Where to Stay in Santiago

On a trip to Santiago, Chile to celebrate my husbands’s birthday, we stayed at the DoubleTree by Hilton in the upscale Las Condes neighborhood. While we often try to stay at smaller, local boutique properties when traveling, we had points to use up, and so chose this international chain. And we were very happy that we did! The room was quiet and comfortable (as you would expect from a Hilton property), and we had a fabulous view of the Andes mountains rising just behind the city. (If your room faces the other direction, you’d have a lovely view of the San Cristobal Hill)

The Las Condes neighborhood is great for walking with lots of shops and restaurants to discover, not to mention  (La Pastora), a paseo between Avenida Apoquindo and Isidora Goyenecha with ten outdoor sculptures made from stone, bronze and steel. There is also a metro stop just a few short blocks away, which makes it easy to get to other parts of the city that you want to explore.

The best thing about this hotel was definitely the warm, friendly staff. They made sure we felt welcome, gave us great information about the area, tips on restaurants and hints of places to visit. I’ve stayed in a lot of hotels throughout my travels and I think the staff at this DoubleTree was among the best I’ve ever encountered. Kudos to the whole team and to the management for obviously providing great training!

Av Vitacura 2727, Las Condes, Región
Santiago, Chile

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Susan Brauer

Welcome fellow Road Warriors! Like many of you, I travel for work -- A lot! But believe it or not, I actually pretty much love it. I've become a bona fide business travel tourist by finding quick things to do when I find myself with the bits of free time that we business travelers sometimes get (i.e. after meetings and before dinner.) especially if I'm in a great city like Chicago, NY or San Francisco. Because we never have much time, this blog is all about quick, easy, inexpensive/free things to do in some of the cities I travel to along with recommendations for restaurants that are great for meals with colleagues, but also perfectly comfortable for solo dining. So maybe next time you find that you have a few minutes to yourself on a business trip, before you just automatically head for your hotel room, barricade yourself in with your computer and cell phone and order room service, you'll be inspired to become a business travel tourist and start loving your business travel too. Feel free to comment on any of my posts and let me and other readers know if you have tips, or recommendations. Happy Travels!

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