Madrid is a location made for luxury stays, where splendour simply fits the scenery. Sunny blue skies, high fashion, vibrant modern culture and the grandeur of history make it a city of elegance, beauty and style. So whether you are looking for exemplary architecture, fantastic shopping experiences or spectacular views, you’ll find it in Madrid!
Luxury hotels in Madrid
The first step to start planning your trip is finding the hotel that best fits your needs. Here is our selection of luxury hotels in Madrid that offer the finest experiences. We want to make sure that even the most discerning guests will have an unforgettable stay!
As part of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, the owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels worldwide, the 5-star Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid is renowned for its legendary service and hospitality. This luxury Belle Époque palace has hosted royalty, dignitaries and other distinguished guests. You could be next!
The more than 110-year-old hotel reopened in April 2021 after three years of extensive renovation. It is now rated by some as the most luxurious in the city! It has five restaurants and bars, meetings & event rooms, fitness and wellness facilities and even access to exclusive activities for its guests.
This fantastic 5-star hotel is located on the ‘Golden Mile’ in Salamanca, one of Madrid’s most exclusive and upmarket areas.
Stay here and you can admire the historic architecture and the work of top interior designer Lázaro Rosa Violán, then enjoy a sophisticated signature cocktail in the BLESS Lively Lounge. Relax in the spa or with an exclusive bath experience. It features personalised recommendations of artisan soaps that have stimulating, calming, toning or moisturising effects to match your skin’s needs. You can also take part in an exclusive BLESS experience for shopping, art or a romantic day spent enjoying the luxury of Madrid.
And last but not least: you can bring your pet on this adventure since this hotel in Madrid is dog friendly!
Across from the marble statues and fountains of the Plaza de Neptuno, you’ll find this famous 5-star landmark. You’ll feel like a true VIP here, staying in rooms that have previously hosted guests such as Bill Clinton, Salvador Dalí and Christina Aguilera. In addition, this luxury hotel is at the heart of the city’s illustrious Art Walk, which connects some of the city’s most famous museums: El Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen-Bornemisza. It has 470 guest rooms and a restaurant under a stunning stained glass cupola.
Do you want to stay in the place where everyone wants to be? This 5-star hotel is one of the most photographed locations in town! It unites seven restored historical buildings and features a vast art collection of 1,500 pieces. Above it all is a beautiful rooftop terrace with the restaurant of Michelin-starred celebrity chef Dani García. The Four Seasons has a large wellness area and the most extensive urban spa in Spain. With 1,450 square meters of luxury beauty, relaxation and fitness amenities over four floors, you can pamper yourself before taking a dip in the pool!
The Four Seasons Madrid Hotel is one of the best addresses in the city if you are looking for stylish, comfortable and elegant accommodation.
If you have high class, gastronomy and glamour in mind when you think about luxury in Madrid, then this is your hotel! This unique 5*GL icon is in Calle San Jerónimo, in the political and financial district at the heart of the city.
The hotel’s avant-garde décor and rooms feature natural wood and stone, which provide the perfect backdrop for the Oriental art on display. In addition, it boasts CEBO, a Michelin-starred restaurant by chef Aurelio Morales.
This is another dog-friendly hotel so you can bring your furry family members! To cap an unforgettable stay, don’t miss the chance to enjoy a cocktail and the beautiful views from the terrace!
Luxury shopping in Madrid
High fashion is at home in Madrid. There are many designer brands with boutiques around the city. Fancy some luxury retail therapy? Here’s where to start!
Luxury in Salamanca, Lista & Goya
Take a stroll through the Salamanca, Lista and Goya districts. Around Calle de Serrano, Calle de José Ortega y Gasset, Calle de Goya and Calle de la Cruz you’ll find boutiques by Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Dior, Armani and Prada. In the same area there are also local luxury jewellery brands such as Durán, Yanes and Aristocrazy.
Shopping in boutiques in Madrid
If you prefer something a little hipper and edgier, be sure to explore the streets of Malasaña and Chueca and the Calle de Fuencarral. You’ll find small shops and boutiques from hot young fashion brands, designer & deco shops, as well as comic and book shops.
The area is full of lovely little cafés, restaurants and bars. So take a break from the shopping and have a cappuccino or a bite to eat – you could even raise a toast to your city break with an Aperol Spritz!
An extra tip: even if it’s not a luxury shop, you shouldn’t miss a visit to the biggest Zara in the world! With 7,700 square meters, this store is located in the towering Edificio España, which was the highest skyscraper in Europe in 1953.
The best rooftops in Madrid
The Roof (Hotel ME Madrid).
A great cocktail bar with wonderful views, plus really good drinks and excellent tapas. Plaza de Santa Ana, 14
Ático 11 (Iberostar Las Letras Gran Vía hotel)
Located on the seventh floor of a classic 1917 building, this modern hotel rooftop bar is one of the most popular in the city. Calle Gran Vía 11
Azotea del Círculo
On the roof terrace of the Círculo de Bellas Artes you can relax while enjoying the view of the city’s rooftops. Calle de Marqués de Casa Riera, 2
Oscar’s Terrace at the Room Mate Oscar Hotel
Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner? Check out this terrace and pool. It’s also ideal for brunch on Sundays! Plaza de Pedro Zerolo, 12
Sky Bar (Axel Hotel Madrid)
The trendy rooftop bar of the Axel Hotel in the bohemian Barrio de Las Letras has a pool for hot days and comes alive as a meeting point at night. Calle de Atocha, 49
Casa Suecia (NH Collection Madrid Suecia)
Chic décor and spectacular panoramic views await you on the 11th floor of the Hotel NH Collection Madrid Suecia. Calle del Marqués de Casa Riera, 4
Activities and experiences with luxury in Madrid
Here are our top choices for exclusive activities and experiences to see the very best of luxury in Madrid.
Hire a private chauffeur to explore the area
The area around Madrid is full of history, variety and charm, with smaller cities including El Escorial, Segovia, Aranjuez and Rascafria close enough to visit on a day trip. If you don’t want to worry about driving or following maps, you can hire a personal chauffeur to take you around. Just sit back, luxuriate and enjoy yourself!
If you have an important event you can also rent a limousine – there are many services available.
Have a VIP football experience
If you are a football fan, you’ll already know that Real Madrid is one of the world’s most famous and successful soccer clubs. In its amazing stadium, the Bernabéu, you can hire a VIP section, located beside the presidential balcony. It’s a chance to experience the sport like never before!
Luxury cinemas in Madrid
Cine Yelmo Luxury offers a first-class cinema experience. Lie back or lie down in comfortable chairs and use a seat button or app to order beer, wine and food to be delivered to you while you watch the movie. Take your cinema enjoyment to the next level!
This Spanish dance has been recognised by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, so you should definitely go to at least one show!
To round off your experience of luxury in Madrid, try some of the best tablaos in the city, such as Villa Rosa or the Corral de la Morería.
Now that you have a list of highlights to include in your exclusive trip, what are you waiting for to start the adventure?