Inside the Marriott Santiago
Confession time. Yes, we stayed at a Marriott in a city with many nice, independent hotels and historical B&Bs, but, as always when a major chain hotel is involved, there are extenuating circumstances. In our case in Santiago, Chile, we were down to the end of our trip budget, exhausted from an ordeal in Argentina and in need of a single night somewhere to crash before our long-haul flight straight back up to NYC.
Thus, we hit Priceline. Putting in a bid for $100, nothing hit. Priceline asked us to raise our limit to $120 and there'd definitely be a result, so we did. That result was the Marriott Santiago.
It's a typical Marriott through and through, with a large, atrium lobby that feels very "corporate convention." The room was standard Marriott fare, thought we do have to say that at least the wine opener was prominently placed.
WiFi Connect: 7,000 Chilean pesos per day, or $14 USD. Ugghhhh.
Perhaps the best things about ending up at the Marriott are having THIS multi-plug panel on the desk side, and being nearly next door to the large Parque Arauco mall and just in front of the lovely Parque Araucano.
[Photos: Cynthia Drescher for HotelChatter]