The AC Palacio del Retiro Hotel is located in one of the best areas of Madrid and is within walking distance of Retiro Park and the Puerta de Alcalá. This 5-star hotel is in a beautiful twentieth-century building considered a National Heritage monument. It has several original fixtures including the floors, windows and carpets manufactured by the Royal Tapestry factory. The imposing architecture and great service has made it one of the capital's landmark hotels. There's a great restaurant where you can enjoy innovative menus and beautiful views of Retiro Park. The Suite bar serves snacks throughout the day, and is the perfect place for an informal meeting. Each of the rooms at the Hotel AC Palacio del Retiro is different, maintaining the spirit of the old building but with modern luxuries down to the last detail.
The Ritz hotel is the most beautiful in the city for me but at Christmas ... It's gorgeous. This year they celebrated the centenary of the hotel and it was especially nice. The decor is understated, all the bulbs the same colour.
The NH Madrid Nacional is a 4-star hotel ideally located near the Prado and the Reina Sofia art museums, opposite the Botanical Gardens and Atocha Station. It is very cozy despite not being the newest hotel around, and to be honest, the quality is not what you would expect from a hotel chain as well known as NH.