The Westin Palace, Madrid Rating: 4.5 Pearls
Huertas, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Convenient location within walking distance of many sights
  • Classic rooms feature antique furniture and flat-screen TVs
  • Marble bathrooms with double vanities as well as separate showers and soaking tubs
  • 2 restaurants, a bar, a Starbucks, and 24-hour room service
  • Business-friendly, with 15 meeting rooms and a business center featuring computer rentals and secretarial services
  • 24-hour fitness center includes a sauna and a snack bar
  • Connecting rooms are available for executive rooms and suites; rollaway beds are also available

Cons

  • Fee for Wi-Fi
  • No full spa; there is an on-site hairdresser studio

Bottom Line

The 467-room Westin Palace is one of the top hotels in Madrid, and is housed in a gorgeous historic building that was commissioned by the king in 1912. Elegant, classic decor is found throughout the hotel; though standard Deluxe Rooms aren't as luxurious as one may expect from such an iconic hotel, they are attractive and feature antique furniture, a largely white color scheme, and spacious marble bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs. The Westin offers almost all of the conveniences of a luxury hotel: gorgeous meeting rooms, two gourmet restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, even a Starbucks. However, the "spa" is really more of a barber shop, and there is no pool. Overall, the Westin is a great (if expensive) option, with a fabulous location in the heart of the city.

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 Location

In the heart of Madrid, equidistant from Retiro Park and Puerta del Sol

The Westin Palace has an ideal location within walking distance of Puerta del Sol, Huertas, and sights such as Retiro Park. The location is very convenient for those who want to explore the city on foot: Many must-see attractions such as Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, Cibeles, and Gran Via can all be reached without a car or subway card.

Great shopping around Sol and Gran Via are a stroll away, as is La Latina, a tapas and al fresco dining and drinking hotspot (cross beautiful Plaza Mayor to get there). The Austrias area, with 17th-century architecture and cobblestone streets is just a few blocks down, past Puerta del Sol.

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 never leave the neighborhood. For those who prefer taking public transportation, Sol is one of the major transportation hubs in Madrid, with trains, buses, and several subway lines converging on the same spot.

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

 Bottom Line

The 467-room Westin Palace is one of the top hotels in Madrid, and is housed in a gorgeous historic building that was commissioned by the king in 1912. Elegant, classic decor is found throughout the hotel; though standard Deluxe Rooms aren't as luxurious as one may expect from such an iconic hotel, they are attractive and feature antique furniture, a largely white color scheme, and spacious marble bathrooms with separate showers and soaking tubs. The Westin offers almost all of the conveniences of a luxury hotel: gorgeous meeting rooms, two gourmet restaurants, a 24-hour fitness center, even a Starbucks. However, the "spa" is really more of a barber shop, and there is no pool. Overall, the Westin is a great (if expensive) option, with a fabulous location in the heart of the city.

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Address

  • Plaza de las Cortes, 7, Madrid, Madrid, 28014 Spain

Room Types

  • Deluxe Room
  • Executive Room
  • Executive Suite
  • Junior Suite
  • Premium Room
  • Royal Suite

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 467
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Huertas, Madrid
Address: Plaza de las Cortes, 7, Madrid, Madrid, 28014 Spain
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