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The Ritz-Carlton Santiago

Santiago, Chile

At a Glance

  • Privileged location in the heart of the uptown El Golf neighbourhood, with its numerous restaurants, cafés and boutiques

  • Spa offering massages and beauty treatments at the top floor fitness centre

  • A roof top swimming pool under a magnificent glass cupola with views of Santiago's skyline

  • Excellent facilities and various dining options

  • One of Santiago's most traditional hotels. Classically decorated with an old world elegance

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Best time to Visit

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Santiago is a year-round destination but the most pleasant months to visit are October to April. Although summer (November to April) is hot, breezes disperse the smog that shrouds the city for most of the year and there is lots of sunshine. Over winter (June to September) you’ll see the Andes wreathed in snow and can ski nearby, but the weather is chilly and rain can be an issue. Spring-like September is Chile's national independence month, and is full of activity.

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Insider's View

Best hotel wine cellar in Santiago

Admire the views and relax in the spa after a day of exploring Santiago.

Depending on your schedule, it's worth considering the Club Level Rooms for access to the lounge for complimentary drinks and food throughout the day.

If you're staying at the Ritz Carlton on a Sunday, don't miss their famous brunch, you'll find everything from sashimi to ceviches, smoothies and every type of fruit you can think of. There are also plenty of fun kid friendly options and endless sweet treats. There's even a creche for children.

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The Ritz Carlton is a traditional and luxurious base from which to discover Chile's most cosmopolitan city, Santiago. Featuring excellent facilities, the hotel is located within walking distance an array of fine dining and boutique shops.

Offering dazzling views over the city of Santiago and Andes Mountains, The Ritz Carlton Santiago is located in the city’s most prestigious and refined neighbourhood, El Golf.

A wide selection of fine dining restaurants and boutique shops can be found within walking distance of the hotel; which serves as a sophisticated urban retreat in the bustle of Santiago’s glitzy skyscrapers, vibrant streets and buzzing nightlife.

The Ritz Carlton Santiago's 220 elegantly decorated guest rooms and suites showcase classic decor set against a backdrop of warm golden colours and earth tones. The hotel boasts a selection of four on-site restaurants ranging in formality from casual to upscale, and highlights a variety of international and Chilean cuisine. An extensive spa and health club can also be found on-site as well as a beautiful glassed-in indoor rooftop pool, which affords fabulous views of the city and Andes Mountains.

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The Ritz Carlton Santiago has 205 rooms including Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites and Executive Suites as well as a Club level with Club Rooms and Club Suites.


Children are welcome to come and stay at the Ritz Carlton Santiago, and babysitting can be arranged upon request, but there are no specific facilities or guaranteed interconnecting rooms available.


Ritz Carlton Santiago has a roof top swimming pool, spa and fitness centre, sauna, steam baths, Jacuzzi, three massage rooms, four restaurants, lounges, grand ballroom and business centre.




While the exterior of the Ritz-Carlton is utilitarian, this is undoubtedly Santiago's poshest and most intimate luxury hotel, with the most adept staff. Most important, this Ritz is more economical than its counterparts elsewhere, and it enjoys a more convenient location than the Hyatt given its proximity to fine restaurants, a Metro station, and a thriving economic hub of Santiago.

The guest rooms are luxurious in a home-spun floral kind of way; some Ritz devotees may be disappointed by the lack of butch glamour and antiquity that characterizes the Ritz brand. Still, each spacious room is quiet, spotless, and blessed with heavenly beds. The hotel has a fabulous rooftop health center under a glass dome that boasts a view of the city and the Andes. The spa offers reasonably priced massages, or you can request a bath butler who will prepare a decadent bath for you -- a soak in carmenère wine. The hotel's impressive lobby, which has a two-story rotunda, leads to the hotel lounge and a plush (usually smoky) wine bar. The Ritz's bar/restaurant 345 has quite possibly the best wine list in Santiago, and they've taken to hosting special weekend cocktail hours.


  • Aconcagua Valley Wine Tour

    Savour premium wine tasting at the vineyards of Chile's Aconcagua Valley in the shadow of the Western Hemisphere's highest peak. Visit Chile's oldest and iconic vineyards as well boutique and high-scoring wineries, followed by lunch at Errazuriz.

