Very short walk to the Prado, Thyssen and leading museums. Great shopping nearby and, best of all, El Retiro park is across the street - a great and free public treasure. Easy to walk everywhere. Great neighborhood, safe and convenient. Book the breakfast buffet with the room; try the mixed berry juice and enjoy the delicious variety, including fresh fruit. The staff have great restaurant suggestions, depending on your mood and budget, along with where to go and what to see ideas. Estefania Carrillo and Jaime Marin were so polite and most helpful with insider tips for a newcomer, including great neighborhood restaurants. The hotel has a contemporary design, the rooms are large, and the staff is reserved but friendly, very polite and service-oriented -- but they won't get in your way. As we understand this Spanish hotel is in other charming locales around Spain, will plan to stay with Hospes again - probably next in Grenada.