"Elegant hotel, good location"
We stayed one night at the Plaza and were enchanted by the décor, cleanliness, and polite helpful staff dressed in formal attire. Our room was quiet, with a view of the nearby San Martin Park. We strolled along Florida Avenue, a pedestrian mall, where we found shops and restaurants that served local Argentinian fare. We booked directly with the hotel and were pleased with the attitude and service provided by the front desk staff, who arranged transport for us to the nearby cruise terminal. As a couple of seniors, we felt perfectly safe in this quiet hotel and exploring the immediate neighborhood on foot.
"Lots of Additional Charges"
My husband and I stayed at the Plaza Hotel before and after our trip to Antarctica. The hotel is in a fantastic location. It is central and close to the Calle Florida shopping area. There is also a great selection of restaurants in the area. Our hotel room was very comfortable and we enjoyed our stay. My only criticism is that there seemed to be a lot of charges for items and services that are often included in other hotels. For example, our package included a full breakfast. However, if you wanted eggs or an omelette this was additional. This is not my understanding of a full breakfast. Also, our room had a coffee percolator (it has been a long time since I used one of these machines). If you wanted coffee for the machine you had to order it and pay extra. It would have been good to have a kettle in the room and some instant coffee would have sufficed. We also had to pay for Wifi in our room. In the first room we stayed in the wifi was fast but it was very, very slow in the room that we stayed in our second visit. Nonetheless, we certainly enjoyed our stay and had a good time in Buenos Aires.
"One of the Grand Dames of Buenos Aires hotels"
We loved staying at the Plaza Hotel (plazahotelba.com) on our recent visit. Not only is it conveniently located right near the Calle Florida shopping area but it's on Plaza San Martin, where it's easy to get a cab to anyplace in the city. It is in the prime Retiro district. We didn't try the bus system but we saw them going by so they would be easy to use too. The hotel is a classic and well maintained, older hotel with lots of mahogany and brass. It reminded me a lot of the Biltmore in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. There's a fantastic bar and restaurant in the lower level. But don't try to eat before 7 PM - and even at that time you'll be the only ones there. They tend to eat later than we do in the US. We chose a junior suite because it came with free wi-fi and late check out. It cost about $730 USD for 6 nights. It had a huge bedroom and bath with a nice sitting room with sofa, chair, desk and tv. There was also a mini-fridge and coffee maker. The staff was always ready and very helpful. In the room there was an interesting book all about the long history of the hotel - how it was built and what famous people had stayed there over the years. We were there before we boarded a cruise around South America and while the hotel was near the dock - it was not the dock where our ship was located. But the cabs are convenient and relatively inexpensive. I'd love to return to Buenos Aires someday and will definitely stay at the Plaza Hotel again.
"Charming Historic Hotel"
We enjoyed 5 nights here and found it convenient and it provided all we needed for a comfortable stay. The room was in need of an update but clean, spacious and with plenty of storage for clothes. The buffet breakfast was great with plenty to choose from to suit all tastes. The staff were friendly and helpful. The location is good, within walking distance of good cafes and Galeries Pacifico. The pool and terrace was a great spot to relax after a day out and the gym was great for some extra exercise.
"Good in Parts"
Stayed for 3 nights in April before joining our cruise. The location is excellent by Plaza San Martin where public events take place and coincidentally there was a St Patrick's day celebration which involved a re-enactment of the independence from Spain! It is only a short walk from the Madero development which is attractive with lots of cafes & restaurants. It is also close to the cruise liner terminal The Hotel used to be part of the Marriott chain and is classic Art Deco - the building is listed and the main dining room and cocktail bar are beautiful examples. However service is patchy and the breakfast is both average and very expensive. If your package excludes breakfast then there are alternatives nearby eg Florida Garden. Nevertheless we did enjoy our stay despite these niggles.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM