Hotel bills include 7% Spanish VAT (IVA). The hotels below are divided into three different price categories:
Luxurious (over € 300)
Moderate (€ 100 to € 300)
Inexpensive (under € 100)
The prices shown are for a double room per night with all taxes. Breakfast is usually included in the room rate.
Hotel Ritz Madrid
The hotel, designed by architect Francis Mewes and modeled on the Paris Ritz, opened its doors in 1910. In May 2015, the Ritz Madrid was bought by Mandarin Oriental International Limited and the Saudi Arabian Olayan Group. The hotel is not only interesting for tourists due to its proximity to all important cultural attractions such as the Prado or the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, but also for business travelers as it is not far from the Madrid Stock Exchange and the financial district. The rooms are individually decorated with embroidered bed linen, hand-woven carpets and marble bathrooms. Meeting and conference rooms are designed for up to 500 people, for whom a simultaneous interpreting service is also available. Guests can also use a fitness center, use a solarium and sauna. The terrace and gardens are ideal for meetings with friends or business colleagues. The hotel is currently closed due to extensive renovations.
Address: Plaza de la Lealtad 5, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 701 67 67
The Westin Palace
Since its opening in 1913, the Palace and the Ritz have been vying for the title of Best Hotel in Madrid. The large-scale hotel – it has 455 rooms – has been renovated so that it almost surpasses its original version in magnificence. In addition to the 18 conference and event rooms, the business center and the translation service, there are also individual work areas in the rooms with desks, fax machines / printers and handsfree telephones. The fitness suite is open around the clock. The Westin Palace is overtly ornate, but less dated than the Ritz.
Address: Plaza de las Cortes 7, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 360 80 00
Hotel Puerta America
This hotel on the horizon of Madrid is a flagship architectural project. The facade was designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and each of the 12 floors was designed by a different designer or architect. The 5-star hotel is located on one of the busy access roads to the center, just 10 km from the airport and close to the Salamanca shopping area. Room facilities include wireless Internet access, telephone, satellite television and 24 hour room service. Meeting and conference rooms can accommodate up to 900 people. There is also a wellness center, a small fitness center, an indoor swimming pool and Turkish baths. The entertainment in the chic restaurant is another highlight. Chef José Luis Estevan serves an international menu with roots in traditional Spanish cuisine.
Address: Av de América 41, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 744 54 00
Hotel AC Santo Mauro
This small luxury hotel with 51 rooms is located in the historic Chamberí district in a tree-lined 19th-century palace that once housed a message. Since the renovation, it has presented itself as a tasteful combination of neoclassical and avant-garde design. The salons, decorated with stucco, mirrors and wall pillars, are reminiscent of the sophistication of times long past and are perfect for welcoming guests or clients. Other services include business services, six meeting rooms (in the former ballrooms), translation services, multilingual staff, an indoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
Address: Calle de Zurbano, 36, Madrid
Telephone: 91 319 69 00
A short walk away from Puerta del Sol and the shops on Gran Via and directly opposite the Opera House is the modern, medium-sized 79-room hotel. It is a comfortable hotel with traditional furniture. Business services include fax, translation and limousine services. There are also meeting rooms for smaller gatherings. All rooms have satellite television with video, and some have balconies overlooking the old city of Madrid. The english speaking staff is friendly and courteous. Live opera and operetta music is offered for dinner in the café-restaurant.
Address: Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 2, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 541 28 00
Opened in 1853, the hotel enjoys an excellent location in the old town of Madrid and only 100 meters from Puerta del Sol. Cultural attractions such as the Prado as well as the bars and restaurants around Calle Huertas are easily accessible from the hotel. Although the modern interior is a little unimaginative, the 58 rooms are in pristine condition. The service is attentive and available around the clock. At night it is a bit noisy in the rooms in the front of the hotel due to its location on the street; the rooms in the back of the hotel are quieter. All rooms have bathrooms. Other hotel facilities include the fitness center, the café and the garage – a valuable plus given the limited parking space in central Madrid.
Address: Calle de Echegaray, 8, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 429 65 51
The location opposite the Goya subway station in the upscale Salamanca district is one of the biggest advantages of this boutique hotel with 170 rooms. It is only 1 km to the Retiro Park and the chic shops of Calle Serrano. Facilities include the conference rooms, a fitness center and a parking garage. In addition to these basic services, there are also a few excursions into the territory of luxury hotels: for example, there is a pillow menu and a book delivery service. Creative Mediterranean cuisine is served in the restaurant.
Address: Calle de Goya, 79, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 435 75 45
Hotel Paris is one of the classic hotels in the Alcalá Gate area. Its 120 rooms are spacious and classically furnished. At the beginning of the 20th century, the hotel was one of the first luxury hotels in Madrid and was only classified in a lower category when the Ritz opened in 1910. The main advantage of the hotel is its location on the Puerta del Sol and in close proximity to the main gastronomic and cultural facilities of Madrid.
Address: Calle de Alcalá, 2, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 521 64 96
Best Western Hotel Trafalgar
Hotel Trafalgar is less than ten minutes from the city center by underground (Iglesia or Bilbao) and is popular with tourists and business people alike. It is in a residential area and is surrounded by shops, restaurants and other facilities. The 48 en suite rooms are not particularly interesting, but are equipped with air conditioning, direct dial telephone and television. There is a laundry and currency exchange service. The English speaking staff is friendly and helpful, but the biggest plus (especially in this price range) is the indoor pool.
Address: Calle de Trafalgar, 35, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 445 62 00
This hotel, which was originally a brothel very popular with Spanish noblemen, is located in the lively district ( Barrio) Chueca, where the capital’s forges used to be. It was converted into a hotel in 1950, and its Art Deco-inspired interior now seems a little cheesy. Most of the 30 rooms have some of the original furnishings from the 1950s – a stucco molding here, a marble column there. The kitsch room 20 with its mirror walls and free-standing bathtub is unsurpassed. The leather private rooms in the breakfast room are also originals. The hotel service includes advance ticket sales, a fax machine, laundry facilities and a bar. The rooms are equipped with a safe, telephone and television. The staff speaks English.
Address: Calle de Barbieri, 5, Madrid
Telephone: (91) 522 46 30