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If life’s pleasures center around good food, wine and romance then Buenos Aires, the capital city of Argentina, has hit the trifecta. Argentinian wine, the perfection of BBQ (or asado) and the sexiest dance in history, the Tango, combine to offer the visitor a sensory experience.
Amid cobblestone streets, colonial buildings and eclectic restaurants and nightspots, Buenos Aires honors its European heritage with plenty of Latin flair. Three million residents call this cosmopolitan capital home, so join them in the art galleries, bars and eateries of one of South America’s most sultry cities. Need help deciding where to set up your home base? Keep reading for our top hotel picks in Buenos Aires.
Best Overall: Fierro Hotel Buenos Aires
Nestled away from the hubbub of busy downtown Buenos Aires, the gardens inside The Fierro Hotel offer a calm tranquility to catch your thoughts. At night, this venue becomes a meeting place as hanging light bulbs are strewn from trees and create the perfect atmosphere for romantic rendezvous or cocktails with friends. The four-star Fierro hotel, located in Palermo, Hollywood, is rated as the best hotel In Buenos Aires by TripAdvisor. Each spacious suite features a minimum of 430 square feet and benefits from unlimited broadband Wi-Fi, rain showers and flat-screen TVs.
Guests can take a reprieve from the hot Argentinian sun by taking a dip in the hotel’s small relaxation pool before taking a 20-minute stroll down to the trendy SoHo Palermo neighborhood, packed full of eclectic restaurants, cafes and artisan stores. However, you don't need to go too far at all to sample Argentinean dishes from one of the finest restaurants in town. UCO is right in the hotel; try the house-smoked Patagonian trout and leave room for dessert because they even churn their own ice cream.
Best Budget: Feirs Park Hotel
If you’re looking for a relaxed place to stay where the price won't break the bank, check out the Feirs Park Hotel. Although the elegant Retiro/Recoleta location isn’t ideal (it’s about a 15-minute walk from the nearest metro station), this hotel is on an elegant and peaceful street with amenities not usually found at this price, including a rooftop swimming pool with amazing views over the city.
The 112 rooms are spread over 13 floors and offer visitors a variety of accommodation options, including connecting suites, guestrooms and a palatial presidential suite. With free Wi-Fi in every room and the on site Robert´s Restaurante serving delicious gastronomic meals every night, the Feirs Park offers personal attention at a reasonable price.
Best Boutique: Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa
In the exclusive artsy neighborhood of Palermo Soho, Duque Hotel Boutique & Spa welcomes guests to its 1920s inspired lodgings.
Deluxe Rooms include king-sizeD beds, flat-screen TV’s, Wi-Fi and fluffy bathrobes. Be sure to book an appointment at the on-site spa. Although it is small and less luxurious than many other hotel spas, it is still a relaxing feature to enjoy during your stay. A standout amenity here is the private garden and poo.
A breakfast buffet is provided, but for other meals you will need to venture out into the surrounding neighborhood where you’ll find many options for a delicious Argentinian meal.
TripAdvisor reviews praise the staff here as friendly and welcoming; they can provide detailed itineraries and recommend tours and guides to help you to get the most out of your trip to Buenos Aires.
Best for Families: Hotel Vitrum
Located in Palermo, Hollywood, a laid-back shopping district by day and hopping nightspot come evening, the Hotel Vitrum offers a cool base for fashionable families.
Choose a duplex suite with two floors of accommodations that can help to separate sleeping spaces for kids and adults. All rooms come with Egyptian cotton bed sheets, flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi. The terrace studio even provides a small outside space.
Kids will simply love the candy-colored windows on the entrance to this fun hotel, which also offers free rental of board games and DVDs to keep all the family entertained.
An open-air terrace showcases the hotel's pool, while the spa and gym provide ample opportunities to relax and recharge. The Vitrum is also pleased to arrange babysitting services to ensure that Mom and Dad get to enjoy their vacation, too. Once you have the kids sorted out, book a table at Jolie Bistro Moderno and enjoy some elevated modern comfort food before hitting the town and sampling Argentinian nightlife.
