Location, location and location are the key appeals of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, which sits just outside the gates of its namesake Inca Citadel. The boutique hotel was originally built as lodging for the teams of archaeologists who flocked to the region after Hiram Bingham’s discovery of the ruins during the 1910’s, and it maintains this authentic aesthetic today. Bedrooms feature traditional Andean furnishings, such as Alpaca blankets and framed textiles, plus comfortable modern amenities. The signature restaurant, Tampu, serves Peruvian and international dishes with stunning views; guests can also view the vintage photographs of Bingham and his team during the early excavations. For weary hikers, the hotel offers massage and aromatherapy treatments based on traditional Inca techniques.