After two great week-long travels to the regions of Catalonia (2014) and Andalusia (2016) in Spain, Madrid is planned as our next destination in Spain.

To prepare better I decided to explore what are our options, this time staying in the city center.

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Madrid City Center is a great choice for travelers interested in tapas, architecture, and parks.

In today's article, I've listed top 14 5-star luxury hotels in Madrid, Spain

Disclosure: hotels listed below contain links to Booking.com, by clicking on links on this page and by making a reservation on Booking.com site, I might earn an affiliate income, at no cost to you.

NH Collection Madrid Paseo del Prado

NH Collection Madrid Paseo del Prado

Located on Paseo del Prado Boulevard and offering wonderful views of the Neptune Fountains, NH Collection Madrid Paseo del Prado offers free WiFi, an on-site restaurant, and gym with city views.

Spacious, air-conditioned rooms feature a flat-screen TV and Nespresso coffee machine. Their Indian marble bathroom comes with a rain-effect shower, bathrobes and slippers.

Set in a 19th-century, Neo-Baroque palace, the hotel building still has some of its original features.

Tapas by Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero are served at Estado Puro Tapas Restaurant, which also has a terrace overlooking the Neptune Fountains.

Guests can also enjoy the hotel's Antiox healthy buffet breakfast. The hotel also offers a tea and wine bar.

Prado Museum and Thyssen Museum are both less than 5 minutes’ walk from the hotel. Reina Sofia Museum is 10 minutes’ walk away.

Price: ~ EUR 150 Book this hotel on Booking.com

NH Collection Madrid Suecia

NH Collection Madrid Suecia

Featuring a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city, NH Collection Madrid Suecia is located in central Madrid, beside the Círculo de Bellas Artes Cultural Center and Gran Vía.

Modern, air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and a mini-bar. The private bathroom includes a rain shower.

The hotel’s Casa Suecia Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine. You can also enjoy a drink at the lounge cocktail bar or on the rooftop terrace.

Meeting and event spaces are available at the hotel, and you will also find an on-site fitness center.

Originally opened in the 1950s by the Swedish royal family, NH Collection Madrid Suecia has hosted guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevara.

Price: ~ EUR 140 Book this hotel on Booking.com

VP Plaza Espana Design

VP Plaza Espana Design

Located in Gran Via, in Madrid city center, VP Plaza España Design offers 5-star accommodations with parking, a wellness center, and a seasonal pool.

All rooms in this stylish hotel offer an exclusive décor and are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi, and a desk with a coffee machine, and a private bathroom with shower and bath tub, including free high-end toiletries and bathrobe. Some rooms include a terrace.

Guests at the accommodations can enjoy a buffet breakfast, or have a meal at Botania, the Mediterranean restaurant located on-site. Guests can also relax after work at the Ginkgo Sky Bar, enjoying the stunning view of Madrid City.

VP Plaza España Design offers 1400 square yards of meeting and conference-rooms, as well as green areas and parking.

Price: ~ EUR 211 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Gran Hotel Inglés

Gran Hotel Inglés


Located in the Barrio de las Letras, Gran Hotel Inglés is set on a 19th century building, and offers 5* accommodations 300 m from Puerta del Sol and only 601 m from the main museums.

All rooms feature a stylish décor reminding its original art-decó style. They are all fitted with a seating area, and flat-screen TV.

Guests can enjoy an à la carte buffet breakfast with hot and cold options.

Lobo 8 is the restaurant from Willy Moya Chef, it offers a modern view of Mediterranean cuisine. Guests can also enjoy a meal at the cocktail-bar LobByto located at the hotel’s hall.

The Gran Hotel Inglés also offers business facilities such as conference or meeting rooms. Wellness services can also be provided at their wellness center, Egoïste.

Price: ~ EUR 340 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Westin Palace Hotel

Westin Palace Hotel

This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, within the Art Triangle. The Parliament is across the road, and the Royal Palace and Opera House within walking distance.

The Westin Palace offers elegant facilities only 302 m from the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia Museums.

The hotel is famous for its beautiful stained-glass dome. Here a fantastic buffet breakfast with music is served.

