The Best Hotels and Lodging in La Serena

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Accommodations in La Serena

As an inveterate traveler, there’s nothing I love more than packing my bags and embarking on a new adventure. I recently had the good fortune to discover La Serena, a hidden gem in the north of Chile, and I want to share with you my experiences of staying in this charming place.

Where to Stay in La Serena

First, let me tell you about the incredible variety of accommodations available in La Serena. Looking for the comfort of a luxury hotel with all the modern conveniences? Or do you prefer the local charm of a cozy bed and breakfast? In La Serena, you have all that and more. I was fortunate to stay in a small inn in the heart of the city, full of character and Chilean hospitality.

The Unique Experience of the Posada

From the moment I entered the inn, I felt as if I had returned home after a long journey. The staff was friendly and attentive, always willing to help. What about the room? Simply stunning. I cannot fail to mention the rustic wood, the comfortable beds and the panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Can you imagine? Waking up every morning to the sound of ocean waves and birdsong.

Food and Service

And let’s not talk about the food. As a food lover, I was delighted with the local flavors. Fresh seafood and Chilean barbecue are simply a must. And breakfast, served on the sunny patio, was always the perfect start to each day.

La Serena, More Than Lodging

But what about La Serena itself? Well, I can’t stop talking about its stunning beaches, vibrant nightlife and historic lighthouses. All this just a few steps away from my lodging. And, of course, I cannot forget the cordiality and friendliness of its inhabitants, who always made me feel welcome.

We have created a list of the best luxury hotels in La Serena, Chile. We hope you enjoy it. We believe it may be the best of its kind. Tip: Set your dates to check room rates!

1. Serena Dream Aparthotel

1 Serena Dream Aparthotel

Charming property. Romantic. Magnificent interior design. Located in La Serena, Aparthotel Serena Dream offers garden views, accommodation, a seasonal outdoor pool, a garden, a shared lounge, a terrace and barbecue facilities. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The accommodations feature a patio, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Some accommodations also have a kitchenette with oven and microwave. The aparthotel offers a children’s playground. Popular points of interest near Aparthotel Serena Dream include Playa Los Fuertes, Playa El Faro and Cuatro Esquinas. The nearest airport is La Florida airport, 7 km from the property.

2. Serena Suite Hotel

2 Serena Suite Hotel

Charming. Relaxing atmosphere. Magnificent breakfast. Hotel Serena Suite offers apartments and rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, a gym and free Wi-Fi. It is a 5-minute drive from the historic center of La Serena. All accommodations have satellite TV and a desk. The apartments are fully equipped and have a kitchenette with microwave and dishwasher and a dining and living area. The Serena Suite Park Hotel serves a buffet breakfast. Guests can enjoy regional and international delicacies in the à la carte restaurant or relax in the on-site hot tub. La Serena is located 472 km north of Santiago. Free private parking is available.

3. Sendero del Sol Apart Hotel

3 Apart Hotel Sendero del Sol

Set in a Mediterranean-style building with a garden and swimming pool, Apart Hotel Sendero del Sol offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and cable TV in La Serena. Free parking is available. La Recova market is 3 km away. The rooms at Sendero del Sol are spacious and bright and have large windows overlooking the garden. They also include a microwave and refrigerator. Guests can relax on the sun loungers available in the garden. There is also a playground where children can have fun. Apart Hotel Sendero del Sol is 1.5 km from the lighthouse and 50 meters from the beach. La Florida airport is 7 km away.

4. La Serena Club Hotel

4 Hotel Club La Serena

Hip. Very elegant. Cozy rooms. The oceanfront Hotel Club La Serena, with a large garden, offers ocean views and a swimming pool surrounded by greenery. A continental breakfast with fruit and pastries is served. Rooms at La Serena feature hardwood floors and contemporary decor. All have 32-inch plasma cable TV and free Wi-Fi, while some rooms offer sea views and a private balcony. La Brisa restaurant serves fresh meat and seafood specialties, and the beach bar offers exotic cocktails and a happy hour to enjoy on the beach. Hotel La Serena offers free parking.

5. Francisco De Aguirre Hotel

5 Hotel Francisco De Aguirre

This hotel offers non-smoking rooms with free WiFi and a continental breakfast with regional specialties. It is located in the center of La Serena, less than 250 meters from the Plaza de Armas. All rooms are equipped with minibar, TV and access to public TV channels. All rooms have a digital safe. Hotel Francisco De Aguirre has sun loungers by the seasonal outdoor swimming pool. Snacks and cocktails are served at the bar. The Francisco De Aguirre is less than 600 meters from the Gabriel Gonzalez Videla Museum and the Archaeological Museum of La Serena.

6. Hotel Palmas de La Serena

6 Hotel Palmas de La Serena

The recently refurbished Hotel Palmas de La Serena offers private rooms and equipped cottages only 300 meters from the beach. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees. Free WiFi is available in all areas. Free private parking is available. All rooms at Hotel Palmas de La Serena are equipped with a minibar, flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning and a balcony overlooking the garden and pool. All rooms have private bathrooms with toiletries, hairdryer and towels. All cottages have a private entrance, equipped kitchen, dining area and outdoor furniture. Bed linen and towels are provided. All the cottages have direct access to the garden. The hotel is located only 300 meters from the beach and a variety of restaurants. La Serena’s La Florida airport is 8.2 km from Hotel Palmas de La Serena.

7. Hotel Campanario Del Mar

7 Hotel Campanario Del Mar

comfortable beds Excellent location. Hotel Campanario is located in front of the beach, on Avenida del Mar, right on the border of Coquimbo and La Serena. It offers 35 pleasant, newly built rooms with free WiFi access. Breakfast is included. Some rooms at Hotel Campanario are equipped with air conditioning. In addition, they are equipped with 48-inch LED TV, private bathroom and king-size or king-size bed. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the breakfast buffet may be limited or subject to change. Free parking is available upon reservation. Hotel Campanario Del Mar is a 20-minute drive from La Serena airport. The center of La Serena is 5.6 km away, while Coquimbo is 6.3 km away.

8. Villa Los Platanos Cabins

8 Cabins Villa Los Platanos

Luxury hotel. Inaugurated in March 2022. Located in La Serena, 2 km from Cuatro Esquinas, Cabañas Villa Los Platanos offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. This 5-star hotel features a 24-hour front desk and free WiFi. The hotel overlooks the garden and has a children’s playground. The accommodations feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels, refrigerator, kettle, shower and closet. All rooms have a microwave. Canto del Agua is 2 km from the hotel, while Peñuelas Beach is 2.9 km away. The nearest airport is La Florida airport, 8 km from Cabañas Villa Los Platanos.

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I am Matias, born in Patagonia, and a lover of my land.

For more than 20 years I help foreign travellers to organise their trip to Patagonia.

I also manage this exotic accommodation on the Atlantic coast.