I'll be staying in Madrid for the first time in the first weekend or October. I have to say I'm a bit alarmed about everything that is here about safety and picketpockers or about prostitutes and drug dealers at night. We already stayed in many european cities (paris, london, rome, venice, florence, glasgow and so on) and never saw anything that seems to exist in Madrid. We are a family of four with 2 teens and we're trying to pick a "nicer" area to stay.
I found a good deal at Suites Viena Hotel, which is highly ranked here but I'm not sure about Plaza de Espana area. Should I pick one hotel near Prado Museum, Botanic Gardens, etc...or the area around Suites Viena is ok?
Any help will be appreciated! Thanks