In Las Condes , the 310-room high-rise Hotel Hyatt Regency Santiago (Av. Kennedy 4601, tel. 02/2181234, fax 02/2182279, www.hyatt.cl , US$214 s or d) has made Condé Nast Traveler’s top 10 list of Latin American hotels; its lofty atrium, topped by a glass dome, lets natural light stream inside. Rates for midsize to capacious rooms, some with stupendous Andean panoramas, also include access to a gymnasium, a swimming pool, and tennis courts.
Virtually self-contained, downtown’s business-oriented Hotel Crowne Plaza (Alameda 136, tel. 02/6381042, fax 02/6336015, www.crowneplaza.com/santiagochl , US$249 s or d) features recreational facilities including a gymnasium, swimming pool, shops, and even its own post office.
Overlooking the Mapocho from the base of Cerro San Cristóbal, with garden space that other luxury hotels lack, Providencia ’s Sheraton San Cristóbal (Av. Santa María 1742, tel. 02/2335000, fax 02/2341729, www.sheraton.cl , US$210 s or d) has stylishly decorated view rooms with a substantial buffet breakfast included. Depending on the date, though, considerable discounts from this rack rate are possible.