Chile’s capital city of Santiago de Chile is fast becoming the luxury capital of South America with boutique and luxurious international chain hotels moving into this stunning city.
Surrounded by the beauty of the Andean mountains and with its chic neighborhoods and fascinating history, Santiago is announcing itself on the world stage as a great place to explore during your vacation in Chile.
Centrally located between Chile’s highlight destinations such as the Atacama Desert and Torres del Paine as well as being close to Chile’s wine region makes Santiago the perfect vacation destination. Explore our top 5 luxury hotels in Santiago to ensure all your travel and comfort desires are met and surpassed during your stay in Chile’s capital city.
The Artsy One – The Aubrey Boutique Hotel
The 1920s Spanish-style mansion which houses The Aubrey Hotel is said to be the first true boutique hotel in Santiago. Its stunning interior featuring art deco details, classic oil paintings mixed with modern touches like Tom Dixon lamps has made this one of the best and most unique places to stay in Santiago.
The design of The Aubrey is perhaps influenced by the surrounding Bellavista neighborhood which is known as Santiago’s artistic quarter, with Nobel poet, Pablo Neruda’s former house, La Chascona just a short walk away.
The 15 rooms of the boutique Aubrey hotel have been carefully and individually designed providing a personal touch to your stay in this luxury hotel in Santiago. Perhaps one of the most interesting features are the glassed-bathrooms fitted with Hansgrohe showers but if you aren’t an exhibitionist you can always ask to stay in one of the rooms with a conventional walled-bathroom instead! After a day exploring the city highlights of Santiago, The Aubrey helps you unwind in its relaxing jacuzzi swimming pool where you can taste one of the best pisco sours in Chile!
The Historical One – Lastarria Boutique Hotel
In the heart of Santiago’s bohemian district of Lastarria lies this historic 1920s mansion which has its roots deep in Chile’s history. The mansion was once occupied by the Allende family which produced the celebrated novelist, Isabel and the socialist president, Salvador, who died in the 1973 General Pinochet coup as well as once being the base of a Spanish news agency. Surrounded by art galleries, antique shops and museums, the Lastarria neighborhood is one of Santiago’s finest.
The 14-room mansion of Lastaria has interesting features due to the shape of the building causing each room to be individual in its size and layout adding to the elegance of the room design.
One of the highlights of the hotel are the two suite rooms on the top floor which open out onto a private rooftop terrace giving you unrestricted views over the Santiago cityscape and leafy streets below. This vibrant luxury boutique hotel in Santiago’s historic neighborhood has a comfortable homely feel to it and its outdoor pool and walled garden makes for a relaxing return after a day in the city.
The Stylish One – W Santiago
Surrounded by exclusive restaurants, high-rise modern office buildings and metropolitan parks, the W Hotel is located in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Santiago called, Las Condes. Although the stylish W Hotel will meet all your luxurious needs, this spectacular hotel does not forget the fact that it is located in Chile.
The aquamarine color on the corridor ceilings refers to Chile’s 2,647 miles of Pacific coastline whilst the sheepskin walls in the lobby pays homage to Patagonia.
Views from the hotel especially from the rooftop lounge and infinity pool provide picture perfect views of the Andes Mountains that form the backdrop to this magnificent city. The 196 rooms are minimally decorated and some feature the trademark W bathtub at the center of the room allowing you to take a long bath whilst enjoying watching the sunset over the Andes and the impressive Santiago skyline.
The Elegant One – The Ritz-Carlton Santiago
A tribute to the growing and strengthening of Chile’s economy, the Ritz-Carlton hotel is in the middle of Santiago’s business district, El Golf with its luxurious and boutique restaurants and shops.
The classic luxury style of this refined 205-room hotel means you can easily imagine Audrey Hepburn walking through the hotel’s lobby or Frank Sinatra perhaps enjoying a Pisco Sour, although more likely a dry Manhattan, in the Ritz bar and lounge.
Aside from the elegant and spacious rooms, the bar has one of the best wine lists in Santiago and the Arola and Estro restaurants provide great dining options using fresh Chilean ingredients in their dishes. With the Andes rising up in the background of the hotel, the rooftop pool and spa encased in a glass conservatory means you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and Andes or enjoy swimming under the night sky of Santiago.
The Haute Couture One – Noi Vitacura Hotel
Located in the heart of the upscale Vitacura neighborhood of Santiago surrounded by some of the best contemporary art galleries, designer clothing stores and open-air restaurants on tree-lined boulevards makes for an unforgettable stay.
With an understated contemporary design, the 87-room Noi Vitacura Hotel draws subtle Italian design features adding to the elegance and boutique feel of the hotel.
The stunning Tramonto roof terrace and bar with its large swimming pool gives you fantastic views over the rooftops of Santiago and of course the snow-capped Andes Mountains. This elegantly designed hotel is one of the most energy efficient with the shell of slats on the outside of the building sheltering it from the sun in summer whilst keeping in the heat on cooler evenings. The luxury of the Vitacura district is flows in and around this luxurious and beautiful Noi hotel.