This ecologically-friendly hotel is housed in a green building— the first zero-contamination hotel in the country— and is full of plants which act as filters, contributing to the hotel’s thermal balance. Yet make no mistake: this is still a luxury hotel, and each room is equipped with an assortment of amenities including a ‘wellness boutique’.
Casa Calma, Suipacha 1015, Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 5199-2800
Atempo Design Hotel
Located in the heart of the city’s trendiest district, this boutique hotel is a uniquely design-centric and creative hotel, featuring lofts and suites. The best part? The close proximity to the National Museum of Decorative Arts, the Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires (MALBA), and many more artistic destinations.
This boutique hotel takes inspiration from its surroundings, the historically artistic neighborhood of Palermo Soho, which was home to writers like Borges and Cortazar. The hotel offers a variety of room choices, but luxury travelers ought to splash out for the Duque Deluxe Room, which is decorated sumptuously in the glamorous style of the 1920s, the area’s heyday.
Duque Hotel, Guatemala 4364, Palermo Soho, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4832-0312
Just a stone’s throw from iconic locations such as Evita’s resting place at Recoleta Cemetery, the crafts market at Plaza Francia, and the basilica of Nuestra Señora del Pilar, this Recoleta hotel offers a boutique experience. With an on-site restaurant serving up innovative new takes on Argentinean cuisine, an outdoor terrace, a sauna and spa, and marble bathrooms, guests get a true sense of the neighborhood’s classic sophistication.
Hub Porteño, Rodríguez Peña 1967, Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 4815-6100
Nestled in bohemian San Telmo, just a couple of blocks from the famous Plaza de Mayo, Moreno Hotel is a historic building: designed in 1920 in Buenos Aires’ famous Art Deco style, and featuring high ceilings, vitraux windows, and more. Guests can head to the hotel bar to sample any of 300 different Argentinian wines, make their way to the rooftop terrace for an asado barbecue, or sit down in the theater to view live shows, including tango performances.
Moreno Hotel, Moreno 376, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, +54 11 6091-2000
A pop art-themed boutique hotel in the newly hip neighbourhood of Villa Crespo, Pop Hotel is, well, cool. With a colorful exterior, innovative and modern amenities, and a location amidst bars, restaurants, and interesting boutiques, a stay at this hotel is as fun as can be.
Alvear Palace Hotel
For a grand experience, look no further than this decadent hotel. Built in 1932, it boats a Parisian façade, Louis XVI furnishings, marble bathrooms, and a restaurant serving modern French classics, as well as afternoon tea and champagne. Upper floor suites can get a glimpse through the window nearly to Uruguay, but all guests can get a glimpse of celebrities: Karl Lagerfeld, Shaquille O’Neal, and Sharon Stone have all stayed here before.
Costa Petit Hotel
For the discerning traveler, this is the ultimate experience. With just two bedrooms — decorated tastefully with restored wood, velvet, antique lamps, and the like— the focus is on guests here, and the staff is happy to arrange anything for guests: from breakfast in bed to a weather forecast to polo practice to yachting on the river.
Sofitel Buenos Aires
This belle époque Art Deco hotel was renovated and reopened several years ago and features a Second Empire-style bar, an elegant lobby, and even a library— as well as a restaurant, Le Sud, which combines French cuisine with seasonal Argentinian food, and is widely considered to be one of the best restaurants in the city.
Faena Hotel and Universe
Located in Puerto Madero, a riverside area formerly known for its warehouses and shabbiness which has recently been given a face-lift and is among the most expensive real estate in the city, this hotel also has an interesting past: the building is a former mill, built in 1902, which has been reinvented as a casual-chic hotel populated by Argentina’s best, brightest, and prettiest. Divide your time between the cabaret, the bar, and the two restaurants: one of which serves upscale European cuisine, and the other which offers Argentinian essentials like asado and empanadas.