The best 35 Hotels in Madrid

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Our recommended hotels in Madrid

Our team of local experts have hand-picked the best hotels in Madrid. 

You can also find them in our Madrid interactive touristic map  where you will be able to select hotels near tourist attractions, parks, restaurants, etc.

We also recommend you to have a look at our  Madrid city guide where you will get lots of inside information on Madrid

Our selection of hotels in Madrid

Our top-picks in Madrid

As in all our hotel guides, the selection criteria chosen by our local Madrid team to select the best hotels in Madrid is a bit complex. The selection process starts looking at rankings and drawing a first semi-automated ranking. This is followed by a deep analysis of each property and, whenever possible with site visits.

We mainly love hotels with local character, but we understand many travelers prefer other styles of hotels, so we try to bring a good mix into the list of hotels in Madrid.

The location has also been considered. Hotels in Madrid´s city center tend to get overpriced, especially during the high season. So we have selected hotels from different districts to ensure a good price mix, but also to ensure some hotels are in neighborhoods considered as less touristic.

We do not simply select the most expensive and luxurious hotels, but try to find the best for each price level so everybody can profit from our selection of recommended hotels in Madrid.  

5-star hotels in Madrid: our 11 top picks

The Principal Madrid 5 stars

The Principal Madrid – Trendy and luxurious 5 star hotel right next to Gran Vía

Hotel The Principal Madrid – Review The Principal hotel in Madrid features amazing views of Madrid’s Gran Via from its elegant rooftop terrace and its restaurant and cocktail bar. The hotel sits at a fantastic building from 1917 with art-deco inspirations.  Rooms The Principal is a mid-sized hotel. Its 76 rooms ae distributed in six floors. All rooms and suites are spacious and are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV,

Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila – Exquisite 5 star hotel near the Salamanca neighborhood, featuring a Michelin star restaurant

Hotel Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila – Review The Hotel Orfila is located in the Chamberí neighborhood of Madrid, 200 meters from the Alonso Martinez and Colón metro stations. The hotel is housed within a XIX century palace and features an elegant restaurant and tea room. We love the entrance and lobby located in the old carriage access. Iron lamps, wooden furniture, marble, delicate wall moldings… Many details have been

Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá

Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá – Housed within a XIX palace, this luxurious 5 star hotel is just 300 meters from the Royal Palace in the heart ofMadrid

Why we recommend hotel Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá ? The Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá is located 300 meters from the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Royal Theater, and the Almudena Cathedral. It features a seasonal outdoor pool on the roof with amazing panoramic views of the city. The Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá is housed within a XIX palace and is decorated taking inspiration from

NH Collection Madrid Suecia 5 stars

NH Collection Madrid Suecia -Rooftop terrace with amazing views of the city

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Suecia – Review The NH Collection Madrid Suecia features a rooftop terrace with amazing views of the city. This 127 room hotel offers stylish accomodation and rooms with excellent views of the city.  The hotel opened its doors in the ’50s and was inaugurated by the Sweedish royal family. This luxury hotel has accommodated important figures like Ernest Hemingway and communist revolution leader Che Guevara. Location

Hotel Urban 5 stars

Hotel Urban – Romantic 5 star boutique hotel with roof top pool in Madrid

Hotel Urban – Review The Urban is a boutique hotel at the heart of Madrid. It serves as home to a permanent art collection from Papua New Guinea. The hotel also features a small rooftop pool with a terrace and cocktail bar and a full gym. Services The hotel is also home to CEBO, a Michelin star restaurant run by chef Aurelio Morales. The hotel is beautifully decorated with natural

Hotel Único Madrid 5 stars

Hotel Único Madrid – Luxurious 5 star hotel in the Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid

Hotel Hotel Único Madrid – Review The Hotel Único Madrid is housed within a refurbished XIX century building in the Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid and features a wonderful interior patio garden and a 2 Michelin star restaurant run by chef Ramon Freixa. The Unico is one of our top recommended hotels in our city of Madrid travel guide.  Rooms Rooms at the Unico hotel have very high ceilings, large windows

Hotel Santo Mauro 5 stars

Hotel Santo Mauro – Autograph collection. One of Madrid most luxurious hotels

Hotel Santo Mauro in Madrid – Review The Hotel is located near Castellana street in the center of Madrid. The hotel is housed within the old residence of the Duque of Santo Mauro, an estate designed with obvious French influences. If you enjoy staying at top historic buildings that have retained their character, the Santo Mauro Autograph collection is most certainly for you!  Rooms All rooms in the Santo Mauro

