Hotels in Argentina
In this diverse country, you’ll find luxurious hotels, rustic estancias (ranch lodges), global brand name hotels and all manner of B&Bs and hostels. Keep in mind that rates at Argentina hotels tend to be highest during the locals' peak vacation months: January, February and July. The Four Seasons Buenos Aires is an upscale Argentina hotel in the Recoleta section of Buenos Aires that has two distinct sections: a 12-story modern tower and a Belle Epoque style mansion with marble columns restored frescoes, gold leaf, and stained glass. Even if you don’t stay here, check out the sumptuous Sunday brunch.
Llao Llao Resort, a vast 1940 Patagonian lodge, is a historic monument, and the ultimate place to stay in Nahuel Huapi National Park. It’s set on a hilltop with gorgeous views of Lake Nahuel Huapi and smaller Lake Moreno, it’s great for hikers in the summer months and skiers in winter. The dining includes both French classics and Patagonian comfort food. You won’t be copping out by going for Park Hyatt Mendoza, the familiar brand-name hotel in the wine country city of Mendoza. The restored Spanish neoclassical hotel, with a colonial-era courtyard, sits conveniently on downtown's Plaza Independencia, and has both a great wine lounge, spa and views of the Andes.
Located in the Monserrat neighborhood, the NH City & Tower hotel is housed in an Art Deco building, just a just a two-minute walk from Plaza de Mayo. Inside, the spacious lobby contains a white marble floor, large white columns, and a high ceiling with stained-glass insets.
This Buenos Aires–based outfit has 20 villas and penthouses in Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina, Guatemala, and the Galápagos. Prior to guests’ arrival, properties are stocked with food, champagne, and fresh flowers.
Located in a Neoclassical building near the Borges Cultural Center, Esplendor has the vibe of a modern- art museum—note the floating staircase, crisp white walls, and massive portraits of Argentine icons (Che Guevara, Eva Perón) made of such unorthodox materials as cookies, bullets, and thread.
The self-described first boutique hotel in Buenos Aires, four-year-old Bo Bo—named in honor of American writer David Brooks’s coinage for “bourgeois bohemians”—launched the city’s design hotel boom and remains the purest expression of the form.
The hotel is part of the Vistalba winery, across from La Bourgogne restaurant.
Although the NH Latino is located in the business district, the hotel is also within walking distance of popular tourist destinations like the Obelisk, Plaza de Mayo, and the shops of Calle Florida.
On a Sunday afternoon, you’ll have a hard time finding a district more peaceful than Las Cañitas, in the north end of the city near the polo grounds. Saturday night, it’s a different story, as pedigreed Porteños descend on its restaurants and bars en masse.
The charming Orly is housed in a renovated, three-level French provincial mansion, originally constructed in the 1940s as a family home close to Avenida Providencia.
Tucked among the early-20th-century town houses in the fashionable Palermo neighborhood, the restored hotel has an original stained-glass ceiling in the foyer and antique furnishings in the eight bedrooms.
Since its December 2005 opening in Palermo Hollywood, the rock star–funded (U2 producer Flood and Crowded House bassist Nick Seymour) hotel quickly became the go-to lodgings for Diesel jeans–clad cool kids.
Fashion-impresario Alan Faena and design “bad boy” Philippe Starck have transformed an abandoned century-old grain depository into the 105-room Faena Hotel + Universe. The outside may be prosaic, but the inside is pure Starck.
Every guest gets a butler at this downtown mainstay with stellar service.
The 12-room property is modeled after a historic railway station.
Sitting on 3,700 acres, the imposing eight-bedroom guesthouse of Villa Maria is a design anomaly for the pampas: English Tudor, inside and out. But guests are welcomed with an authentic asado before they begin exploring the sprawling grounds, on horseback or on foot.
Ever since it opened in 2003, this tiny hotel in the historic, hostel-heavy San Telmo neighborhood has been crazily popular. Each of the five rooms in the restored Art Nouveau townhouse is uniquely decorated, from the conversation pit and groovy white modernism of No.