Madrid

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.

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.

This hotel has now reopened as Vincci SoMa.

This 2004 arrival has an impressive ancient and tribal art collection.

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.


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.

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.