The gigantic red neon sign outside may need a face-lift, but the rest of this downtown hotel—open since 1936—is in decent shape. The Nogaro attracts a diverse crowd from around the world, including Irish backpackers, Asian businessmen, and provincial Argentineans. Although the rooms are nothing special and a bit tired, they are clean and bright, and have huge wooden closets and original parquet floors. Ask for a room on the avenue side of the building, which is fronted
by pretty jacaranda trees and has direct views of the imposing Buenos Aires city legislature building.