In late March I took my first international trip in almost 3 years. Spain has been on my travel bucket list for as long as I can remember and I was so excited to land in Madrid and hit the ground running.
When we landed in Madrid, we took an Uber to our hotel, Hotel Indigo Madrid off Gran Via. Gran Via is one of the major streets in Madrid and when we pulled up, you could feel the buzz from Spain’s capital city. If you want a hotel in the heart of Madrid, Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via is the spot for you.
A Stay at Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via
We got to the hotel before the 3 p.m. check-in so the concierge held our bags and recommended a yummy spot around the corner for lunch. Once we got back and checked in, we headed straight to our room. We had a corner room and once opened all the curtains had some amazing views of Madrid. The floor-to-ceiling windows make you feel like you’re floating above the city. This was one of my favorite things about our room and when we were settling in for the night I’d open all the windows to fully see and hear Madrid.
Once I had a nap and postponed the jet lag, I headed downstairs and see Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via’s contemporary and modern décor. The coolest thing about Hotel Indigo properties is that no one hotel is the same. Each location is unique and pulls inspiration from local culture in its hotel designs. You taste local flavors on their restaurant menus, the art and photography are local hot spots, and the best part is how inviting it all feels.
The lobby at the Gran Via location is full of curves and transparency. You can see through everything from the living room type space to the left to looking up and seeing the 2nd-floor restaurant. The lobby also pulls in vibrant colors of dark blue, lime green, and turquoise. This all ties in with the colorful art deco wallpaper and vintage-looking gold mirrors.
Each floor also had a wallpaper of local metro stops in shades of blue. Our room had artwork of Gran Via and they tied the blue of the artwork into the throw pillows and blankets on the bed. The colors are so inviting and leave you feeling right at home at Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Via.
One thing I wished I experienced at this hotel was the rooftop pool. It was cold and rainy most of our stay in Madrid, but Hotel Indigo Madrid – Gran Vias rooftop space has an infinity pool, a cool mural, and a charming sitting area where you sip a cocktail and enjoy a Madrid sunset.
If you’re hungry, head down to the second-floor restaurant, El Gato Canalla. Here you can find contemporary tapas and fine wine. The hotel is in such a good spot, you’re surrounded by bars, restaurants, and shopping. It was also so convenient to have a metro stop down the street so we could explore and see all that Madrid has to offer.