The reception has a small seating area, and there are loads of information leaflets about local attractions and nightlife. This hotel has a refreshing feel to it thanks to the cream marble walls and spotlights dotted in the ceiling. The receptionist when I visited was pleasant and knowledgeable about the area. There's also a lounge area with parquet flooring, ornate rugs and comfortable sofas.
The Hotel Moderno Madrid has room service available for drinks, there's also a laundry service, free wi-fi internet throughout the building, satellite TV, car hire and public parking within 50 metres of the hotel with special discounted rates for hotel guests. The hotel will also make reservations for guests to go to restaurants, tours, golf courses and shows. Buffet style breakfast is available in the restaurant, which has a modern, fresh feel to it.
Business people will find there's a room available for meetings, and the hotel can provide a fax service and internet connection.
The Hotel Moderno Madrid has 97 rooms. 17 of them have nice terraces with seating areas and excellent views over to the Puerta del Sol square. Some of the rooms with terraces also have a hydro-massage bath. As standard, all rooms have a full bath, hairdryer, AC, safe, TV with international channels and pay TV channels, direct dial telephones, optional piped music and sound proofed windows.
The rooms feel clean and spacious and have beautiful wooden floors and modern décor.
The Hotel Moderno Madrid is one of the last buildings in a row on the Calle Arenal, before you reach Puerta del Sol. The Puerta del Sol square is the official centre of Madrid, and you'll find a very large El Corte Ingles supermarket and department store just 1 minute walk from the hotel.
Along the same street as the hotel, you'll be spoilt for choice by the number of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. The Hotel Moderno Madrid is also only about 50 metres from the famous nightclubs Joy and Palacio Gaviria. Within 100 metres is also Calle Mayor which leads to the impressive Plaza Mayor square, which is brimming with restaurants, bars, street artists and entertainers.
The metro is less than 50 metres from the hotel, and you can choose from several lines within Sol metro station.
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 will be about 30 minutes depending on traffic volume. The following price includes airport supplement and is valid assuming there is no excess baggage (that all baggage fits inside the boot and interior of the taxi).
Taxi Fare: €22.00 - €30.00
Via Metro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Sol metro near the Hotel Moderno Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. The quickest route is provided below with the stations where you need to change:
Metro: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Goya (Brown Line, L4) Then change and head for Sol (Red Line, L2).
Via Bus: You can take a public EMT bus (they are red) 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 Hotel Moderno Madrid is a bright and breezy hotel that has been refurbished to feel like its name: Modern. It is in the most central location in Madrid, giving you access on foot to literally 100's of bars, restaurants and shops. There are many tourist attractions within walking distance too, and the reception staff can even make bookings for you to visit the top attractions.
Hotel Moderno Madrid
Calle Arenal, 2
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Sol (Red Line, L2) Plus 30 seconds walk.