I was born and raised in Buenos Aires and now live the US. I have traveled back to Buenos Aires dozens of times to visit family and friends and have sampled several "boutique" hotels in Palermo and San Telmo. The 5th Floor, where I stayed with my wife last month, was, hands down, the best I've seen. For one, staying there is like traveling in time to the grand Buenos Aires of the first half of the 20th century. The hotel used to be a family's penthouse and is done in late Art Deco style. The new, and beautiful furniture respects that style. At the same time, the rooms and bathrooms have been updated and everything works the way we expect in hotels in the US (which is not always the case in Buenos Aires). Another big plus to the 5th Floor are Miles & Veronica, who clearly love what they're doing and make the guests truly feel at home. Breakfast, cooked to order, was always delicious and we loved sitting in the large Andalusian-style terrace, listening to the humming of the city while we sipped our coffees. If you can get a room here (they only have 7!), don't miss your chance. It will make your stay in this great city even more enjoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 5th Floor is our recently restored Art Deco home in the finest part of Palermo. It offers luxurious accommodation and a generous amount of common space including the dining room leading to the Andalusian terrace, spacious, parquet floored living room and (honesty) bar with separate terrace. It provides a homely experience that will remind you of BA's golden age. If you are someone who prefers to sit in a living room rather than a lobby, enjoys a homely atmosphere and a generous amount of common space and would appreciate the assistance of your hosts in making the most of your visit to this fabulous city, then it may be the place for you. ... more less