The Singular Santiago
What We Love
- Pisco sours and dazzling views at the ninth-floor rooftop bar
- The design hits that sweet spot between bohemian and slick
- New age and holistic treatments are offered at the 3,300-square-foot spa
What To Know
- The Lastarria neighborhood is renowned for its art and culture
- Free WiFi
- The spa has only four treatment rooms, so it’s best to book ahead
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
Combining the best of neoclassical French architecture and contemporary design, this hip newcomer shows all the signs of becoming a Santiago institution. The lobby is outfitted like a gentleman’s club, with vintage furniture, stuffed bookshelves, beam ceilings and framed botanical prints. The 62 guestrooms are like mini-residences, with rich textures and warm tones, filled with retro-cool touches like brass lamps and chinoiserie-style lacquered desks. But the vibe is very of-the-moment once you get to that 21st-century hotel staple, the rooftop bar. Set on the ninth floor, this perch offers spectacular views of the adjacent Parque Forestal. The rooftop pool, meanwhile, is perfect for both cooling off and preening alongside the city’s stylish after-work crowd. Another highlight is the subterranean spa, which offers holistic and new age treatments, including chromotherapy.
In the Area
Santiago is a compact, walkable city, and Lastarria, on the northeast side, is one of its loveliest and most convenient neighborhoods. Stroll through Parque Forestal, stopping to take in the sights, sounds and scents of the Mercado Central seafood market, then peruse the modern treasures at the MAC (Museum of Contemporary Art). Next hit Bellavista, a charmingly boho micro-neighborhood crammed with galleries, cafés and performance spaces. Don’t miss the former home of Nobel Prize–winning poet Pablo Neruda, who lived here in the 1950s and ’60s. Afterward, grab an espresso with the literati and modern-day beatniks who hang out at Bellavista café Off the Record.
How to Get There
We visited The Singular in Santiago during the recent uprisings and I have to commend the staff on not only providing a warm welcome to our entourage in a sophisticated and quiet venue downtown - but always caring about our safety first. Many of the protests were happening right across the street and when a friend visited us for dinner, the manager made sure that our friend didn't go back to his hotel that night - but stayed with us in a rollaway in our room at no extra cost. It is that kind of service and care for customers that will make us keep coming back to the Singular and to Santiago. Thank you.
We spent two nights here before joining a tour group. Great location. Walking distance to the historic center and to many great bars and restaurants. We ate at the restaurant once and the food and service was excellent. Breakfast was good. Rooftop bar was nice. The outside area is very small and way too many chain smokers. Our room was lovely though a bit dark. Lighting was insufficient. All in all a good stay. Staff friendly and solicitous
My husband and I had a wonderful visit at the Singular in Santiago! A special thank you to our new friends for making our trip so memorable! This was our first visit to Santiago, but everyone at the Singular made it feel like home. Rocio and Esteban at the rooftop bar, Vallesca in the breakfast room, and all our friends at the concierge gave us wonderful recommendations on sites to see, where to eat, shop and enjoy Chilean culture. Everyone was so kind and helpful and we loved hearing about their background as well! The hotel is beautiful, centrally located and the perfect place to relax after a busy day in Santiago. We look forward to returning with our families in the near future!