There are 2 of us travelling to Santiago arriving March 11/07 for 3 nights. This is our first trip to Chile. Hotel Orly is highly recommended but booked. From what I can tell the location is perfect (Providencia). We are also looking at the Hotel Neruda, the Hotel Fundador and the Plaza San Fransisco. We want to be able to walk safely in the evenings and understand Centro is not the best place to be although we will be visiting the Plaza des armas. We also do not want to be far out and not close to the "culture" and highlights of the city.