The Best Hotels In Madrid

Your essential guide to the Spanish capital’s high-end hotel renaissance.

As Madrid stages its cosmopolitan comeback, some of the continent’s finest new hotels are setting the tone — including the Rosewood Villa Magna, the Mandarin Oriental Ritz, the Four Seasons, and a new outpost of the Edition. More are coming.

When the world stopped traveling in 2020, Spain’s capital city was littered with distressed properties looking to sell. Hotels were shuttered and real estate was cheap. Seizing the opportunity, real estate investors — with and without prior plans to invest — swooped in and rebuilt in such a spectacular fashion, even the boulevards seem to have a brand new shine.

According to Madrid’s tourism bureau, the city currently hosts 803 hotels with 15 more slated to open by 2024, including buzz-worthy brands like Thompson, Sonder, and Nobu. Sixty-four percent of the new hotels opened here in the last three years have four and five-star ratings. The city’s historic grande dames also received multi-million dollar refreshes, returning urban glamor to its storied streets — just in time for travel’s big rebound.

In a European metropolis like Madrid, the glamor and patina of its luxury hotels is a defining characteristic. It is both a sign of domestic social status and international appeal; a kind of calling card for the nation’s capital, and a point of pride for everyday locals. These three distinct properties fit the bill.

I. Rosewood Villa Magna | Paseo de la Castellana, 22

Some stays possess a beguiling magic, enveloping you in their world and coloring your impressions

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