Best hotels in Madrid, Spain – including value accommodation at Room Mate Alicia & Hostal Gala and luxury stays at Ritz, Urban & La Selenza.


Best hotels in Madrid, Spain | Budget accommodation (€)

The first port of call should be, which specializes in budget accommodation and rates scores of options in the EUR30 to EUR60 a night bracket. For backpackers, both the highly-regarded Way Hostel (17 Calle de Relatores) and Hostel One Puerta Del Sol (2 Calle de la Victoria) are centrally-located, air-conditioned and small enough to have the personal touch.

Best hotels in Madrid, Spain | Mid-range hotels (€€)

For private rooms, Hostal Gala (15 Costanilla de los Ángeles) is fantastic. The ensuite doubles have a design flair, free WiFi and flat screen TVs for from EUR70 a night. Chic and Basic Mayerling (6 Calle del Conde de Romanones) is as the name suggests. The black and white colour scheme and outdoor sun deck are complimented by decent-sized rooms and great service. Room Mate Alicia (2 Calle El Prado) is also very cool, with a great central location and rooms for from EUR82.62 a night. It’s a perfect spot for impressing without breaking the bank. If you want a solid four star at a great price, then Hotel Agumar (7 Paseo de la Reina Cristina) is superb value at from EUR65 a night.

Best hotels in Madrid, Spain | Luxury hotels (€€€ to €€€€€)

Vincci Via 66 (66 Gran Vía, €€€) has a theatrical edge – designer mirrors, red velvet curtains and hip-looking rooms – married with marble bathrooms, twin washbasins and super-comfortable beds. Hotel De Las Letras (11 Gran Vía, €€€) has a real wow factor as you walk in but, mercifully, the rooms aren’t overdesigned. The restaurant and spa are highly rated too. Hotel Urban (34 Carrera de San Jerónimo, €€€€) distinguishes itself from five star monotony with an Art Deco look, outdoor pool, oyster bar, Egyptian Museum and collection of ancient art.

Lash out

ME Madrid (14 Plaza de Santa Ana, €€€€€) is celeb central. The luxury rooms and designer décor in a grand building are the main draw cards, although the super-hip rooftop bar is a clincher. La Selenza (67 Calle de Claudio Coello, €€€€€) in the shopper’s favourite district, Salamanca, gets the five star designer boutique vibe spot on. It has a Michelin-starred restaurant downstairs, while the rooms have colour, character and the usual deluxe trimmings. The Ritz (5 Plaza de la Lealtad, €€€€€) is the best bet for old-school grandeur.


Madrid hotel prices

Price brackets are based, roughly, on the starting rates that can be found in low season.

€ = under €80 a night

€€ = under €100 a night

€€€ = under €150 a night

€€€€ = under €200 a night

€€€€€ = over €200 a night.

The Madrid hotels above have been personally inspected – and recommended as being amongst the best in their price bracket – by travel journalist David Whitley. To look for other hotels in Madrid, try a Madrid hotel search with our booking partner,

Disclaimer: These hotels were inspected in July 2010. Things may have changed since then.

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