I've been to Aquas Calientes before for only one night 2 years ago. We were with a group tour and stayed at a really expensive hotel - Sumaq. It was very nice, but pointless to pay a price like that.
I want to go back and stay cheaper. Does location matter? I know it's a pretty small town. We never walked as far as the hot springs so I really don't know how far up the two main roads go. I'm only going to stay one night after hiking the trail so I'm not going to need much. Should I use location as a deciding factor? I understand the price of lodging has gone up considerably in the last 2 years so I really just need something clean, comfortable and convenient. Including a breakfast would be a plus but not a requirement.