Caballo Loco Hostel
Centrally located, just a few metres from Plaza Cagancha in Montevideo's historic centre, this hostel offers between four and ten bed shared dorms. Basic and a little drab, the facilities are extensive and include a bar, cafe, bike hire, laundry service, free Wi-Fi and a communal kitchen.
Héctor Gutiérrez Ruiz 1287,
Tel: +598 2902 6494.
Cala di Volpe
Guest rooms in this modern hotel, right on the waterfront, are tastefully decorated with dark wood fittings and white walls. Light, modern cuisine is on offer in the restaurant, and the pool and spa have pleasant views over the river.
Parva Domus 2531,
Tel: +598 2710 2000.
Cheaper and more central than its elder brother the Sheraton Montevideo, this hotel scores highly in all categories, although the competition is hardly fierce. There is a small indoor pool and spa, while guest rooms are modern and clean, if lacking inspiration. A full complement of business facilities makes this hotel a popular choice for those visiting the city for work.
Tel: +598 2901 7000.
Recently renovated, but still with old-fashioned touches, this cheap Montevideo hotel is a popular bolthole for business travellers on a budget, though its city-centre location is good for tourists too. The restaurant is basic, but there are plenty of other dining opportunities nearby.
Tel: +598 2902 0046.
Hotel Plaza Fuerte
In the interesting, old part of Montevideo, this great-value hotel was built in 1913 and is a national monument. Each room has its own décor scheme and all are spacious, while some of the suites have gigantic Jacuzzi baths.
With a great old-timey feel, this ageing classic is a favourite for travellers on a budget. Touches like original tile work, brass bed heads and a few sticks of antique furniture add to the appeal. Rooms at the front have small balconies but can be noisy, while those at the back have good views over the plaza.
Bartolomé Mitre 1364, Montevideo,
Tel: +598 2916 3612.
A slice of paradise set within 400 acres of privately-owned land, this hotel will see to nearly every need, from a spacious outdoor pool to its own private beach, à la carte dining options to entertainment for the little ones with a fully equipped games room. Breakfast is complimentary and rooms come furnished with flat-screen TVs, safety deposit box and minibar.
Playa La Colorada 5552,
Tel: +598 2315 9000.
With just 28 rooms, many overlooking the outdoor pool, this luxurious hacienda-style hotel exudes intimacy and class with charming staff and flawless service. There is a gym and sauna on the premises, which are close to the beach. Guests are also offered discounts to the nearby golf and tennis clubs.
Avenida Rivera 6512,
Tel: +598 2600 0430.
Alma Historica Boutique Hotel
Situated on a corner of the bucolic Zabala Square in downtown Montevideo, this five-star boutique offering features a library, office space, tea room and rooftop terrace complete with Jacuzzi and views over the city skyline.
Tel: +598 2914 7450.