Huertas, Madrid, Spain
Vibrant Madrid is well on its way to being a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city -- albeit one that preserves its century-old traditions. Bridging the gap between the two, at least in the hotel world, are the city's chic boutiques, where funky design and classic lines can meld in unexpectedly beautiful ways. Check out our favorites in this slideshow: This 37-room boutique is part of a stylish yet affordable chain that offers a youthful, playful design at a good price. All rooms have pops of bright blue, yellow, or red, along with modern furniture, sleek track lighting, and Roy Lichtenstein prints.