$93 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Nov 5, 2014 Check-out: Nov 6, 2014

Intur Palacio San Martin

4 stars
Plaza De San Martin 5, Madrid, 28013
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
26 reviews
Madrid Visit

Very clean hotel, great staff (Friendly cleaning crew and front desk w/helpful city info) and... See full review

  • SlickVic
  • Sep 12, 2014
Nice Location

Good hotel, nice room, nice amenities, big flat tv. Difficult to find See full review

  • Lokillo
  • Jun 8, 2013
Hotel in former U.S. Embassy building gives guests the VIP treatment
Housed in the historic former U.S. Embassy building on a quiet plaza in the heart of Madrid, the Intur Palacio San Martin enjoys a fantastic location close to major attractions, shopping, dining and entertainment. The grand 19th-century building was restored into a 4-star hotel offering guests friendly service and well-appointed rooms. Hotel amenities include a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine, a relaxing indoor patio, bar, fitness facilities and sauna, a business center, and meeting rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises.
Highlights
  • A 4-star hotel housed on a quiet city center plaza in 19th-century building lovingly restored to preserve original features
  • Comfortable rooms feature air conditioning and free Wi-Fi access
  • Hotel features a restaurant on the top floor with stunning views of the skyline of Madrid
Rooms
The 94 well-appointed rooms at the Intur Palacio San Martin are decorated in traditional style. All guest rooms are fully air-conditioned and feature TV with pay-per-view movies, a minibar, safe and 24-hour room service. The en suite bathrooms feature hair dryers. All rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi access, and some rooms overlook the inner patio of the hotel.
Features
The Intur Palacio San Martin is located in the heart of Madrid on the quiet Plaza de San Martin, next to the Descalzas Reales convent, in a former U.S. Embassy. The historic building was restored into a 4-star hotel in 2001, and it offers comfortable accommodations and an excellent location from which to explore the Spanish capital. Many of the original features of the building, like its marble and dark wood decor and impressive ceilings, have been preserved. Amenities at the Intur Palacio San Martin include meeting rooms, a business center, concierge services, fitness facilities and sauna, laundry services, a bar, and an in-house Mediterranean restaurant. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel.
Transportation
  • Madrid Metro service (0.2 mi/0.3 km)
  • Madrid bus service (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Barajas Airport (9.3 mi/15 km)
  • Taxi service available
Attractions
  • Monastery of Barefoot Royals outside hotel
  • Puerta del Sol (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Plaza Mayor (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Royal Palace (0.4 mi/0.7 km)
  • Plaza de Espana (0.5 mi/0.8 km)
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (0.7 mi/1.2 km)
  • Prado Museum (0.9 mi/1.5 km)
Business
  • Three meeting rooms with capacity of 150 people
  • State-of-the-art audio-video equipment available
  • Business center
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel

Hotel Map

40.4185 -3.707
Area served
Madrid.
Nearby airports
Barajas International airport 30km.
Area description
Intur Palacio de San Martin hotel is located in the center of madrid next to the Convento de las descalzas reales, in the plaza de san Martin , a few meters from the plaza Mayor ,Plaza Mayor, Palacio Real and the Teatro de la opera and Puerta del sol.

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Intur Palacio San Martin Rooms

Standard
Room with one double bed includes air conditioning, bathroom amenities, cable/satellite TV, color TV, ensuite/private bathroom, hairdryer, heating, internet access, laundry service, mini bar, pay-per-view movies, roomservice and safe in room.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Activities
Fitness Center
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Descalzas Reales: 0 mi
  • Plaza de Oriente: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de la Villa: 0.3 mi
  • Old Quarter: 0.4 mi
  • Plaza de España: 0.4 mi
  • Cortes: 0.4 mi
  • Campo del Moro: 0.6 mi
  • Puerta de Toledo: 0.8 mi
  • Fuencarral: 0.9 mi
  • Atocha Station: 1 mi
  • Chamberi: 1.2 mi
  • Arganzuela: 1.7 mi
  • Atocha Rail Station: 1.9 mi
  • Nuevos MInisterios Rail Station: 2.1 mi
  • Usera: 2.2 mi
  • Descalzas Reales: 0 mi
  • Plaza de Oriente: 0.3 mi
  • Plaza de la Villa: 0.3 mi
  • Old Quarter: 0.4 mi
  • Plaza de España: 0.4 mi
  • Cortes: 0.4 mi
  • Campo del Moro: 0.6 mi
  • Puerta de Toledo: 0.8 mi
  • Fuencarral: 0.9 mi
  • Atocha Station: 1 mi
  • Chamberi: 1.2 mi
  • Arganzuela: 1.7 mi
  • Atocha Rail Station: 1.9 mi
  • Nuevos MInisterios Rail Station: 2.1 mi
  • Usera: 2.2 mi
  • Puente de Vallecas: 2.5 mi
  • Casa de Campo: 2.6 mi
  • Latina: 2.6 mi
  • Castellana Avenue North: 2.9 mi
  • Tetuan: 3 mi
  • Carabanchel: 3.1 mi
  • Moratalaz: 3.3 mi
  • Arturo Soria Metro Station: 3.7 mi
  • Ciudad Lineal: 3.7 mi
  • Chamartin Rail Station: 3.9 mi
  • Villaverde: 4.9 mi
  • Villa de Vallecas: 5.1 mi
  • San Blas: 5.3 mi
  • Vallecas: 5.3 mi
  • Hortaleza: 5.6 mi
  • IFEMA and Campo de las Naciones: 5.7 mi
  • Madrid Golf Park: 7.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant
The hotel has the "Antigua Embajada" restaurant, located in the sixth floor of the hotel and with unbeatable views of Madrid you will taste exquisitely prepared national & international cuisine.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1300
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (26)

