A multi-year renovation project, completed in 2013, transformed one of the most old-fashioned lodgings in central Madrid into the epitome of casual chic. Four of the five different grades of rooms are decorated in the familiar international palette of taupes and tans with dark wood accents and pops of brilliant white in the linens and bathrooms. All have new wooden floors, new bathrooms, and all new furnishings. The least expensive rooms, designated “smart economy,” use lollipop color schemes to make them look bigger than they are; queen-size beds eat up most of the space, but the rooms are well designed and a very good deal. They are sold as either singles or doubles. Other doubles are larger, stepping up in size when called standard double and getting downright spacious as superior doubles. There are only a few available, but the corner rooms (premium priced) are as large as a junior suite and feature two glass walls for panoramic city views. Both the bar and hotel restaurant are run by the Arzak family of San Sebastián fame.
Hotel Santo Domingo
Calle San Bernardo 1
Our Rating Neighborhood Opera and Palacio Real Transportation Metro: Santo Domingo Phone 91-547-98-00 Prices 81€–140€ smart economy; 99€–170€ double; 139€–234€ superior double; 153€–227€ corner room. Parking 30€ Amenities Restaurant; bar; room service; free Wi-Fi Units 200 units Web site Hotel Santo Domingo