Top location close to the Teatro Real, the Royal Palace and the boutique-lined Grand Via
Every room has a kitchenette with a fridge, a microwave and a range
Colorful theatrical decor throughout
A bounty of buzzing bars and restaurants in the area
A switched-on concierge staff
Breakfast is served until noon each day (for an additional fee)
What To Know
This Jetsetter Flex Sale allows for cancellations within the hotel's standard policy
In summer, guests can use the small swimming pool at the nearby Room Mate Oscar for an extra fee
The hotel doesn’t have a bar, restaurant or gym, but what it does have is an action-packed neighborhood right on its doorstep
Ask for a room facing the courtyard if you’re a light sleeper
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Colorful 36-room design hotel with a super city center location on the Plaza de las Descalzas Reales
Tomás Alía, one of Spain’s most prominent designers, has transformed a typical 19th-century apartment building into a loftlike space reminiscent of a Williamsburg warehouse. The 36 guestrooms at Room Mate Laura are artsy and modern, with avant-garde furniture, feature walls depicting Spanish queens, blackout blinds and crisp white beds. All are spacious and bright and feature small kitchenettes, neat tiled bathrooms, flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Some have small balconies, while others have windows in the eaves looking out over the rooftops. On-site facilities are limited to a small breakfast bar (served until noon each day), but the surrounding streets are packed with every variety of place to eat and drink you can think of.
In the Area
This corner of Madrid has been home to the theatrical crowd for the better part of four centuries, and it still has a cool bohemian vibe. When you're not gawping at the Royal Palace or shopping the Via Grande, sniff out the area’s best tapas bars; try Casa Toni for garlicky mushrooms, beer-battered squid and an authentic old-school atmosphere, or head slightly north to Puerta del Sol and the lovely little Emma Cocina for a light, modern take on traditional Spanish plates. For an art fix, check out the Prado, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, which features works by Joan Miró and Juan Gris. For a change of pace head to the Hammam al Andalus Madrid, a candlelit den of hot Arabian baths built atop a century-old well in the Almudena neighborhood.
Room Mate Laura
Travesia de los Trujillo, 3
How to Get There
Flights are available to Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) from major U.S. cities on a variety of carriers. Shuttle transfers to/from MAD, about 11 miles away, are available (for an additional fee) on request and can be arranged through the hotel. If you’re renting a car for the transfer, public-parking is available nearby (subject to availability; fees apply. Please contact the hotel directly for details).