If you’re heading to Madrid, the capital of Spain, with your dog, you’ll need to sort out some dog-friendly accommodation pronto! While there are plenty of hotels that will accept you and your dog, needing to find pet-friendly hotels will limit your accommodation options somewhat, with under 20% of hotels in city listed as pet-friendly.
When looking for pet-friendly hotels in Madrid, I recommend staying close to the city centre, so that you can easily explore the historic streets on foot with your dog. Alternatively, at least make sure you are by a metro station, with dogs of all sizes allowed on the metro with some restrictions. Here are my top picks…
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Extra Dog-Friendly: Petit Palace Tres Cruces
Petit Palace is a fabulous chain of boutique hotels to stay at in Spain with your pup, thanks to their pet-friendly policy. At most (if not all) locations dogs and cats are welcome, with no size restrictions and no additional charge.
I stayed at this hotel on my very first night in Europe with my dog, after emailing first to check he would indeed be allowed. (“They cannot be snakes or similar” was the only restriction!) We were supplied with a dog bed and bowl for our stay, and the staff were very friendly.
Just metres from the Calle Gran Via and not far from Puerta del Sol, I just recommend you ask for a quiet room, as our room located next to the lift was a bit noisy.
Dog-Friendly Alternative: Petit Palace Arenal
Petit Palace Arenal is another great option from the Petit Palace chain in the centre of Madrid. It’s located not far from the Petit Palace Tres Cruces, just closer to the Palacio Real de Madrid.
The facilities are also similar (including pets allowed for no additional charge!), so I recommend checking out both, and seeing which one is offering the best prices for your dates.
Splurge: Catalonia Las Cortes
This sumptuous hotel set in a beautiful 18th-century building features classically decorated rooms with Nespresso coffee machines, and even antiques in selected rooms. Plus, it’s just a short stroll from the El Prado Museum.
A single pet is allowed per room, only dogs or cats under 20kg (44lb), with an additional charge of €20 per night. You need to make a request in advance (take advantage of the free cancellation period to message the hotel and confirm). A €200 deposit is also required at check-in, which will be fully refunded upon inspection of the room at check-out.
Hip: NYX Hotel Madrid by Leonardo Hotels
Okay, this hotel isn’t quite in the centre of Madrid, but it’s still less than 500m from multiple metro stations and a railway station with trains from the airport. And best of all, it has a gorgeous rooftop pool and sunbeds, perfect for hanging out at the end of a long day.
I can’t guarantee your dog will be allowed in the pool area (and do check if it will be opened during your stay), but pets are allowed in rooms on request. There is a weight limit of 20kg (44lb) per pet, plus an additional charge of €25 per pet, per night.