Carlton Hotel Madrid offers its colourful restaurant 'La Galerie' where there are paintings exhibited all year. The restaurant is open from 13:00 - 15:30 and 15:50 - 23:00.
You'll also find it incorporates a café that's open from 07:30 - 23:30.
In addition there's a laundry service, car rental, parking, wi-fi internet, babysitting service and a shuttle bus to both the airport and the IFEMA trade fair centre. In reception you find a TV tuned to a city information channel, a weather forecast, and an interactive touch-screen tourist information point. There are also 2 computers in reception for guest use.
The Carlton Hotel Madrid has 3 meeting rooms and the largest can hold up to 80 people. The hotel has an excellent supply of equipment for meetings and conferences, including: projectors, photocopying service, podiums, video, screens, transcription service, simultaneous translation, hostesses, stenographer, sound system, notice boards, bi-lingual secretary and computers.
If you want to plan a business / social event, the hotel will cater for business meals, working lunches, coffee breaks and cocktails.
There are 112 rooms at the Carlton Hotel Madrid, and every one has AC, phone, radio, music, minibar, safe, interactive satellite TV and a full bathroom with a hair dryer.
External rooms have a view onto the busy tree-lined Paseo de las Delicias road. The rooms have a clean and neat feel and have comfortable modern furniture.
The Carlton Hotel Madrid is 10 minutes walk from the Atocha train station, and Reina Sofia museum in an area that is predominantly residential, with a few shops, banks and bars. When I walked up Paseo de las Delicias there were people selling flowers too.
Opposite the hotel you'll find a bank, post box, a café-bar and a jewellery shop. And if you should feel hungry at any time, there's a branch of Open Cor 24 hour supermarket 50 metres away.
The 10 minute walk towards Atocha station brings you closer to the city centre, which is another 10 minutes walk (or metro ride) up the hill of Calle Atocha.
Booking your airport transport online in advance of your trip enables you to travel from Madrid-Barajas airport directly to the door of your hotel.
The online booked transfers listed below are not public transport operated services - which means they continue to run even if there is a public transport strike.
If you don't speak Spanish, and you are unfamiliar with Madrid, arranging your transport in advance will give you peace of mind and save you the trouble of working out the route yourself. You can either book a private transfer or a shared transfer.
Private transfer (online booking only)
A private transfer means that the vehicle that you have will be dedicated for you and your party only. The driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate with a sign with your name on it. Your driver will assist you with your luggage and take you to a private air conditioned vehicle to take you directly to your hotel. We have provided a booking link below.
Minibus transfer (online booking only)
A minibus option is cheaper than the private transfer and the vehicle is shared amongst other travellers. Unlike a private transfer the driver will not be waiting for you at the arrivals gate you would need to make your way to a meeting point.
Follow the link below to book either your private transfer or minibus transfer online.
Public transport options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about half an hour and cost between €22.00 - €30.00 (including airport supplement), depending on how much traffic there is, and assuming that you haven't got excess baggage (that it all fits inside the boot and interior of the taxi).
Via Metro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Palos de Frontera metro near the Carlton Hotel Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. The quickest route is written below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Columbia (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Principe de Vergara (Purple Line, L9). Then take the line to Sol (Red Line, L2), then the line to Palos de la Frontera (Yellow Line, L3).
Via Bus: You can take a red EMT public bus from the airport to Avenida America. The number bus that takes this route is the 115. From there it's quicker to change to the metro.
The Carlton Hotel Madrid is excellent value for money for a 4 star hotel. It is clean and modern inside and has some unique and useful features for tourists, in the form of the interactive information screen. The hotel caters well for businesses too, and is only a short metro journey away from the commercial centre of Madrid.
AC Hotel Carlton Madrid
Paseo de la Delicias, 26
28045 Madrid, España.
Metro: Palos de Frontera (Yellow Line, L3) Plus 6 minutes walk.