When it comes to vacations, you want the best. If this statement describes you, then choosing a top-notch hotel is mandatory. But how do you find the real deal among so many luxury hotels in Madrid? As a long-time city resident, I keep my posh hotels list up-to-date. Check out this list of historic and brand-new luxury accommodations in the best areas of Madrid’s city center.
The Top Luxury Hotels In Madrid
Madrid’s city center has plenty of excellent 5-star hotels. However, services and prices can vary widely! Luxury is not only about the number of stars but also their approach to design, cuisine, and services. To help you find the real gems and save you from a headache, I have selected the top luxury hotels in Madrid and highlighted the benefits that make them stand out.
All the hotels are in central locations. Most of them are in the fancy Salamanca quarter, but you will also find options close to the Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol Square, and the Royal Palace.
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The Westin Palace
€€€ | 5 Stars | Unesco Building | Close To The Museum Area | Brunch and Live Opera
Classicism is the main feature of this emblematic hotel. So, you’ll love the decor if you like the indulgence-of-the-glorious-past vibe, as it still has original pieces from its 1912 opening. Also, the location is unbeatable—within walking distance of Madrid’s most renowned museums.
To me, it’s the beautiful colored crystal dome of the restaurant and the fantastic Royal Suite, with views over the Neptune fountain. And if you want to have a unique experience, try the Sunday brunch with live opera singing for something to tell your friends about when you are back home.
Gran Hotel Inglés
€€€ | 5 Stars | Centric In The Barrio De Las Letras | Pet Friendly | Michelin Starred Menu
This hotel is another piece of Madrid’s history—it opened in 1886 as the most modern and luxurious hotel in the city. Recently renovated, it keeps its promises with excellent service and art deco interiors that will bring you back to the bright atmosphere of the 20s.
It is intimate and cozy, with 48 rooms and a privileged location in the quiet Barrio de Las Letras quarter. To relax during your stay, you can hit the gym or enjoy some pampering in the wellness center. And if you are planning a romantic vacation, book a private pass for two to the Jacuzzi. It will make your stay unforgettable.
€€€€ | 5 Stars | Quiet And Posh Location | Gym | Al Fresco Dining In The Garden
The spark of aristocracy is everywhere in this ducal residence from the 19th century. The palace is a dreamy lodging surrounded by centuries-old trees and fountains. The interiors bloom with historical reminiscences, like the French decoration of the Red Room, or the oriental pieces of the Chinese room, collected by the Santo Mauro duke during his travels.
The location is exclusive, towards the north of the city center, in the elegant Salamanca quarter. Also, the extensive wine menu of the Wine Bar is not to miss out on. Perfect if you’re looking for peace and the finest services.
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€€€ | 5 Stars | Pet Friendly | Personal Shopper and Assistant | Wellness Center | Rooftop Pool
Luxury is not only about accommodation and design. For a personalized experience, Bless Hotel is the place you are looking for. The light-filled rooms and suites are modern and cozy. And they feature exclusive details such as outdoor hydro-massage baths and electric fireplaces.
But here is where the hotel steps it up a notch: you can choose the perfect pillows for your beauty sleep and the ideal artisanal soap for your skin. Furthermore, art and fashion lovers will enjoy a tour of art galleries with a personal assistant or a visit to the design stores with a personal shopper. Lastly, a fantastic rooftop with a pool and cocktail bar—the icing on the cake.
Rosewood Villa Magna
€€€€ | 5 Stars | Pet Friendly | Private Museum Visits | Afternoon Tea and Spirits Tasting
Every detail in this hotel makes you feel at home. Interiors create a warm, urban environment in the common areas that remind you of a stately home. It is high-class with a cosmopolitan feel thanks to the artworks and textiles. Room and suites are more relaxed, from Oriental-like details to luxurious American-style interiors with a European twist.
Besides the exquisite decor, the location couldn’t be posher—it’s just a few steps from the classy Serrano Street. The exclusive extras make all the difference. How about a private visit to Madrid’s museums? Or a Negroni tasting with a mixology expert? You can have it all!
Palacio De Los Duques Gran Meliá
€€€ | 5 Stars | Garden Restaurant | Rooftop Pool and Jacuzzi | View Over The Royal Palace
Among all the reasons to love this hotel, one of the top ones is the view from the rooftop where you can sip a cocktail or relax in the hot tub looking at the Royal Palace—pure luxury. The attic also has a swimming pool open during the summer and a solarium. But it doesn’t end there, because the 10,763 square foot garden is a beautiful oasis mere steps away from the most iconic buildings of the city.
