Argentina: Best Affordable Boutique Hotels for Under $130

From hidden, urban, art-deco retreats, to cozy, traditional Patagonian ranches to the ultimate wine lodge experiences check out our carefully selected list of Argentina’s best boutique hotels for under $130 USD per night!

BUENOS AIRES

San Telmo Buenos Aires

Moreno Hotel, San Telmo

San Telmo: Moreno Hotel ($60 USD)

Moreno Hotel Buenos Aires is located in the bohemian neighborhood of San Telmo, combining daredevil design and modern comfort. One of the few hotels in the city that besides having 39 huge rooms, counts with a restaurant and an on-site theater.

Just a few blocks away from Plaza de Mayo, the “Cabildo” (Government seat in colonial times), the “Manzana de las Luces” and numerous other historical buildings of the city, Moreno Hotel is one of the quintessential Art Deco buildings conserving its patrimonial value, designed by the German/Hungarian architect Johannes Kronfuss in 1920. On each of the seven floors the characteristics of that time remains the same: high ceilings and large vitraux windows designed by Gustav van Treeck.

It is surrounded by art galleries, antiques markets, handicrafts fairs, museums, tango halls, pubs, restaurants, the famous Sunday San Telmo Flea Market.

Palermo Hotels Buenos Aires

Hotel Vitrum, Palermo, Buenos Aires

Palermo: Hotel Vitrum ($116 USD)

Hotel Vitrum is a boutique hotel where art, design, fashion and cuisine coexist in the enigmatic neighborhood of Palermo Hollywood in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Located on Gorriti Street, close to the corner of Fitz Roy, Hotel Vitrum is at the very epicenter of design, avant-garde urban culture and signature cuisine. Guests of Hotel Vitrum can experience the best of Buenos Aires in this district of art galleries, restaurants, Tango bars and boutique hotels.

Walk down Caminito Street in La Boca neighborhood or cool off at the Paraná Delta. Don’t miss Puerto Madero, San Telmo, or the areas surrounding Plaza de Mayo and the Colon Opera House. Art lovers will enjoy the MALBA Museum, Recoleta Culture Center, Borges Culture center and Palais de Glace. Outdoor people will love the Botanical Gardens, Palermo Woods, the Japanese Garden and the Polo Field.

Add one of these properties on your next Buenos Aires adventure!

PATAGONIA

Hotel Territorio Patagonia

Hotel Territorio, Puerto Madryn, Patagonia

Peninsula Valdes, Puerto Madryn: Hotel Territorio ($130 USD)

With a magnificent oceanfront location in Punta Cuevas, just outside Puerto Madryn, Hotel Territorio is set in a modern, avant-garde building, and offers luxurious boutique accommodations with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.

Ideally placed for exploring the dramatic steppe, the coast and the sea of Península Valdés, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Hotel Territorio is a wonderful spot to return to after a busy day full of exploration. Guests can wind down in the relaxation area, complete with a dry sauna, Jacuzzi and a range of treatments and massages, or enjoy a glass of wine or a cup of tea in the cozy lounge, which boasts a wood burning fire for those chilly Patagonian evenings. Every morning, the stunning view of the sea from the dining room accompanies a perfect breakfast. At nightfall, candlelight makes it the ideal place to try some of the tempting offers at the bar.

Hotel Territorio has just thirty-six spacious rooms and suites, all with fabulous views of Bahía Nueva, where in winter and spring, right whales perform their spectacular breaches. All rooms feature an elegant, light filled design, combining the simplicity of concrete and the warmth of timber and a carefully selected range of cozy fabrics, and come with a full complement of modern, high-tech amenities.

Kau Yatun El Calafate Patagonia

Kau Yatun, El Calafate, Patagonia

El Calafate: Kau Yatun Hotel de Campo ($93 USD)

Surrounded by the native vegetation and fauna of Estancia 25 de Mayo, Kau Yatun Hotel de Campo is set in a traditionally built Patagonian ranch, featuring massive timber logs, natural stone and the typical green-painted corrugated iron roofs of the region. Standing just outside El Calafate, this charming property offers luxury accommodation and delicious regional cuisine in a tranquil, secluded location.

With a history stretching back to the first settlers of El Calafate, Kau Yatun Hotel de Campo is perfect for relaxing stays in this charming little town, internationally recognised as the gateway to the Los Glaciares National Park, the Perito Moreno Glaciar, Mount Fitz Roy and Cerro Torre. On site, guests can enjoy free mountain bike hire, and a range of trails within the historic area of the Estancia.

Kau Yatun Hotel de Campo is home to two unique dining venues: ”El Quincho”, located a few steps from the main hotel building, serves delicious home-made local cuisine, based on the finest fresh produce from the Estancia and puts on ”Gaucho Shows” for guests’ entertainment. The El Alambique Resto Bar is the gastronomic space of Tremun Yatun Kau Hotel, where guests can enjoy Patagonian delights with fine views of the hotel’s parkland.

Add one of these properties on your next Patagonia adventure!

