It may be located just minutes from Madrid Barajas International Airport, but you won’t even feel like you’re at an airport hotel when you stay at Hilton Madrid Airport. It is a modern and contemporary hotel that is comprised of two, eight-floor towers that are concealed (like two separate buildings) and connected at the lobby level.
Hilton Madrid Airport has advanced meeting facilities to create memorable events, excellent gastronomy, unique and relaxing guest rooms (that you expect from a Hilton), stylish dining, a top-notch fitness center and a full range of amenities and services.
Plus, you are in Madrid, so exploring the Spanish capital is just a short distance away.
Guest Rooms at Hilton Madrid Airport
The has 284 rooms and suites. Guest rooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and heated floors. Options include:
- King and double guest rooms (398 square feet)
- King deluxe room (484 square feet – corner room)
- King and Twin (double) executive room (398 square feet)
- King relaxation room (484 square feet)
- King executive suite (743 square feet)
- Presidential suite (1,485 square feet)
Depending on your room selection, you could gain access to various services, such as executive lounge access, complimentary breakfast and refreshments, and fitness center access.
Dining at Hilton Madrid Airport
The hotel has three main dining options — all on the ground level:
Ferrum Bar: This is a great spot where you can gather or meet others for a cocktail and tapas.
La Plaza: This s where you will have breakfast. They offer an amazing breakfast buffet with seasonal Spanish specialties and traditional American breakfast options.
Reserva Grilla: This is the hotel’s upscale restaurant and a perfect place to enjoy a traditional Spanish menu. Relax and plan to enjoy a couple of hours at lunch or dinner.
Meeting professionals can work with their events contact to plan private events here and throughout the hotel.
Meetings and Events at Hilton Madrid Airport
The conference center has a massive, central atrium that’s filled with light. It serves as a multi-functional area and can be used for exhibition space, receptions and other parties. It has 15 duly-equipped meeting rooms (space for up to 400 people) and a ballroom that can hold up to 580 people for major events.
Hilton Madrid Airport offers a full range of resources planners expect from Hilton Meetings, including:
- Audio/visual equipment rental
- Business center services; secretarial services
- Hospitality desk
- Office rental
- Paging/equipment rental
Each program is assigned a personal hotel representative who will coordinate all event requirements. Contact the events team at +34 911-534-000 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Features at Hilton Madrid Airport
Hilton Madrid Airport offers the full range of services you’ll expect when traveling on the road for business or a meeting. A few other examples include:
- Complimentary shuttle service to the city and the airport (check times)
- Complimentary WiFi access in all public areas
- Service animals and pets are allowed (20 kg)
- Fitness center
- Gift shop
- Hairdresser service
- Luggage hold
- Multi-lingual staff
- Hours of Operation: Check-in: 2:00 p.m.; Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
- Total Guest Rooms and Suites: 284
- Total Meeting Space: 1,700 square meters
- Largest Meeting Space: 455 square meters (holds 580)
- Outdoor Event Space: Yes
- Business Center: Yes
- Concierge: Yes
- Executive Lounge: Yes
- Fitness Center: Yes
- Spa: Yes
- Parking: Yes
Like many cities, Madrid Barajas is located about 20 or 30-minutes from the city center and other tourist and business neighborhoods (shuttles, taxis, car services and the metro are all options). However, it really isn’t too distant from everything you would want to do. And while the location may be more about the airport, it’s best to make sure you explore the city’s best activities.
Hilton Madrid Airport is perfect for groups that want to meet close to the airport, allowing easier access for arrivals and departures.
It’s also not too far from IFEMA – Feria de Madrid (the fairground).
Tried and Tested
I had an opportunity to visit and stay overnight at the Hilton Madrid Airport for my last night of a week-long visit to Spain. The interior of this hotel is modern and contemporary. I was impressed with the quick service at the check-in desk and then the opportunity to take in view of the various gathering spaces throughout the atrium lobby.
Meeting professionals will be able to appreciate the value of this hotel’s two towers design. The South Tower can be used as a completely separate, dedicated conference facility and guest rooms for their program.
Business travelers will love the rooms. I stayed in a King relaxation room, and it’s not your typical box. I liked the choice of furniture, the flow and use of space. The room has white furniture and bedding (I slept amazingly on their mattress), chaise lounge, desk and chair, and dark wood floors. The bathroom had green marble-tiled floors, glass vanities, a heated towel rack, plush robes and slippers, a large whirlpool — take advantage of it (I did) — and separate shower.
This is a great room for business travelers.
When traveling, I enjoy experiencing the local cuisine, but every once in a while I do retreat back to my American comfort zone. The dining options here offered many choices. Reserva Grill is Hilton Madrid’s fine dining option where you can also be relaxed. And the American breakfast buffet options mixed with Spanish staples at La Plaza is certain to please any international visitor.
The fitness center was an unexpected surprise and standout — with a hydro-therapeutic swimming pool that opens to the rooftop. I didn’t have enough time to go there, but I definitely will next time.
I have to admit that I know people cringe at the idea of staying at an airport hotel, but you won’t feel that way here. I actually look forward to returning so that I can actually use all of the amenities here.
Updated. Initially published February 2, 2017