The 5 best boutique hotels in Madrid

1) Hotel Único

With 44 modern rooms and the marvellous restaurant of Ramón Freixa (2 Michelin stars), the 5-star Hotel Único is the jewel in the crown of Calle Claudio Coello. The 19th-century building has been refurbished to perfection, with a modern lobby with two cosy living rooms. The hidden garden is the perfect place for a refreshing escape after a long day of shopping.

Hotel Único interior

2) Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid

This hotel really is a work of art. It is located in a 19th-century building and each of the spaces has a distinctive personality thanks to the work of Lázaro Rosa Violán: the reception with its wall of white suitcases or the striking covered patio where the lobby is located or the homey feel of the 125 rooms. The 4-star hotel’s bar and restaurant attract a hip local crowd.

Portuguese tiles at the Only You Boutique hotel

3) Dear Hotel

Located on the corner of Plaza de España, Dear Hotel is a quiet oasis above the hectic Gran Vía. Just a five-minute walk from several restaurants, shops and theatres, this 4-star hotel has a Scandi feel to it, resembling a cosy and elegant temporary home. All rooms boast a street view. Check out their impressive rooftop terrace.

rooftop pool Dear Hotel

4) Hotel 7 Islas

Located in a quiet street adjacent to Gran Vía, the main attraction at Hotel 7 Islas is the interior design. Furniture by Borge Mogensen and Ilmari Tapiovaara combines beautifully with the rustic industrial style of Kikekeller design studio. The three suites have a private terrace with great downtown views.

room hotel 7 islas

5) Hotel Tótem

Located in the heart of Salamanca, Tótem is the latest snazzy 4-star addition to the Madrid Boutique hotels scene. With sleek interiors and an open space lobby, with a cocktail bar the locals flock to for drinks. Each of the 63 rooms is decorated in its own style, with specific fabrics and a personality but all have an elegant black marble bathroom.

hotel tótem lobby


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