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Santiago Park Plaza

Av. Ricardo Lyon 207, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 7510190, Chile

Although this hotel bills itself as English in style, it's removed the formerly oppressive dark furnishings, making the lobby and restaurant larger and airier. The restaurant serves French and Chilean cuisine and has an abundant buffet. The glass-covered pool on the top floor is tiny but has a great view.

room

Homey and old-worldish, with details like patterned ceramic lamps and a wing-chair/table combo.

YOU SHOULD KNOW There's a certain old-world chic here, so if modern and cutting edge are your buzzwords, this place is not for you. However, the rooms are undeniably comfortable.

bathroom

Marble countertops and glitzy finishing touches, like Chinese-style urns and built-in tissue dispenser. Bathtubs in every room.

lobby

Handsome and stately, with upholstered and leather wooden furniture. A bit on the busy side, visually, with mirrors and glass tables and fresh-cut flowers.

pool

Small and glass-enclosed, with views of the city below.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This pool is for splashing around, not swimming, as it is square, not long, as many more modern hotel pools tend to be. It is still a lovely touch and a nice place to relax.

spa

Sauna and massage onsite.

gym

Small but practical for die-hard exercisers or early risers who like to get a workout in before starting their day.

dining

The Park Lane Hotel Restaurant is recognized for its meat and chicken dishes, serving international food slated towards the European preparations, with white tablecloth service.

Try the unlimited buffet with choice of three mains for lunch or dinner when you really need a satisfying, tasty meal.

drinking

The lobby bar has mixed drinks made to order, as well as a good wine list, both Chilean and international.

LOCATION

Getting Around

The hotel is a 2-minute walk from the Los Leones metro, which makes for easy access to downtown and other tourist attractions. However, the metro closes by 11 on most nights, making Uber/Cabify or a taxi often a better way to get back to the hotel at night.

Restaurants

The nearby street of Santa Magdalena has a few stand-out restaurants, such as the Nikkei (Peruvian-Japanese Fusion) Piso Uno (6-minute walk) or Ambrosía Bistro (5-minute walk), for award-winning Chilean food with innovative preparations. Upscale dining seekers should head to Nueva Costanera to try Boragó, (9-minute drive) consistently in the top 50 world restaurants and practical theatrical in presentation, with memorable food combinations. Or for more traditional Chilean food, head to Ciro's (9-minute drive) on Isidora Goyenechea, or Las Cabras (13-minute walk) a soda-fountain style restaurant near the towering Costanera Center mall.

Bars

There are many popular bars in the small plaza of Orrego Luco (6-minute walk), but it can be a little downmarket, depending on your needs. A slightly more formal environment (and good Pisco sours) can be found at the Liguria on Pedro de Valdivia (6-minute walk), or head to the Noi Hotel's bar, Tramonto on Nueva Costanera (12-minute drive) or the tapas bar at Carrer Nou (12-minute drive) further south. A quick drive to Bellavista (10-minute drive) will give you a choice of bars, like the popular Azotea Matilde (13-minute drive).

WHY WE LIKE IT

This is a splash of elegance in a truly pedestrian-friendly neighborhood. There's something to suit everyone here, and if contemporary styling isn't to your liking, and you prefer a bit of pomp, from the uniformed doormen to the gleaming marble surfaces, you'll find a home away from home at this hotel in Santiago.

QUICK FACTS

101 rooms, 3 suites
Bar yes
Room Service yes
$$$
Gym, Pool
throughout hotel
Free Parking
No

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 2-2372–4029

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