Top Madrid hotels (2024): Ultimate guide to where to stay

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In this section you will find my very own personal selection of Madrid hotels. Whether you’re looking for a luxury hotel with all the trimmings or a cozy budget hotel, you’ll find something to suit your taste and pocket.

Here are my personal recommendations for Madrid hotels:

My selection of Madrid hotels

I find that searching for accommodation and finding ways to save money when booking hotels to be the hardest part of holiday planning. There are so many gorgeous Madrid hotels, so many websites to book them on and lots of confusing reviews. The hotel is often the most expensive part of the trip so it’s extremely important to find a good one.

Before you continue reading, I’m 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. 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 suggestions, and doesn’t 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 Madrid 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 lodging recommendations as general orientations and decide if they suit your travel philosophy.

The best hotels 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 are 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 hotels in Madrid.

The 5 best luxury hotels in Madrid

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 of the 5 best luxury hotels in Madrid.

There you’ll find some fine luxury hotels, including offerings from top international hotel brands.

The 5 best boutique hotels in Madrid

Madrid’s hotel scene is buzzing at the moment, so I’m bringing you the best boutique hotels and stylish romantic retreats that Madrid has to offer. These hotels are so unique and beautiful that it will be hard for you to leave your room. But still – you should!

I have handpicked selection of the 5 best boutique hotels in Madrid.

These charming establishments made it to the list for their unique credentials such as size, intimacy, service, exclusivity and location.

The 5 best vacation rentals in Madrid

There’s 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. Thus, the offer is abundant and scattered throughout the city.

Have a look at what I consider the 5 best vacation rentals in Madrid.

The 5 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.

In this list you’ll see what I consider the 5 best mid-range hotels in Madrid.

The 5 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.

Well, there is nothing to worry about because 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 handpick a list of what I consider the 5 best budget hotels in Madrid in terms of location, services and rates.

The 5 best hostels in Madrid

Are you looking for a list of the best hostels in Madrid? I’m sure that your answer is “yes” because where you stay often shapes your view of the city.

The city is loaded with cheap, well-run budget accommodations, making the city a natural choice for backpackers.

While the location of the hostel is important, it is 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.

So if you’re looking for the 5 best hostels in Madrid, here are my top choices.

The 3 best Madrid airport hotels

If you happen to have a flight leaving in the early hours of the morning, a hotel near the airport may be a good idea…

Hotels located near Madrid’s Barajas airport are within striking distance of Spain’s biggest transportation hub as well as the IFEMA trade fair park and Palacio Municipal de Congresos de Madrid.

But, what are the best hotels near Madrid airport?

Here are the 3 best airport hotels in Madrid.

Book one of the top Madrid hotels

Madrid offers a wealth of options in all price categories.

As well as browsing my selection of Madrid hotels, I encourage you to search at and check if there are any special offers available for the dates of your stay. Believe it or not, it’s often the case (unless you plan to be in Madrid during the most demanded high season dates).

But most importantly, you can also read reviews of all the listed Madrid hotels written by previous guests, which will give you a clear overview of the accommodation.


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