Madrid Hotels

Insights from kimkim local specialists for our hand-selected hotels in Madrid, Spain
Travelers visit Madrid for its vibrant cultural scene, world-class art museums like the Prado, beautiful historic architecture, and lively culinary and nightlife offerings. For your stay, consider some of our hand-picked hotels, including the trendy 7 Islas Hotel, which allows you to immerse yourself in Madrid's art scene with rooms inspired by the creativity of local designers. Only YOU Hotel Atocha is another popular spot, offering convenience with the nearby Atocha train station and the natural beauty of Retiro Park, with eclectic amenities, including a bakery hut and a rooftop Asian fusion restaurant. For a room with a view, consider one of our picks in the Old Town, such as Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid, which places you directly on Plaza Mayor, where you can enjoy exclusive guest terraces and the luxury of a rooftop pool overlooking the city center.
7 Islas Hotel
· Comfort
You'll find yourself surrounded by creativity at 7 Islas, a boutique hotel and art gallery set in Madrid’s vibrant Malasaña neighborhood. The local Kikekeller furniture and interior design studio designed the entire property, infusing 7 Islas with a relaxed vibe. Its chic, minimalist rooms are...
Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid
· Comfort
Stay directly on Plaza Mayor at this Pestana hotel, part of the famous square's perimeter. The building is over 400 years old, but the hotel itself opened in 2019; today, it features restored 17th-century architecture and 21st-century amenities. The hotel's 90 rooms are comfy, but you can upgrade...
Only YOU Hotel Atocha
· Comfort
This Only YOU hotel sits right across the street from Atocha, so it's a great pick for those with a late train arrival or early departure. The hotel's design maintains its unique past, and you'll find lots of fun spaces, including breakfast served from a bakery hut, a barbershop, and a food...
CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha
· Comfort
CoolRooms is aptly named, as it is pretty cool. The building was once a 19th-century palace house, and you'll find its original staircase and decorative ceiling. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace, which also has a garden and outdoor pool. Sip drinks in the cocktail bar or enjoy dining in the cozy...
Petit Palace Posada del Peine
· Mid-range
This Petite Palace property, over 400 years old, welcomes you to sleep in Spain's first hotel. You can see one of the arched entranceways to Plaza Mayor from the hotel's front door, and you'll be within walking distance of other sites, such as the Royal Palace and Puerta del Sol. The hotel is...
URSO Hotel & Spa
· Luxury
Set in the northern reaches of trendy Malasaña and Chueca neighborhoods, URSO Hotel & Spa is housed in an early 20th-century palace. Today, the hotel has 78 rooms tucked into one four-story building. The decor reflects its Art Deco past, from the ornate masonry and beautiful decorative...
Hotel The Principal
· Luxury
Stay in Gran Vía's very first five-star hotel, one that upholds the property's exclusivity and elegance. Sleep well in stately rooms, some with balconies facing the famous avenue, and enjoy relaxing on the rooftop terrace—one of the best in the city. When hungry, explore the nearby districts...
Photo courtesy of Hotel Regina
Hotel Regina
· Mid-range
The Hotel Regina is rich in history, as it opened in 1918. It blends the building’s heritage with a curious mesh of classic and contemporary aesthetics, such as the abundance of modernist art paired with vintage furniture. The hotel resides in a six-story building with 180 rooms–penthouse suites...
Gran Hotel Inglés
· Luxury
Gran Hotel Inglés offers comfort and history as the first luxury accommodation in Madrid, opening in 1886. Enjoy the Art Deco ambiance in the lobby, with its cocktail and sherry bar, plus a breakfast buffet and afternoon tea service. The onsite restaurant features a gourmet tapas menu and puts a...
Room Mate Alba
· Comfort
Sleep in the most historic neighborhood in Madrid, the Literary Quarter, where you'll find an endless list of traditional tapas bars and restaurants. Room Mate Alba, opened in 2020, features a traditional Spanish facade exterior and a newly renovated, modern interior with antique charm and Art...
Hotel Vincci The Mint
· Comfort
Bright, bold, and vintage, this hotel is a great mid-range choice directly on the beautiful Gran Vía. Channeling the famous avenue's glamorous past, the hotel feels like a glitzy step back in time. Enjoy the lobby bar, cozy lounge, and onsite gastropub, or head up to the rooftop terrace for...
Villa Real Hotel
· Luxury
Enjoy a convenient location right on Plaza de las Cortes—within walking distance of sites like Neptune Fountain, El Retiro Park, and Puerta del Sol—while staying at Villa Real Hotel. Housed in an early 20th-century building with six floors, Villa Real has 115 guest rooms. The decor is elegant and...
Only You Boutique Hotel
This might be Madrid's coolest boutique hotel; a 19th-century mansion converted into a stylish, hip, and eclectic accommodation that feels like a resort with so many eateries and common spaces. The lounge was once the old Padrino book shop, and the property holds on to that cozy past. You'll also...
Hotel Francisco I
Right on Calle del Arenal (one of Madrid's most popular pedestrian streets) and just down the street from the famous Chocolatería San Ginés, Francisco I Boutique Hotel is stylish and comfy. You'll enjoy breakfast in the inner courtyard but can also sip a cocktail from the lobby lounge or relax in...
Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid
Enjoy your stay in Salamanca, one of the poshest neighborhoods in Madrid and within walking distance of sites like El Retiro Park, Prado Museum, and Gran Vía. The hotel's spa is beautiful and spacious, with body treatments, a soaking tub, a Finnish spa, and a Hamman. If you like to enjoy your...
Oriente Palace Apartments
Occupying the fourth and fifth floors of a restored building and across from the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Oriente Palace Apartments comprises 12 apartments with easy access to cultural sites. The location influences the decor: units have a regal air, with polished hardwood floors, chandeliers,...
Artrip Hotel
Stay in the hip Lavapies neighborhood on its main street lined with tapas bars and local shops. Enjoy experiencing a residential area while still being able to walk to many city sites, like El Rastro flea market and El Retiro Park. The rooms are simple, but the value and staff are...

