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About Madrid

A vibrant, cosmopolitan capital, Madrid's old-world charm and hospitality blend beautifully with the open-all-hours nightlife. Madrileños have always stayed up late eating and making merry, so this city really knows how to get the most out of life. Architecture is also high on the list of priorities here and the city is home to grand and graceful buildings, many of which have now been converted into some of the best places to stay in Madrid.

Where to stay - which neighbourhood?

  • The Gran Vía is Madrid’s ‘main drag’, the central avenue which leads through the heart of the city. From here you have easy access to the main shopping and eating hubs, plus the transport links are easy and you’re a short stroll from the other major districts. But it is busy.
  • If you’re primarily here for the museums then the Paseo del Prado might be the road where you'll find the best places to stay in Madrid, with the Renia Sofia at one end and Centro Centro at the other.  
  • If you’re looking for a beautiful and historic base the area around Madrid de Los Austrias and Plaza Mayor is for you. The architecture in this part of town was built during the Hapsburg reign and you’re close to the Royal Palace.
  • Or you might try Salamanca? With its grid of tree-lined streets, smart shops and top restaurants. 
  • Fashionable Chueca and Salesas are also central, with a downtown vibe and plenty of bars and boutiques which are lively both day and night.
  • The Barrio de las Letras is the old theatre district, and is lively and traditional, while still being close to everything.
  • Malasaña is happening and student-friendly, filled with vintage shops, bakeries and coffee shops, and there’s plenty of fun to be had come the evening. 

A Cultural Centre

Food and art are among Madrid's great passions. For centuries local artists were supported by Madrid's elite and the reward is three of the world's best art galleries, housing both local and international art superstars. The food comes later in the day, and nowhere is proof of Madrid's ability to embrace the new, while treasuring traditions, more obvious.

Lively Madrid draws people from all over the world and yet this is still a very Spanish feeling city. When you're out in the evening it feels as if you're amongst friends and locals, sharing everything from tapas in a tiny bar to a multiple Michelin-starred culinary masterpiece.

Even if you don't consider yourself that interested in art it's impossible not to be awed by what the Prado, Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza have on offer. But those museums are really just low hanging fruit when it comes to art in Madrid - per capita there are probably more bars and art museums in Madrid than anywhere else on the planet.

Like London, Madrid also has a lot of green space, which makes this a very pleasant city to stroll around.

What Not To Miss

  • Meander through the beautiful 125-hectare Buen Retiro Park, littered with a variety of architectural delights and natural sights such as the Velázquez Palace and the Estanque Grande del Retiro pond. A lovely way to spend the afternoon!

  • Be sure to pay a visit to the Royal Palace of Madrid, the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. Whilst it's perhaps not as grand as the Renaissance El Escorial (a stunning spot located 30 miles outside the city centre), it's still a wonderful sight to take in.

  • Head over to the bustling Puerta del Sol public square, one of Madrid's liveliest spots and a great base from which to explore the city.

  • Sports-lovers of all types will relish a visit the the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. This breathtaking arena, home of Real Madrid FC, is a truly awesome sight - even more so when it's filled to the brim on matchday!

Madrid's compact centre has hundreds of accommodation possibilities. The best places to stay in Madrid range from five-star magnificence to simple, clean guesthouses called hostales or pensiones, tucked away on narrow streets lined with balconies and anonymous laundry.

The Best Places to Stay in Madrid

For the Gran Via

  • Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via is located right on the Gran Via, close to many of the city's highlights. It boasts contemporary interiors alongside original features.

For Paseo del Prado

  • One Shot Prado 23 is the place to book if you're looking for a stay that won't break the bank and is close to the museums. Rooms are modern and functional and prices start from as little as €85 per night.
  • Hotel Villa Real is just steps away from Madrid's museum golden triangle. It's the ideal base for exploring the city on foot.
  • For a luxury stay opt for the Ritz Madrid. It's a converted palace oozing classical elegance, think antique furniture, embroidered sheets and marble bathrooms, plus superb service.

For Madrid de Los Austrias and the Plaza Santa Ana

  • ME Madrid Reina Victoria is right on the Plaza Santa Ana, and as well as being close to great nightlife, it boasts its own entertainment with rooftop bar and popular restaurant.

For Salamanca

  • Totem is centrally located and offers chic accommodation coupled with contemporary furnishings. Enjoy a few drinks in the evening at the lively cocktail bar and restaurant before setting off to see the city's nightlife.

  • For a stunning luxury property in the city's sophisticated Salamanca district, book the Villa Magna. Interiors are spacious and elegant and the restaurant is a gastronomic delight.
  • Hotel Unico is another great foodie destination in this area. The rooms are elegant and stylish and the restaurant boasts two Michelin Stars.

For Chueca and Salesas

  • A couple of streets behind the Gran Via you'll find Room Mate Oscar. It's well located for shopping and nightlife.
  • The Only You Boutique Hotel is a boutique, 125 room hotel converted from a beautifully restored, 19th century palace. The rooms are uniquely decorated to combine the historic architecture and modern design style. Plus the restaurant is excellent.

For Barrio de las Letras

  • Room Mate Alicia is also right by the Plaza. Come here for avant-garde interior design in a great location.

For Malasaña

  • Hotel Abalu's fifteen bedrooms would suit business travellers as well as city break-ers. Each room boasts its own Mac and projector and has been individually designed - though some of the interiors might not be to everyone's taste!

Madrid's Hippest Hotels

If you feel the need to be with the "in crowd", here's our pick of the best places to stay in Madrid:

  • ME Madrid Reina Victoria was once a hotel for bullfighters. It now houses minimalist white rooms and a great restaurant, and is topped by a rooftop bar with decking and pagodas for lounging.

  • For the shopping and nightlife of Chueca you want Room Mate Oscar. The individually designed rooms are everything but dull - do you prefer wide-awake orange or vivid lime green?

  • If you want to mix with the beautiful people whilst sipping your cocktails try the Hotel Urban. The rooftop plunge pool is an added bonus.

  • Room Mate Mario is a hip, modern spot offering pop-art accommodation with quirky colours featured on the walls. Just a short distance from the sights, this is a very decent all-round option.

  • Room Mate Alicia is the ideal city break option, offering chic and elegant accommodation near Plaza de Santa. With children under 12 also staying for free, this is a very stylish family choice.

  • Artrip Hotel, situated in Madrid's cultural quarter, is an unfussy stay featuring all-white rooms and exposed brick wall common areas. A splendid location.

  • Room Mate Laura is a fabulous boutique spot in the heart of the city. Colourful, trendy accommodation with plenty of artwork on the walls and around the corner from the Palacio Real de Madrid.

  • Posada Del Dragon is a lively stay in one of Madrid's most hip neighbourhoods. Offers fun, boutique accommodation with a modernist feel and there's a vibrant bar on the ground floor which also serves up tapas!

For Luxury

  • Hotel Villa Magna is superbly located and boasts opulent interiors, a top floor suite (more like a penthouse) to die for, a private terrace, grand piano and butler service.

  • As well as lovely views over the Parque del Retiro, Hospes Madrid oozes style and refinement. Its Bodyna Spa has a Turkish bath and small indoor pool. Plus they'll lend you a bike for free so you can tour the city with ease.

  • AC Santo Mauro was formerly a Duke's palace, but now the contemporary interiors blend effortlessly with the original French architecture. And a superb spa plus excellent restaurant complete the picture.

  • Hotel Petit Palace Art Gallery is a terrific city stay. This large and elegant townhouse features designer interiors with sleek furnishings, as well as offering guests free bikes to borrow so you can explore the area fully.

  • Hotel Silken Puerta America is a structural delight created by award-winning architects and designers. Truly individual accommodation featuring a range of colour tones and furnishings. Vibrant and unique!

  • Hesperia Madrid is a wondrous city stay boasting elegant interiors, rooms with hot-tubs and private balconies - as well as featuring two, (that's right, two!) Michelin starred restaurants. What more could you ask for?

  • The 5* Hotel Adler is set in a 19th century mansion. With elegant accommodation featuring timeless decor and haute cuisine served up in a classically decorated restaurant, this is a top-notch city stay.

  • Hotel Urso is set in a stunning palatial building and offers smart accommodaiton featuring plenty of light hues. What's more, there's a lively bar and a 'pop-up' restaurant that changes each month.

Madrid's Best Small Hotels

As with many cities, many of the best places to stay in Madrid can be found in the smaller hotels, where they have more time to attend to your every whim!

  • The Posada del Leon de Oro is an elegantly converted townhouse with modern rooms and family suites. The restaurant is traditional and excellent.

  • The chic but unfussy Hotel Meninas boasts a superb location right in the centre of Madrid. With family suites available and the sights on your doorstep, this is an excellent value choice.

For great value

It is still possible to find a good, cheap hotel in a central location. Here's our pick of the best places to stay in Madrid if you're looking for style on a budget:

  • The Mayerling offers understated, modern accommodation, just 15 minutes from the main attractions. Double rooms start from only €104 per night!

  • Artip is a contemporary hotel bang in the heart of Madrid's cultural district. Doubles here start from €130 per night.

  • One Shot 23 is a design hotel with art featuring in every room and public space. Centrally located too, it's perfect for a city break on a budget, with doubles from €90 per night.

Romantic Retreats

  • Hotel Orfila is small, opulent and incredibly romantic. Features stunningly elegant decor and period decoration, as well as being right round the corner from Madrid's "Golden Mile".

  • AC Palacio del Retiro, set in a stunning palatial building, mixes belle-époque interior features (like original stone staircases) with chic and functional comfort. Unwind in the basement spa and enjoy tapas in The Suite Bar.

