Santiago is a modern city with an important hotel offer. Chile’s enormous economic growth over the past 20 years allows us to choose from many hotels the best places to stay in Santiago
Best places to stay in Santiago, choose by yourself
Santiago has several areas in which there are various tourist points of interest, however, it is a city well connected by the city’s metro and an extensive bus network. In addition, you can use private transport companies such as Uber, Cabify or taxis.
Downtown Santiago allows great views of the city and of the impressive Andes mountain range. From Downtown Santiago you can be very close to tourist attractions such as museums, the Plaza de Armas, Cerro San Cristobal, Cerro Santa Lucía, exclusive restaurants, sophisticated bars and luxury hotels. We are talking about the heart of the city, where we can find the Cathedral of Santiago and the Parque Forestal.
Barrio Lastarria (Lastarria Neighbourhood) is an historical neighbourhood in Downtown Santiago. It is now a popular tourist hub. It is a centre for cultural activity, with classic and modern cinemas, theatres, museums, exclusive restaurants, bars and great hotels. Activities such as festivals and live performances are commonly held throughout the streets of Lastarria. It is definitely one of the best places to stay in Santiago.
Here you can find excellent 5 stars hotels like, Singular Santiago, Hotel Magnolia, Hotel Cumbres Lastarria and some other hotels located around the Santa Lucía Hill. Its a great place to stay and enjoy nightlife in Santiago as well as Certo San Cristobal views and Andes Mountains views.
Barrio Las Condes
Las condes is a modern neighbourhood where you can find different modern hotels. Las Condes has plenty of shopping malls, great restaurants, and business centres. The financial district of Santiago is located here at Las Condes. You can also find the starting points of the buses for the ski resorts.
Some other 5 stars hotels are located in Las Condes like the Ritz Carlton Santiago, Mandarin Oriental Santiago, W Santiago or Noi Vitacura. All of them also offer great views of the Andes Mountains.
Santiago as a base of operations
Chile has unique adventure tourist destinations in the world such as Easter Island, the Atacama Desert, Las Torres del Paine, Patagonia National Park, the Strait of Magellan, the Southern Ice Field, dozens of visitable volcanoes and ski resorts.
Only Chilean Patagonia has a world of activities and places of interest to offer. However, the distance between these is very large, so we advise spending at least one night in Santiago before and after visiting some of its famous destinations. Both, Downtown Santiago and Las Condes are half an hour away from the airport, so transfers are very quick and comfortable.