Best Valparaiso (Santiago) Chile Hotels near Cruise Port Terminal

Hotels in Valparaiso and Santiago Chile near Cruise Ship Terminal

Valparaiso port and city

Port of Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso is a pretty coastal and second largest city of Chile. Santiago,
the capital of Chile, is about 90 minutes away by car. Valparaiso is
nicknamed “Little San Francisco” or is more popularly known as “Valpo”.

Book now cheap deals for lodging near the passenger pier. Great value hotels,
vacation rentals, guest houses, b&b’s near the cruise terminal.
Overnight stay nearby or in Viña del Mar, the capital city of Santiago or
close to Santiago’s Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.


Book the Best Deals near the Port

A large number hotels are located within walking distance of the terminal, right in Valparaiso’s city center. A very popular and reasonable priced hotel is the Ibis Valparaiso, located right next of the port. The chic seaside resort city of Viña del Mar, is located 15km or 10 miles from the cruise terminal. Travel time is 15 minutes. Wulff Castle and Viña del Mar’s Casino is nearby. Beautiful Viña Del Mar is home to upscale hotels.

Another option is staying in a reasonable priced or more luxurious hotel in downtown Santiago. The capital city is a big, bustling, cosmopolitan city, home to many historical sights, museums, fascinating architecture, art galleries and other tourist attractions.

The main gateway for cruise passengers departing from the Port of Valparaiso in Chile is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago. Some nearby hotels offer a free airport shuttle transfer. Downtown Santiago is about 15 to 20 minutes drive away from the airport.

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Valparaiso city with Lutheran Church
Hotel Casa Higueras

Highly rated accommodation overlooking the bay, within walking distance of the city centre, attractions and sightseeing.

Buildings of Valparaiso, Chile
Sutherland House

Popular boutique hotel set high on Valparaiso´s hillside from where you have superb city and harbour views.

UNESCO World Heritage city of Valparaiso in Chile
Hotel Boutique 17

Chic boutique hotel offering panoramic views of Valparaiso Bay. Within easy reach of the cruise port terminal.

Valparaiso Cruise Port in Chile

Cruise ships depart or arrive at the Pier at Muelle Prat

  • Valparaiso Ship Passenger Terminal P.L.C. – Pier at Muelle Prat

    The seaport of Valparaiso is home to Chile’s navy headquarters and is a primary departure port for cruises around South America’s legendary Cape Horn to Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires in Argentina. Some longer cruises can end in San Diego or San Francisco CA, or in Florida’s main ports Miami or Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale).

    Ships dock at the Valparaiso Passenger Terminal (P.L.C.) at Muelle Prat. The terminal is located in the restored Simon Bolivar Warehouse in the Baron’s Wharf sector of the Port of Valparaiso.

    The Passenger Terminal building is situated one mile from the berths. Cruise Passengers check in at this terminal and then are bussed to the ship. Downtown is 5 minutes away. From Santiago you can easily get to Valparaiso by bus. It takes less than two hours.

  • Santiago – A Bustling City with Historical Squares

    Santiago is a bustling city with historical squares, colonial buildings, metro lines, fantastic restaurants and great shops.

    You can start your visit of Santiago de Chile from San Cristobal Hill in Santiago’s Metropolitan Park. Go on foot, by bike, or by funicular. At the top is a gleaming statue of the Virgen de la Immaculada. The view of the city and the Andes from the top of this hill is really beautiful.

    Walk down and wander around in the Bellavista bohemian district, the cultural city neighborhood. It is a very lively area full of colorful houses, restaurants and pubs where you can find Chile’s best ethnic and local cuisine. It is also the location of La Chascona, one of the three intriguing homes of Nobel poet Pablo Neruda. Tours are led by a guide, available in English or Spanish.

    The historic heart of the city is Plaza de Armes. This square was laid out by Pedro de Valdivia, the Spanish conquistador who founded the city in 1541. The city’s most formal square is Constitution Square, home to Palacio de la Moneda, the presidential palace. A must-see is watching the changing of the guards. Do not miss a visit to the Museum of Memory and Human Rights, a must see museum of Chilean history.

    Before or after your cruise vacation, you can stay in the seaside city of Valparaiso. Lodging is available in affordable or luxury 4 and 5 star hotels, cosy b&b’s, charming guest houses and self contained vacation rentals.

  • Valparaiso – Chile’s Oldest City

    Discover Valparaiso‘s fantastic colourful buildings and magnificent old mansions. Founded in 1536, Valparaíso is Chile’s oldest city and has been declared a UNESCO Heritage Site.

    Take a ride in one of the old funicular lifts, which climbe the hillside and connect the lower levels of the city with the upper areas. Stroll along the Paseo 21 de Mayo promenade for a nice view of the harbor, see Chile’s first public library and Latin America’s oldest stock exchange.

    The main tourist attraction of Valparaiso is La Sebastina. This house, of Chile’s Nobel-prize-winning poet Pablo Nerudais, is an interesting peek into the lifestyle of this poet. Nearby is Cerro Concepcion or Concepcion Hill, home to a number of fine restaurants, nice bars, old houses and first class hotels. It’s one of the best areas to find an excellent pre or post cruise accommodation.

    Between Valparaiso and the capital of Santiago is the Valle de Casablanca, an important and one of the best wine regions of Chile. It’s a great valley with some really nice vineyards, and is famous for its white wines, including Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

    Excellent pre and post cruise hotels are located not far from the port. Stay overnight in an affordable hotels, cosy bed and breakfast or guest house, or in a self catering apartment rental. Some properties offer panoramic bay views.

    Valparaiso Passenger Terminal

    phone : 56 32 448800 or call your Cruise Line

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  • Nearest Airport

    Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez)

    SCL airport, also known as Santiago International Airport or Pudahuel Airport, is located 15 km or 9,3mi north-west of downtown Santiago de Chile.

    The Port of Valparaiso is located about 80 miles from Santiago’s International Airport and it takes about 70 minutes. Plenty of hotels are located within easy reach of the airport.

    Transport is availableby either by public bus, shuttle or car rental.

  • Currency

    The currency is the Chilean peso. currency converter

  • Cruise Lines

    Cruise Lines — currently sailing from the Port of Valparaiso (Santiago) in Chile are ships from among Princess Cruises, Holland America Line HAL, Celebrity Cruises, Oceania, Crystal, Silversea Cruises and Fred Olsen Cruise Lines.

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