  • Hotel Ritz Madrid is the ultimate luxurious romantic retreat. Situated in the heart of the 'Golden Triangle', this property boasts beautifully opulent features and plenty of antique furnishings. A dream stay!

For an apartment or guesthouse

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Travel Information

  • It's probably best to visit Madrid either in spring or autumn, May and October are the best bet in terms of the weather and the crowds. In the height of the summer it can be pretty hot, humid and busy - though in August most native Madrileños head off to the coast or the mountains, leaving it a little more peaceful than usual.

  • Fly into Adolfo Suarez Madrid Bajaras Airport, located just 6 miles away from the city centre and with ample transport links.

  • For car hire prices, we recommend you visit our online partnerRentalcars.

Still not sure which to book?

Best Hotels in Madrid

  • The Hat Madrid (Centro) 42 rooms from £49

    Local exploring  -  Situated in the historic centre of Madrid, this hostel is the perfect base for local sightseeing
    City Style  -  With contemporary interiors and a central location, this hotel has lots of local city style
    Groups  -  This hostel is great for groups, with larger dorms that can accommodate up to eight people
    Local markets  -  Shop like a local with a trip to Mercado San Miguel, a gourmet covered food market

    This stylish boutique hostel is located in the historic centre of Madrid. Choose from a range of bright and airy rooms with comfortable beds in pine bedframes and unique artwork; family-rooms are on offer too. Unwind with a cocktail at the chic rooftop bar; a smart, central hostel. See More

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  • Room Mate Mario Madrid 54 rooms from £69

    Retro/Vintage  -  Pop-art style.
    City Style
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A modern and quirky hotel with cutting-edge designs in downtown Madrid. Bold colours bounce off white-washed walls with illusionist effect. Minutes from the opera house and the Royal Palace. A young and hip destination. See More

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  • Artiem Madrid Madrid 83 rooms from £72

    Eco break  -  An eco hotel with a focus on mindfulness and fitness, with a top-class gym and rooms featuring basic exercise necessities
    Local markets  -  Go to the Mercado de Antón Martín and rummage among the traditonal and modern stalls
    Great walks  -  Head to the popular El Retiro park for a relaxing day in the sun

    A smart eco hotel with attractive contemporary design. An open-plan lounge and dining area is a focal point, with long tables for dining and working, and calming natural hues. Unfussy rooms are designed with Scandi-chic style, think minimalist furniture and plenty of pale wood. Well-priced too. See More

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  • Hotel Abalu Madrid 15 rooms from £75

    Business meetings
    City Style
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

    This is a quirky boutique renovation well suited to visitors on business. Each individually decorated room/suite comes equipped with a Mac computer and projector. Relax after a meeting with a plunge in the in-room jacuzzi or order a spa treatment. See More

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  • Hotel Regina Madrid (Centro) 180 rooms from £77

    Local exploring  -  Located next to Puerta del Sol, you can't get more central than this hotel. It's a perfect base for exploring the city's sights
    Romantic Break  -  The plush rooms, excellent service and delicious hotel restaurant score highly with couples
    City Style  -  With three stars, this renovated 1920s hotel has bags of madrileña style
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the historic sights of the old part of Madrid, all on the doorstep of this hotel

    A grand, luxury hotel in the heart of Madrid's historic centre. Dating back to 1928, the hotel's stylish, bright suites have been updated with all the modern amenities. Sample innovative interpretations of Spanish dishes at the Caramba restaurant or enjoy a drink at the hotel bar. A chic city stay. See More

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  • One Shot Prado 23 Madrid 42 rooms from £78

    City Style  -  Rooms are equipped with all modern amenities like a a TV, safe, minibar and a dressing area
    Value chic  -  Its comfortable and not so pricey. Good value for money
    Local exploring  -  Superb location, right in the heart of the city
    Local markets  -  Close by local markets and shops as well

    Right in the middle of Madrid, in a building with Spanish architecture, there are modern rooms with sleek and functional design. Some rooms come with a balcony or terrace. Ideal for young couples, business or leisure travellers. Chic, affordable and comfortable. See More

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  • Hotel Petit Palace Art Gallery Madrid 61 rooms from £92

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the Serrano neighbourhood, just moments from the Paseo del Prado
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    A stunning hotel. A large palatial townhouse with contemporary designer interiors, excellent restaurant, and plenty of meeting facilities. Hi-tech rooms and suites all individually decorated have sleek furnishings and laptops. A stylish spot for business travellers. See More

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  • Minas Central Suites Madrid 20 rooms from £82

    Local exploring  -  You can walk to almost all of Madrid's main attractions from these apartments in under 20 minutes, perfect for local exploring
    Families  -  With plenty of living space and full self-catering facilities, these apartments are perfect for travelling with children
    City Style  -  Located in central Madrid, in a neighbourhood set away from the busy, touristy area, this is a great city base
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Madrid's sights during your stay, all a short walk from the apartment. Don't miss Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace

