In a land of ubiquitous colonial courtyards, this friendly inn is a value standout. Compared to Cajamarca's grander mansions, the Jazmines appears a little quainter, more intimate and more lived-in. Small rooms set around a lush garden are simple but perfectly comfortable. Even better, the hotel's profits help sustain an orphanage for special-needs children in Los Baños del Inca.
In keeping with the social vibe, there's an on-site espresso bar which makes some of the best coffee and espresso in town, and has become a small traveler hangout and work space.