The Aubrey

Constitución 317, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 7520360, Chile

Two 1920s mansions next to Cerro San Cristóbal were joined together in 2009 to form this hotel, giving it ample outdoor space, including a pool and an indoor-outdoor patio bar. Having made a name for itself, it's now one of the city's favorite luxury boutique hotels. The exterior is impressive, built in a revival of the Spanish Colonial Mission style, with arches and columns throughout. Modern touches inside include designer Valdes chairs on private terraces in the lobby and rooms.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Four of the rooms are above the bar, not connected to the rest of the living space. The bar closes by 11, but very early sleepers may prefer to be housed elsewhere.


Impressively ornate yet delicate in styling, each room has a completely different feel from the next. There are Art-Deco rooms and Asian-inspired rooms, ones where wood is predominant and others that are more upholstery-filled. No two rooms at this hotel are alike. Expect small painted details, stylish lighting and double-glazed windows to keep rooms nearly silent.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Some rooms have showers with glassed-in stalls in an open floor plan. If you prefer more privacy, ask for a room with a more traditional layout.


Harmonious with the rooms, occasionally in an open-floor layout. Highly dependent on the room, but with top-notch furnishings and artistic touches throughout.


There are several common spaces hidden around the premises of the hotel. Each is comfortable and cozy, with elegant and comfortable furniture, coffee tables and art. There's one large main lobby with a large sofa and ottomans where guests occasionally congregate.


The perfect place to cool off in Santiago summer, this pool is a main attraction in the hotel, offering a place to refresh and relax in the sunshine.

YOU SHOULD KNOW People on Cerro San Cristóbal can look into the pool area, so it is not completely private.


Onsite there is a nice buffet breakfast, and in the evening, drinks and small bites/tapas in the bar and outside seating area, with lap blankets for chilly evenings. Nice ambience, candlelight, etc. It is also a meeting spot for those not staying at the hotel to start off an evening.

Friday nights the bar lights up with a piano bar atmosphere from 8-11, a fun time to have a drink before heading to dinner, or having a light dinner on the patio if you've got a big adventure coming up the next day.


Bar on premises offers wine, mixed drinks, etc. with a sophisticated ambience, both inside and outside. Tapas and small plates are available as well.


Getting Around

The Aubrey is about a ten minute walk from one of the main lines of the metro, but most visitors choose to use Uber, Cabify or taxis to get around, particularly at night. Many sights are also accessible on foot.


Very close to the hotel are Peumayén, which makes ancestral food from Chile using old-school preparations in innovative presentations. There are also many restaurants to choose from in nearby Patio Bellavista, (6-minute drive) but equally popular for the more demanding consumer are the OX steakhouse (14-minute drive) or Boragó, (14-minute drive) of Latin America's best restaurants fame, which The Aubrey recommends to its guests,


The hotel has its own bar, but if you're looking for more local ambience a quick trip to Lastarria to check out Bocanáriz, (16-minute walk or 8-minute drive) the country's first wine bar with variable-sized pours so you can try many wines. Also in Lastarria is Chipe Libre, (16-minute walk or 8-minute drive) with flights of Pisco as well as Pisco cocktails. Closer to the hotel is Azotea Matilde, (3-minute walk) a rooftop bar with enviable views over Bellavista and specialty cocktails. Another specialty cocktail rooftop is at the Hip Hotel (5-minute walk, upstairs), which also serves small bites. But some of the best drinks in town can be found as Siete Negronis (4-minute walk).


The Aubrey is kooky and organic while still offering luxurious surroundings. The original house dates back to the 1920s and fuses seamlessly with the newer part of the house. Privacy is of the utmost importance here, and it is easy to come and go without constant oversight by staff. It's perfect for a romantic getaway, but also good for friends and families, particularly the suites. As Santiago's first boutique hotel, it has not yet been fully replicated elsewhere in the city, and probably never will be.


Historical, Romantic
13 rooms, 2 suites
Breakfast yes
Lunch no
Dinner small plates and tapas
Bar yes
Cafe café servide in lobby
Room Service no
throughout hotel
Free Parking



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