    These bright, stylish apartments are located in a listed building in central Madrid, in the lively neighbourhood Malasaña. Fully equipped for self-catering, with modern kitchens and ample living and dining space, they are a great option for families or groups. Perfect for a relaxed city break. See More

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  • Hotel Meninas Madrid 37 rooms from £85

    Sights nearby  -  Set at the foot of the Palacio Real.
    Massage  -  By a professional from South Asia.
    Views  -  From the top floor gym and sauna.
    Concierge  -  24 hour, and personal guide.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    This hotel is set in Madrid's epicentre, at the foot of the Palacio Real. It effortlessly manages to provide facilities that enhance the wellbeing of romantics, business visitors, and families alike. Personal shoppers, city guides, authentic massages, celestial views, top notch business facilities. See More

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  • Hotel Mayerling Madrid 22 rooms from £90

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Minutes from the Plaza Mayor
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Understatedly modern and excellent value. A townhouse come contemporary hotel with large light filled rooms and a relaxed help yourself breakfast area. The perfect spot for a no fuss weekend in Madrid, 15 minutes from all the attractions. See More

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  • Room Mate Laura Madrid (3) 36 rooms from £102

    City Style  -  A young and fun hotel oozing style from the bright pop-art interiors by Tomás Alía, in a trendy and central area of Madrid.
    Cooking classes  -  Visit Platea Madrid, a food hall with amazing restaurants, live music and cooking workshops.
    Local markets  -  Head out the front door and explore the local markets of Madrid.
    Sights nearby  -  Two minutes walk from the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Great Small Hotels

    A super stylish, centrally located hotel in Madrid. Its modern, spacious rooms are decorated with royal themed pop art and well fitted bathrooms. Right in the heart of the city, it's perfect for accessing Madrid's famous sights, with the Palacio Real de Madrid just around the corner. See More

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  • Hotel Opera Madrid 79 rooms from £102

    Downtown  -  Prime location in the centre of Madrid.
    Private dining room  -  Six function rooms for private events.
    Close to nightlife
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    This hotel is not just a very convenient spot from which to explore Madrid or, indeed, the opera house. Its contemporary interiors and stunning views provide an oasis of comfort and relaxation after a hard day sightseeing or after a night dancing nearby. See More

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  • Posada del Leon de Oro Madrid 17 rooms from £103

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of the city close to the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and the Art Triangle
    Private Hot Tub  -  Jacuzzi bath tubs in the Buhurdilla rooms
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    A stunning townhouse renovated in contemporary style. Elegant modern rooms and family suites have stand alone bath tubs, sophisticated furnishings and all the mod cons. An excellent traditional restaurant. Stylish and family friendly. See More

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  • Slow Suites Luchana Madrid 19 rooms from £112

    City Style  -  Chic city boltholes for independent, discerning travellers, ideal for groups and couples
    Local markets  -  Head to the buzzing Mercado de San Antón for some tasty bites
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    Chic self-catering apartments in the centre close to the main sights. The bright open-plan interiors have chic modern furnishings and the bold feature walls describing the hotel's 'slow' ethos are a lovely touch. Smart rooms are impeccable and unfussy with some stylish modern fittings. A great base. See More

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  • Dear Hotel, Madrid Madrid 162 rooms from £112

    City Style  -  This hotel is in a handy downtown location with shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through El Capricho park, a romantic gem and a monument to 18th century taste
    Local markets  -  Head to the Mercado de San Fernando for some great food and swing dancing
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A chic design hotel located in a buzzing central location. Featuring a stunning rooftop terrace with restaurant, bar, and a pool with amazing panoramic views. Simple interiors are bright and elegant with modern furniture, while fresh, comfortable rooms are stylish and unfussy. A great city base. See More

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  • Artrip Hotel Madrid 17 rooms from £113

    Sights nearby  -  10 minutes stroll from Madrid's Art Triangle
    Local markets  -  Rastro opem air market every Sunday

    A bright and sunny contemporary hotel in Madrid's cultural quarter. All white rooms and splashes of colourful artworks in living areas. A stylish and great value spot in a lovely part of the city. See More

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  • Only You Atocha Madrid (13 Retiro) 205 rooms from £117

    Total relaxation  -  Wellness facilities that include everything from beauty treatments and massages to an in-house personal trainer.
    Local exploring  -  Next to the Puerta de Atocha, behind a major park and only a short walk from the Reina Sofia gallery.
    Business meetings  -  There are multimedia-equipped meeting rooms and with over 204 rooms in total.
    Sights nearby  -  Near the historic Puerta de Atocha railway station.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Chic designer rooms in the centre of Madrid. Facilities include a 24h gym with an on-site trainer, running club, Wellness Centre, barbershop and multimedia meeting rooms. There is a rooftop bar, restaurant and an in-house bakery. A slick property in an excellent location. See More

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  • Totem Madrid (23) 64 rooms from £118

    City Style  -  A stylish and contemporary hotel in the heart of Madrid's Salamanca neighbourhood, offering a trendy bar and bright airy suites.
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the Salamanca District, moments away from the vibrant streets of Goya or Serrano
    Sights nearby  -  Plaza de Colón, Puerta de Alcalá and Parque del Retiro cannot be missed.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    A central hotel offering modern comfort to its discerning guests. A stylish hotel in the fashion district of Madrid, with wood panel finishes, contemporary furnishings and sleek design. The chic cocktail bar and restaurant comes alive each evening. Eclectic and glamorous. See More

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  • 7 Islas Madrid region 79 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  Located between the busy centre and the trendy going-out district, this is a great base for exploring Madrid
    City Style  -  This design hotel has reams of city style; art lovers will particularly appreciate the in-house art gallery
    Romantic Break  -  Book a suite with a private terrace and bathtub to complete your romantic getaway at this hotel
    Great walks  -  Take a walk through Casa de Campo, a forest on the edge of the centre of Madrid with lots of marked trails for walkers

    A stylish art and design hotel in the heart of Madrid. The best rooms are designed by Kike Keller and offer a private terrace, bathtub and yoga kit. Check out the exhibitions at the hotel's private art gallery before sampling the restaurant's à la carte menu. A perfect choice for culture lovers. See More

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  • Hotel Silken Puerta America Madrid 315 rooms from £126

    Architectural  -  Avant garde design by world famous architects including Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid
    City Style
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A stunning contemporary hotel crafted by award-winning architects and designers. An architectural feat with individually modern rooms and suites, fantastic restaurant and bar, spa, and business centre. Slightly off centre, but a museum in itself. Super sleek. See More

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  • Hesperia Madrid Madrid 171 rooms from £145

    Foodies  -  Three fantastic restaurants; Santceloni has two Michelin stars.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    City Style
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Tablet

    A smart sophisticated Five Star hotel with Michelin Star restaurants. Rooms and suites range from large to super large to Presidential. Elegant furnishings, all the mod cons, private balconies, some have hot tubs. Fantastic food, business centre, and gym. Very sleek. See More

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  • Room Mate Alicia Madrid 31 rooms from £129

    Families  -  Close to museums, galleries, and child friendly amusements.
    Family  -  Free for under 12s.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Frommers

    A chic and contemporary hotel in central Madrid. Ceiling to floor windows light up avant-garde designs and flood the rooms with the life of the Plaza de Santa Ana. A great place to stay for families or an elegant city break from which to soak up the energy of the area. See More

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  • Hotel Villa Real Madrid 96 rooms from £130

    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    This hotel is centrally located within minutes from all the main attractions. Traditional facades are complemented by contemporary comforts - rich leather furnishings and Roman mosaics. A classic and comfortable destination for a city break or business event. See More

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  • Hotel Urban, Madrid Madrid 100 rooms from £138

    City Style  -  A thoroughly contemporary art deco hotel and art gallery, packed with artefacts, in one of Madrid's trendiest areas.
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle formed by the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Fundación Reina Sofia.
    Swimming Pool  -  Small outdoor pool
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    A fashionable delight of Art Deco style and avant-garde architecture - steel, glass, wood, leather and lots of natural light. Sumptuous food and wine at the restaurant, great cocktails at the lively Glass Bar, and roof top plunge pool to escape the heat. A very slick city spot. See More

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  • Hotel Adler Madrid 44 rooms from £146

    City Style  -  Perfectly located to explore Madrid's museums, restaurants and shops - whilst returning to relax in 5* style
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    5* central Madrid hotel in a 19th century mansion. Elegant rooms have cream palettes and freestanding baths. Haute cuisine in classically decorated restaurant. Original features throughout hotel, great service. A great spot in the heart of town. See More

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  • The Pavilions Madrid Madrid 29 rooms from £148

    Local exploring  -  Ideally situated in a central location perfect for exploring various nearby trendy areas and famous sights
    Sights nearby  -  Visit City Hall and head up to the vista point at CentroCentro
    Local markets  -  Sample food from around the globe at Mercado de Vallehermoso
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the romantic El Capricho park
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A swish contemporary hotel in the city centre. Expect innovative meals in the hip bar and notable modern art throughout the hotel. This gallery vibe is enhanced by the black furniture and a palette of greys, while rooms are punctuated by warm tones, books and statement pieces. A chic city base. See More

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  • Eric Vökel Madrid Suites Madrid region 21 rooms from £154

    City Style  -  Located in the most stylish neighbourhood in Madrid's city centre, these apartments have plenty of city style
    Families  -  With self-catering facilities, lots of living space and helpful staff on-site, this is a great family option
    Groups  -  Groups will love the larger apartments; choose one with a private terrace to enjoy drinks under the stars
    Local markets  -  Check out El Rastro, one of Madrid's oldest flea markets, and bag a bargain to take home

    These boutique apartments are located in the trendy Malasaña area of Madrid. Housed in a renovated townhouse, the apartments boast exposed brick walls, private terraces and ample living and dining space; some also include a designated work station. A great option for families, couples or groups. See More

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  • Posada del Dragon Madrid (Cava Baja, 14) 27 rooms from £155

    Value chic  -  Excellent value, for a sleek and modern hotel in a superb location, right in the historic city centre.
    Local exploring  -  In a great location in the heart of the city with easy access to tourist spots and metro stations.
    Local markets  -  Moments away from Plaza Mayor with numerous restaurants and shops. Dont miss San Miguel's Market.
    Sights nearby  -  Puerta del Sol is a must see for all visitors to the city.

