Hotel Suggestion Santiago, Chile

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#1
Bradford, ON, Canada
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We are arriving in San Antonio, December 23rd. We have a Transfer with Tour booked for the 23rd from San Antonio to Santiago.
Our flight does not depart until 9:00 pm on December 24th.
This means we have the Evening of the 23rd and most of the day on the 24th to see Santiago.

My question is - should we book a hotel at the Airport and then set out from there for the day on the 24th?
Or, book a hotel 'downtown' the 23rd, tour around the 24th, then make our way to the airport in the evening?
I am not familiar with Santiago, so not sure where the 'tourist' area would be for us to stay?

Thanks.
LeslieW
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We went through Santiago twice last winter. We stayed at the airport and we stayed in town. We picked up a rental car at the airport after staying in town and dropped it off the night before an early flight.

I would recommend getting a hotel in the city. There are lots of choices....if you are not certain on location you could do a little research on line.
#3
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We were happily surprised by Santiago. Loved it more than Buenos Aires. Highly recommend staying in the Bellavista neighborhood. It's a vibrant neighborhood with street cafes, music, and art spilling out all over. Centrally located.
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#5
Bradford, ON, Canada
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Thanks everyone.
We have booked a hotel in Las Condes area. We can walk to the HOHO Bus which we plan to do for the day, and will book a car service to take us to the airport.
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I loved Santiago! We stayed at the W and it was amazing. Enjoy your time there.

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