Luxury and design hotels – from classic hotels such as the Alvear Palace to the design hotel Faena Hotel + Universe to chic boutique hotels like the Home Hotel – are relatively widespread in Buenos Aires and are constantly increasing.
Hostels have different standards and can be found everywhere, especially in San Telmo, the city center and parts of Palermo.
Most hotels give room rates in dollars, but sometimes paying cash with Argentine pesos sometimes gives you a discount.
The following hotels in Buenos Aires are divided into three categories:
Luxurious (over $ 300)
Moderate ($ 100 to $ 300)
Inexpensive (up to $ 100).
This is the minimum price for a double room per night.
Alvear Palace Hotel
The elegant Alvear is indisputably a world-class hotel and has been favored by royal families and diplomats since it opened in 1932. The hotel is a symbol of the Belle Époque in which it was created, and reproductions of French decorative art of the time embellish many a room. The hotel has all the amenities one could wish for as a guest. Recoleta’s restaurants, shops and museums are within walking distance.
Address: Recoleta, Avenida Alvear 1891, Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 48 08 21 00
Faena Hotel + Universe
The first design hotel in Buenos Aires was built on the port of Puerto Madero from an old granary. Philippe Starck’s interior design is an unusual mix of minimalism, elegant, stately furniture and strangely unreasonable objects. Part of this red brick building with 83 rooms is a wellness center, a wonderful outdoor swimming pool, a modern business center and two chic restaurants. The guest rooms are small, however, and some visitors may not feel comfortable in the somewhat artificial atmosphere.
Address: Martha Salotti 445, Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 40 10 90 00
The gay-friendly hotel chain Axel has imported its luxury concept to Buenos Aires. This popular hotel is located in the middle of San Telmo, close to the many cafes, shops and night bars.
You go to the cool Sky Bar to be seen, and the pool parties that take place every Sunday round off a wonderful weekend perfectly. The Axel also offers a wellness center with a range of invigorating massages, as well as a sauna, steam bath and jacuzzi.
Address: Venezuela 649 (San Telmo), Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 41 36 93 93
If you want to stay in this hotel, you should definitely make reservations. The moderate room prices in this elegant terraced house make it a real hit.
Works by Argentinian artists embellish the 36 tastefully furnished rooms. The house’s artistic theme continues in the gallery and chic bar.
The historic city center and Recoleta are only a few minutes away on foot.
Address: Recoleta, Azcuénaga 1268, Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 48 21 62 48
Buenos Aires Rent
Furnished city apartments are ideal even for short stays in Buenos Aires, as they often offer a more authentic and relaxed atmosphere than hotels for relatively moderate prices. This company offers a number of good apartments for both solo travelers and larger groups. The objects can be viewed on the Internet and the bilingual boss Paula is extremely helpful before and during the stay. It offers a concierge service on request.
Address: Buenos Aires
Telephone: (011) 49 98 94 49
This multi-award-winning hotel is a quiet and chic retreat in the trendy Palermo district. You can escape the crowds and the oppressive heat in the home garden, which also has a heated swimming pool and a soft, green lawn.
The 17 rooms harmonize Scandinavian furniture with luxurious French wallpaper, and in the basement there is an elegant wellness center offering a range of massages and body and facial treatments.
Address: Honduras 5860 (Palermo Hollywood), Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 47 78 10 08
The decor of this centrally located hotel is simple and modern, the architecture French. Favorable room prices and proximity to sights are pluses – not necessarily charm or service. Guests get a bed and breakfast, but the Frossard is surrounded by the city’s best cafes and restaurants.
Address: Tucumán 686, Buenos Aires
Telephone: (011) 43 22 18 11
La Otra Orilla
A mother and her daughter converted their private house into this pension. The rooms are very different, two of them with shared bathroom, and the prices vary accordingly. The breakfast buffet in the shady courtyard and the location in the center of the Palermo district are excellent.
Address: Palermo, Julián Álvarez 1779, Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 48 67 74 26
This friendly hostel in San Telmo is clean and comfortable and especially suitable for travelers who are visiting Buenos Aires for the first time. Organized football game trips are offered, and the manager, who speaks good English, is always ready to tell guests what’s going on in the city. Unfortunately, you don’t have a view of the city from the roof terrace, but it’s a small, pretty place to relax in the sun. Some rooms are better, some are worse; one should inquire about a room with a balcony on the front of the building.
Address: Chacabuco 679 (San Telmo), Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 43 61 58 08