The hotel’s guest list reads like a “who’s who” of Spanish movers and shakers, including everyone from King Alfonso XIII and bullfighter Manolete to Federico García Lorca and Pablo Picasso. The neoclassical-style building dates from 1913, but has been continuously updated to keep up with the needs of contemporary travelers. The decor tends to the traditional and comfortable formula of dark woods, well-padded upholstery, and rich fabrics in subdued colors—with a few neoclassical details for accent. Most rooms are small to mid-size. The central location—roughly equidistant to the Plaza de Toros and the cathedral—is handy for pedestrian sightseeing.