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One of the most important parts of planning your trip to this South American nation is which Chile hotels to select. Ranging from hostels to moderate-priced accommodations to luxurious 5-star hotels, there is something for everybody. Here are 3 suggestions for your next stay in Chile: Hostelling International hostels (inexpensive price), W Santiago (moderate price) and Ritz-Carlton (high price).
Hostelling International Hostels
If you're traveling on a low budget around Chile, it is a good idea to apply for a Hostelling International membership card before your travel date. Having a Hostelling International ID will give you access to the lowest rate possible at more than 10 hostels all around Chile, including places such as Arica, Easter Island, Punta Arenas and Vina del Mar. Prices per night range from $10 to $20 and stays are limited to 5 days at a time. Unlike hostels in other countries, the reception desk of hostels in Chile are opened 24 hours a day, which makes them very convenient.
The W chain of hotels is well known around the world and the W Santiago in Santiago de Chile was its first location in the South American continent. The highlight of this hotel is the many views of the Andes that it offers, particularly from the rooftop lounge and pool (both of which have on-site bars). This hotel is conveniently located at 3000 Isadora Goyenecha, which is within walking distance from several shops and restaurants. The rooms are decorated from elements of the Chilean Patagonia regions and the Chilean coastlines. The W Santiago hotel has an on-site restaurant called the NoSo, whose specialty is a a seafood platter that includes sea urchins, oysters, clams, local fishes and shrimps.
This hotel has been consistently among the best of the world by publications such as Travel + Leisure magazine (2010). Located on the swanky Las Condes neighborhood, the Ritz-Carlon of Santiago caters to business travelers and guests looking for luxurious 5-star treatment. Double rooms start at $330 depending on the season of the year. The hotel is conveniently located in front of a Metro station (Subway Line #1), which often makes the rental of a car unnecessary during your stay in Santiago. The on-site restaurant specializes in seafood, which can paired with a selection of over 360 wines that come from all around Chile. The restaurant trains its wait staff so that they can recommend wine pairings based on your meal selection.