Petit Palace Puerta Del Sol Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Sol, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Historic 19th-century building in the heart of Madrid
  • Modern, comfortable rooms with laptops and flat-screen TVs
  • Rooms facing the street have great views
  • Common areas have exposed brick and intricate iron work
  • Small but inviting lobby
  • Free Wi-Fi and free bicycle rentals
  • Location is steps from Puerta Del Sol
  • Pets allowed

Cons

  • Breakfast area is on the small side
  • Some complaints of street noise
  • Hydro-massage showers are quite narrow

Bottom Line

The Petit Palace Puerta Del Sol blends the history of its 19th century building with modern touches. All 64 rooms have flat-screen TVs, laptops, hardwood floors, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms have modern fixtures, but some of the hydro-massage showers are on the narrow side. The history of the building can be seen in the common areas, which feature exposed brick and intricate iron work. The biggest attraction here is the location in the heart of Madrid near Puerta del Sol, a popular square. It is especially easy to explore this bustling area with the hotel's free bike rentals.

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 Location

On a pedestrian-only street in the heart of Madrid's Sol neighborhood

The location of the Petit Palace Puerta Del Sol in the historic heart of Madrid is hard to beat. The hotel and Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, La Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Theater, Sabatini Gardens, and of course, Puerta Del Sol (a popular square) are all within a five-minute walk. Arenal is a pedestrian street running from Puerta Del Sol to Opera, where the Royal Theater is located. The central location brings hordes of tourists and locals alike, day and night. There's a popular nightclub and concert hall across the street from the hotel (noise and crowds can be annoying).

Great shopping around Sol and Gran Via are an easy walk away, as is young nightlife in the Huertas neighborhood. La Latina, a tapas and al fresco dining and drinking hotspot is a quick stroll away (cross beautiful Plaza Mayor to get there), and the Austrias area, with lovely 17th-century architecture and cobblestone streets is just a few blocks down Arenal Street.

Sol is the heart of Madrid, both geographically speaking and in a figurative sense. "Kilometer Zero" (where all roads in Spain are said to start), shopping, dining, nightlife, and major tourist attractions are all here. This means many tourists in Madrid may never leave the neighborhood. Its central location is ideal for those who want to explore the city on foot. Sol is also one of the major transportation hubs in Madrid, with trains, buses, and several subway lines converging on the same spot.

  • 23-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • Steps to restaurants and bars
  • Steps to Puerta del Sol
  • 3-minute walk to Plaza Mayor
  • 6-minute walk to shopping on Gran Via
  • 8-minute walk to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 10-minute walk to La Almudena Cathedral
  • 12-minute walk to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 12-minute walk to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 13-minute walk to Cibeles
  • 18-minute walk to El Prado Museum
  • 18-minute walk to Puerta de Alcala
  • 19-minute walk to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 19-minute walk to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 20-minute walk to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous garden
  • 22-minute walk or 9-minute subway ride to Atocha train station
  • 24-minute walk or 14-minute subway ride to upscale shopping on Serrano Street
  • 22-minute subway ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district

 Bottom Line

The Petit Palace Puerta Del Sol blends the history of its 19th century building with modern touches. All 64 rooms have flat-screen TVs, laptops, hardwood floors, and free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms have modern fixtures, but some of the hydro-massage showers are on the narrow side. The history of the building can be seen in the common areas, which feature exposed brick and intricate iron work. The biggest attraction here is the location in the heart of Madrid near Puerta del Sol, a popular square. It is especially easy to explore this bustling area with the hotel's free bike rentals.

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Address

  • Arenal 4, Madrid, Spain 28013

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 64
Pool: N/A
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): N/A
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Hotel Information

Location: Sol, Madrid
Address: Arenal 4, Madrid, Spain 28013
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