Best Romance: Mine Hotel Boutique
This intimate hotel is in the perfect neighborhood for lovers looking for a chance to reconnect. Surrounded by some of the finest restaurants in Buenos Aires, including La Cabrera and Don Julio steakhouses, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing a romantic place to dine. After dinner, amp up the passion by visiting La Viruta Tango club and learning some of the sexy dance steps.
Mine Hotel features a secluded garden complete with an outdoor swimming pool. All 20 rooms offer garden or courtyard views, TV, free Wi-Fi and DVD players. The cozy lounge provides contemporary surroundings overlooking the courtyard from a glass wall. Grab yourself a drink from the coffee bar and enjoy this time with just the two of you. Highly attentive staff will cater to your every need in this four-star romantic hideaway.
Best Luxury: Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Belle-époque elegance drips from this chateau-inspired five-star palace. The 165 rooms have been refurbished to seamlessly match the original 1934 architecture, while still offering the highest quality modern amenities and services. This place is stunning and you will not be disappointed.
The Standard Rooms here boast the type of services usually reserved for presidential suites, including private butler service, plush King-sized beds, majestic bathrooms with oversized tubs and rain showers. Modern touches such as 30-inch flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi keep you connected and entertained.
Book a table at the Duhau Restaurante & Vinoteca to experience an Argentine feast, including fine cuts of meat such as Wagyu, Black Angus and Aberdeen Angus presented on a wooden grill with locally sourced produce. The meal wouldn't be complete without sampling some fine argentine wines; ask the sommelier for their recommendation.
Unwind at the luxury spa or indoor heated swimming pool or work up a sweat at the fitness center. If your idea of relaxing is more cultural be sure to check out the hotel's own art gallery.
Best Nightlife/Best for Singles: Prodeo Hotel + Lounge
The Prodeo Hotel and Lounge, located in the heart of Palermo, is more than just a place to rest your head. It’s also a hip bar and music lounge, making it the perfect spot for those who enjoy exciting night life. The concierge here knows that guests choosing Prodeo are cosmopolitan urbanites and is happy to provide you with access to underground clubs, reserve exclusive restaurants and has the latest information on events and special festivals in the capital.
In the large guestrooms, music is preselected by those in-the-know and with 32-inch LCD TV and imported duvets on the large comfortable beds, you’ll be able to catch a relaxing siesta before gearing up for a big night of partying. The included breakfast is served until late to give you time to sleep in after a night out.
Weekly social entertainment events are organized, as well as daily DJ shows to ensure you are never bored while visiting Buenos Aires.
Best Business: Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
The Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is a beautiful property with attentive staff ready to serve. For the business traveler, this location enables you to focus and work in a very comfortable environment, while also enjoying some luxuries once you have a little downtime. Situated in the exclusive La Recoleta district, known for being close to many business and cultural attractions, this hotel has excellent business services, including a dedicated business center. Audiovisual equipment rental, dedicated high-speed Internet and secretarial services will help you to achieve your corporate goals. The 97 spacious rooms include down duvets, a coffee maker and free Wi-Fi.
Treat yourself to dinner at the Elena restaurant or host client drinks at the split-level, Pony Line bar. Before heading home on a long flight, book a massage at the spa to ensure you return refreshed and rejuvenated.
Best Views: Eurobuilding Hotel Boutique Buenos Aires
The oddly shaped pool on the 10th-floor rooftop terrace of the Eurobuilding hotel offers spectacular views across the city. At night it is lit in green and as the neighborhood comes out to party you are in the perfect spot to people watch as you sip a cocktail or two.
The rooftop terrace is also a great place to enjoy a snack with panoramic views before working out at the hotel’s fitness center or lounging in the Jacuzzi.
This hotel is just a short walk from some of the city’s must-see attractions, such as the Obelisco and the Plaza de Mayo.
The 58 elegant deluxe rooms and suites have glass walls separating the bedroom and bathrooms, smart beds which can be programmed to your preference, a coffee maker and a bath with hydromassage jets.
Breakfast and lunch are available daily at the Tepuy restaurant, but for dinner, you’ll need to visit one of the many fine restaurants in the area.