The Top Boutique Hotels in Chile to Wake Up to for the Best Views

Awasi Hotel | Courtesy of Awasi Patagonia
Awasi Hotel | Courtesy of Awasi Patagonia
Photo of Laura Field
23 June 2021

Chile packs 3,999mi (6,435km) of Pacific coastline, immense lakes, imposing volcanoes, the jagged Andes and urban hotspots such as Santiago into its long, thin chili-like shape. Unsurprisingly, magnificent views abound. What better way to enjoy the dreamy landscapes than by waking up to them? Here’s our pick of boutique hotels in Chile with the best views – bookable on Culture Trip.

Awasi Patagonia

Hotel, Lodge, Boutique Hotel, Resort
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The immaculate Awasi Patagonia sits on a private puma-prowled reserve overlooking the peaks of the Torres del Paine massif in Chile’s centerpiece national park. The 14 individual villas offer total seclusion at the end of the world and include wood-burning stoves, lavish chalet-style decor and sunken bathtubs. The views of snow-capped peaks and the rugged rock-lined shore of Lake Sarmiento will have you questioning whether you ever need to leave.

Tierra Patagonia

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Tierra Patagonia Hotel and Spa
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Tierra Patagonia was carefully constructed to blend into the jagged summits of Torres del Paine National Park and the shimmering waters of Lake Sarmiento. The glass-paneled Uma Spa is a dreamy retreat from the elements, where you can soak in the outdoor heated whirlpool tub or cocoon yourself in an aromatic body wrap. Deluxe rooms feature natural woods, sheepskin rugs and whitewashed walls. However, you’ll find the real masterpiece in the sizeable windows framing the oil-painting-esque landscape outside.

Puyuhuapi Lodge

Boutique Hotel, Lodge
4.4/5 (30 Reviews)
Puyuhuapi Lodge and Spa
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Another Patagonian highlight is the secluded Puyuhuapi Lodge, fringed by a fjord in the Aysén region, close to the glacial mountains and lichen-clan evergreen forests of Queulat National Park. Looking out over Dorita Bay and watched over by snowy Andean peaks, the lodge has a jetty jutting out into the water – the perfect jumping-off point for kayaking and boat excursions to outlying islands and craggy peninsulas. Immerse yourself in the trio of thermal pools at the Puyuhuapi hot springs, which look out onto the fjord and are framed by forested land, before treating yourself to a hot-stone massage.

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Hotel Cabaña del Lago

Boutique Hotel, Resort, Spa Hotel
4.5/5 (582 Reviews)
Hotel Cabaña del Lago
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Hotel Cabaña del Lago sits on the shores of the immense Llanquihue Lake in the Germanic southern Lake District city of Puerto Varas. Tuck into some expertly grilled meat at the lakefront restaurant, Mirador del Lago, a supreme spot for taking in the cone-shaped, snow-smattered Osorno Volcano on the opposite side of the lake. Farther up on the sixth floor is Bar Tronador, another hotspot for surveying Puerto Varas’s surroundings over a glass of cabernet sauvignon.

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Hotel Magnolia

Boutique Hotel
4.7/5 (110 Reviews)
Hotel Magnolia
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Set in the beating heart of Santiago’s city center, Hotel Magnolia occupies an exquisite, historic building dating back to 1929. Just across from the lush Japanese Garden on a tree-lined street, this place is a beacon of considered design and calmness. The beautiful rooms are modern and minimalist, but the best seat in the house is on the rooftop terrace, a perfect place to take in the happenings of Chile’s capital while tasting salmon tartare and sipping on a pisco sour.
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Hotel Boutique 17

Boutique Hotel, Hotel
4.5/5 (165 Reviews)
Hotel 17
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Hotel Boutique 17 overlooks the epic bay of Valparaíso, Chile’s colorful, coastal second city, which inspired the poet Pablo Neruda and today shows off its artsy side via vibrant street art. Accordingly, bright bursts of orange and green feature in the otherwise neutral-toned, light-filled rooms. The hotel’s restaurant sits on an airy terrace, guaranteeing expansive views over the comings and goings of the bustling port. Enjoy fresh, grilled octopus or chunky tuna steak with a zesty Aperol spritz or a cold glass of white wine after exploring the city’s rainbow-colored buildings.

