Hotels in Madrid City Centre, Spain

by Patrick M. Lind
A street view in Madrid's city center

A street view in Madrid's city center

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Madrid’s city center hotels resemble its diverse culture and history in style and design. From historic palaces to modern art hotels, visitors have a wide range from which to choose. Since many of the hotels lie in different neighborhoods within the city center, each representing a different part of the capital’s lifestyle, they allow their guests to experience the variety of Madrid’s culture.

Adler Hotel Madrid

The upscale Adler Hotel Madrid is located in the fashionable Salamanca neighborhood in Madrid’s city center. Surrounded by boutique shops, galleries, chic bars and gourmet restaurants, it is a good choice for travelers wanting to experience Madrid’s most fashionable area. The hotel's interior mixes 19th-century design with contemporary style. Guests sleep in 45 elegant rooms and suites that come with private, naturally lit marble bathrooms; some rooms feature open fireplaces. The on-site restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. Upon request, guests have access to business services such as photocopying, faxing and printing.

The Westin Palace Madrid

The Westin Palace Madrid resides in a historic palace right at the Prado National Museum in Madrid’s city center. Built in 1912 by Spanish King Alfonso XIII, it opens to an opulent lobby area with colored-glass cupola, historic wall coverings, chandeliers and marble floors. The rooms have a traditional luxury design and feature high-speed Internet access; some rooms come with private balconies. An on-site, 24-hour fitness room and a sun terrace offer recreational opportunities. The hotel features a Chinese and a Spanish restaurant with breakfast buffet and a cocktail bar.

Hospes Madrid

Hospes Madrid welcomes guests to a 19th-century building near the Parque de Retiro. Guests sleep in 41 luxurious rooms that feature a light and airy ambiance in natural hues like mauve and tangerine, and they have private balconies. An on-site wellness area with indoor swimming pool, spa and gym offers recreational facilities amid the hustling city. The hotel has a restaurant serving organic seasonal cuisine in a stylish black-and-white design and a traditional Spanish tapas bar, which also serves breakfast. A patio lounge serves coffee and drinks in a relaxing environment.

Abalu Hotel

Abalu Hotel is situated on Calle Pez, a famous street with numerous small cafes and shops in the city center’s university district and close to many tourist sights. The small boutique hotel emphasizes modern style and design and is the perfect address for travelers wanting to get insight into Madrid’s contemporary art and design scene. Its individually designed rooms feature collected international design masterpieces, abstract art prints, fancy wall coverings and designer lamps. The hotel offers in-room spa services. The hotel serves breakfast, and numerous restaurants are found in the immediate neighborhood.

About the Author

Patrick M. Lind has been freelance writing since 2007 and has worked as an editor and journalist for ChicagoSporting.com. He received a Master of Arts in history from the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and has traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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