With its aggressive marketing via social media, computer in each room, and eye-popping decor in fully saturated colors, it’s pretty clear that the JC Rooms group is geared to a young and plugged-in clientele. This new group has reinvented the old-fashioned rooming house as limited-service hotels with great prices. Management will add one or two extra beds per room for about 15€ per night each. It makes for tight quarters, but many groups of young friends don’t mind turning a hotel room into something more like a hostel dorm. It gets more interesting in the tight bathrooms with snazzy molded glass sinks and glass-partitioned shower where privacy is not an option. Rooms are themed to the autonomous regions and big cities of Spain, with wall-sized color photos to make you feel like you’re there. This iteration of JC Rooms was one of the first, and the location halfway between Puerta del Sol and Plaza Santa Ana is hard to beat. Mind you, it’s on the second floor (that’s third floor to North Americans) so schlepping luggage is not a lot of fun.
JC Rooms Santa Ana
Calle Cruz, 8, 2nd floor
Our Rating Neighborhood Puerto del Sol and Las Letras Transportation Metro: Sevilla Phone 91-531-44-03 Prices 41€–92€ double Amenities Free central Madrid tours; free Wi-Fi Web site JC Rooms Santa Ana Other 25 roomsBook a Room Now
MapCalle Cruz, 8, 2nd floor Madrid
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