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Hotel Francisco I

#36 of 452 Hotels in Madrid
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c/ Arenal,15, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed in this hotel for 2 nights and we can't believe we paid so little for this hotel.. It was so cheap but it was so good. ▪ We were greeted with a smile, a guy helped us carry the luggage to our room, explained everything and gave us everything we needed. ▪ Room spacious and have everything we... More 

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Willits, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A huge shout out! to the wonderful, wonderful people at HOTEL FRANCISCO I in Madrid, on Calle Arenal. They have been unfailingly helpful and friendly, from printing out multiple train tickets, to storing my extra luggage for weeks for free, to running down the stairs as I was leaving to give me my beloved Bucky sleep mask, which I had... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were right in the middle of the walking street area, and very close to the Metro. It felt very safe. The room was nice and also clean, and was serviced every day. There was a lot of noise from the street, especially very early in the morning as people went home from a night out, but it was ok.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: - The location is perfect. It's right on Calle Arenal in the center of town. Perfect access to major sites and metros. - Breakfast was actually quite good. - Bathroom looked newly renovated. Cons: - The staff seemed like they hated their jobs and were never very helpful or friendly. - There was some minor construction and renovation taking... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stood here for two nights. Right in short walking distance from Plaza Mayor and Puerta del sol it it well maintained and has a modern style. Staff is friendly and caring. Only downturn is if you are at the first floor you will hear all the noise from the cafeteria.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 5 nights and found the rooms very comfortable and the breakfast a good start to the day. Caught a taxi to the hotel (Flat fee 30 euros) but confident enough to use the Metro for the return journey. Hotel staff friendly and happy to look after our luggage on day of departure. Hotel centrally situated to the many... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed there for 1 night in July with my son. Very friendly staff. Great location and great view from our balcony. The only bad thing is that we couldn't sleep ,there was so much noise all night long in the street. We couldn't try the breakfast it was not included in our price and it was better to go out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location, right between Opera and Sol, walking distance, pedestrian area We were allowed to keep the luggage after check-out for the entire afternoon till departure to airport Room was spacious, clean and confortable Staff very helpfull Price was good given location and conditions Free wifi. Bathroom walls not fully isolating from the main room (glass, not closing completely). Can be... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in this hotel twice and on both occasions had a pleasant stay. The hotel is nicely decorated and the rooms are clean and spacious for a city hotel. You cannot beat the location of the hotel as it is a block away from the puerta del sol (center from Madrid) and a short walk from the plaza mayor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights in July with 2 kids and I must say it was fantastic value and ideally located. Stayed on first floor no sign of any works going on, no noise or disruption. Our room had been modernised already very modern but with some nice original features of the building retained. Breakfast was great in a clean chic restaurant... More 

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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