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Westin Palace Hotel Madrid
The Westin Palace Hotel Madrid was once a palace. It is now an impressively elegant hotel, with plenty of helpful staff. It has a grand entrance and reception, and the walls are painted fresco style with fake images of distant countryside and neighbouring buildings. The wall paintings give a spacious effect, although the reception is already huge, with several help desks. From the outside, the Westin Palace Hotel is a stylish building and its interior, I can only describe as like something out of a fairytale, chandeliers and a golden glow from the lighting.

To find the main entrance of the Westin Palace Hotel, turn your back on the roundabout with the fountain so you are facing the hotel. Then walk up the street called San Jeronimo, keeping the hotel to your left. In 50 metres you'll come to the elegant and ornate entrance. It's impressive, and when I visited, there was a smart porter waiting at the main door. The Westin Palace Hotel Madrid is within walking distance of the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.


Tip Take note that although the official name of the hotel is the 'Westin Palace Hotel' - the signage above it says 'Palace Hotel'.


Hotel Facilities

The Westin Palace Hotel has two restaurants: La Rotunda (also offers vegetarian options) and the Asia Gallery (specialising in Oriental dishes); café-bar, fitness centre with sauna, massage and solarium (open 24 hrs), hairdresser, clothes and jewellery shops, wi-fi internet, babysitters, travel agency, currency exchange, shuttle bus service to the airport and IFEMA trade fair centre, parking and car hire.


Facilities For The Disabled

On each floor there are two or three rooms especially adapted for disabled access. They feature wider doorways, larger baths, and hand railings. The furnishing of each room is set at a lower level so surfaces are easier to reach from a wheelchair.


Business Facilities

The Westin Palace Hotel Madrid is excellently equipped for business meetings. There are 18 meeting / banqueting rooms, the largest of which seats up to 800 people. Additional facilities are: projectors, photocopying, podiums, videos, screens, transcription service, simultaneous translation, hostesses, stenographers, sound system, secretary's, notice boards, computers with internet, and a range of refreshments from coffee to cocktails and working lunch.


Rooms

There are 417 guest rooms, decorated in a lush style - each with AC and CH, 47 suites, specially designed 'guest offices' for business travellers, and 1 exclusive 'Royal Suite' that Westin claim is one of the world's most luxurious, with sauna, Jacuzzi, butler service and pop-up TV with Bang and Olufsen sound system. The Westin Palace Hotel Madrid also has its own design in beds, called 'the Heavenly Bed'.


Hotel Location And Facilities

There are several coffee bars next to the Westin Palace Hotel
There are several coffee bars next to the Westin Palace Hotel

The Westin Palace Hotel Madrid is just across the road from the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum, and two minutes walk from the Prado. It is within ten minutes walk of Gran Via, which is the main road through Madrid, full of theatres, bars, shops and restaurants. Downstairs there are two coffee bars, and a newsstand. Across the street there is a cash point.


The Westin Palace Hotel is right next to the Thyssen museum. Seen here as the red brick building
The Westin Palace Hotel is right next to the Thyssen museum. Seen here as the red brick building

How to get to your hotel from Madrid-Barajas Airport

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Book your airport to hotel transfer in advance 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 metroMetro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Sevilla metro near the Westin Palace Hotel Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. I've given the quickest route below with the stations where you need to change listed:

metroMetro: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Goya (Brown Line, L4) Then change and head for Sevilla (Red Line, L2).

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.


Car parks near Hotel Westin Palace Madrid

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
EMT Montalbán Calle de Montalbán, 5 700 m
Garaje Centro Calle Relatores, 11 800 m
EMT Jacinto Benavente Plaza Jacinto Benavente 800 m
EMT Vázquez de Mella Plaza Vázquez de Mella 850 m
EMT Recoletos Paseo de Recoletos, 4 850 m

In A Nutshell

The Westin Palace Hotel Madrid is a high class and elegant hotel in an excellent location with easy access to both the commercial centre of Madrid, and the best of the museums. It caters superbly for businesses, and tourists alike. There are good disabled facilities too.

The Westin Palace Madrid
Plaza de las Cortes, 7
28014 Madrid, España.

metroMetro: Sevilla (Red Line, L2) Plus ten minutes walk.


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