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Luxury Hotels in Chile

Despite the relative wealth and strong tourism history over the past decade in Chile, the country took longer to build up a stable of world-class luxury hotels than some of its neighbors in South America. The routine group adventure tours are giving way to more upscale individual leisure trips, however, and the number of true five-star hotels has roughly doubled in the past few years. Chile is no longer behind Argentina and Peru when it comes to either luxury hotel choices or custom tours that are above the norm.

Most of the top hotels in Chile are independent, home-grown affairs, with the Explora chain and Tierra Hotels mostly joined by one-off projects with a strong sense of place. The first W hotel in South America opened in Santiago though and the capital is also home to the only Ritz-Carlton on the continent. Many companies now offer well-run luxury tours and private itineraries in Patagonia and Atacama, while wine tours and skiing are a big draw in the central region. We will continue to add notable new hotels and luxury adventure resorts in the future and keep our readers up to date with first-person looks at the top new lodges at wineries or in the Andes Mountains.

With Chile's open attitude to foreign investment and free trade, plus a rising number of high-end tourists, we expect your luxury travel choices to keep getting better and the quality of service to keep improving in the coming years.

Atacama Desert Region

Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa
Tierra Atacama
Explora Hotel de Larache

Chiloé Island

Tierra Chiloé (formerly known as El Refugia) — Chiloé Island

Colchagua Valley

Lapostolle Residence — Colchagua Valley
Viña Vik — San Vicente de Tagua Tagua

Easter Island

Explora Posada de Mike Rapu
Hangaroa Eco Village Resort and Spa

Patagonia and Torres del Paine

Awasi Patagonia — Torres del Paine National Park
Explora Hotel Salto Chico — Torres del Paine National Park
Hotel Patagonico — Puerto Varas
Lodge at Valle Chacabuco — Aysen
Patagonia Camp — Torres del Paine National Park
Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa — Aysen
Quincho Country Home — Puerto Varas
Remota — Patagonia
The Cliffs Preserve — Northern Patagonia Coast
The Singular Patagonia — Torres del Paine
Tierra Patagonia — Torres del Paine
Vira Vira Hotel — Pucon


Hotel Aubrey — Providencia
Boutique Hotel Lastarria — Santiago
The Ritz-Carlton Santiago — Las Condes
Santiago Park Plaza Hotel — Providencia
San Cristobal Tower — Santiago
Singular Santiago — Santiago
W Santiago — Las Condes


Casa Higueras — Cerro Alegre
Palacio Astoreca— Cerro Alegre