Hotels in Madrid
Like most major European cities, Madrid hotels cater to all kinds of customers from the monied crowd to wide-eyed backpackers looking for a bed and a warm meal. Hotels in Madrid like Hotel Orfila, Hotel Atlantico, and Quo Puerto del Sol specialize in luxury while hostels like Living Mad and Fabrizio Guesthouse are designed to accommodate those traveling on a shoestring budget. There are also plenty of Madrid hotels catering to guests looking for mid-range rooms. Centrally-located guesthouses like Hotel NH Nacional and Asturias are great for those looking for hotels in Madrid that are close to the heart of the city and relatively easy on the wallet.
Service matters at Bauzá Hotel, where the young bellhops wear the words can i help you?embroidered in English on their uniforms.
All 37 rooms of this 19th-century boutique hotel have large French doors opening to the street (they’re soundproof when closed). Near the Plaza Isabel I and the Teatro Real (Madrid’s opera house), the hotel is an easy walk to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol.
While Madrid's other hotels trumpet the names of celebrity guests, Santo Mauro zealously guards their privacy—a definite draw for movie stars, statesmen, and one Seattle software tycoon.
This 2004 arrival has an impressive ancient and tribal art collection.
Nine-story granite building—located in the fashionable neighborhood of Salamanca—with 150 white-and-beige rooms that sparkle after a major renovation in 2009.
Modern glass-and-brick hotel on Madrid's storied Paseo de la Castellana, with a prime location for business (the hotel is a stone's throw from the financial district) and excellent service.
This 1910 grande dame was constructed by César Ritz near the Prado and has a lavish Belle Époque style, from the soaring ceilings to the antiques throughout.
Built at the behest of the king in 1912, the luxurious Palace was the place to stay for decades afterward.
Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour—with a touch of Almodóvar camp—inspired the public spaces and the 116 guest rooms, each decorated with photos of silent-era stars, vampy lipstick-red accents, and cutout patterns on the wall that evoke Spanish lace.
With rooftop terraces and fine dining at Santceloni Restaurant, which has two Michelin stars for its Mediterranean cuisine, Hesperia Madrid caters to a luxurious clientele. The minimalist decor in the public areas, from Spanish designer Pascua Ortega, contrasts dark and light elements.
Wrought iron, stonework, and a location just across from the Teatro Real opera house give this luxury guesthouse an elegant air befitting the building’s 18th century architecture.
Single-story cubical structures set against an austere, windswept landscape in northeastern Spain: the Hotel Aire de Bardenas has the feel at first glance of a lunar encampment.
Past the columned entrance off Paseo de la Castellana, this 10-story brick hotel has a lobby filled with black leather couches, metal accents, and wood paneling.