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Novotel Madrid Center 3.0

Salamanca, Madrid, Community of Madrid

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  • In quiet but central Retiro neighborhood, near public transportation
  • Clean rooms with mini-fridges and work desks
  • Adequate restaurant and bar on-site
  • Parking on-site (for a fee)
  • Family Rooms can sleep up to four guests
  • Business center and extensive meeting space
  • Reasonably priced breakfast buffet


  • No fitness center
  • Fee for in-room Wi-Fi (free in Executive Rooms)
  • Some lingering tube TVs
  • Most rooms have small windows
  • Somewhat dated throughout

Bottom Line

This 790-room hotel is popular among business travelers and large groups for its low rates and clean rooms. It lacks character, as well as basics such as a fitness center, modern in-room technologies, and free Wi-Fi, but it’s a decent pick for travelers on a budget. Rooms on the top two floors were renovated in 2012 and feature flat-screen TVs and more contemporary decor, but most have small windows, dated furniture, and only mini-fridges in the way of in-room amenities. It’s not in the very heart of the action, but there are four Metro lines within a 10-minute walk, and a wide array of restaurants and shops in the immediate neighborhood.

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On the border of quiet Retiro and upscale Salamanca neighborhoods, near shopping, dining, and Retiro Park

Hotel Convencion is located right on the southern border of residential Retiro neighborhood and fashionable Salamanca district. While it’s not in the heart of the action, this locale is very convenient for those who want to be close to attractions without feeling in the thick of the tourist route. There is a wide array of traditional restaurants and bars in the neighborhood, and shopping along Goya Street is just an easy walk from the hotel. There are few nightlife options here, but having easy access to the Metro means you can be anywhere in the center in less than 20 minutes.

Salamanca neighborhood is arguably the most upscale are in Madrid. It’s known for its designer boutiques, expensive restaurants, and beautiful buildings, plus it’s it’s the only neighborhood in Madrid with a grid system, which makes it easy to navigate. Retiro is a quieter, mostly residential area just south of Salamanca. It wraps around the eastern side of the Retiro Park -- Madrid’s most popular park and once the summer retreat for Spanish royals -- and has a very local vibe, with lively outdoor terraces, tree-lined streets, and local businesses.

  • 20-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • Steps to restaurants, bars and shops
  • 3-minute walk to O’Donnell Metro station (line 6)
  • 7-minute walk to Goya Metro station (lines 2 and 4)
  • 8-minute walk to Retiro Park, Madrid’s most famous garden
  • 10-minute walk to Principe de Vergara Metro station (lines 2 and 9)
  • 15-minute walk to upscale shopping along Serrano Street
  • 13-minute bus ride to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 14-minute bus ride to El Prado Museum
  • 14-minute bus ride to Chueca, home to restaurants, bars and shops
  • 16-minute bus ride to shopping on Gran Via
  • 17-minute Metro ride to Atocha train station
  • 18-minute Metro ride to Puerta del Sol
  • 19-minute bus ride to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 20-minute Metro ride to Plaza Mayor
  • 23-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and Sabatini Gardens
  • 25-minute Metro ride to La Almudena Cathedral
  • 25-minute Metro ride to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 28-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district
  • 30-minute Metro ride to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple

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Calle o'Donnell 53, Madrid, Community of Madrid 28009, Spain


3 (491) 221-4060

Also Known As

  • Hotel Convencion

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Executive Junior Suite
  • Family Room
  • Triple Room