When you think of Madrid, you no doubt think of all the things that are expensive and sophisticated – classy restaurants, designer clothes stores, flashy cars, and luxury hotels. Madrid is home to some incredible luxury hotels, from historic gems to modern boutique accommodation. If you’re looking for lush design, Michelin-star restaurants and top quality spas, read on to discover the best five-star hotels in Madrid.
1. Hotel Villa Real
Set in the cultural heart of Madrid, this luxury hotel has a fine art collection. Each elegant room has an LCD TV and a CD player.
Hotel Villa Real is located in the Triangle of Art. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is just 150 m away. The Puerta del Sol, Plaza Cibeles and the Retiro Park are also nearby.
Hotel Villa Real is considered a classic among Madrid’s luxury hotels, decorated with wood and marble. The art collection includes Roman mosaics and Greek ceramics, some from the 3rd Century BC.
2. The Westin Palace Madrid
This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, within the Art Triangle. The Parliament is across the road, and the Royal Palace and Opera House within walking distance.
The Westin Palace offers elegant facilities only 300 m from the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia Museums.
The hotel is famous for its beautiful stained-glass dome. Here a fantastic buffet breakfast with music is served.
3. InterContinental Madrid
InterContinental Madrid is located on Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana Avenue, 150 m from Gregorio Marañón Metro Station. This converted 18th-century palace has an attractive restaurant with a garden terrace.
The spacious, air-conditioned rooms at the InterContinental feature classic-style décor. Each one comes with flat-screen satellite TV, a minibar and a private bathroom. Free WiFi is available.
The El Jardín Restaurant serves a daily buffet breakfast, and on Sundays there is an extensive brunch. Bar 49 offers a wide range of wines, cocktails and gourmet tapas.
4. Gran Melia Fenix
The Gran Meliá Fénix is a luxurious hotel located next to Plaza de Colón, in the Salamanca district of Madrid. It features elegant rooms and free Wi-Fi.
The spacious bedrooms at the Gran Meliá Fénix feature classic English-style décor. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, iPod station, pillow menu, bathrobes and slippers.
Facilities at the Gran Meliá Fénix include the Aduana Restaurant and Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas. In summer, dinner can be served on the terrace in Plaza Colón.
5. Hotel Villa Magna
The elegant Hotel Villa Magna offers exclusive rooms and suites in Madrid’s fashionable Salamanca area. The hotel boasts a spa, marble bathrooms and views onto Serrano Street or Castellana Avenue.
The large, luxurious rooms in Villa Magna Hotel have antique-style furniture and modern finishes. All rooms have laptop safes with in-built chargers. Some rooms have rain showers.
The Wellness Club at the hotel offers a range of treatments, including massage, spa area and a fitness centre offering cutting-edge cardio equipment.
6. Hotel Unico Madrid
Hotel Único Madrid’s Ramon Freixa – Relais Chateaux restaurant has 2 Michelin Stars. Located in Madrid’s Salamanca district, this restored 19th-century building offers free Wi-Fi, a modern gym and a charming garden courtyard.
This boutique hotel features unique avant-garde décor. Each stylish room includes flat-screen satellite TV, a DVD player and iPod dock. Bathrobes, slippers and a pillow menu are provided.
7. Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques
Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is located 300 m from Madrid’s Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre and the Cathedral. It features a seasonal rooftop pool and a terrace with panoramic city views.
Set on a 19th-century palace, Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is inspired by Velazquez’s famous paintings and has its own private lush historic garden. There is also a Thai Room wellness center and a 24-hour gym.
8. NH Collection Paseo Del Prado
Located on Paseo del Prado Boulevard and offering wonderful views of the Neptune Fountains, NH Collection Madrid Paseo del Prado offers free WiFi, an on-site restaurant, and gym with city views.
Spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV and Nespresso coffee machine. Their Indian marble bathroom comes with a rain-effect shower, bathrobes and slippers.
9. Wellington Hotel
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, the elegant Wellington Hotel in Madrid’s Salamanca district is just 100 m from Retiro Park. It has a spa with sensation showers and a hot tub, available for an extra charge.
The air-conditioned, soundproofed rooms at the Wellington all have free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, minibar, and a safety deposit box. The marble bathrooms have bathrobe and slippers. Some rooms include a Nespresso® coffee machine and electric kettle.
10. Hotel Puerta America Madrid
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. Guests choose from photos of available room designs on arrival. Rooms have 1 queen-size or 2 twin beds, and flat-screen LCD TVs.
11. Eurostars Madrid Tower
This sophisticated hotel is located in the 235 m high SyV Tower, and includes a gym and spa. All rooms have superb views of Madrid as well as free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs.
The Eurostars Madrid Tower can be found in the Cuatro Torres business area, on Paseo de la Castellana. Begoña Metro Station is just 100 m away, and nearby Chamartín Station offers easy access to the city centre.
12. Hesperia Madrid
Hesperia Madrid is situated on Madrid’s Paseo Castellana. The hotel’s stylish Santceloni restaurant has been awarded 2 Michelin stars.
The elegant rooms at the Hesperia Madrid include flat-screen satellite TV, a Nespresso coffee machine, a pillow menu and luxury amenities. Room service is available 24 hours a day and free WiFi in the whole building is featured.
13. Hotel Orfila
Hotel Orfila is situated in Madrid’s Chamberí District, less than 200 m from Alonso Martinez and Colón Metro Stations. Set in a 19th-century palace, it features a restaurant and tea room.
Rooms at Hotel Orfila are spacious and feature elegant, traditional décor with antique furniture. Each room has a TV and a minibar.
14. AC Palacio del Retiro
Hotel Palacio del Retiro, Autograph Collection is located opposite Madrid’s famous Retiro Park and 550 m from the Prado Museum. Set in a listed building, this stylish hotel offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
15. Urban Hotel Madrid
This boutique hotel houses a permanent display of art from Papua New Guinea. Hotel Urban has a small rooftop swimming pool open in summer, a terrace and a cocktail bar.
The hotel has beautiful design, and facilities include a gym.
16. Hotel Adler Madrid
Located in Ailingen, Hotel Adler is 4.5 km from Friedrichshafen. It offers bright and spacious hotel with free WiFi access.
Rooms feature a satellite flat-screen TV and desk. Each has an en-suite bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.
17. Hotel Ritz Madrid
Hotel Ritz by Belmond is across the street from the Monument to Fallen Heroes in downtown Madrid’s Retiro neighborhood. The hotel is decorated in baroque style and features a 24-hour fitness center and the Bodyna Wellness Centre, where you can pamper yourself with massages and body treatments. Goya Restaurant serves Spanish cuisine, and you can enjoy afternoon tea or champagne at Krug Bar.
18. Hotel Santo Mauro
The Hotel Santo Mauro, Autograph Collection is situated close to Madrid’s Paseo de la Castellana. Free WiFi is available in all areas.
Housed in the former residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro, the Santo Mauro exhibits an architecture with marked French influences. Especially spectacular are the old library, today transformed into a restaurant and the old ballrooms, which are used today as large meeting rooms. The hotel also has a sauna.
19. Gran Hotel Conde Duque
Gran Hotel Sercotel Conde Duque is located in the centre of Madrid.
The elegant, air-conditioned rooms at Gran Hotel Sercotel Conde Duque feature a private bathroom with a hydromassage shower and amenities. They also include a free laptop-sized safe, pillow menu, flat-screen TV and a portable Bluetooth speaker.
20. Radisson Blu Hotel Madrid
This boutique hotel is in the heart of the Art Triangle, opposite the Prado Museum and 500 m from Atocha high-speed Train Station. There is a spa and free Wi-Fi.
Guests can enjoy free access to the Radisson Blu Madrid’s spa centre. Here there is an indoor relaxation pool, a Turkish bath and a cardio gym.