The 8 Best Hotels and Suites in Madrid


Hotel Puerta America is more of an architectural museum than a hotel.

Costing an estimated $100 million and taking three years to construct, each floor is the conception of a different world-famous architect, with contributions from Zaha Hadid and Ron Arad. In total, nineteen architecture and design studios were involved from thirteen different countries. Hotel Puerta America sits off the beaten track from many other luxury hotels, but is a convenient five miles from the Madrid-Barajas airport and one mile from the Auditorio Nacional de Música.


Why we love it: The contemporary and avant-garde presidential suites were designed by Jean Nouvel. These suites have a sliding panel system which enables guests to act as architect and restructure the space within the suite according to their own needs. Abstract photography by Roland Fleisher adorns the walls and ceilings, giving the impression that guests are sleeping beneath a turbulent Turner sky, and elongated windows provide panoramic views of the city lights. French Champagne, a VIP fruit basket and Oriol Balaguer chocolates are provided on arrival. Each bedroom has a walk in closet and light and window control panels and there is a guaranteed late checkout at 2pm. Supermodel Naomi Campbell and tennis ace Rafael Nadal have both stayed here.




  • Square footage: 1,500
  • Nightly rate: $4,700

Javier Tobar, General Manager

+34 91 744 5400

Avenida de América 41, 28002