Finding family-friendly hotels in Buenos Aires Argentina can be complicated. It’s a big city with loads of neighborhoods. Our guide for where to stay in Buenos Aires will help you choose great hotels in the best Buenos Aires neighborhoods.
Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina. It is one of the most vibrant cities in all of South America. This is a city with a tremendous breadth of culture, much of which harkens back to the European influence of the Spanish conquests and, later to a boom of immigrants from Italy, Germany, Lebanon, and the UK. And for visitors, deciding on places to stay in Argentina can be overwhelming.
If you’ve never been to the city before, check out our favorite things to do in Buenos Aires and prepare to be amazed. This city is a wealth of mouthwatering foodie experiences, architectural marvels, and cultural beauty. And it’s all spread across 48 neighborhoods.
It’s these unique neighborhoods that help make the sprawling city of Buenos Aires a much more accessible and intimate experience than many other cities its size. With such a huge area to explore you might be wondering what is the best area to stay in Buenos Aires?
We’ll break down the different Buenos Aires neighborhoods and show those who are exploring Buenos Aires with kids the best family-friendly hotels in the city for your visit. This is all about where to stay in Buenos Aires, so let’s get down to it.
What Is The Best Neighborhood To Stay In Buenos Aires?
When it comes to the best places to stay in Buenos Aires, there are a lot of neighborhoods to choose from. I’ll break down some of the best neighborhoods to stay in in Buenos Aires. The truth is that I can’t pick just one area. There are a few that I think really stand out as places to stay in Buenos Aires for families.
If you love culture, music, and museums, the Palermo barrio is one of the best neighborhoods to stay in Buenos Aires. This cultural melting pot is becoming an increasingly popular place for expats, tourists, and digital nomads who want to take full advantage of the wide boulevards, a seemingly endless array of funky local restaurants, and enjoy the booming nightlife of Palermo.
Palermo is packed with gorgeous boutique hotels making it one of the best Buenos Aires barrios for families and other visitors to the city. Make sure to visit Sopa de Principes on El Salvador near Jorge Luis Borges. This funky shop sells handmade puppets dreamed up by Argentine artist Victoria Longoni as well as other fun souvenirs from the country.
Where To Stay In Palermo, Buenos Aires
Just a little over a mile from Plaza Serrano Square, the boutique hotel, Quartier Hollywood, is one of the most popular places to stay in Buenos Aires for families. Kids will love that it has both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
Adults will appreciate the well-equipped kitchens with dining areas and the on-site Turkish bath and sauna.
You can find the latest prices here:
Palermo Soho Apartment
The best places to stay for families in Buenos Aires are almost always the apartments. These self-contained living spaces typically have much better locations than many of the Buenos Aires hotels. This Palermo Soho apartment is just a mile from Plaza Serrano Square and just a little further from the Buenos Aires Eco-Park.
This apartment has two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen that includes a microwave and even a washing machine for those spending more time in the city.
This property gets amazing reviews on Booking from families. You can check out the current prices below.
Apartamento en Palermo
This central Palermo apartment is perfect for families that love the self-catered experience. With excellent WiFi, a complete kitchen and dining area, and a massive living room, your family will feel right at home in this family-friendly Buenos Aires accommodation.
The panoramic views from the balcony are fantastic and you’ll have super-close access to the Buenos Aires Zoo and the Eco-Park. It’s also just 5-minutes from the central airport in case you want to make a quick trip out to Iguazu Falls.
This apartment also features a bathroom with bath and a hairdryer, and a balcony with panoramic city views. It’s one of the most highly-rated apartments on Booking.
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San Telmo Neighborhood
San Telmo is one of the funkiest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. It was once one of the more dangerous areas of the city. But over the last 20 years, San Telmo has been revitalized. The cobblestone streets, spacious squares, and incredibly popular Sunday market now make this one of the best places to stay in Buenos Aires.
Its rough history means that it is still one of the more affordable neighborhoods for accommodations in Buenos Aires. The romantic atmosphere combined with the fabulous street food have made it one of the most popular places for foodies. It’s definitely a neighborhood where you want to keep a tight eye on your wallet in busy spots like the San Telmo Market, but its rough days are far behind it.
