Where to Stay in Buenos Aires

buenos-aires-original-10795-jpg-1920x1080_defaultBuenos Aires is a collection of several neighborhoods, each with distinctive characteristics, selections of lodging options and attractions. From the sunsets and fabulous restaurants of dockside Puerto Madero to the famously beautiful and expensive Recoleta, you’re certain to find a suitable spot from which to base your visit to this city.

The Puerto Madero area offers some of the newer and more expensive hotels in the city. It’s also off the beaten track though, requiring the use of taxis to get around. The benefits of staying here include the many fine restaurants of Puerto Madero’s historic dock area and the sunset views from many of the district’s hotel rooms, which are truly magnificent.

More convenient locations include Recoleta and the Microcentro. Most of the city’s best hotels and the widest range of services are found in these two neighborhoods. Recoleta is more scenic and beautiful, and of course, staying here is convenient for visiting the Recoleta Cemetery and Evita’s gravesite as well as the museums and parks of nearby Palermo. The Microcentro is ideal if you want to be close to the best shopping and the theatre district. Most performance venues including Teatro Colón are within easy walking distance. In addition, all of the subway (subte) lines converge in this area.

San Telmo is considered by many to be both the most romantic and the most authentic of all neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. There aren’t many hotels here, but if you’re really interested in absorbing the Porteño flavor of the area and are fond of the tango, it can be worth spending a night or two here.

Monserrat is a neighborhood bordering San Telmo, which is much more easily accessed by subway. There is also a selection of hotels here, so staying in Monserrat might be a good choice for visitors who would like to experience San Telmo’s ‘romance’ from a more convenient location.