Fiamingo Apart Hotel
Great for families, the Fiamingo features huge suites that lean more toward comfortable and convenient than fancy. All come with attached kitchenettes (there are no stoves – just microwaves and sinks). Staff are friendly, and windows are double-paned for peace and quiet. It’s a great deal for the price; reserve ahead of time.
Gran Hotel Argentino
This modest, semi–art nouveau hotel, situated on busy Pellegrini, boasts very nice, modern and tasteful rooms. Get a suite on a higher floor, facing Av 9 de Julio, for good views and lots of light – it’s also not as loud up there. There’s a restaurant on the 7th floor. A decent deal for the central location.
If you must stay in Recoleta and have a thin wallet, consider the Prince Hotel. Slightly misnamed (a prince would not likely stay here), this cheap stay offers older halls and very small interior rooms (the exterior ones are a bit larger) – but at least they’re tastefully decorated, and some even come with balcony. Services will obviously be limited, but for the location you can’t complain. Be sure to check out the ancient metal elevator.
Tucuman Palace Hotel
It might be old and past its prime, but it’s centrally located and you get fairly large, decent rooms, some with sofas and – at no extra charge – stained rugs. Some bathrooms are separated from the room by an interesting tile wall, while others have both open showers and hairdryers. Decorative balconies are another plus. Overall, it’s good value.
Circus Hotel & Hostel
From the trendy lounge in front to the wooden-deck-surrounded wading pool in back, this hostel-hostel exudes hipness. Both dorms and private rooms, all small and simple, have basic furniture and their own bathrooms. There's a pool table and slick TV area too, but no kitchen.
The rooms at this hotel are basic but clean – if you can stand a bit of traffic noise, try to secure one with a balcony. More spacious (and more expensive) rooms are available, and there’s a good, modern bar-restaurant where breakfast is served. From here it’s an easy tramp to either Plaza del Congreso or Plaza de Mayo. Pay in cash and save 10%. almost 4 years ago