Ratings and reviews for Intur Palacio San Martin

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
26 out of 26
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.1
Room comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.7
Value:
3.9

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Black Bill
Scottish Borders
Apr 13, 2013

Great central location

Very clean hotel, centrally located and ideal for exploring central Madrid. The breakfast was a little expensive at almost 15euros. However it was very good and with the room rate being low overall it was good value. Prices were not displayed anywhere

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston
Jul 21, 2009

Good Location

Would have been great..but there is no internet in the rooms, the sauna was broken, and no one helped me with my bags. My room was very small and the room service staff unfriendly. Otherwise, great location and nice looking building.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Intur Palacio San Martin

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
san Diego,Ca.
Oct 30, 2009

a good central location

overall the hotel is good ,the bathroom though does not have a fan and it gets foggy and the vapoer clouds the mirror.The water from the shower gets on the floor and it gets wet near the tub..however,these are small details and the overall stay experience is above averagefor Madrid hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Intur Palacio San Martin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Portsmouth, VA
May 28, 2009

A True Gem

This hotel was a real find. Close to the heart of historic Madrid, within walking distance of the hustle and bustle of both Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, but located on a quiet plaza. The building is beautifully renovated. The only down side was the very small room... but if you, like us, only go back to the hotel to sleep at night... you will do fine. Great lobby with free wi-fi, and some of the best Earl Grey tea I've ever had.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Explore the restaurants in the immediate vecinity of the hotel. Head out to the plaza from the hotel, and turn left or right, and up the two streets on either side of the hotel. You will find several wonderful eating establishments.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Aly with a Y
Business
London, UK
Jul 6, 2010

Great hotel

I stayed at the Intur San Martin for a weekend with friends. Its location is unparalleled! Minutes walk from the Gran Via and Plaza Major, it's also off any main streets, so noise is at a minimum. Rooms are very spacious with high ceilings. Housekeeping put my neatness to shame. Breakfast is quaint on their 6th floor. Downside, as with everyone in Spain, if you don't speak their language, you will struggle a bit to get what you want. I would definitely go again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Intur Palacio San Martin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Black Bill
Business
Scottish Borders
Apr 13, 2013

Great central location

Very clean hotel, centrally located and ideal for exploring central Madrid. The breakfast was a little expensive at almost 15euros. However it was very good and with the room rate being low overall it was good value. Prices were not displayed anywhere

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Intur Palacio San Martin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Lokillo
Business
San Sebastian
Jun 8, 2013

Nice Location

Good hotel, nice room, nice amenities, big flat tv. Difficult to find

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Intur Palacio San Martin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Toronto, Canada.
Nov 9, 2010

Lovely hotel in great location

Loved the hotel and its location, but found Madrid difficult to find our way around. One hotel we stayed at gave us a walking tour from the hotel showing us the best way to see the nearby sites and the best restaurants, bars etc. This would have been helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The undercover market - can't remember its name but it was close to the Plaza Mayor. Fabulous for Tapas.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Buffalo, New York
Jun 19, 2009

nice room

A modern, roomy accommodation in an excellent location. The room was quiet, the staff friendly, with the only drawback being that wifi is available only in the lobby, and not the rooms.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mom-in-charge
Business
Milwaukee, WI
Nov 3, 2010

Good location but somewhat hard to find

After walking around the area, we found ourselves in unfamiliar surroundings. Stopped to ask several people including police officers how to get back to the hotel. They supposedly had no idea what we were talking about. Finally, we got directions to get back to the hotel after wandering for over an hour. I would suggest asking at the hotel for a map of the area before venturing out.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Be careful of the cab drivers. We were told it would cost about $30 from the airport and the cab driver charged us $50. When I tried to say that amount was not what was shown on the meter, my traveling companion just paid the bill and we exited the taxi. Not the way I wanted to start my trip to Spain, but after an all night flight didn't want to argue about it.

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Review of Intur Palacio San Martin

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NLL
Business
California
Oct 4, 2009

Quaint with a great location.

Great location, large room for the price! No restaurant and small bar, but plenty of amazing tapa's restaurant options nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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