Jul 28, 2019 - Jul 29, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Where to stay in Madrid
Choosing a place to stay in the beautiful Spanish capital of Madrid can be a headache with so many things to see and do in this sprawling metropolis.
For those keen on being close to the city’s nightlife options the center of Madrid is the place to be. Puerta del Sol is around 30 minutes from Madrid airport and is just south of the famous Gran Via, the capital’s main thoroughfare, which is lined with superb buildings, shops, restaurants and nightlife venues, and close to the popular shopping street Fuencarral and the chic Chueca Square.
No matter where you opt to stay, however, everything Madrid has to offer is to hand thanks the excellent metro system, the second largest underground in Europe, with more than 230 stations across the city. Buses are also frequent on 200 routes, while three light railway lines operate like trams. Visitors can also considering renting a car in Madrid, particularly if they are venturing further afield.
Other areas worth checking out for accommodation include the historical area of Opera, home to the city’s Teatro Royal and close to the Royal Palace and the statues of the Plaza de Oriente, and the area of Salamanca and Serrano where designer stores abound and football fans can explore the glittering history of the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, home of Real Madrid.
With everything linked by the Madrid metro, all the city’s gems are within easy reach, which means there is no excuse for missing out on Madrid’s oldest and most iconic street market, the popular El Rastro, held every Sunday in the Embajadores neighborhood.
Hotels in Madrid City Center
1. Hotel Urban
An Art-Deco hotel, the five-star Hotel Urban is a luxury option with cultural attractions, shopping venues, fine-dining outlets and public transport access on the doorstep. The hotel features a gym, steam baths and a rooftop terrace, while business visitors are also well catered for thanks to the hotel's conference and business facilities.
2. Victoria 4
A three-star option in a prime location, the Victoria 4 is close to museums such as the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum as well as countless dining options and access to the city metro.
A budget two-star hotel in the heart of the city, the Hostal Oliver is just 30m from Plaza del Sol and Plaza Mayor, two of the most popular spots in the city, and only 50m from the nearest metro station and four of the network’s main lines.
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This city is so clean and beautiful. If you love architecture this is for you!
There is a saying in Spanish "De madrid al cielo". From Madrid to heaven. So true.
I loved it! It was awesome and the food is delicious, people are very nice and polite. Actually I can even recommend us the subway ! Very cheap. Of course it’s not the cheapest but it’s ok, you should visit Madrid! lots of places to go and if you can you should visit all Spain because is beautiful
When in Spain...you have to see Madrid. Although it isn't my favorite compared to other cities, it's worth it for the museums alone. Nice for backpackers, too.