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The Westin Palace Madrid
Madrid, SpainEnter your email address and zip code for pricing and availability
Why Stay At The Westin Palace Madrid
This newly renovated hotel—one of Madrid's most legendary—offers proximity to the Prado plus a serious dose of Spanish history (it was built for the king in 1912).
Built at the behest of the king in 1912, the luxurious Palace was the place to stay for decades afterward. The sheen has never really worn off, thanks to its location just off the Paseo del Prado and to its grandeur, apparent in the marble-floored lobby and the rotunda room with its massive stained-glass cupola. Top hat-clad doormen stand dramatically at the front entrance to welcome guests. The 467 rooms and suites (junior, executive, and royal) provide luxury points for every palate, though rates can zoom up to $1,200 a night (or $7,000 for the top-floor royal suite).
This is the best place in town for mid-afternoon tea service or Bloody Mary cocktails during Sunday brunch. For both dining experiences you'll be seated beneath the lobby's stained-glass cupola and serenaded by opera singers. Arrive ready for great people-watching.
For a unique way to see the Spanish capital, don't miss a three-hour guided Segway tour around the city, arranged by the hotel concierge. You'll pass the Opera House, the Royal Palace, and the Plaza de España before returning to the hotel's front steps (from $71 for two-hour tours).
Awards and RecognitionsBack to Top
World's Best Awards, Top 500 Hotels
- Travel + Leisure
- Condé Nast Traveler
Insider's Select Award
Arrive at Madrid-Barajas International Airport (MAD), which is approximately 10 miles (20 minutes) from the hotel.Plaza de las Cortes, 7, Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- 24-Hour Concierge
- Business Center
- Meeting Rooms
- Currency Exchange Service
- Laundry Service
- Beauty Salon
- Gift Shop
- 24-Hour Fitness Center
- Wireless Internet Access
- Luxury Bath Amenities
- Direct Dial Telephones
- In-Room Safes
- Air Conditioning
- Wireless Internet Access
- 2 Restaurants
- 24-Hour Room Service
- Coffee Shop
- 2-person occupancy (one additional child may also occupy room with use of a rollaway and a charge of $70/night payable directly to hotel upon arrival)
- Breakfast each morning
- Free late check-out (4:00 p.m. - be sure to notify guest if you'd like to take advantage of this)
Why We Love Madrid
Merciless style and authentic art inspire us in Madrid. Take to this genuinely Spanish city to discover a true European gem.
Must-See Site: Not far from the hotel is the famous El Botin restaurant, listed by the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest restaurant in the world. Ernest Hemingway added to its fame when writing about it in The Sun Also Rises, and Francisco Goya reportedly worked here as a server. Skip a full meal and go just for tapas, including the signature torta Espanola. Dinner for two $100. Calle de los Cuchillerosm 17. 011-34-91-366-4217. Read More
Kid-Friendly Spot: Young travelers will be entertained by the interactive exhibits at the city's planetarium, Planetario de Madrid. It's a great counterpoint to the city's famous art museums. Free entry to the museum. Closed Mondays. Parque Tierno Galván. 011-34-91-467-3461. Read More
Local Scene: After a stop by the touristed Plaza Mayor, head to the Plaza de Santa Ana, where Madrileños gather for tapas and late-night meals at their favorite hole-in-the-wall cafés. The Italian-Argentine fusion spot Anonimatto is a top option for sizzling steaks. Three-course dinner for two $75. Callejón de Álvarez, Gato 4. 011-34-91-522-5745.
Why Go Now
Now through August 28, 2011
"Goya and More"
The Prado museum unveils its complete collection of photographs, drawings, and paintings from the past several centuries, which include rarely seen Francisco Goya pieces. Prado Museum.
Augsut 14, 2011
Real Madrid vs. Barcelona
Catch one of the hottest sports rivalries in the world when these two football teams compete in Madrid. Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.
Starting October 21, 2011
The Lion King
See this Disney musical, translated to Spanish and performed on Madrid's Gran Via, one of Europe's top theater districts. Consider it a Spanish language lesson. Teatro Lope de Vega.