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Given its close proximity to the metropolis of Santiago, it’s little wonder the upmarket seaside resort of Viña del Mar is a hit with holidaying families. From opulent international resorts to more modest beachfront offerings, here’s our pick of the best family-friendly accommodation in Viña del Mar.
As the Viña del Mar addition of a huge international chain, the Sheraton Miramar Hotel offers all the usual luxuries and amenities you would expect from a franchise of such prestige. Situated on a rocky outcrop overlooking the sea, it’s especially popular for its convenient location between the city center and one of Viña’s most lively beaches. Among its many facilities, the kids will love the outdoor pool just meters away from crashing ocean waves.
The other big franchise resort in the city, the Radisson is located in a quiet corner at the far end of Concón beach. Their king-size room which sleeps up to four is great value for families, while luxurious onsite facilities such as an indoor and outdoor swimming pool will keep everyone entertained. Ask reception about free bike rental and enjoy a fun family day out cycling along the beachfront.
As the most stylish beachfront resort in Reñaca, the Neruda Mar Suites exemplify Mediterranean charm. Named after Chile’s favorite poet, this exclusive resort incorporates a distinct Greek Islands architectural style which makes it feel more Santorini than Viña del Mar. A beautiful outdoor pool and spa overlooking the sea combined with spacious and well-equipped apartments makes this the perfect upmarket option in Reñaca.
Families looking to be closer to the city center might consider Panamericana Hotel O’Higgins, an elegant three-star hotel that combines modern luxury with old-world charm. This large hotel just across the road from the famous Quinta Vergera Park is well-equipped to deal with children, with cribs and children’s beds included within their reasonable room rates. The kids will enjoy the large outdoor pool set in a lush garden, as well as a variety of games such as ping-pong.
Got a little girl? Then treat her like a princess at this grandiose castle hotel which has been renovated to appear like the estate of medieval royalty. Decorated with suits of shining armor, a selection of medieval weapons and an abundance of stately antiques, this undeniably fun boutique hotel is guaranteed to capture the imagination.
Just minutes away from two of Vina’s best beaches, Ankara is great value for families due to their reasonably priced quadruple room which is spacious enough for the whole family. Better yet, up to one child can stay for free in any of their smaller rooms. This is no dump either, with all the usual amenities you would expect from a four-star hotel in Chile.
Traveling with kids can be exhausting at times, so why not opt from an apartment for a little extra space? A great family-orientated option is Bahia Bonita, a well-run institution offering comfortable apartments with ocean views in Concón. Immaculately clean with an onsite playground and easy access to the sea, this reasonably priced option is a winner for beach-going families.