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Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta
Ranked #43 of 446 Hotels in Buenos Aires
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Not your old HoJo!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

When Americans of a certain age hear the words Howard Johnson, they think of outdated, funky orange & blue motels. The Howard Johnson Boutique Recoleta is definitely modern. Located in the walking-friendly Recoleta district of Buenos Aires, it has modest rooms with flat screen TVs, a mini bar, hot showers and nice bathrooms, and the beds are comfortable. The rooms are quiet; I couldn't hear anybody next door or in the hallway. There is a large hot tub on the main floor (but it wasn't hot enough, really), along with a sauna and a small fitness center. Breakfast is complimentary and is served downstairs, in a bright airy room. Standard Argentinian breakfast fare includes cold slices of ham, sliced cheese, various croissants, pastries and toast, along with coffee and hot water for tea. Also, as I saw at every hotel, there was a choice between corn flakes and frosted flakes. Eggs are made to order but you have to request them.
The hotel is very convenient to the main street, 9 de Julio, and I felt safe walking at all hours of the night, even with my $6k camera wrapped around my wrist. Most of the staff speaks English and are more than willing to call you a taxi or change money (at a much better rate than I got from the bank).
The rooms have key cards and in-room safes, along with a small fridge.
A bonus, at least in my room, were the wall outlets: they accepted all my US cords (two-prong only) without the need for an adapter.

Room Tip: Our 4th floor room was just fine. Quiet, even though it was close to the elevator.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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salt lake city
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77 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2013

Pleasant staff and clean, decent sized rooms in a good part of the city. OK breakfast (eggs on request) and very good service. Good quality for price. Front desk accommodated all requests, including early check-in, and made good recommendations.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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COLOMBIA
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28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2013 via mobile

Located in the heart of Recoleta's district. Walking distance to lots of turistic attractions, restaurants, confiterias and parks. Rooms recentle refurbished. Internet for free. Very helpful employees. Area very safe to walk on your own.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Sao Paulo, SP
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76 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Stayed at this hotel for 2 nights and found it very comfortable. Rooms were spacious, staff was friendly and the location is very good (not exactly in the very heart of Recoleta, as you might think reading the other reviews, but at a walking distance from it). On the downside, the tub was not very clean on the first day and there was a little bit of cigarette smell coming from the ventilation, though the floor was non-smoking. But overall it is a very good cost x benefit relation, would stay here again.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the back of the hotel, they are more quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2013

Great location, good services, clean rooms, easy access to really good restaurants, shopping, points of interest and public transportation. They have transportation available to the airport Ezeiza for $250 pesos.

Room Tip: Rooms on the left side are quieter, construction on the right side. Higher floors have less a/c uni...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Ancaster, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Location - good - a few blocks from the Recoleta cemetery which is a must-see. In a safe part of buenos aires. Felt safe to walk outside in the evening with my husband.
Service - we arrived earlier than planned. Reception welcomed us as we came in the door and upgraded our room and presented us with two drink vouchers from their bar. Bartender helped us find a specific type of restaurant that we were looking for. Both reception and bartender spoke great english and were extremely helpful. US cash could be exchanged at reception for pesos.
Breakfast - included in the price and was good - fresh fruit, yogurt, pastries, tea/coffee/cocoa/juices, toast...no hot foods though.
Internet - worked well in the rooms!
Coffee maker in room although you are charged for the coffee that you use. Snacks and drinks also available in the room for a fee.
Room was very clean as was the rest of the hotel that we used/saw. Bed was very comfortable, but we could hear people in the room next door. Room was spacious and comfortable. Bathroom had separate sink area. Shower had rainfall shower head - no issues with hot water or water pressure.
We had a late flight out and hotel provided secure storage area which I felt very comfortable with.
We would stay here again.
Did not use the spa or fitness area although it looked clean and well maintained.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rockville, Maryland
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453 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2013

Forget about the people who have had issues with construction nearby. There is little of that happening at times that would matter. This is a very good location. A clean and well run place. The breakfasts are just fine and the prices are reasonable.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta
Address: Calle Pena 2049, Buenos Aires C1126ABA, Argentina
Location: Argentina > Capital Federal District > Buenos Aires > Recoleta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Buenos Aires
#58 Romantic Hotel in Buenos Aires
#78 Business Hotel in Buenos Aires
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Howard Johnson Hotel Boutique Recoleta, strategically located in one of the most exclusive areas of Buenos Aires, is only few minutes away from the financial district and the most prestigious cultural, commercial and entertainment attractions with easy access to Buenos Aires domestic and international airports. More than a hotel it is a philosophy in which each guest is our focus and their needs are anticipated and satisfied in the most personalised and professional way. A unique experience centred on excellence and quality service, which will make your stay memorable. Designed and equipped with the highest technology and with the most refined selection of facilities and details to offer the most pleasant, comfortable and unforgettable stay. ... more   less 
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