Are you looking for the best places to stay in Montevideo, Uruguay? Here’s a list of the top hotels in Montevideo so the only thing you have to worry about is finding the right one for your travel style and budget.
Montevideo tempts those who love historic cities. Old and new architecture somehow fit alongside each other as though they were alway meant to.
The laid back vibe is enriched by the complete lack of chaos you might normally expect from a capital city.
Museums, history and culture join street performers, green plazas, beaches and fabulous steakhouses.
For us Montevideo was a perfect city break. We spent weekends exploring the old town, museums, back streets and hidden treasures.
You can walk pretty much everywhere in the city and use the regular public transport to get around.
Your choice of accommodation can really help to make your trip too.
With an incredible amount of choice, we’ve compiled a list of our personal recommendations for the best hotels in Montevideo.
The best budget hotels in Montevideo
Capital cities on a budget? Yep! Even in Uruguay where costs aren’t as wallet friendly as in other parts of South America, you can still bag a bargain on hotels in Montevideo.
Spléndido Petit Hotel & Hostel is housed in an twentieth century building, declared a national treasure.
Located in the cultural and historical heart of Montevideo City, in the enviable position across from Solís Theatre.
High-ceilings, wooden floors and original furniture bring a warmth and simplicity to the rooms.
For less than $40 per night and with a name like this it must be worth a try!
Strategically located just half a block from 18 de Julio Avenue and 5 blocks from popular Entrevero Square, the hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.
At Hotel Alvear, guests are only 18 blocks from Montevideo’s historic district and 10 blocks from Rambla Sur, the oceanside boulevard.
Rooms are equipped with cable TV and minibars and they all have, modern private bathrooms with fancy fittings.
A full buffet breakfast with croissants and coffee is served daily at the bar.
The Hotel Alvear is a great choice for travellers interested in architecture, culture and old town exploring.
With no bells and whistles, this budget hotel has big rooms for the price. The location is perfect for visiting all Montevideo’s main tourist attractions.
The rates of around $30 includes breakfast and good wifi, making this a top bargain for those looking for a budget hotel in Montevideo.
The best mid-range hotel in Montevideo
Looking for somewhere to stay in Montevideo a little more up market but without breaking the bank?
You’re in luck. We think this mid-range option offers the best value for money in town.
Don Boutique Hotel Montevideo
Don is an exclusive boutique hotel with art deco architecture and contemporary interiors.
Perfectly located near Mercado del Puerto, it even comes with free parking! A win for overlanders like us looking to treat themselves!
The chic rooms feature warm wooden floors and some even have a jacuzzi bath.
The panoramic rooftop features a small outdoor pool, perfect for an early morning swim before getting your cultural hit in downtown Montevideo.
The best luxury hotels in Montevideo
Sometimes needs must and little bit of luxury is just what’s needed to make your trip even more spectacular.
In Montevideo, Uruguay the most luxurious of boutique hotels cost a fraction of what they'd cost across the river in Buenos Aires.
So if you fancy treating yourself to a little high end living for a few days take a look at these options.
Sofitel Montevideo Casino Carrasco & Spa
So you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Montevideo? This is it. French elegance and the nostalgia of Montevideo at the turn of the 20th century make this 5-star luxury hotel an unforgettable destination.
Spend your evenings dining in the opulent French a la carte restaurant or take a moonlit stroll along the beach. If you want to something different, head to downtown
Montevideo, a 20 minute taxi ride away. The spacious and stylish rooms offer the home comforts expected of a hotel of this standard - complete with plush carpet! Sounds perfect to us!
Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel
Located in the historic district of Montevideo, Alma Histórica Boutique Hotel offers sophisticated rooms with an elegant style.
In the heart of Ciudad Vieja (old town), guests can walk to the coastal promenade, only 500 metres away. Guests love this hotel.
The classy Italian-run boutique hotel has themed, antique-filled guest rooms decorated in honour of famous Uruguayan artists, writers and sports stars.
Comfort is guaranteed with fine Swiss mattresses, Egyptian-cotton sheets, comfy pillows, natural beauty products and even YouTube and Netflix streaming on large flat-screen TVs.
Don’t forget to get outside explore the city on the doorstep too!
Hyatt Centric Montevideo
Hand painted murals and iron sculptures by Uruguayan artists give the Hyatt Centric Montevideo a unique and contemporary feel.
Many styles and culture come together to give this Hyatt hotel a definite boutique feel.
Perfectly situated on La Rambla, access to Pocitos beach is across the road and the old town is a short ride away.
Spend your evening watching the applauding the Uruguayan sunset with locals before dining at one of the hotels 3 restaurants.
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Unfortunately we’ve come to the end of our best hotel options in Montevideo. If you’d prefer a little something more homely, Montevideo also has some terrific Airbnb options.
So now for the fun part. Get out there and experience Montevideo for yourself.
Paddle in the surf at one of Montevideo’s many beaches, dine out on some of the continent’s best beef and soak up the culture oozing from the old town cobbles.
Then crash out in the comfort of your hotel room with a weekend full of memories.
Planning the best travel itinerary for Uruguay?
Here’s our recommended list of articles for you to get started.
- Uruguay travel guide
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