In recent years, the classic Hotel O’Higgins (Plaza Vergara s/n, tel. 0322/882016, fax 0322/883587, www.panamericanahoteles.cl , US$95–125 s or d) has undergone a significant remodel that’s restored some of its lost luster.
With the sound of the surf literally outside the window, the unique Hotel Cap Ducal (Av. Marina 51, tel. 0322/626655, fax 0322/665478, www.capducal.cl , US$100–150 s or d) exploits its nautical theme to the max. The more expensive rooms are suites, some with two bedrooms, and some with Jacuzzis.