Only a couple of blocks from La Recoleta cemetery on leafy avenidas Callao between Quintana and Alvear, the Casa Sur Art Hotel is ideally located for any boutique hotel in Buenos Aires. Location is only part of the charm. Casa Sur doesn’t try to capitalize on the city’s past grandeur like many of the larger, neighboring hotels. Nor is it trying to out-modern the flashier pads in Puerto Madero or Palermo. Casa Sur’s understated luxury falls somewhere in between. Muted decor—think dark hardwood floors, framed black-and-white photographs, and marble bathrooms with glass walk-in showers—help set the tone throughout. The spacious guestrooms are equipped with comforts like Nespresso machines, iPod docks, and flat-screen TVs. As an added bonus, all rooms have balconies, a rarity in the neighborhood. Being an intimate hotel, its facilities won’t overwhelm anyone, but they’ll provide just enough to keep most guests satisfied during a short stay. The Indian-Mediterranean restaurant, Bengal, provides a nice alternative to the many beef-centric and Italian restaurants elsewhere in the city.