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Located close to downtown Buenos Aires and walking distance from theaters and a national monument
Regente Palace Hotel is just to the north of downtown Buenos Aires, and is within walking distance of popular sights and historic landmarks. It sits across from another hotel and adjacent to a supermarket on a busy, narrow road.
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).
This 139-room hotel is located on the bustling Avenida 9 de Julio in Retiro, a business-friendly area near shops and cultural attractions. It's an older hotel with some signs of wear and tear, though many of the rooms were renovated in 2011. Updated rooms feature hardwood floors, big beds, and modern touches such as flat-screen TVs, sleek lamps, and minimalist furnishings. Other rooms, however, still have older, drab decor and tube TVs. The hotel's draw is its central location just north of Microcentro, which may appeal to business travelers and tourists who want to explore the city. Amenities are few -- there's not much more than a small, ill-equipped fitness center, a coffee shop, and a restaurant.