The NH Balboa is a solid chain hotel on the northern edge of fashionable Salamanca. The hotel has a contemporary feel throughout, and features a cozy lobby and computer lounge. Rooms are clean and fresh with flat-screen TVs, wood floors, and minibars. Single rooms are very small, but do have a work desk. Bathrooms are updated, although some rooms have small shower stalls with somewhat frustrating doors. Beyond the computer lounge, the hotel has a small fitness room and an extensive (but pricey) breakfast buffet. Upgrade to superior rooms in this value hotel for in-room coffeemakers and iPod docks.
The NH Balboa is located on a small side street on the northern edge of the fashionable Salamanca district. Salamanca, the most affluent area in the Madrid 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.
13-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas International Airport
15-minute Metro ride to shopping on Gran Via
16-minute Metro ride to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous garden
18-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and Sabatini Gardens
20-minute Metro ride to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
21-minute Metro ride to El Prado Museum
21-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district
23-minute Metro ride to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
26-minute Metro ride to Atocha train station
27-minute Metro ride to Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor
28-minute Metro ride to Reina Sofia Museum
32-minute Metro ride to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple