Santiago

A Vibrant Capital

Capital of Chile and home to one-third of its entire population, Santiago is a sophisticated yet sprawling metropolis that serves as the country's cultural, administrative and financial hub. It may not possess the grandeur and tourist appeal of Rio or Buenos Aires, but Santiago is every bit as cosmopolitan and lies in a spectacular natural setting in the lap of snowcapped Andean peaks.

Pedro de Valdivia, the Spanish conquistador who founded the city in 1541, had it built according to a simple grid pattern and even to this day Santiago remains an orderly city that's easy to navigate. It's a place where the old rubs shoulders with the new—where centuries-old churches and mansions cower beneath skyscrapers and cobbled streets lead to 70's shopping galleries. The city is divided into 32 comunas, each with its own unique character, including elegant suburban neighborhoods, modern business districts, hip shopping areas and vibrant bohemian quarters.

Santiago may be noisy and oppressed by dreary smog much of the year, but it deserves more than just a passing glance by travelers who use it as a stepping stone to Patagonia, the Lake District and other more famous Chilean tourist destinations. The city's historic center has a fascinating selection of museums, churches and cultural centers and the Bellavista neighborhood is bursting with world-class restaurants, art galleries and pubs. There are also a number of exotic parks, chic shopping centers and two panoramic hilltop outlooks worth a visit. Nor would a trip to Santiago be complete without skiing the nearby peaks or touring the country's premier wineries right next door.

Depending on where you choose to stay in Santiago, you could end up taking away utterly disparate impressions of the city. Downtown Santiago hotels are the cheapest, as well as the closest to museums and historic attractions, but this area has a grittier aspect and is clogged with traffic on weekdays. The nearby Providencia neighborhood, on the other hand, offers pleasant lodging along leafy streets lined with restaurants and shops, and if luxury is what you're after then the upscale elegance of Las Condes is your best bet. No matter which Santiago hotel suits your fancy, getting around town via the Metro is a snap.

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Huerfanos #1400, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 6.0
Windsor Palace offers apartment accommodation in downtown Santiago. The hotel features a rooftop terrace with a swimming pool, a...
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Victoria Subercaseaux 65, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 6.0
Hotel Windsor offers comfortable accommodation at a privileged location in one of the most elegant spots of downtown Santiago, just a...
from £60 per night
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Quito #36, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 6.0
Located right near the Santa Lucia hill just outside the inner city of Santiago, the Quito Hotel is a tranquil and convenient lodging...
from £38 per night
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Alberto Magno 1398, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 8.0
The small family-run Providencia Bed & Breakfast is a gem of historic architecture and personalized attention. Tucked down a quiet...
from £32 per night
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Orrego Luco #23, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 10.0
Le Reve is a chic boutique hotel set around an inner courtyard in the Providencia neighborhood of Santiago. The French-style rooms each...
from £162 per night
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Callao 2947, Barrio el Golf, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 7.0
Versalles Suites is located in Santiago's financial district, just off Tobalaba Avenue in the El Golf neighborhood. Housed in a...
from £90 per night
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Av. Portugal 415, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 7.0
Located on downtown Santiago's Avenida Portugal, this high-rise hotel features a modern minimalist interior and panoramic views over the...
from £99 per night
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Calle Compañía de Jesús Nº 1906, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 8.0
The warm atmosphere, friendly service, budget accommodations and convenient location of the Hostal Americano attract families, couples,...
from £26 per night
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Av. Pedro de Valdivia #27, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 9.0
Situated in the popular Providencia neighborhood, the Orly Hotel is an upscale hotel with a classic, elegant décor of country-manor...
from £73 per night
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Agustinas 681, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 7.0
Apart Hotel Agustinas Plaza is an ideal accommodation option for travelers in search of a comfortable apart hotel in Chile's capital...
from £53 per night
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Roman Diaz 130, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 6.0
The Atacama Hostel is a fun and relaxing place to stay in one of Santiago's trendiest and safest neighborhoods. Occupying a traditional...
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Roman Díaz 41, Santiago, Chile
Opened in 2010, the Aconcagua Hostel offers modern budget accommodation in a completely refurbished building in the heart of Santiago....
from £10 per night
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Av. Vicuña Mackena 47, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 7.0
Hostal Rio Amazonas at the Plaza Italia is a beautiful Tudor style stately mansion. It has been built in 1929 and once won an important...
from £32 per night
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Almirante Barroso Nº 160, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 9.0
Hotel Tokyo is an elegant urban hotel housed in a townhouse in Santiago's Brasil neighborhood. The pastel-colored rooms have a...
from £27 per night
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Av. Almirante Simpson #59, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 7.0
Located near Plaza Baquedano, Hotel Baleares is situated in an attractive no-man's land between the downtown area and Providencia. The...
from £37 per night
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José Victorino Lastarria #61, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 8.0
The apartment hotel Lastarria 61 offers elegantly designed, well-appointed accommodation units at a central location in Santiago de...
from £76 per night
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Santa Magdalena 116, Santiago, Chile
The Tempo Rent Apart Hotel is a great home away from home for both tourists and business travelers visiting Santiago. In the heart of...
from £64 per night
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San Pio X 2441, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 7.0
The Kasatobalaba is located in Providencia, one of the better neighborhoods of Santiago, and a subway station and stops of two bus lines...
from £26 per night
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José Victorino Lastarria #43, Santiago, Chile
Review Score 7.0
Located in the historic center of Santiago, Lastarria 43 offers upscale accommodation for both short trips and extended stays. The...
from £53 per night
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Román Díaz 140, Santiago, Chile
Not your typical hostel, Chile Hostales offers travelers quality and comfort along with a complete range of amenities. Guest rooms...
from £15 per night
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Probably due to the type of accommodation, this hotel or vacation rental has not been evaluated by existing star rating systems. The stars for this property are therefore awarded by Pacarama based on its expertise and knowledge of the hotel market in Peru and Chile.
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