What you need to know (that I didn't figure out until later) is that hotels in Aguas Caliente are quite expensive relative to what you would get in Cusco for the same prices, but its the place to sleep if you want see Machhu Pichu in the early morning before the hoards arrive. I chose this hotel based on it appeared modern-ish in the photos on tripadvisor, it was ranked #5, the hotels ranked above it were substantially more expensive and I liked the idea of its location above town, not by the tracks and main shopping streets. It's about what you'd expect relative to your other hotel choices, but it is a disappointment if you expect something upscale. The modern look in the photos and higher than normal price compared to Cusco were what made me have greater expectations. Main con: dingy bathroom, weird vent "window" in shower that opened into the dark wall space between the rooms, hotel is dated overall. Main pro: good sized room, functional plumbing, large sliding window and a modern oscilating floor fan that helped a great deal to circulate the humid air. It will feel very humid in Aguas Caliente especially after you've been in the high and dry of Cusco or even sacred valley.
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