Hotel Advice for Madrid, Spain

Family-friendly hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid)
The 6 Best Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is an excellent city for family trips, with so many activities that kids will love, such as rowing boats in Retiro Park, exploring the royal palace, and eating churros at Chocolatería San Ginés. At the end of the day, you'll find several hotels that support families with amenities like pools, restaurants with kid-friendly grub, and spacious rooms (some with bunk beds).

Stay in Pestana Plaza Mayor for a stay right on Plaza Mayor
The 6 Best Boutique Hotels in Madrid

Choosing a boutique hotel is an excellent way to experience hints of Madrid's glamorous past. Many of these properties channel the city's history, offer that personal feel, and provide amenities like trendy cocktail bars, cozy fireside lounges, and stylish eateries, plus excellent locations in the city center.

Historical hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Gran Hotel Inglés)
6 Best Historical Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a city full of fascinating history, and many hotels maintain glimpses of its past. What makes the best historical hotels in Madrid so great is the location in the city's core, meaning you'll be within walking distance of nearly all the historical sites, like Plaza Mayor, Gran Vía, Puerta del Sol, and the charming Literary Quarter with its traditional taverns.

Rooftop hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Hotel Vincci The Mint)
4 Best Rooftop Hotels in Madrid

With an impressive skyline mixing old and new, a rooftop terrace in Madrid allows you to view the city's history from above. Some of the best rooftop hotels in Madrid offer those incredible views with a few other perks, such as bars, lounges, sundecks, events, and even swimming pools.

Mid-range boutique hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Only You Boutique Hotel)
The 6 Best Mid-Range Hotels in Madrid

Boutique hotels offer a slightly elevated atmosphere that feels personal, cozy, and historical at the same time, but you don't need to spend a lot to enjoy this type of stay. Some of the best mid-range boutique hotels in Madrid offer similar amenities to those in the luxury range, plus they're centrally located, making it easy to explore the city on foot.

