Vista Sol Buenos Aires Design Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Vista Sol is one of the best-priced four-pearl options in bustling Microcentro. It's a simple, modern property almost feels more like a complex of urban studio apartments than a mid-size, mid-price hotel. The standard rooms are small, but the sophisticated, minimalistic design leaves a surprising amount of useful space. The hotel has little more than a small fitness center and sauna, plus a basic restaurant, but it is clean and centrally located to tourist attractions and the city's business center. Overall it's a great value -- in this city, it's easy to pay a lot more for a lot less.
Lennox Hotel Buenos Aires Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The 57-room Lennox Hotel Buenos Aires, located near the city's government offices, is one of the city's top luxury hotels, but its reasonable prices make it a superb value as well. Quirky decorations and artwork, interesting wall patterns, and unusual color schemes make a stay here a distinct and memorable experience -- from the spacious lobby dressed in sleek shades of black, to the chic, dramatically lit private outdoor garden. All aesthetics aside, the hotel also offers top-notch comfort, luxury, and hospitality. There’s a restaurant serving international dishes using local ingredients, a free breakfast buffet with fresh fruits and hot eggs, and a spa for relaxation. And the rooms -- large and stylishly furnished like the rest of the property -- come with kitchenettes, big closets, iPod docks, and quaint dining areas.
Axel Hotel Buenos Aires & Urban Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Axel is a cosmopolitan hotel with reasonable rates located in San Telmo, a bohemian neighborhood in central Buenos Aires. It has 48 contemporary rooms with plush king beds, glass-enclosed bathrooms, and up-to-date amenities, such as flat-screen plasma TVs and iPod speakers. The rooftop pool with outdoor shower, the stunning spa, and the rooftop lounge are definitely the highlights of this hotel. Just make sure you get a room facing the pool area, and expect to see some minor wear and tear throughout the property.
Blue Soho Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Blue Soho feels refreshing and boutique-y, with exposed brick walls, high ceilings with skylights, and even fresh flowers and palms. It's one of the better-priced options in happening Palermo Soho, and it has a great location on a street with various trendy shops and restaurants. Rooms exude a distinct urban, contemporary style, though some are dark and lacking natural light. Bathrooms are also modern, but sometimes positioned in awkward places -- in some rooms, the bathroom area isn't even closed off from the sleeping area. But for the price, it's a solid value option.
Savoy Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
This gorgeous, stately building resides in the city's financial and political center, just minutes away from Congress and presidential offices. What sets the Savoy apart from other hotels is its classic appearance combined with modern flair. The shiny marble lobby features high ceilings, accentuated by a bright red chandelier and plush red chairs. The stunning lobby bar showcases tall pillars with ornate gold details and crystal chandeliers. The hotel's rooms are contemporary, with wood floors, dramatic headboards, and bold pops of color (though some units, such as the Corner Suite, have classic decor). Each room offers clean, contemporary bathrooms with walk-in showers and rainfall fixtures. The Savoy welcomes all kinds of guests, but it's particularly popular with couples and business travelers (who can make use of the 10 meeting rooms on the property). Prices are very fair for what you get.