The city of Iquique, Chile, is rapidly growing out of its past as a mining town and into its future as a tourist destination with an expanding list of cramped dorm room accommodations or overpriced hotels. We’ve saved you the trouble of discomfort and rounded up these boutique hotels for a comfortable, clean, secure and well-located quality stay in Iquique that won’t ruin your spending budget.
Jatata Aqua Resort
On a stretch of relative nothingness about a 25-minute drive south of Iquique is a little diamond in the desert. The Jatata Aqua Resort is a boutique hotel that provides that vacation feel you only get at a resort. With poolside beds, bungalow-style rooms and even waterslides for kids, the Jatata is a great spot for those looking to vacation in Iquique by treating themselves to a little relaxation time.
Huantajaya Apart Iquique
The only problem with Huantajaya Apart Iquique is that you will not want to leave it. This apartment-style property will make you feel completely at home with direct access to the beach and a big pool, outdoor seating and an area for kids to play in. The new building has three different apartment layouts to choose from—Rafaela, Luna and Esperanza—so you can take your pick for which one suits you the best. When check-out time comes, it’s sure to be difficult.
Previously managed by Radisson Hotels, the NH has undergone an overhaul to make guests feel like they’re staying at a modern and one-of-a-kind hotel. Located right on the Iquique coast, the hotel’s contemporary entrance and sparkling blue pool lined with greenery and palm trees is sure to make a good first impression. The gorgeous views from the eating areas and comfortable rooms make the NH a great choice when in Iquique.
Holiday Inn Express Iquique
Who would’ve known that Iquique’s Holiday Inn Express could also function as a beach retreat? The Iquique outpost of this well-known quality brand has comfortable rooms, serves an included breakfast and offers a beautiful pool and fitness centre its guests can enjoy. It’s also just a couple of minutes south of Playa Cavancha.
Spark Hotel offers modern, spacious and bright rooms with large windows and is located only a block away from Playa Cavancha (most of its rooms look out to the beach as well). A small soaking pool in the hotel’s outdoor patio and a large dining area will make this relatively large hotel feel like your own little cosy beach apartment.
Terrado Suites offers a terrific location and quality rooms with beautiful views. You’ll also be able to enjoy views of Iquique and the ocean at its on-site restaurant, Casablanca. If you want a modern but welcoming place to stay with a pool that seems to hang over the lapping ocean and a glowing, calming, beautiful ambience at night, look no further than this boutique hotel that has a luxury resort feel.
Gavina Sens dominates this part of Iquique’s coast and overlooks the ocean so that you get a sense of being in the sea as you relax in the hotel’s pool or in its rooms. Perfectly located, it corners the north end of Playa Cavancha and is also conveniently situated at the start of Baquedano Street, allowing you to walk out of the hotel lobby and right into the street’s main promenade, which is lined with bars, cafés and restaurants.