    A chic hotel, in the trendy La Latina district of Madrid. Cool contemporary rooms, situated around an inner courtyard, blend modern décor with traditional architecture. A worthy breakfast and a popular restaurant on site, with several restaurants, tapas bars, shops and museums out the front door. See More

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  • Coolrooms Atocha Madrid 35 rooms from £156

    Local exploring  -  In the buzzing Las Letras area, with shops and bars on the doorstep, and many of Madrid’s must-sees are within a 10-minute walk
    Local markets  -  Wander around El Rastro market, held every Sunday and known as Spain´s most popular open air flea market
    Sights nearby  -  Lots of nearby sights such as Puerta del Sol, the arcaded Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace
    Great walks  -  The Buen Retiro Park is a great spot for pleasant rambles
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A restored 19th-century palace in the city's lively literary quarter. Original features have been modernised with additional art deco fittings creating a timeless elegance. Expect innovative tapas at the restaurant, a pool and refreshing terrace. Rooms are spacious and sophisticated. A real gem! See More

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  • Hotel Único Madrid Madrid 44 rooms from £156

    Restaurant  -  2 Michelin stars.
    Good wine list  -  Exceptional cellar.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Michelin Travel

    A 19th century palace renovated with elegance and style. Its stately staircase, modern mosaics, and inner garden courtyard give the impression of an aristocratic private residence. Meanwhile, its facilities and Michelin-starred restaurant provide an urban oasis for city explorers. See More

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  • Vincci SoMa Madrid 177 rooms from £161

    City Style  -  A trendy hotel in central Madrid with sleek modern design, colourful suites with contemporary art and vibrant lobby bar.
    Great walks  -  In striking distance of the beautiful Retiro Park, an ideal spot for a breath of fresh air after a long days sightseeing.
    Sights nearby  -  Near to the bustling square of Puerta del Sol, a meeting point of throngs of people.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Modern elegance and restful comfort in this large hotel. Fresh modern rooms in whites and reds boast spectacular teak wood terraces with impressive views over Madrid. Enjoy breakfast in the colourful restaurant before heading out sightseeing. Vibrant. See More

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  • Room Mate Óscar Madrid 74 rooms from £161

    City Style  -  A unique and cosmopolitan central hotel, which draws a lively crowd to it's uber modern and chic suites.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the nearby Puerta del Sol, always a-wash with people of every kind.
    Lively area  -  A great central location
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Frommers

    A lively hotel in avant-garde design in the shopping and nightlife mecca. Individually designed rooms vary from wide-awake orange, vivid lime green, or chessboard black and white. A sleek city destination. See More

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  • Hotel Urso Madrid 78 rooms from £173

    Restaurant  -  The hotel offers an ever changing restaurant, with a new "pop-up" appearing every month.
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Palacio de Cristal in Buen Retiro Park
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    This recently restored palatial hotel, located in the elegant Alonso Martínez area offers guests an exciting 'pop-up' restaurant that changes each month and a lively bar, perfect for an evening tipple. Rooms have large windows, are comfortable and spacious. A great location. See More

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  • ME Madrid Reina Victoria Madrid 192 rooms from £176

    City Style  -  Somehow at once both hip and timeless, this sleek modern update on a classic building oozes style from every pore.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Private Hot Tub
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Crisp, white and cool without being too bare - minimalism at its friendliest. Fantastic restaurant with a great wine list and hip crowd. The roof top bar is great for lounging at and taking in the views. City style for those with indulgent palates. See More

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  • Hotel Orfila Madrid 32 rooms from £182

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Prado Museum, Sofia Reina Museum and Madrid's "Golden Mile"
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, CN Traveller

    A small, but opulent palace with artworks, antiques, and traditional architecture. Sumptuous rooms and suites with lots of open space, creamy furnishings and attractive period decoration. Excellent restaurant, terrace and garden. Grand, but not pretentious. See More

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  • Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via Madrid 109 rooms from £187

    City Style  -  Ornate classic façade of arched windows, wrought-iron balconies and a corner tower meets bold modern interiors to great effect.
    Local exploring  -  At the beginning of the Gran Vía, in one of Madrid's hippest neighbourhoods, walking distance to major sights and trendy bars.
    Local markets  -  Check out El Rastro's Sunday Flea Market, a treasure trove for antique hunters and collectors.
    Great walks  -  Head to Retiro Park, a green oasis with sweeping lawns, waterfalls and a boating lake.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers

    The writing is on the wall at this cool location, literally. Contemporary but still classically elegant - vivid reds, ochres, chic whites, and quips from literary figures. Great roof terrace with views and mouth-watering Japanese food at the restaurant. See More

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  • Barcelo Torre de Madrid Madrid 258 rooms from £187

    Spa breaks  -  Unwind after a busy day and head to the spa on the 8th floor with treatment rooms by R’difusion Wellness
    City Style  -  Conveniently situated on the iconic Plaza de España, explore Madrid from this beautiful location
    Business meetings  -  The 8 meeting rooms can accomodate up to 250 delegates in this stylish and unconventional setting
    Families  -  Babysitting services are available at additional charges and there are a range of family rooms
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A designer hotel located in one of Madrid's most iconic buildings, Torre de Madrid. Rooms are elegant and spacious and guests can make use of an indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. The SOMOS restaurant serves á la carte meals and the Garra Lobby Bar is a great place to relax. See More

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  • Gran Melia Fenix Madrid 178 rooms from £200

    Business meetings  -  An ideal location in the centre of Madrid for a corporate event with 5 meeting rooms and facilities for hire
    City Style  -  Perfectly located in Plaza Colón, next to Serrano Street, the most exclusive shopping district in Madrid
    Spa breaks  -  Choose from a range of innovative spa treatments and relax in this beautiful setting
    5* Luxury  -  Live in luxury with Red Level Service offering guests extra services, deluxe suites and panoramic views of the city

    A beautifully luxurious hotel in the centre of Madrid, the 5* Gran Melia Fenix is unparalleled in terms of location. Rooms are spacious and have an elegant and classic style. The Red Level service offers guests supreme luxury suites and there's two magnificent restaurants as well as a cocktail bar. See More

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  • BLESS Madrid Madrid 111 rooms from £200

    Foodies  -  This will be popular with foodies, with a restaurant run by 10-Michelin starred chef Martin Berasategui
    City Style  -  A stylish city base in the centre, great for exploring the main sights, shopping and bars
    Great walks  -  Go to Cerro del Tío Pío park for a leisuely stroll in the evening and to admire the sunset
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the stunning City Hall and then head up to the view point at CentroCentro

    A luxurious and opulent hotel in central Madrid, with a grand Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. Guests will love the idyllic emerald green pool on the terrace, surrounded by cypress trees. Fresh rooms are equally elegant with stylish tiling and furnishings. A gorgeous, sophisticated treat. See More

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  • Heritage Madrid Hotel Madrid 46 rooms from £208

    Romantic Break  -  This hotel with a belle-époque design is ideal for a sumptuous romantic getaway with its air of indulgence and luxury
    Local markets  -  Find bargains at El Rastro, Madrid's oldest street market
    Great walks  -  Go for a relaxing stroll in in El Retiro park
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    An impeccably stylish hotel in a listed building with a roof terrace offering great city views. Decadent interiors feature beautiful tiling and sumptuous patterned fabrics, while luxurious rooms have fabulous designer wallpaper and indulgent bathrooms. A superb city bolt-hole for couples. See More

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  • The Principal Madrid 76 rooms from £226

    City Style  -  Expect elegant surrounds, alfresco cocktails and fine-dining in the heart of the city.
    Great walks  -  Take gentle strolls through the picturesque Buen Retiro Park.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    A majestic hotel set in the top floors of a grand 1920s building in the heart of the city. Grown up rooms are decorated in monochrome shades, boast indulgent bathrooms and the best have sweeping views of the city. A fabulous restaurant and cocktails served on the terrace make this a special stay. See More

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  • Vincci Soho Madrid 169 rooms from £229

    Local exploring  -  Right in the centre of Madrid, a great basse from which to explore this historic city on foot.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the beautiful Los Jardínes del Buen Retiro.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Catedral de La Almudena or the Royal Palace.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    An impressively modern four-star hotel in a historic building. Spacious rooms with sleek furnishings and mood lighting. Lovely outdoor terrace and garden, lively bar, and good business facilities. Ideal for a stylish city break. See More

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  • Hospes Madrid Madrid 41 rooms from £230

    City Style  -  Chic modern design in a 19th-century townhouse- muted tones, oversized woodern doors & city views from floor to ceiling windows.
    Local exploring  -  Right in the beating heart of Madrid, beside the Puerta de Alcalá and on the northwest corner of Retiro Park.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the lovely Retiro Park, just on your doorstep.
    Sights nearby  -  La Reina Sofia and Cybeles Fountain are within a short walk.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    This hotel provides a masterclass in quiet refinement. Beautiful rooms that ooze elegance and calm - whites, greys, beams, and views of the park. Delicious food and a spa to relax in after seeing the sights around the corner. Ideal for a stylish city break. See More

