I will be traveling to Madrid in a month and am trying to locate a downtown hotel room. Since I will be traveling alone, I would like to in a safe area, but close to the tourist attractions. I have heard that the Plaza de Retiro is a great area but when I research, so many options come up. I could really use some help in narrowing down options. I would like to visit the "golden triangle" area and be located near the Red Madrid City Tour line and the nice shopping area. Please help me!!