A luxury Belle Epoque-era grand hotel a short stroll from the Prado the Westin Palace Madrid treats our guests to sumptuous rooms gourmet dining and a 24-hour fitness center with Madrid views. Opened in 1912 by King Alfonso XIII and considered the grande dame of Madrid luxury hotels the Belle Epoque-era Westin has hosted the likes of Salvador Dali and Madonna. The six-floor hotel's 467 opulent rooms come with antique furnishings elegant wall coverings marble bathrooms flat-panel LCD TVs Wi-Fi (for a fee) and plush Westin Heavenly Beds. Non-smoking rooms are available. If you fancy a cocktail head to the Palace Bar made famous by Ernest Hemingway and set in a room underneath the hotel's famous Art Nouveau stained-glass dome. The hotel also has gourmet Spanish dining an elegant Cantonese restaurant a 24-hour fitness center with Madrid views a sauna a solarium an outdoor terrace Segway tours and a concierge desk. Pets are allowed for a fee and parking is also available for a fee. The Westin faces the Paseo del Prado and Neptune Fountain a half-mile east of the Plaza Santa Ana and its terrace cafes and antique shops. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum is next door and the Prado Museum is a block away. Retiro Park is a half-mile east and the Royal Palace is a mile west. Madrid-Barajas Airport is nine miles from the hotel. "Magnificent architecture and a perfect setting near the Prado" typify the charms of the Westin Palace Madrid for our guests who also comment on the hotel's "stunning public spaces" and "great beds and bedding."