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Hotel Francisco I

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We were on the 4th floor of this hotel for 2 nights facing the Calle del Arenal. The room was clean and comfortable but it was extremely loud at all hours of the day- literally people yelling from 11pm through 5am in the street and then delivery trucks, garbage trucks, etc from 5-8am. I would only suggest staying here if you can be guaranteed a room facing the back of the building. Also in the late morning/early afternoon the housekeeping team was moving around furniture which was very loud. we never got a break from noise.

Am a middle-aged woman travelling solo. Spent 4 nights here and it was a wonderful experience. Fantastic location where everything is in walking distance. Clean, modern, safe, air-conditioned. Some night noise, but it was in the middle of the World Cup and I found it energizing being in the middle of a lively, pedestrian area. Excellent bargain and I would definitely recommend. Only one thing I would have liked in the room--a small fridge for food and drink.

I have to agree with the reviews that are surprised this is listed as a two star hotel. I would expect it to be at least three stars. The staff were very helpful. The location and value combination were incredible. The taxi drivers were able to get us two doors down from the hotel, so that was no issue for us. We would definitely stay here again.

Great location, comfy room, helpful staff, wifi and breakfast included!

staff was not great but still had a wonderful time

The room was small and not clean. The door to the room had a 1/2 gap at the top. The TV didn't work. The shower was too small. The bed was hard as a rock. It was on a main street, but it was where everyone partied so forget about sleep. I would not stay there again.

5th floor - all new rooms - NICE 1-4th - old rooms Good for the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Best Location

Calle Arenal, 15 Madrid Madrid

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Plaza Mayor and Royal Palace
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Madrid City Centre, Hotel Francisco I is within a 5-minute walk of Plaza Mayor and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Royal Palace. The 79 rooms at this hotel include balconies, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Centrally located in Madrid, the hotel is also a short walk from Almudena Cathedral and Plaza de Espana.


Start each morning with buffet breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 79 rooms are recently renovated and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and safes. Guests can enjoy flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and Select Comfort beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include phones and desks.

Property features

Guests of Hotel Francisco I enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and free newspapers. You can take advantage of discounted offsite parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee (available 24 hours). The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. This hotel also has laundry facilities.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Triple Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 3

Superior Double Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Room, Terrace

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1694 reviews