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Hotel Plaza San Francisco

Alameda 816, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 833 0097, Chile

Across from Iglesia San Francisco, this business hotel has everything traveling executives need. Between meetings there's plenty to do: take a dip in the sparkling indoor pool, work out in the fitness club, or stroll through the art gallery. The hotel has a more regal, traditional flavor than some other downtown hotels, with wood paneling and brass details. The hotel's spacious rooms have large beds and double-paned windows to keep out the downtown noise.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This hotel is very conveniently located, but this area quiets down at night, so plan on taking a taxi back late at night.

room

Rooms are stately and formal, clearly newly refurbished, but with an older, European feel. Top quality sheets, framed prints, some dark wood.

bathroom

Modern touches, basic, some showers, some tubs. Clean and sleek.

lobby

Large and opulent with coffered ceilings, shiny marble floors, many places to sit, more handsome than relaxed.

pool

Part of a spa floor, has a waterfall feature, a nice place to relax.

YOU SHOULD KNOW You're likely to have the pool to yourself, but you might need them to turn on the waterfall, and there's not a ton of natural light.

spa

Massages, beauty treatments, sauna

gym

Spacious, with machine and weights areas.

dining

The hotel has a restaurant called the Bristol which is a step above most other downtown dining. Three main dishes are on offer plus a salad and dessert bar at lunchtime, with award-winning food prepared by chef Axel Manriquez, with mostly local ingredients.

Many larger, traditional hotels have food that is not particularly noteworthy. This is not the case at the Hotel Plaza San Francisco. A modern take on traditional food, featuring local ingredients and simple, but delicious preparations.

drinking

Onsite bar serves cocktails and wine. Service in the lobby as well.

LOCATION

Getting Around

There is good transportation from the hotel from to everywhere in the city, on the main metro line. Uber and Cabify are very popular among travelers to the city, and taxis are abundant. Buses are also easily accessible, but less popular with travelers.

Restaurants

In nearby Lastarria (14-minute walk) is the well-reviewed Quitral Fuego y Cava (12-minute walk) which a good wine selection and hearty, tasty plates. A little bit further along are Bocanáriz, (14-minute walk) Chile's first wine bar, and Chipe Libre, (14-minute walk) a Pisco bar, both of which serve pairings. Where Lastarria ends at Merced is the newest location of Liguria, (16-minute walk), a Chilean classic in a recently refurbished old mansion. Further afield in Bellavista (6-minute drive) is Peumayén, (8-minute drive), serving ancestral food from all over Chile in innovative preparations. For downtown lunch, try Salvador Cocina & Café (7-minute walk) for hearty, delicious Chilean food with multiple entrée options for a set lunch.

Bars

In Lastarria (14-minute walk), we recommend Bocanáriz (14-minute walk) for wine, Chipe Libre (14-minute walk) for Pisco flights and Pisco cocktails, and Juan Ramón 277 (14-minute walk) for sandwiches and beer. For atmosphere, try the rooftop at the Singular Hotel (16-minute walk) or at Luciano K Hotel (19-minute walk) with its splashy, colorful upstairs bar. Or for some forward-thinking cocktails in Bellavista (6-minute drive) try the innovative cocktail menu at Siete Negronis (9-minute drive).

WHY WE LIKE IT

This is a full-service hotel which delivers classic service in a comfortable environment and an unbeatable location for business or pleasure. It's located in the historic center of Santiago yet rooms feel peaceful and removed for when you need some time to recharge.

QUICK FACTS

137 rooms, 9 suites
Room Service yes
Gym, Pool
yes
Parking Lot
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2-2639–3832

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