Posada del León de Oro

Calle Cava Baja 12, Madrid, Madrid, 28005, Spain

This beautifully refurbished late-19th-century guesthouse is nestled in one of the most happening streets of the city. It was built atop the remains of a stone wall that encircled the city in the 12th century—revealed through glass floor panels at the hotel entrance and in the restaurant. Rooms have white tiled floors, headboards with historical prints of the city, and high ceilings with exposed wooden beams. In addition to the inexpensive restaurant, there is also a swanky tapas bar facing the street and serving more than 400 wines by the glass. A breakfast buffet is served in the breakfast room, or you can opt for a simpler, less expensive breakfast at the hotel bar-café. The owners have another, slightly cheaper hotel next door (Posada del Aragón), well-suited to couples.


  • unbeatable location
  • lively atmosphere
  • family rooms can fit four people


  • double rooms facing the inside courtyard are quite small
  • rooms on the first floor and those facing the street can get noisy on weekends


Phones: 91-119–1494


27 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals