The lovely city of Valparaiso is a popular destination among travelers to Chile, and for good reason. In this picturesque place where colorful building facades, cobblestone streets, winding alleyways, classic and Art Nouveau architecture, and a Bohemian atmosphere pervade, you will have a variety of interesting Valparaiso Chile hotels at your disposal. From bed and breakfasts to a luxury five-star hotel, the choices in décor, services, and amenities will ensure your comfort and convenience when selecting quality Valparaiso hotels.
While staying in Valparaiso, transportation around the area is provided by city buses, taxis, funicular rails, rental cars, and the metro subway system, as well as tour buses and other private guided options. Transportation to and from the airport or cruise ships to your hotel is available through travel agencies when booking hotel reservations, but once you've checked in, it's relatively simple to get around and explore on your own. For instance, the colorful funiculars are accessible via designated lift stations located throughout the city, providing easy access to the hillside areas, which offer outstanding opportunities for sightseeing and photography.
The historic quarter of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and it's possible for interested travelers to incorporate the city's history into their lodgings, For instance, an exceptional hotel in Valparaiso is the Grand Hotel Gervasoni, located along Paseo Gervasoni and built in 1870, depicting the Victorian architecture that is part of the cultural history of the city. Guests will also enjoy the views of the Pacific from their balconies along with authentic cuisine and Chilean wines from local vineyards in the area around Vina del Mar.
Several bed-and-breakfast Valparaiso hotels also provide travelers with comfortable accommodations and convenient locations in a quiet setting. Travelers might consider the Camila109 Bed and Breakfast, located in the La Loma Hill area. The rooms have private baths and clear views of the sea. In addition, breakfast is included and free internet access is available.
The La Nona Bed and Breakfast is another quality hotel in Valparaiso providing a kitchen fully equipped for guests, which offers a chance to save money by preparing some of your own meals. Their communal lounge offers cable TV, internet, and a DVD and book library. An unusual service provided by this hotel in Valparaiso is the "quick nap" option for those in town only for the day: La Nona invites guests on the go to stop in for a short refreshing nap, for a nominal fee, before continuing their trip.
The third of the bed-and-breakfast-style Valparaiso Chile hotels is the El Rincon Marino. A comfortable guesthouse downtown and near the bus terminal, this option provides internet, cable, laundry facilities, a full guest kitchen, and hot showers. Shops, restaurants, the Plaza O'Higgins, and the Municipal Theater, which boasts a weekend antique market, are nearby, making El Rincon a perfect location to begin a walking tour of the city.
For travelers seeking the most luxurious accommodations, the Hotel Robinson Crusoe Inn is one of the Valparaiso hotels worth considering. It offers large suites with fireplaces, balconies overlooking the water and the Andes Mountains, elegant rooms accented in rich wood and decorated with soft leather sofas, plush quilts, and over-stuffed chairs. A rooftop garden provides guests with 360-degree views of the city and bay.
From tranquil accommodations such as the Harrington and Grand House B&Bs to three- and four-star hotels such as the Puerta De Alcala Hotel, Zero Hotel Valparaiso (pictured), and French-influenced Hotel Manoir Atkinson, there are numerous Valparaiso Chile hotels to choose from. Each provides its own cultural experience, and guests are sure to be pleased with the quality decor, spectacular views of the sea, stellar service, and numerous amenities at accommodations throughout the city.