In the bustling Microcentro, not far from tony Recoleta, this funky (but not too funky) contemporary hotel breaks away from the neighborhood’s more bland chain hotels that are generally higher priced. The art deco–style Hotel Pulitzer, part of a minichain with additional properties in Paris and Barcelona, doesn’t shy away from bold colors or modish interiors. Barcelona designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán splashes the stark whites and light-filled spaces with bright blues and oranges to great effect, while the eclectic collection of vintage furniture and contemporary art helps bring a global flair to the property. The hip lobby cocktail bar has a wine cellar that rivals many of the neighborhood's top restaurants, while a chic library is a good place to retreat with a book or check one’s email. During the summer months, the hotel takes on new life via its eighth-floor pool with teak loungers, and the open-air rooftop with a stylish bar on a wood deck that serves up classic cocktails and dramatic views of the cityscape.
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Hotel Pulitzer is found right in the heart of the Microcentro, one of the city's downtown districts. Nearby is Galerías Pacífico, a glamorous shopping center in an 1889 Beaux Arts building that was modeled after Le Bon Marché in Paris. For dinner there’s Tomo 1 on Avenida 9 de Mayo near the Obelisk, with its classic and sophisticated Argentine fare.
Need to Know
Rooms: 104 rooms, 2 suites. From $118. Check-in: 3 p.m.; check-out: noon. Dining options: The hotel doesn’t have a restaurant aside from a windowless room on the lower level that serves a simple breakfast. However, in the library or lobby bar—and also for room service—a light menu includes sandwiches, pasta, and salads. A seasonal open-air bar and lounge on the 13th floor serves original cocktails. Spa and gym details: There is no spa, but a small fitness room and a pool sit on the rooftop.
Who’s it for: Business and leisure travelers looking for a convenient location and standard amenities without breaking the bank. Our favorite rooms: Of course, the suites in a hotel named Pulitzer have personal libraries stocked with books about Argentine art, history, and literature. Additional flourishes include original contemporary artwork on the walls and black velvet armchairs. Arrival perk: An added advantage to staying here is that the shuttle buses from the airport, run by Manuel Tienda Leon, stop a 15-minute walk away from the hotel, saving you a taxi ride.