This mid-range business hotel stands out only for its ultra-convenient location on the northern side of downtown Buenos Aires. Adequate rooms are large and bright, but have dated decor and feel very bare bones. Business rooms are newer with a more contemporary -- although decidedly masculine -- decor and offer nice perks such as stylish glass-enclosed bathrooms and LG sound systems. The outdoor swimming pool is a plus, and great freebies -- a solid breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and parking -- add to the value.
In Retiro, within walking distance to major attractions, shopping, and dining
The Elevage is located on a slightly seedy street in the busy Retiro neighborhood, an area in northern Microcentro, the core of downtown Buenos Aires. It’s equidistant from two of the main thoroughfares in town, site-packed 9 de Julio, and Leandro N. Alem Avenue, which offers easy access to some tourist attractions further south, such as Boca and Caminito. There are several subway lines within walking distance from the hotel, and there are lots of restaurants and bars in the immediate neighborhood.
There’s so much to see and do in Microcentro that some visitors never leave this area when visiting Buenos Aires. It is the core of downtown, with wonderful shopping areas like Calle Florida, tourist attractions such as Colon Theater and iconic Obelisk, entertainment venues, an interesting dining scene, and a wide array of hotels. It is also one of the few areas in Buenos Aires that is well connected via subway to the rest of the city.
13-minute drive to Jorge Newbery Airport
38-minute drive to Ministro Pistarini International Airport
5-minute walk to Calle Florida, a main shopping area
12-minute walk to historic Colon Theater
16-minute walk to the Obelisk, one of the most recognizable sights in Buenos Aires
17-minute walk to the Metropolitan Cathedral
20-minute walk to Casa Rosada, the Presidential Palace
10-minute drive to the Museum of Latin-American Art of Buenos Aires (MALBA)
11-minute drive to Puerto Madero, full of bars and restaurants
12-minute drive to lively Plaza Dorrego, complete with a wonderful antiques market on Sundays
12-minute drive to the Museum of Modern Art
12-minute drive to popular San Telmo Market
13-minute drive to the Buenos Aires Racetrack
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