Gran Vía 53
+34 915 472 800
The impressive building of Hotel Emperador (232 rooms) sits right in the middle of Gran Vía. It is a classic hotel with classic rooms. However, head to the roof of the hotel and you will discover the biggest and most impressive swimming pool in the city. The pool is also open to the public if you buy a daily pass of 48€.
Room Mate Oscar
+34 917 011 173
Óscar, the gay-friendly hotel of the successful Spanish Room Mate hotel group, is located in Pedro Zerolo Square. Its 79 original and colourful rooms are always fully booked when Chueca hosts events. The swimming pool and bar are on the rooftop terrace. It is a popular hangout for an aperitivo on summer nights.
+34 915 754 400
The Wellington, on Velazquez and very close to Retiro Park, is the Grande Dame of Madrid. The 5-star hotel opened its doors in 1952 and since then plenty of royals, movie stars and politicians have walked through them. The superb swimming pool, located on the roof of the first floor in the inner court, has a nice bar.
San Jerónimo 34
+34 917 877 770
A member of Design Hotels, Urban has a steel and glass facade that conceals a few secrets. First, the hotel has an astounding art collection with unique pieces such as a 2000-year-old Buddhist figurine. Second, the rooftop terrace has a small but comfortable swimming pool with stunning views of the city.
NH Collection Colón
Marqués de Zurgena 4
+34 915 760 800
This upscale NH hotel is particularly well located, overlooking Castellana and Colón Square. It was completely refurbished in 2016. The 146 rooms have a modern and sleek design mixing white and light greys. The solarium and swimming pool on the fourth floor are spacious and very comfortable.