Hotels in Uruguay

Hotels in Uruguay range from over-the-top luxurious resorts to beachfront rentals, to rural ranches where visitors can take in the country’s natural beauty and wildlife. There are also plenty of more affordable Uruguay hotels, including residencials (budget establishments) and hospedajes (family homes).

Those looking for super-lux accommodations have many options – there is a wide network of Uruguay hotels in each major urban center, as well as along its coast. Visitors intrigued by the party city of Punta del Este should check out The Grand Hotel Punta Del Este. Considered to be one of the best hotels in Uruguay, the hotel is conveniently located near the resort town’s shopping district, and boasts a full-service spa, an indoor pool, sauna and child sitting services.

Those looking for a more relaxed experience should consider staying at one of Uruguay’s numerous ‘estancias.’ Primarily located in the rural interior of the country, these privately held ranches offer a quiet, peaceful, relaxing experience, immersing guests in Uruguay’s natural beauty.

At this seven-room lodge, house-made cakes and pastries are served on a leafy veranda furnished with wrought-iron tables. The pool overlooks a field of lemon trees.

This rural retreat seems designed to coddle the post-Buenos Aires traveler into a numbed state of relaxation.

When the cult-favorite Fasano Hotel brand opened its new spa retreat in Punta del Este, in-the-know jet-setters started packing their bags.

Looking for the boho-chic crowd that made Punta del Este the ne plus ultra of South American beach destinations?You’ll find them in José Ignacio, armed with reservations at Estancia Vik, the town’s first luxury guest estancia.

The hotel features a working dairy farm, a brick-walled restaurant, and a beautifully restored 1909 cellar stocked with the country's rustic Tannat wine.

This seaside property, by Montevideo-born architect Carlos Ott (best known for Paris's Opéra Bastille), is filled with works by James Turrell, Anselm Kiefer, and contemporary homegrown talent.

The style at this new guesthouse may be rustic, but the amenities are sophisticated: 400-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets, iPod docking stations, and an impressive selection of Uruguayan and Argentine wines.