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“An excellent value hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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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
Sydney
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“An excellent value hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is the second time we have stayed here and while it is not a huge hotel it is quaint and comfortable with excellent service in a great location. I did see reviews saying it was noisy and yes there was a crashing sea, a few dogs barking and a little traffic noise but it did not seem so nad as to worry me. We will be back again.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stayed here with a group of 7 in 3 separate rooms. Overall description of the hotel and all the rooms: very clean, nicely updated older hotel, good breakfast, good location. The rooms varied. The standard double which was quite small but worked for our 2 pre-teen boys. We had one suite (jr?) that was city view: a little cramped, but with two separate areas and a seating area with a sofa that worked as a daybed (not a pull out bed) so our young daughter could sleep closer to her grandparents. The third room was also a suite -- with ocean view, though it was the same price as the city-view. This suite was large and comfortable with sufficient space for our group to gather. We would stay here again. Pls note there is no pool, which is listed in the tripadvisor amenities.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Hsmchile, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Hotel San Martin, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
Dear Mr o Mrs, we greatly appreciate the experience you shared with us. In the same way, we want to clarify that San Martin Hotel does have a swimming pool, as it is indicated in the site of TripAdvisor, however, it remains available only in summer season, so at the time you visited our hotel, it wasn`t open to the public.

Thank you, greetings from HSM.
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Columbia, South Carolina
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The hotel is very well located. You are close to the beach and close to a lot or fine restaurants as well as the casino. The staff is courteous and the breakfast very pleasant. There is wifi and plenty of assistance available.

Room Tip: It is worth getting a room with a view to the sea..
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santiago, Chile
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

We came for a weekend to relax and get away from the hustle bustle of Santiago. I booked a week in advance. We had been here before a year ago and enjoyed the location. It is one of the best located hotels in Viña if you want to walk around. Many restaurants are nearby and the beach is right there.

Anyway, got to the hotel and they let us in our room at 11am. What a nice surprise!

At night we decided to sleep somewhat early, around 11pm. But, that's when the music stayed. Wow! Talk about loud music. It was terrible. All we wanted to do was relax and hear the waves from the ocean. Impossible. I called the front desk and they told me that there always is music Friday and Saturday night until 1am and that there was nothing they could do about it.

We were on the fourth floor and the noise was still extremely loud.

The next day at checkout I spoke with the manager, and he didn't offer us any perks to make us feel better. Lame.

I'll never go back to this hotel again. If you want to relax, go to another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Constanta
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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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14 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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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