A five-minute walk from the central station, the Plaza is one of the smartest hotels in the city. The palatial building, an architectural attraction itself, dates from 1889, and has been modernized with care to give it an air of grandeur, quality, and restfulness. All the original features have been retained, from the stucco ceilings to the English mosaic floors, and are tastefully matched with modern art and up-to-date guest facilities. Rooms are comfortable and luxurious, with earth tones, dark-wood furnishings, and beautiful marble-and-tile bathrooms. The only complaint is that they can be a little on the small side.