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Hotel San Martin
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Avenida San Martin 667, Vina del Mar 00332, Chile   |  
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Ranked #5 of 43 hotels in Vina del Mar
Constanta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“2 Weeks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This hotel is a very nice 4 star accommodation. It has great location , good clean rooms and nice food.

Pro's:
- Excellent location
- Very clean
- Great breakfast
- Lot's of bars and restaurants nearby
- Nice view

Con's:
- Bathroom a little small
- Too pricey

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

You will love the service , the views are fantastic, the service absolutely excellent, the food just beautiful, great breakfast with a very big range of everything. We were lucky enough to eat at the restaurant for Dinner as well and it was amazing, also the bar can serve you food which kept us coming back for more, great price! very central and great location. We will be back.

Room Tip: Seaview room were the best
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed two nights and were very happy with this hotel. It was clean and comfortable the room was a good size and the staff were friendly and helpful. Breakfast and wifi were included in the tariff and the hotel was well located in the centre of the town. We have stayed in another well rated hotel in Vina and San Martin was much better.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Leek, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We arrived late afternoon and the rooms we had booked were ready, check-in was quick as was the following day’s check-out. The lobby was very bright and modern with a bar and restaurant off, plenty of staff on reception and a concierge to help you get where you wanted to go.

The bedroom was of a good size, as was the bathroom – not sure why others say they are small, maybe its cultural expectations. Beds were comfortable. Nothing else really sticks in my mind about the room – which I guess has to be a good thing!

As you can tell from the maps it is just across the road from the beach, and there are one or two places to eat in the close vicinity.

Breakfast the next morning was a buffet type, well laid out with a good choice, no problem finding a seat even though the hotel was obviously busy.

We were only here for one night, and it was an enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed two nights as part of a larger group. The location of the hotel is superb and close to the beach and restaurants. The hotel is in an older building and nicely refurbished. Rooms are very nice and clean but very small. Breakfast was good but crowded. Unfortunately there was a lot of fog while we stayed here and the sun did not burn through until late afternoon. Probably due to the cold water and hot weather inland. Vina del Mar is pretty, but there were a lot of partying kids everywhere and stray dogs everywhere. I would not visit Vina del Mar again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Thurmont
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 5 days and 4 nights. The service was just average and the room was far to small for the furniture that was in it. We stayed in the Junior Suite. We are slender people and we had to almost crawl across the end of the bed in order to get from the balcony into the other room. The breakfast was ok, however two mornings in a row we had sour stomachs, not sure what that was all about.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed here for the last part of our South American trip and were both greatly surprised and disappointed at the same time. This is a decently well-kept typical older rustic hotel. Beds are good, room amenities include two chairs, a flat-screen TV, a rather small bathroom with bathtub.

Bathroom is in decent shape with no apparent smell and no evident signs of being dirty. However, there are clear signs of age and some discoloration in bathtub. Water pressure was acceptable but not more. Again, a small bathroom. Rest of room is nice, we had a room overlooking the ocean and beach. However, lots of noise both from beachfront and traffic until the late hours in the evening. This is due to poorly insulation in the windows and one glass sliding balcony windows. Still a good room that is cleaned every day with plenty of towels and the room also has a fridge and decent storage space for luggage and clothes.

Complimentary breakfast is good, although the same every day. Rather crowded when we were there but that time of year Vina is extremely crowded, so no issue at all.

Location is A+ with beach and nice restaurants all around. Two minute walk to the supermarket and just overall a great location. Staff are very helpful, especially the lady concierge from Sweden who helped us so very much! A bit of a confusion upon checkout, which was a language problem was resolved reasonably quickly.

Best part of the entire hotel: the "pool" area on the roof!! Very nice, very few people and a nice but very small pool overlooking the ocean. A great place to be and just relax but beware of the sun! I do not easily burn but burned severely in 20 degree overcast in just 90 minutes. Vina fools you but the sun is extremely strong and UV-radiation is real bad!

Overall a good stay and just enough to get my nod for a "very good" experience.

Room Tip: Ask for a room high up and facing the ocean!
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel San Martin

Address: Avenida San Martin 667, Vina del Mar 00332, Chile
Location: Chile > Valparaiso Region > Vina del Mar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Vina del Mar
#4 Business Hotel in Vina del Mar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel San Martin 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel San Martín, across the street from the beach, near the Casino, the best night clubs and nestled in the gastronomic heart of the City, San Martin Hotel is the best located hotel in Viña del Mar.Its rooms and suites are fully equipped to provide the guest with the maximum comfort. From the balcony in your room or from anywhere in the bulding you cant connect with Internet Wi-Fi.Everyhting is designed for the welfare of its guests: enjoy a drink at the bar or varied menu at the restaurant; continue with yout routine at the gym and follow it with a relaxing sauna; have a private office or book a meeting room.Your Restaurant and Bar "Don Joaquín" has varied cuisine created from a fusion of international and traditional Chilean ingredients, all accompanied by soothing live music. ... more   less 
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