Choosing yours among many Madrid hotels is, along with the purchase of plane tickets, the most critical decision of your trip. You should search thoroughly to pick the lodging options that best suit your needs – and your wallet!
A Quick Note Before You Start
Before you continue reading, I am fully aware that suggesting a hotel for a friend or a relative is not always easy, not to mention for someone I’ve never met before.
You, as any other traveler, are unique and thus have different expectations and needs. That’s why there are no magic formulas. Some solutions may suit a person while not satisfying another one at all. That’s why this guide is only a list of tips, and does not provide universal choices.
You may be among those travelers that simply use their hotel as a place to sleep at the end of the day. On the contrary, you may believe that the hotels you pick are going to be an important part of your trip.
And then, there is the budget issue. Are you a rather frugal traveler or do you prefer to spend a little bit more on lodging rather than museum tickets or eating?
As you can see, it really depends. What some of you consider a luxury might be a basic and non-negotiable need for others.
Keeping this in mind, take these hotel suggestions as general orientations and decide if they suit your travel philosophy.
Madrid has a huge range of hotels, hostels and apartments to suit all budgets.
As well as browsing my Madrid hotel choices, each of which I’ve personally inspected, it’s worth searching at Booking.com and seeing if there are any special discounts or special offers available for the dates of your stay. You can also read reviews of Madrid hotels written by previous guests.
Here are my personal recommendations for Madrid hotels.
The Best Places To Stay In Madrid
Madrid is packed with great accommodation, but how to find the true standouts? If you’re looking to book a place to stay, you can’t go wrong with any of the Madrid hotels, hostels or apartments on this list. They’re at the top of their class for a reason, or, to be exact, several ones: location, service, facilities and value.
Here is a list of what I consider to be the best places to stay in Madrid.
Best Luxury Hotels In Madrid
Madrid has some fine luxury hotels, including offerings from top international hotel brands. I’ve personally inspected all the hotels in this category.
It’s no secret that hotels can make or break a vacation. From cleanliness, to amenities, to fluffy pillows and welcoming staff, hotels are meant to feel like a home away from home. Madrid’s best hotels are defined by grandeur, whether located in an 18th century mansion or attached to a top-notch restaurant. So if you want a little comfort in Madrid, have a look at the following list.
Best Boutique Hotels In Madrid
Madrid’s hotel scene is buzzing at the moment, so I am bringing you the best boutique hotels and stylish romantic retreats that Madrid has to offer. These hotels are so unique and beautiful that you do not want to leave your room. But still – you should!
I have handpicked selection of luxury establishments chosen for their unique credentials such as size, intimacy, service, exclusivity and location.
Holiday Properties In Madrid
There is an abundance of fascinating, charismatic holiday properties in Madrid available where you and your friends and family can base yourselves while exploring the city. As in other major Spanish cities, holiday apartment rentals are highly demanded in Madrid. The offer is abundant and scattered throughout the city.
Here’s some of my favorites and suggestions for you to explore.
Best Mid-Range Hotels In Madrid
Some of the best values in Madrid accommodations can be found in the mid-range bracket. Here’s where you’ll find hotels a step up from standard-issue high-end hotels, but with prices more affordable than those charged by the luxury chains.
This is a list of what I consider the best mid-range hotels in Madrid, in rough order of preference.
Best Budget Hotels In Madrid
Yes, you can find quality budget hotels in Madrid. But finding hotels that are pleasing and won’t break the bank requires a bit of searching. Not to worry, I’ve done the work for you! The offer is so wide that I found dozens of hotels offering clean, comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices.
Nevertheless, I managed to hadpick a list of what I consider the best budget hotels in Madrid in terms of location, services and rates.
Best Hostels In Madrid
Are you looking for a list of the best hostels in Madrid? The city is loaded with cheap, well-run budget accommodations, making the city a natural choice for backpackers.
Where you stay often shapes your view of the city. While the location of the hostel is important, it’s the hostel’s amenities that make your stay relaxing and fun. And don’t forget people, because making authentic connections with strangers makes up some profound memories, and it’s also the best way to experience another culture.