Santiago can cater to most accommodation tastes and budgets. High-rollers can choose between dependable luxury chains or stylish boutique hotels while budget travellers need not stay in dives - the city is such a backpacker thoroughfare these days that there are plenty of low-cost places to stay. Most of the high-end options tend to be clustered in the financial district of Las Condes, while there are a couple of good-value mid-range hotels in Parque Forestal. Bellavista and Barrio Brasil have the most for budget visitors.
The Santiago hotels below have been hand-picked by our guide author and are grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over US$225)
Moderate (US$75 to US$225)
Cheap (up to US$75)
These Santiago hotel prices are the starting prices for a standard double room and include relevant taxes and breakfast unless otherwise specified.
Overlooking the Parque Metropolitano de Santiago, NOI Vitacura provides a sanctuary from the urban bustle of the capital. This sleek high-rise hotel oozes style through its contemporary design and sophisticated suites. The rooftop terrace offers a late night bar, pool and unbeatable views of the Andes on a clear day.Address: , Nueva Costanera 3736, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2941 8100.
Setting the standard for hotel opulence in Santiago, this is where the service is impeccable, Egyptian sheets adorn your bed and there is just about every luxury you could possibly desire within the hotel's walls. Gyms, swimming pools, three restaurants and an internationally renowned sommelier are all available to those lucky enough to stay here.Address: , Calle El Alcalde 15, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2470 8500.
Starwood Hotel's W chain has landed in Santiago, with a blaze of imaginative lighting, colourful fittings and quirky furnishings. Compared with many of the W hotels around the world, this is tempered slightly by Chile's conservative tastes – no bad thing. The 168 rooms are well appointed. The level of service is unsurprisingly high. The rooftop pool is an interesting place to spend a few hours relaxing, and the bar is excellent.Address: , Isidora Goyenechea 3000, Las Condes, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2770 0000.
Best Western Hotel Majestic
A quirky, rambling hotel with a fine Indian restaurant and very accommodating staff. This is one of the best value mid-range options in the central part of the city - although the surrounding area is too quiet at night for some tastes. You can usually negotiate a discount if you are staying for more than one night.Address: , Santo Domingo 1526, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2695 8366.
Perhaps the most sensible option of any of the these listings, ChilHotel is practical, comfortable and affordable. On a quiet street within easy walking distance of the Metro in Providencia, it is the sort of place you would be happy to put your parents on a visit to the city with its good-value rooms (although some err on the small side) and polite service.Address: , Cirujano Guzmán 103, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2264 0643.
Hotel Plaza San Francisco
This smart hotel has gleaming wood panels and courteous staff. Comfortable (sometimes luxurious) and efficient, it has a central location particularly convenient for business professionals. It is located on Santiago's busiest road, but the hotel's double-glazing shields the guests from noise.Address: , Avenida Bernardo O'Higgins 816 (Alameda), Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2360 4438.
As the name suggests, this hostel is in the chichi area of the city. The Bellavista is a well-regarded hostel for backpackers who enjoy the breakfast and internet access which is included in the price. There are mixed dorms and female dorms as well as a couple of private bedrooms and an apartment. There's also a games room and barbecue area.Address: , Dardignac 0184, Providencia, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2732 3146.
Happy House Hostel
A superb, ambitious renovation makes this colourful converted Barrio Brasil mansion the place to head to satisfy your old bohemian instincts - even though you now have more cash in your pockets. With everything from a games room to a delightful patio with views right over the city, this lovely relaxed place is for former backpackers who can afford to indulge themselves a bit more.Address: , Moneda 1829, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 2688 4849
This beautifully located hotel (right by Cerro Santa Lucía) has been around for a while. It has kept its old style, which means it is chock full of character, although sometimes this spills over into a slightly cluttered feel. However, the service is very attentive and with the arty district of Lastarria right next door, it is one of the best and most affordable options in town.Address: , Subercaseaux 353, Santiago,
Telephone: +562 639 6261.