Loi Suites Esmeralda Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Retiro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Pros

  • Centrally located by San Martin Square
  • In close proximity to Microcentro, Recoleta, and Puerto Madero
  • Kitchenettes and microwaves in all rooms
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas of the hotel
  • On-site gift shop/newsstand for convenient purchases

Cons

  • Fee for in-room Wi-Fi
  • Decor is bland, and some furnishings are a bit worn
  • Limited guest parking for a fee

Bottom Line

Loi Suites Esmeralda is a 109-room apartment hotel near the sprawling, touristy Plaza San Martin and close to downtown Buenos Aires (Microcentro), as well as the districts of Recoleta and Puerto Madero. It’s the slightly cheaper twin hotel of Loi Suites Arenales, which is just a few streets north. Shopping thoroughfares, historical landmarks and museums aren’t too far, though some do require a car or taxi. Even with a kitchenette, the rooms still feel on the small side and the decor is dated and lacks personality. Some of the furnishings could use an overhaul, but the convenient location and affordable rates make this one a good choice for the value.

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 Location

Located in Retiro, the city's transportation hub, and to the north of bustling Microcentro

Loi Suites Esmeralda is located in the downtown neighborhood of Retiro, near the railway station and close to businesses and government agencies. Retiro is directly north of (and within walking distance of) Microcentro, the city's financial and cultural heart.

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).

  • 3-minute walk to Plaza San Martin
  • 4-minute walk to Calle Florida
  • 9-minute walk to Cervantes Theatre
  • 9-minute walk to Microcentro
  • 15-minute walk to El Obelisco
  • 7-minute drive to Casa Rosada
  • 9-minute drive to Recoleta
  • 12-minute drive to Puerto Madero
  • 36-minute drive to Buenos Aires Ministro Pistarini International Airport (EZE)

 Bottom Line

Loi Suites Esmeralda is a 109-room apartment hotel near the sprawling, touristy Plaza San Martin and close to downtown Buenos Aires (Microcentro), as well as the districts of Recoleta and Puerto Madero. It’s the slightly cheaper twin hotel of Loi Suites Arenales, which is just a few streets north. Shopping thoroughfares, historical landmarks and museums aren’t too far, though some do require a car or taxi. Even with a kitchenette, the rooms still feel on the small side and the decor is dated and lacks personality. Some of the furnishings could use an overhaul, but the convenient location and affordable rates make this one a good choice for the value.

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 109
Pool: No
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Retiro, Buenos Aires
Address: Marcelo T. de Alvear 842, Buenos Aires, Argentina C1058AAL
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