Don’t decide you can’t afford a trip to Madrid until you look into these affordable hotels that are within walking distance of the cool things you want to see so you’ll not only save a bundle on lodgings –you can cut transportation costs to the bone. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find these budget-priced hotels have a helpful, multi-lingual staff that provides you with clean, modern accommodations with the kind of high-quality perks and freebies you only thought were only available at fancy establishments charging twice the price!
Who would have thought there was such a reasonably priced hotel in walking distance of the Plaza Pueta Del Sol offering clean rooms with private facilities, satellite TV and Wi-Fi? The helpful 24-hour reception desk provides luggage storage and invites you to dine on Spanish cuisine in their air-conditioned restaurant/lounge/bar. Many of Madrid’s most popular sightseeing attractions like the Casa de Correos are nearby and there are bus and metro stops all around. For a week in May, the Plaza Mayor is the site of the San Isidro Fiesta when the city celebrates this saint’s life with music, dancing and religious ceremonies in the streets. See pictures of affordable Madrid properties at Hostelbookers.com, the budget travel specialists, where you can read customer reviews and study the location on Google Earth.
Petit Palace Madrid Aeropuerto
Perfect for business travelers and vacationers arriving by plane, this full-service hotel offers complementary Madrid–Barajas Airport shuttles. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at their restaurant, relax around the swimming pool, work out in the gym or hire a bicycle to explore the nearby El Capricho Park. Room service delivers meals, tends to your laundry and dry cleaning and welcomes your pets. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout and the well-equipped business center is at your disposal. This hotel is also a wise choice if you are touring Madrid by car because it affords quick access to the M-14 freeway and has on-site parking.
Relax and soak up the creature comforts in this neighborhood hotel near the Retiro Park on quiet Villanueva Street in the swanky Barrio de Salamanca district. All of their air-conditioned rooms, suites and fully-furnished apartments have private facilities, laundry services and wake-up calls from their 24-hour reception desk. Grab drinks, snacks and quick lunches at their internet café or relax with cocktails in their bar and lounge area. On weekends in the summer, you can pack a picnic to watch the Madrid Puppet Festival Titirilandia in the Park, presented free of charge at 8 and 10PM.
THC Bergantin Hostel
Enjoy air-conditioned private hotel rooms at hostel prices at this comfortable establishment in the center of Madrid near Sol Station. Crisp, clean accommodations include modern ensuite bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and snazzy décor. Ask the tour desk for your free guided city walking tour of the nearby Puerta Del Sol. If you’re in Madrid on May 18 (International Museum Day), you can visit the nearby Prado Museum – as well as all public museums in Madrid – for free!