Which are the best luxury hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina? Our list includes Alvear Palace, Be Jardín Escondido, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires, Hilton Buenos Aires, InterContinental Buenos Aires, Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, Park Tower a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sheraton Convention Center, and Sofitel Buenos Aires.
In this article, we review the top 10 best luxury hotels in Buenos Aires, one of the world’s most stylish and cosmopolitan cities. These include the Four Seasons Buenos Aires, one of the best Four Seasons in South America, the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, which blends the 1930’s charm of the French Palace Duhau with contemporary design and décor and the classic Alvear Palace and the Art Deco Sofitel.
Most of the best-loved tourist attractions in Buenos Aires, the birthplace of tango, can be found between the Monserrat and San Telmo neighborhoods. Avenida de Mayo is one of the city’s most prominent areas, with the Casa Rosada and the Palace of Congress sitting opposite to one another and flanked by other notable architectural works, such as the House of Culture, the Barolo Palace, and the oldest café in the city: Café Tortoni.
Wherever you decide to stay, in Buenos Aires, Argentina or elsewhere, book via our luxury travel concierge. We offer free upgrades, free breakfasts, and free perks at hotels, including the Four Seasons, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, InterContinental, and more.
Typically, our free benefits at luxury hotels include:
- Room upgrade to next category
- Complimentary breakfast for two per bedroom
- Complimentary Welcome Gift
- $100 USD equivalent Hotel experiential credit per room per stay
- Early check-in / Late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
1. Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires
Our best hotel choice in Buenos Aires is the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires on the edge of Recoleta, one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods with tree-lined Avenues lined with French architecture and appealing cafés and high-end boutiques.
White and grey marble adorn the foyer walls and floor, and artwork and installations have horse, wine, and tango themes. These works of art can be found throughout the hotel. The rooms are classic and historic with many original features, including original fireplaces and high ceilings with chandeliers. Suites feel like they have stepped out of a Parisien Palace. Bathrooms are modern and swish with marble and L’Occitane toiletries. Immerse yourself completely in the setting by staying in their seven La Mansión suites decorated in French style with carefully chosen antiques.
The outdoor pool here is smart and flanked by loungers, ideal for enjoying the Argentinian sunshine. Cielo Spa offers wine massages and backrubs to the background of Argentine Tango.
The hotel’s restaurants and bars are surprisingly trendy, given the more traditional look of the hotel. Expect to enjoy live DJs while you sip your cocktail.
Wherever you are in the world, Four Seasons hotels are consistently one of the best hotels in that city or resort. This means that most Four Seasons hotel room rates generally start at $500 – $1000 USD per night and because they don’t have a Four Seasons loyalty program, you will never be able to book a free stay by racking up and redeeming points, or by collecting points on your credit card and spending them on a Four Seasons hotel stay. It can’t be done. But you can get discounts at Four Seasons hotels and benefit from special rewards at Four Seasons hotels for no extra cost by booking your next stay via our luxury travel concierge.
2. Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is situated in a residential neighborhood surrounded by luxury boutiques and in the heart of the French heritage district of Recoleta. It’s location, on a historic street, is just a stone’s throw from MALBA (The Latin American Art Museum of Buenos Aires) and Puerto Madero.
The hotel is an integral part of Palacio Duhau and is often described as the most beautiful hotel in Buenos Aries. This handsome building stands out even amongst many others in the Recoleta district, which is literally stuffed full of palaces.
The interior is elegant but comfortable, with a range of public rooms of different sizes and styles. It is unusually an underground corridor linking the two buildings (very welcome in rainy weather). All rooms are stylish, and furnishings complement the building’s history. Everywhere is well-maintained, and fresh and impressive modern art is dotted throughout.
Impeccable rooms are also located in this historic building set amidst peaceful and lush gardens. A stay at the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires may well be your best hotel experience in Argentina.
3. Be Jardín Escondido
Be Jardín Escondido is located in the former home of the family of American film director Francis Ford Coppola. This means that the hotel is boutique, but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in luxury with gorgeous rooms and a brilliant location.
