Madrid, the Spanish capital since the 16th century, is a city that embraces
its glorious past even as it celebrates its promising future as one of
Europe's crown jewels. The home of Emperor Carlos V, Madrid was the seat of
power of one of the largest global empires in history, and remnants of its
majesty remain throughout the city. Perhaps Madrid's most impressive cultural legacy is its art collections of
both early masters and contemporary artists. The Prado, one of the most
visited sites in Europe, contains the finest collection of Spanish art in
the world, as well as one of the most comprehensive collections of European
art from the 13th through 19th centuries. The Reina Sofia is world famous
for its contemporary art. Smaller yet no less impressive museums, such as
the CaixaForum and the Lazaro Galdiano, are also definitely worth exploring. The juxtaposition of the city's iconic red-tiled roofs and cobblestone
streets with gleaming modern skyscrapers is yet another element of the
charm of Madrid. The old and the modern coexist beautifully in this
thriving and bustling city; you can find Madrid hotels with every level of
amenity and comfort for the perfect Spanish vacation. May, when the city celebrates the San Isidro fiestas. Look for hotels in
Madrid near the Salamanca district to be close to the excitement. Spain is famous for tapas, and a tasca crawl is definitely in order.
Tascas, or tapas bars, are everywhere and feature exotic ingredients such
as bull testicles and lamb sweetbreads in addition to classic favorites
such as shrimp, chorizo, and gazpacho. Wander along Ventura de la Vega or
Calle de Cuchilleros for an authentic tasca experience. The Rastro, Madrid's huge market dating back to the 16th century, is an
experience for travelers who love the haggling to and fro of bargain
shopping with local merchants. You'll find everything from antiques to used
clothing to religious relics and tchotchkes. The Rastro is located on the
Calle Ribera di Curtidores; get there early and be prepared for jostling
crowds. Spend a day exploring the glorious gardens and museums in Parque de Retiro,
a favorite of Queen Isabella. Sunday mornings are the most interesting,
with fortune tellers and magicians delighting visitors, and lazy pleasure
boats gliding along the lake. Some of the finest hotels in Spain are found
near stately Retiro park. Not for the faint-hearted, Madrid's nightlife is something that must be
experienced to be believed. The clubs are wild, chaotic, exuberant, and
exciting. It's also not for early birds; the action rarely starts before
midnight and goes all night long.
Top Rated Madrid Hotels
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Holiday Inn Express Madrid-San Sebastian d/l Reyes
Bed very nice thank you very much thank goodness thank you for letting me go thank you very nice and well thanks again thanks for the thanks so much thank for your prompt thank you very[Less]
Great facility and staff!
I was traveling with family and flying out of Madrid.
Of course I found the closet Holiday Inn Express(one of my favorite hotels!) to the airport and booked 3 rooms.
The facility was very clean and[More] well kept.
The staff were extremely helpful and spoke good English.
The breakfast was very good and offered a variety of choices.
I highly recommend this property if you are looking for a hotel in Spain near the airport![Less]
Al estar ubicado en zona industrial, es silencioso yermite descansar, pero no hay sitios cerca para comer a menos que sea en coche. Claudia y Alberto excelentes en la tensión y calidez en su[More] servicio. El aseo de las habitaciones muy bien. El desayuno variado y justo, solo hay que tener en cuenta los horarios para ocupar el comedor.[Less]
If offered the “Club Level”, definitely buy the upgrade. It’s a fantastic lounge and the staff is marvelous![Less]
You always feel welcome in this hotel. Everyone does their job very well, from the concierge at the front to the front desk to the bar and restaurant stuff.[Less]
Nice hotel in a great location
By Marky Mark 7447
Overall experience was great. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, the bar and lobby area super relaxed.[Less]
La cama muy comoda
Me ha gustado mucho, se veía prácticamente todo nuevo. Cuando te va que volver a San Sebastián de lo Reyes, buscaré alojamiento en el mismo hotel[Less]
I felt welcomed.
Everything was so comfortable and clean.
The location is perfect, everything is easily accessible and far away walking around 12 minutes.[Less]
Good breakfast, customer service, and good sized rooms
A good breakfast was included in the stay, there was a fair variety of choices. The double beds to provide more room, good customer service/check in was fast and we did not get any hassle. The[More] housekeeping services did a good job.[Less]