Buenos Aires

Hotels in Buenos Aires

This Park Hyatt feels like two hotels in one. The original 23-room mansion, built in 1934 by French architect Leon Dourge, defines Belle Époque elegance with elaborate ironwork, glass chandeliers, and Persian rugs.

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.

You can see yachts pass on the river through the glass atrium lobby, standing seven stories high and covered with a 7,535 square feet glass roof, at this Puerto Madero hotel.

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.

This Buenos Aires landmark—situated smack dab in Recoleta, the city's most exclusive shopping barrio—occupies a modern 12-story tower and a handsome Belle Époque mansion, connected by immaculately landscaped gardens.

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.

If your Argentine fantasy includes polo mallets, saddlebags, and other equestrian accoutrements, look no further than this patrician hotel in the calm northern reaches of Palermo Viejo, an area recently dubbed Palermo Soho.

Used as his base while shooting the film Tetro, director and winemaker Francis Ford Coppola turned this sleek Palermo Soho abode into one of the city’s premier boutique hotels, following the same pattern as his other residences-turned-hotels in Belize and Guatemala.

The first true urban boutique hotel in Recoleta when it opened in 1999, Design Suites now has locations in Calafate, Salta, and Bariloche.

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.

When guests step into the soaring, black-and-white tiled lobby of this landmark Neoclassical high-rise (built in 1929, it was the city’s first skyscraper), they’re greeted with the fragrance of verbena—the first of many small details that make stays here memorable.

The hotel draws on the Belle Époque theme of tango's heyday, with Art Nouveau furniture and antique Victrolas. At the gift shop, buy a pair of Madreselva's sexy tango shoes, then join the hotel's free nightly dance class.

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.

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.

The posh Alvear Palace Hotel, which celebrated its 80th birthday in 2012, recalls Buenos Aires’s Europhile past.