best hotels in Madrid

Madrid is one of our favorite city vacations in Europe beloved for its cultural sites, vibrant arts scene and lovely restaurants. Also present in some of the best hotels in Madrid.

Once the home of the Duke of Santo Mauro, this mansion-hotel is a defining point in the central Chambéry neighborhood.

1. Santo Mauro, Autograph Collection

Madrid's plain grande-dame hotel based on a clever idea from King Alfonso XIII just before World War I - the fountains of Plaza Neptuno.

2. Westin Palace Madrid

Madrileños avoided the streets around Puerta del Sol, lamenting the deterioration of the grand downtown barrio that had become a massive construction site.

3. Four Seasons Hotel Madrid

Close to the boho Chueca district, on the edge of Gran Vía, one of the busiest squares, this hotel is home to some of Madrid's classiest party scene.

4. The Principal Madrid Hotel

Hidden behind a polished sliding door on Salamanca Street. A marble staircase leads to the great room and bathroom.

5. Hotel Único Madrid

After honeymooning at The Ritz in Paris and London, King Alfonso XIII wanted Madrid's own Ritz so much that he financed it himself.

6. The Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid

Family-owned 7 Islas is half hotel, half gallery, just off Gran Vía, one of the best places to shop in Madrid.

7. 7 Islas

8. The Pavilions Madrid

Hidden away in a quiet neighborhood near Plaza de Colón, this is one of those well-kept secrets for those looking for ample space on their city break.

9. Villa Magna

This famous address has attracted diplomats and celebrities for years. Its position on Paseo de la Castellana certainly helps.

10. Generator Madrid

Millennials aren't the only ones being drawn to this former parking lot and gas station near busy Gran Vía. It is one of the cool-host species.

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