Hotel Fenix Gran Meliá - The Leading Hotels of the World 5 stars

Hotel Fenix Gran Meliá – Luxury 5 star hotel near Plaza Colón

Hotel Fenix Gran Meliá – Review The Hotel Fénix Gran Meliá is a luxurious hotel located right next to Colón square in the Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid. Rooms The Gran Melia Fenix has 203 rooms. They are decorated using a neutral color panel. Antique and modern furniture co-exist in an elegant and luxurious decoration. Rooms enjoy King size beds and some superior rooms and suites have walk-in closets.  Rooms at

Gran Hotel Inglés 5 stars

Gran Hotel Inglés – Luxurious 5 star hotel near la Puerta del Sol

 Gran Hotel Inglés – Review The Gran hotel Ingles is one of the oldest luxury hotels in Madrid (it was opened in 1886 with 110 rooms). The hotel has today half those rooms and was renovated recently to provide a chic and luxury atmosphere at one of Madrid´s best locations.  The Gran Hotel Inglés hotel offers 5-star lodgings in the heart of Madrid. The hotel is housed within a XIX

Bless Hotel Madrid - The Leading Hotels of the World 5 stars

Bless Hotel Madrid – Beautiful 5 star lodgings with rooftop swimming pool

Bless Hotel Madrid – Review The Bless Hotel is housed within a XIX century building in the upscale Salamanca neighborhood in the center of Madrid. This is an area with lots of boutique shops and high-quality restaurants. The hotel is 12 minutes on foot from the Puerta de Alcalá. and in a bit more than 5 minutes you will be enjoying a walk in Madrid´s top green lung, the Retiro

4-star hotels in Madrid: our 20 top picks

VP Jardin de Recoletos 4 stars

VP Jardin de Recoletos – A spectacular 4 stars hotel near Retiro Park

Hotel VP Jardin de Recoletos – Review The hotel is located in one of the most looked-after areas in Madrid. The hotel offers studio-style rooms with modern design and excellent service. This is a mid-sized hotel, with 43 rooms and in a beautiful building.  Location The hotel is located 200 meters from the Recoletos train station and 5 minutes on foot from the Retiro park. The hotel is right next

The Pavilions Madrid Hotel 4 stars

The Pavilions Madrid Hotel – Excellent 4 star hotel near Colón Square

The Pavilions Madrid Hotel – Review The Hotel offers elegant and modern rooms just 50 meters from Colón square in the center of Madrid. The hotel features a small private garden and a relaxing bar and terrace. Rooms The hotel boasts 25 spacious rooms and three suites with fantastic terraces that offer splendid views of the city. The decoration of the rooms uses a great combination of colours, that along

Soho Boutique Opera 4 stars

Soho Boutique Opera – Spectacular 4 star hotel near the Royal Palace

Hotel Soho Boutique Opera – Review The Soho boutique Opera is a hotel located in one of Madrid´s best areas. The hotel occupies a traditional and elegant building that will make you feel you stay in Madrid and no where else! Location The hotel is located in the Central district of Madrid, less than 1 km from the Gran Vía and the Opera Square next to the Royal Palace. This

Soho Boutique Congreso 4 stars

Soho Boutique Congreso – 4 star hotel near the Thyssen-Bornemizsa Museum

Hotel Soho Boutique Congreso – Review The Soho boutique Congreso hotel is a 4-star hotel in the center of Madrid very close to most of the important tourist attractions. The hotel is located at a traditional XIXth century building that offers a good example of the architecture of that time in Madrid.  Rooms The 88 rooms at the Soho Boutique hotel offer an elegant decoration with wooden floors and a

Room Mate Alba 4 stars

Room Mate Alba – Trendy and charming 4 star hotel in the Barrio de las Letras

Hotel Room Mate Alba – Review The Room Mate Alba is a perfect hotel to enjoy Madrid. The hotel is located at a beautiful building, which connects with the district of the city in which it is located. The decoration is chic, stylish and well-thought to ensure you feel comfortable, but also that you get a local feeling.  Rooms Standard rooms are of mid-size, but superior rooms are spacious and

Posada del León de Oro

Posada del León de Oro Boutique Hotel – Charming 4 star hotel in La Latina neighborhood

Boutique hotel Posada del León de Oro – Review The Posada del León de Oro is a small (just 17 rooms) boutique hotel placed at a XIXth century building. The boasts a superb traditional courtyard and is located in one of the areas most looked for in Madrid.  Rooms Being located at a historical building does not mean comfort is lost. Rooms at the Posada del León de Oro are

