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Jon Doe Apr 17th, 2002 01:31 PM

We are going to Madrid in August. What part of town should we stay in and what hotel is the best for price and nice at the same time?

Suz Apr 17th, 2002 02:23 PM

We visited Madrid in the Fall of 2002, staying at the Hotel Arosa 21 Salud. It was a good location for walking, except to the Prado, not too noisey at night, nice breakfast and comfortable room. We also spent several nights at Gran Hotel<BR>Poeta Iglesias, 3 after a short trip to Portugal. It was equally as nice and in a different location.<BR><BR>

GGinSF Apr 17th, 2002 02:34 PM

The Puerta del Sol is the heart of the city and there are lots of hotels in that area.

janet Apr 18th, 2002 07:35 PM

We recently stayed at the Carlos V which had a great location. The place was clean and comfortable.

richardab Apr 18th, 2002 07:45 PM

I agree to stay somewhere near del Sol in the center. I stayed at the Hotel Santo Domingo and realy liked it. Good location and the subway was right across the street. Its also very quiet. The Carlos V is also highly recommended but on a busy pedestrian shopping street.<BR><BR><BR><BR><BR><BR>Both hotels are represented by Best Western so its an easy phone call, although sometimes you can get cheaper rates if you eMail the hotel direct. The Santo Domingo has a lot of pics on their websight.<BR><BR>Have Fun!

juanito Apr 19th, 2002 06:24 AM

Check out the message boards at for TONS of great info on Madrid and Spain!<BR><BR>The "Huertas" area of Madrid is a lot of fun to stay in.

gaelen Apr 20th, 2002 07:04 PM

We just returned from a Barcelona-Valencia-Benedorm-Granada-Seville-Madrid whirlwind. In Madrid we loved staying near the Prado at the Hotel Dulcinea (look up on We had a two bedroom apartment that was spotless and comforting after many one room hotel rooms. It was about $55 a night--clearly our best deal on the trip.

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