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Mei & Kerstin


Where to stay in Madrid?

Hi guys,

We're going to stay in Madrid for 3 nights in the end of March. In which hotel or area of the city should we stay? We are more into 4 star hotels or boutique hotels for couples (preferably lgbt friendly). 

Thanks in advance for your advices!


Mei and Kerstin

3 Answers

answered by
Javier from Madrid

I would not recommend staying in Chueca as it gets pretty noisy during the weekends. A good alternative could be the INNSIDE Madrid Genovawhich is located in the Alonso Martínez square, right next to a subway station and within walking distance of Chueca neighborhood.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Chueca (metro area)
  2. INNSIDE Madrid Genova (hotel)
  3. Alonso Martínez (attraction)
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answered by
Maria from Dublin


Madrid is reasonably compact and well served by public transport so you can get around very easily. Having said that I really like Austrias and La Latina which are both within walking distance of Plaza Mayor and Plaza Puerta del Sol and have lots of nice restaurants, tapas bars and Mercado de San Miguel

I stayed once in Hotel Preciados which is well located but I suggest you check out for some great apartments in central Madrid. They cost about the same or less than a decent hotel. We booked one in the Austrias barrio a couple of years ago and it was perfect. You can book most for 2-3 nights and upwards. We booked for a week and also booked a pick-up from the airport directly to the apartment. There's a person who meets you at the apartment and tells you about the area etc. which is priceless if you are short on time.

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Madrid (city)
  2. La Latina (neighborhood)
  3. Plaza Mayor (attraction)
  4. Plaza Puerta del Sol (attraction)
  5. Mercado de San Miguel (attraction)
  6. Hotel Preciados (hotel)
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answered first by
Janelle from Charleston

First of all, Spain is one of the most LGBTQ-friendly countries in Europe.  More so than France, Germany or Italy.  Madrid has a thriving LGBTQ scene.

I'd recommend the city centre simply because that's where most of the attractions are, and Madrid is a huge city that sprawls out in all directions.  If it weren't for the Metro it would take hours to travel by car from one end to the other.  Chueca is Madrid's unofficial LGBTQ neighbourhood.  It's just to the north (and within walking distance) of Parque del Retiro and the MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADO/Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza/Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía museum complex.  Accommodation (and everything else for that matter) here can be a bit touristy and overpriced, but the area is within a short walk of other areas that offer better value.  Only You Hotels is an LGBTQ-friendly boutique hotel...I've never stayed here but a bunch of us had a few drinks in their bar one night and it was quite smart. 

Mentioned in this answer:

  1. Chueca (metro area)
  2. Parque del Retiro (attraction)
  3. MUSEO NACIONAL DEL PRADO (attraction)
  4. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (attraction)
  5. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (attraction)
  6. Only You Hotels (hotel)
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