SALTA

Legado Mitico Salta

Legado Mitico Salta

Salta: Legado Mítico Salta ($116 USD)

Located in the centre of historic Salta, in northern Argentina, Legado Mítico Salta is set in a grand nineteen-thirties mansion. Recently having undergone an extensive renovation, this charming property offers up-market boutique style accommodation and friendly, welcoming service in a magnificent heritage atmosphere.

Ideal for tranquil stays in this historic city, Legado Mítico Salta is just a ten-minute walk from the magnificent Plaza 9 de Julio square, with the cathedral, the Cabildo, the Museum of Contemporary Art, and many other beautiful historic buildings. Guests will also find myriad cafés, restaurants and fascinating shops in the streets around the house. The mansion boasts period-style décor, with original tiled floorings, antique and vintage furniture, and plush fabrics. There is a cosy, elegant lounge area, as well as a patio garden, perfect for relaxing after a busy day’s sightseeing.

Legado Mítico Salta offers a hearty breakfast buffet every morning, and other services include private parking, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the house, and full air-conditioning.

Salta Hotel

Finca Valentina, Lerma Valley Salta

Lerma Valley, Salta: Finca Valentina ($128 USD)

Enjoying a delightful, secluded location, near the city of Salta in the Lerma Valley, Finca Valentina is a lovingly refurbished country house. Maintaining traditional architecture externally, but with the layout, light and comfort of modern living in the interior, this charming family-owned and run property offers cozy boutique style accommodation in a beautiful rural setting.

Perfect for relaxing escapes in this fabulous region, just twenty-five minutes from down-town Salta, Finca Valentina offers a fabulous range of activities, both on-site and close by the estate, including horse-riding, hiking and trekking, mountain biking, or traditional cooking lessons, among many other options. The house boasts a large outdoor pool, and massages can be arranged on request.

Breakfast at Finca Valentina is served in the dining area, with stunning views of the pre-Andean mountains. Specialties include genuine Italian cappuccino, along with a variety of home-made cakes, natural products, seasonal juices, bread from the local bakery and jams and honey from the neighboring farms. Lunch and dinner are available on request, and Finca Valentina’s expert chef creates a different menu every day, accompanied by an excellent selection of wines from the finest wineries of the Mendoza and Salta valleys.

Cafayate Salta

Vinas de Cafayate Wine Resort, Cafayate, Salta

Cafayate, Salta: Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort ($120 USD)

Standing in the heart of the vineyards of the Calchaquí valley, near the city of Cafayate, Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort is a small boutique resort, set in a charming low-rise traditionally-styled estate. Calm and tranquil, this delightful property offers luxurious accommodation, great food and wine and a fabulous range of activities in a friendly, welcoming ambiance.

Perfectly placed for relaxing visits to this beautiful region, guests at Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort can enjoy a magnificent range of activities, both on the estate and close by. These include visits to the vineyards, and tastings at the most important wineries of Cafayate, mountain biking, hiking and trekking, horse-riding or visits to the historic village of San Carlos and the Quilmes ruins. The Estancia de Cafayate Wine & Golf is one of the largest golf courses in South America, and offers special green-fee rates to guests at Viñas de Cafayate Wine Resort.

On-site, the resort boasts a large outdoor swimming pool and solarium, a cozy lounge with a fireplace and library, and a boutique with a selection of regional silver jewelry and exclusive crafts. The gourmet restaurant served delicious menus created from the finest locally sourced produce, including fresh vegetables and herbs from the resort’s organic garden, and guests can enjoy a magnificent range of local wines from Viñas de Cafayate’s well stocked cellar. Staff are multi-lingual, and on hand 24/7 for all guests’ requirements.

Add one of these properties on your next Salta adventure!

MENDOZA

mendoza

Posada Verde Oliva, Maipu, Mandoza


Maipu, Mendoza: Posada Verde Oliva ($118 USD)

Verde Oliva is situated in a carefully renovated and modernized 19th century hacienda. This charming property provides cozy boutique-style accommodation, friendly service and a range of outdoor activities in a tranquil rural setting.

The design of the inn has preserved all the features of a typical country house in Mendoza – including a large, spacious gallery – combined with all the comfort and safety of a modern hotel. Ideal for wine tours and vineyard visits in this fascinating region, Posada Verde Oliva is just sixteen kilometers from the center of Mendoza, yet is seemingly a world away, in a rural spot where time stands still and the hustle and bustle of the city are left far behind. Staff at Posada Verde Oliva are on hand to arrange a number of especially programmed activities, including wine and olive oil tours, horse riding, mountain biking, adventure sports, and many other options. On-site, the posada boasts a large outdoor pool, expansive gardens, and a large, cozy living room, featuring an open fireplace for those cool winter evenings, and an extensive library with a range of titles on wine and olive oil production, the region’s history or tourism in Mendoza.

On arrival at Posada Verde Oliva, guests are welcomed with wine and cheese, and tasty lunches and dinners can be prepared on prior request. Olive oil therapy massages can also be arranged on advanced request.

Add this property on your next Mendoza adventure!

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Please note: all prices are starting prices for LOW SEASON. Prices may vary.
Your friendly Argentina expert,

Gretchen

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