The 3 Best Hotels in Madrid

The best hotels in Madrid, according to Travel + Leisure readers, are found in the Spanish capitals most sought-after neighborhoods.

Spain's capital city is waiting to ignite the souls of its visitors. Be it through art, architecture, cultural offerings, or divine food, Madrid is a destination that leaves travelers transformed. And for a life-changing trip, it's a good idea to check into one of the best hotels in Madrid.

Every year for our World's Best Awards survey, Travel + Leisure asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe — to share their opinions on the top hotels, resorts, cities, islands, cruise ships, spas, airlines, and more. Hotels (including safari lodges) were rated on their facilities, location, service, food, and overall value. Properties were classified as a city hotel, resort, or safari lodge based on their locations and amenities.

Guest room at Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid
Courtesy of Rosewood Villa Magna

To get to know the city, visitors can dive into its arts scene by checking out one of its world-class museums, including the Prado, the Reina Sofía, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. Or, they can get lunch at the oldest continuously running restaurant in the world, Botín; grab an espresso at a local favorite like Misión Café; and then reserve a table for dinner at trendy spots like La Máquina Jorge Juan.

Of course, there's only one way to end a day in Madrid as a traveler, and that's by toasting to a flamenco performance, preferably one that takes place in an underground cave that comes with a history lesson along the way. Simply put, Madrid is a not-to-miss metropolis — with an increasing number of superlative hotels to match. While plotting out their journey, travelers should try to book at least a few nights in one of these reader-favorite hotels that have risen to the top of a competitive landscape full of spectacular stays.

1. Rosewood Villa Magna

Rosewood Villa Magna in Madrid
Courtesy of Rosewood Villa Magna

In the No. 1 spot is Rosewood Villa Magna, located in a spectacular location in the heart of the city, within walking distance of the Prado and Retiro Park. Inside, visitors will find a hotel filled with unabashed elegance. The rooms offer contemporary furnishings, plush white bedding, and picture windows that ensure the city is the star of the show. Guests can also wash their cares away at the spa or via unique wellness offerings like Alchemy of Sleep, a program designed to promote rest through slumber-inducing treatments and special amenities including CBD teas and pillow sprays.

Score: 98.67

More information: rosewoodhotels.com

2. Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Lobby at Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid
Courtesy of Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Score: 94.13

More information: mandarinoriental.com

3. Four Seasons Hotel Madrid

Royal Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
Courtesy of Four Seasons Hotel Madrid

Score: 90.90

More information: fourseasons.com

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