Planning Buenos Aires: Top 5 Boutique Hotels to Stay

9 Apr

Hotel Pulitzer

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 Pulitzerbetween 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 BabelSan 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.

Malabia House. Oh so cozy.

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 HotelPalermo 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.

For more recs, I would highly recommend the blog Gringo in Buenos Aires. He has some good picks too (including a few of the ones mentioned here).


8 Responses to “Planning Buenos Aires: Top 5 Boutique Hotels to Stay”

  1. Graham April 10, 2012 at 2:35 am #

    $200 / night!!! Put that towards a short term rental and live like a king 😉

    But if u do pick one I’d stick to something in Palermo. By far my favourite part of BsAs! It’s super chill and not as sketchy as some of the other areas.

    If u need any advice let me know!

    • nearafar April 10, 2012 at 8:44 am #

      Thanks! This was more of a general post because a lot of people ask me where they should stay for the short term (a week). I will personally be getting an apartment. That’s another post!

  2. Catalina April 10, 2012 at 10:26 am #

    I’m going to bsas next month. I’m staying with 2 childhood friends. Reading about the nice hotels and the incredible prices makes me want to spend at least one night in one of your picks!! I’m going to take a look at them and also your friend’s blog for more ideas on what to do in bsas.

    • nearafar April 10, 2012 at 11:06 am #

      Great! If you can afford to splurge for a night or weekend, I’d do it. Plus, staying in a nice hotel and jumping on the bed is fun! That said, I know the value is in apartment rentals for longer stays.

  3. baconismagic April 11, 2012 at 4:22 am #

    Agree with sticking in Palermo, it’s where all the restaurants and bars are so you’ll be closer at night and pay less in taxi fares.

    • nearafar April 11, 2012 at 9:05 am #

      Yes. Palermo Soho is where I’ll be staying. Yay!

  4. Andrea Perullo April 11, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    Truly BA has the best boutique hotels in the world!!!!

    • nearafar April 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm #

      They are amazing for the price. That’s what I love about BA: it’s not as cheap anymore but you get value.

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