Experience the Finest with Buenos Aires' 10 Best Luxury Hotels

Buenos Aires used to be one of the richest cities in the world. The South American capital was also a final destination for many waves of European immigrants. Today, visitors find Buenos Aires to be a fascinating European-inspired city that exudes passion and charm.  

Luxury hotels in Buenos Aires are second to none and typically reminiscent of Paris’s grace or a dose of international cosmopolitan cool. Whether home-grown or the result of a foreign mind, all carefully pride themselves on their posh surroundings, elegant details and “cut above the rest” service.

The venerable Alvear Palace Hotel has been a Buenos Aires stalwart of luxury, but it is no longer the only game in town when it comes to luxurious digs and treatment. Buenos Aires now has a number of great luxury hotels, like the refined Palacio Duhau and the wild and modern Faena Hotel + Universe.

While many luxurious hotels are situated in the neighborhood of Recoleta amongst trees and embassies, the neighborhood of Palermo has come into its own, with more and more luxurious accommodations choosing to settle there, such as the Fierro Hotel with its top-rated restaurant and Home Hotel with its polished retro vibe.

With this list of Buenos Aires’ 10 best luxury hotels, you’re certain to find the experience you were hoping for.


Located in Buenos Aires' Recoleta neighborhood, CasaSur Art Hotel is a sleek and sophisticated 36 room hotel. The rooms are modern in both style and amenities, and have dark hardwood floors. All the rooms have iPod docks and mini bars, but the suites have Nespresso machines, wine bars and Jacuzzis on the balcony too. The hotel's gourmet restaurant and bar serves Indian and Mediterranean inspired cuisine. CasaSur Art Hotel's pretty spa has a Jacuzzi and offers different types of massages. There is an attached gym too. But if you need to get some work done instead, head to the business center.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: This hotel is sleek, comfortable and appropriate for business travelers.

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The modern Fierro Hotel is one of the best luxurious boutique hotels located in Palermo Hollywood. While the onsite restaurant is highly rated, and offers one of the best brunches in the city, the hotel itself is not to be outdone. Fierro Hotel is a stylish and ultra-comfortable place to lay your head in Buenos Aires. The spacious rooms have good beds, are outfitted with high-tech amenities and are tastefully decorated in a contemporary style. There's a nice pool on the roof, as well as a sauna, to take a dip, especially if you are in town for BA's hot summer.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Fierro Hotel is a fan favorite in stylish Palermo Hollywood.

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Beautiful Hotel Madero is a spacious and contemporary luxury hotel in Buenos Aires. It takes its name as well as its outlook from the Puerto Madero neighborhood where the hotel is located. Hotel Madero exudes a hip vibe, but at the same time is comfortable and welcoming with its well-designed and well-appointed rooms, and relaxing common spaces, like the indoor pool with a view, Jacuzzi, treatment spa, fitness center and pool table area. The hotel has three nice restaurants and bars, but in the summer when the weather's nice the Blue Sky Bar is a special treat with its panoramic views.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: This Puerto Madero gem is a contemporary choice for luxury.

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Melia Recoleta Plaza is a pretty boutique hotel located in the Recoleta neighborhood and close to Recoleta Cemetery and Libertador Avenue. The lobby is elegant and the medium-sized rooms comfortable. (The style reminds some of Europe and others of California's Wine Country.) Onsite there is a spa and health center, where you'll find a Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, showers and gym equipment. Treatments include massages, facials, reiki and pedicures. And if you're hungry, the hotel has a bistro, a jazz club (where they also do the buffet breakfast) and a garden café. History buffs should note that Evita Perón once lived in the building in the 1940s.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Evita Perón once lived in the building of this attractive boutique hotel.

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Located in the heart of Palermo, Home Hotel is a cool oasis you probably wouldn't mind making your permanent home. The rooms and loft are spacious and have a polished and hip but purposefully retro vibe to them. The restaurant/bar is a delicious stop for breakfast, lunch or dinner, although it closes relatively early at 11:30 pm. Their salads and Scarlet the Tart cocktail are particularly addictive. When the weather's warm, the backyard garden and pool is a relaxing place for a dip or a drink. You'll probably also see the resident cat hanging out there. Otherwise, go pamper yourself at Home Hotel's spa.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Even when you're not a guest anymore, you'll find yourself coming back to the garden restaurant again and again.

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Buenos Aires' classic luxury hotel, the Alvear Palace Hotel is grand, elegant and a sure bet for a great stay. The service, cleanliness and attention to detail are what you would expect from a five-star property, but for the best experience, ask for a room on a higher floor or splash out for a suite. The rooms are large, the beds comfortable and the buffet breakfast a delight. But for afternoon tea, The Orangerie is not to be missed. Otherwise, The Cigar Bar is a unique experience. The Alvear Palace Hotel also has a spa, pool and fitness center. Unlike many other luxury hotels, here Wi-Fi is included.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Alvear Palace Hotel is Buenos Aires' oldest and most well-known luxury hotel.

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Located in the Recoleta neighborhood, this elegant hotel is handsomely decorated in European style. It's obvious that every detail has been carefully curated for maximum impact and comfort. The guestrooms are certainly attractive and spacious, but if you can afford it, go for a suite. All the suites exude French romance and luxury and are a special treat. The restaurants and bar, however, look to Argentina for inspiration. The more casual rooftop restaurant Nuestro Secreto emphasizes Argentine-style grilled meats for lunch and dinner, while the more formal Elena restaurant promises fresh and quality local ingredients throughout the day and night.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: Down to the last detail, the Four Seasons is a great choice for luxury accommodation in Buenos Aires.

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Classy and beautiful inside and out, Sofitel is a luxury hotel that is worth splurging on. The lobby is a grand art deco affair, but the rooms are more modest, decorated in a modern French style with yellow tones. The hotel's more comfortable suites have great views of the city. Otherwise, don't pass up the hotel's restaurant, Le Sud, for great French fare or La Bibliothéque bar, a good stop for tea or a drink. You can grab a book and curl up by the fireplace. The beautiful indoor pool is also a nice place to relax, or in the hands of the hotel's masseuses.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: The Recoleta-area Sofitel hotel is a sophisticated choice for Buenos Aires accommodation.

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The Faena Hotel + Universe is an ultra modern and fun luxury hotel designed by Philippe Starck. From the curtains and carpets to the umbrellas beside the pool, red is the hotel's signature color. Glamorously elegant to some but gaudy to others, you have to experience it for yourself. The hotel is located in Puerto Madero; ask for a room facing the river for a better view and a quieter stay. There are several dining options on site, such as The Library Lounge, a perennial favorite for a cup of tea, and The Bistro, for a gourmet dinner set in the stark white room. Otherwise, head to the spectacular spa for a dose of luxurious pampering.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: This is arguably the best modern hotel in the city.

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Palacio Duhau - Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is a beautiful luxury hotel with large and modern rooms and a sleek and sophisticated style. Befittingly, the original building is a palace dating from 1890. Located near the unforgettable La Recoleta Cemetery, Palacio Duhau was landscaped by Carlos Thays, whose work has influenced much of the Argentine capital's greenery. Today the beautiful garden is one of the hotel's most recognized features; don't forget to have a meal there and enjoy the setting. Otherwise, after the art museums have closed in Buenos Aires, you could have a look at the hotel's own art gallery.

Recommended for Luxury Hotels because: This beautiful hotel is set in a former 19th century palace.

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