Hotels in Madrid
Service matters at Bauzá Hotel, where the young bellhops wear the words can i help you?embroidered in English on their uniforms.
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.
The vibe here is playful: think oversize furniture, pink walls, and white bedding.
Edgy, post-modern design defines this budget-boutique hotel, located across from the Teatro Real opera house.
The two flights of stairs (no elevator!) that lead to 7 Colors might dissuade the unadventurous, but the hotel’s bright, industrial rooms are worth the climb. Each one—down to the soap—is decorated in a single color.