The Principal is a luxury boutique hotel located right on Gran Via, one of Madrid’s major boulevards. It is ranked within the top 15 hotels in the city on TripAdvisor, thanks to its impeccable approach to design, service, and comfort.

The entire hotel features showstopping views of Madrid due to its incredible location, meaning the city is always put front and center of the design. The decor is meant to evoke old-world charm with a modern sensibility, and the result is a classic luxury that feels fresh. The rooms are more contemporary, featuring cool greys and blacks for a timeless and soothing feel.

The Principal features a beautiful outdoor terrace bar, with solarium area for lounging in the sun. There is also an excellent restaurant by Catalan chef Ramon Freixa, offering top-class cuisine in an informal and laid-back setting. The hotel is also very well-rated for its staff, who are always ready to make your stay as special as it can be.

The hotel is located just at the edge of the Chueca neighborhood, meaning most of Madrid’s huge offering of gay bars and nightclubs is just a super-short walk away. In fact, long-established gay bar Griffin’s is just around the corner, and other gay Madrid favorites like NICK’S, ZARPA, and Studio 54 are under a 3-minute walk.

Why We Love It

♥ Beautifully designed boutique hotel
♥ Perfect location for Chueca nightlife and central Madrid views
♥ Exceptional standard of service

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♥ Excellent central location
♥ 10 mins walk to Black and White, Madrid’s longest-run gay bar
♥ Modern, bright, and colorful decor
♥ Lovely rooftop terrace for cooling down

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♥ Superb location for sightseeing and gay nightlife
♥ 5 mins walk to Madrid’s gayborhood Gran Via and Chueca
♥ Bright, airy, and supremely comfortable rooms
♥ Look for Premium XL Double Room for 3 adults for a better value of money when booking

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♥ 6 mins walk to Sauna Center, one of Europe’s biggest gay saunas
♥ Old-fashioned hotel (that never feels old)
♥ Super central location
♥ Look for Superior Triple Room for 3 adults for a better value of money when booking

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