Wherever you go in Spain, you’re likely to find a Eurostars hotel in a recently renovated building close to the city center. The rates—especially last-minute—are often unbelievably good. Yes, it’s a chain, and to international ears the name doesn’t exactly ring with romance, but their hotels are invariably high-quality, comfortable, and clean. Everything just works. There are half a dozen Eurostars hotels in Madrid—and close to a hundred across Spain—none more centrally situated than this one, in a renovated 1930s sports arena a short stroll from Plaza Mayor. Its rooms are fitted out with cool, quality materials and big, comfortable beds. A business-style buffet breakfast is served on the seventh floor, which has an outdoor terrace with rooftop views across the city.