10 Best Boutique Hotels in Madrid

The best boutique hotels in Madrid combine location and design with just the right dose of elegance.

Looking for a classy yet comfortable home base for your time in the Spanish capital? You can’t go wrong with any of these spots.

Hotel room decorated in neutral tones with a double bed and a tall window.
Relax in style during your stay in Madrid. Photo credit: Albert Vincent Wu

There’s so much to see, do, and eat in Madrid. Having a comfortable place to come back to whenever you need a break is key.

Read on to discover the best boutique hotels in Madrid. These places don’t compromise comfort for style, offering plenty of extra amenities to make your stay as enjoyable as possible!

1. Only YOU Boutique Hotel

If you’re looking for a stylish hotel in Madrid’s trendy Chueca neighborhood, the Only YOU Boutique Hotel is calling your name. In addition to being incredibly chic, the rooms are also cozy, comfortable and quiet—perfect for a good night’s rest.

Be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s unbeatable location on Calle Barquillo. It’s a lively street with boutiques, restaurants and cafes, means you’re perfectly placed for an evening out in Madrid.

Don’t feel like leaving the premises? The hotel itself has a relaxed yet elegant restaurant located onsite, as well as a well-equipped gym, a relaxing Thai spa and massage space, and so much more.

Hotel lobby with black and white checkered floor and an ornate wrought iron front desk.
The beautiful Only YOU Boutique Hotel. Photo credit: Only YOU Hotels

2. Hotel Urban

For a little bit of luxury in the center of Madrid, Hotel Urban is the place for you.

With nearly 100 designer rooms and suites, Art Deco styling and an extensive exotic art collection, this hotel is a modern gem. Located just moments from the major museums and attractions, Hotel Urban is the perfect base for a culture- and art- packed trip to the Spanish capital.

After wrapping up your sightseeing for the day, head back here to enjoy a meal in the Michelin-starred contemporary Mediterranean restaurant, Cebo. And don’t miss the chance to enjoy the skyline views from the rooftop terrace, either.

Backlit image of people sitting at a brightly lit cocktail bar.
The sleek cocktail bar at the Hotel Urban. Photo credit: Cédric Allier

3. Hotel Orfila

Set in a lovingly restored 19th-century palace, the Hotel Orfila is located in one of Madrid’s most exciting areas. From here, you have easy access to Retiro Park and several museums. But despite its excellent location, it really is a tranquil oasis in the bustling city.

The hotel combines period furniture with top-notch design, and features a spa, gym, wellness center and elegant restaurant. Don’t miss the chance to relax with a drink at the garden bar. It’s the perfect end to a long day sightseeing in Madrid!

4. Hotel Único

Located in one of Madrid’s most exclusive zip codes, Hotel Único is a luxurious little hotel where the design is decadent and the food is fine. Inside, you’ll find marble mosaics, swirling red sculptures and elaborate chandeliers. Outside you can relax in the private garden, and enjoy a meal at the onsite two-Michelin-star restaurant.

From breakfast in the secret garden to tucking yourself into the cozy, comfortable bed, this hotel is contemporary luxury at its finest. When you’re ready to head out and explore, check out the nearby incredible shopping and dining options. After all Barrio Salamanca is one of Madrid’s most happening neighborhoods!

5. Tótem

At Tótem, a tireless dedication to providing excellent service makes it one of the best boutique hotels in Madrid. With amenities such as a personal shopper and hairdressing service (both available upon request) in addition to a classy lounge bar and 24-hour fitness center, Tótem is the apex of both style and comfort.

The rooms are bright, spacious, and comfortable, offering a cozy sensation of home. Special accommodations are available for families and even pet lovers. Each room offers lovely views of the surrounding neighborhood or the tranquil interior patio.

Dining space with navy blue banquettes, beige chairs, and small black tables in front of a bar.
A cozy space for drinking and dining at Tótem. Photo credit: Tótem Madrid

6. AC Santo Mauro

Looking to stay a bit off the beaten path in a charming residential barrio? AC Santo Mauro is a gem of a hotel in Chamberí, housed in the onetime home of the Duke of Santo Mauro.

The space is a living tribute to avant-garde, 19th-century glamour without compromising any contemporary amenities. Dine in the elegant restaurant—located in the space that once served as the residence’s library—and sip craft cocktails at the Gin Bar, complete with perfectly paired snacks.

When you’re ready to call it a day, head back to your spacious and comfortable room. All of their rooms and suites perfectly blend 19th-century French-inspired elegance with a sleek, contemporary vibe.

Façade of two-story beige stone building on a city street.
The impressive Hotel Santo Mauro was once a noble residence. Photo credit: Luis Garcia

7. URSO Hotel & Spa

For the ultimate in luxury relaxation in a laid-back, comfortable setting, head to URSO. This boutique hotel has a prime location at the crossroads of the Chamberí, Tribunal, and Chueca neighborhoods.

The gorgeous onsite spa is certainly one of the biggest draws, complete with personalized treatments, top-quality cosmetics and other products, and a rejuvenating hammam space. Another standout is the elegant cocktail bar, which hosts themed piano evenings several nights a week in its intimate, relaxed setting.

The guest rooms are beautifully furnished and offer large windows that provide plenty of natural light—and some exquisite views to boot.

8. CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha

An urban oasis in the heart of the historic Literary Quarter, CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha offers the utmost in cosmopolitan comfort.

A onetime 19th-century palatial home, CoolRooms is now a chic and contemporary accommodation that preserves its historic heritage. Relax in the stunning pool garden, or treat yourself to a stay in one of their ultra-luxe Coolsuites—complete with a private terrace and outdoor jacuzzi.

When you get hungry, enjoy a meal at the El Patio de Atocha restaurant, where classic Spanish flavors get a modern makeover with especially delicious results.

Upscale pool area at a hotel surrounded by a comfortable seating area.
The gorgeous pool area at CoolRooms Atocha is the perfect spot to relax in the summertime. Photo credit: CoolRooms

9. Room Mate Oscar

You can’t go wrong with any of the hotels in the Room Mate collection, but there’s something special about Room Mate Oscar. The bright and colorful design, especially breathtaking rooftop terrace, and prime location near Gran Vía in Chueca make it one of the best boutique hotels in Madrid.

Room Mate Oscar’s rooms are bold and breathtaking while still offering plenty of comfort. But before you call it a night, be sure to enjoy a drink or two at the stunning rooftop bar—and maybe even a swim in the rooftop pool, weather permitting.

Sunset view of downtown Madrid's skyline
A gorgeous sunset view of downtown Madrid as seen from Room Mate Oscar’s terrace. Photo credit: Trevor Huxham

10. Amor de Dios 17

Last but not least, no list of the best boutique hotels in Madrid would be complete without this cozy, beautiful spot in Antón Martín.

Amor de Dios 17 offers clean, fresh, colorful rooms with easy access to some of Madrid’s most iconic sights. The terrace garden is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring Madrid, and additionally provides a peaceful respite in the heart of the busy city.

Best Boutique Hotels in Madrid FAQs

Where is the best neighborhood to stay in Madrid?

Deciding where to stay in Madrid can depend on your personal preferences and budget. The Literary Quarter, Palos de la Frontera, and Chamberí are some good options that offer fairly priced accommodation, a more laid-back vibe, and easy access to the main sights (either on foot or by public transportation). For something more centrally located, Malasaña and Chueca both are located in the heart of the city and have great shopping, dining, and nightlife.

Update Notice: This post was originally published on October 28, 2015 and was republished with new text and photos on April 21, 2021.

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