Deluxe Hotels in Buenos Aires (Part 1)
Travelers to Buenos Aires are lucky when it comes to hotel accommodations. The hotels here have large rooms and attractive public areas. Accommodations run the gamut from huge 500-room hotels to smaller places with 30 rooms or fewer, where everyone gets to know you on the first day.
The following deluxe Hotels in Buenos Aires are listed by order of preference within each price range. All accept major credit cards unless otherwise noted. Most offer a buffet breakfast, the cost of which is included in your rate.
This series will list hotels by order of preference within each price range. All accept major credit cards unless otherwise noted. Most offer a buffet breakfast, the cost of which is included in your rate.
Argentine hotels operate on a star system in which five is the highest and one is the lowest. All of the hotels selected have at least a two-star rating. Extra stars usually mean pools, shops and room service. Five stars offer the ultimate in luxury and are designated only to deluxe Hotels in Buenos Aires. Four-star hotels are deluxe or business class. All two- and three-star hotels provide the fundamentals: clean rooms, private baths, fresh linens and civility.
Telephone numbers as listed are local. To make reservations when calling from the United States, you must first dial 011-54-1 and then the number we’ve listed.
1. The Buenos Aires Sheration Hotel and Towers ★★★★★
San Martín 1225
(Toll-free in the US: 7 800-325-3535), Fax: 4318-9353
800 rooms, 23 floors
The Buenos Aires Sheraton, located near the new IBM Plaza, is a home away from home for North Americans. It is sleek, well run and boasts the highest view in town from its rooftop lounge, the Atalaya (Watchtower). It has everything you would expect from any of the deluxe hotels in Buenos Aires: an Olympic-size pool, tennis courts, a health club and a shopping mall featuring fine leather shops, boutiques and a branch of H. Stern Jewelers. Restaurants include La Pampa (24-hour coffee shop), Cardinale (Italian cuisine), and the formal El Aljibe.
Rooms are spacious and modern; many come with fine views of downtown. Ample closet space, separate dressing rooms, well-equipped bathrooms and plush towels are the hallmarks of this first-class hotel. Color television, direct dial phones and mini-fridges are additional luxuries.
2. Park Tower ★★★★★
Avenida Leandro N. Alem 1193
(Toll-free in the US & Canada: 7 800-325-3589), Fax: 4318-9394
180 rooms, 23 floors
Luxury takes on a whole new dimension at the Park Tower, an ITT Sheraton Luxury Collection hotel. From the lavishly baroque furnishings in the lobby, replete with gold and marble, to the elegantly appointed guest rooms, the Park Tower magically transports you to a sumptuous haven akin to the Court of Louis XIV, albeit with the ultimate in modern comfort and convenience. Exceptional service and amenities define the Park Tower experience. Guests enjoy 24-hour exclusive Butler Service, tea or coffee served at bedside after the daily wake-up call, a selection of local or international newspapers delivered daily, exclusively designed bathroom linen, an in-room stereo system with CD player, cassette and radio, bottled water, cellular phone, dual-line direct dial telephone with computer connection, access to the private Health Club and Spa, and complimentary pressing of two garments upon arrival. Of course, none of this comes cheap, but you only live once and it’s definitely worthwhile staying at one of these deluxe Hotels in Buenos Aires.
Since Sheraton and Park Hotels are connected, guests can use the facilities at either hotel and charge them to their room.