El Conquistador Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Pros

  • Convenient central location in Retiro, within walking distance of major attractions
  • Decent-sized rooms with contemporary decor and flat-screen TVs
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel and free coffee and tea
  • Varied breakfast buffet at glass-enclosed Refugio del Sol rooftop restaurant
  • Good soundproofing and large windows in all rooms
  • Tiny fitness center equipped with sauna
  • Room service available 24 hours a day
  • Spacious lobby with cozy couches

Cons

Bottom Line

This upper-middle-range business hotel has 133 clean, contemporary, but somewhat basic rooms with large windows and good soundproofing. Amenities are scarce -- just a skinny fitness room with a sauna and a glass-enclosed, top-floor restaurant serving a good breakfast -- but it is within a 10-minute walk of three subway lines and offers free Wi-Fi, coffee, and tea. Its central location in the busy Retiro district is conveniently close to major attractions and great shopping, but some rooms are slightly small for the price.

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 Location

In the core of downtown Buenos Aires, close to major tourist sites and great shopping

El Conquistador is located in Retiro -- a busy area just to the north of Microcentro. It’s one block from main thoroughfares like 9 de Julio and Santa Fe avenues, and within walking distance to great shopping and major tourist sites.

Retiro is the transportation hub of Buenos Aires. Often, "transportation hub" is synonymous with gritty, depressing, and traffic-filled, but this is not the case with Retiro (except the traffic-filled part). The neighborhood is home to upscale shops, luxury hotels, and the Plaza San Martin park, surrounded by beautiful historic mansions (many of which now serve as embassies).

  • 12-minute drive to Jorge Newbery Airport
  • 38-minute drive to Ministro Pistarini International Airport
  • 8-minute walk to Calle Florida, a main shopping area
  • 9-minute walk to historic Colon Theater
  • 11-minute walk to the Obelisk, one of the most recognizable sights in Buenos Aires
  • 20-minute walk to the Metropolitan Cathedral
  • 21-minute walk to Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace
  • 9-minute drive to the Museum of Latin-American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)
  • 11-minute drive to Puerto Madero, full of bars and restaurants
  • 11-minute drive to lively Plaza Dorrego, complete with a wonderful antiques market on Sundays
  • 11-minute drive to popular San Telmo Market
  • 12-minute drive to the Buenos Aires Racetrack
  • 13-minute drive to the Museum of Modern Art
  • 13-minute drive to the Botanical Garden
  • 13-minute drive to the zoo
  • 15 minute drive to Palermo Soho, a hopping area full of restaurants, bars and designer boutiques
  • 17-minute drive to the Boca Juniors stadium
  • 18-minute drive to iconic Caminito, a colorful neighborhood

 Bottom Line

This upper-middle-range business hotel has 133 clean, contemporary, but somewhat basic rooms with large windows and good soundproofing. Amenities are scarce -- just a skinny fitness room with a sauna and a glass-enclosed, top-floor restaurant serving a good breakfast -- but it is within a 10-minute walk of three subway lines and offers free Wi-Fi, coffee, and tea. Its central location in the busy Retiro district is conveniently close to major attractions and great shopping, but some rooms are slightly small for the price.

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Address

  • Suipacha 948 (cp 1008), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Room Types

  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Superior City View Room
  • Superior Room
  • Triple Room (Junior Suite)

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 133
Pool: N/A
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Retiro, Buenos Aires
Address: Suipacha 948 (cp 1008), Buenos Aires, Argentina
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