Buenos Aires is home to a wide range of places to sleep from dorm rooms to 5 stars. Because we usually spend weeks at a time in the city, we often rent an apartment. However, we did spend time in three notable hotels in Buenos Aires that should be on your travel radar (including a rare mid-range find and a winner on a budget). We’ll be adding new hotels to this post after future visits to the city, so stay tuned.
Hotels in Buenos Aires
For your consideration: an all-suite luxury boutique hotel, a rare mid-range find in one of the most popular areas for travelers, an eco boutique option in our favorite area of the city, and a full-service luxury business hotel.
Algodon MansionThe Algodon Mansion, in the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires, lives up to its name. All nine rooms are suites (from 600 square feet to a whopping 1,400 square feet) with elegant, homey decor that makes each of them feel like a chic city pied a terre. Service is attentive and personalized. And the location is terrific for travelers looking for a central and swanky part of town. More details about this luxury hotel in Buenos Aires can be found in our full review of Algodon Mansion for Luxury Latin America.
Palo Santo HotelThe 26-room Palo Santo Hotel is a wonderful boutique (and green!) option in Palermo Hollywood which is 0ur favorite area of the city due to its tranquility and proximity to great restaurants. Opened in 2015 by Argentinean owners, this hotel claims to be the first one built in Buenos Aires to LEED specifications. Eco measures include rainwater reclamation used in internal fountains which cool the building, thus reducing energy use, more than 900 plants in vertical gardens and other areas of the hotel, LED lighting, and eco toilets that use less water. Add in super-friendly bilingual staff, a solid breakfast buffet, a great location (as noted above), a rooftop pool, and a welcome glass of malbec and you’ve got a mid-range winner.
5411 Soho Hotel BoutiqueFinding a good mid-range hotel in a top tourist area of the city is a score, so we were delighted when we found 5411 Soho Hotel Boutique. This boutique hostel with private rooms with TV and private bathrooms has a cool arty mansion vibe and manages to be peaceful smack in the middle of bustling Palermo Soho. There’s a tiny red-tiled pool with a central courtyard sitting area and a better-than-average breakfast included in rates. And while our room was a bit worn around the edges (scuffed furniture, etc.) it was comfortable and quiet.
Fierro HotelAlso in the Palermo Hollywood neighborhood, this boutique hotel (from the same folks that own La Morada Hotel and Hornero Restaurant in the Uco Valley near Mendoza), is more than just well-placed. Opened in 2011, all 27 rooms at the Fierro Hotel are extra spacious (those on the first floor also have large patios and the entire 8th floor is one huge suite with a grill and a Jacuzzi on the patio) and all rooms have amenities like a wine fridge and bathrobes that actually fit. Even better? Breakfast is served until 3:00 in the afternoon (when we checked in, the super friendly front desk person actually prefaced this fact with “get this”). Breakfast, included in rates, is ample and breakfast waitstaff remembered our coffee preferences during our entire stay. After checking in, all guests recieve a text message linking to helpful information about where eat and what to see and do in the neighborhood, a map, and staff picks.
Park Tower, a Luxury Collection HotelOpened nearly 50 years ago, the Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel was the first 5-star chain hotel in Buenos Aires. The hotel’s 181 rooms include a number of suites that come with butler service. Marble and chandeliers are everywhere. The breakfast buffet is so vast and varied that there’s no way you could sample everything. And polished staff are on hand to address your leisure and business travel needs. More details about this luxury hotel in Buenos Aires can be found in our full review of Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel for Luxury Latin America.
There’s no picture of the Hotel Marbella because this long-time budget favorite with locals and international travelers is nothing to look at. However, it delivers pleasingly clean and comfortable rooms with the basics (security, TV, private bathrooms, Wi-Fi, breakfast) at a great price in a city where acceptable budget accommodations can be scarce and sketchy.
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