Aloft Lima Miraflores: Style, Affordability and Fun in the Capital City of Peru

Photo courtesy of Aloft Lima Miraflores Hotel.
Photo courtesy of Aloft Lima Miraflores Hotel.

As the first Aloft hotel in Peru, the property fits in perfectly with the trendy, vibrant vibe of the Miraflores neighborhood of Lima.

Embracing the color and energy of its surroundings, the Aloft Lima Miraflores combines high tech and high touch effortlessly and in high style. It’s also extremely affordable, which makes it a no-brainer in my opinion.

Style and character

The incredible mural on the side of the Aloft Lima Miraflores Hotel. Photo by Shelley Seale.
The incredible mural on the side of the Aloft Lima Miraflores Hotel. Photo by Shelley Seale.

Urban contemporary, accessible and stylish are the guiding principles of this hotel. Upon approach, you’re greeted by the fantastic mural that covers one entire side of the building, done by Conrad Florez + Pesimo Dmjc as part of the Lima Mural Project. This gorgeous piece of art sets the tone for the entire stay at Aloft — enter at street level and take the elevators to the main first floor and you’ll find the large, open, multipurpose rooms that house the Re:mix lounge and restaurant, wxyz bar, Re:fuel snack cafe and work/gathering spaces. These areas are modern with clean lines and pops of color, with a lot of whimsy in the fun accessories placed around, from blue elephants and green alpacas to a trio of “see, hear, speak no evil” monkeys. The main theme of Aloft Lima Miraflores is basically fun.

Service & facilities

Service is informal and low-key, while being very responsive to guest needs and friendly (front-of-house staff all speak English). The entire hotel is tech-forward, with amenities that include the fully-equipped Re:charge fitness center, Splash swimming pool, 24-hour business center, and two even rooms with almost 900 square feet of meeting space.

Aloft Lima Miraflores is also pet and family friendly! Camp Aloft provides young guests with a cool rolling duffle bag filled with fun stuff for their stay, and kids will enjoy the pool and billiards table. One dog per room up to 40 pounds is welcome, and the hotel provides an Aloft-branded bed and bowl, plus treats and toys.

Rooms

There are 160 guest rooms and four suites, all decorated in a contemporary loft style with clean, neutral palettes as a backdrop for the bright splashes of color in the furnishings and artwork. One of the best aspects of the rooms is the floor-to-ceiling windows that afford fantastic views of the cityscape, particularly dazzling at night (some even offer ocean views). And they are soundproof, with blackout shades as well, so don’t worry about being disturbed. The SPG Signature Heavenly beds are deep and comfortable, and all rooms come with a workspace and ergonomic chair, coffeemaker, mini-refrigerator, flat-panel television with tons of channels, and spacious bathrooms. There is also complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. 

My room at the Aloft Lima Miraflores Hotel. Photo by Shelley Seale.
My room at the Aloft Lima Miraflores Hotel. Photo by Shelley Seale.

Food & drink

Re:mix restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu offering a variety of delicious international and Peruvian dishes. Continental breakfast is available from $6 US, with the expansive and delicious buffet from $15. They also offer Grab-n-Go breakfast packs for $5, and guests can access the Re:fuel snack area anytime for quick eats and drinks including wine and beer.

Colorful painted stairs leading from Miraflores down to the shoreline in Lima, Peru. Photo by Shelley Seale.
Colorful painted stairs leading from Miraflores down to the shoreline in Lima, Peru. Photo by Shelley Seale.

Location

There are two parts of Lima that are the main draws for visitors: the historic city center, and Miraflores. The latter, where Aloft is located, is where most people choose to stay, as it’s modern, beautiful, full of an abundance of shopping and dining options, and stretches along the ocean. Aloft’s location provides easy access to nearby destinations including Barranco, Larcomar and el Malecon de Miraflores. One of my favorite things to do during my stay was to walk down to the Malecon boardwalk to take in the unique shoreline, with the beach filled with surfers and families on one side and dramatic black-rock cliffs leading up to the city on the other. At the same time, you’re a fairly easy taxi or ride-share drive to Plaza de Armas and the historic part of Lima. On-site parking is available for $2.50/hour US.

Surfer on El Malecon boardwalk in Lima, Peru. Photo by Shelley Seale.
Surfer on El Malecon boardwalk in Lima, Peru. Photo by Shelley Seale.

The details

Rates: From $95
Location: Av. 28 de Julio N 894, Miraflores, Lima. Peru
Phone: +51 1 5264850
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/limra-aloft-lima-miraflores/

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