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Lima Hotel Finder: Four Insider Picks

Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores Top nightspots and restaurants like Hervé and La Gloria set the scene around this 148-room tower. A heated pool and contemporary art installations lift this hotel above the Peruvian chain's standard. From $188.

Country Club Lima Hotel Built in 1927, this historic site is considered a national monument and a center of Lima's elite social scene. Original colonial-period artwork on loan from the Museo Pedro de Osma graces the walls throughout. From $159.

Second Home Peru This restored five-bedroom Tudor mansion in Barranco was the former home and gallery of sculptor Victor Delfin, whose art adorns the premises. His pool and terrace afford sweeping views of the Pacific, a rarity at this price. From $95.

Hostal El Patio Its name may say hostel, but there are no dormitory-style rooms or shared bathrooms here. Yet this simple 25-unit colonial mansion in the center of Miraflores's busy commercial district is one of the best values around. Vine- and flower-filled patios and terraces—very agreeable places to kick back with a book—add a rustic character that many of the nearby chains lack. From $45.

Published in the September 2009 issue of National Geographic Traveler.

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