A round up of some of the accommodation available in Mendoza.
• Top Range Lodging—Mendoza City Center
Tel: (54) 261 405-1900
A five-star option in Mendoza city, geared towards business travelers
• Mid-range lodging
25 de Mayo 1540
Tel: (54) 261 438-0004
The 28-room Urbana Suites has a luxurious feel, despite being a 3-star hotel. It’s located along the edge of Plaza Independencia, within walking distance of many parks and plazas. Staff are also helpful when it comes to arranging tours and giving insider information on Mendoza highlights.
Tel: (0)261 405 6300
An elegant, larger-size boutique hotel with a lap pool in back and very reasonable rooms at around US$60-70 per night.
Tel: (54) 261 438-0875
A step down in quality from the Urbana Suites, but similarly well-located downtown, and a little cheaper.
• Budget Lodging
J. B. Justo 365 Mendoza
Tel: (54) 261 439-3321
Bare basics here, but it’s a roof over your head, relatively well situated in the downtown area.
Arístides Villanueva 282
Tel: 54 (261) 425-5858.
A popular hostel, and for good reason. Beautifully laid out with a rustic theme, the Damajuana is about as luxurious as you get in a hostel. There’s even a pool! This one is for party people, as it is located conveniently in the bar and pub zone of Mendoza City.
Hostel Suites Mendoza—$/$$
Patricias Mendocinas 1532
Tel: (54) 261 423-7018
A bright new hostel in the city center, this Hostelling International member offers an attractive deals for longer stays.
Tel: (54) (0) 261-425-8187
Trotamundos (Globetrotters) is one of Mendoza’s nicest hostels, with a lovely backyard that has a barbecue, a small pool and plenty of room to play. It enjoys a nice location about 15 blocks from the bus station and within walking distance to Mendoza’s huge General San Martin Park. Bike rental is also available.
Near the Vineyards
Club Tapiz -$$$ Pedro Molina Ruta 60 Sn
With only seven rooms you would expect Club Tapiz to charge over US$200 per night, but prices start around the US$165 range. This vineyard guesthouse has its own bodega, upscale cuisine, a swimming pool and all sorts of spa/lunch specials for those in need of pampering. The is an ideal honeymoon or anniversary destination and also a good choice for a girls’ getaway.
Espejo 3705 Russel, Maipú
This mud-brick posada (guesthouse) is located on a vineyard in the heart of the wine region. Breakfasts consist of local specialties and guests can also enjoy a traditional asado. A nice blend of rural authenticity and comfort. Prices are surprisingly reasonable.
In the Mountains
Hotel Valle Andino——$$$
Ruta 7, no number Uspallata
Tel: (02 624) 420-095
Lovely mountain views, an indoor pool and easy access to all the outdoor activities such as trekking and kayaking that Mendoza is known for. What more do you need?
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