Price From $120
'Hood Monserrat, a quiet neighborhood, especially in contrast to the bustling city center nearby.
First Impression A country house in the city. Step off the city street into an early-19th-century house. In back is a flower-filled courtyard garden with birds singing from the branches of a century-old fig tree. One family owned the house for 148 years. When the current owners bought it in 2005, they kept much of the original furniture and detailing. Old Italianate tiles, original chandeliers, and colored-glass windows adorn the public areas.
Rooms Original mantels, wardrobes, and claw-foot tubs are classic touches in many of the 11 rooms. Smaller "standard" rooms run along the street in the oldest portion of the house, while the larger rooms look to the patio and courtyard. Two "master suites" are former stables.
Plus The staff fires up the parrilla (barbeque) on Friday nights to roast Argentine, grass-fed beef for guests.
Minus There's no restaurant, and the neighborhood is off the beaten path.
Free Wi-Fi Yes, in all guest rooms and public areas.
Credit Cards Accepted AmEx, MC, Visa.
Details Doubles from $120, executive suites from $140, master suites from $180, including value added tax (VAT).