San Telmo is located very close to major Buenos Aires things to do such as La Boca and Plaza de Mayo. The Colonial-feel of the buildings have attracted many of the best restaurants in the city to the region.
Where To Stay In San Telmo, Buenos Aires
San Telmo Apartmento
This gorgeous boutique apartment is one of the best places to stay in San Telmo, Buenos Aires. This beautiful apartment has two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen and sits within close distance to La Bombonera Stadium, Plaza de Mayo, and the Jorge Newbery Airfield in case you want to duck down to Patagonia to visit the penguins in Punta Tombo.
The open-concept apartment features exposed brick and scenic patio and make an excellent home base for exploring Buenos Aires.
Anselmo Buenos Aires Curio Collection By Hilton
Scenically located right next to Plaza Dorrego in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, the Anselmo Buenos Aires is one of our favorite hotels in the city. The service here is fantastic and you’ll have easy access to some fantastic cafes and restaurants.
The Anselmo Buenos Aires includes a continental breakfast, a shared lounge that features fresh local produce, and an on-site restaurant with both Argentinean food and classic dishes.
This San Telmo hotel features fitness facilities and luggage storage. And if you’re planning a day trip to Tigre, you have easy access to the train and the trip is less than 18-miles.
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Loft Puerto Madero
Located just across the Rio Darsena Sur, this very-highly rated San Telmo apartment has an amazing location near the Costanera Ecological Reserve. Kids will love the outdoor swimming pool, and for those doing a self-drive experience, there’s private parking available.
The units are air-conditioned and feature a well-equipped kitchen and patio with views of the pool. You’ll also be treated to an American-style breakfast each morning.
This is a particularly popular accommodation for families in Buenos Aires and books quickly. You can check out the prices and availability here:
Find More Hotels In Recoleta, Buenos Aires
Recoleta is one of the most walkable and beautiful neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. With classic architecture and a Beaux-Arts atmosphere, it’s been called the Paris of South America.
The Recoleta barrio is one of the most affluent and expensive of the Buenos Aires neighborhoods. It’s home to prestigious schools, and of course, the majestic Recoleta Cemetery.
Those who stay in Recoleta will also have access to some of the most exciting attractions in the city, as well as high-end restaurants and luxury hotels.
Where To Stay In Recoleta, Buenos Aires
Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires
If you truly want to capture the Buenos Aires atmosphere, the Park Hyatt Buenos Aires is for you. This plush Buenos Aires palace features a spa, two restaurants, and marble-tiled bathrooms.
The restaurant serves up a full breakfast buffet each morning featuring Argentinean specialties and dinner can be enjoyed on the private terrace overlooking the gardens.
The hotel features guest services that include babysitting and more. You’ll also have easy access to boutique shops and cafes. And you’ll be within easy reach of most of the Recoleta attractions.
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Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires MGallery
Just one mile from the Recoleta Cemetery and just under a mile from the spectacular Colon Theatre, Palladio Hotel Buenos Aires MGallery is a stunning property that sits right at home among the posh atmosphere of the Recoleta Neighborhood.
Guests have access to free WiFi as well as an outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and a terrace. And don’t forget to spring for a room with a patio. It’s worth it!
You can check out the prices and availability here:
ARC Arenales Studios & Suites
Located within walking distance of the Recoleta Cemetery, ARC Arenales Studios & Suites boasts a beautiful outdoor pool and sun terrace, full-kitchens, and an on-site sauna.
The spacious and modern rooms are perfect for settling down after a day of exploring the city. And the open-concept kitchens are fantastic for those who love to save some money by cooking their own Argentinean meals.
You can check out the prices and availability here:
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Villa Crespo Neighborhood
Still flying under the radar of most tourists in Buenos Aires, the Villa Crespo neighborhood is one of the best places to visit in Buenos Aires to escape the crowds. It’s located next to Palermo Soho but is much quieter while still offering great access to some of the city’s best attractions.
