Enjoy the convenience of a city-center location without breaking your budget. The San Martin Hotel is less than 2 blocks from Federal University of Paraná, a prestigious institution that contributes to Curitiba's cosmopolitan, progressive outlook. Rua das Flores, one of the first pedestrian-only streets in this eco-minded city, is about a 7-minute walk. This bustling street teems with cafés, clothing stores, and flower stands. Linger awhile and let the buskers entertain you.
The marvelous Museu Oscar Niemeyer, with its distinctive "eye" design, is on many visitors' "must-see" list. Designed by world-renowned architect Oscar Niemeyer, the museum is about 3 km (1.8 mi) north of the San Martin Hotel. Architecture buffs-and music-lovers-will also want to take a jaunt to the Wire Opera House. This striking round structure, set amid lush greenery and waterfalls, is just 1 km away. Or spend a sunny afternoon at Curitiba Botanical Garden, 4 km (2.4 mi) from the hotel. Explore the iron-and-glass greenhouse, modeled after London's Crystal Palace, then relax with a picnic by the lake. All these attractions, and many more, are easily accessed via Curitiba's excellent Linha Turismo bus system, designed specifically for tourists.
Before heading out, enjoy a complimentary buffet breakfast in the hotel's San Martin Restaurant. Later, in the day, head to the restaurant for Brazilian and international cuisine.
Ready to settle in for the night? Grab a cool drink from the minibar, watch cable TV, and relax in air-conditioned comfort. You can check your email and catch up with friends back home via complimentary wireless Internet access.