The Most Romantic Boutique Hotels to Book in Madrid

Enjoy an intimate boat ride on the lake in Retiro Park
Enjoy an intimate boat ride on the lake in Retiro Park | © Lucas Vallecillos / Alamy Stock Photo
Jessica Jones

Madrid, with its beautiful architecture, picturesque parks and world-class cuisine, is a great option for a romantic escape. From former palaces to fashionable designer pads, we take a look at the most romantic hotels Madrid has to offer.

1. Barceló Emperatriz

Boutique Hotel

Double bed in room with mirrored wall, two cushioned chairs and both mesh and thick curtains at Barceló Emperatriz
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The five-star Barceló Emperatriz is located in a 19th-century palace and the entire hotel is inspired by royalty, specifically the Empress Eugenia de Montijo. The hotel is in the upmarket Salamanca district, home to Madrid’s designer shops, gourmet restaurants and the picturesque Retiro Park, the ideal place for a romantic stroll. All rooms are equipped with their own mini-media hubs, as well as rainfall showers and a pillow menu. Rooms cost from €135 a night.

2. Hotel Ritz, Madrid

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel

Double bed, sofa and two armchairs under a chandelier in a classically styled, white-painted room at Hotel Ritz, Madrid
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The very name of the Ritz conjures up images of old-world romance and class, and staying at the Ritz Madrid, you will be treated to the finest things in life, from its beautiful rooms with antique touches to its exquisite restaurant and British afternoon tea. On warmer days, you can enjoy some tapas and drinks on the hotel’s terrace. Don’t miss the hotel’s Krug Bar; what drink is more romantic than a glass of chilled champagne? Rooms cost from €280 a night.

3. ME Reina Victoria

Boutique Hotel

Double bed facing TV in neutral-toned room with thick rug, cushioned chair and city views at ME Reina Victoria
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You can’t miss the ME Reina Victoria hotel, sitting as it does above Plaza Santa Ana, one of Madrid’s most popular squares, full of terraces and tapas. The ME is sleek and modern, with a host of luxurious design features and extras. Opt for one of the hotel’s Mode rooms for stunning views across the city, and special lights that allow guests to control the intensity and colour of their lighting. Don’t miss a drink on the its roof terrace, the Roof, one of the city’s best rooftop bars, or a massage in the Metropolitan spa; from €169 a night.

5. Vincci the Mint

Boutique Hotel

Double bed facing wall-mounted TV in room with armchair, parquet floor and sea-blue-painted walls at the Vincci the Mint
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This charming four-star hotel is set on Madrid’s Grand Vía, the central boulevard that is home to shops, cocktail bars and some of the city’s best nightlife. The Mint is a cutting-edge hotel that does away with stuffy details like a reception desk; instead, guests check in at the bar and are presented with a welcome cocktail – don’t mind if we do. Rooms are contemporary and stylish, with surprising design flourishes. The unusual design details continue on the rooftop bar, where the bar is actually a converted food truck. Rooms cost from €160 a night.

6. Only You Boutique Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

A large and spacious double room with a large, dark blue wall and modern furniture at Only You Boutique Hotel
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This luxurious hotel is located close to Chueca and Malasaña, two of Madrid’s coolest barrios and the centre of some of the city’s best nightlife. It takes interior design to the next level: every space is a feast for the eyes, from the little details in its stylish rooms to its stunning lobby and YOUnique restaurant. Rooms combine 19th-century architecture and original details with contemporary design. Every Thursday, the hotel offers guests the chance to enjoy a picnic designed by its chef, Carlos Martín, a romantic touch that could leave you coming back for more. Rooms cost from €170 a night.

7. Room Mate Alicia

Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel

Double bed, armchair, curved sofa, desk, cushioned desk chair and TV in room at Room Mate Alicia
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The Room Mate hotel chain names each of their hotels after a different person, whose personality they think matches that of the hotel. Room Mate Alicia, on the beautiful Plaza Santa Ana, would be a sophisticated Madrileña who loves culture, cuisine and exploring her wonderful city. This industrial 20th-century building has been expertly converted into a bright and modern space. Rooms are light and stylish and there are a range of options, from doubles to the duplex suite that comes with its own terrace and plunge pool. Rooms start at €116 a night.

8. Westin Palace

Hotel, Boutique Hotel

History and tradition collide at the Westin Palace, which, back when it was called the Palace Hotel, was such a favourite of Ernest Hemingway that he set a scene in The Sun Also Rises in the hotel. It is located opposite Spain’s parliament, and close to Madrid’s Golden Triangle of art galleries. Don’t miss La Rotonda restaurant, which sits under a gigantic stained-glass dome. Opera fans shouldn’t miss the restaurant’s Opera and Brunch, held every Sunday. Rooms start at €254 a night.

9. Iberostar Las Letras

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Double bed on parquet floor in orange-painted room with soft seat and flat-screen TV at Iberostar Las Letras
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This literary-themed and eminently romantic hotel in Madrid is an ideal option for those who want to dive into the world of books and Madrid’s famed artistic history. The walls of its rooms feature famous literary quotes and the hotel has a well-stocked library where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing. Rooms are modern and stylish, and options including a strawberries and cava package so that you can begin your romantic getaway straight away. Rooms cost from €74 a night.

10. Hotel Urban

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Double bed in brown-toned ensuite room with black soft chair at Hotel Urban
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The five-star Hotel Urban is located right in the heart of Madrid, close to Puerta del Sol and just opposite Spain’s parliament building. Inside, the style is heavily inspired by art deco, and the Glass Bar, complete with its huge crystal chandelier, makes for a dramatic entrance into the hotel and a romantic spot for a welcome cocktail. The hotel’s rooftop is a stunning setting for a dip in its pool, or a nighttime drink while gazing out over the city’s rooftops. Rooms start at €300 a night.

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