I am looking for a place to stay which really captures the ambiance of Cuzco and am not sure which area is really best. We will be in Cuzco for two days, after SV and before Inca Trail. My goal for Cuzco is to be relaxed, enjoy the feel of the place and only do the amount of museums, tourist activities that feels right. We will be seeing ruins in SV and MP, so at this point we probably won't be making any huge efforts to get out of the city and see the ones right near Cuzco.
A lot of reviews for hotels will rank them poorly because they are too far from the Plaza de Armas - 2 blocks, 1/2 block, 5 blocks or the by minutes away - 3 minutes, 15 minutes, 4 minute cab drive, etc.
Is it really important to be near the Plaza de Armas? Will we be spending a lot of our time in that area? What makes the San Blas area special. Some reviewers also said they like that area.
In your opinion, what would make you choose one location over the other?
Thanks so much in advance. I'm struggling with choosing through the vast amount of hotel choices and this would really help.