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Sep 4, 2019
We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of coolest hotels in Madrid. Bon voyage!
Updated Aug 21, 2019
“Spanish design superstar Jaime Hayón takes guests on a visual journey through Spain’s past by combining Arabic and Moorish details with his signature playful aesthetic. This modernist pearl is a must stay in Madrid.”
Set in Madrid’s Plaza de España Square, Barceló Torre Madrid offers elegant rooms with free WiFi, an indoor pool and on-site restaurant. Plaza de España Metro Station is right beside the hotel.
Modern, spacious rooms come with large king-size beds, air conditioning, a 42-inch TV and a laptop safe. Their private bathroom comes with a rain-effect shower and hairdryer.
As well as an indoor pool, you will find a fitness centre, sauna and therapy rooms for massages.
Barceló Torre Madrid’s restaurant offers á la carte meals. Guests can also enjoy a bar with a DJ.
Meeting rooms are also available and reception is open 24 hours a day.
Located beside Madrid’s Gran Vía, the hotel is near to many of the city’s theatres. The Royal Palace can be reached in a 10-minute walk, while both Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor Square are 15 minutes away on foot.
“During the day close to best shops and places to visit, at night, at the heart of the restaurant and nightlife heart and soul of Madrid. Classy decor and very nice and clean rooms.”
ICON Wipton is in the centre of the Jorge Juan street, an exclusive shopping area in the Salamanca-Serrano neighbourhood.
This stylish hotel boutique occupies an early-20th century building. The rooms offer an avant-garde décor in great detail. They feature free WiFi and private bathroom.
Guests at ICON Wipton by Petit Palace can enjoy a buffet breakfast every day; or rejoice in their brasserie-restaurant, The Captain.
The Lobby decorated as an English Pub, offers tourist information and a lounge area. There is a private parking offsite for which guests receive discounts.
The ICON Wipto by Petit Palace is set within 250 m from Retiro Park, the National library and Archeological Museum. Guest can find plenty of art galleries, antique shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.
The hotel is within 5 minutes' walk of 3 different metro lines. Madrid’s main train station, Atocha, is just one stop away on the suburban train line. The Puerta de Alcalá is 500 m away.
“Absolutely perfect room; fantastic bathroom, clean, everything you can think of including complimentary water, Nespresso machine, choice of 3 pillows. Excellent location on Gran Via and great views from the rooftop bar.”
Ideally located in the heart of Madrid, NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía provides buffet breakfast and free WiFi throughout the property, only 400 m from Puerta del Sol.
The stylish rooms and suites in the hotel are fitted with a coffee machine. Each room is comes with a private bathroom with a bath or shower.
The hotel's rooftop terrace includes a lounge area with views of the Gran Via and an interior bar cafeteria for your comfort. Guests have access to Picalagartos Restaurant that is run by chef Manuel Berganza, the first Spanish chef to receive a Michelin star outside of Spain, and offers à la carte Spanish cuisine.
Other facilities include bike rental, babysitting and massage services available for a surcharge.
Plaza Mayor is 700 m from NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía, while Paseo del Prado is 900 m from the property. The nearest airport is Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, 13 km from the property.
“An amazing hotel. The rooms and facilities were modern and fresh. The rooftop pool was excellent with great views and a nice bar. Super friendly and helpful staff that gave us excellent recommendations on where to eat and what to do.”
Set in Madrid city centre, Axel Hotel Madrid - Adults Only offers accommodation only 15 minutes’ walk away from Chueca, known by its LGBT atmosphere and welcoming entertainment offer, the hotel is hetero-friendly too.
Every stylish room at this hotel is air conditioned and has a TV. The rooms include a private bathroom with free toiletries, bathrobes and a hairdryer.
Axel Hotel Madrid offers a restaurant where you can enjoy a modern approach to the local food. There is a roof-top terrace with its sky bar and a pool with stunning city view. A Cocktail bar can be found at this property as well.
Other facilities include a 24-hour front desk at the property and the Axel Wellness centre that offers a gym, sauna and many beauty or health treatments.
Plaza Mayor is 600 m from Axel Hotel Madrid - Adults Only, while Atocha train station is 15 minutes’ walk away. The nearest airport is Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, 13 km from Axel Hotel Madrid - Adults Only.
“Beautiful minimalistic Scandinavian-style decor that creates a stylish and laid-back vibe. Amazing view of the city from the rooftop bar and pool. The perfect place to stay for exploring Madrid in style.”
Located 1 minute's walk from Plaza de España Metro Station on Gran Via, Dear Hotel Madrid offers boutique accommodation in central Madrid. The hotel features a rooftop plunge pool, terrace and restaurant.
Featuring free high-speed WiFi, each stylish bright room is air-conditioned and fitted with a 40-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels. All the spacious rooms are soundproofed and include a safe, a minibar with free mineral water, a speaker for smartphones, and tea and coffee making facilities. Private bathrooms include a rain shower, bathrobe, slippers and exclusive free toiletries.
Set on the 14th floor, the Nice to Meet You Restaurant & Lounge offers contemporary and cosmopolitan cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Guests can enjoy cocktails and music, with spectacular panoramic views of Madrid. An exclusive buffet breakfast is also offered.
Other services available include a 24-hour room service and valet parking.
You can walk to Royal Palace of Madrid in 10 minutes. Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor are a 15-minute walk. Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas is 21 km away.
