Hotel Magnolia

Santiago, Santiago and Central Valley, Chile

At a Glance

  • An elegant 1920s mansion sympathetically transformed into a contemporary boutique hotel

  • Located at the foot of Cerro Santa Lucía, within easy walking distance of trendy Bellas Artes and the restaurants of Lastarria

  • Rooftop terrace for cocktails with city views and modern Chilean restaurant serving a twist on local favorites

  • Contemporary, Scandi design meets original neo-Gothic architecture

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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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Set at the foot of Santiago’s famous hilltop park, Cerro Santa Lucía, and overlooking the city, Hotel Magnolia is a contemporary boutique hotel housed in a gracious heritage mansion, once the home of a prominent Chilean political family.

Nestled amongst the 1920s heritage mansion blocks of Santiago’s historic El Centro district, Hotel Magnolia was once the residence of an important political family and has been cleverly transformed into a sleek and contemporary design hotel by architect Cazú Zegers. Related to the building’s original architect, Zegers has seamlessly unified the elegant new extension with the original stone building. Discreetly blending neo-Gothic architecture with modern accents of glass, steel and concrete, the lobby is flooded with light from the traditional stained-glass windows, highlighting the restored floor tiles, marble staircase and original wooden doors.

Spread across the original townhouse wing of the building and the sleek, new extension, Hotel Magnolia houses 42 chic and stylish rooms and suites. Muted linen fabrics, Chilean art and high-end architectural style combine to create modern, airy spaces at the heart of this bustling city. Some rooms embrace the stained-glass windows and stone walls of the original building, whilst others are clad in pale eucalyptus for an almost Scandinavian feel. The larger suites on the upper floors of the hotel offer additional space to relax and super king-sized beds. 

Under the steel and glass ceiling of the new wing of the hotel sits Restaurant Magnolia, awash with potted palm trees, quirky Tom Dixon light fittings and polished concrete walls. Serving an innovative and ever-changing menu of Chilean classics, locally sourced ingredients are transformed into dishes such as short ribs slowly cooked in Chilean Carménère and a traditional conger eel stew. The rooftop terrace offers views of Cerro Santa Lucía and the Santiago skyline, serving an impressive wine and cocktail menu and light bites and sharing plates, from pizza and sandwiches to cheeseboards and Chilean tapas. 

A boutique hotel in the truest sense, there are no frills or extra facilities at Hotel Magnolia but the location at the heart of Santiago’s El Centro district more than compensates. Walk out the front door and discover the Chilean National Museum of Fine Arts, the fascinating Museum of Visual Arts or the Cultural Center of Gabriela Mistral. Climb Cerro Santa Lucía for magnificent views of the city, or head further afield to explore the bohemian streets of Barrio Bellavista and La Chascona, the home of famous Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda.

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Hotel Magnolia’s 42 rooms and suites are spread throughout both the original 1920s wing of the building and the newer extension, completed in 2016. The superior rooms are a fusion of modern Chilean design and original 1920’s architecture, some with stained-glass windows and thick stone walls, other with muted tones and modern accents. Textural linen fabrics and hand painted murals of Chilean birds and wildlife contrast with the softness of local wood cladding and contemporary design to create light, airy and peaceful spaces. The larger suites are located on the higher floors of the building, with city views, additional seating areas and super king beds. All rooms come complete with complimentary Wi-Fi, LCD Smart TVs, coffee machines and air-conditioning.


With its boutique nature and historic status, Hotel Magnolia isn’t awash with facilities, however its location at the heart of the El Centro district makes it the perfect city bolthole. Restaurant Magnolia lies at the heart of the hotel, serving delicious, modern Chilean cuisine in contemporary surrounds, whilst the rooftop Terrace Bar offers magnificent city views and an extensive wine list, cocktails and light bites. A quiet library lies just off the airy foyer, offering a quiet place for reading or relaxation after exploring Santiago.


  • Aconcagua Valley Wine Tour

    Savor 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 favorite 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.

  • Included Activities at Vik Chile

    Vik Chile includes several activities for their guests and they can be arranged at your leisure. Enjoy a private tour of the vineyards and on site winery, and enjoy a tasting of delicious Vik Chile wines.

  • 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!

Vacation Ideas

  • Epic Chile

    Santiago, Atacama Desert, Valparaiso, Torres del Paine, Casablanca Valley

    from $9600 pp 13 nights

    • This itinerary is much more exciting than your usual two-week vacation... Take in Chile's amazingly varied landscapes, phenomenal natural wonders and rich cultures
    • Prepare to be amazed by vast moonlike landscapes, huge billowing geysers and dazzling night skies full of twinkling stars and constellations in the Atacama Desert
    • Dust off your walking boots and explore wild Patagonia and the much talked about Torres del Paine National Park, for some of the most impressive vistas you have ever laid eyes on
  • Imagine Chile

    Santiago, Torres del Paine National Park, Lake District, Atacama Desert

    from $5300 pp 12 nights

    • This itinerary is paradise for outdoors enthusiasts, with incredible hiking, horse riding and kayaking on offer.
    • Journey the length of Chile, immersing yourself in the spectacular scenery that the country is so famed for.
    • Feel freedom as you never have before as you experience a myriad of activities in the majestic landscapes of Torres Del Paine National Park.
  • Imagine Chile

    Santiago, Torres del Paine National Park, Lake District, Atacama Desert

    from $5300 pp 12 nights

    • This itinerary is paradise for outdoors enthusiasts, with incredible hiking, horse riding and kayaking on offer.
    • Journey the length of Chile, immersing yourself in the spectacular scenery that the country is so famed for.
    • Feel freedom as you never have before as you experience a myriad of activities in the majestic landscapes of Torres Del Paine National Park.

Location & directions

Santiago, Santiago and Central Valley, Chile

Hotel Magnolia sits at the foot of Cerro Santa Lucía in the city’s El Centro neighborhood with its restaurants, bars and leafy parks.  The trendy Bellas Artes district is within easy walking distance, as are the lively restaurants and bars of Lastarria. Santiago International Airport is approximately 30 minutes away by road.

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