Madrid, Spain's capital, offers hotels in all price ranges all over the city. Your choice of location should depend on the motives of your trip. Are you a tourist? A businessman? Prefer a tranquil spot? Modern chic? Classic charm? High class luxury?
Most tourism in Madrid - museums, historic sights, etc. - is concentrated around the neighborhoods of Huertas, Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. So if you're a walker and want to reach everywhere by foot, these are the best areas to look. Check out our page on Plaza Mayor Hotels for accomodation in and around the Plaza Mayor.
Chueca is a charming area to sleep. As opposed to Puerta del Sol, which is packed at all hours, it's quiet by day and lively by night.
Gran Vía is noisy and busy with traffic, but it's packed with large hotels and conveniently runs along the border of all these neighborhoods (from west to east): Plaza de España, Puerta del Sol, Malasaña and Chueca. Check out our page on Gran Vía Hotels for contact information.
If you want to stay in the lap of luxury, take your pick between classical opulence and urban chic. In the first category, right by the Prado Museum, you'll find the Hotel Ritz (Plaza de la Lealtad 5, Tel +34 91 701 67 67, metro Banco de España, barrio Salamanca) and the Westin Palace (Plaza de las Cortes 7, Tel +34 91 360 80 00, metro Banco de España, barrio Huertas)