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.
Carved from a 19th-century Edwardian-style manor home, this 50-room hotel is steps from the city’s major museums. The effect is of a baronial mansion, with maids in starchy uniforms, concierge staff at your beck and call, and soaring Tiffany windows above an original curving stairwell.
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.
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.
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.
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.