11 Best Places to Stay in Chile

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Ecocamp Patagonia

Sur, Choelec.

Choelec is located about 15 kilometers outside of Coyhaique, Chile, which is situated right on the border with Argentina. It is a popular tourism destination that has many great hotels and resorts, this specific one doesn’t compete with anything in the area. It has 296 beds and 68 bungalows, generally a large size and a decent price. It is just a couple of minute… drive away from the water and only a couple of more to the train station to Coyhaique.

The camp has pleasant views and is located in a valley surrounded by Andes Mountains. There is an adventure school on site where you can take activities to challenge yourself. They also offer guided trekking excursions and tours.

Date opened : 2002

Hacienda Tres Lagos, Aisen

The Hacienda Tres Lagos is a hotel at the entrance to the Parque Nacional Pumalin. In addition to the beautiful setting, this hotel offers plenty to do for the whole family. What’s nice about this place is that several other activities are available. For example, approximately 100 meters behind the hotel, Veladero Caves can be explored. There are also other animal facilities. There are even indoor family activities such as a game room with billiards and ping pong tables.

Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa

This hotel is located on the only place along the Andes Mountains that is above the elevation of 5,000 feet. Situated in a valley at the foot of the Wari ”Wari mountain range, this hotel has spectacular views. Tierra Atacama Resort, Spa & Hotel is set in a lush resort garden with vegetation, fruit and flower trees. The property is supported by electric-powered generators with natural gas, with no practice of emissions-free energy. It also has a solar water heating system, and uses water sprinklers.

The hotel is exquisitely arranged with hand-crafted wooden furnishings and a large stone-floored lobby. The interior of this hotel has a very tropical, cozy ambiance. You can easily enjoy a relaxing break during your stay at this hotel.

The design of this hotel comprises of modern architecture with a fusion of indigenous and Mediterranean architecture.

In its surroundings, you have a great selection of activities. You can enjoy mountain sports in the nearby town of San Pedro de Atacama in one of the hotels’ guided tours.

In addition, this hotel also provides a free shuttle service to the town. The hotel offers a tranquil atmosphere, with natural wood and colored glass. Also, the hotel has in-room private baths with stand-up showers and stand-alone tubs. Each room also has satellite TVs and DVD players.

Ritz-Carlton, Santiago

There are plenty of high-end hotel brands in Santiago, but none of them offer the charm and quality that the Ritz-Carlton does. The hotel’s elegant design pays homage to Santiago’s history and surrounding splendor. It’s located at a 22nd-floor location, making you feel as though you are in the heavens. The hotel’s unique floor-to-ceiling windows create a stunning backdrop as you take in the amazing views of the city.

The accommodations at the Ritz-Carlton are luxurious, and you can be sure to get a great night’s sleep in the spacious bed. The rooms are luxuriously decorated to provide the best experience possible. Everything is thoroughly thought out, from the pillows and bedding to the lighting.

There are even thoughtful little details such as specialty linens that you will not find anywhere else. These high-quality details ensure that you will enjoy your vacation and that you will return again and again.

Everything at Ritz-Carlton is designed to provide you with the best possible time at a great price. The hotel’s complimentary WiFi and complimentary breakfast make it easy for you to relax and unwind after a busy day.

Huilo Huilo Montana Magica Lodge

Located at the base of the Andes, with one horizon in the cool high valleys, and the other at the hot beaches of the Pacific Ocean, this is one of the best places to immerse yourself in nature. The lodge incorporates natural materials such as stones and wood into a beautiful yet rustic design. The comfort of the rooms and suites are matched by the elegantly arranged space; and the meticulous attention to detail.

The 10 room hotel has an expansive stone cabin, with volcanic rock beds for a rustic feel. The suites and apartments have high quality bedding and bedroom sets, and have access to hot tubs, hammocks, and a large outdoor pool.

The hotel’s main restaurant serves cultural cuisine from across the nation. The menu includes specialty dishes from ChimiChaqui and Tacna, as well as the seafood-centric cuisine of Atacama.

The lodge’s panoramic views of the mountains make it an ideal base for touring different parts of Chile, and points beyond.

Portillo Hotel

The Portillo Hotel & Spa is one of the biggest and renowned attractions in Southern Chile. It has a history dating back to the late 19th century and it is still one of the most visited places in Chile.

In 1865, the vast land around the town of Portillo was purchased by Vicente Medina and his wife, Josefa Nakagawa. A few years later, they opened a small restaurant, and in the beginning, they served only soup.