Hotels near Plaza Mayor in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid)
The 5 Best Hotels Near Plaza Mayor in Madrid

One of the best places to stay in Madrid is near the city's historic and central Plaza Mayor. There are many perks to the area around this 16th-century square, including beautiful architecture, plenty of shops and eateries, and regular events and activities. You'll be within walking distance to nearly all the main city sites and find plenty of accommodation options that fit any budget.

Luxury boutique hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Gran Hotel Inglés)
The 5 Best Luxury Boutique Hotels in Madrid

You'll find much of Madrid's glamorous past in its luxury boutique hotels, many set on or near the city's famous boulevard, Gran Vía. Besides excellent locations, some of the best luxury boutique hotels in Madrid offer unique perks like rooftop terraces and in-house spas, so you get both a personalized and elegant experience.

Luxury family-friendly hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of URSO Hotel & Spa)
The 3 Best Luxury, Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Some of the best luxury family-friendly hotels in Madrid offer those necessary perks that make it a little easier to travel with your brood. With these amenities, you can explore the city, then return to your comfy hotel for plenty of entertainment, like splashing around in the pool, eating conveniently at on-site restaurants, and hanging out on a rooftop terrace.

Standard hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Room Mate Alba)
The 5 Best Standard Boutique Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a beautiful and diverse city with plenty of accommodation options that don't require you to splurge. Some of the best standard boutique hotels in Madrid are in our favorite neighborhoods, including the historic Literary Quarter, the central Sol, and the hip Lavapies. All our picks put you within walking distance of numerous city sites and still provide amenities like breakfast buffets and cozy lounges.

Mid-range family-friendly hotels (photo courtesy of (Photo courtesy of CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha)
The 3 Best Mid-Range Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

When traveling with family, those kid-friendly perks that make the trip a little easier can be worth it, such as convenient restaurants right on the property and a swimming pool to keep everyone entertained. Some of Madrid's best mid-range family-friendly hotels offer those amenities, plus an excellent location.

Mid-range hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Only YOU Boutique Hotel)
The 3 Best Standard Family-Friendly Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is an excellent choice for a family trip, as this diverse city offers plenty to see and do, plus a few accommodation options that don't require a splurge. Some of the best standard family-friendly hotels in Madrid are in our favorite walkable neighborhoods, meaning even shorter legs can enjoy all the sites. Our top picks are affordable, keep you centrally located, and still provide family-friendly amenities like breakfast buffets and cozy lounges.

Luxury hotels in Madrid (Photo Courtesy of The Principal)
5 Best Historical Luxury Hotels in Madrid

If you want to elevate your trip to Spain, Madrid is an excellent city for luxury, five-star hotels with a unique history. Many of the best historic luxury hotels in Madrid are full of stories from the past and offer perks like elegant rooftop terraces, on-site gourmet restaurants, and full-service spas. We also love our picks because they're all walkable to nearly all the main sites, with many of them either on Gran Vía or just steps away from the city's famous boulevard.

Mid-range historical hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid)
4 Best Mid-Range Historical Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a city filled with a fascinating and varied history. To make your travels into Spain's past a bit more unique, you can stay at one of Madrid's historic hotels. We love this lodging category because you'll find several options for mid-range budgets while still getting those unique perks, like historical buildings, boutique properties, on-site eateries, and outdoor pools.

Historical Standard Hotels in Madrid (Photo courtesy of Room Mate Alba)
The 4 Best Historical Standard Hotels in Madrid

Madrid is a city that lends itself to any budget, providing plenty of genuinely incredible hotels in the standard category. One thing will love about these hotels is that they preserve the city's amazing history. In fact, one of the best historical standard hotels in Madrid is over 400 years old. Plus, you'll find our picks throughout the city center, so you'll be within walking distance of nearly all the sites.

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