I have traveled to Madrid several times. Alone, with friends, with family, there is one hotel that never disappoints me.
You will find out which one it is towards the end of this article, but if you want a clue, I will say only this: nice, pretty, comfortable, and attainable. Do you know to which category it might belong?
To write about hotels in Madrid, one has to research a lot! If you are going to search on your own, separate time in your agenda to look carefully for the hotel that better suits your budget, needs, travel plans, and ideal location.
And, if you are open to our advice, know that we have asked and read a lot! So, the following hotels are rated based on location, services, and platform ratings based Google Reviews and Booking.com.
This article has a hotel for every type of traveler, so I hope this facilitates your decision on where to stay in Madrid.
Top 3 Luxury Hotels in Madrid
There are a few luxurious places to stay in Madrid. And the two most famous hotels in this category are the Mandarin Oriental Ritz and the Four Seasons Madrid. Both are located in privileged areas, and staying there for the day would cost approximately €1,000.
However, while reading more and more blogs, the following three hotels kept popping up, so we dived deeper into them.
1. Thompson Hotel Madrid
Average price per night: €460
The Thompson Hotel Madrid is just five minutes from Gran Vía, with the Sol, Sevilla, and Callo metro station less than ten minutes away.
This luxury hotel in Madrid includes a 24h front desk, parking, a restaurant, room service, an airport shuttle, and Wifi. And it has been praised for its exceptional breakfast.
One of the coolest things about Thompson Hotel Madrid is its cocktail bar, Hijos de Tomás, which combines a vibe of Madrid in the 50s with the American speakeasies during the Prohibition years,
Another positive sign of a luxury hotel with top-notch service is that they care enough to answer every comment on review platforms.
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2. Rosewood Villa Magna
Average price per night: €900
People would come back to Madrid to stay at this hotel. That is how good it is; guests simply describe it as exceptional. So, if you are looking for a luxurious place to stay in Madrid, the Rosewood Villa Magna should be your choice.
The hotel is located in Salamanca, the high-end neighborhood of Madrid, famous for Calle Serrano, where you will find all the designer stores. The Rosewood Villa Magna is 10 minutes away from Serrano and Ruben Dario Metro station, which will take you to the city center.
The Rosewood is celebrated for its impeccable design, friendly staff, excellent restaurants, and infinite services like its well-equipped wellness center.
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Price per night: €550
With a location in Ibiza and Madrid, Bless Hotel is another luxury accommodation in Madrid that will keep you rested while you stroll around the city.
Bless offers its customers a wellness center with spa, beauty, and fitness services. In addition, it has a beautiful terrace that many customers have acclaimed in their Google reviews.
Of course, as any luxury in the hotel should have, Bless has a restaurant managed by the chef hispanic-venezuelan Fermín Azkue, famous for his conceptual restaurant Salvaje.
What else do people love in their reviews? Decoration, friendly staff, and comfortable location.
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Top 3 Unique Hotels in Madrid
4. Generator Hotel
Location: Gran Vía
Price per night: €30 - €130 (depending on the room)
The Generator Hotels describes itself as affordable luxury accommodation in Madrid. The style of this hotel in Madrid is bold and cosmopolitan and aims to attract Millennials and Centennials that visit the city.
The unique aspect of the Generator Hotel Madrid is its dynamic offer for single travelers, couples, groups, and even families. Besides offering private rooms, the Generator has 4 to 8 bed-dorms which are very suitable for people traveling on a budget.
For women out there that feel safer in an all-women’s dorm, this is an excellent option for your trip to Madrid; the fees start at €30 the night. However, while reading the reviews on Google, some complained about their roommates in the shared dorms, while most of those in private rooms had no problems.
Another attractive feature of Generator Madrid is its Group Booking service, which includes a coordinator that will ensure your Madrid experience is a success.
What else shouldn’t you miss? The Generator Madrid has PlayStations available for everyone, a bar, and a rooftop acclaimed by most people in Google Review.
