Very Good 1885 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A super-knowledgeable concierge who can get you hard-to-book dinner reservations
  • The third-floor outdoor pool
  • Convenient location just a short stroll from the business and arts district on Paulista Avenue
  • 24/7 room service

What To Know

  • A resort fee will be collected at the property
  • Expect a mix of business and leisure travelers
  • The Club Lounge has a top-notch business center
  • Pets aren’t permitted


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Room Service
  •  Spa
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Stylish contemporary sleep in the heart of São Paulo, with French-Brazilian restaurant, a buzzy bar and pool

The Lowdown

Set in the arts and banking district near Paulista Avenue, the InterContinental makes a perfect home base for work or leisure travel. A top-notch business center allows guests to stay connected, while vacation-friendly amenities including an outdoor pool on the third floor and a gym that’s open 24/7 make unwinding easy, too. The 195 modern guestrooms and suites have killer views of the pool or Sao Paulo’s rooftops, and room service is available around the clock from the hotel’s French-Brazilian fusion restaurant Tarsila.

In the Area

The hotel is just a few blocks from the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (designed by Lina Bo Bardi), the city’s top art museum and one of the best in South America, featuring more than 8,000 works of European, Brazilian, African and Asian art. For a sweet treat, nab a table at nearby Pâtisserie Douce France, where the selection of sorbets changes daily. Next, head to the Museu do Futebol. Housed in Pacaembu Stadium, the building has two floors of interactive displays on soccer history. Spend the afternoon wandering the food and produce stalls at the Mercado Municipal de São Paulo; have lunch on the mezzanine and get mortadela piled high on a French roll, Brazil’s answer to the bologna sandwich. For an upscale dinner, try the modern Brazilian tasting menu at superstar chef Alex Atala’s D.O.M. Afterward, head to Bar Brahma for a cold beer and live samba music.

How to Get There

InterContinental São Paulo
Alameda Santos 1123
Sao Paulo, 01419-001 Brazil


4.5 Very Good 1885 Reviews
My First Stay!
Reviewed 19 hours ago

Once you stay here, you quickly realize why this hotel is highly rated on TripAdvisor. It’s one block off of the main avenue, Paulista, but tucked away so you don’t have the noise and traffic of the main avenue. It’s also a short walk from the Masp Trianon Metro station. Cyros checked me in after a long overnight flight from the U.S. and he was welcoming and personable. I even awarded him a TripAdvisor lapel pin for providing great service. I had a twin bed room and it was spacious and has a beautiful warm decor. The bathroom had a shower, a bathtub and great countertop space. Other Front Desk staff who provided great service are Gabriel and Isabella. Roni and Carlos in the restaurant were great as well as Cedric and Henrique at the bar. I wrote the concierge prior to my arrival and Veronika responded and provided great service. I also met the other concierge, Renata, who is warm and personable. I had a wonderful stay here and would highly recommend this hotel. The Petit Gateau Orange cake in the restaurant was so great that I had it twice during my four night stay. I also had the salmon entree twice during my stay. The hotel offers a spacious gym on the lower level that has personal trainers on duty during the day hours. The floorplate of the building is not large so they’re not lots of rooms per floor. The floral arrangements on the lobby/bar/elevator lobby level were beautiful and there’s a modern fireplace in the reception area. It’s easy to have a beautiful hotel property because money can facilitate that but what makes a property great is the quality of its staff. The staff is well trained and treats guests like valued members of their family. This was my fourth trip to São Paulo and I love this hotel. I look forward to returning here.

Highly recommend
Reviewed 1 day ago

First time at this hotel. Rooms are big and comfortable, WiFi is excellent, location is central to São Paulo, neighborhood is safe and walkable with a number of nice restaurants close by, service was very accommodating and friendly. The breakfast buffet was very good as they had fresh fruits, cheeses, cold cuts and ability to make eggs any style.

Business hotel
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is my second time , very professional, got a great room club level , staff as always very friendly, excellent service from lobby to friendly bar staff to the club lounge which I highly recommend to enhance your experience. This is definitely one of the best hotels if you are here in São Paulo for business. I shall return

All you can expect and beyond
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Intercontinental SP turned to be exactly what you expect from this type of the hotel: great location, comfortabe and spacious room, luxuary design, nice breakfast, well-equiped fitness center etc...no surprises :)
Special mentioning for Maesta at reception who was extraordinary helpful, very hospitable and simply a nice person. Such people with little gestures can just make your staying beyond the expectations!

Lobby bar Henrique
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent hotel - staff is extremely helpful and attentive, the rooms are perfectly appointed. I was a tired, weary business traveler in Sao Paolo for the first time. Everyone was truly wonderful, but the standout for me was the lobby bar. Working offsite till late in the evening, even when exhausted, I stopped at the lobby bar for a snack and the great drink(s), but ended up being so engaged with the bartenders. Henrique in particular shows a genuine interest in his customers, whether he’s seen them many times or for the first time. Very committed to each customer enjoying their time (and delicious drink) and curating the evening for you at the pace you want to go. And so knowledgeable - about the city, and so many things - talks to people if they want to, and most do from what I saw! Truly a gem. I hope to return and be greeted with that same warmth again soon.