Where to Stay in Mendoza wine country For Wine Tastings (and more)

Mendoza is a magnificent place. For food and wine lovers, it’s one of the best destinations in Argentina. And if you’re reading this post, I bet you plan on eating and drinking your way through wine country, just like I did.

I spent a few weeks in the region and have crafted this detailed guide on where to stay in Mendoza (and where to avoid). It’s the guide I wish I had before planning my trip and includes Mendoza accommodation options to fit every budget.

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Visiting the wineries in Maipu near Mendoza City

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Overview of the best Mendoza accommodation

Best luxury hotel in MendozaCasa de Uco Resort (Uco Valley)
Best mid-range hotelCasa de Coria (Chacras de Coria)
Best budget optionAires de Coria (Chacras de Coria)
Best for backpackersWindmill Hostel (Mendoza City)
best areas to stay in Mendoza
Chacras de Coria was my favorite place to stay in Mendoza as it’s so close to the Lujan de Cuyo wine region

Best areas to stay in Mendoza

If you’re searching for where to stay in Mendoza for wine tasting, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed with all your options.

Let’s break it down as there are 4 options (I’ll go into more detail further in this post.)

1. Mendoza City: It’s the main transport hub with a city vibe. You’ll need to drive 25 minutes to the closest wine region, but most day tours depart from here.

2. Chacras de Coria: My favorite place to stay in Mendoza. It’s a beautiful, quiet town and only a short ride to the Lujan de Cuyo wine region.

3. Uco Valley: Uco Valley is the most picturesque place to stay in Mendoza. But it’s over an hour’s drive from the city and quite isolated.

4. Maipu: Maipu is the oldest wine region in Mendoza. The town isn’t great, and I don’t recommend staying here. But there are gorgeous winery accommodation options.

Mendoza City: Where to stay if you’re short on time

Where to stay in Mendoza City
Mendoza City is a good place to stay if you’re short on time or traveling solo and want to meet other travelers

Mendoza City is the gateway to Argentina’s leading wine region. It’s a big, bustling city with a well-connected airport and bus station. This is where most tourists stay and it’s where you’ll find the Luxury hotel chains such as Park Hyatt.

Staying in Mendoza City is a convenient option, especially if you only have a few days in Mendoza. But it’s busy and crowded and lacks the character you’d find in the other areas.

If you stay in Mendoza City, you won’t find wineries on your doorstep. But you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurant and hotel options. And if you’re traveling on a budget, you’ll find plenty of affordable places here.

Luxury: Diplomatic Hotel

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The Diplomatic Hotel is one of the most luxurious places to stay in Mendoza City

The Diplomatic Hotel is a luxury 5* property. It’s one of the best hotels in Mendoza City, and the entire place oozes opulence and is exquisite, inside and out.

You’re also a short stroll from downtown Mendoza, lined with exciting cafes, restaurants, and wine bars.

The bedrooms are spacious and clean with luxury French furnishing and panoramic views of the vibey city and Andes Mountains.

Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, gym, and a health club offering pilates classes and massages.

The hotel’s Mediterranean-inspired restaurant serves up Argentine haute cuisine. A daily wine tasting, complete with a complimentary glass, is a nice touch.

Things to consider

It’s a little overpriced for an old building that could use some modern touches.

Mid-range: Casa Lila

Casa Lila Mendoza City
It’s hard to beat the amazing hosts from Casa Lila

Casa Lila is a serene oasis amid the bustling Mendoza City center. If you want to decompress and put your feet up, the lush garden and sun terrace is particularly inviting.

The rooms with private bathrooms, aircon, and heating are simple yet stylish, with personal touches creating a homey feel.

The hosts are thoughtful and attentive and will happily help you arrange taxis and activities.

Plus, there’s a superb wine tour just a 25-minute drive away!

A freshly made breakfast, offering ample options, adds to the charm of this tranquil home-away-from-home.

Things to consider

Although the rooms are basic, Casa Lila’s personalized attention and peaceful setting make it a delightful choice for a Mendoza stay.

Budget: Windmill Hostel

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Windmill Hostel is a great option for travelers on a budget

Windmill Hostel in Mendoza City is an excellent option for budget travelers and backpackers.

It’s a short walk to the bus station and has a fantastic atmosphere.

To complement its eye-catching purple paint and quirky decor, the hostel has a laid-back and super social vibe, ideal if you’re into meeting new people.

There are private rooms as well as dorms available. They’re simple but bright, clean, and fitted with wardrobes and air conditioning.

Cool features include a cozy communal lounge, an epic rooftop terrace, and a game room with a pool table, table tennis, and darts.

Things to consider

The kitchens and bathrooms could use an upgrade, but given the price and vibey atmosphere, these little fixes can be overlooked.

Chacras de Coria: Best place to stay in Mendoza

Where to stay in Chacras de Coria Mendoza
The bicycle lane leads to all the Lujan de Cuyo wineries, which is a quick cycle from Chacras de Coria

Chacras de Coria lies a 20-minute drive south of Mendoza city and is home to the Lujan de Cuyo wine region. It’s a beautiful, small town with tree-lined streets and bicycle lanes.

