For the best places to stay in the city, we’ve listed our 6 favorite neighborhoods one-by-one with an ideal hotel suggestion listed for each area. In each neighborhood, you’ll find unique architecture, activities, restaurants and other cultural scenery to enjoy. Take a look at the following places and choose your very favorite among them:
What are the Best hotels in Buenos Aires?
- Esplendor Plaza Francia
- Palo Santo Hotel
- L’Addresse Hotel Boutique
- Argenta Suites
- Hotel Madero
- Alvear Art Hotel
Known as the cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires offers a unique, multicultural experience that combines European elegance with South American flair. Divided into various neighborhoods or “barrios”, Buenos Aires is a vibrant city that offers excellent options for places to stay in areas riddled with culture around every corner. Pair some Argentinian Malbec with a yummy steak and be prepared to enjoy the best that Argentina has to offer.
Affluent and highly walkable, the Recoleta neighborhood of Buenos Aires is ideal for wandering and taking in the local artwork, stunning townhouses, and incredible architecture. Visit the National Library of Argentina, take in the green space of the Parque Thays, or enjoy a cup of Joe at the famous 150-year-old Café La Biela. This highly cultured neighborhood, with tree-lined avenues and a European feel, hosts many of the city’s finest accommodations.
Hotel: Esplendor Plaza Francia
This perfectly central location allows guests to take in luxurious surroundings while enjoying the pampering of chic rooms and incredible balcony views over the city. The Esplendor by Wyndham, located in Plaza Francia in the Recoleta neighborhood provides 49 rooms with comfortable, modern design and a cozy atmosphere.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Fitness Center
- Buffet Breakfast or Complimentary Breakfast in room
- 24-hour Front Desk
- Room Service
- Business Center
- Central air and heat
- Concierge services
With a variety of boutique hotels to choose from, Palermo is home to a wide range of restaurants (budget or high-end), as well as excellent shopping and hoppin’ nightlife. Though it’s a bit of a hike to get to San Telmo and the Center of the city, Palermo is still a great place to stay. Some people might find the area to be a bit on the touristy side, but others consider it to be the heart of the creative arts scene as well as a peaceful place to rest.
Palermo is the largest neighborhood in the city and is also one of the greenest areas of Buenos Aires. The barrio boasts nearly 350 acres of parks, lakes and wooded areas designed by French landscaper and architect, Charles Thays (whose designs are also in London’s Hyde Park and Paris’ Bois de Boulogne.
Hotel: Palo Santo Hotel
Centrally located in the chic Palermo district, this 24-room boutique hotel was one of the first urban green hotels in Latin America. Guests can minimize environmental impact while enjoying luxurious accommodations in first-class facilities. The friendly relaxed atmosphere is perfect for business or relaxation. Premium, deluxe, terraced and suite rooms feature amenities such as:
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- In-room Safe that is Laptop Capable
- Hardwood Floors
- Cotton Linens
- Pariso wood furniture
- Mini-bar with personal wine cellar
- Exclusive White Tea amenities
The traditional “bohemian” atmosphere of San Telmo offers reasonably-priced shopping, a range of restaurants, excellent nightlife and access to hostels. Some areas can be a bit a dodgy after dark and public transportation may be somewhat limited, so be ready to take a taxi (using the BA Taxi App). Spend your time soaking up the sun at Fornillo or Spiaggia Grande beaches, admire the architecture of churches and browse antiques on Plaza Dorrego.
Hotel: L’Addresse Hotel Boutique
This boutique hotel has been lovingly restored from top to bottom with comfortable guest rooms and beautiful common areas. Get a special deal for early booking by reserving your room at least 6 months in advance. Choose from City, Superior and Suite rooms with amenities including:
- Free Wi-Fi in rooms and public areas
- Free Computer Access
- Air conditioning
- Library with board games
- Shuttle Service
- Complimentary Breakfast
- 24/7 Front Desk
- English Speaking Staff
- Concierge service
Densely populated, the old Anglo-Saxon style home in Belgrano are peppered with gardens and nestled between high-rise apartment buildings. If you’re a dog lover, then this barrio that is famous for dog-walkers would be the perfect place for a stroll! Upscale designer shops, independent boutiques, fast-fashion, and other stores make for great shopping.
Don’t forget to stop by Barrio Chino, Buenos Aires’ tiny Chinatown, where you can take in some of the capital city’s best sushi. Catch a concert or football match at River Plate Stadium, or learn about some history at the Museum Sarmiento.
Hotel: Argenta Suites
Ideally located in the heart of Belgrano is the luxurious Argenta Suites with 30 comfortable and cozy apartments that go above and beyond for each guest. Located within walking distance from the line D underground and a block from the Cabildo Avenue commercial center, the Argenta Suites are a place to relax in comfortable, modern, well-appointed accommodations that include:
- Free Wi-Fi
- Private Balconies
- Wood floors
- Outdoor pool and Jacuzzi
- Continental breakfast, coffee, and tea
This very safe, quiet and calm neighborhood is newer, making it a great place to get access to upscale restaurants (some very high priced), shopping, service, and accommodations. The nightlife leaves something to be desired, but opportunities for beautiful walks along the water, in the nature reserve, and along with the restaurant-lined dams. Public transportation can be a bit difficult to find in this area so be ready to take a taxi as needed. Your hotel information desk should be able to help you with transportation needs.
Hotel: Hotel Madero
Enjoy the city with style in the trendy, soothing neighborhood of Puerto Madero. With 197 exclusive rooms and suites to choose from, guests can find their perfect stay with access to the restaurant, bar, boutique, plus a rooftop spa and wellness center with an incredible view of the city.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Air conditioning
- Mini Bar
- Family room options
- Heated indoor pool
- Business center
- And much more!
Plaza de Mayo / Downtown / Microcenter
Located at the southern part of the city, the downtown area contains the Plaza de Mayo, the Casa Rosada (government district) and various other notable buildings. The Casa Rosada hosts the famous balcony that overlooks the Plaza de Mayo, made iconic as the place where Evita used to address the crowds of people.
Nearby landmarks include Plaza San Martin, the Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Carlos Gardel Museum and Isaac Fernandez Blanco’s Hispanic-American Museum of Art. If you’re out and about in the neighborhood, don’t miss a stroll down Florida Street, the pedestrian walk running from Plaza San Martin to Plaza de Mayo, with views of original facades and building tops.
Hotel: Alvear Art Hotel
For the best of the best in hotels downtown, consider booking at the Alvear Art Hotel with 137 urban-designed rooms and 2 suites decorated in a contemporary, elegant style. Guests can make use of the hotel’s restaurant and bar to enjoy a meal or signature cocktails, or take advantage of the on-site spa and swimming pool on the top floor, incorporating panoramic views of the city. Guests can also rest assured that the hotel is committed to limit the use of non-renewable resources and adopts sustainable practices wherever possible.
- Free Wi-Fi
- Egyptian cotton bed linen
- Silk curtains and marble bathrooms
- Airport shuttle
What is the best area to stay for nightlife in Buenos Aires?
For the best in Buenos Aires nightlife, you can find all kinds of fun in various restaurants, night clubs, and bars located in Palermo where you’ll experience street art and cafes during the day.
Is Buenos Aires safe for tourists?
Certain neighborhoods may not be as safe as others after dark, but in general Buenos Aires is listed as a medium risk city. This is due to the nature of crowds that bring risk in the form of pickpockets, scams and possible taxi or transportation troubles.