Peru

Four Points Sheraton (Lima, Peru)

Written by Mark McElroy

Low key, sparkling clean, and affordable, the Four Points is a great value.

For our brief stay in Lima, we wanted a value-priced, well-positioned hotel — something that would offer all the comforts of home without being complicated or fussy. A little TripAdvisor research helped us find the Four Points Sheraton.

By virtue of being tucked away on the quiet Avenue Ernesto Diez Canseco, the Four Points Sheraton is insulated from street noise, but just steps away from the frantic energy of the Avenue Jose Larco, the bustling thoroughfare that leads down to the seaside Larcomar Mall. We arrived late at night — about two in the morning — to find the lobby as deserted as it is in this photo from the hotel website:

lobby

Even so, the young, enthusiastic staff greeted us, got us to our rooms quickly, and made us feel right at home.

Our basic king room was small but smartly decorated. (When we go back, I might spring for a suite instead.) The best amenity? Ice cold air conditioning.

In the morning, we made our way down for the breakfast (included in our rate). Hotel breakfasts — especially those included in the tab — can be hit or miss, but we liked the variety of dishes and the freshness of the food on offer here. (Don’t miss the insanely sweet local fruit.) The cafe itself is bright, colorful, and has a good energy to it:

breakfast

Long story short: the Four Points Lima turned out to be a no-surprises, centrally-located hotel that made a great home base, especially for a short stay. We spoke to other travelers who were enshrined in the luxury of the Westin Lima (what I’d call a convention hotel) and the JW Marriott; after talking with our friends, we think the Four Points offers a better value for travelers (especially since the Westin and the Marriott rooms will cost you two or three times more than those at the Four Points). Recommended.

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