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The brown, taupe, and tan color scheme of the decor might seem masculine, but the huge reproduction portraits of Spanish queens in the lobby signal that this really is the “house of the queen.” Rooms are feminine, but not in the soft and fluffy sense of the word. The desk has to share the television, but the handsome black-and-white photography of period architectural details (from buildings on Gran Vía) gives the walls and hence the rooms considerable elegance. Marble bathrooms include lighted magnifying mirrors and a small vase with a single calla lily or similar flower.