The neighborhood is home to a large Jewish population and contains many of the city’s synagogues as well as a plethora of restaurants serving kosher dishes. The parks are quieter and the prices in Villa Crespo are surprisingly budget-friendly considering how central it is.
Villa Crespo is a popular barrio for families due to the laid back lifestyle and quieter streets.
Casa San José
Within walking distance of Plaza Serrano Square, Casa San Jose offers some beautiful family-friendly Buenos Aires accommodations that include patios, a seating area, a fully-equipped kitchenette, and much more.
It’s just 2 and a half miles from the airport and offers a shuttle for a reasonable price. The beautiful rooms and stained glass entranceway are inspired by the nearby catholic churches and the quiet neighborhoods that surround it are perfect for late afternoon strolls.
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Situated in a neighborhood of skyrises, 629 Serrano might not be the most beautiful location in Villa Crespo, but it offers easy access to a number of great attractions including Plaza Serrano Square.
You’ll have access to free WiFi, a spacious living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and a sun terrace. This Buenos Aires apartment gives you everything you need for a long, comfortable stay in the city.
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Previously, we stayed at the Libertador Hotel in Puno, Peru. And the Libertador Hotel in Buenos Aires features the same modern and airy atmosphere that we loved. The large rooms and indoor heated pool are a treat. And the late-night views over the city and river are gorgeous.
The on-site restaurant and bar have fantastic services and the Neptune Spa offers adults the chance to really treat themselves. You’ll also be within walking distance from Colon Theatre. And you’ll have easy access to some of the best restaurants in Villa Crespo.
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Puerto Madero Neighborhood
With a hip, modern vibe, Puerto Madero is the newest up-and-coming barrio in Buenos Aires. This gorgeous area has seen tremendous growth in the past 20 years. What was once a blue-collar marine dock has been transformed into one of the most vibrant sections of the city thanks to star architects.
This is the most modern part of Buenos Aires. So, if you want to be surrounded by classic architecture, stick with Palermo or Recoleta. But, if you love luxury hotels and upscale apartments, this neighborhood, which borders San Telmo and Plaza de Mayo, might be perfect for you.
Where To Stay In Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires
Faena Hotel Buenos Aires
Situated in a stunning converted building, the Faena Hotel is one of the best places to stay in Buenos Aires. This 5-star hotel features plush accommodations with stylish decor that include Venetian blinds and velvet curtains.
Faena Hotel holds the largest collection of Argentinean wines in the world. And guests can enjoy a glass while relaxing in the library or visit the sauna for a hydromassage.
The hotel is just one mile from Dorrego Square and Plaza de Mayo.
Luxury Loft Puerto Madero
Slightly over a mile from Plaza de Mayo Square, Luxury Loft Puerto Madero is one of the top places for families in the Puerto Madero barrio. The property features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and a balcony for a comfortable stay.
Families will also love the kitchenette that includes a microwave and fridge. The on-site garden is gorgeous. And you’ll find many excellent restaurants and cafes located nearby.
City Madero Buenos Aires
The City Madero Buenos Aires is one of the most popular apartment hotels in Puerto Madero for families. Families love the outdoor swimming pool and fitness center, as well as the shared lounge and bright garden.
There’s an on-site casino for those who like that type of thing. And each room has a fully-equipped kitchen with microwave and fridge. One thing I love about this apartment is the on-site bicycle rental service.
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Tips For Finding The Best Hotels In Buenos Aires
In this guide, I share the best neighborhoods for families in Buenos Aires. No matter how you plan to explore this city, you’re going to have a great time. Buenos Aires is fabulous! And it lives up to its reputation as one of the greatest South American capitals.
This is a big city. So, remember to be safe and keep valuables out of sight in busy areas such as San Telmo and La Boca. But it’s also a safe city with wonderful people and incredible culture. Don’t be afraid to dive in and enjoy the local scene. That is one of the best things about exploring the different neighborhoods of Buenos Aires.
If you’ve tried these places and haven’t had luck, you’ll be happy to know that there are many family-friendly places to stay in Buenos Aires. You can click here to find a full list of the amazing accommodations in the city. Most importantly, enjoy your visit!
And feel free to drop any questions or comments below. I always answer them.
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