Way Down South: Sheraton Libertador Hotel Buenos Aires

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Sheraton Libertador Hotel Buenos Aires
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I had a few choices when making the reservation for my second night in Buenos Aires; I could have stayed at the Hilton Buenos Aires again or try an SPG property, of which there are two Sheratons and Luxury Collection hotel. I wanted to stay somewhere that would be more in the traditional city center, so that I could make the most of my short evening and half day in Buenos Aires without wasting much time. Either Sheraton property would have been good for that – they are a 15 minute or so walk from one another and in between the two are a number of restaurants and bars along with easy access to tourist sites. Ultimately, I had decided to book at the Sheraton Libertador, as with any reviews of hotels online, I found everyone’s opinion to be different about the two properties….so it came down to price. The Sheraton Libertador was only $132/night before taxes, and considering what I spent on the rest of this trip, I figured being on the cheaper end of the spectrum may not be such a bad thing.

Before I even stepped foot in the hotel lobby, I had been reached out to by a representative of the hotel to confirm my arrival time, room/bed/pillow types, and whether or not this was for any special celebration. I responded back with all the details and let them know that this was the end of a birthday celebration trip, etc. I never heard back, so I hoped that all was good.

The cab dropped me off at the temporary lobby entrance to the Sheraton. During my stay there was extensive lobby renovations, and as such the check-in desks were through a side door in a small corner of what I assume was part of the larger lobby. They got me checked in pretty quickly and had informed me that I had been upgraded to the Club level. Not bad…

The Room
I reached my room, located decently high up enough that I had a view looking down on all the surrounding buildings, which was a pretty standard Sheraton room. Nothing quite special about it, but there was the nice large window to let light in, and plenty of space to spread out. I was expecting a smaller room based on what I had read online, so this was a nice surprise (perhaps Club level rooms are slightly larger?).

Sheraton Libertador

Has That Sheraton “Look”

The bed was pretty standard and was comfortable enough to get a good night’s sleep on. Which unfortunately due to the circumstances on this trip of finding out that my grandmother had passed away that night I was staying at the hotel was already hard enough. Similarly as a result of that I found myself spending a good deal of time the next day using the hotel’s wifi to make phone calls and book travel for me to get to Iowa after I landed back in PCB on that Sunday, so I can say that I tested that thoroughly.

View From The Room

Club Lounge
I made it up to the Club Lounge on the 21st floor before heading out on my one night at this property. It was pretty standard for a Sheraton Club Lounge and had a small selection of snacks as well as beverages. One thing that was interesting, was that at this lounge the only freely available alcohol was a red wine, of which sort I cannot remember. The snacks were ok – it wasn’t a large selection, but then you don’t expect that; but it was good enough to hold me off until I could find some dinner somewhere around town that night.

The Sheraton Libertador isn’t the nicest hotel in Buenos Aires, but it is most definitely a decent property in the middle of the city. The ease of access to sites and attractions as well as restaurants and bars makes it alone on the location a good decision. Considering that the price here was definitely not bad at all at $132/night for a “standard Sheraton room” it represented quite the deal in my opinion. Considering I spent roughly the same amount on the “lesser” (in terms of amenities, rooms, and service) Four Points in Santiago at the beginning of this trip, I would not hesitate to book another stay here. Besides I would imagine that by now the lobby renovation has been completed as well as the construction around the hotel exterior on the street. Compared to the Hilton Buenos Aires I stayed at for one night before I jolted down to Ushuaia, I would definitely choose the Sheraton, mostly for the location – I’d prefer to stay in the historic center versus the recently built up Puerto Madero area for sure.

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