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On a tree-lined street in the affluent Salamanca neighborhood
The Petit Palace Art Gallery is located on a part of Jorge Juan Street that is one of the most expensive addresses in the southern part of the Salamanca neighborhood. Designer boutiques and famous fine restaurants line the streets in this district. While Serrano and Velazquez streets, both a short walk away, are a celebrity-spotting hotspot, Jorge Juan is where Madrid’s well-heeled crowd plays.
Salamanca is the only area in Madrid with a grid system, which makes it easier to navigate than other more central areas in the old city. There are few sights in the heart of the neighborhood aside from high-end boutiques and expensive restaurants, but attractions such as El Prado Museum, El Retiro Park, Puerta de Alcala, and the National Library are an easy walk away. There are three Metro stops within four blocks of the hotel.
The Petit Palace Art Gallery is a 61-room boutique in the upscale Salamanca neighborhood. Located near designer boutiques and fine dining, this property has spacious, contemporary rooms with big windows, flat-screen TVs, and cool glass-walled bathrooms with photo prints. An old wood and wrought-iron elevator brings guests up to the minimalist rooms, accented with small pops of color and large photographs. Hotel perks include free loaner bikes, king beds (a rarity in Madrid), free Wi-Fi, and family-oriented amenities. The breakfast room has exposed brick, vaulted ceilings and some rooms have a Juliet balcony and bay windows. But some may not like the lack of bathroom privacy, and breakfast is on the pricey side.