Known as an incredibly efficient and bustling Latin American travel destination, Santiago, Chile is a great place to visit for those who love to explore new terrain and bask in ancient landmarks. Santiago’s weather is pleasantly Mediterranean, and the city has intriguing attractions and endless activities for curious, adventurous travelers, ranging from stunning mountain landscapes to historical sites. Find hotels in Santiago that cater to your travel desires and explore what makes it a go-to destination in Latin America.
Things to See
Two of Santiago’s must-see landmarks are the Andes mountains and The Cerros, which is Spanish for “hills.” From Cerro San Cristobal (best accessed by the Bella Vista Tourist District) and Santa Lucia, to Mount Aconcagua, where you can witness the highest peak in the western hemisphere, Santiago has natural sites famous for their amazing views. Visit one of the many museums within the city, and fuel up on fresh fruit and vegetables at markets like La Vega Central, where you can taste spicy and delicious seafood, empanadas and other local flavors. When the sun goes down, Santiago’s unforgettable nightlife offers a variety of bars, clubs, and restaurants.
Hotels in Santiago
IHG® has 4 hotels in Santiago, Chile, all featuring a unique flair and a variety of amenities. In Chile, you’ll find a range of hotels to suit any of your specific travel needs, and by booking direct with IHG you can narrow down your choices.
Where to Stay
You’ll find hotels in Santiago close to the most popular landmarks and companies, with some properties just walking distance or a subway ride away from sightseeing hotspots. The Las Condes district hosts Chile’s largest shopping center, Costanera Center. Centered in Santiago’s new financial district, the El Golf area offers an upscale getaway. If you’re travelling for business, airport hotels will help you avoid the stress while managing your flight plans.
How to Get to Santiago
The Santiago, Chile airport is known as the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL), or the Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez. Also known as the Santiago International Airport and Pudahuel Airport, this busy facility is Chile’s largest. Located just 9.3 miles northwest of downtown Santiago, this airport offers an easy way into the city. Once you’ve arrived, consider taking advantage of the subway system known as the Santiago Metro, since the airport is located 15-20 minutes from the city’s center and areas like Las Condes. The second largest modern transportation network in Latin America behind the Mexico City Metro, this urban railway system features 108 stations. There is also an extensive, privately run bus system and many normal, radio, and colectivos taxis for direct routes.
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