In the summer, make sure to enjoy the courtyard, a peaceful oasis in the heart of the Spanish capital
Dating back to 1894, Hotel AC Santo Mauro (formerly the residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro) has enjoyed a complete update. The result? A tactile concert of historic architecture and muted-yet-modern décor.
More a luxury residence than a hotel, AC Santo Mauro is just out of earshot from the hustle and bustle of downtown Madrid. Rooms are dressed in parquet floors, iconic furnishings, complimentary mini-bars, and artful lighting.
Dining at the Santo Mauro Restaurant, where you are surrounded by original architectural fittings and walls of books, is like being at the home of special friends. (Want the recipe? Just ask and they'll give it to you.)
Architectural buffs will enjoy exploring the local area, famous for its gorgeous 19th-century mansions. Or take a taxi to explore the museums and shops of Madrid. At the end of the day, return to the Santo Mauro to have a drink in the garden, or swim in the indoor pool.