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
- Handicap Accessible
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
We stayed at the Room Mate Laura for two nights and was really pleased with the experience.
Location was great! 3 minute walk to the royal palace. Less than 10 minutes to plaza del sol or plaza mayor. Very close to chocolateria san gines.
Room was spacious. We could hear noise from the hallway as other guests come in and out from their rooms but not too bad. There were some sounds from the streets but it was relatively more quite in that neighborhood than others. Air conditioning could have been cooler but we did not complain to management anymore.
Breakfast spread was more than what we expected. Great value for money.
The best part was they gave us a complimentary portable hotspot to bring around the city so we could use WiFi. Nice touch!
Would highly recommend staying in room mate Laura!
I have stayed in Room mate hotels on 4 separate occasions in Madrid and Barcelona, and they never disappoint. The rooms are unique and artistically appointed, and spotless. Beds are very comfortable. The breakfasts are delicious, with a generous variety for the price. A great way to start the days activities. The service is always impeccable from the front desk to the breakfast room and housekeeping. Room mate Laura is tucked into a quaint neighborhood that offers quiet cafes, and a quick walk to the hustle and bustle if one chooses.
As my first stop in Madrid, I found Room Mate Laura to be an excellent host. Wonderful location. Exceptionally helpful & friendly reception & fabulous breakfast. The bed & pillows were as comfortable as home. Irene helped us get tickets for museums & restaurant suggestions. I would definitely stay there again.