Just returned from a two-day trip to Madrid where I stayed with a number of colleagues at the Westin Palace. While not a luxury hotel, it is certainly every bit first class. I would absolutely recommend the hotel for either a business trip or while on vacation. I reserve five stars for only the very, very best luxury properties and this is a solid four using that scale.
Here are some things that might help you decide to stay at the Westin.
Check in was easy, my room was ready (at 8:00 am) and was upgraded to a bigger room with a top view – I am a SPG Platinum, so I’m sure that helped. One thing that we did do at check in was request to add breakfast to our rate. At 22 Euro, it was significantly less than if we would have gone to breakfast without the add-on. (Do it!)
My room was very nice. King bed, very modern bath, flat screen TV, plenty of plugs. Very large by European standards. Advice – ask for a room with a fountain view. It’s faces the street, but I did not hear any traffic noise.
The location is fantastic. A short walk to the Prado, the Museo Regina Sophia (definitely see that) and the Plaza Mayor. Everywhere we wanted to go, we could walk.
Finally, that 22 Euro breakfast. Worth it – especially if you are hungry in the mornings as not open in the mornings in Madrid. NB, there is a Starbucks around the corner if you need a taste of American coffee.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built by order of King Alfonso XIII in 1912, The Westin Palace, Madrid was recently restored to its original splendor. Situated near the Prado museum, historic monuments and some of the best tapas restaurants in town, It is listed in the Condé Nast Traveler "Gold List 2010" as one of the best hotels in Spain. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Westin Palace Madrid Hotel Madrid
- Westin Madrid
- Madrid Westin
- Westin Palace Madrid