Families seeking out beautifully appointed rooms with a local artistic flair will find El Escudero Lodge to be the perfect choice in accommodations. This hotel features an art gallery that showcases local artists and the rooms are also decorated with paintings composed by local artists. Rooms sleeping three family members are available. There are also adjoining rooms available at the hotel. Family amenities provided by the hotel are cribs, babysitting services, free Wi-Fi and a complimentary continental breakfast. Regional dishes and drinks are available at the hotel’s onsite cafe.
Our Editor Loves
- Quiet location near downtown Trujillo
- Rooms decorated with local art
- Connecting rooms available
- Connecting Rooms
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
I have stayed at this little hotel in Trujillo a few times now because I have had an excellent experience each time. The price per room is more than reasonable, the rooms are clean and comfortable, the staff are wonderfully helpful, and they serve a very nice fresh breakfast every morning. They have 4 floors and don't have an elevator, but many of the family-owned hotels that I have stayed in while traveling in South America and Europe don't, so it's not a deal breaker for me. I only mention it so you're not surprised. If you're headed to Trujillo, Peru for a few days and like a good value along with great service, I would highly recommend El Escudero Lodge. I know I'll be staying there again!
My family and I took a trip to Trujillo and we had an amazing time, most of it because of this hotel and their knowledgeable staff. This hotel is the epitome of a family business, the owner (Señora Margarita) is often the receptionist, her son is the bellman, and the cousin is the cab and chauffeur driver. The hotel itself is a bit far from the airport, however, if you call ahead the staff will arrange a vehicle to pick you up (for a small fee).
The staff is extremely helpful and the owner will go out of her way to make sure that you are comfortable, always introduce yourself to her and compliment the positive comments that you have read on TripAdvisor, she takes big pride of it.
In terms of the rooms, keep in mind that many hotels in Peru do not have elevators so if you have issues climbing up 4 levels of stairs perhaps your should mention that you desire one of the rooms by the common area, which by the way, may be a little noisy as people tend to gather around here while they wait on their tour guides and breakfast.
The hotel works with Moche Tours, which is a very good tour company and their prices are very competitive, so it's a definitely go ahead with this touring company as well.
All around, the hotel itself is basic and unpretentious, but the price and the willingness of the staff to make sure that you have a good time is by far worth the stay.
Feel free to write me if you have any questions!