AC Los Vascos is close to the University city of Madrid and the A-6 (A Coruña), with easy access to the train station (Nuevos Ministerios), and the IFEMA fairground. The hotel is just 9min away by car from Gran Vía and 12min from Teatro Real and El Palacio de Oriente.
The lady that checked me in was really dry. My room was really small and there was a lot of street noise. The location was good. Not too far from the airport and there were plenty of restaurants and convenience stores in the area.
This visit to Madrid was a simple business trip, and the hotel nearby the office was not available. So, I selected a hotel based on the recommendations on TripAdvisor. After a very efficient registration, I found out that the hotel awarded me a great room. It did not have a standard bathroom; instead, it had a separate shower directly connected to the bedroom. The sink was in the room itself; very beautifully done. The most notable differentiator was the separate living room, nice to relax and watch some television or read a book. Sad I could not enjoy it because I had evening meetings as well.
"Good for the business traveller"
This is a smallish very modern hotel. The rooms are comfortable but not large. Too small for a long stay but for a few days they are fine. Breakfast is 'continental' but nice. See if you can get the lid to fit a teapot - it defeated me! There's an interesting little 'shop' near reception that is open 24 hours and will cater for most things you might have forgotten (batteries etc) and snacks/drinks. Drinks are not expensive in the bar although often during advertised opening hours there was not bar staff around - talk to reception and they'll sort you a drink. The hotel is really designed for business guests, no weddings or anything like that, apparently no large reception rooms. Its near the university and a park where you can stretch your legs. Its a 10 minute walk to a tube station that will have you in the centre of Madrid in another 20 minutes. Restaurants in the vicinity typically open at 20:30 in the evening - head towards the tube stations to find them.
"Very nice hotel"
We really enjoyed our stay here. The rooms were clean and new. The price was also very affordable. 2 different metro stops close by and only about a 15 minute ride to the city center. Staff is very friendly and they offered me gluten free bread at breakfast!
"A city hotel in north Madrid"
Business hotel mainly, B/B only – or at least that is what we saw. Reception -- very polite and helpful. When we asked for more things in the bathroom (shampoos, soaps, etc. were provided for one person, while we were a couple), there was no problem. The extra things appeared after cleaning the next day. This is also true for an extra pillow we requested. The room was in the minimalist style – no small drawers; even personal objects had to be placed on small shelf by bed. There is no safe in the room, either. I much prefer drawers and places to put things and close them up. The bed was very comfortable. What was disturbing was the glass door to the bathroom. The view from the window hasn't much to be desired – a side street and a building opposite. This was disappointing, but what can be expected from a city hotel' There are no coffee/tea facilities in the room, but downstairs in the lobby there are facilities for free. Nearby there is a small self-service display: sandwiches, salads, ice cream, etc. at reasonable prices. You pay at the reception. Breakfast – fairly standard: a choice of a couple of cereals, bread, rolls, toast. But why not salad' Not one tomato or cucumber. I do not understand this lack – it's not there isn't any vegetables in the market. There was fruit, however, especially pineapple and melon as well as a couple of oranges, apples. This means that the sole waitress on duty has to lay the tables, put the food on the large table, clean up, but she doesn't prepare any of the food. The pineapple and melon were brought to the hotel already cut. What you can't buy cut, don't bother. And that's a pity.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM