InterContinental Madrid

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • Just outside the centre of the city, with easy access to top attractions
  • Authentically Spanish bar with a traditional gin-and-tonic cart
  • Luxury credentials, from evening turn-down service to a pillow menu
  • Lovely walled garden terrace


The InterContinental Madrid is housed in an 18th-century palace in the leafy Castellana district. When we visited, we were impressed by the grand lobby, with its marble floors and glass ceiling, and we loved the luxurious bar, which has an old-world Spanish feel to it, plus plush seating and an old-fashioned gin-and-tonic cart. Drinks are served with a generous portion of local tapas.

In Madrid, 5-star hotels tend to be on the outskirts of the city, but the InterContinental is just 12 minutes on the Metro from Plaza Mayor and San Miguel, where you'll find some of the best tapas bars in the area. The Spanish Bank and the world-famous Prado Museum are five minutes' further walk from there. Visit Retiro Park for a relaxed wander around the botanical gardens, or go boating on the serene lake. There is also a spa and fitness centre back at the hotel.

The Sunday brunch buffet is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike -- dishes include lobster, suckling pig, paella and manchego cheese, all served on a huge round table under the chandelier in the fine-dining El Jardin restaurant. Breakfast is served in the café or on the quiet garden terrace in the centre of the hotel.

Classic rooms are typically Spanish in style, with gilt-framed paintings, heavy curtains, marble bathrooms and Andalusian furniture. Upgrade to an Executive Room for free Wi-Fi and InterContinental Club Lounge perks, such as free snacks and drinks. The Suites are more luxurious and have a separate lounge area; most overlook the garden.

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets not allowed. Only service animals are allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Parking height restrictions apply.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 35.20 for adults and EUR 17.6 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Early check-in is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 55.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cash not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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