What We Love
- Rooms on the seventh floor have small terraces
- The concierge can offer tips for a perfect day of sightseeing in Madrid
- Club level rooms have access to the Club Lounge and its snacks, refreshments and newspapers
What To Know
- The hotel is popular with business travelers
- Room service is available 24/7
- Check-out is at 12 p.m.
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Drawing inspiration from an 18th-century palace, the InterContinental Madrid is located on Paseo De La Castellana, one of the city’s most famous thoroughfares. The hotel lobby features a giant chandelier and marble floors, while upstairs the modest 302 rooms offer business-friendly conveniences like working desks. Two restaurants serve international and Mediterranean fare under the direction of chef Jose Luque; make reservations at El Jardin del InterContinental for live music and alfresco dining during the summer months. Bar 49 attracts a buttoned up type of clientele, serving sushi, tapas and specialty cocktails like Rossini (fresh strawberries and champagne). And when you venture out to explore the city, you’re a quick walk from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Prado Museum, Real Madrid Museum and upscale Serrano shopping district.
In the Area
For late night entertainment, head to one of the live music boîtes along Calle Echegaray or Calle Huertas for some jazz or flamenco to go with your gin-and-tonic. On Sundays and holidays the Rastro, Madrid’s sprawling flea market, is worth a visit, and it provides a perfect segue into a rioja-soaked lunch in trendy La Latina. More active types can finish off the weekend — or the workday — with a jog (or just a stroll and an ice cream) in Madrid’s green lung, Retiro Park, or by pottering around the sprawling gardens of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid. Art lovers will be in seventh heaven at the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums right on the doorstep.
How to Get There
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Intercontinental Madrid. We attended a conference for half of our five days which was very convenient. But we used it as our base for sightseeing (10 to 20 minutes by taxi) or two blocks from high street shopping. The Intercontinental Club is worth the up charge. Great service and nice rooms. Breakfast buffet every morning included.
This hotel is very beautiful inside and feels special . The staff are very helpful . The have a pillow menu for all preferences of pillow softness or hardness but I did not get a chance to try it. Walking to town is absolutely doable.
...sure one of recommended hotels for Madrid and indeed not bad in general - from the entrance through the lobby and the meeting rooms. The rooms themselves were pretty dated and in need of a brush up...service was not great, either. In total too high a price for the experience...