Gran Hotel Velazquez Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Salamanca, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Good location in the fashionable Salamanca district
  • Spacious rooms with attractive French country decor
  • Grand marble entrance and a sunny courtyard
  • Some rooms have separate sitting areas and balconies
  • Tasty restaurant and a cozy gin bar
  • On-site salon

Cons

  • No fitness center or spa
  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • Many rooms have tube TVs (and others have tiny flat-screen TVs)
  • Some dated decor

Bottom Line

The 143-room Gran Hotel Velazquez is located in the upscale Salamanca district near restaurants and shops. The luxurious past of the hotel is seen in the grand marble entrance and the French country decor, but overall the property is lacking certain updates and amenities. While rooms are spacious and comfortable, they have tube TVs or tiny flat-screens, and there is a fee for Wi-Fi. The hotel doesn't have a fitness center or a spa, but there is a salon. The on-site restaurant is tasty and prices are reasonable, making this hotel a solid pick for those looking to stay in the fashionable Salamanca district.

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 Location

In the fashionable Salamanca district

Gran Hotel Velazquez is located on a wide, tree-lined street in the fashionable Salamanca district. Salamanca, the most affluent area in the city center, boasts top-notch boutiques, delicious restaurants, and some beautiful mansions. It is also home to traditional markets as well as the U.S. embassy and a small business district.

The capital of Spain is a vibrant, multicultural city located right in the center of the country. The Cuatro Torres business area's additions to the city skyline (four sleek towers, including a hotel and corporate offices) give an idea of what Madrid is rapidly becoming: a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city -- albeit one that preserves its century-old traditions.

  • 16-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas International Airport
  • 12-minute walk to the National Archaeological Museum
  • 13-minute walk to the Wax Museum
  • 13-minute walk to Retiro Park
  • 13-minute walk to the Lazaro Galdiano Museum, famous writer's mansion
  • 18-minute walk to the Puerta de Alcala arch, or 9 minutes via public transportation
  • 21-minute walk to the Plaza de la Cibeles fountains, or 8 minutes via public transportation
  • 22-minute walk to Cason del Buen Retiro, a royal museum and gardens, or 10 minutes via public transportation
  • 6-minute drive to the Prado museum, or 15 minutes via public transportation

 Bottom Line

The 143-room Gran Hotel Velazquez is located in the upscale Salamanca district near restaurants and shops. The luxurious past of the hotel is seen in the grand marble entrance and the French country decor, but overall the property is lacking certain updates and amenities. While rooms are spacious and comfortable, they have tube TVs or tiny flat-screens, and there is a fee for Wi-Fi. The hotel doesn't have a fitness center or a spa, but there is a salon. The on-site restaurant is tasty and prices are reasonable, making this hotel a solid pick for those looking to stay in the fashionable Salamanca district.

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Address

  • Velazquez 62, Madrid, Spain 28001

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Executive Twin Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Presidential Suite
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 143
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Salamanca, Madrid
Address: Velazquez 62, Madrid, Spain 28001
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