Welcome to our ranking of Top 10 best hotels in Madrid.
For us, Madrid is a city that offers a wide variety of possibilities to the thousands of travelers who visit it every year. The great attractiveness of the city, its cultural, gastronomic, leisure and sports offer make it one of the favorite destinations for national and international tourism.
Among this wide variety of possibilities offered by the city also has a great role the hotel offer where the traveler can find all kinds of hotels in Madrid from the most exclusive accommodations located in emblematic areas of the city to budget and modest hotels with style. So whatever type of accommodation you are looking for you will find it without problems in the city.
In this case, if like us, you are looking for an extra point of design, interior design and spaces that will stay in your memories forever. We have prepared for you this list with 10 Hotels in Madrid that will not leave you indifferent. This is our selection, based mainly on what moves us in Lobo Studio, the architecture and design of both interiors and exteriors, but it is just a sample of the great selection of accommodations that the city offers.
The hotels in Madrid that appear on this list are part of it for its particularities and special charm so we will see what are the characteristics of each of them and why they have caught our attention. We also leave you the links to their website as well as some images.
1.- Hotel Riu Plaza España
If you are a lover of the Netflix series Élite, you will already know this hotel in Madrid and its emblematic glass walkway located at 117m high, in the highest part of the building.
It is a 4* hotel located in the Edificio España, in the middle of Gran Vía in the center of the capital of Madrid, opened in 2019 and has become the largest hotel in the city.
It has 583 rooms, as well as meeting rooms and a spectacular 360º terrace on the upper floors of the building with breathtaking views of the city.
The terrace (rooftop bar) located on the 27th floor of the hotel, is free access (with a small entrance ticket 5-10 € depending on the time), ie, you do not have to be staying at the hotel to go up to see the views or cross its now famous glass walkway.
The hotel is located in a majestic four-story Neo-Baroque style staggered silhouette building from 1953, with a height of 117m, which made it the tallest building in Spain for years.
If you have not yet located yourself, here are some photos that will make you understand why this hotel in Madrid is part of our ranking.
2.- Hotel Vinci Soho
This hotel in Madrid is located in the historic heart of the city, in the famous Barrio de las Letras, very close to Plaza Santa Ana, the Ateneo, Las Cortes and Puerta del Sol.
It consists of 5 old buildings protected by Heritage, in the center of the city and completely renovated.
The hotel has 169 rooms, but what really made us fall in love with it and made this list is the design and interior design of its spaces, which we will talk about next.
Designed by interior designer Alejandra Pombo, it is a space inspired by the world of dreams, theater and circus where anyone who enters the first floor of the hotel can be transported to "an imaginary place different from reality, where they can escape".
A carousel in the bar, some little horses that have escaped from the merry-go-round, a giraffe peeking out from behind the scenes or an old movie box office are some of the decorative elements that you can find in this hotel that will undoubtedly transport you to your childhood and will make you live moments you will never forget.
The NoMad Food & Bar terrace is also one of the spaces that most caught our attention at this hotel in Madrid. It is a space that evokes relaxation and nature, like an oasis in the heart of the capital. Its sensitive and lively decoration, with warm elements such as wood on the walls, the plants that fill the space on walls, ceilings, tables and planters and the green and neutral tones used in the furniture, make this terrace an ideal place to escape from the frenetic pace of city life.
The restaurant and terrace are open to the general public, so it is not necessary to be staying at the hotel to enjoy its design and its original gastronomic proposal.
3.- Hotel Urban
Located in the central area known as "Madrid de los Austrias", a 10-minute walk from Puerta del Sol, this exclusive hotel has 96 rooms, a swimming pool, terrace, bar and restaurant and 96 rooms with a decoration that combines modern style with art deco and ethnic decorative elements.
A modern and elegant hotel in Madrid, where upon arrival you will be surprised by its impeccable decoration, and the feeling of grandeur with large African sculptures presiding the hall.
It is a very modern building that stands out among the surrounding buildings for its black facade with reflective glass. Behind the huge reflective glass is the famous Glass Bar, a bar where all the elements and furniture are made of glass, even the floor.
The predominant colors in the hotel are black, silver and gold, with different ethnic sculptures, strategically located, that make elegance breathes in every corner of the hotel.
It is an interesting combination of styles that produces results like the ones you can see in the following images.
4 .-Cool Rooms Palacio de Atocha
This luxury hotel is located in a palace house from 1852, in the heart of Atocha street, in the Barrio de Las Letras in the center of the city, very close to the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Gran Via.
It consists of 34 palatial, large rooms, the smallest being 34m2 and the largest 104m2. The rooms are decorated in a classic-contemporary style where natural light plays a great role.
As in the other hotels that are part of this list, it has spaces with a very careful decoration, being the jewel of this one its Pool Garden, a garden with swimming pool that manages to evade the visitor after a long day visiting the city in a charming atmosphere of relaxation (The opening of the Pool Garden is from May 1 to September 30).
It is also worth mentioning its restaurant El patio de Atocha, where the fusion of traditional food of an eating house merges with the modernity of a bistro. With a menu that combines slowfood and organic cuisine.
Here are some images of the rooms and spaces that you can find in this centrally located palace converted into a hotel in Madrid.
5 .-Gran Hotel Inglés
This was the first hotel in Madrid, opened in 1886 and combines urban sophistication with the glamour of the 1920's. Located in the Barrio de las Letras district of Madrid, the hotel has 48 rooms with wooden floors and walls lined with quilted leather panels and bronze and crystal furniture that evoke the interior of a luxury art deco salon. The hotel has 48 rooms with wooden floors with walls lined with quilted leather panels and bronze and glass furniture that evoke the interior of a luxury art deco salon. A decor in warm neutral tones, whites, sands, terracottas and earth tones that reflect peace and calm.
