The Faena Hotel and Universe: Fashionistas flock to this Philippe Starck-designed hotel in the Puerto Madero district to see and be seen. The lobby has loads of bars and the pool is in the front of the hotel, so players making the rounds here can quickly size up who else is around.
Alvear Palace Hotel: The most exclusive hotel in Buenos Aires and one of the top hotels in the world, the Alvear dates to the Belle Epoque era. Luxurious bedrooms and suites have private butler service, and the hotel's guest list reflects the top names in Argentina and visitors from abroad.
Four Seasons Hotel: In 2002, the Four Seasons took over what was already one of Buenos Aires's most luxurious properties. This landmark hotel has two parts -- the 12-story Park Tower, housing the majority of the guest rooms, and the turn-of-the-20th-century French-rococo La Mansión, with seven elegant suites and a handful of private event rooms.
Killa Cafayate: A long, delightful walkway of terra-cotta tiles and ceramic urns leads to a splendid pool and courtyard. The ample rooms overlook the village rooftops, and the friendly owner Martha never leaves the front desk.
Iguazú Grand Hotel Resort & Casino: The best luxury hotel near the falls cannot be faulted. The giant rooms feature beautiful decor, and helpful staff keep everybody happy.
Estancia Los Potreros: A genuine Argentine ranch located in the rolling green hills of northern Córdoba. Gracious hosts, authentic rooms, and superb horses make for a memorable stay.
Park Hyatt Mendoza: The best-located hotel in Mendoza looks out on the bustling Plaza Independencia. Sipping a glass of Malbec on the front courtyard patio, you're likely to feel like royalty. Rooms are modern, luxurious, and large. There are regular events held here that celebrate the amazing food and wine of the area.
Cavas Wine Lodge: Many new wine lodges are opening up in the Mendoza area, but for now this remarkably luxurious and private inn is the crème de la crème. With its spectacular spa, ultra-isolated bungalows looking across the vineyards to the Andes, and one of the area's most extensive wine cellars, there's no reason to go anywhere else. It affords true romance for food and wine lovers.
Llao Llao Hotel & Resort: With its stunning alpine style, top-notch service, a golf course, a lovely pool, and a plethora of activities, the Llao Llao has it all. It's considered one of the top resorts in the world, with a price to match. Inside, the style is that of an upscale yet cozy hunting lodge. The unbeatable location, perched on a hill surrounded by mountain lakes, offers sublime views from every window. Come here for an unforgettable splurge.
Rio Hermoso Lodge: A sunny fishing lodge nestled in a lush, green landscape, this small lodge has done everything right. From the cozy rooms to colorful cushions, it's wonderfully relaxing and quiet here. And you're only 20 minutes from the adventures waiting in San Martín de los Andes.
Correntoso Lake and River Hotel: A historic landmark that's been carefully restored, the Correntoso keep getting better and better. An interesting spa, lovely pool, great lakeside restaurant and natural decor make this a wonderful base camp in the Lake District. Oh, and one of the finest fly-fishing holes in the entire world is right out front.
Eolo Patagonia's Spirit: A friendly and relaxed home amid the powerful emptiness of the Patagonian Steppe, Eolo is influenced by traditional estancias (Argentine ranch farms, dating mostly to the mid- to late 19th c.), but it has modern amenities such as a spa, a wine bar, and a library. It's a place to come live, breathe, and be wowed by the vastness of Patagonia.
Los Cauquenes Resort & Spa: Situated right on the Beagle Channel at the end of the world, this new inn has just about everything you could want -- a great wine bar, scenic terraces, a spa, and a gentle feel. Unforgettable.
Los Notros, Perito Moreno Glacier, near Calafate: Location is everything at the Los Notros hotel, which boasts a breathtaking view spanning one of Argentina's great wonders, Perito Moreno Glacier. The hotel blends contemporary folk art with a range of colorful hues. Impeccable rooms come with a dramatic view of the electric-blue tongue of the glacier, making this lodge one of the most upscale, unique lodging options in Argentina. The hotel arranges excursions around the area and occasional informative talks. Plenty of easy chairs and lounges are strewn around the property, so guests can sit and contemplate the glorious natural environment.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.