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  • Hotel Ritz Madrid Madrid 162 rooms from £248

    City Style  -  A Baroque palace attracting only the best dressed, and most glamourous guests to its sumptuous suites and chandeliered ballroom.
    Grand Hotel
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the medieval square of Plaza Mayor, just a few minutes walk from this central hotel.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    An exclusive luxury palace located in the heart of Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’. The interiors ooze classical elegance - antique furniture, embroidered sheets, exclusive hand-woven rugs and marble bathrooms. A lively and sophisticated spot. Unparalleled service makes this a truly spoiling stay. See More

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  • Hotel Villa Magna Madrid 145 rooms from £252

    Suites  -  Including Honeymoon suite, and outstanding Presidential suite with terrace, kitchen, grand piano, butler.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    A former residence of Spanish counts and countesses renovated to perfection in central Madrid. The suites, or rather penthouses, are the piece de resistance - open air terraces, grand pianos, kitchens, and private butler. A destination for weddings, honeymoons, business visitors, or city explorers. See More

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  • AC Santo Mauro Madrid 51 rooms from £253

    City Style  -  This neoclassical mansion oozes understated elegance and sophisticated style from its designer furnishing to its parquet floors.
    Total relaxation  -  Away from the crowds, the vibe here is uber relaxed- lounge by the pool, steam in the sauna and drink in the garden.
    Great walks  -  Wander around the neighbourhood where the Spanish nobility established their residences at the turn of the 20th century.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    A former palace that combines homely charm with subtle decadence. Super king size beds to match the palatial interiors - enormous reception rooms with charming broderie anglaise furnishings. A fantastic basement spa and lovely library-restaurant. Ideal for a stylish break. See More

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  • AC Palacio del Retiro Madrid 50 rooms from £253

    City Style  -  Mauméjean stained glass, Julio Romero frescoes, and pink sculptures of alien monkeys all thrown together with undeniable style.
    Romantic Break  -  Palatial suites overlooking Retiro Park, parquet flooring, huge beds, pampering spa, and unbeatable service- a spoiling treat!
    Great walks  -  Head out of this central hotel and you'll immediately hit the lovely Retiro Park, perfect for a morning stroll.
    Sights nearby  -  The Neo-classical monument Puerta de Alcalá is in close proximity.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Muted luxury and glossy modernist surroundings in this palatial building. Large white bedrooms with lots of natural light and rich furnishings - some with Pop Art murals. Scrumptious modern-Mediterranean food, underground spa, and excellent service with a ratio of one member of staff per room. See More

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  • Vincci The Mint Madrid 88 rooms from £258

    City Style  -  Ideally located in the city centre a short walk from Puerta del Sol, Calle Preciados, Callao, Plaza Mayor, Funcarral and Chueca
    Romantic Break  -  The beautiful and iconic setting make Vincci The Mint an ideal location for a romantic getaway in Madrid
    Local markets  -  Mercado de San Antón and Mercado de San Miguel selling the finest Spanish produce are both a short walk away
    Sights nearby  -  Madrid's best sights are all a short walk away

    A contemporary hotel designed by architect Jaime Beriestai located on Gran Vía. A chic gastro bar serves a range of amuse-bouche and cocktails. Rooms are modern and spacious and fitted with high-tech equipment. The best rooms come with balconies featuring magnificent views of iconic landmarks. See More

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  • Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid 125 rooms from £269

    Local exploring  -  Wander through the streets taking in the city's sights and immerse yourself in one of Europe's largest cultural hubs
    City Style  -  A suave former palace tunred trendy hotel, nestled between the hip neightbourhoods of Chueca and Salesas
    Sights nearby  -  Head over to the Puerta del Sol, stroll around Retiro Park or head to Plaza Mayor-all a short distance away
    Local markets  -  Go check out the bustling Antón Martín and San Miguel markets
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    Only You is a 4 star boutique hotel situated in a restored 19th century palace. It enjoys a wonderfully central location in Madrid and offers uniquely decorated rooms, combining modern interior design with historic architecture. Be sure to eat at their superb restaurant! A fantastic city spot. See More

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  • Gran Hotel Ingles Madrid 48 rooms from £298

    Spa breaks  -  Enjoy the first Signature Spa in Madrid combining 1920s style with the latest in spa treatment therapy
    City Style  -  Its central location makes Grand Hotel Ingles the perfect place to stay and explore Madrid
    Business meetings  -  One of the finest conference venues in Madrid with two large meeting rooms
    Sights nearby  -  El Retiro Park is just 1km away and the Royal Palace is a 20-minute walk from the hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Madrid's oldest hotel dating back to 1886, the Gran Hotel Ingles seamlessly blends the old and new, maintaining its traditional art-deco style with 5* luxury. Rooms exude 19th-century elegance with fabrics designed by David Rockwell. The restaurant serves up the finest Spanish cuisine. See More

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