This brick-sided hotel soars nine stories above the northern periphery of Madrid. It's part of the massive modern shopping complex attached to the Chamartín railway station, although once you're inside your soundproofed room, the noise of the railway station will seem far away. The owner of the building is RENFE, Spain's government railway system, but the nationwide chain that administers it is HUSA Hotels. The hotel lies 15 minutes by taxi from both the airport and the historic core of Madrid and sits atop one of the capital's busiest Metro stops. The well-appointed rooms are good size, with cushiony furnishings. Especially oriented to the business traveler, the hotel offers a video screen that posts the arrival and departure of all of Chamartín station's trains.
- © Frommer's 2013