If you want to eat well and sleep well, Hotel Ca’d’Oro is for you. Founded by Italian hotelier Fabrizio Guzzoni, the Ca’d’Oro has been a beacon of luxury and quality in São Paulo since 1953. After filling up on pasta at the hotel’s Italian restaurant, guests can enjoy panoramic views of the city from any of the 147 suites. There’s also a rooftop swimming pool, a gym and a library.
This Japanese-style hotel is perfectly located for the LGBTQ traveler, as it’s just a short walk from the Frei Caneca district (otherwise known as Gay Caneca). After checking out the area’s gay clubs and bars, Blue Tree is a relaxing spot to get some beauty sleep. It’s also a good base from which to explore Avenida Paulista, home of the Museum of Art of São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), shops, restaurants and, on Sundays, market stalls and street performers.
The rooms at Meliá Paulista are impeccably designed | Courtesy of Meliá Paulista / Hotels.com
Meliá Paulista is steps away from Rua Augusta, with its bustling nightlife, and near to one of the best museums in Brazil, MASP. Guests can explore São Paulo easily from the nearby Consolação metro station. Since Avenida Paulista sits atop a hill, Meliá Paulista offers fantastic city views, with guests able to see the Parque do Ibirapuera on a clear day.
TRYP São Paulo Paulista Hotel is in São Paulo’s liveliest neighborhood, Consolação | Courtesy of TRYP São Paulo Paulista Hotel / Hotels.com
Located two blocks from Avenida Paulista, this hotel is in São Paulo’s liveliest neighborhood, Consolação. It’s close to the city’s coolest restaurants and nightclubs, so guests don’t have to wander very far to find the best theaters, museums and bars. Each room features free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a minibar, while every suite has a hot tub and a balcony overlooking the city.
Located at Largo do Arouche, San Raphael is a traditional hotel in the center of São Paulo. A short walk from São Paulo’s Municipal Theater, it’s close to major shopping areas and a 15-minute drive to trendy nightlife spot, Baixo Augusta.
Part of the Meliá Hotels chain, TRYP Jesuíno Arruda is situated in the affluent neighborhood of Itaim Bibi. A favorite among business travelers, it’s close to the main hubs of commerce in the city. It also caters to those traveling with pets, being one of the few hotels in the city that welcomes dogs and cats of all sizes – just not panthers!
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These recommendations were updated on July 3, 2019 to keep your travel plans fresh.