The finest hotel in Arica, this first-class establishment sits on the ocean between Playa El Laucho and Playa Las Liseras. The rooms, which are elegant if a bit dated, have views of the ocean and great showers with plenty of hot water. The courteous and attentive staff can help set up sightseeing tours or book a table at a local eatery. The hotel's tony restaurant ($$), which takes advantage of the ocean views, serves fresh seafood cooked to order, including crab, octopus,
and tuna. Don't pass up the conger eel chowder.