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Hotel Alaia

Hotel
4.9/5 (18 Reviews)
Hotel Alaia
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Hotel Alaia sits adjacent to the craggy cliffs and pounded sands of Punta de Lobos, next to the popular El Diamante surf break and not far from the resort city of Pichilemu. Each luxe lodge-style room has a private deck overlooking the ocean, and with only 12 rooms, you won’t have to share the views with many others. For the less surf-inclined, there’s a heated wooden hot tub for soaking up yet more panoramas, along with sunset yoga classes, trips to the salt flats at Cáhuil lagoon and even an on-site skatepark.

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Hotel Apacheta

Hotel
4.7/5 (76 Reviews)
Hotel Apacheta
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The architecturally arresting Hotel Apacheta sits like a sculpture on the rocky shores of Arica, a picturesque port city in Chile’s far north. Adorned with the region’s natural woods and touches of neutral-tinged textiles throughout, this luxurious low-lying place was designed to blend in with the landscape. Every room looks out onto the ocean, with direct access to the water for bathers and surfers alike.

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  • Hotel Awa

    Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel
    4.8/5 (30 Reviews)
    Hotel AWA
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    The immaculate Hotel Awa sits at the threshold of the Chilean Lake District in Puerto Varas. Built with the outdoors in mind, each luxurious room has sweeping snapshots of Llanquihue Lake’s millpond-calm waters and Osorno Volcano’s snowy peak. Kayak on the Reloncaví Estuary nearby, or visit the hotel’s vegetable garden to pick out ingredients before whipping up something delicious in a cooking class.

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    Hotel Nothofagus

    Hotel, Treehouse
    Nothofagus Hotel and Spa
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    In the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve’s deepest, darkest Patagonian forest, you’ll find the treehouse of your dreams at Hotel Nothofagus. This enchanting place was built to reflect the surrounding woods, and its circular structure guarantees a never-ending view out to lush greenery and even as far as the vast Mocho-Choshuenco Volcano. Don’t forget to enjoy your complimentary welcome drink on arrival to kick off your stay.
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    Nómades Hotel Boutique

    Boutique Hotel
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    Nómades Hotel Boutique lies in the Aysén region on the banks of the Coyhaique River, complete with views of the mountains and forests in Simpson Valley. The stone, wood and glass facade gives way to pared-back interiors, whose art and textiles tip their hat to the nomadic Tehuelche Indians of Patagonia. Start your day with a breakfast buffet of cured meats and fresh fruits before heading out to watch condors soar around the valley.

    Patio Palafito

    Boutique Hotel
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    Patio Palafito is a small boutique hotel located in Castro, Chiloé; it sits inside the shell of a stilted wooden palafito building – raised over the sea. With only six rooms, it’s an intimate place where attention to detail comes in the form of woven throw cushions and tree-trunk stools, ideal for perching on and taking in the sea views. A cool ground-floor cafe with waterside views forms the hotel’s hub and gathers travelers from around the world who make it to this adventurous outpost in Chile.

    Hotel Fauna

    Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast
    4.4/5 (261 Reviews)
    Hotel Fauna
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    The understated yet stylish Fauna Hotel calls the heart of Valparaíso’s Cerro Alegre neighborhood home. Set in a building dating back to 1870, the elegant rooms feature modern wood paneling and large windows overlooking the colorful rooftops and the sparkling bay below. Time for some shut-eye? Visit the hotel’s massage sanctuary for a reinvigorating rub during your stay.
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    These recommendations were updated on June 23, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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