A space to highlight in this hotel is its restaurant located on the first floor: LobByto, a space with large modernist windows, a large bar with circular shelves hanging from the ceiling and how could it be otherwise, a classic furniture that creates a magical atmosphere, which makes us believe that we have made a leap in time 200 years ago while we are still in the heart of Madrid in the XXI century. Where you can have cocktails or enjoy the gastronomy and the menu created by its Michelin-starred chef.
Here are some of the images of this hotel in Madrid so that you can be transported back in time as we have done.
6.- Bless hotel Madrid
This hotel in Madrid is located in Madrid's sophisticated Golden Mile, in the Salamanca neighborhood in a historic building designed by interior designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán.
It has 111 rooms with unique details in each of them, inspired by the elegant houses of the aristocratic Salamanca district of Madrid in the 19th century.
The floors of the rooms are of warm wood, they have large windows and a decoration with light and neutral colored walls that give prominence to the furniture and decorative elements that dress the walls of each of them.
One of the main attractions of this hotel is that on the first floor it has a lobby bar with an exquisite decoration that combines in the lounge space earthy colors that evoke relaxation and disconnection with vibrant colors that make the place a special space in which to snack or drink and enjoy walking in the heart of Velazquez street.
And if we talk about interior design, we can not overlook the SLVJ restaurant which is also located on the first floor of this hotel in Madrid, where you can live a lively evening in an atmosphere that transports you to Africa where the warmth of wood, earth tones predominates, the hanging decorative elements in natural material such as trunks and vegetation and in the center of the restaurant hangs from the ceiling a large golden rhinoceros that along with indirect lighting, music and gastronomic offer makes this an incredible space in the heart of Madrid.
7.- ONLY YOU BOUTIQUE HOTEL MADRID
Located in an old 19th century mansion, in one of the most avant-garde areas of Madrid, this hotel has an innovative decoration that makes it its own hallmark, combining its classic and monumental exterior with modern interiors. A work of interior design by Lázaro Rosa-Violán, a prestigious interior designer known for his taste and creativity.
This hotel could not be missing in our list, as it has even received several international awards for its design.
Its cozy and sophisticated environment created through spaces that represent different cultures, creates a link with the guest making him travel and discover new places within the same building. An explosion of colors that attract the eye to each of the spaces so as not to lose detail of any of them. From the entrance lobby, through the stairs, rooms, and its terrace with a spectacular wall of nature that gives the feeling of being in a forest.
It is difficult to highlight just one or a few rooms in this hotel, as it is a complete work of art.
Here you can get an idea with some images.
8- The Madrid EDITION
One of the most complete accommodations in Madrid, this hotel located in a quiet square surrounded by historic buildings near the Puerta del Sol, in the heart of Madrid has a large list of services worthy of a resort or hotel complex.
It has 200 rooms and suites with a careful decoration and design, where the white color predominates in all of them giving a sense of freedom and purity to the guest. The bedheads have an elegant design that evokes nature and purity due to their white color.
Of these 200 rooms, 2 of them are penthouse with 2 floors and private pool.
Among its facilities, the hotel has an outdoor rooftop pool with a warm wooden decoration combined with white tones that gives the sensation of being near the sea or on an island.
It also has 5 gastronomic spaces, all with different interior designs, including the colorful Jeronimo restaurant, the hotel's restaurant-oasis named Oroya, the Punch Room just off the lobby with subdued lighting and more sober and classic decoration, and the warm Lobby bar.
But if there is something in terms of design that has caught our attention of this hotel is the impressive giant white spiral staircase and the entrance to the lobby with a pink arched hallway a masterpiece of Ian Schrager that will not leave anyone indifferent.
9.- Pestana Plaza Mayor Madrid
The hotel is located in the most emblematic square of the city, in the historic center of Madrid in a baroque building that combines the baroque architecture of the seventeenth century with a sophisticated and modern decor.
Just for its location it deserved to be included in this ranking. But that's not all we value about this hotel.
The Pestana Plaza Mayor features a spa, an interior courtyard with natural light and a glass roof that creates a garden greenhouse atmosphere in the heart of the city, a colorful library, and a vibrant rooftop bar with a swimming pool and views of the city's most traditional neighborhood.
The colors that fill the hotel with light and the combination of decorative styles make this a charming place to get lost in and observe each of its corners.
10.- 7 Islands Hotel
This hotel is located between the Gran Via and the Malasaña neighborhood, is a totally different concept to all the other hotels that appear on the list, conceived as a house to feel at home when you are away from home, the Kikekeller studio has developed a design with a more boho-nordic decorative style, with a minimalist touch. It reminds us of a house near the sea in the heart of Madrid.
The rooms of this hotel are a clear example that often less is more, and the use of natural and less sophisticated materials in its decoration is what makes it unique, a timeless, sober and comfortable design that makes you feel at home.
This hotel has a traveling art exhibition inside the hotel as well as a gastronomic and cocktail offer in line with its mission: to be a place to enjoy the simple things and slow down.
Here we leave you with some images of this hotel in case you are thinking of relaxing away from home and feeling at home.
So far our ranking of the best hotels in Madrid. I hope you liked it and if you are looking for a hotel in Barcelona, I encourage you to see our ranking of the best hotels in Barcelona.