If you’re a budget-minded business traveler heading for Madrid, you’ll be delighted to find that HostelBookers.com has extensive listings for high-end, economical accommodations that cater to working guests with perks like free airport shuttles, high-tech meeting rooms and gourmet banquet facilities. Armed with the abundance of information that comes from customer reviews, on-site photographs and Google maps with street views, it’s easy to determine which reasonably priced hotel will best suit your criteria so you can have productive meetings, do some interesting sightseeing and indulge in comfortable quarters loaded with amenities. Here I show you four reasonably priced hotels that I have found on the site that make the grade for you as a business traveler:
If you want to be close to the action in Madrid, this upscale hotel in the Salamanca area designed with the business traveler in mind foots the bill nicely. Beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms range from cozy singles to extensive suites with private bathrooms, mini-bars, Wi-Fi access and interactive satellite TV. Banquet facilities, meeting rooms and the lounge area are at your disposal for formal or casual business meetings and there are two restaurants on-site– one serving local Andalusian fare in a casual atmosphere and the other specializing in upscale cuisine with all the trimmings. The travel desk can arrange shopping excursions to Madrid’s Golden Mile or organize tours to the nearby Prado Museum. There’s a bus stop on the corner and the Serrano Metro Station is just a few blocks away with quick access to the airport and rail stations.
Petit Palace Tres Cruces
Guests of this elegant, fully renovated facility on a quiet street in the heart of Madrid are treated to complimentary airport shuttle services and the tour desk provides bicycle rentals for enjoying nearby Retiro Park. Stylish air-conditioned rooms offer business travelers a welcome refuge after a busy day with a hydro-massage shower, plasma TV, mini-bar and blackout drapes. Enjoy free Wi-Fi throughout the facility and a hearty breakfast in the dining room. Hotel guests are also entitled to discounts at the nearby Body Factory Gymnasium. Pets are welcomed and rooms can accommodate up to four guests, making it perfect choice for business travelers who want to bring their families along to experience Madrid.
Petit Palace Arturo Soria
Located in the San Blas neighborhood along a beautiful tree-lined avenue, this modern hotel’s rooms are loaded with perks like strong hydro-massage showers, computer desks with PCs, free Wi-Fi, iPod docking stations and LCD satellite TVs. At this full-service air-conditioned facility, you’ll have access to meeting rooms, a cyber café and a bar/lounge for informal gatherings. Walk to the Arturo Soria shopping plaza or stroll along beautiful Calle Alcala, the longest street in Madrid, that’s lined with restaurants, museums and monuments. It is a 10-minute ride to the city center via the Metro or take advantage of the free parking and take a day trip to El Escorial, the architectural wonder that was the Royal Seat for the King of Spain.
High Tech Nueva Castellana
An exceptional value, this state-of-the-art accommodation is centrally-located in northern Madrid’s Chamartín business district and offers free shuttle service to and from the Barajas Airport and the IFEMA Convention and Congress Centre. On-site facilities include three conference rooms, a business center, an outdoor café and a gourmet restaurant that creates signature holiday menus. With on-site parking and fast access to Madrid’s major ring roads, this hotel is an excellent choice for those touring Madrid by car and is only a 10-minute walk to Las Tablas Metro Station that connects with the city center, the Fuencarral Market and the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium.