Best Hotels, B&B's and Hostels in Madrid

We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Madrid as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
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  • 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.

  • 4.7 Orfila Hotel Madrid

    Hotel Relais & Châteaux Orfila, Madrid

    CNN

    “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.”

  • 4.6 Sabatini Madrid

    Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini, Madrid

    Lonely Planet

    “Modern, spacious studios and suites are only half the story at this terrific property just down the hill from Plaza de España. Definitely pay extra for a room with a view over the lovely Jardines de Sabatini – simply brilliant.”

  • 4.4 Hotel Suecia Madrid

    Hotel NH Collection Innside Suecia, Madrid

    New York Times

    “After being shuttered for years the Hotel Suecia reopened in January 2014 as the Innside Madrid Suecia, a new concept hotel by the Spanish Melía chain for on-the-go travelers. The décor features blond woods and nubby fabrics; the building was once home to both the Swedish Cultural Institute and Ernest Hemingway. It has 127 rooms, an all-day restaurant and a fabulous roof terrace just one tranquil block away from the Paseo del Prado.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Madrid.

  • 4.6 Urso Hotel Madrid

    Urso Hotel & Spa, Madrid

    New York Times

    “Set in the central Alonso Martínez neighborhood, Urso Hotel & Spa is a chic boutique property in a restored early 20th-century palace replete with marble stairs, a wrought-iron balustrade and stained-glass windows.”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Madrid.

  • 4.5 Totem Hotel Madrid

    Tótem Hotel, Madrid

    New York Times

    “Since moving into tony Salamanca at the end of last year, Tótem has quickly become one of Madrid’s most coveted accommodations. Its 1920s-inspired décor features potted palms, blue velvet sofas and a Mediterranean restaurant inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Beautiful and Damned.'”

    Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Madrid.

  • 4.5 The Principal Hotel Madrid

    The Principal Hotel, Madrid

    New York Times

    “Combining comfort and style in the rooms with a prime address for business, culture and night life, the Principal has a lot going for it. For guests who like rubbing shoulders with a steady stream of Madrid’s creative class, just head up to the roof.”

  • 4.5 Hostel The Hat Madrid

    Hostel The Hat, Madrid

    Telegraph

    “The Hat hikes up the standard of Madrid hostels with the style of a boutique hotel and lots of good ideas for a comfortable, fun stay without paying silly prices. Sights, shops and restaurants are on the doorstep and there is a groovy bar up on the roof. Unsurprisingly, it attracts all ages.”

  • 4.5 TOC Madrid

    TOC Hostel, Madrid

    Telegraph

    “If you want to stay somewhere comfortable, fun and reasonably priced in the centre of Madrid, this new-style hostel might fit the bill. With double and family rooms as well as dorms, smart contemporary design and a handsome traditional building, the TOC is a refreshingly modern place to stay.”

  • 4.2 Emperador Hotel Madrid

    Hotel Emperador, Madrid

    CNN

    “The chief recommendation at The Emperador, certainly in the summer, would be the roof-top swimming pool. There’s a bar up there, too, and captivating 360-degree views of the Spanish capital.”

  • 4.3 Praktik Metropol Madrid

    Hotel Praktik Metropol, Madrid

    Lonely Planet

    “You’d be hard-pressed to find better value anywhere in Europe than here in this overhauled hotel. Rooms have a fresh, contemporary look with white wood furnishings, and some have brilliant views down to Gran Vía.”

  • 4.3 Room007 Ventura Hotel Madrid

    Room007 Ventura Hostel, Madrid

    The Guardian

    “Many city hostels occupy top spots, have a strong design ethos and offer more services than five-star hotels – all for a fraction of the price. Among the best of the best: Room 007 in the Chueca, Sol and Ventura neighbourhoods of Madrid.”

  • 4.7 Catalonia Les Cortes Madrid

    Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes, Madrid

    CNN

    “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.”

  • 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.”

  • 4.2 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.”

