Howard Johnson Plaza Florida Street enjoys a privileged location in the heart of Buenos Aires, in the famous Florida pedestrian street, just 30 meters from the traditional Plaza San Martin, 35 minutes from Ezeiza International Airport, 15 minutes from the national Airport and few blocks from the city's financial and economic center and most of tourist attractions.
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"A good hotel with a few small shortcomings in an excellent location"
The Howard Johnson Plaza Florida is located in one of the best locations in central Buenos Aires. It is in a lively pedestrian mall in close proximity to parks and the harbour, and walking distance to the Av 9 de Julio. The rooms are large and comfortable with classic interiors and overall well maintained. There is a spacious gym with basic but good equipment. There is a very good breakfast buffet. The place has a few (small) drawbacks: Cars cannot drive into the pedestrian mall entrance of the hotel so the last 50 meters to the door needs to be walked. The wifi is instable and sometimes just drops out. Many rooms have adjoining doors which provide poor sound insulation. My neighbour was talking loudly on his cell phone for most of the day and in the end I had to request another room. To their credit, the professional and very helpful staff complied promptly.
"Pleasant service in a central location"
This Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel is located in central Buenos Aires at the top end of Florida Street very near to Plaza San Martin, a nice expanse of green leading to the Retiro Railway Station. Florida is a pedestrian street and leads to the very centre of the city. All is within walking distance, too, of the Puerta Madera, the refurbished harbor district. A bit further will take you to the Costanera Sur, a wonderful nature reserve with paths for walking or cycling. The hotel is located in a multi-purpose building; an elevator will take you to the first floor reception desk and dining area. Check-in was very friendly and efficient; indeed, everyone was nice for the entire week I stayed here. Breakfast selections - included in the room charge - were good . The entire hotel is equipped with wifi, although it's a bit inconvenient because the passwords for the lobby, the restaurant and the room are each different. The room was on the small side; very comfortable bed; good bathroom; even a small balcony. There was however not a good writing table or desk which made working quite uncomfortable; I'd go down to the restaurant for a proper table so I could save my back. Nice hotel, though, and I enjoyed being there.
"VERY GOOD LOCATION"
The Howard Johnson Plaza Florida is very well located, at the beginning of Florida street. It is not accessible directly by car but is only 50 meters from Paraguay street in the South and Marcelo T. Alvear in the North. Room are spacious and breakfast is quite reasonable. Service is almost inexistent.
It's a 4 star-hotel for the standards of Argentina. The first impression I got when I arrived at the reception and lobby was of a nostalgic sentimental trip to the 80's.Our room was big enough and clean. The personal was polite and the breakfast was good for the Argentinean style - they eat more toasts (the guests can make them at the moment, "medialunas" ( a kind of pastry/sweet bread), cakes and cookies so, forget baguettes and the variation of bread you can find in European 4 star-hotels and be open to experience the Argentinean way.The hotel is located in a gallery at the pedestrian street Florida, what is very practical for being close to the shopping center Galerias Pacifico and other attractions you can reach on foot.
Our impression of this hotel was overall good. I don't agree with saying that the staff didn't speak any English, as the staff of the frontline desk speaks English very well. No, the maid doesn't speak English, but that's not a problem. They were all very friendly and helpful. The comments about the noise of the air-con unit are true, my husband is very allergic to buzzing sounds and even when we put the air-con off, the noise remained. But also here the staff was very understanding and helpful, they offered us another room, they gave us the opportunity to listen first in that other room if the noise was less. It seems all over the building, it's not bothering me, but if you can't stand buzzing sounds, it's annoying. In the end, another staff member showed us a trick to put the noise off, so the problem was solved. Yes, there are a lot of money-changers in Florida street, and at the entrance of the hotel, but they wouldn't bother you if you shook your head, and after a few days, the guys in front of the hotel recognised us and just greeted us. They're not aggressive. Furthermore, our room was clean, perhaps a bit too dark. We've been in Howard Johnson La Cañada in Córdoba as well, and that was much more modern, although in HJ Florida the TV was a huge flatscreen TV with a variety of channels, but mainly (99%) in Spanish only. We've missed an English version of CNN. All in all, I would recommend this hotel. If the taxi drops you at Plaza San Martín, it's a less than a one-minute walk to the entrance of the hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM