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Where to Stay in Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is an enormous city that continues to sprawl westward, and hotel accommodations can easily be found even in its farthest reaches. Hotels are most densely concentrated around the historic neighborhoods on the city’s east side, near the shores of the Rio de la Plata. Key neighborhoods for lodging in this area include Plaza de Mayo, Microcentro, San Nicolas, Monserrat and San Telmo. Though many of the city’s finest and most exclusive hotels are located in these neighborhoods, you can also find cheap hotel deals in Buenos Aires by searching these popular areas.
Puerto Madero is a neighborhood located even farther east than the historic areas, separated from the rest of the city by a narrow canal. This district is dominated by a beautiful ecological reserve that extends out into the water, but the streets closer to the canal are lined with several of Buenos Aires’ newest hotel towers, best restaurants and most charming art and souvenir boutiques.
Buenos Aires Hotel Tips
Five-star hotels abound in Buenos Aires’ busiest and most scenic districts, and while a few of the most exclusive ones require a major splurge, many finer hotels offer competitive rates for such high-end luxury. The average quality of accommodations in these areas is so high that competition for guests is fierce. This works out in the traveler’s favor, giving you leverage to ask for discounts and encouraging hoteliers to continuously invest in better amenities.
Less extravagant and even more affordable options are spread throughout all parts of the city, allowing you to choose the neighborhood in which you’d like to stay with the confidence that it will have a hotel that suits both your taste and budget. Mid-range options include numerous boutique hotels, often with unusual and ultra-modern design schemes. Discount accommodations include a few budget chains, many independently owned hotels and several hostels frequented by students and backpackers.
Buenos Aires Hotel Recommendations
Look no further than the Marriott Plaza Hotel if you want to do Buenos Aires in signature style. This landmark hotel dates back to 1909, but modern renovations have kept this favorite spot competitive with the newer towers built on Puerto Madero. Its Microcentro location can’t be beat, with the better rooms overlooking the groves and gardens of Plaza San Martin.
For a more modern experience in Puerto Madero’s hip district, The Faena Hotel and Universe is an impeccably designed luxury property that frequently caters to celebrity clientele. Its sharp rooms feature state-of-the-art electronics, oversized bathrooms and sweeping views of either the city skyline or the ecological reserve. Amenities include Turkish baths, gourmet restaurants and a swanky lounge with live music and dancing.
In Monserrat, the InterContinental is a reasonably priced five-star hotel with a lavish health club, whimsical Mediterranean patio dining and rooms accented with interesting Argentinean antiques. If you really want to save on a memorable room, look into The Cocker, an intimate boutique hotel in San Telmo. Each of its rooms is individually appointed, and guests often gather and mingle in the spacious shared kitchen or the rooftop garden.
Buenos Aires Transportation
Several car rental agencies maintain lots at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, making it easy to rent a vehicle after your flight to Buenos Aires if you so choose. But before you opt to drive yourself around, you should know that parking is at a premium near most areas of interest to tourists. It’s hard to find a spot to leave your car, and when you do find one, you may end up spending more than the average taxi fare to park. Furthermore, the city’s mass transit system is cheap, efficient, safe and far-reaching, and most of Buenos Aires is easy to explore on foot. Unless you have a specific reason to rent a car, you’re best off getting around by other means.
The subte, Buenos Aires’ historic subway system, is the fastest way to cover any considerable distance in the city. With a subway map from your hotel’s front desk, the system is easy to understand and the stations are a breeze to navigate. Anytime you’d rather not take the train, you can head to the surface and catch one of the hundreds of public buses that cover just about every block of the city. Taxis are usually the best option when traveling late at night, but fares are cheap and cabs patrol the streets around the clock.
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