Naindo Park Hotel, San Nicolás de Bari 475, La Rioja (tel. 3822/470700;, is the best hotel in La Rioja City. Its pink facade with white arches hides a building block of glass that is at once very modern, spotless, and completely without character. The rooms are smart, the furniture elegant, and the bed covers quilted. Rooms start at $100 (£68). Plaza Hotel, San Nicolás de Bari 502, La Rioja (tel. 3822/425215;, is a six-story modern block facing the main plaza and houses well-appointed rooms of average size. It has a very pleasant rooftop pool overlooking the city. A double room comes in at $90 (£61). Huayra Apart Hotel, Av. Rivadavia 285, La Rioja (tel. 3822/464053;, is a great value budget option, with large studio-style rooms starting at $40 (£27) for a double. Libertador Hotel, Buenos Aires 253, La Rioja (tel. 3822/427794;, is a small, modern city hotel with a nice lobby. Rooms are dwarfish but come in at a reasonable $40 (£27) for a double.

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.