Petit Palace Santa Bárbara 4 stars

Petit Palace Santa Bárbara – Modern 4 star hotel in the heart of Madrid, 5 minutes from Colón square

Hotel Petit Palace Santa Bárbara – Review The Petit Palace Santa Barbara hotel is located 20 meters from the Alonso Martínez metro station and offers elegant lodgings housed within a small palace in the Chamberí neighborhood in the center of Madrid. Rooms The hotel offers 82 rooms, mid to large size and with a modern, shiny decoration that includes minimalists furniture and a good proportion of high-tech as is typically

Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid offers Pool

Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid – Romantic 4 star hotel 600 meters from Puerta del Sol

Hotel Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid – Review The Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid is located in the center of Madrid, 600 meters from La Puerta del Sol, and features a seasonal outdoor pool and a complete fitness center. The hotel occupies two buildings in Plaza Mayor. One of these buildings used to be the guild of the butchers of the city. As most plazas in Spain, these were places for trade

NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía 4 stars

NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía – Comfortable and modern 4 star hotel on Gran Via

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía – Review The NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía sits at a renovate palace and is ideally located, 400 meters from La Puerta del Sol. The hotel features a rooftop terrace that overlooks the Gran Vía and a bar on the main floor. Rooms Rooms at the NH Collection Madrid Gran Via are  mid-sized, spacious for a hotel of this standard in this sort of

NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding 4 stars

NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding – Excellent 4 star near the Bernabeu stadium

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding – Review This elegant hotel is located in the  business center of Madrid, near the Paseo de la Castellana,  at 5 minutes walk from the famous Santiago Bernabeu soccer stadium. The hotel is also a 5 minutes walk from the Conference center in Paseo de la Castellana, a well-known venue in Madrid for exhibitions and events.  This is a large hotel, with many services and

Melia Castilla 4 stars

Melia Castilla – Comfortable 4 star near the Santiago Bernabeu

Hotel Melia Castilla The Meliá Castilla Hotel is a huge hotel located near the Paseo de la Castellana. It is normally used by a business audience and it is classically decorated. The hotel features a seasonal outdoor pool, a full fitness center, and the Caroli wellness center. This is a 15-floor huge hotel with architecture from the 1970s that makes it look almost like an office building. Business customers and

ICON Wipton by Petit Palace 4 stars

ICON Wipton by Petit Palace – Modern and sleek 4-star hotel in the Salamanca neighborhood

Hotel ICON Wipton by Petit Palace – Review The ICON Wipton is located in the Salamanca neighborhood of Madrid, on Jorge Juán street. The hotel is housed within a building from the turn of the XXth century. The rooms are modern and sleek and offer free wifi. The vestibule is decorated like an old English pub and features an elegant lounge area. Services The ICON Wipton by Petit Palace serves

ICON Embassy by Petit Palace 4 stars

ICON Embassy by Petit Palace – Elegant 4 star hotel in the Salamanca neighborhood

Hotel ICON Embassy by Petit Palace – Review The ICON Embassy by Petit Palace is located in the Salamanca neighborhood in the center of Madrid. It is located very close to the US Embassy and to some of the most luxurious shops in the city.  This is one of Madrid´s most expensive districts, and the hotel matches its location: The hotel is elegant and modern, housed within a XIX century

Hotel Riu Plaza España 4 stars

Hotel Riu Plaza España – Splendid and modern 4 star with pool at Plaza de España

Hotel Riu Plaza España – Review The Hotel Riu Plaza de España sits at one of Madrid´s most emblematic buildings, El Edificio España. This hotel has been recently renovated and offers a great location, an outdoor seasonal pool, and a good value for a middle-upper hotel. Rooms All rooms 112 rooms at the Riu Plaza de España are spacious. They are distributed amongst 11 floors (the entire building does not

Hotel Preciados 4 stars

Hotel Preciados – Charming 4 star hotel 5 minutes from la Puerta del Sol

Hotel Preciados – Review The Hotel Preciados is located in the center of Madrid, 5 minutes from La Puerta del Sol, and is housed within a restored XIX century building. This hotel is located at the heart of the tourist district in Madrid, near everything, yet in a quiet street. If you enjoy staying at the heart of the city at building with character and certain history, keep reading! Rooms

CoolRooms Atocha 4 stars

CoolRooms Atocha – Charming 4 star hotel near the Plaza Mayor with swimming pool

Hotel CoolRooms Atocha – Review The Coolrooms Atocha hotel is located in the center of Madrid and features a top-notch restaurant, a seasonal outdoor pool, a bar, and its own private gardens. This is one of the most romantic hotels in Madrid.  The hotel façade, with brass and scarlet decoration, illustrates what you find at the hotel: romantic art-deco decoration and carefully decorated rooms to ensure the ultimate romantic experience

