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On Plaza del Carmen in Sol, near Gran Via and a Metro station
The Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen has a central location in Sol, within walking distance of many attractions including Gran Via. Gran Via is one of the most iconic avenues in Madrid, with beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture, designer boutiques, hotels, and lots of traffic. This location is ideal for those who want to explore the sights on foot and take in Madrid's lively yet laid-back ambiance. Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Cibeles, the Grand Palacio de Comunicaciones, Puerta de Alcala, and Retiro Park are all within easy walking distance. Chueca, the hopping gay neighborhood, full of intimate restaurants, bars, and cool shops is just across the street from the hotel.
Petit Palace del Carmen is located on an attractive square in Sol, near many restaurants, shops, and sights. This property is a step above its nearby sister hotel, Petit Palace Londres, with its sleek, modern rooms and pops of color. Black-and-white photographs and dramatic drapes over floor-to-ceiling windows are all nice design touches. Clean, contemporary bathrooms have glass walk-in showers, and some offer saunas and/or Jacuzzi tubs. All rooms have laptops for guest use and free Wi-Fi; additional hotel freebies include bike rentals and coffee in the lobby. With budget-friendly family rooms and an appealing, exposed brick breakfast room, this 42-room hotel is a solid, centrally located pick.