In time, their business developed and they began catering for tourists. Today, the hotel and restaurant still remain and they are considered the best hotels in Chile. The Portillo Hotel is seven-story building that was built in a mountain side to take advantage of the natural scenery.

The hotel housed 159 guests when it was first built. The hotel, which now hosts 239 guests, could hold up to 800 at one time if needed. Today, the Portillo Hotel retains the warmth and charm it had when it first opened and the service is still as impeccable as it was back then.

Portillo hotel has 120 different rooms, suites and villas. Rooms come in different sizes and prices due to the fact that the hotel is so large. There are several different flavors here, as there are 25 suites with balconies and this is one of the best places to sleep in the hotel.

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge is truly in an exquisite location. The lodge is located on the edge of the Atacama Desert, which is the second driest desert in the world. In fact, the Atacama Desert has also been described as the most arid place in the world.

There is no natural water supply in this region, which is why the lodge has a series of underground water channels. The lodge is built at a 4,000 feet altitude, which is very widely known for its remarkable climate all year round.

The spectacular scenery in this region provides enough reason to stay for a longer period of time. You could visit the salt flats, a volcano, or the Quebrada de Cafayate as much as you wish to book your next trip at Alto Atacama Desert Lodge.

Hotel W Santiago

The Metro, which serves the main bus station and the central district, is a short walk from the hotel. A public parking lot is not far away, while the Plaza de Armas square is 300 yards away and the Palacio de la Real Audiencia dates from the colonial era, although the building has been heavily altered.

hotel santiago

This large high-rise hotel offers a huge number of facilities and services such as two restaurants, an amusement arcade, a beauty salon, an internet cafe and a 24-hour business centre.

Hotel Puchuncavi

These family-run inns stand out among the many budget hotels in Chile due to their excellent local service and facilities. There are two locations in Santiago.

Hotel Lobo

This Spanish-style hotel is convenient to both the subway and the downtown area. Rooms come with turn-down service provided after check-out day.

Hotel de la Olas

This hotel is not only centrally located, the rooms have modern fittings. This allows you to relax and enjoy yourself while in Santiago.

Hotel R Zurbaran

The hotel has a good position, a convenience store, and a large eating area with modern standards. Rooms have large windows, furnishings, and a bathroom.

San Alfonso del Mar

Classic Southern coast, sofas and red roofs. This town is a long way from Santiago and generally considered hard-to-reach. Despite being the former site of Chile’s most striking Unesco world heritage site, its name is not that commonly known, even among Chileans themselves. But nature lovers already know that San Alfonso is one of the great coastal cities in Chile. Beaches are famous in San Alfonso. A fresh challenge is to find an untouched shore of golden sand. San Alfonso has a good selection of fish restaurants.

The small fishing village has everything you would expect: good swimming, plenty of bars and restaurants, and sports to occupy you. For a more adventurous trip, there are excursions up into the countryside to explore its natural settings, like the lake for fishing enthusiasts, the valleys full of cacti, rock formations and waterfalls, and the countryside.

San Alfonso is only a short distance from the port on the South Coast, but the journey to it is a bit winding, so a car is a bit more convenient.

San Alfonso is a good place if you are looking for quiet evenings and good holidays. If you want to enjoy a quieter weekend, there are natural beaches as well as surf lodges a short distance from the city.

Hotel Astronomico Elqui Domos, Coquimbo

Explora Patagonia, Salto Chico

Salto Grande.

The Salto Grande/Explora Patagonia is a Chilean hotel and a major attraction on the Chilean side of the border between Chile and Argentina. It is located on the shores of the Salto Chico river and has spectacular views of the arid Chilian and Argentinean Patagonia.

The hotel is designed to remind visitors of the open spaces of the great Patagonian plains.

The hotel is only accessible by water taxi from Salto Chico. One of the most famous people that stayed here was Ernest Hemingway. When you step onto Explora Patagonia, your tour starts. You explore the desert and salt lakes of the Chilean side and also the mountains and giant glaciers of Argentina.

The hotel is set up for group tours but can also be booked for private groups.

Not only is this hotel a unique location to visit, it’s also a great place to stay to experience the atmosphere of Chile. The hotel is restaurants include fine dining and also culinary tourism by training local chefs to make healthy traditional food from home recipes.

The hotel is environmentally friendly but also has water slides and a large pool. There’s a spa and massage center on-site and the nature and bird watching in the area are superb.