The Best Hotels to Book in Puerto Natales, Chile

Puerto Natales is the perfect base to reach the peaks and glaciers of Parque Nacional Torres del Paine
Puerto Natales is the perfect base to reach the peaks and glaciers of Parque Nacional Torres del Paine | Courtesy of Hotel Costaustrali / Booking.com

Puerto Natales, in the Magallanes Region of Southern Chile, is one of the most exciting wilderness gateways in South America. The city is the springboard for forays into the world-class hiking hotspot of the Parque Nacional Torres del Paine – a flurry of precipitous peaks, glaciers, lakes, and grasslands. Explore this thrilling outdoor paradise, and take some downtime before or after in one of these brilliant, atmospheric hotels in Puerto Natales, Chile – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Singular Patagonia

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Sitting room at the Singular Patagonia has classic design, antique furniture and decor and exposed brick walls
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Located about 3 miles (5km) around the coast from Puerto Natales, on the edge of the Señoret Channel, this national heritage building was once a warehouse and cold-storage plant that’s been artfully (and luxuriously) transformed into an atmospheric hotel. Spacious rooms feature huge windows with incredible views over the fjords or the desolately beautiful Seno Última Esperanza (Last Hope Sound), plus comforts like Egyptian cotton sheets and underfloor heating. Patagonian dining is first class (guanaco, king crab and Austral hake) as is the triple-height, industrial dining room.

2. Hotel Remota

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Sitting room at Hotel Remota features red and black check sofas, low black wooden tables and traditional clay pots as ornaments
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Blending into the surrounding dark-gray rock – and clad in grassy turf that changes with the seasons from green to gold – this impressive eco-conscious lodge slides beautifully into the Patagonian landscape. Set on a low hillside overlooking the Señoret Channel, you’re treated to views over the water and snow-capped peaks. They organize daily excursions and adventures around the region to Lago Gray, with its towering blue glacier, and the rest of Torres del Paine National Park. On return, unwind in the spa, with its heated infinity pool, sauna and Jacuzzi, before a bottle of Chilean red over dinner.

3. Altiplanico Puerto Natales

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Double room at Altiplanico Puerto Natales has modern design, wooden walls, tiled flooring, built-in desk and stunning sea views out of the window
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Roofed with local turf and insulated with grass bricks, this understated hotel practically merges with its harsh, picturesque landscape. Inside, too, is a homage to the raw ruggedness of the region, where natural woods, slate flooring, concrete and rusty iron touches combine to understated-yet-impressive effect. Numerous big picture windows afford dramatic fjord and mountain views, while a cozy restaurant specializes in typical Patagonian produce.

4. Hotel Vendaval

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Double room at Hotel Vendaval has wooden headboard, sage colored walls, plush bedding and mountains views
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Centered around an old traditional Patagonian brick house, this hotel has something of the shipping container about it from the outside. Inside is all polished concrete, steel beams and natural woods, arranged with an eye for cozy-yet-industrial chic. It’s set in downtown Puerto Natales, three blocks from the waterfront and with somes of the town’s best dining just a short stroll away. End the evening with a beer on the fourth-floor bar while gazing across the rooftops and mountain landscape beyond.

5. Noi Indigo Patagonia

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Red exterior of the Noi Indigo Patagonia with a mountain backdrop and small shops and bars on its street
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With its bold red façade overlooking the Puerto Natales waterfront, this design-led hotel certainly stands out among its surrounds. Interiors are an understated mix of natural materials and lodge-style aesthetics that give it all a cozy vibe. Most rooms offer scenic fjord views, plus upscale comforts like high-thread-count bedding and bathrobes – suites even add log-burning stoves to dial up the snug factor.

6. Hotel HD Natales

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Sitting room at Hotel HD Natales has brown modern sofas, a rattan chair, a telescope and stunning sea views
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Set in two hectares of private parkland, this traditional countryside hotel is located in Puerto Bories a few miles from Puerto Natales. All of the rooms have views over the nearby waterway or dramatic mountain sierra behind. After a day trekking across the glaciers, return to the hotel’s delicious dinner menu of Magellanic cuisine and fresh local seafood.

7. Hotel Costaustralis

Budget Hotel

Sitting room at Hotel Costaustralis has white furniture, wooden accents and a large cow hide mat
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Right where the Navimag ferry from Puerto Montt arrives, the grand Costaustralis spreads the better part of a block from one turreted end to the other styled like a lighthouse. The beige-grey rooms are crisp and surprisingly modern after the historic facade, and you’ll also find a vast lobby, restaurant and bar with a 30-plus Chilean wine selection.

This is a rewrite of an article originally by Luke Waterson.

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