Located in Palermo Soho, one of the most vibrant neighborhoods in Buenos Aires is the lush, green oasis of Jardin Escondido. Boasting three levels of gardens, a solar-heated pool, an outdoor kitchen and parrilla, and a beautiful terrace surrounded by plants of all kinds, Jardin Escondido is its own hidden paradise.
If you’ve dreamed of a South American destination where a vibrant cultural scene is balanced with a peaceful escape, the excellent staff at Jardin Escondido awaits to make your dream a reality. Jardin Escondido is within walking distance to hip fashion and design boutiques, restaurants, bars, craft fairs, and abundant street culture. There is a fresh, artistic atmosphere in the neighborhood, making it especially popular with young, sophisticated Argentines and foreign visitors.
4. Alvear Palace
The elegant Alvear Palace hotel, like the Park Hyatt, is located in the tree-lined Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. It offers high ceilings, beautiful views, and chandeliers, which have sparkled since its opening in 1932. It still offers traditional luxury, although we prefer the modern and clean look of the Park Hyatt above.
The Hotel has grand French-inspired public areas and 192 stylish guestrooms & suites decorated in Empire and Louis XV style, offering Hermes de Paris toiletries and complimentary WI-FI. If you book a Deluxe Suites or higher, a team of butlers will assist you, making your stay even more unique and memorable.
Recently renewed top floors offer 15 spacious, contemporary suites with exclusive access to the Alvear Club Lounge. Open from 7 am to 7 pm, the Alvear executive club lounge offers complimentary buffet breakfast, lunch, wines, soft drinks, and infusions. This is almost definitely the best executive club lounge in Buenos Aires.
The restaurants and bars are traditional meeting points in Buenos Aires, with a warm ambiance and exquisite international cuisine. Savor delights at L´Orangerie Restaurant with their excellent buffet breakfast, buffet lunch, and the classic Alvear High Tea. At La Bourgogne celebrated Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux, Jean-Paul Bondoux, delights you with the most refined French cuisine. Enjoy signature drinks and delicious appetizers, the Champagne Bar, the Lobby Bar, and the Alvear Roof Bar for wonderful views.
There is also an indoor heated pool with a pool bar and a luxurious Spa & Fitness Center that features a vitality pool, sauna, steam bath, body and face treatments, as well as kinesis and high-tech fitness equipment. Finally, for your business needs, there’s a fully equipped Business Center.
5. Sofitel Buenos Aires
The Sofitel Buenos Aires is not as glamorous as the other luxury hotels in this article. However, it is a solid 5-star hotel choice in Buenos Aires and, much like the InterContinental outlined below, is set in a comparatively modern building. Once again, it is located in the Recoleta neighborhood and is surrounded by world-class art galleries and stunning architecture.
The hotel itself is inside one of the first skyscraper apartment blocks in the city. The style is Art Deco, and it is a great deal more luxurious than your average Sofitel. The lobby is marble with enormous plants and golden chandeliers, rooms all have views over the Río de la Plata or the city, and there is a small indoor pool for relaxation.
6. InterContinental Buenos Aires
The InterContinental Buenos Aires represents the sophisticated and classic style of this historical city. Enjoy your holidays with the beautifully designed suites, indoor pool and onsite spa.
Conveniently located near major cultural attractions such as museums, theatres, traditional coffee shops, and famous neighborhoods such as San Telmo and Florida Avenue, this luxurious hotel will let guests experience authentic Argentina.
Unfortunately, this hotel is not in one of the most historic buildings in Buenos Aires. It is situated in a fairly modern building which looks like an office block and, as such, lacks the character that you find at the Park Hyatt or much of the Four Seasons in Buenos Aires. This is definitely a hotel aimed towards the business traveler.
If you book an executive club room, you can enjoy check-in (and out) at the club lounge on the 17th floor. The club lounge is fairly small with a lovely breakfast with hot food a la carte (including all sorts of egg dishes) and a cold buffet with all the usuals; cereal, yogurt, bread, smoked salmon, cold cuts, veggies, etc. In the evening you can enjoy canapes, wine, beer and spirits from 6-8 pm.
