Hard Rock Hotels combine elements of the local cities where they live with the vibrancy of music. And Hard Rock Hotel Madrid doesn’t miss a beat.

Located across from the Reina Sofia Museum — the south end of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of Art which also includes the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza museums within walking distance nearby, the Hard Rock Hotel Madrid is relaxing spot next to this lively area for you to call home.

Hard Rock Hotel Madrid has many amenities — including an incredible rooftop terrace bar — that will appeal to upscale and business travelers who want a stay with a vibe.


Guest Rooms and Stay at Hard Rock Madrid

This hotel sits on the edge of the historic central district and has 161 guest rooms. Your hotel music experience begins at the colorful reception desk and throughout the lobby. Memorabilia can be found throughout the lobby and guest room floors. And one of my favorite visuals is the guitar chandelier that stands the height of the lobby to the rooftop floor.

Other memorabilia can be seen on each of the floors. As I walked the hallway to my room, I was struck by how quiet the hotel is and then my eyes were met by a Shhh art installation at one of the corners of the floor. Then you enter your room with music playing in the background that you can tailor to your own playlist

Hard Rock Hotel Madrid offers three categories of guest rooms:

  • Classic (five different styles)
  • Suites (two different styles)
  • Rock Star Suite (“You’ve made it.”)

Each of the guest rooms include art, bold decor and music. These are not your cookie-cutter hotel rooms. They take what you expect as basic function and decorate it with innovative design. The bed is comfortable, and the hotel staff pay attention to the details travelers appreciate, like chocolate next to the bed. And, if you’re there on a business program, they take care to place your guest room event amenities.

Dining at Hard Rock Hotel Madrid

RT60 is the rooftop bar that spans the full length and width of the hotel. You’re first met with Hard Rock’s rooftop design experience before you even sit down. Then, your eye is taken to the 360 degree views of Madrid. Enjoy a cocktail or beverage of your choice with rooftop bites and music. A colleague and I relaxed up there for a glass of wine and a short while later we decided a second was more than worth the time. (Whether you’re staying at the hotel or visiting Madrid but staying elsewhere, this is a rooftop bar I would highly recommend.) Hours: 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. Note: If you’re looking to host a memorable event in the heart of Madrid, definitely consider RT60 — it’s available.

Sessions Restaurant is located on the hotel’s lobby level. It has a North American menu with a Spanish chef’s flair. I enjoyed the Spanish breakfast buffet each morning for my stay. Breakfast hours: 7 am. to 11 a.m.; lunch hours: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., dinner hours: 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday Brunch hours: Noon to 2:30 p.m.

GMT+1 is the lobby bar that offers cocktails and small bites. You can relax next to the bar or sit in the comfortable lobby lounge couches and chairs. Hours: 9 a.m. to midnight.

Roxy Garden is located poolside with a drink and food menu. Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Other Features and Amenities

Hard Rock Hotel Madrid has a cozy pool and deck level that feels like a city oasis (hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.). And there’s fitness center is located on the same level (open 24 hours) — it includes the standard options to handle that workout on the road.

For those who enjoy the Rock Shop, the Hard Rock Hotel gift shop to pick up those items you want to take home, it’s located on the lobby level.

The Verdict?

I have stayed at a few hotels in Madrid now, and Hard Rock Hotel Madrid is one I would go back and recommend. The design is unique, the location is excellent, the hotel is modern, the guest room is memorable, the music can be felt throughout and I love that rooftop. You’ll be pleased.