Review: Sheraton Libertador Buenos Aires

Since we were in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games, and we’d gone through Santiago de Chile to get there, we figured we could do a stop over in Buenos Aires – since we were soooo close anyway – and enjoy that beautiful city. Also, it gave us the chance to try an amazing Aerolineas Argentinas premium product.

Sheraton Libertador, from StarwoodHotels.com

Sheraton Libertador, from StarwoodHotels.com

We had previously stayed at the InterContinental, the Holiday Inn Express, the Hotel Two and the Sheraton Libertador Buenos Aires. Needless to say, we didn’t want to spend too much since we had just spent a whole bunch of reais in Rio, we decided to submit a Best Rate Guarantee with SPG for the Sheraton Libertador, in downtown Buenos Aires. We found a rate of $84 a night, when the normal rooms go for about $190 a night. We needed two rooms, one for ourselves and one for our friend Bruce, so yay, BRG!

The property was built in the 70s and became a Sheraton in 99, so it does look a bit aged, although it is very well maintained. Our Aerolineas flight arrived quite late, so we checked in at around 1 am. We had been in contact with Romina, the VIP Leader for the hotel, who is amazing and made us feel like kings once again. We were informed we had been given an upgrade on both rooms, and when we asked whether it was the same room we stayed at last year, she confirmed it wasn’t, but that particular room was available to us if we wanted to switch. Hint: we stayed at the Presidential Suite so the answer was yes YAAAAAAS!

We hurried up to the 18th floor, turned left after exiting the elevator, walked all the way to the end of the corridor and that’s where you find 1807, which is the Presidential Suite. Bruce got 1811 next door, which was a nice upgraded room.

Once you walk in through the double doors, there’s a short hallway…

that leads to a guest half bathroom…

the dining room area, which seats six people, with multiple book cases (just in case you traveled with your 173 volume encyclopedia)…

the living room area that seats eight people…

the kitchen with a full range and oven…

the study…

the bedroom, with a very comfy bed…

the main bathroom…

with a bidet!

the sauna… Yes, you read that right…

the shower with multi head shower system (which was extremely hard to operate)…

and the jaccuzzi…

The Sheraton Libertador Buenos Aires is centrally located and a really good property, and while we don’t always get a Presidential Suite, it never hurts to ask, especially when you are a returning guest and hold status. Also, always reach out to your VIP Leaders. They hold the key to your having a very pleasant stay and can help with planning any activity you might have, or point you in the right direction. Thanks, Romina!

If you’re looking for any more information about where to stay and what to do in Buenos Aires, drop us a line and we’ll make sure to give you a few pointers.

Author: Ben Nickel-D'Andrea

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  1. Hi Ben,
    Just curious, how did you get / enforce the BRG ?
    I usually see this hotel included in the SPG Hot Escapes, but never below $100.
    I live in Buenos Aires and I want to try stay there once, plus it’s a good option for promos like the recent Triple up with 1000 extra StarPoints for Sheraton stays.

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    • Hi Julio. It’s quite simple; they were offering a rate of $189/night and we found a competing rate of $114/night, including breakfast. Then, after they applied the 20% discount, the price came down to the 80s. Don’t forget to not just look at the base rate, we had to look at the breakfast option to find the deal. Good luck, and do let us know what you think of it once you stay there!

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