Chile

Hotels in Chile

Chilean accommodations are varied and far-flung. You can choose full-service hotels and resorts, economical inns, cozy B&Bs, or budget hostels. One of the standout hotels in Chile is the Awasi Patagonia. It’s located in the southern desert oasis of San Pedro de Atacama. Chilean architect Felipe Assadi designed the boutique space. Twelve (all-inclusive) villas face glacial lakes and the snow-capped Torres del Paine Mountains. The hotel also offers excursions to discover the surrounding wilderness. At night, wrap yourself in alpaca wool blankets and watch the stars from the couches in the courtyard.

Casa Real Hotel, once a manor, offers the perfect stay with access to the estate’s finest wines from its vineyards. This Chile hotel in the Maipo Valley has no shortage of elegance and luxury, with all the modern trimmings. Hacienda Los Lingues in San Fernando is a restored hacienda and one of Chile’s most historic spots to stay. Ideal for riding enthusiasts, the hotel has a colonial style with contemporary amenities, plus 25,000 acres of land including stables and an on-site rodeo ring. Other notable Chile hotels include the Ritz-Carlton Santiago, Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa, and Kau Lodge. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top spots for where to stay in Chile.

A further testament to the pace of development in the area is Altiplánico Sur—a bunker hotel set into a hillside, its roof covered in grass and dandelions, and its façade faced in bricks of turf.

In the summer of 2005, this mountain-clinging resort, originally built in 1912 on a site celebrated by Charles Darwin for its thermal waters and pure air, reopened after a three-year overhaul; a trio of new buildings, including the stunning five-suite Casona Patronal, blend seamlessly with the or

The Location: The stunning seaside town of Valparaíso, where the steep, zigzagging streets are dotted with colorful houses, is just two hours north of Santiago (the Spanish translation for the town’s name is “Paradise Valley”).

The Altitude: 8,015 feet.

 

A stay at Los Lingues is a lesson in regional history. The owner consulted with top architects and historians to restore Chile’s oldest hacienda—78 miles south of Santiago, in the Colchagua Valley—to its 1650 colonial style, while adding contemporary luxuries like a pool.

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One of the more stylish new bases in Patagonia for exploration is Remota, an upscale lodge designed by the great Chilean architect Germán del Sol (creator of the Explora hotel-adventure company).

A picturesque outpost in the rugged Chilean outback, San Pedro de Atacama can be a place of extremes: sultry days give way to downright bone-chilling nights in winter (June to August), and somehow, the parched desert burgeons with wildlife both weird and wonderful (vicuñas, flamingos, and miniatu

In the El Golf district of Chile’s capital, the ebullient Tony Chi (the designer behind the restaurants at Park Hyatt Sydney and Mandarin Oriental New York) is responsible for witty flourishes.