These Are the Trendiest Hotels in Madrid Right Now

| December 20, 2017

Hotels open all the time in Madrid, but only a handful of properties succeed in capturing the zeitgeist of today. We're talking about the hotels that appear at the top of Instagram feeds, feature heavily in Spanish lifestyle magazines, and get rave reviews on traveler forums. Here, our top popular picks for the city's buzziest hotels, the ones with the sleekest interiors, zaniest amenities, and most innovative dining.

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Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía

Why it made the list

Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía may not be the showiest hotel in town, but its secluded whirlpool baths, 24-hour gym, and ultramodern restaurant have been quietly luring in-the-know travelers since its opening.

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Room Mate Óscar

Why it made the list

When it comes to hotels in Chueca, Madrid's "gayborhood," it doesn't get much trendier than Room Mate Óscar, whose rooftop pool and bar is always teeming with chiseled and tan Adonises.

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Hotel Índigo Madrid

Why it made the list

Instagram made Hotel Indigo's glamorous infinity pool famous, but there's more to this property than its rooftop; its restaurant punches well above its weight and its gym is well-equipped with the latest fitness technology.

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ME Madrid

Why it made the list

At ME Madrid Reina Victoria, even the elevator music sounds like a track from a RuPaul voguing dance-off. This is a hotel that gushes youthful energy—a place where synthy DJ beats, dim lights, and limited-edition designer furniture (by such cutting-edge Spanish designers as Moanne, Kettal, and Vibia) come together in one irresistibly stylish package. It's no wonder celebrity sightings are frequent at the Radio ME Madrid Rooftop, now open year round, thanks to the installation of heat lamps.

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URSO Hotel & Spa

Why it made the list

This property might seem regal and stiff with its ornate neoclassical façade and statuesque bellhops that may as well be beefeaters. But on the inside, URSO is all about comfort and calm, whether you’re sipping a cocktail in the mellow lounge or unwinding in the intimate spa—one of Madrid’s best.

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Hotel Urban

Why it made the list

Every summer, model types and and hip international visitors gather at the rooftop pool of this art-driven property in Madrid's "literary" neighborhood. Though it's been open for a few years, the buzz hasn't abated.

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Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

Why it made the list

Don’t let the Elizabethan façade and Golden Age paintings fool you: Palacio de los Duques is a new, state-of-the-art property complete with Nespresso machines, Bluetooth speakers, and bedside thermostats in every room. These perks, plus the exclusive pool bar and exceptional restaurant (one of the city's best, period), set this newcomer an echelon above the competition.

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The Hat

Why it made the list

The Hat epitomizes the fast-growing category of "designer hostels:" affordable properties geared toward the millennial set that boast sleek multi-person rooms, bumping weekend events, and unexpectedly generous breakfasts. Adding to the hip young vibe, the bumping rooftop bar is one of the city’s hidden hotspots—a place where international visitors rub shoulders with Madrid trendsters over cocktails and cañas (Madrid slang for half-pints of beer).

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Only You Boutique Hotel

Why it made the list

The Ibizan owners of this hotel bring that island's mix of glamour, verve, and cutting-edge music and design to Chueca, one of Madrid’s most sought-after neighborhoods. Only You has all the perks of a boutique luxury hotel—swanky bar, impeccable décor, a 24-hour gym—but remains understated and comfortable at its core.

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Dear Hotel

Why it made the list

Dear Hotel feels swish and current without being pretentious. It’s the sort of property that fills up during Madrid Fashion Week due to its boutique size, impeccable interiors, and sceney atmosphere. But you don’t have to be a designer or a model to appreciate the hotel’s most attractive perks such as sunlit rooms (all digs are exterior-facing), soft linens, and rooftop dining.

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Tótem Madrid

Why it made the list

A breath of fresh air on the Madrid hotel scene, Tótem checks all the boxes: genial service, envelope-pushing design, sought-after location, outstanding food and drinks—you name it, they’ve got it. The mixologists are so talented at Tótem’s cocktail bar, Hermosos y Malditos, that it’s best to give them full creative license over your tipple and forego the drink menu altogether. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

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Only YOU Atocha

Why it made the list

The newly opened Only YOU Atocha is a stunner with its swanky lobby, rooftop restaurant, and well-appointed, industrial-chic accommodations. It's exactly what we'd expect from a property designed by Contemporain Studio, the Catalan firm behind celebrity hotspots Boca Grande and Soho House in Barcelona. A decked-out gym, boozy brunches, and ever-evolving pop-up space (one month it might host Katz's Delicatessen and the next, Seagram's Gin) further add to the fun.

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Barceló Torre de Madrid

Why it made the list

A veritable jewel box of glowing lights, harlequin furniture, and gilded mirrors, the soaring Barceló Torre de Madrid, opened in February 2017, is easily the city's most Instagrammable. Moorish-inspired photos by Klunderbie hang on millennial-pink walls. In guest rooms, side tables take the form of smiling chimps and balconies look out onto the stately Plaza de España. Somos, the immaculately appointed restaurant, features two disparate menus for lunch and dinner, the former focusing on minimal, market-fresh Spanish preparations and the latter hinging on international flavors (think braised eggplant with honey, katsuobushi, and smoked cheese).

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