I spent a few days in Chacras de Coria and loved it. It’s peaceful with a laid-back vibe but still has plenty of cafes, restaurants, and accommodation options.

If you’re looking for where to stay in Mendoza that’s charming and near the wineries, I recommend you stay here. You can also explore the area by bike. Most tour operators will have no problems doing pick-ups from Chacras de Coria.

Luxury: Villa Mansa

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Villa Mansa is set just outside Chacras de Coria

Villa Mansa is a spectacular boutique hotel in the southern part of Chacras de Coria.

There are standard and superior rooms, but if you’re into something a little different, check out their suites, which resemble large wine barrels and have small jacuzzi baths.

The central garden area has a large swimming pool and loungers to catch a tan. There’s also a small spa and a games room.

A buffet breakfast is included, and the onsite restaurant gets rave reviews. The Cava Bar also stocks a selection of local wines for festive evening drinks.

Even better? Villa Manza is a two-minute drive from three fabulous wineries. Ask, and they’ll arrange a visit.

Things to consider

It’s remote, so you’ll rely on taxis to get out and about. It can be quite a wait, so allow extra time for travel when booking activities.

Mid-range: Casa de Coria

Casa de Coria Lujan de Cuyo
Casa de Coria is a great place to stay close to all the action in Mendoza wine country

Casa de Coria is a charming Colonial-style B&B with delightful hosts.
The rooms are spacious and comfortable with garden views, and it’s an excellent choice for a relaxing stay.

The location couldn’t be better, as it’s within walking distance of shops, restaurants, and wineries in Lujan de Cuyo.

The grounds are a real treat. Spacious, lush, and serene – almost like a private retreat.

There are lots of secret spots to chill among the trees and a large fire pit for evening hangouts. There’s also a swimming pool and a small barbecue space.

Things to consider

The site doesn’t have a restaurant or bar. But fear not; there are plenty of spots to dine and drink within walking distance.

Budget: Aries de Coria

Aires de Coria accommodation in Mendoza
I stayed at Aires de Coria and I couldn’t fault its location and price

I stayed at Aires de Coria, and it was fantastic!

The large rooms are simple but tastefully decorated and include a private en suite bathroom and a tiny kitchenette.

It’s located just a short walk from the bike rental stores and bus stops, making it a great base for exploring the neighborhood and surrounding wineries.

Despite its close proximity to town, it has a super peaceful atmosphere.

So, whether you prefer a day lounging by the pool or discovering hidden nooks in the large garden – it’s a day well spent!

Things to consider

As far as self-catering goes, the kitchenette is very basic. Luckily, you’re close to a great choice of restaurants and bars.

The Uco Valley: Best views

Where to stay in Uco Valley Mendoza
Uco Valley is the most picturesque and peaceful place to stay in Mendoza, but it’s isolated and you’ll need a car to get around

The Uco Valley is Mendoza’s fastest-growing wine region. But it’s also the furthest from the city – over an hour’s drive.

The Uco Valley differs from the other areas as it is quiet and peaceful. It’s my choice of where to stay in Mendoza for mountain views.

You’ll need a car to get around as there are no taxis here and everything is scattered across a large area.

Uco Valley is also considered the more expensive area to stay in Mendoza. If you don’t have a rental car and are looking for something more affordable, I recommend staying in Mendoza City or Chacras de Coria and doing a day trip to Uco Valley.

On the other hand, if it’s tranquility and vineyard accommodation you’re after, it doesn’t get better than this!

Luxury: Casa de Huespedes La Azul

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Casa de Huespedes is one of the most exquisite winery accommodations in Mendoza

If you’re searching for a luxurious stay with mountain views, look no further than Casa de Huespedes La Azul.

The location is perfect, as it’s next to several wineries, and the hospitality is outstanding.

The interior is a stylish blend of modern and rustic, with lots of comfy, earthy touches in the rooms and communal lounge.

The grounds are WOW! Set against a backdrop of vineyards and snow-capped Andes, there’s a fabulous swimming pool and large outdoor dining space with a stone grill and pizza oven.

Dinner is a highly rated three-course affair with complimentary wine pairings – and well-priced compared to eating out at a neighboring winery.

Things to consider

If you don’t have a car or reservations elsewhere, dinner is offered as a set menu. While it might limit your food choices, the talented chef and stunning outdoor dining will surely make up for it.

Luxury: Casa de Uco Vineyards and Wine Resort

Casa de Uco
Casa de Uco has a selection of rooms on offer, all in a stunning setting

Casa de Uco Vineyards and Wine Resort offers modern luxury in the heart of wine country.

Architecturally, it’s right out of a James Bond film. The setting is just as cinematic, with picturesque vineyards and mountain views from every room.

It’s located next to several wineries, but there’s lots to do and see at the estate, too.

Wine tasting is a given! There’s a beautiful outdoor swimming pool, free bike hire, horseback riding in the vineyards, and outdoor cooking classes.

There’s also a fitness center and a fancy spa where you can book a massage or facial.

Food-wise, a buffet and à la carte breakfast is included, while the resort restaurant offers fine dining with an impressive wine list.

Things to consider

Add-ons like taxis and non-complimentary services can get very pricey. So, if you hadn’t planned on splurging, you may want to consider a more affordable option.

Mid-range: Auberge Du Vin

Auberge De Vin
Auberge De Vin in Uco Valley, Mendoza

Auberge Du Vin is a modern hotel with excellent facilities, including an outdoor swimming pool and fitness center.

Wineries surround it, and you can enjoy unspoiled views of the Andes mountains from the property.

The rooms are super spacious – more like a little cottage, complete with a toasty fireplace, small living area, kitchenette, and balcony.

Breakfast is also excellent! Whether you graze the generous buffet or order à la carte from the hotel restaurant. There’s also a hotel bar stocking some pretty magical local wines.

Auberge Du Vin can feel quite remote, especially without a rental car. But it’s a lovely, peaceful stay in a beautiful setting,

Things to consider

Apart from drinking vino and sunning by the swimming pool, there’s not a lot to do on the actual property. If you don’t have a car, you may be better off choosing accommodation closer to the attractions.

Maipu: Mendoza’s oldest wine region

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Maipu is a great wine region to explore – but not to stay as the town has an industrial feel. This is outside the town, closer to the Maipu wineries, which is a much better location

Maipu is the oldest wine region in Mendoza. Situated 20 minutes drive from the city, it’s easy to get to using public transport.

I stayed in Maipu and loved the wineries here. But overall, I preferred staying in Chacras de Coria (Lujan de Cuyo). Maipu town felt more industrial and didn’t have the character that I loved so much about Chacras de Coria.

However, if you stay on the outskirts of Maipu town, your experience will be very different from mine. There are some gorgeous boutique hotels and lodges nestled in the vineyards, and these are definitely some of the best places to stay in Mendoza.

Luxury: Posada Verde Oliva

Posada Verde Oliva accommodation Mendoza
Maipu town isn’t a great base, but Posada Verde Oliva, which is a short drive away, is absolutely incredible

Posada Verde Oliva is a boutique hotel within walking distance of Bodega La Rural.

It’s on a picturesque olive farm with vineyards and olive trees on your doorstep.

The rooms are large and elegantly decorated with big windows overlooking the garden.

The grounds are idyllic, with sun loungers, a large swimming pool, and a shaded veranda – perfect for enjoying a glass of vino. Wine and olive tasting is available on request. You can try your hand at olive collecting, too.

Do try the Malbec wine and extra virgin olive oil! They’re made exclusively for guests and served at the restaurant, which also offers breakfast and dinner.

Things to consider

It’s a 30-minute drive to Mendoza City and even further to some of the bigger wineries in Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley.

Mid-range: Posada Mawida

Posada Mawida
Posada Mawida is an excellent choice for vineyard accommodation in Mendoza

Posada Mawida is a family-run lodge in the heart of the Maipu wine region.

You’ll have beautiful views of the Andes mountains from the property and a pool with picturesque vineyards as the backdrop.

The rooms are spacious and inviting, with a large, comfy bed and private patio.

A generous breakfast is included, and you’ll enjoy stunning views of the vineyards from your table. The restaurant has a lunch and dinner menu, with wholesome faves like empanadas and tons of veggie options – the stuffed courgettes are a hit!

There’s also an impressive wine cellar. Definitely splurge on a bottle to enjoy on the veranda in the evening!

Things to consider

It’s a bit outside town, and the wine tours don’t do pickups at the lodge. However, taxis are affordable and easy to arrange – and the serene setting is seriously worth it!

Budget: La Palmera

I stayed at La Palmera, and it’s a fantastic option for budget travelers.

It’s located in the center of Maipu town and is close walking distance to the main street, shops and restaurants.

The owners were the friendliest people I met in Argentina!

They’ll set you up in a spacious bachelor apartment with a queen bed, en–suite bathroom, kitchen and dining area, and a patio with pretty views of the Andes.

The garden is a great space, too, and has a large barbecue area for guests to get their grill on.

For a central space that’s both private and homey, look no further than La Palmera!

Things to consider

The shower pressure could be better, but hey! It’s no biggie, considering the great price and privacy.

Where to stay in Mendoza FAQs

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Mendoza was the highlight of my trip to Argentina

Can you stay at a vineyard in Mendoza?

Yes! There’s plenty of vineyard accommodation in Mendoza. Villa Mansa is nestled amongst the Lujan de Cuyo wineries or you could opt for the luxurious Casa de Huespedes La Azul, which is in the Uco Valley.

How do you get around Mendoza wineries?

The easiest way to get to the wineries is to book a small group tour like this or a larger (more affordable) tour like this. If you stay in Chacras de Coria, you can easily rent a bicycle and cycle between wineries. For those planning a winery stay in Uco Valley, you’ll need a car to get around.

How many days do I need in Mendoza?

3 days in Mendoza is enough time to see a few wineries, but I recommend 5 days. This is enough time to explore all the wine regions.

Is Mendoza worth visiting

Yes! Mendoza is an amazing place to visit in Argentina. It’s so different from all other areas, and the food and wine are hard to beat. But the region gets busy during the high season, so prior bookings for accommodation, tastings, and restaurants are essential.

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