Buenos Aires

Hotels in Buenos Aires

Built in the late 18th century, this former convent was the first boutique hotel in Argentina. Located in the Palermo Soho neighborhood, the hotel has 15 rooms with high ceilings, wood floors set against white linen, and lots of natural light.

175 rooms and a marble-clad lobby, on a quiet downtown side street. 

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.

With its oversize saffron-colored lobby chairs, all-white rooms, square white buffet trays, and penchant for clean, futuristic lines, the 28-room cE feels like an iPod’s giant offspring.

Prodigal son Hernán Gipponi (who ran the restaurant at the Guggenheim Bilbao, in Spain) returns to his native Buenos Aires as head chef at the food-centric, 27-room hotel. Gipponi's menu is the highlight, but don't miss the killer wine cellar or the seventh-floor pool.

If you want to stay in Palermo Viejo but don’t want to break the bank, book a private room or dorm bed here, the best hostel in the neighborhood. You can hang out in the central patio, or in the bar equipped with TV and computer terminals.

Mixing stripped-down wood with vibrant colors and funky artwork, this cool budget hotel occupies an excellent location. It places you at the quiet end of Palermo Viejo, within walking distance—but not earshot—of the city’s greatest concentration of restaurants and bars.

Looking a little more like a Palo Alto startup than a hotel, Pop describes itself as the city’s first “budget boutique.” Whether this is true—or even a good thing—is open to question, but if you like psychedelic decor, and value room features such as iPod docks, one of Pop’s 44 rooms might be fo

Chic, minimalist guestrooms with flat-screen TVs, queen beds and balconies await in this couple-run B&B. It places you in Villa Crespo, an up-and-coming neighborhood that’s close to ultra-hip Palermo Viejo. There’s a sweet patio for summer beers, and a living room stocked with books.

The beds are a wee bit creaky and the guestrooms a wee bit spartan, but many of this hotel’s 50 rooms overlook a lovely inner courtyard, and others have balconies with views down Avenida de Mayo.

It won’t win any design awards or get short- or hot- or top-listed by any glossy travel mags, but Tiana is just the ticket if you’re looking for a pleasant, no-drama stay in the heart of San Telmo.

The location of this property is just about perfect; a number of top-notch restaurants and bars sit within a one-block radius, and San Telmo Market and Plaza Dorrego are just a short stroll south.

This terrific boutique hotel get its name from its stained-glass skylight, one of several features retained from the original 1898 property which has otherwise been completely modernized.

With its flawlessly restored stone-and-tile exterior (the building is an Art Deco construction from 1929), the Moreno will have you at the architectural equivalent of hello.

Arty and stylish but also friendly and unpretentious, this mid-range boutique hotel captures the spirit of San Telmo better than most.