Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy (I)
Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: AC Hotel Santo Mauro – Swank, expensive and graced by David Beckwity
The neoclassical Santo Mauro Hotel, near the Paseo de la Castellana, was a 19th century French Palace. It then housed the Canadian Embassy before being converted into a hotel.
David Beckwith made this hotel home for six months. Its location is in a swank residential part of town.
The Duque de Santo Mauro's 19th century library is now the dining room and his ballrooms are now conference rooms.
Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: Antigua Posada del Pez Hotel – Modern era enlightenment with chic modern
The Antigua Posada del Pez Hotel is in the heart of downtown Madrid and is among the buildings of the 18th and 19th century that line the boulevards of Madrid’s main avenues, such as Gran Via.
Though the building is historic, the interior is modern and aims for comfort and simplicity.
Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: Best Western Atlantico Madrid – French Belle Epoque on the grand Via
The Atlantico Madrid is in a French-styled Belle Époque building from 1921. It was part of the enthusiastic mood of the early 20th century Gran Vía, adding its elegance and grandeur to the long line of buildings beautifying the boulevard.
The rooms are spacious, comfortable, and uphold the global standard set for Best Western hotels. The location is central.
Historic Hotels in Madrid, Italy: Chueca Pension – Clean, comfy and in the heart of happening Madrid
This pension, less than one block away from the colorful Plaza de Chueca, is basic, clean, and moderately priced.
It is in a typical 100-year old Madrileño building in a residential area in this artsy Belle Époque neighborhood, a stone's throw from the Gran Vía.
It's also a great place to stay if you are on a budget but still want a clean, convenient, and well-run accommodation.
Staying in Chueca neighborhood also offers a more local perspective of the artsy-edgy side of Madrid, especially if you grab a front-row seat and drink at one of the outdoor cafe tables on the Plaza de Chueca.