Fodor's Expert Review Esplendor Buenos Aires
San Martin 780, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, 1004, Argentina
Argentine icons—Eva Perón, Che Guevara, Jorge Luis Borges, among others—remind you just where you are when you stay at downtown's brashest hotel; their enormous portraits line the walls of the sleek lobby and art gallery. The spacious rooms are high-ceilinged and are decorated in muted grays and whites. Splashes of color are found in the funky throw rugs, sparkly pillows, and abstract paintings. This is one of the few downtown hotels that make a bold modernist statement, all the while gazing fondly back at Argentina's storied past. Esplendor also operates three other properties in Palermo Soho, Palermo Hollywood, and Recoleta.
- roomy suites have comfy chaise lounges
- steps from Galerías Pacífico shopping mall
- open-air hallways have a corporate feel
- weekday traffic nearby is disconcerting
Rate Includes: No meals