Hotel Urban

Carrera de San Jeronimo 34, Madrid, Spain
Puerta del Sol
96 Rooms
Modern Design & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Madrid may be the more conservative of Spain’s big cities, but there’s plenty of modern design, made all the more striking by the contrast with the city’s prevailing classic architecture, much of it dating to the 18th century and earlier. In the center of Habsburg Madrid, near the Puerta del Sol, stands the Hotel Urban, a stunning modern structure surrounded by centuries-old buildings, its metal and glass construction standing out against the neighboring stonework. Contemporary design isn’t the whole story, though. The Urban may have the slightly edgy, industrial feel of the most stylish new boutiques, but it adds to this formula a generous helping of individuality.

Owner Jordi Clos is not just a successful hotelier but a noted art collector as well, and the head of an archaeological society whose collection the Urban was designed to display. A basement gallery houses a permanent collection of ancient Egyptian artworks, and the guest rooms are furnished with antique Hindu and Chinese pieces, complete with explanatory notes in the manner of a museum program. The result is a engaging: while many “design hotels” resemble nothing so much as art galleries, with their blank white walls and minimalistic furnishings, the art is conspicuously absent. The Urban, in contrast, is a rich and welcoming space, and the art-museum trappings don’t even begin to introduce a note of sterility or emptiness.

The interior design in the public spaces is highly individual as well, with a particular emphasis on unusual lighting effects: a glowing alabaster column that descends the height of the atrium to the lobby floor, like a stream of molten rock being poured, and a reception desk made of the same luminescent material. Elsewhere six-foot fluorescent tubes line the walls, and globes dangle behind bar countertops, lit from within, again replicating the effect of white-hot stone or metal.

Upstairs, there’s more to the guest rooms than ancient Hindu sculptures. Dark mahogany floors and black leather furnishings set a serious tone, and the amenities are up-to-the-minute, including flat-screen televisions and wireless internet access. Street-side windows are double-glazed to muffle the sounds of traffic, and the courtyard-side rooms are as quiet as Egyptian tombs.

Today’s high-design hotels feature bathrooms that are as clever as the bedrooms, if not more so. These are behind glass walls, with fixtures as futuristic as any we’ve seen, from the conic wash basins to the deep stand-alone tubs. Heavy towels and robes are de rigueur for a hotel of the Urban’s stature, as are custom-packaged bath products.

Located between the Puerta del Sol and the museum district, the Urban isn’t short for competition in the restaurant and nightspot stakes; that it’s such a success is remarkable indeed. The Michelin-starred Restaurante CEBO and the Glass Bar are among Madrid’s hottest spots, and in summertime they're joined by a rooftop terrace. By day it’s a pool deck, where guests lounge in the sun with a view of the city, and by night it’s an open-air bar, with cocktail tables perched at the building’s edge, six stories above the street.

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Hotel Urban
Carrera de San Jeronimo 34, Madrid, Spain
Puerta del Sol

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Gym
  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Air conditioning
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Wake-up service
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • Shopping area nearby
  • EV Charging Station
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool

Need to Know

  • Hotel Urban does not accept guests under the age of 12.
  • Rooms cannot accommodate cribs or extra beds.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Credits and discounts will be applied at check-out in local currency unless otherwise noted.
  • Eligible Plus reservations: Welcome amenities may be delivered to your room after you check in. A “Do Not Disturb” status may impact the delivery of these amenities.
Check in: 14:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Guest Rooms and Public Spaces
  • Conserves energy when rooms are empty
  • Uses energy-efficient heating and cooling
  • Uses energy-efficient lighting
  • Gives guests the option to reuse linens and towels
  • No single-use plastic straws
  • Provides charging for electric vehicles
  • Sources produce from local farms
  • Creates seasonal menus from locally sourced produce
  • Offers vegan menu options
  • Reduces food waste
Community and Environment
  • Purchases from locally owned businesses
  • Hires locally with fair wages, benefits, and advancement
  • Trains staff in sustainability best practices
  • Trains staff in local cultural heritage
  • Measures and reduces water waste

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