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.
The desert oasis of San Pedro de Atacama—which rivals Patagonia as a wilderness destination—sells itself, but to explore the remote salt flats, volcanic formations, and meandering rivers with a group is almost a shame.
Chilean wine is finally garnering serious attention, thanks in part to innovative vintners who are outfitting century-old estates with state-of-the-art technology. Among them: Santa Rita vineyards, 25 miles south of Santiago, in the Maipo Valley.
A Beaux-Arts mansion in the trendy Bellavista district.
Recommended by Manny Beauregard, one of T+L's 2010 A-List travel agents.
Though the hotel—ideally located just paces from the subway in tony Las Condes—attracts a primarily business-travel crowd (as does Santiago), the amenities are outstanding for any discerning traveler: indoor pools and a spa are housed in a vaulted glass rooftop, and the sleek 100 Grand bar (which
Check into the affordable 38-room property set high on a bluff above the Pacific.
The massive preserve covers 8,000 acres of forest and has six pristine miles of oceanfront. Guides lead guests to see the old-growth forests, giant 4,000-year-old Andean alerce trees, and wildlife like the Humboldt and Magellanic penguins.
The hotel consists of just four 1,000-square-foot casitas with exposed beams and Cambodian silk curtains.
A clean-lined contemporary look—Philippe Starck lightfixtures, suede-soft curtains, Bang and Olufsen technology—predominate in this modern 24-story tower, located in the quiet residential district Las Condes.
Set in the eastern corner of Chile’s glacier-topped Lake District, Pucón was barely a blip on the travelers’ map when the Hotel Antumalal set the standard in 1950.