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5. Urban Hotel
Location: Barrio de las Letras
Price per night: €400
What would make you feel unique in a hotel? What about being received by friendly staff with a glass of Cava ready for enjoyment? I would love a welcome like that!
And that is exactly what Urban Hotel in Madrid does for their clients. But what makes this hotel so unique is the feeling you are not in Madrid. Every room at Urbna Hotel is decorated with tribal and ethnological art; at times, you will feel as if you are closer to nature in the middle of Madrid.
Two of the most iconic features of the Urban hotel are the terrace and rooftop pool alongside their restaurant Cebo. The latter is a creation of Javier Sanz y Juan Sahuquillo, Michelin start winners.
On top of that, the Urban Hotel has been praised in Google Reviews for its friendly and welcoming staff.
Is this hotel in Madrid THE one?
6. The Social Hub Madrid
Location: Moncloa - Aravaca
Price per night: €150
The first time I walked by The Social Hub, I stopped walking. Madrid is a city of old buildings, and this hotel stood out in the middle of San Vicente road.
Located five minutes from the train station Principe Pio, a ten-minute walk to Plaza de España and Gran Vía. The location of The Social Hub is surreal, just like their hybrid concept of a hotel.
Once a place mainly for students, TSH is a hotel in Madrid that attracts ex-pats, young travelers, and students to be in a place where they will meet people and enjoy plenty of amenities.
Most of the Google Reviews praise the location and decoration, while there are some complaints about the staff.
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Budget & Backpackers
7. The Hat Madrid
Price per night: €41
If you read every article on Madrid hostels, you will always read about The Hat.
This Madrid hostel is next to Plaza Mayor, so the location is undeniably good; and one of the favorite things for previous visitors.
The Hat’s simple, minimalistic, and comfortable design suits low travel budgets and backpackers. Anyone could be a low-budget traveler, so their website asks you one key question before checking out the rooms: are you alone, with your partner, with your family, or with friends?
The Hat will have a space for everyone.
In addition to the great design and price, previous visitors have given beautiful comments on the breakfast, which is only €6. But their favorite feature is the lovely rooftop to grab drinks and meet people.
If you are a solo female traveler, The Hat also offers an all-women dorm and free tours to stroll the city with cool people.
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8. Sungate One
Price per night: €25 - €85 (depending on the room)
Winner of best Hostel Worldwide in 2018 and 2nd place for Best Hostel Chain in the World 2019, Sungate One is one of the best hostels in Madrid for solo travelers and backpackers.
Sungate One has free wifi, breakfasts, dinners, and tours. Most of the commentaries on the food said that the food was limited and breakfasts were mostly churros and bakery. But, if you are on a budget, good food is always welcome.
Reviewers highlight that the staff is friendly, and the rooms very comfortable for the price that is being paid.
To close up with Sungate One, some reviewers wrote complaints about a short-notice cancellation. So, to be sure, keep confirming your room until you get there!
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9. The Central House
Location: Lavapiés/ La Latina
Price per night: €45 (depending on the room)
The Central House is an attractive new hostel between Lavapiés and La Latina. Like The Hat and Sungate One, this hostel in Madrid also offers private rooms for couples and families traveling on a budget.
TCH offers single and doubled rooms and from 3 to 8 bed-dorms.
Google reviewers are pleased with the neat rooms, modern decoration, and free tours and events. In addition to that, The Central House offers lockers and a laundry room.
The only complaint people shared was high expectations of a kitchen. Some reviewers complained the kitchen made it difficult for solo travelers to connect with others, but to be honest, the website mentions breakfast, a cafe bar, and a 24/7 market with no kitchen.
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Ready to book your accommodation in Madrid? These nine hostels were the most mentioned in their category, and I truly hope one of them suits your needs.
If you need assistance booking your hotel in Madrid, just let us know, and we will be happy to help you!
PS: If you go for The Social Hub, eat at Misión! It’s a specialty coffee shop located initially in Malasaña, with its second spot in the TSH; their flat white and french toast are heavenly.
I will leave you our article on the best coffee in Madrid:
Coffee Shops in Madrid I wish I knew on my First Visit