Resembling the old-money mansions of San Telmo, this hotel's rooms open onto a central patio where many guests choose to take their breakfast. From the balcony ringing the patio, the San Carlos Basílica—where Pope Francis was baptized—is visible and the chiming bells audible. The colorful, quiet rooms incorporate elements of an original building dating from 1904, including exposed brick ceilings and stained glass. The working-class neighborhood of Almagro where the
owner was born and raised is a taste of "real" Buenos Aires.