Best Budget: Artrip Hotel
Located in the heart of Madrid’s multicultural Lavapiés district, Artrip Hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the Reina Sofia Museum (famous for its artworks by Picasso and Dalí). Housed in a historic building from the 1900s, this is a budget hotel with five-star service – made especially intimate by the fact that there are only 17 rooms. The reception stays open around the clock and the friendly staff can help you book the best restaurants, wine tastings and flamenco shows in the city.
The lobby exhibits local artwork, while the rooms are modern and clean. All categories include full soundproofing, premium bedding, cable TV and a minibar – and even Standard Rooms come with a picturesque French balcony. Enjoy a Mediterranean breakfast buffet each morning, then unwind at the honor bar in the evening. There’s a lending library and a living room with tea and coffee available 24/7. Other useful amenities include an elevator and public parking facilities next door.