Catalonia Puerta del Sol 4 stars

Catalonia Puerta del Sol – Wonderful 4 star hotel in the heart of Madrid

Hotel Catalonia Puerta del Sol – Review The Catalonia Puerta del Sol occupies an amazing XVIII century building in the historical city center of Madrid, just a few minutes from the Puerta del Sol. The Catalonia Puerta del Sol offers both a great location and a fantastic historical building.  You will stay at a palace where the old carriage access is the reception today and the fantastic courtyard of the

Catalonia Plaza Mayor 4 stars

Catalonia Plaza Mayor – Elegant 4 star hotel near the Prado museum

Hotel Catalonia Plaza Mayor – Review This elegant hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, 10 minutes from the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, and features a full gym and hot tub. Rooms The rooms are spacious, sleek, and modern, with minimalist decoration. All rooms are equipped with free WIFI, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with rain showers and modern fixtures. Services The Catalonia Plaza Mayor serves a buffet-style

Catalonia Las Cortes 4 stars

Catalonia Las Cortes – Luxurious 4 stars hotel in the Barrio de las Letras in the center of Madrid

Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes – Review The Catalonia Las Cortes is housed within a beautiful XVIII century building, 10 minutes from the Prado museum. The hotel has 65 rooms, decorated with parquet floor and antique style fursnishings.  Rooms All rooms are classically decorated and are equipped with air conditioning, free WIFI, and flat-screen satellite TV. The superior rooms and the suites feature antique furniture and authentic frescos on the ceiling.

Axel Hotel Madrid - Adults Only in Madrid

Axel Hotel Madrid – Adults Only – Modern 4 star hotel in Huertas district

Axel Hotel Madrid – Adults Only – Review The Axel hotel in Madrid is a gay-friendly hotel that offers an excellent design, a great location, and a superb rooftop terrace with a pool.  The hotel´s decoration is inspired by “La Movida” the social movement in Madrid during the 1980s  Rooms The Axel hotel Madrid has 88 rooms. The decoration follows the style of this brand, and all rooms at the

3-star hotels in Madrid: our 4 top picks

Room Mate Laura 3 stars

Room Mate Laura – Gorgeous 3 star hotel near the Royal Palace of Madrid

Hotel Room Mate Laura – Review The hotel Room Mate Laura is housed in a typical XIX century building in the heart of Madrid, right next to the Descalzas Reales Monastery, 400 meters from the Plaza Mayor. Rooms The Room Mate Laura offers 37 rooms both standard and duplex rooms with free WIFI, air conditioning, and flat-screen satellite TV. The rooms are spacious and modern, designed by acclaimed interior designer

BB Hotel Madrid Centro Puerta del Sol

BB Hotel Madrid Centro Puerta del Sol – Modern 3 star hotel in the heart of Madrid

BB Hotel Madrid Centro Puerta del Sol – Review This hotel offers great value for money and a superb location.  The B&B Madrid Centro Puerta del Sol is located just 100 meters from the Puerta del Sol. The hotel is located in a busy street, in a discreet, modern building.  Rooms The rooms are mid-sized,  all equipped with air conditioning, free WIFI, flat-screen TV, and a private bathroom with complimentary

Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini 3 stars

Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini – Excellent 3 star hotel with spectacular views of the Royal Palace

Hotel Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini – Review These designer suits are located right in front of the Royal Palace of Madrid and enjoy a rooftop solarium with spectacular views of the city. Rooms Rooms are very spacious. There are two different studio types, with a difference in size. In both cases the views to the Sabatini gardens is an option, so not all rooms have such views. Rooms that overlook

The best hotels in Madrid´s top districts

Top hotels in Madrid near El Prado Museum
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Top hotels in Madrid near El Prado Museum – Madrid’s amazing national art museum

The Prado museum is one of Spain´s top attractions and for sure a must-see things in Madrid. Since the Prado is located near other top attractions, it makes sense to stay at a hotel near the Prado museum

The Prado museum is one of the city´s´s top attractions. Masterpieces such as Las Meninas by Velazquez or Goya´s best paintings can be enjoyed at this famous museum.

Good news for the visitor: The Prado is located near the 2 other top art galleries in Madrid, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen . Not a bad idea to enjoy a hotel near the Prado museum to enjoy not just the art museums, but also the Retiro park, the most famous park in the city of Madrid

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