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Here's the deal with Sonesta's original Cusco property: It's an above-average hotel with a friendly staff that sits on flat ground, just off the Plaza de Armas. While the top hotels on Plaza Nazarenas in hilly San Blas are all fine and dandy, for older travelers or those already winded from soroche, climbing those steep streets isn't always the best option. The main entrance of the building faces Plaza Regocijo, though views of the main plaza and neighboring cathedrals can be had from the relatively spacious rooms. Interiors feature earth-toned color schemes and modern bathrooms. Sonesta has opened a newer, much larger, and more modern hotel down Avenida El Sol, which has similar rates, though the key here is location.