Oct 21, 2022



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The 5 Top Boutique Hotels in Madrid: Intimate, Luxurious & Cultured

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Stunning views of the city, lavish comfort, five-star restaurants…the best boutique hotels in Madrid are veritable oases for travelers making their way through a Spain bucket list.

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The 5 best boutique hotels in Madrid

Whether you’re on an express tour of the Iberian Peninsula, taking your time while you explore the best of Madrid or touring its vibrant surrounding cities, these boutique hotels in Madrid are sure to please.

1. Only YOU Boutique Hotel, Madrid

Located near the lively heart of the Chueca neighborhood of central Madrid, the Only YOU Boutique Hotel lives up to its name with its exceptional service and accommodations. The hotel’s avant-garde decor emulates the area’s unique and culturally rich feel. The hotel is gorgeous, and fits right in among Madrid’s world-class architecture and sights.

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2. The Principal Madrid

The five-star Principal Madrid is as elegant as it is personal. Expect nothing short of the best service and accommodations in this luxury hotel that bends the definition of a quaint boutique hotel, with its grand and opulent ambiance. 

Impeccable service is just the start. The Principal Madrid is located in Sol-Gran Vía, one of the best places to visit in Spain for first-timers (as well as those visiting Spain with kids). As the very center of Madrid, Sol-Gran Vía offers a snapshot of many of the things that make Spain so exciting to explore.

3. URSO Hotel & Spa

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The URSO Hotel & Spa, another five-star boutique hotel, pays homage to its early modern roots with a classy, 1920’s-inspired decor. When not admiring the hotel’s façade and interior, guests can relax in the spa or savor a meal at its upscale restaurants.

The URSO is conveniently located in Chueca, near many of Madrid’s hottest clubs (check out our LGBTQ-friendly guide to Madrid for other things to do in Chueca).

4. Hotel Hospes Puerta de Alcalá

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The Puerta de Alcalá boutique hotel perfectly encapsulates the two neighborhoods it borders: the ritzy Barrio de Salamanca, and the Paseo del Arte, rich with art museums. Puerta de Alcalá is glamorous, well-placed and unbelievably chic. Staying here feels like sleeping in an art exhibit, and the staff will certainly make you feel like you’re worthy of it.

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5. Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá 

The extravagantly-named Palacio de los Duques Gran Meliá is easily one of the most grandiose boutique hotels in Madrid — expect anything but an ordinary hotel stay. The hotel is as much of an attraction as the neighborhood it belongs to, Madrid de los Austrias, one of Spain’s most unique places to visit.

The neighborhood was the first part of Madrid to expand during Spain’s Golden Age under the Hapsburg dynasty. But today, it’s mostly known for its exceptional gastronomic adventures, particularly within the San Miguel Market. 

Sidenote: if you’re dying to try the best of authentic Spanish cuisine, check out our luxury foodie’s guide to San Sebastián.

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