Rooms at the Palace are elegant and modern. They have the award-winning Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath. There is also antique furniture and an internet TV.

Cocktails, coffees and aperitifs are offered in the Palace Bar, under the dome. Offering live music, the bar was made famous by Ernest Hemingway in his novel The Sun Also Rises. 

Price: ~ EUR 262 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid

Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid

Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid is located in the heart of Madrid and features a 24-hour gym, a bar and on-site dining. Gran Via Metro Station is 150 m away. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

Each room is stylishly decorated featuring custom designed furniture, city views, functional work areas, 55-inch TV, air conditioning, and heating. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries, bath or shower, and hairdryer.

A buffet breakfast is served daily at the property and in the summer months, there is a secret rooftop bar with panoramic views. Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid also features a music studio, Ondas, where guests can enjoy a vermouth or gourmet coffee while listening to some foot-tapping tunes or enjoy a light snack.

The property has a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service and books and magazines about Madrid are available in the lobby.

A 7-minute walk will take you to Puerta del Sol while El Retiro Park is 0.9 mi away. Madrid-Barajas Airport is a 45-minute metro ride away. 

Price: ~ EUR 226 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Hotel Villa Real

Hotel Villa Real

Set in the cultural heart of Madrid, this luxury hotel has a fine art collection. Each elegant room has an LCD TV and a CD player.

Hotel Villa Real is located in the Triangle of Art. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is just 150 m away. The Puerta del Sol, Plaza Cibeles and the Retiro Park are also nearby.

Hotel Villa Real is considered a classic among Madrid’s luxury hotels, decorated with wood and marble. The art collection includes Roman mosaics and Greek ceramics, some from the 3rd Century BC.

Rooms at the hotel are soundproofed, and have a laptop safe and a mini-bar. Some rooms have a sofa or a balcony.

The hotel’s East 47 restaurant serves creative Mediterranean food, tapas and cocktails.

Guests have free access to the swimming pool at the Hotel Urban, open in summer. The hotel is also pet friendly. 

Price: ~ EUR 220 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques 

Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is located 300 m from Madrid's Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and the Cathedral. It features a seasonal rooftop pool and a terrace with panoramic city views.

Set on a 19th-century palace, Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is inspired by Velazquez's famous paintings and has its own private lush historic garden. There is also a Thai Room wellness center and a 24-hour gym.

Rooms and suites at this hotel feature elegant decor, a 49-inch LED-TV, iPhone docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and free WiFi. The private bathroom includes a rain shower, bath, heated floors, and Clarins free toiletries.

Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques offers 3 restaurants serving Spanish and French cuisine and wines. There is also a cocktail bar and a tea corner.

Plaza Mayor is 500 m from Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques and Sabatini Gardens are 300 m away. The Prado Museum is 20 minutes’ walk away. There is private parking on site. 

Price: ~ EUR 294 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Hotel Urban

Hotel Urban

This boutique hotel houses a permanent display of art from Papua New Guinea. Hotel Urban has a small rooftop swimming pool open in summer, a terrace and a cocktail bar.

The hotel has beautiful design, and facilities include a gym.

The hotel features a Michelin-starred restaurant: CEBO, with Aurelio Morales as the main chef. There is also a cocktail-bar on the roof-top terrace "La terraza del Urban", and a gastro-pub Glass-Mar with chef-made tapas and cocktails.

The décor of the hotel and the rooms includes special lighting, natural wood and stone and Oriental art. All rooms are soundproofed and offer free wired internet, a flat-screen TV and a DVD player.

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Gallery is 200 m away. Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s main square, is just 300 m away. 

Price: ~ EUR 233 Book this hotel on Booking.com

URSO Hotel & Spa

URSO Hotel & Spa

Set in a restored palace, URSO Hotel & Spa is 5 minutes’ walk from Alonso Martínez Metro Station. It offers elegant rooms, free WiFi, a spa and gym.

Decorated with stylish, designer details, the rooms come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and a mini-bar. Each one has a private bathroom equipped with a bath and shower, as well as slippers, bathrobes, toiletries and a hairdryer.

The hotel spa includes a water area, hamman, massage service and a gym.

