Where to Stay in Madrid in 2017: The Ultimate Guide to the 10 Best Areas and 30 Top Value Hotels

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Top areas and hotels in Madrid

Where to Stay in Madrid in 2017: The 10 Best Areas and The 30 Best Value Hotels


If you are heading to Madrid, you will be surely looking for the best place to stay, so we have built an extensive guide, which highlights the pros and cons of the top 10 areas in Madrid and guides you to the best value hotels in them. 


Here is the quick reference of the best hotels in each area of Madrid:

Puerta De Sol: Apartamentos Gavirental Puerta del Sol , Hotel Preciados, San Bernardo Rooms

Cortes: Hotel Vincci Soho, The Westin Palace Hotel , Hotel Regina

Gran Via: Dear Hotel Madrid, The Principal Madrid Hotel

La Latina: Hostal Tirso Plaza , Hotel Posada del León de Oro.

Malasana: Abalú Boutique & Design Hotel.

Chueca: Petit Palace Ducal Hotel , Only YOU Boutique Hotel

Huertas/Las Letras: Guesthouse Hostal Madrid Star , Apartamentos Madrid Huertas , Matute 11 Suites 

Lavapies:  Pensión Magdalena, Tirso de Molina Suites and Catalonia Atocha

Salamanca: Wellington Hotel 


Below you can find a map with the 10 best areas of Madrid to stay, so that you have a visual representation of where they are. Click on the map to get it in a Google maps format.


A Detailed Analysis of the Best Value Hotels in the 10 Top Areas of Madrid



Spain’s capital is a vibrant, lively city that never sleeps. From its world-renowned art museums, to picture-perfect parks to its abundance of tapas bars and sophisticated wines, Madrid won’t disappoint even the most demanding of travelers.


So why Madrid? Here’s a little something you need to know about this magnificent city and how it differs from Barcelona, Spain’s second biggest city. Don’t get the wrong idea, we love Barcelona! But people in Madrid live in the streets all day and all night, 7 days a week,12 months out of the year. There is no other life than the life you’ll find in Madrid!


The energy of the city is intoxicating. The sociability is contagious. The atmosphere is captivating.


The spirited capital is best explored on foot so you can meander through the charming, narrow streets, take in the impressive architecture and truly discover all that Madrid has to offer. 


And if walking isn’t your cup of tea, don’t even stress about it! Madrid has one of the most efficient (and cleanest) underground subway systems in all of Europe that will take you everywhere that’s on your destination map!


Even though this is a city of more than 3 million, the city center is quite compact, easily explored by foot (if you like to walk) or by public transportation.


Part of Madrid’s magic comes from its selection of neighborhoods, each offering their own style. So, in order to serve you best, we thought we’d give you the best of Madrid according to each zone where you’ll find metro access at each destination.


Puerta del Sol


Also referred to as Sol, this is the absolute center of Spain! This grand square hosts the iconic Tio Pepe sherry sign, Madrid’s city symbol which is a statue of The Bear and The Strawberry Tree, and the clocktower where thousands of party goers gather for New Year’s Eve every year.


Masses fill this area of the city, year-round. It attracts tourists all around the world and is in walking distance of all of the must-see sites, including The Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor.