Petit Palace Santa Barbara Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Chueca, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Good location within walking distance of several attractions
  • Rooms have flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, and laptops with free Wi-Fi
  • Sleek, minimalist furnishings in all rooms
  • Spacious bathrooms with modern fixtures
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Some rooms have Juliette balconies

Cons

  • Few on-site amenities: no spa, fitness center, or pool
  • The restaurant serves only breakfast
  • Some issues with water from the shower leaking onto the floor

Bottom Line

The Petit Palace Santa Barbara is part of the High Tech Hotel brand in Madrid and offers a similar experience to the others in the chain, with modern decor, high-tech room amenities, and a hip vibe throughout. Guest rooms are sleek, with minimalist furnishings and black, white, and gray color schemes. They all come equipped with flat-screen TVs and laptops with free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are spacious and up-to-date, though some guests have complained of leaky showers. Amenities are sparse, as there is no spa, fitness center, or pool. The hotel is within walking distance of numerous attractions, but not as centrally located as some of its sister properties.

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 Location

On the outskirts of Chueca (near Chamberi), Madrid's lively LGBT neighborhood that is within walking distance of some major attractions

Though some consider it to be located in the Chamberi district, Petit Palace Santa Barbara is located on the outskirts of Chueca. There are dozens of restaurants and cafes nearby and some major attractions are within easy walking distance, including Cibeles, El Prado Museum, Puerta del Sol, and Plaza Mayor. However, this Petit Palace is a bit less centrally located than its sister properties.

Chueca is one of the city's nightlife hot spots, with its narrow, winding streets full of small, intimate restaurants, lively bars, and gay-friendly venues. It has a decidedly small-town feel to it, but it is undergoing a major overhaul. Areas here that were somewhat forgotten are now must-sees, such as the three-story San Anton Market that has wonderful stores and a beautiful rooftop terrace open year-round. From Thursday to Sunday night, hordes of young locals and tourists descend upon this hopping neighborhood for bar-hopping, tapas or romantic dinners, and dancing till the early morning.

Gran Via is one of the main thoroughfares in central Madrid, so expect crowds and traffic day and night. The subway, the bus, and even the train are nearby, but there are so many attractions within close proximity that visitors may prefer to walk to most spots.

  • 18-minute drive from Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • 5-minute walk or more to restaurants, bars, shops, and nightlife spots
  • 11-minute walk to Gran Via
  • 13-minute walk to Cibeles
  • 13-minute walk to Puerta de Alcala monument
  • 15-minute walk to Puerta del Sol public square
  • 5-minute drive or 20-minute ride via public transportation to El Prado Museum
  • 6-minute drive or 15-minute ride via public transportation to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous green space
  • 7-minute drive or 19-minute ride via public transportation to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 9-minute drive or 16-minute ride via public transportation to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 9-minute drive or 21-minute ride via public transportation to La Almudena Cathedral
  • 10-minute drive or 13-minute ride via public transportation to Plaza de Oriente: home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 10-minute drive or 17-minute ride via public transportation to Plaza Mayor public square
  • 11-minute drive or 14-minute ride via public transportation to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot

 Bottom Line

The Petit Palace Santa Barbara is part of the High Tech Hotel brand in Madrid and offers a similar experience to the others in the chain, with modern decor, high-tech room amenities, and a hip vibe throughout. Guest rooms are sleek, with minimalist furnishings and black, white, and gray color schemes. They all come equipped with flat-screen TVs and laptops with free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms are spacious and up-to-date, though some guests have complained of leaky showers. Amenities are sparse, as there is no spa, fitness center, or pool. The hotel is within walking distance of numerous attractions, but not as centrally located as some of its sister properties.

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Address

  • Plaza Santa Barbara 10, Madrid, Spain 28004

Room Types

  • Apartment
  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Deluxe
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 82
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Chueca, Madrid
Address: Plaza Santa Barbara 10, Madrid, Spain 28004
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