Hotel Fundador

Paseo Serrano 34, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 8330098, Chile

On the edge of the quaint Barrio París-Londres, this hotel has rooms that, although small, are bright, airy, and attractive. Make sure to take a stroll on the iron bridge across Calle Londres that links the hotel's two halves. Amenities include a small indoor pool and a spacious café with checkered floors, wrought iron, and a glass roof. This hotel also has business on its mind, so there are plenty of meeting rooms with the latest equipment.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This hotel is heavily used by visiting Chilean government officials, and it can be hard to get a room on short notice. Also, the building design with the connecting bridge makes it a bit tricky to get around, though in the end, you can always just go outside and walk to the other entrance if you get turned around.

room

Modern, with splashes of color/accent walls and a few colorful details, Comfortable and quiet, with long drapes.

YOU SHOULD KNOW They are working on a renovation in-progress while the hotel is still up and running. However, this theoretically should not affect guests because they close off a whole floor at a time and work only when there are no guests nearby.

Doble Matrimonial Superior
Photo: Doble Matrimonial Superior
Doble Matrimonial STD
Photo: Doble Matrimonial STD
Doble Matrimonial STD
Photo: Doble Matrimonial STD

bathroom

Basic and adequate, hair dryers, amenities, etc.

lobby

Warm and inviting with splashes of color, many places to sit, low coffee tables, amphoras and other local decoration, coffered ceilings. A little bit old-school, but not oppressively so.

spa

They have spa services, in dedicated rooms upstairs in a pretty, illuminated area that overlooks the city.

gym

There are a few pieces of equipment in an upstairs area that holds the disused pool, but it's pretty bare-bones.

dining

Calicanto restaurant is onsite, serving a combination of Chilean and continental (French, Italian, Spanish) dishes in a comfortable setting with ample natural light.

Restaurant Calicanto
Photo: Restaurant Calicanto

drinking

Attached to the lobby is a bar where guests can have a drink, though due to popular demand, what was formerly a sports bar in the lobby has been converted mostly into a sports café. You can still order drinks there, too, but your neighbors may be drinking a cortado.

Sector de Happy hour
Photo: Sector de Happy hour
Desayuno Buffet americano
Photo: Desayuno Buffet americano

LOCATION

Getting Around

Hotel Fundador is close to many of the Chilean ministries and the downtown historic center, convenient for work and tourism. It's also very close to the Universidad de Chile metro station (about 2 blocks), on the red line (linea 1) which connects many places of touristic interest. After metro closing though, you'll most likely prefer to take an Uber/Cabify taxi to get back to the hotel.

Restaurants

For generous portions of good Chilean dishes with a modern twist at lunchtime, try Salvador Cocina y Café (9-minute walk), or for a more bistro environment and a more traditional take, try Liguria, (18-minute walk) which is in Lastarria, (16-minute walk), a neighborhood with many good food options, also including Bocanáriz, (17-minute walk) for food and wine pairings and Chipe Libre, (17-minute walk) which does the same for Pisco. Or head over to Bellavista (9-minute drive) to try the food and drinks at Siete Negronis (11-minute drive) or ancestral food, try Peumayén (11-minute drive) or another option of your choice in the lively Patio Bellavista (10-minute drive).

Bars

For elegant rooftop drinks head over to the Singular Hotel's (19-minute walk) terrace bar for views over the neighborhood, or sip a glass in Parque Forestal in the Castillo Forestal (20-minute walk) For wine close by, try Bocanáriz, (17-minute walk) or Bar Berri, (18-minute walk) which opens their quirky upstairs on weekend nights ( For mixed drinks, Siete Negronis (11-minute drive) is great, or try the very popular Azotea Matilde (11-minute drive) (also in Bellavista (9-minute drive). There are plenty of other bars in lively Patio Bellavista (10-minute drive) as well.

WHY WE LIKE IT

This hotel is unbeatably central, has a nice vibe without being too casual, and the iron connecting bridge between the two buildings that arches over the cobblestoned neighborhood of Paris Londres is tremendously charming. There's cafe-style seating there for photo ops at sunset. They also have their own house brand of wine, and decorations from different parts of Chile that really gives this hotel a sense of place.

QUICK FACTS

119 rooms, 28 suites
Bar yes
Cafe yes
Room Service yes
Gym
Throughout hotel
Parking Lot
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2-2387–1200

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