When visiting Buenos Aires, Argentina, Palermo is one of the best neighborhoods to stay in. It's a cosmopolitan district filled with many interesting shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
One accommodation option to consider is Own Palermo Hollywood. It's a peaceful and stylish boutique hotel that's named for the particular area surrounding it – a subsection of Palermo where you can find many film and television production companies.
Though there aren't any major sights around, per se, there's still a lot to do within walking distance of this hotel.
A junior suite at Own Palermo Hollywood — Photo courtesy of Own Palermo Hollywood
Own Palermo Hollywood is small with only 16 guest rooms. The staff is always available and friendly, and guests find that they are happy to book transportation for you or advise you on restaurants and things to do in the area.
The rooms at Own Palermo Hollywood are large and pleasant. The decor is contemporary and well put together, with white walls, sleek fittings and interesting furnishings. (The one exception is the cement ceilings, which are more reminiscent of a basement than a hotel.)
The deluxe and master suites are even larger and include private balconies.
Own Palermo Hollywood's hotel bar — Photo courtesy of Own Palermo Hollywood
When you’re not out partying in the neighborhood, the rooms are conducive to sleep. The pillows and king-size beds are comfortable; the heating and air conditioning work great; and the rooms are insulated well so that if there's noise in the neighborhood, it's not a problem.
The bathroom walls have a frosted glass look, but don't be alarmed. Your modesty is preserved. Otherwise, the rooms have a TV and entertainment system, a safe where you can store your laptop, iPod docks, a kitchenette, a wine bar and a couple of fluffy bathrobes you can use. Note that you need to insert your keycard in the wall to turn on the lights as well as power the refrigerator.
There's free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and there are also computers and a printer that are available 24/7 at the business center beside the reception desk.
If you get thirsty, the hotel has a bar, as as well as a breakfast area. You can eat breakfast there in the mornings, or choose to have it brought to your room.
Own Palermo Hollywood is part of a chain that has three other locations in Buenos Aires and one in Montevideo, Uruguay. The hotel also participates in an international timeshare exchange. So if you're part of a timeshare program, it might be possible to use your points to book nights at Own Palermo Hollywood.