Finally, relax in the beautiful rooms and suites inspired by the warm palette of Velazquez’s painting Las Meninas. Some of the rooms also have a terrace and exclusive services such as butlers. Also, there are many options for families—it’s a place for everyone to enjoy.
€€€+ | 5 Stars | Technogym and Wellbeing Area | Cocktails Master Class | 2-Michelin Star Restaurant
With a clean design, comfort, and one of the best dining experiences in Madrid: the Hotel Único is a shiny gem in the Salamanca quarter. The historical palace with its deco floors, artworks, and sparkling chandeliers goes hand in hand with the minimal and comfortable rooms.
Also, contrast is key in the 2-Michelin star restaurant Ramón Freixa. According to the Michelin Guide, the menu is a “contradiction between traditional and cutting-edge cuisine.” And the hotel’s garden makes the dining experience even more exclusive. It is a well-kept secret with a lounge area perfect for an aperitif or a cocktail after dinner.
€€+ | 5 Stars | Close To Puerta Del Sol | Original Artworks | Rooftop Pool For Guests
The Hotel Urban is one of a kind among all the luxury hotels in Madrid. It is an art-filled hotel with authentic pieces from Papua New Guinea. Even the most experienced travelers will be amazed by the gigantic statues in the lobby. Artworks also fill the rooms and suites, which are all embellished with premium materials and awash with natural light.
The contemporary design and gastronomy are among the highlights. Enjoy tapas and drinks al fresco on the terrace and, from June to October, guests also have exclusive access to the rooftop pool, which is a big pro for me! It’s modern and stylish.
Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid
€€€ | Posh Area | Spa, Pool, and Physiotherapy Service | 1-Michelin Star Restaurant
The Salamanca quarter is the area with the most luxury hotels in Madrid. Even so, the Wellington Hotel stands out, because it is a fantastic hotel with a focus on the guests’ wellness. The attention to comfort and the level of care in the rooms and suites is unbelievable, and everything on offer is the best—from the Executive Room to the Luxury Suite.
The spa is a temple that redefines wellness and it has an outdoor pool, gym, and a long list of beauty, health, and physiotherapy treatments. And do not forget the joys of tasting as Chef Ricardo Sanz directs the starred Japanese/Mediterranean restaurant—one of the most acclaimed in the city. The other hotel restaurant, Goizeko Wellington, offers Basque cuisine. Also, it is mentioned in the Michelin Guide for the quality of its multi-faceted menu.
Mandarin Oriental Ritz
€€€€€ | 5 Star | Beside Prado Museum | Exclusive Beauty Treatments | 1-Michelin Star Restaurant
When talking about luxury hotels in Madrid, you have to mention the Ritz. It is an iconic hotel that has welcomed royals and celebrities since 1910. Here, the belle epoque decor meets the timeless style of rooms and suites, culminating in the fantastic Royal Suite—a breathtaking 2,454 square foot accommodation with views over the Prado Museum.
Food and drink are on point with five restaurants and bars by the 3-Michelin star chef Quique Dacosta. A must-try is Dressa, which got its star in 2021. And it is the place to be if you are a gourmand. Also, active travelers can enjoy a session with a personal trainer at the hotel’s gym. For the best stay, the spa has a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments. A timeless classic!
Four Seasons Hotel Madrid
€€€€ | 5 Stars | Close To Puerta Del Sol | Pet and Family Friendly | Exclusive Dining Experience
When it opened in 2021, this hotel immediately went to the top of the best luxury hotels in Madrid. The Four Seasons took seven historical buildings beside Puerta del Sol in an extraordinary project to restore the original façade and decor. An impressive building complex with 200 rooms and suites, a food court, and the luxury shopping center Galería Canalejas.
In addition, services range from a high-class wellness center to an excellent dining experience, including the renowned rooftop restaurant Dani Brasserie. Don’t miss out on enjoying food, drinks, and the most romantic view of the city up here.
The Madrid Edition
€€€€ | Close to the Opera Theater | Extraordinary Design | Outdoor Pool | Spa and Gym
Inaugurated in 2022, the latest Spanish creation of Studio 54’s Ian Schrager couldn’t be more explosive. If you are into architecture and interior design, I have to drop two names: John Pawson and François Champsaur. Pure lines, bright white, and some unexpected splashes of color make this hotel one of the city’s most iconic and stylish places.
Furthermore, the mark of its creators is everywhere, from the textures to the decorative details. And the sculptural structure that enhances the building will amaze you—take the massive spiral staircase, for instance, which is a breathtaking piece of art. The outdoor pool, gym, spa, and signature restaurants are also charming. Breathtaking!