Help with Madrid Location

Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 04:27 PM
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Help with Madrid Location

Will be in Madrid I early May. I was looking at this hotel Sheraton Madrid Mirasierra Hotel & Spa Alfredo Marquerie, 43 It seems a bit out of town is it too far? I will be using points so this is one choice. Not sure where in Madrid is best. Being close to the Prado is that the best location?
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Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 04:52 PM
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Yes, that is a ways out of things likely to appeal to a visitor. Close to the Prado is good, as is some other central location convenient to a metro stop. Google maps (I prefer to "old" version) is very helpful in figuring out this sort of thing.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 05:07 PM
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As noted, the closer to the center of the city the better. The Mirasierra Hotel & Spa is 20 minutes by taxi from the Prado. It will take you over 40 minutes if using the metro. If walking, allow 2 hours.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 05:22 PM
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Puerta del Sol would be central , although in such a big city it is hard to say.
The traffic in Madrid can be brutal - 20 min by taxi can easily turn into much longer.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 07:30 PM
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I was glad to stay very near El Prado, but then, my focus in Madrid was on its art collections.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 07:43 PM
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The Ritz is a great hotel. Near the art. But the cost? What the heck.
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Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 08:50 PM
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The Westin seems like a possibility !
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Old Aug 22nd, 2014, 10:08 PM
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Much, much better!
Great location.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2014, 04:03 AM
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Doesn't get much better than Westin: http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/west...madrid.en.html

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Old Aug 23rd, 2014, 07:41 AM
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I agree with the location recs; personally, I think it can actually get a lot better than the Westin but will avoid the usual hotel pissing contest we see around here.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2014, 08:08 AM
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Dukey, you are getting so mellow - Cursillo effect?
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Old Aug 23rd, 2014, 12:55 PM
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There are many hotels in the vicinity of the Westin Palace (by the way I've stay in it and liked it very much). Just stayed in Catalonia las Cortes, near Plaza Santa Ana. Its a smaller hotel but very nice.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2014, 08:13 PM
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Thanks
I will do some more searching.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2014, 08:14 PM
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It appears the OP wants to use Starwood points in which case the two options are the Sheraton and the Westin Palace. Westin is a much better location of your two options
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Old Aug 23rd, 2014, 10:42 PM
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I also have the option of Marriott points.
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 07:09 AM
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I have stayed at the AC Santo Mauro on Marriott points. Very nice hotel.
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 07:24 AM
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Our location for all Madrid visits is Hotel Europa at Puerta del Sol. Deep center of Madrid.
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 01:21 PM
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I believe that the Ritz is a Marriott.
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Old Aug 24th, 2014, 07:35 PM
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The Ritz in Madrid is not affiliated with the Ritz Carlton chain and is not part of the Marriott brand.
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