Atocha Madrid is a preferred tourist destination due to the high number of attractions around the area. Tourists entering Atocha by train through the Atocha Station don’t have to go to other parts of Madrid because this area has all that is needed. People who stay here enjoy some of Madrid’s best attractions such as the Reina Sofia Museum, Parque del Retiro de Madrid, Museo CaixaForum.
You can also enjoy the Spanish architecture starting with the railway station’s features and buildings in the area. Living near the station is also advantageous in the fact that you will not spend time to connect from other areas to the station when it is time to leave.
The historical Only You Hotel Atocha is one of the nearest hotels to the train station. The edifice goes back to the nineteenth century but it offers some of the best in twenty first century luxury, with its own café and, unusually, its own bakery. The rooms are soundproofed against the busy Madrid streets.
Another fine hotel is the Mediodia Hotel, found on the Plaza Emperor Carlos V. It is noted for its huge chandeliers and a luxurious guest lounge. A big selling point with this hotel is the family rooms that are provided. Not all rooms include balconies but those that do offer some of the best views of the city.
For those travelling on a budget, there are a number of hostels located near Atocha. Despite the noise of being in a communal setting putting some people off there are a number of other hostels, including one run by the Youth Hostel Association, to be found in this specific area.
One of the highest rated places to stay near the station is the 60 Balconies Recoletos, which is an apartment hotel, in other words a group of serviced apartments under one roofs. Guests speak highly of the modern décor and the fantastic art on the walls. All the apartments have access to free Wifi. You can book tours of the area from the hotel itself. Again there are some of the best views available from the balconies which is another reason it is so highly rated.
Many people feel it is the best starting point to see Madrid so you might be advised to see for yourself. Another option is to stay in self catering apartments or hostels which you can find below.