Though I’m planning Buenos Aires for a little while (still in that crux. Two weeks? One month?), I still want to have the luxury and the option of staying in an awesome hotel for one night or at least perusing their rooftop patios. And I figure if I’m going to explore a city in its depth, its best to know some pretty good hotels. These are a few of my favourites. I’ve done extensive research on BA specific blogs and recs from blogger friends to checking the travel mags and guides. Here are my picks. And as is in Buenos Aires, these picks are under the $200 USD per night mark. Book well in advance.
Hotel Pulitzer, between Microcentro and Recolata. This new kid on the block is design porn at its best. And the best part? It’s under $150 USD per night for a standard room (if you book in advance). PLEASE. Their sky bar was also rated by BBC Travel as a rooftop with a view. Gorge.
Hotel Babel, San Telmo. Sleek and contemporary furnishings and a comfortable room for $101 USD per night make this one of my top picks. Though I haven’t been, from what I’ve read the staff here seem to really go out of their way to tell you about local Buenos Aires. They seem to have pretty good packages too. Me Likey.
1555 Malabia House, Palermo Soho. Out of the hotels on this list, this is the one I would like to stay at the most. Bedrooms have a contemporary elegance; some furniture looks regal and its location in the subset of Soho, Palermo Viejo is unassuming. It also used to be a 19th century convent and apparently, they have a lovely garden. Sleepover, anyone?
Home Hotel, Palermo Soho. This is a pretty well known option and for good reason. Vintage-esque decor feels, well, homey. They’ve got some amazing lofts as well and if you’re looking to go luxe, it’s not that expensive in relation to its contemporaries in North America. And yes, they have a pool, resto and bar.
Art House Hotel, Palermo Soho. If you’re looking for a stylish apartment, these artist-rendered rooms are your best bet. It’s not as cheap as the other options on this list (promotional rates are $200) but they offer an atelier art tour included in the price. A great place to be inspired.