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.
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.
The vibe here is playful: think oversize furniture, pink walls, and white bedding.
The literary aesthetic of this Belle Époque 1917 building with a choice location near Chueca and blocks from Puerta del Sol plays out in details like quotes from famous authors on the landings and phrases from classic literature in rooms.
All 170 rooms are modern, with architectural lighting; Nos. 902, 903, and 904 have teakwood terraces overlooking downtown Madrid.
One in a chain of hotels, each with unique personalities based on a fictional character (sibling hotels in Madrid are Oscar, Mario, and Laura), Alicia is crisp and contemporary, with light-wood wall panels and brightly colored bed throws offsetting the otherwise all-white décor.
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.
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.
Built at the behest of the king in 1912, the luxurious Palace was the place to stay for decades afterward.
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.
Edgy, post-modern design defines this budget-boutique hotel, located across from the Teatro Real opera house.
Blending the work of 19 world-renowned designers like Norman Foster and Ron Arad, this Salamanca hotel has 12 floors, each with a starkly different style. Inside the rainbow-colored building, the lobby contains a collection of iPads which guests use to choose a room.