“Madrid’s posh barrio de Salamanca provides the perfect backdrop for TÓTEM Madrid, whose moody, dark interiors – dim lighting, velvet armchairs, potted plants, and mid-century furniture – feel more suited for a members-only club.”
Featuring an on-site gym, TOTEM Madrid is located in the heart of Madrid, in the Salamanca neighborhood. It offers a cocktail bar and free WiFi. Room service is available.
Rooms at TOTEM Madrid have modern décor and parquet floors.They all offer air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and a stylish bathroom with black marble finishes and free toiletries.
The hotel is set in a historic building. The Retiro Park, the Golden Triangle and Cybeles Fountain are all nearby. Goya Metro Station is a 2-minute walk away.
TOTEM Madrid also has a private parking, available at an extra cost. Public areas are bright and attractive.
“Madrid's latest hipster hang-out. Welcoming and very helpful staff, cool lobby area, nice rooftop with great views. Rooms are spacious and comfortable and the food is outstanding.”
Bless Hotel Madrid is located in a s.XIX building in the Salamanca district, a 12-minute walk from Puerta de Alcalá, in Madrid. Featuring a top terrace pool, a bowling alley and a spa, this property also provides guests with a gym and meeting areas.
Guest rooms in the hotel are fitted with sound system. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a bath and free toiletries, all rooms at Bless Hotel Madrid have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and some rooms have a balcony. All guest rooms feature a desk.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the property. The restaurant at the accommodation is run by the 10 Michelin-starred chef Martin Berasategui, and serves local and international cuisine. Guests can enjoy 3 bars.
Retiro Park is 1.4 km from Bless Hotel Madrid, while Museo del Prado is 1.8 km away. The nearest airport is Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, 11 km from the hotel. Velazquez and Serrano Metro Stations are both within 500 m.
“A former 19th century palace re-imagined into contemporary eclectic coolness. Perfect location in a chic part of the city and extremely walkable to every attraction. Heaven!”
Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid is a 4-star boutique hotel set in a restored palace from the 19th century. It has a modern interior design with Colonial details and uniquely decorated rooms.
The lounge area at the Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid has a relaxed atmosphere with background music, offering a range of cocktails and gourmet dishes. The set menu changes constantly.
Newspapers and WiFi connection are offered for free. A 24-hour room service is available. Guests can find several areas and corners to relax, drink coffee or meet.
Soundproofed rooms include a 42-inch Smart TV, iPhone/iPod and MP3 dock, electronic safe and a well-equipped minibar. Bed duvets are made of goose feathers, cotton and silk. Bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries can be found in each bathroom.
Located in the trendy Chueca area in Madrid, this design hotel is 20 minutes’ drive from Barajas Airport and IFEMA Congress Centre.
“A unique design project combining talent from 19 of the world’s top architects and designers. Each floor is the brainchild of a different visionary, like the Zaha Hadid floor designed with floor-to-ceiling white fiberglass, and no straight lines in sight. Just as much a livable museum as it is a hotel!”
The Hotel Puerta America offers exclusive and avant-garde design, by world-famous architects including Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid.
Each floor of the Hotel Puerta America was created by a different international architect. Rooms have 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds, and flat-screen smart TVs with Chromecast audiovisual streaming device.
The hotel restaurant serves modern versions of traditional Spanish food. There is also a terrace and garden, and a top-floor bar with incredible views of Madrid.
Located on Avenida de América Avenue, the Puerta America is just a 5-minute walk from the exclusive Salamanca neighbourhood, and Paseo de la Castellana and Bernabéu Football Stadium are both about 30 minutes walk away.
Cartagena Metro Station is just 200 m from the hotel.
“Very cute small hotel in a quiet area right next to the beautiful Buen Retiro Park. Our room was clean and very spacious. The staff was helpful and extremely friendly.”
Located in Madrid's upscale Salamanca district, only 200 m from Parque del Retiro Park and Cibeles Square, One Shot Recoletos 04 offers stylish rooms with 46" flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi and spacious rain-effect showers.
Rooms at this hotel also include air conditioning, heating, telephone, safety deposit box, a desk and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, free toiletries, bath or rain-effect showers.
One Shot Recoletos 04 is just 100 m from the pedestrianised Paseo de Recoletos Boulevard and 200 from Calle de Recoletos Street, where you will find many bars and restaurants.
Banco de España Metro Station is a 5-minute walk away and Calle de Serrano, with designer clothes shops is 1 km away.
“Small and cute hotel in a beautiful historic building on a nice block in central Madrid. This property definitely feels more like a European boutique hotel than what Americans associate with the Doubletree brand.”
Ideally situated in Madrid, DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid-Prado features air-conditioned rooms, a restaurant, free WiFi and a fitness centre. Boasting a bar, the hotel is close to several noted attractions, around 600 m from Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, 1.2 km from Reina Sofia Museum and 1.2 km from El Retiro Park. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk and room service for guests.
At the hotel, every room comes with a wardrobe. At DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid-Prado the rooms include a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a buffet breakfast.
Guests can rent a car to explore the area, use the business centre, or read the newspapers available on site.
Museo del Prado is 1.3 km from DoubleTree by Hilton Madrid-Prado, while Puerta del Sol is 2.5 km from the property. The nearest airport is Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, 17 km from the hotel.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Aug 21, 2019