What We Love
- Financial district location near San Cristobal Hill and the presidential palace
- Choice of four restaurants, with grill favorites at 2920, Italian fare at Pasta & Basta, and Japanese fusion at Temple
- Top fitness amenities, including an indoor swimming pool, well-equipped gym and spa room
- Staffed business center is open from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
What To Know
- Request a room in the newer Club Tower for a more modern style, separate lobby and updated amenities
- There’s a fee to use the fitness center (around $8 per session) and WiFi ($20 per day)
- Pets are not permitted
- Light sleepers should request a high-floor room away from busy Avenida Vitacura
- Parking On Site
Overlooking Avenida Vitacura in Santiago’s buzzing financial district, the InterContinental Santiago is a 377-room business traveler favorite set in three high-rise towers. The two main buildings have a traditional style, from a light-flooded lobby with a stained glass ceiling to simple guestrooms done in beige shades. In contrast, the Club Tower has a more contemporary look, with a vertical living wall garden in the small lobby and a modern slate and cream palette in the 81 guestrooms. On the dining front, guests have their pick of grill favorites at 2920, Italian fare at Pasta & Basta, and Japanese fusion dishes at Temple, as well as a hearty breakfast buffet each morning and room service that’s available 24/7. There’s also a low-lit cocktail bar, Benatino, where the standout drink is Santiago’s signature pisco sour. For active types there’s a well-equipped gym (staffed Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and indoor lap pool, while spa lovers can book a massage in the single treatment room.
In the Area
In Santiago’s central financial district, the hotel is within walking distance of the cafés and boutiques that line Avenida Providencia, as well as the big brand stores at the Costanera Center mall. For a culture fix, the city’s sculpture park and Bicentennial Park are a short walk down Avenida Andres Bello, while the presidential palace, Plaza de Armas and National Museum of Fine Arts are clustered in the city center, just a 10-minute taxi ride away. For a slice of local life, head to boho Lastarria and wander the the tree-shaded streets, and book in advance for a table at Casa Lastarria, an artsy spot in a grand 1930s building. Save a morning for checking out the beautiful gardens and buildings and monuments in Cerro Santa Lucia Park.
How to Get There
Stayed here for two nights in Feb '19 after a cruise. Hotel is relatively modern and has, I'd say, had some renovations recently. Public spaces and corridors are colourful and pleasant. Rooms are generously proportioned and newly redecorated. Bathrooms have divided shower / toilet facilities. We encountered some tardy room service in regards to having our room cleaned despite leaving early around 7.30, the room hadn't been services by our return after 3.00. Put right quickly and with apologies from the duty manager (along with some little petit fours later!) disaster was averted. There is a pool on the roof which is under a glass roof that makes the area hotter but a nice place to spend an hour or so after a hot day sightseeing.
Concierge services were good and well informed even with our peculiar requests for the local train info.
Uber works well in Santiago and usually more comfortable than the local tiny and un-aircnditioned taxis although there seem to be plenty of those around when you need one.
The hotel is located in the Vitacura district which is the newer, business centre of Santiago. A much more modern and pleasant area than the older downtown area around the presidential palace, Viticura also houses smarter restaurants near the hotel as well as the Costanera Mall, an upmarket shopping centre with lots of designer label shops to tempt you!
The hotel is fairly ok. However, some noice from aircon in the old part. Cleaning is not always at an acceptable level.
Good and helopful intercon employees.
You will get better value for money staying on close by hotells.
Excellent location, near wonderful restaurants. Staff very polite and friendly. Delicious breakfast, good fusion restaurant. Rooms are quite large, there is a sofa in each room and ample closet space. Bathtub and shower available in each room. Nice lounge and sitting room in the lobby area.
Stayed 3 nights. Coming on a weekly basis. Nice location. Many restaurants around.
Interesting Upgrades. Business bar
Very good accomodation and excellent service
Nice gym and warm pool.
Staff does not care about customers. Hotel rooms are durty, in veri bad conditions. The hotel smells like a sewer and when we complain about it, they do not care. The balance cost-benefir is the worst.