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Only You Boutique Hotel, Madrid

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Fodors, Telegraph

4.7
157 euro 140 gbp 195 usd 20670 jpy 152 cad 152 aud 1526 hkd 257 sgd 183 chf 1238 cny 1608 sek 1177 dkk 1519 nok

Hotel Relais & Châteaux Orfila, Madrid

Reccomended by:

CNN, Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.7
228 euro 203 gbp 282 usd 29892 jpy 219 cad 219 aud 2208 hkd 372 sgd 265 chf 1790 cny 2326 sek 1703 dkk 2196 nok

Apartosuites Jardines de Sabatini, Madrid

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet, Telegraph

4.6
85 euro 75 gbp 105 usd 11130 jpy 81 cad 81 aud 822 hkd 138 sgd 98 chf 666 cny 866 sek 634 dkk 817 nok

Hotel NH Collection Innside Suecia, Madrid

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.4
136 euro 120 gbp 168 usd 17808 jpy 131 cad 131 aud 1315 hkd 221 sgd 157 chf 1066 cny 1386 sek 1014 dkk 1308 nok

Urso Hotel & Spa, Madrid

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.6
141 euro 126 gbp 175 usd 18550 jpy 136 cad 136 aud 1370 hkd 231 sgd 164 chf 1111 cny 1443 sek 1057 dkk 1363 nok

Tótem Hotel, Madrid

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.5
145 euro 129 gbp 180 usd 19080 jpy 140 cad 140 aud 1409 hkd 237 sgd 169 chf 1143 cny 1485 sek 1087 dkk 1402 nok

The Principal Hotel, Madrid

Reccomended by:

New York Times, Telegraph

4.5
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Hostel The Hat, Madrid

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.5
16 euro 14 gbp 20 usd 2120 jpy 15 cad 15 aud 156 hkd 26 sgd 18 chf 127 cny 165 sek 120 dkk 155 nok

TOC Hostel, Madrid

Reccomended by:

Telegraph

4.5
19 euro 17 gbp 24 usd 2544 jpy 18 cad 18 aud 187 hkd 31 sgd 22 chf 152 cny 198 sek 144 dkk 186 nok

Hotel Emperador, Madrid

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.2
102 euro 91 gbp 127 usd 13462 jpy 99 cad 99 aud 994 hkd 167 sgd 119 chf 806 cny 1047 sek 767 dkk 989 nok

Hotel Praktik Metropol, Madrid

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.3
62 euro 55 gbp 77 usd 8162 jpy 60 cad 60 aud 602 hkd 101 sgd 72 chf 488 cny 635 sek 465 dkk 599 nok

Room007 Ventura Hostel, Madrid

Reccomended by:

The Guardian

4.3
14 euro 12 gbp 18 usd 1908 jpy 14 cad 14 aud 140 hkd 23 sgd 16 chf 114 cny 148 sek 108 dkk 140 nok

Hotel Catalonia Las Cortes, Madrid

Reccomended by:

CNN

4.7
102 euro 91 gbp 127 usd 13462 jpy 99 cad 99 aud 994 hkd 167 sgd 119 chf 806 cny 1047 sek 767 dkk 989 nok

Hostal Central Palace, Madrid

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.7
46 euro 41 gbp 58 usd 6148 jpy 45 cad 45 aud 454 hkd 76 sgd 54 chf 368 cny 478 sek 350 dkk 451 nok

Hotel Silken Puerta América, Madrid

Reccomended by:

Lonely Planet

4.2
107 euro 95 gbp 133 usd 14098 jpy 103 cad 103 aud 1041 hkd 175 sgd 125 chf 844 cny 1097 sek 803 dkk 1036 nok

FAQ

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
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
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
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.
Which Madrid hotel offers a great rooftop bar or rooftop restaurant?
Looking for a great view while having your dinner or drinking a beer? Hotel NH Collection Innside Suecia or Hotel Praktik Metropol, both have excellent rooftop bars.
How much does it cost to stay in a Madrid hotel?
For a 3-star hotel you have to pay around $120 per night and for a 4-star hotel you would be looking at $170 per night. If you're after a luxury 5-star Madrid hotel then you can expect to pay around $270 per night.
What are the best things to do in Madrid?
Madrid: Royal Palace Skip-the-Line Guided Tour. Enjoy an early access guided tour of the Royal Place in Madrid with a walk from Plaza de Isabel II. Visit the Private Royal Apartments and Royal Gardens. Price: $40.

Toledo and Segovia Tour with Alcazar Entrance from Madrid. Immerse yourself in the medieval majesty of Toledo, a UNESCO-listed site replete with historical monuments, and Segovia on a full-day tour from Madrid. With a knowledgeable guide, witness the arresting landmarks of each city while discovering fascinating historical facts. Price: $75.

Madrid Tapas and Wine Tasting Tour. Discover Madrid’s vibrant culinary scene on a delicious tapas tour. Stroll through the evening-lit streets with a guide and sample delicious tapas dishes at popular restaurants while learning about the local ingredients. Price: $89.

More things to do in Madrid

About Madrid

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, the 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 hotels, hostels and B&Bs in Madrid, then you should also check out our selection of recommended hotels in Barcelona or the best hotels in London.