Gran Hotel Inglés
It's only right that we kick things off with the oldest hotel in Madrid. Having first opened its doors back in 1886, this grand and glorious establishment is located in the very soul of the vibrant Barrio de las Letras neighbourhood - all quirky concept bars, tapas joints and beautiful clothing boutiques. There are 48 rooms, each decked out with leather-panelled walls, brass fixtures and a carefully curated selection of original artworks. While there's much to be said for the luxurious king-size beds, it's the armchairs situated directly in front of the huge windows that we love - people-watching just got a serious upgrade. If you're staying over a weekend, slip downstairs to the in-house LobByto bar for classic cocktails and the soothing sounds of a live jazz performance.
Calle de Echegaray 8, 28014