The on-site restaurant Media Ración offers local cuisine and tapas. Many dining options are also available in the surrounding streets. Serrano, a popular shopping area, is just 15 minutes’ walk from the URSO Hotel & Spa.

Staff at the 24-hour reception can provide tourist information and a ticket service. Madrid’s Puerta del Sol and the Retiro Park can be reached in under 20 minutes on foot.

Price: ~ EUR 200 Book this hotel on Booking.com

The Principal Madrid

The Principal Madrid

Iconic views of Madrid’s Gran Via Avenue are offered at the elegant rooftop terrace and Atico restaurant/cocktail bar of The Principal Madrid. This luxurious boutique hotel offers a gym, and stylish rooms and suites.

The Wellness Suite with sauna can be booked entirely and exclusively for couples or individual treatment sessions. Some room and suite types include free access to Wellness Suite services.

Spacious air-conditioned rooms and suites all have a TV with cable and satellite channels. Each has a desk, safe, mini-bar and private bathroom with a hairdryer. Just a few of the extras in certain rooms or suites include butler service, and Nespresso coffee machines.

Apart from spectacular views, the hotel’s Atico restaurant/cocktail bar offers avant-garde haute cuisine and classic cocktails in a laid-back atmosphere of modern loft club with glamorous original architecture from 1917.

Located at the heart of Madrid, the hotel is surrounded by an array of entertainment, dining and shopping options, and is just 400 m from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. 

Price: ~ EUR 264 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Barceló Torre de Madrid

Barceló Torre de Madrid

Set in Madrid’s Plaza de España Square, Barceló Torre Madrid offers elegant rooms with free WiFi, an indoor pool and on-site restaurant. Plaza de España Metro Station is right beside the hotel.

Modern, spacious rooms come with large king-size beds, air conditioning, a 42-inch TV and a laptop safe. Their private bathroom comes with a rain-effect shower and hairdryer.

As well as an indoor pool, you will find a fitness center, sauna and therapy rooms for massages.

Barceló Torre Madrid’s restaurant offers á la carte meals. Guests can also enjoy a bar with a DJ.

Price: ~ EUR 189 Book this hotel on Booking.com

NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa

NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa

Set in a restored, 19th-century palace, NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa offers a 24-hour gym, free WiFi and on-site restaurant. Puerta del Sol is 350 m away.

Elegant, spacious rooms come with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning and a mini-bar. The modern bathroom includes free toiletries.

The hotel was built in a Neoclassical style and you can still see the remains of the historical canal system inside.

The hotel has an elegant and contemporary restaurant. Breakfast includes a wide range of quality products.

Located in Madrid’s Las Letras District, the hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Plaza Mayor Square and 15 minutes from the Royal Palace.

Sol and Anton Martín metro stations are both a 5-minute walk away. The Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Art Center and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum are within 0.6 mi of the hotel. 

Price: ~ EUR 197 Book this hotel on Booking.com

Melia Madrid Princesa

Melia Madrid Princesa

With views of the Royal Palace, Meliá Princesa is a luxury hotel located in Madrid, 8 minutes’ walk from Plaza España and Gran Via. It offers a gym and modern rooms with flat-screen satellite TV.

The stylish rooms at the Meliá Madrid Princesa includes a private bathrooms with a hairdryer.

The hotel's restaurant features an elegant design and offers international gastronomy. There is also a bar integrated in the reception.

The upper floors of the hotel are dedicated to The Level exclusive rooms, with panoramic views over the city or the mountains as well as specific superior services and facilities such as a wellness area or an indoor pool for adults only. Guests can enjoy elegant and spacious rooms with pillow menu, private check-in and check-out space, Nespresso space, concierge service and high quality and exclusive bathroom amenities and toiletries, organization of activities around the city, a private area with drinks and snacks and private show cooking, press in the lounge, etc.

Oeste Park and the beautiful Debod Temple are 7 minutes’ walk from the Meliá Princesa. Ventura Rodríguez Metro Station, located next to the hotel, provides links to the center of town in around 10 minutes. 

Price: ~ EUR 179 Book this hotel on Booking.com