Portillo Accommodation


Portillo Accommodation

Arpa Cat Skiing, Chile

Portillo Lodging

There is no town or village at Portillo. Hotel Portillo is the hub of the Portillo ski resort and is the main lodging. Portillo also has two other main lodging options.

Some of the Portillo ski weeks can book out reasonably early so don’t leave your run too late.

Hotel Portillo Accommodation (Deluxe)

The main accommodation at Portillo is the big blue and yellow Hotel Portillo. This fabulous hotel is conveniently ski in ski out and other than to ski or snowboard, you don’t have to leave the hotel as everything is contained within the one building. It’s an incredibly sociable environment and some liken the hotel to a cruise ship.

Accommodation is based on a week-long stay (from Saturday to Saturday) which is fully inclusive of lift tickets, 4 meals a day, and the many facilities and activities at the hotel. Mini-week packages are sometimes also an option. 

The Hotel Portillo has standard double and twin rooms, suites with decks, and apartment style rooms for families. Some of the rooms have been modernized whilst some are a little retro, but all are very comfortable and have conveniences such as internet access, hairdryers and safes. The major part of the luxury of the hotel is wrapped up in all the facilities and meals on offer. Here are just several examples:
  • Four fabulous meals a day 
  • Ski and snowboard valet service – click in and go!
  • Heated swimming pool and hot tubs
  • Gymnasium and aerobics classes
  • A daily program of activities
  • Child care for children over 3 years of age and kids’ activities
  • Bar with live music and a disco 
Also available:
  • Day spa treatments
  • Ski and snowboard rental and workshop
  • Ski and snowboard lessons
  • Retail shop 
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Octagon Lodge (Economy)

Next to the hotel is the Octagon Lodge which offers a more economical lodging option. Each room has two sets of bunks and a private bathroom. Guests have access to the hotel’s services including meals in the main dining room. It’s possible to book out the room for just 2 or 3 guests, although the rates for the former are not dissimilar to a room in the hotel.

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Inca Lodge (Hostel Style)

The budget option is the Inca Lodge which is also very close to the hotel. These rooms also have two sets of bunk beds, but the rooms are smaller than the Octagon Lodge and there are communal bathrooms. Meals are provided in the self-service cafeteria and guests have access to other hotel facilities. The lodging here is suited to backpackers who don’t mind a festive environment.

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Other Portillo Lodging Information

All the on-mountain accommodations are at about 10,000 feet of elevation, so guests will need to take precautions regarding the potential for altitude sickness. For the first day or so, take it easy and drink lots of fluids, although not of the alcoholic variety.


Sometimes the road to Portillo closes which may impact on your lodging plans. The Portillo travel agent can help with Santiago hotel arrangements if required, and those marooned on the mountain may have to stay an extra night or two. The first night is charged at the full rate and if a second night is required it is charged at 50%. Getting stuck on the mountain can sometimes be avoided because the hotel does a reasonable job at fore-warning guests about the likelihood of the road closing.

Off Mountain Accommodation Options

The other lodging option is to stay in Los Andes (63km west) or surrounding areas, and do a day trip or two to Portillo. Staying in this region provides excellent value for money. The other advantage of staying in the Aconcagua Valley is that you are likely to experience the real South American culture. The obvious con of staying off-mountain is not having the fabulous convenience of ski in ski out accommodation. You also miss out on the fun of the Portillo experience, and if the road is closed you might miss out on a powder day.

See available accommodations in Los Andes here >>