When in Lima , our favorite places to stay are Barranco , with lots of nightlife, backpacker options, and bohemian energy, and Miraflores , which has Peru’s best selection of hotels and restaurants in all categories.
If you’re in town for corporate work, or want the highest-end hotels Lima has to offer, San Isidro ’s financial district is your best bet.
If you are comfortable in noisy, developing-world cities and interested in understanding the city’s colonial center, you should stay in downtown Lima .
The neighborhood of Breña is a more peaceful alternative to the center that is close to the Museo de Arte and a 10-minute walk to the edge of old town.
Pueblo Libre , only a 10-minute taxi ride to the center, has a charming small-town feel for those who want to get off the beaten track.