Room Mate Laura
What We Love
- 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
- Free WiFi
- 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
- Free WiFi
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.
How to Get There
Great hotel! Excellent location, walking distance from every site. Big rooms, very clean and the most important- the reception staff was so nice! They helpped us with anything we askked for and gave us so much infirmation about the city! One of the best staff i have ever met, specially Emanualla, that we also made the reservation to the hotel with her.
The breakfast is great, and the breakfast room p is very pleasant.
Excellent value for money!
From the very moment we stepped foot at Room mate Laura, we were greeted with an extremely warm welcome and lovely smiles from Martha and Manuela. These two ladies made our stay more than fantastic. The hotel itself is super clean! Very comfortable beds and interiors with a small walking distance from the center of everything exciting in Madrid (gran via, Puerta del sol, etc.). We loved every moment of our stay here, and for the first time in our lives we get so attached to a hotel and feel very sad leaving.
Cheers to Martha and Manuela! We love you!
they did it all for you be happy and pleased, taking care for youre travels, for youre restorants we love them from the first moment/ the location of the hotel is fantastics, we almost didnt use transportation, every thing is in walking distance.
We stayed 3 nights in a family room at the hotel which is very well located. All the staff in the hotel are very professional and helpful. The hotel is also about 15mins drive to the Atocha train station if you need to travel out of Madrid.
We stayed in this hotel for 6 nights and were very comfortable here. The staff were unfailingly friendly and helpful and the room was light and spacious. With hindsight, the upstairs area of our duplex deluxe room was not really of much use to us, but this did make our room light and airy, and it was great to have the kitchen facilities. There was a good choice at breakfast every morning which set us up well for the day, and the reception staff were very helpful when we first arrived with advice and directions. I would certainly use this hotel and others in the chain again.