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10 Best Hotels in El Calafate

Mirador del Lago Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Del Libertador 2047, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
The price is AU$124 per night
1.98 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (225 reviews)

"Clean room, friendly staff, good restaurant with great view over the lake"…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Mirador del Lago Hotel
Cyan Calafate Hotel
3 out of 5
Jorge Newbery 367 - Frente, El Calafate
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0.29 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (69 reviews)
Friendly staff and close to bus station

"Friendly staff and conveniently located near the bus station. It’s a little but of a walk to the Main Street yet has similar prices to those closer to town. Overall good stay."…"

Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020

Cyan Calafate Hotel
Design Suites Calafate
4.5 out of 5
Calle 598 Nº 190, Playa Lago Argentino, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
The price is AU$94 per night
2.08 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (586 reviews)

"Great location and amazing views. But the hotel needs some updating, especially the bathroom had a weird smell right from the moment we walked in. The room size is also very small, we had junior suite and it was not even size of a standard room in regular hotels."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar. 2020

Design Suites Calafate
Xelena Hotel & Suites
4.5 out of 5
René Favaloro 3548, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
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3.55 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (275 reviews)

"Great hotel, best in El Calafate, very helpful staff, good food in restaurant and awesome breakfast, open/close swimming pool with unbelievable views to the lake and mountains."…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

Xelena Hotel & Suites
Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate
4 out of 5
Av. Juan Domingo Perón 1143, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
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0.95 km from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (350 reviews)

"We stayed in a suite and it was amazing. The service was fantastic and so was the food."…"

Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020

Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate
Hotel Posada Los Alamos
4 out of 5
Ing. Hector Mario Guatti 1135, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
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The price is AU$173 per night
1.04 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (183 reviews)

"Good location, comfortable beds and nice amenities."…"

Reviewed on 10 Feb. 2020

Hotel Posada Los Alamos
Linda Vista Apart Hotel
3 out of 5
Avenida Padre Agostini 71, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
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The price is AU$102 per night
1.44 km from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"We loved our stay at Linda Vista particularly because of the friendliness of the staff! Everyone took time to chat and be genuinely interested in making our stay as comfortable as possible. The accommodation is very well situated, close to the main high street with shops and restaurants. Highly ..."…"

Reviewed on 12 Feb. 2020

Linda Vista Apart Hotel
Las Dunas Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Av. Costanera Nestor Kirchner Nº 751, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
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The price is AU$102 per night
2.16 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (70 reviews)
Beautiful setting

"Most of the rooms especially from higher floor have extensive lake views. Room was well appointed, very clean, and comfortable. Wifi good.Front desk helpful with tours, and restaurant reservations. Walk to downtown about 15 minutes, or the shuttle the hotel offers."…"

Reviewed on 18 Jan. 2018

Las Dunas Hotel
Lagos Del Calafate
4 out of 5
Calle 998, Numbero 50, El Calafate, Santa Cruz
The price is AU$116 per night
0.88 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (300 reviews)

"It’s located in a nice, quiet part of town with nice views. The rooms are nice and spacious. The restaurant has very good food"…"

Reviewed on 4 Feb. 2020

Lagos Del Calafate
ACA El Calafate
3.5 out of 5
Valentin Feilberg 51, El Calafate, Santa Cruz (province)
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1.2 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"Very nice staff with good English, good breakfast and ok wifi."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

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Visiting El Calafate

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring El Calafate, and visitors give high marks for the local tours and lakeside setting. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its glaciers.

  • There are 95 hotels and other accommodations in El Calafate
  • The closest major airport is in El Calafate (FTE-Comandante Armando Tola Intl.) 15.4 from the city center

Sightseeing and Staying in El Calafate

The glaciers, lakeside, and hiking trails highlight the city's natural beauty, and Laguna Nimez, Calafate Fishing, and Bahia Redonda are worth a visit. Taking local tours is one of the top activities, while Anfiteatro Del Bosque, Argentinean Lake, and Punta Bandera Port are favorite sights to visit. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Plaza de los Pioneros and Museo de El Calafate.

In El Calafate, you'll be able to select from 95 hotels and other lodging accommodations so you'll have ample places to choose from for your holiday getaway. Here are top ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Hotel Ariel - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and helpful staff.
  • Schilling Hostel Patagonico - Our customers like the quiet location and helpful staff at this hostel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hostel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi.
  • Cauquenes de Nimez - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its helpful staff.

Dressing for El Calafate

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 59°F during the day and 39°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 52°F, while the average at night is 31°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 49°F with nighttime averages of 31°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 58°F and nighttime averages of 35°F
  • Average annual rainfall for El Calafate is 15.04 inches
  • Usually January and February are the hottest months with an average of 58°F, whereas July and June are often coldest, averaging 31°F

Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in El Calafate?
Mirador del Lago Hotel is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star hotel offers free breakfast and a restaurant. Other top choices based on reviews include ACA El Calafate and Hotel Posada Los Alamos.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in El Calafate, will I receive a refund?
Yes, the majority of room reservations are refundable if you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of your check-in date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you may still be able to cancel and receive a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals in El Calafate.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in El Calafate?
Based on reviews, Marcopolo Suites Calafate is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free buffet breakfast and free WiFi. Other options to stay on the cheap include America del Sur Hostel El Calafate and Blanca Patagonia Boutique Inn and Cabins.
What's the best place to stay for a family holiday to El Calafate?
Lagos Del Calafate is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other good options to stay with the children include El Mana Rentals Apartments and Hostel del Glaciar Pioneros.
What's the best place to stay for a couple visiting El Calafate?
Edenia Punta Soberana is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features a restaurant and a bar. Other good options for a romantic stay include Imago Hotel & Spa and Xelena Hotel & Suites.
What's the best pet-friendly place to stay in El Calafate?
Lagos Del Calafate is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and an indoor pool for its human guests. Hosteria Austral is another good choice if you’re bringing your pet along.
What's the best high-end hotel in El Calafate?
Design Suites Calafate is a 4.5-star hotel with a restaurant and spa services, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate and Alto Calafate Hotel Patagonico are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style accommodation in El Calafate?
Boutique Hotel La Cantera is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features a restaurant and a bar. Blanca Patagonia Boutique Inn and Cabins and Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate are two other options for a boutique stay.
What is the best spa hotel in El Calafate?
Esplendor by Wyndham El Calafate is a top boutique spa hotel featuring a restaurant, an indoor pool and a bar. Treat yourself to a facial or body treatment at the on-site spa. In-room massages are also available. Other popular spa hotels in El Calafate include Hostería Koi-Aiken and Imago Hotel & Spa.
What is staying in El Calafate like?
Nature enthusiasts will enjoy exploring El Calafate, and visitors give high marks for the local tours and lakeside setting. This scenic city also attracts tourists with its glaciers. A top sight in the city is Perito Moreno Glacier. In El Calafate, there are 122 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What should I see while I'm in El Calafate?
Cultural venues include Glaciarium, Argentinian Museum of Toys and El Calafate Regional Museum. Landmarks like Punta Bandera Port, Santa Teresita del Nino Jesus Church and Calafate History Exhibition Hall might be worth a visit. The glaciers and lakeside highlight the natural beauty with places to discover including Perito Moreno Glacier, Lake Argentino and Brazo Rico.
What's the seasonal weather like in El Calafate?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 10°C, while the coldest months are June and July, with an average of 3°C. Average annual rainfall for El Calafate is 397 mm.

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