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Petit Palace Plaza del Carmen 3.5

Sol, Madrid, Community of Madrid

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  • Great central location on an attractive square in Sol, near many sights
  • Modern, sleek rooms with flat-screen TVs, black-and-white photos, and big windows
  • Rooms have laptops for guests to use and free Wi-Fi
  • Clean, contemporary bathrooms with glass walk-in showers
  • Some rooms have saunas and/or Jacuzzi tubs
  • Budget-friendly family rooms have bunk beds
  • Free bike rentals and free coffee available in the lobby


  • Double rooms have two twin beds pushed together (typical of Madrid)
  • Attic rooms have slightly awkward, deeply slanted ceilings
  • Restaurant only serves breakfast
  • Some complaints about thin walls

Bottom Line

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.

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On Plaza del Carmen in Sol, near Gran Via and a Metro station

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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.

  • 19-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • 1-minute walk to the Puerta del Sol subway station
  • 2 to 10-minute walk to restaurants, bars, shopping, and nightlife
  • 2-minute walk to Puerta del Sol
  • 4-minute walk to Gran Via
  • 6-minute walk to Cibeles
  • 9-minute walk to Plaza Mayor
  • 10-minute walk to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 10-minute walk to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 11-minute walk to La Almudena Cathedral
  • 12-minute walk to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 16-minute walk to El Prado Museum
  • 17-minute walk to Puerta de Alcala
  • 17-minute walk to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 19-minute walk to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous garden
  • 21-minute walk to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple, or 12 minutes via public transportation

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Plaza del Carmen 4, Madrid, Community of Madrid 28013, Spain


3 (491) 523-8845

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Triple Room

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