Benjamin Kemper

Benjamin Kemper

Based in Madrid, Spain, Benjamin is a writer, teacher, and consultant. His work has appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, The Wall Street Journal, SAVEUR, National Geographic Traveler, The Daily Beast, AFAR, Travel + Leisure, Fodor's (online and print guides), Smithsonian Magazine, Atlas Obscura, Extra Crispy, Bloomberg, Serious Eats, OUT, Runner's World, Tasting Table, CNN Travel, Departures, and Huffington Post.

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28 Ultimate Things to Do in Madrid

28 Ultimate Things to Do in Madrid

With its impressive roster of world-class museums, royal palaces, and scenic parks, here's everything to do and see in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
30 Ultimate Things to Do in Barcelona

30 Ultimate Things to Do in Barcelona

With its sun-soaked beaches, Mediterranean hospitality, and unparalleled architecture, it's easy to fall for Barcelona. Here's what to do and see in the Catalan capital.
Gran Hotel Inglés

Gran Hotel Inglés

$$ | Madrid | Madrid

This swanky designer property, reopened in April 2018 as a five-star, has Madrid's old-guard luxury hotels shaking in their boots

VP Plaza España Design

VP Plaza España Design

$$$ | Madrid | Madrid

This shiny luxury property, opened in early 2018, overlooks the sprawling Plaza de España at the western end of Gran Vía, Madrid's main ...

Vincci Capitol Hotel

Vincci Capitol Hotel

$$ | Madrid | Madrid

Housed in the Carrión Building, Madrid’s most iconic Art Deco structure, the Vincci Capitol is a contemporary hotel situated on Gran ...

Hotel Índigo Madrid

Hotel Índigo Madrid

$$ | Madrid | Madrid

A hip, vibrant hotel off the bustling Gran Vía thoroughfare, Hotel Índigo is best known for its stunning rooftop lounge and outdoor ...

Hesperia Madrid

Hesperia Madrid

$$ | Madrid | Madrid
A five-star hotel geared toward the business traveler, Hesperia Madrid is located in the city's financial district, miles away from the tourist hubbub ...
NH Collection Palacio de Tepa

NH Collection Palacio de Tepa

$$ | Madrid | Madrid
Situated on a cobblestone street in Barrio de las Letras, Madrid’s literary quarter, the NH Collection Palacio de Tepa occupies a converted 19th-century ...
Barceló Torre de Madrid

Barceló Torre de Madrid

$$ | Madrid | Madrid
A veritable jewel box of glowing lights, harlequin furniture, and gilded mirrors, the soaring Barceló Torre de Madrid is the trendiest hotel in town—and ...
NH Collection Madrid Suecia

NH Collection Madrid Suecia

$$ | Madrid | Madrid
If only the walls of the NH Collection Madrid Suecia could talk: The 1956 building it occupies was once home to Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevara.
Hotel Sardinero Madrid

Hotel Sardinero Madrid

$$ | Madrid | Madrid
Steps from the trendy Malasaña and gay-friendly Chueca districts, and slightly off the tourist track, Hotel Sardinero opened in May 2017 in a turn-of-the-century ...
Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding

Hotel NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding

$$ | Madrid | Madrid
A few miles north of the city center in the financial district of Chamartín, the towering NH Collection Madrid Eurobuilding is a state-of-the-art luxury ...
The Best Madrid Hotel Amenities

The Best Madrid Hotel Amenities

We love chocolates on our pillow as much as the next traveler, but to really stand out from the competition, these days it pays to offer out-of-the-box ...

The Best Hotel Spas in Madrid

The Best Hotel Spas in Madrid

As Europe's third-largest city, Madrid is a bustling, high-octane town that can occasionally grate on your nerves. Allay the stresses of urban travel with ...
The Best Hotel Restaurants in Madrid

The Best Hotel Restaurants in Madrid

With so many standout dining possibilities in Madrid, from tapas to dim sum to Michelin-starred degustaciones, there's no reason to take your ...

The Best Madrid Hotels for Art Lovers

The Best Madrid Hotels for Art Lovers

Madrid is one of the best cities in Europe when it comes to art. The Prado Museum alone boasts the world's most formidable collections of paintings by ...
The Best Hotel Bars in Madrid

The Best Hotel Bars in Madrid

Gone are the days when the only decent cocktail you could find in Madrid was a gin-tónic. Sidle up to one of these standout hotel bars, and get a taste ...
The Most Romantic Hotels in Madrid

The Most Romantic Hotels in Madrid

Cozy bars and cobblestone streets, shady parks and sun-dappled squares—when it comes to a romantic vacation, Madrid never disappoints. Count on these ...
28 Ultimate Things to Do in Madrid

28 Ultimate Things to Do in Madrid

With its impressive roster of world-class museums, royal palaces, and scenic parks, here's everything to do and see in the Spanish capital of Madrid.
30 Ultimate Things to Do in Barcelona

30 Ultimate Things to Do in Barcelona

With its sun-soaked beaches, Mediterranean hospitality, and unparalleled architecture, it's easy to fall for Barcelona. Here's what to do and see in the Catalan capital.