Boutique Hotels in Madrid

It's been a good 7 years since we've been to Madrid but we'll be heading back in a couple of short months. We're 95% certain that we have a hotel room lined up but, just in case, I've been poking around at other hotel options in the city. Listed below are a few hotels you might want to consider the next time you book a trip. Most are boutique-style hotels with rates roughly between $130 - $200 night. As you'll see, we tend to favor more modern hotels although we're fine with traditional hotels, too.

Room Mate Hoteles - This Spanish chain has four hotels in Madrid, each one with its own style. All four hotels lean towards a modern and minimalist look. The Mario Hotel, located near the Teatro Real, have rooms with funky designs, some a bit dizzying. Rates at The Mario start at 90 Euros while the Laura, located not too far from Puerta del Sol, starts at 80 Euros. Online reviews seem to be quite favorable for the hotels.

Hoteles Quo is another Spanish chain with several hip hotels in Madrid. Hotels range from five-star to three-stars although even their five-star, Puerta Del Sol, is reasonably priced in its class. When booking online, be sure to scroll down and look at all rates. A recent search showed a 188 Euro rate at the top but, about 5 rates down, a "Promo Rate" of 138 Euros.

Hotel De las Letras was built in 1917 but the interior doles up a mix of modern and traditional styles. Online reviews suggest booking a superior room rather than a basic room although rates can vary quite a bit. The hotel is off the Gran Via and near Plaza Cibeles.

On a completely different note, if you're in town for business, one hotel I recommend is the MeliĆ” Castilla, near Paseo de la Castellana. This is a business area and is not as central as the other hotels that I've recommended. The two times I stayed there, I found the hotel particularly comfortable. Having stayed in other MeliĆ” hotels before, I can vouch for their quality. If you're looking for cozy, pass on the Castilla as the hotel has 915 rooms. Cheap? Not quite but not unreachable, particularly if your company is paying. Standard rooms start at 180 Euros although rates have been seen as low at 99 Euros.

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