You can see what we have experienced in terms of food and drink at the club lounge at InterContinental O2 in London and the club lounge at InterContinental Park Lane which will give you an idea of what to expect. This will undoubtedly be one of the best club lounges in the city with a substantial hot and cold buffet and a la carte breakfast and evening canapes and alcoholic drinks.
7. Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buenos Aires
Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buenos Aires is a Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Category 5 hotel. It shares the same building as the Sheraton Convention Center reviewed below.
From the clock tower at Plaza San Martín to the Rio de la Plata coastline, find a city intimately attuned to indigenous experiences. At La Boca, take a photo of colorful zinc shacks along the Riachuelo River. At Puerto Madero, discover a distinguished dockside with redbrick buildings, refined steakhouses, and Puente de la Mujer, an iconic suspension bridge worthy of your social media. When you debark the ferry from Montevideo, Uruguay, unwind with exquisite spa services.
This five-star hotel offers valet parking, two pools, a fitness center, and fine dining on the second floor with scenic views of Alem Street. Make Torre Monumental the backdrop to your meeting or wedding and cherish similar cityscapes from a private terrace. Hotel suites include walk-in closets, safes, kitchens, and separate living spaces. Refresh from a marble bathroom and rest on a pillow top mattress.
This hotel has a super club lounge for breakfast and evening treats from 5 to 8 pm, plus you can also (apparently) access the Sheraton club lounge of the Sheraton Convention Center on the 22nd floor, which is a hotel housed in the same building and which offers the best array of evening food.
8. Sheraton Convention Center
Sheraton Convention Center is a Rewards Category 4 hotel. This five-star hotel is a launchpad into San Telmo, Palermo, Puerto Madero, and other Buenos Aires neighborhoods. Take Estación Retiro to the National Museum of Fine Arts, Recoleta Cemetery, or The Teatro Colón. See the international side of Argentina’s capital at Jardín Japonés and corporate offices such as American Express and Mitsubishi.
In terms of dining, refuel at Buono Italian Kitchen, enjoy a cocktail at Doce25 and work out at Sheraton Fitness, their gym with resistance bands, free weights, and a row of treadmills facing the outdoor pool and sun deck.
Sheraton Buenos Aires Hotel & Convention Center has an executive club lounge on the top floor. Their club breakfast is pretty extensive with a small but full buffet, including omelet, which can get very busy. Coffee and snacks are available throughout the day.
There is plenty of food at the Sheraton club lounge in the evening from 7 pm to 9 pm, enough to fill you up, but there is no hot food, and the sweet dishes are nicer than the savory ones. There is also free red and white wine, although other alcohol costs (non-alcoholic drinks are free). However, the highlight is the spectacular view over the Retiro station and the Recoleta neighborhood from the lounge.
9. Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires
Hotel Panamericano Buenos Aires is a Rewards Category 5 hotel with brilliant views to some of Buenos Aires most emblematic monuments thanks to its perfect location. The hotel can be found right in the heart of must-see attractions such as Colon Theater, the Obelisk, the Palace of Justice, century-old buildings as well as 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest avenue in the world.
Upscale rooms feature plush mattresses and complimentary Wi-Fi. There are hearty dining options but no executive club lounge at this Marriott Bonvoy hotel.
10. Hilton Buenos Aires
Hilton Buenos Aires is located in the riverside Puerto Madero district, within walking distance to the city’s top attractions and best restaurants. This hotel is home to a large convention center with a staggering 72,290 sq. ft. of space, plus you can enjoy Argentinian cuisine at the restaurant, relax on the rooftop pool, or just unwind in your stylish guest room, executive room, or suite.
Enjoy the largest Executive Lounge in town when you book an Executive Level room. These rooms include all the amenities of the other guest rooms while adding the luxury of high floors, robes, newspaper, and bottled water, among other benefits.
Enjoy daily services in the Executive Lounge, including breakfast, evening cocktails, and all-day non-alcoholic beverages. Relax while watching television or work while drinking a soda and enjoy the private check-in and check-out area.
Note: Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor.
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