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The Top 7 Hotels in Madrid


Posted: 4/1/24 | April 1st, 2024

Madrid is a city that offers everything you could ask for: delicious food, world-class museums, stunning architecture, vibrant nightlife, and charming streets. As the vibrant capital of Spain, Madrid is a perfect destination to explore iconic landmarks such as the Prado Museum and enjoy evenings in lively tapas bars.

Although my initial visit to the city was not ideal due to illness, I have had the chance to visit Madrid multiple times since then.

Throughout my visits, I have stayed at various hotels in Madrid. To assist you in planning your visit, here is a list of the best hotels in the city:

1. Petit Palace Puerta del Sol

A mirror hangs above a double bed with white sheets and bath towels arranged in a decorative manner at Petit Palace Puerta del Sol hotel in Madrid, Spain
This three-star hotel is housed in a 19th-century building just steps away from Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s central plaza. Offering a range of amenities and a prime location, this hotel provides excellent value for money. The minimalist yet cozy design features warm tones of salmon and peach. Guests can enjoy a diverse buffet breakfast in the mornings, catering to all dietary preferences with pastries, cold cuts, and fresh fruit.

The soundproofed rooms are cozy and compact, equipped with modern amenities like flatscreen TVs, Wi-Fi, parquet floors, small desks, and minibars. While the rooms have a minimalist decor, they are clean and comfortable. Some rooms offer abundant natural light, while others are windowless, so selecting a streetside room is advisable for a pleasant view. The recently renovated bathrooms offer rainfall showers with excellent water pressure.

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2. Radisson RED Madrid

A large painting hangs above a double bed in a hotel room with a wooden desk and red rotary phone on the nightstand table at Radisson RED Madrid in Madrid, Spain
Situated in Madrid’s Art Triangle, this four-star hotel is conveniently located near lush green spaces such as botanical gardens and Retiro park. The chic hotel features pops of their signature red color and vibrant artwork throughout. Guests can enjoy numerous amenities including a co-working space, fitness center, and three eateries designed by a Michelin-starred chef. The breakfast buffet offers a variety of options, including eggs, pastries, and fresh juice, starting as early as 6:30am.

The contemporary rooms boast unique design elements, artwork on the walls, and natural light. Each room is equipped with a flatscreen TV, work desk, Nespresso machine, AC, safe, and a spacious bathroom. Families and guests seeking a private terrace will find suitable room options. The hotel’s proximity to the main train station makes it a convenient choice for travelers planning to explore other parts of Spain via high-speed rail.

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3. L&H La Latina

Two portrait photographs hang above a double bed in a sage-colored studio with a kitchenette and table at L&H La Latina aparthotel in Madrid, Spain
Located in La Latina, a culinary hotspot in Madrid, this aparthotel offers a variety of apartment types suitable for different group sizes, including options with private terraces. All kitchenettes are well-equipped with essential appliances. While breakfast is not provided on-site, guests can find numerous dining options and grocery stores nearby.

The rooms and suites feature calming sage green tones, minimalist decor, and artwork on the walls. Each apartment receives ample natural light and includes necessary amenities such as a flatscreen TV, wardrobe, and AC. The spacious bathrooms come with complimentary toiletries and showers with excellent water pressure. This centrally located aparthotel is ideal for travelers seeking extra space or access to kitchen facilities.

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4. Hotel Catalonia Goya

A golden piece of decor hangs above a double bed with a love seat at the foot of the bed at Hotel Catalonia Goya in Madrid, Spain
Occupying a 19th-century building on Calle de Goya, one of Madrid’s exclusive shopping streets, this four-star hotel offers a tranquil retreat with a plunge pool, fitness center, and soundproofed rooms. The hotel serves a delightful breakfast spread with fresh bread, pastries, cold cuts, and freshly squeezed orange juice.

The spacious rooms feature a contemporary design, parquet floors, and essential amenities such as a desk, smart TV, minibar, coffee maker, and safe. The stylish bathrooms are equipped with hairdryers and large showers with good water pressure. The hotel’s proximity to a metro station allows easy access to city attractions and beyond. Guests will find great value in the amenities and services offered here.

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5. Hotel Indigo Madrid–Princesa

A cluster of photographs and drawings hang above a bed with red pillows and orange blankets, next to a wooden desk with a red rotary phone on it at Hotel Indigo Madrid-Princesa in Madrid, Spain
Hotel Indigo is a fantastic mid-range accommodation option located in Argüelles. This three-star property features a gym and a continental breakfast spread with a variety of options. The rooms are tastefully decorated with colorful design elements and unique artwork on the walls.

All room types offer modern amenities such as a large smart TV, minibar, Nespresso machine, and desk. The comfortable beds are complemented by plush duvets, and the bathrooms feature walk-in showers, hair dryers, and bathrobes. The hotel’s central location ensures easy access to major attractions and public transportation options.

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6. VP Plaza España Design

A king sized bed in a hotel room with a contemporary design, a large mirror, and orchids on the table at VP Plaza España Design in Madrid, Spain
This five-star hotel emphasizes art and design, boasting a private art collection with over 300 original works by renowned artists. Located on Plaza España, the hotel offers stunning city views from the 12th-floor Gingko rooftop bar. Guests can also enjoy a plunge pool, sauna, luxurious spa, and fitness center.

The hotel provides nine types of rooms and suites, each spacious and soundproofed, adorned with curated artwork and fresh flowers. Room amenities include a minibar, desk, Nespresso machine, Bluetooth speakers, flatscreen TV, and 24-hour room service. The comfortable beds, blackout blinds, and pillow menu ensure a restful stay. The elegant bathrooms feature luxury toiletries, rainfall showers, and a separate bathtub.

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7. Four Seasons Madrid

A luxurious cream-colored hotel room with a large bed, blue chaise longue by the open window, and a desk at the Four Seasons in Madrid, Spain
Spread across seven historic buildings in the city center, this five-star hotel showcases a grand lobby with marble floors, ornate chandeliers, and intricate woodwork. In addition to its proximity to major attractions, the hotel offers a range of facilities including an indoor pool, spa, and fitness center. Guests can dine at various onsite eateries and enjoy the delightful breakfast buffet.

The rooms exude elegance with cream tones, contemporary art, and ample natural light. Each room is equipped with furniture, coffee maker, flatscreen TV, and minibar. The marble bathrooms feature a deep bathtub, separate shower, bathrobes, and luxurious toiletries. The hotel also offers nightly turn-down service and 24/7 room service, ensuring a luxurious experience for guests.

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Madrid, the sunny capital of Spain, offers a plethora of attractions and experiences that will leave you wanting more. To make the most of your visit, consider staying at one of the top hotels recommended above. By choosing one of these hotels, you are sure to have an unforgettable time in one of Europe’s greatest cities!

Book Your Trip to Spain: Logistical Tips and Tricks

Book Your Flight
Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. They are my favorite search engine because they search websites and airlines around the globe so you always know no stone is left unturned!

Book Your Accommodation
You can book your hostel with Hostelworld as they have the biggest inventory and best deals. If you want to stay somewhere other than a hostel, use Booking.com as they consistently return the cheapest rates for guesthouses and cheap hotels.

Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
Travel insurance protects you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value are:

Looking for the Best Companies to Save Money With?
Check out my resource page for the best companies to use when you travel. I list all the ones I use to save money when I’m on the road. They save you money when you travel too.

Want a Guide?
Madrid has some really interesting tours. My favorite company is Walks, which has expert guides and can get you behind the scenes of the city’s best attractions. It’s my go-to walking tour company!

Want More Information on Madrid?
Be sure to visit our robust destination guide on Madrid for even more planning tips!

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