Best Hotels in Madrid, Spain

This is a list showing the best hotels in Madrid as recommended by the most popular travel experts around the world from CNN, Lonely Planet, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see here combine reviews from several platforms, and it's always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
Madrid is the capital of Spain and also the largest municipality in the whole country. The city is the third largest city in the European Union where it lies ideally on the River Manzanares. The city is the political, cultural and economic center of the country making it one of the most important cities in the country.
The city of Madrid is a major global city as a result of its influence and contribution to politics, education, culture, science and arts, entertainment, fashion and media. As a result of the city’s high standard of living and economic output, the city is sometimes considered the financial center of Southern Europe.
Madrid is the home of some numerous international organization’s headquarters making it a hugely popular destination for investment and conferences. The city also hosts numerous major international regulators and promoters of the Spanish Language.
The preservation of the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods contribute to Madrid being a top tourist destination. Some of the city landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid, Royal Theatre, and the Buen Retiro Park. Other popular places of interest in Madrid include the Paseo del Prado and Prado Museum.
Through the recommended hotels listed below, you can easily find the best places to stay in Madrid, Spain.
If you like our list of design hotels in Madrid, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Barcelona or luxury hotels in London.


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Madrid?

Madrid is the central capital city of Spain that is noted for its manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro, elegant boulevards, and rich repositories of European art such as the Prado Museum’s works by Velázquez, Goya and other Spanish masters. The best neighborhoods in Madrid are:

Barrio de las Letras
Barrio de las Letras has been the city’s literary neighborhood for centuries and is now the home to many shops, restaurants and cool bars. It has a Plaza Santa Ana that is a busy centre during the day and is a great place to sit and observe the culture and the people of the city.

Chueca is one of the most vibrant and stylish neighborhoods of the city. The area is home to a host of shops, cafés, clubs, restaurants and cocktail bars, and is the centre of Madrid Pride that takes place at the end of June each year.

Malasaña is the neighborhood that was the centre of Movida Madrileña – a countercultural movement developed after dictator Francisco Franco died. The area is located just west of Chueca and is the hippest neighborhood of the city. It is filled with restaurants, bars, boutiques, vintage shops and nightclubs.

Las Salesas
Las Salesas is a neighborhood with restaurants, tempting cafés and designer boutiques that makes it a perfect place for a leisurely weekend.

Lavapiés is one of the most multicultural neighborhoods of the city with hip cafés, bars, cool street art and international cuisine. The area is an ideal place to check out local artists and take a street-art tour.

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4.7 Orfila Hotel Madrid

Hotel Relais & Châteaux Orfila, Madrid


“The Orfila is a converted 19th-century palace. Close enough to the Castellana to feel the pulse of the city’s main artery, set back enough to sleep quietly and stroll along sedate side streets.”

4.7 Only You Madrid

Only You Boutique Hotel, Madrid

New York Times

“Since opening in the fall of 2013, the Only You Hotel has quickly made a name for itself among design-conscious travelers and locals who frequent the lively bar. Besides the bar and restaurant there is a gorgeous sun-lit lobby atrium downstairs and 70 rooms upstairs with plush midnight blue velvet wall coverings and crisp white lacquered furnishings.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Madrid.

4.5 Hotel Ritz Madrid

Hotel Ritz, Madrid


“Many hotels claim to be legendary; this one actually is. When Alfonso XIII was married in 1908, he was dismayed that Madrid lacked hotels befitting his guests. He wanted a hotel equal to the Ritz in Paris or London, so he engaged César Ritz to consult on the design and lend his name.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Madrid.

4.2 Puerta America Madrid

Hotel Silken Puerta América, Madrid

Lonely Planet

“Give 22 of architecture’s most creative names (eg Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster, Ron Arad, David Chipperfield, Jean Nouvel) a floor each to design. The result is an extravagant pastiche of styles.”

4.7 Central Palace Madrid

Hostal Central Palace, Madrid

Lonely Planet

“Now here’s something special. The views alone would be reason enough to come to this hotel and definitely worth paying extra for – rooms with balconies look out over the Palacio Real and Plaza de Oriente.”

4.7 Catalonia Les Cortes Madrid

Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes, Madrid


“An elegant and ingeniously converted palace, Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes was once the residence of the Duke of Nobelejas. In some of the suites, guests will gaze up at frescoed ceilings.”