Fodor's Expert Review The Singular

Merced 294, Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan, 8320128, Chile See on Map

This new luxury lodging in downtown Santiago is sure to be a hit with international travelers and locals alike. The gym, spa, and meeting rooms are spacious, well-furnished, and evocative of modern, mainly European style. The rooftop bar and deck (with a pool) are the envy of all who spy it from Cerro San Cristóbal, and the suite is particularly large, at more than 800 square feet. You can enjoy homemade breakfast on the outdoor patio or in a comfortable dining room, where lunch and dinner are also served.

YOU SHOULD KNOW This area is very well-travelled, with many visitors from Chile and abroad. It also attracts skilled pickpockets. Keep cellphones and wallets in inside pockets or in cross-body bags. Do not leave purses hanging on the backs of chairs.


The hotel has handsome rooms with masculine touches and many framed prints Beds have very soft sheets, warm duvets and firm mattresses. Rooms are elegant but cozy.


Clean and sleek. Walk-in showers in some rooms make them ideal for people with mobility issues. Framed prints abound.


Smart and stylish, with elements of a conservatory and many different seating areas, perfect for waiting for a friend or meeting up for drinks. There's a bit of a see-and-be-seen element at times, and well-heeled locals use it as a pre-dinner cocktail spot.

Even if you don't stay here, consider having a pre-dinner cocktail here, or ending the night with rooftop drinks.


The rooftop pool is adjacent to the rooftop bar. More of a plunge pool than a lap-pool, but definitely appreciated on sunny summer days. Adjacent chaise lounges are the perfect place to dry off.

YOU SHOULD KNOW Temperature fluctuations in Santiago, even in summer, will keep the pool water temperature bracing, even on warm days.


High-end services in private rooms with a dedicated locker room with rain shower heads. Aromatherapy, hot stone massage, etc. available from fully bilingual massage therapists. Jacuzzi on request.


There is a spacious (by hotel standards) gym onsite, with attentive staff and filtered water.

While the gym is more than adequate, for runners, the appeal of Parque Forestal, a two minute walk from the hotel is probably even greater than the promise of a cutting edge treadmill.


Chilean-inspired foods with international preparations. Lots of local ingredients like fish and seafood, as well as meat from Patagonia. Local foods used in season when possible.


Onsite there are two bars, the rooftop with both terrace seating and stately indoor seating, and the lobby bar with smart, modern European furniture, books and lots of art, sculptures and curiousties. Good wine selection and signature cocktails served with complimentary small bites (olives, etc).


Getting Around

There is good transportation from the hotel from to everywhere in the city, on two metro lines. 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.


Within five minutes' walk are Liguria, (1-minute walk) serving Chilean specialties, Bocanáriz (2-minute walk) which pairs local food with world class wine, Chipe Libre (2-minute walk) which does the same but with Pisco flights and cocktails. There is a whole strip of restaurants extending down Lastarria (1-minute walk), including the aforementioned and other restaurants in the main plaza at the end near Alameda (the main street). Or for something different, go to Bellavista and try Peumayén, (12-minute walk, 7-minute drive) with ancestral food from all over Chile served in innovative preparations.


Nearby are Bocanáriz, (2-minute walk), Santiago's first wine bar, which does pairings, full meals and different-sized pours for enophiles. There is also Chipe Libre, (2-minute walk), a bar specializing in Pisco from Chile and Peru, which also serves different sized plates to accompany dishes. Liguria, (1-minute walk) newly opened in a classic building just steps from the Singular, also serves traditional Chilean drinks like Pisco sours, as well as wine). Or make your way over to Bellavista (12 minute walk) and to Siete Negronis, (15-minute walk) which has some of the best mixed drinks in town.


The Singular is stately, yet modern, hip, yet classic. It's luxurious but in the thick of it, and provides a quiet, calm respite from the activity on the street. It's suitable for business travelers and romantic getaways. Detail-oriented concierge service here means great tips on what's going on, and how to make the most of your time in Santiago.

We love the location and the service here, and the comfortable common spaces are perfect for connecting with (or waiting for) travel companions.


61 rooms, 1 suite
Breakfast served in the restaurant or in a small, gated courtyard
Lunch available
Dinner available
Bar two, one on rooftop, one in lobby
Cafe café service available in restaurant
Room Service available
Gym, Pool
throughout hotel
Parking Lot


Phones: 2-2306–8820

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