. The bar is fully stocked with wines, beers and the ubiquitous Pisco. The staff are attentive, efficient and eager to please.Located in relatively quiet San Blas up the hill from the main town centre but an easy walk to the main town attractions. This is an old building beautifully restored. It has a central courtyard with a fire pit and lounges and also outdoor dining.
We were situated towards the back of the hotel in a good size, very comfortable room with french doors opening over a large garden area. The meals we had there were great and all the hotel staff were very friendly and eager to please and assist when needed.
Conveniently located in the heart of the historic district just a short walk from shops, markets, restaurants and historic attractions. We were in town joining a hiking trip to Machu Picchu and stayed here ahead of the trek largely to acclimate to the altitude. The hotel is quaint, historic in its own right, tranquil, comfortable and perfectly located.
The staff was attentive, professional and saw to it our stay exceeded expectations. The central courtyard was amazing. We only had breakfast and it was fantastic. I’d highly recommend
The hotel itself is beautiful and we definitely noticed the attention to detail. The rooms were clean, comfortable and nicely decorated, with filtered water provided daily and warm water bottles in the beds at the evening turn-down service. The common area featured a central open courtyard and fire pits. We enjoyed the bar area, the bartender and the pisco sours!
The rooms are very clean, well decorated and cozy. They have everything you need to make you feel extra comfortable: alpaca blankets on the bed, hot tea and water bottles to heat up your bed at night, spacious bathrooms, etc.
The property itself is very charming, with fire pits lit every night, live music a few times a week, a gorgeous little bar and wine room and the service was fantastic. The restaurant was great too! We ate breakfast everyday there, but we even found ourselves ordering snacks and dinner there too because it was SO good! I highly recommend the Cesar salad with quinoa crusted shrimp! BEST salad I’ve had in a long time!
Overall this hotel for the value, service and ambience is one of the best we’ve ever stayed in. Highly recommend for a great time in Cusco.
How much does a room costs at Antigua Casona San Blas ?
This suite features a king-size bed, a spacious private bathroom with a heated towel rack and a lounge area with Amazon hardwood floors.The room also features a 43” flat-screen TV, 2 in-room heaters and a safety-deposit box. The suites are located in the original ‘casona’ part of the property.
Where to book online – Antigua Casona San Blas – Gay Friendly Hotels Cusco – you can find the best hotels deals in Cusco during The Festival of the Sun is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cusco a on Booking.com or Expedia.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
3. Belmond Hotel Monasterio 5* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Cusco
This former monastery dated from 1592, offers luxurious colonial-style accommodation set around a courtyard. It is situated in Cusco’s lively historical city centre and 2 blocks away from Plaza de Armas Square.
Religious art cover the walls of Belmond Hotel Monasterio. Rooms are equipped with cable TV, free WiFi, and an iPod docking station. Oxygen enriched rooms are also available.
Dining options at Belmond Hotel Monasterio include Tupay and Illariy Restaurants where Andine cuisine and breakfast are served. Fine wines are ordered in the lobby bar and room service is available.
Right beside the lively Cusco central square is Belmond Hotel Monasterio, a former monastery and national monument dating from 1592. This delightful retreat combines centuries-old charm with luxury hotel service, inspired restaurants and boutique rooms and suites-all clustered around a tranquil central courtyard. The ideal hotel from which to discover the delights of Cusco, its doors open to a vibrant scene of old and modern architecture, markets, galleries and restaurants serving ‘new Andean’ cuisine.
This place is a dream. Impeccable service. Beautiful decor. Historic building. And just a block away from the Plaza de Armas.
We were there on our honeymoon. They upgraded us from the Junior Suite to the Presidential Suite. And when we checked in, they came with complimentary champagne and a chocolate cake wishing us a happy honeymoon. Very gay friendly in Cusco.
Belmond Hotel Monasterio is an intimate luxury hotel at a very accessible and vibrant area in Cusco. A former monastery transformed into a decadent stay.
The lavish garden, seemingly time-warped hallways and historical art pieces hanging on the walls will take you back to the pages of a fairytale. Did I mention the in-house majestic chapel? Absolutely moving.
As I was walking through the hallways of the property, making my way to the breakfast spread, the music of Gregorian monks chanting filled the air. Hola! Greeted the chef, as he was customizing each omelette. I’ve had the most amazing breakfasts here. Sidebar: The smoothest hot chocolate ever. Hands down, what an impeccable food and beverage experience.
If your stay allows you, Book the Opera Night for dinner! Just wow, the performers blew me away. Dining in candle-light whilst serenaded by Peru’s best tenor and a nightingale so divine, she could move the chandelier with her voice. One of the best dinner experiences I’ve had. A must-do! You can thank me later.
The beds are so comfortable, you’ll have a hard time leaving the bedroom. Let’s talk adventure, the concierge team can arrange everything you’ll even need to maximize your holidays. From the best train ( Belmond Hiram Bingham ) that’ll take you to Machu Picchu and back, to tailored private tours to rainbow mountain.
Hotel Design and Grounds. The hotel was, indeed, a former monastery. Consequently, the exterior is rather unassuming, but the interior public rooms are beautiful, with high ceilings, wonderful paintings, and furnishings. There are two interior courtyards, planted with flowering plants, trees, and grass.
Room. The rooms are spread out among a few buildings, with covered walkways and connecting stairwells. If navigating stairs are difficult for you, ask for a room on the main level (where the lobby and restaurants are located).
Our guest room was ample-sized, with heavy monastery-influenced furniture. The beds were very comfortable. The water pressure in the bathroom was excellent, but the shower was off to one side of the bathtub and directly over the drain. We had to remove the drain stopper so that we did not trip on it while we were showering.
Food and beverages. The bar is large and beautiful decorated, with multiple seating areas. Service was efficient, and the drinks were top-notch. A few delicious “bar snacks” came with the order, but we decided to order something from the bar’s food menu, as well. We ordered two dishes to share (one was a ceviche, as I recall), and they were delicious and large enough that the drinks, snacks, and two menu items were sufficient for dinner.
Belmond Hotel Monasterio is the grande dame of Cusco hotels. We arrived from Machu Picchu late in the evening, and stepping into the former monastery was an awe inspiring experience. It is perfectly located in a quiet small square a quick walk from both Plaza des Armas or San Blas. The atmosphere cannot be topped, it is grand and historical. We spent a lot of time in the courtyard just sketching, exploring the chapel in the hotel, enjoying our breakfast and taking it all in. There were staff cleaning the glass windows constantly, which were always spotless.
The rooms however, did not match up to the common area. The hallways and room interiors were old and could use some renovation work. That having said, the bathrooms were nice and having oxygen pumped into your room ($30/day) really helped me adjust to the high altitude of Cusco. It was the best sleep I had in Peru.
How much does a room costs at Belmond Hotel Monasterio ?
Prices start 400 $/night for Superior King Room. The One Bedroom Suite with Oxygen
is 999$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.
This suite has air conditioning, bathrobe and seating area.
Where to book online – Belmond Hotel Monasterio – Gay Friendly Hotels Cusco – you can find the best hotels deals in Cusco during The Festival of the Sun is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cusco a on Booking.com or HotelsCombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.