Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
Machu Picchu Ruins, Peru
You can’t get closer to the Machu Picchu ruins than this! With only 31 rooms, this Orient Express property is famously set right at the gate of Machu Picchu. Not only does this save you from having to make the half-hour bus trip to get up to or back from the ruins each day, but it also allows you the luxury of popping back to the hotel for a rest or a bite to eat whenever you like throughout the day. The hotel features a small pool in the garden with a view of Huayna Picchu, two restaurants, and the food and service is wonderful. While the rooms are small and few offer views of the ruins, the Sanctuary remains the absolutely top choice of travelers who decide that if they are only going to do it once, they might as well do it right!