The Barajas Plaza Hotel, only a 5-minute drive away from Madrid International airport (Adolfo Suárez-Madrid Barajas) in Spain, is probably one of the best places to spend the night in the Spanish capital city before a connecting flight or even for longer stays since it is well connected to the downtown area.
After landing, getting to this airport hotel in Madrid is easy and inexpensive if we hop on the EMT bus line 101, a service that runs between 6:00 and 23:35 and departs from the arrivals area of each passenger terminal. The last terminus (Barajas) is a small square metres away from the Barajas Plaza.
The impression you get when first seeing the main entrance is a quite positive one: this hotel near Madrid airport is located in a quiet, silent street, plus it has a ramp for guests using a wheel-chair. The staff is nice and diligent and the check-in process, during which we make the payment and get the key and the WiFi password, is completed quickly.
I stayed in an individual room that was way more spacious than I would have expected, which totally made a difference as, after a long flight, you certainly appreciate the possibility to enjoy open spaces. It featured a comfortable bed, a bedside table, a desk, a TV set and a wardrobe with blankets. The private bathroom in this hotel close to Adolfo Suárez – Madrid Barajas airport, which was equally spacious, had a shower, a liquid soap dispenser, a WC, a large mirror, a washbasin and a hair dryer. It must be said that both the sleeping area and the bathroom were remarkably clean.
The WiFi worked smoothly and ran fast, and the round-the-clock front desk provided other services such as wake-up call. Meals could be ordered on the phone and brought from a nearby restaurant. And even though I did not have the time to visit it, the premises also include an exterior terrace and communal areas.
Being located in the heart of Barajas town, a historical area of interest, this hotel near Madrid Barajas airport also gives travellers the opportunity to explore a beautiful part of Madrid that is not crowded by tourists. Furthermore, right around the corner we find an array of establishments inviting us to taste delightful Spanish foods like the typical churros or traditional tapas.
Commuting from the hotel to Madrid airport to board my plane was just as easy as arriving: all we have to do is walk a few metres to the nearby square and take the bus line 101, departing about every 20 minutes since 6 a.m and stopping outside every terminal. A single ticket costs 1,50 euros.
Barajas Plaza is highly recommended for short stays in Madrid as well as for those occasions when sleeping near the airport is mandatory. However, if you would rather book a hotel room in central Madrid, you can check prices and availability in the previous link.