Hospes Puerta de Alcalá
What We Love
- Handy in-room amenities (books on how to get a good night’s sleep and the oft-forgotten toothbrushes and razors)
- English-language newspapers
- Beds are full-size, rather than the usual combined Twin at most European boutique hotels
What To Know
- The hotel overlooks Parque de Retiro (Madrid’s answer to Central Park)
- Minibars are stocked with popular local drinks and snacks
- The spa has only one treatment room, so be sure to book massages in advance
- Free WiFi
- The Metro is excellent and costs about $2 per ride; the closest stop, Retiro, is steps from the hotel’s entrance
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Housed in an 1883 red brick row house with beautiful French windows and wrought iron balconies, the boutique Hospes Puerta de Alcalá overlooks the Parque de Retiro (Madrid’s answer to Central Park) and the Plaza de la Independencia, with its impressive marble monument ringed by rows of speeding traffic. The all-white lobby has beautiful crown molding, crystal chandeliers wrapped in modern silver domes and tall gold banquettes. At check-in a free glass of sparkling wine (or water) sets the tone for the friendly and intuitive service.
Bed & Bath
Small and charming, all 41 guestrooms have fluffy beds topped with rosy throw pillows, high design modular lamps and Victorian lounge chairs. The bathrooms are well equipped, with plush robes, slippers and Korres natural products, and some even have oversize Roca tubs. Alongside the usual lineup of sodas and drinks, the minibars offer popular local snacks including San Nicasio extravirgin olive oil chips, which hail from Priego de Córdoba, in Andalusia.
There’s a small business center and free WiFi throughout the hotel. For those looking to disconnect, the intimate Bodyna Madrid spa has an indoor pool, a turkish bath and a relaxation room, and offers a handful of massage treatments. Downstairs, Independencia Restaurant is frequented by stylish Spaniards who like to sit at the café tables that spill out around the plaza’s marble sidewalks. Join them for bowls of gazpacho and plates of manchego cheese, and toast your time in Madrid — and your stay at the fashionable Hospes — with a glass of white Rioja.
In the Area
El Viejo Madrid is a classic Spanish restaurant on Cava Baja, a street well known for its tapas bars. Order steak and huevos estrellados, or eggs served with garlic aioli and french fries. Stop by the Mercado de San Miguel for a market-style dining experience. Sample glasses of wine, fresh oysters, mussels, whole shrimp and desserts such as churros y chocolate: tasty fried dough that you dip in hot chocolate. For evening or late night cocktails, head straight to the rooftop of El Viajero. The city views pair well with their famous mojitos. For Spain’s famous espadrilles, visit Antigua Casa Crespo, which opened its doors in 1836. The fashionable canvas shoes come in a rainbow of colors.
How to Get There
The hotel is very good located. The personal is very warm and attentive. The rooms are very big for European standards. The hotel smells nice! The breakfast buffet is very good, the hotel is very beautiful.
The location just at the Puerta de Alcala, well located, decoration, love to detail and room amenities are well presented. Breakfast is very good and nicely ass presented, employees in al departments very attentive and welcomes you warmelly, helpful for any doubt. Spa, gym and pool is well integrated in this old renewed place. A great stay! To return for sure!
I love this host do to location to high end shopping and the beautiful main park. The rooms are stylish and beds are very comfortable. Spa was there to take care of my jet lag and the breakfast was the best I had in Spain. I will be exited to stay here again in the near future. Staff is great and well mannered. I can only find good things to say about this hotel. Thank you
Just left after three perfect nights at this hotel. Everything was a really high standard, room, restaurant, plunge pool and Turkish bath.
The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast plentiful!
A special mention to Yolanda who was friendly, effective and so helpful.
Hope to return here.
We have just enjoyed the most beautiful four nights here at Hospes Puerto de Alcala and I cannot recommend this beautiful quiet luxurious retreat highly enough. Thank you to the fabulous staff especially Leticia who was so helpful and there front desk gentlemen who have wonderful restaurant recommendations. Fabulous breakfasts, wonderful spa, outstanding service.....what more can I say? Well done to the hard working, kind and generous staff.