The family-owned Room Mate hotel chain relies on the clever concept that travelers would rather stay with an old friend than in an unfamiliar hotel. Witness Room Mate Laura, an assemblage of 36 apartments in a smart Descalzas District building only minutes from the Puerta Del Sol. Amazingly reasonable for this urban lair (most rooms are less than $200), these digs are stunning and creative, as indicated by the chain’s slogan: “We are passionate about design.” Hot tip: Grab the attic room if available; it is breathtaking.
Travesia Trujillos, 3
+34-91-701-1670
www.room-matehotels.com