One of my favorite aspects of writing a blog is the community and advice that I can usually get! When I travel, I usually do quite a bit of research on hotels. I want to make sure I am getting a great deal whether it be with cash or points and that I’m staying in a nice location. This year, I spent five nights at the Park Hyatt Vienna in a suite and could not ask for anything better. On my upcoming trip to Argentina, we’re going to be staying at the Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, again in a suite. I always enjoy a luxurious high end hotel in the center of the city, but if I’m going to be stopping somewhere quickly for a single night, I feel I may as well keep it simple.
So I thought this would be a great time to seek some advice from my readers!
We are going to bein Santiago, Chile for one night on a stopover on the way to Easter Island in December. There will be three of us. We’ll be getting in at 9 pm and flying out again at 8:30 am so, to be honest, I am just looking for a decent place to sleep. The Grand Hyatt Santiago seems like very good value at 8,000 points a night, but once you take into account the back and forth taxi and time spent getting there, that kind of kills it for me. I’m thinking the best bet is to just stay at the airport and keep it convenient.
I’m looking at the Holiday Inn Santiago Airport and the Hilton Garden Inn Santiago Airport. Whether I use hotel rewards points or pay with Barclaycard Arrival miles, the cost comes out nearly the same. I know it’s not a big decision, but I am not really sure which to choose. For the Hilton Garden Inn, I have Hilton Diamond status so we’ll probably get treated a little better and get a few extra perks because of it. On the other hand, the Holiday Inn seems to have slightly better reviews. It’s a toss-up.
Has anyone stayed at either property? Which one would you recommend? Or is there another hotel I happen to be overlooking that’s in a reasonable location?