Hotel Santo Domingo
From caves dating to the Spanish Inquisition to a record-breaking vertical garden, Hotel Santo Domingo in central Madrid offers intrigue and modern urban flair. Its original 20th-century building has historic collections of carpets and lace, plus paintings by artists whose works also hang in the famous Prado Museum. Pass through the lobby into the 21st-century building for eclectic themed guestrooms with modern amenities and splashes of color to seal its chic appeal. Even the parking lot — decorated by Madrid’s best mural artists — beckons a visit.
- Swim in the rooftop pool or sunbathe on the terrace
- The 200 guestrooms feature splashes of color or themed decor, from underwater grottos to cowboy ranches
- Enjoy a cocktail in a 16th-century cave or overlooking Madrid’s skyline
- Enjoy close proximity to Gran Via, the metro, famous attractions, and vibrant nightlife
- Choose from 12 multipurpose meeting rooms to host a memorable event
- Check out the iconic vertical garden with its 110 species and 20-meter waterfall
With cocktails in caves that are hundreds of years old, record-breaking gardens, and a rooftop pool with views of the city skyline, Hotel Santo Domingo is an oasis in the heart of Madrid. The hotel features two separate, but connected, buildings — one historical and one contemporary. Whatever your style or mood, the hotel has something for you.
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Find your perfect fit in one of Santo Domingo’s 200 individually decorated guestrooms and suites, many with views of the city or the beautiful hanging garden. Rooms in the 20th century building are bright and airy with sleek furnishings, neutral tones, and splashes of color. The 21st-century building features vibrant, themed guestrooms that take you to the moon or under the sea.
If travelling for business, take advantage of one of the hotel’s 12 meeting rooms, including the glass-ceilinged Natura room, with views of the world-famous vertical garden.
Choose between a cocktail in a cave dating back to the Spanish Inquisition or a seventh-floor poolside terrace overlooking modern Madrid. Share a plate of pintxos or a classic dish of the finest local ingredients.
Restaurante Sandó – Dine on seasonal produce and high-quality ingredients from a menu that offers a contemporary take on Spanish classics. Start with a ración of octopus in tempura batter, or zucchini ravioli filled with Iberian pork shoulder, or head straight for main dishes like hake medallions with scarlet shrimps and citrus sauce.
La Barra de Sandó – For a more casual meal and your favorite libations, visit this bar overlooking the Plaza de Santo Domingo. Choose from a selection of pintxos — maybe the Cantabrian anchovy salad, sea bass fish balls, or duck tenderloin with truffle sauce.
Las Cuevas de Sandó – This is a place to write home about. The caves, dating back to the 16th century and discovered during a refurbishment, have been lovingly restored and now offer an impressive list of gins and cocktails. Explore the maze of rooms for a unique pre-dinner drink.
Sunset Lookers – Seven stories up on the rooftop terrace, this is one of the best spots to enjoy a cocktail with a 360-degree view as the sun sets over Madrid.
Try authentic pintxos at one of two on-site restaurants, swim in the refreshing rooftop pool, and then relax with a cocktail overlooking the Madrid skyline. Enjoy artwork, eclectic furniture, and carpet and lacework displayed in the hotel’s 20th-century building, and then head underground to see 16th-century caves or the avant-garde graffitied parking lot. For a touch of nature, visit the hanging gardens, named the largest of its kind in 2011 by Guinness World Records. On the rooftop terrace, recline on a sun lounger or swim in the open-air pool.
Make time to explore the nearby Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, and Plaza Santa Ana. Then jump on the metro or into a taxi to discover Madrid’s Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum before taking a leisurely walk among the trees in Retiro Park.
Hotel Santo Domingo
Moments from the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace, the hotel is a great base for exploring Madrid’s best sites and shopping. For art, the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum are only 15 minutes away by metro. The Latina and Chueca barrios, renowned for restaurants and nightlife, are also close by.
Madrid-Barajas Airport is 9 mi / 15 km away, and an airport shuttle service to the hotel is available.
Atocha railway station — with connections across Spain — is 10 minutes away by taxi.
Parking is available at an additional cost.