  • Authentic Chilean Seafood at the Mercado Central

    For some authentic Chilean fare, you can’t beat the range of dishes on offer at the seafood restaurants at Santiago’s Mercado Central. With over 3000 miles of coastline, Chile has an incredible variety of seafood.

  • Chile's Gastronomic Traditions Tour

    Enjoy an intimate lunch with one of Chile's top chefs, Maria Eugenia Terrangno, to learn the secrets of Chile's gastronomic heritage savouring home-made pisco sours and exquisite dishes in the relaxed, intimate atmosphere of her own home.

  • Discover Santiago

    Discover the highlights of Santiago on a half day walking tour exploring the cultural and historic highlights from bohemian Bellavista to the colonial quarter and Chile's largest seafood market.

  • Full Day in Valparaiso

    Experience the renaissance of the port of Valparaiso, Chile's most attractive city, with its many hills, photogenic houses, and thriving gastronomic and cultural scenes.

  • Full Day Santiago Cookery Class

    Santiago has been heralded for its rise up the gastronomy charts, and boasts an array of fantastic markets and gourmet restaurants. Enjoy a full-day cookery class in this energetic capital, now a firm favourite among foodies.

  • Heliskiing the Andes

    Experience firsthand virgin powder and exhilarating slopes amidst the stunning peaks of the Andes with a full-day heliski adventure from Santiago. Our guide will work with you to choose the best terrain on the day for your heliski adventure.

  • Motemei Gastronomic Experience

    Enjoy a decadent seven-course menu created in front you by Chilean Chef Patricio Cáceres Motemei in his private studio.

  • Santiago Photography Experience

    Explore Chile's capital through the lens of a professional photographer. This will give you a whole new appreciation for the city’s culture, architecture and history.

  • Wine & Bike in the San Antonio Valley

    Explore the hidden back roads of the beautiful San Antonio Valley by bicycle on this fantastic full day tour from Santiago, stopping off for some superb wines at the Coralillo and Matetic estates.

  • Wine and Valparaiso

    Valparaíso is a must see for any visitor to Chile, where history mingles with quirky, bohemian cafes, artists’ workshops, and street art to create a city full of character and with surprises. Combine with a visit to the vineyards of the Casablanca Valley.

  • Wine Connoisseurs Delight at Cousino Macul

    Cousiño Macul reserve wines are made only with estate grown grapes. They are also estate vinted and estate bottled, watch and learn the process before enjoying the finished product!

Holiday Ideas

  • Antarctica Fly Cruise

    Santiago, Punta Arenas, Antarctica

    from £10500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Fly over the Drake Passage, cutting journey time for this part of the itinerary from two days down to two hours
    • Maximise your time in Antarctica, exploring the ice-filled channels aboard a purpose-built expedition vessel
    • This itinerary combines well with other destinations in Chile such as Patagonia's stunning Torres del Paine
  • Antarctica Fly Cruise

    Santiago, Punta Arenas, Antarctica

    from £10500 pp inc flights & transfers for 10 nights

    • Fly over the Drake Passage, cutting journey time for this part of the itinerary from two days down to two hours
    • Maximise your time in Antarctica, exploring the ice-filled channels aboard a purpose-built expedition vessel
    • This itinerary combines well with other destinations in Chile such as Patagonia's stunning Torres del Paine
  • Chile in Depth

    Santiago, Easter Island, Valparaiso, Patagonia and the Atacama Desert

    from £12300 pp inc flights & transfers for 17 nights

    • Venture to the far flung extremes of this magnificent country, taking in spectacular landscapes in Torres del Paine, the Atacama and Easter Island
    • Sample all the gastronomic delights that Chile has to offer with great food and wine
    • Stay at the renowned Explora lodge on Easter Island and the striking Tierra properties in Patagonia and the Atacama desert
  • Chile in Ultimate Luxury

    Atacama Desert, Santiago, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine, Millahue

    from £12200 pp inc flights & transfers for 13 nights

    • Stay in unique properties with highly personalised service
    • Travel the full length of Chile, from the otherworldly Atacama Desert to the breathtaking Torres del Paine
    • Relax and recoup in the lush wine country before heading home

Location & directions

Santiago, Chile

Located on Calle El Alcalde, in the heart of El Golf, one of the city’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, Santiago.

How to get there

14-hour international flight to Santiago International Airport, followed by a 30-minute transfer to the hotel.

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