Hotel Francisco I  2 stars

Calle Arenal, 15, Madrid, Spain, 28013  show mapSave
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Verified Reviews:

  • Right in the heart of the nightlife - Rooms were old-fashioned - Good bathroom
  • Free wifi - Helpful staff - Beds were perfect - Perfect of a city trip
  • Very reasonable price - Bathrooms were lovely - No tea / coffee making facilities
  • Hotel is tiny - Room was small - Breakfast is adequate - Plan to stay here again
  • Hotel was clean - Well located in the centre - Main shops were 5 mins walk - Great value

Overview

Francisco I hotel is situated in the center of Madrid near Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor Square, the Royal Palace as well as El Prado and the Reina Sofia museums. It is well connected by metro and bus to easily reach any part of Madrid.

This traditional hotel was built in 1975 and renovated in 2006. It is modest but stylishly decorated with traditional wooden ceiling and floors.

Its 60 rooms are spread over 3 floors, air-conditioned and equipped with private bathroom, satellite TV, minibar and Wi-Fi Internet access.

The hotel’s amenities include a restaurant, a bar, a breakfast room, private parking facilities, 24-hour reception, lift, currency exchange, lift, currency exchange and laundry services.

This classical Spanish hotel is a nice place to rest and a perfect starting point to discover Madrid.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of rooms   60.

City Center Madrid - 1400 ft
Airports Barajas (MAD) - 9.3 mi
Train Stations Atocha's Train Station - 1.1 mi, Estacion de Chamartin - 4.0 mi
Underground stations Sol - 1000 ft, Callao - 1000 ft
Restaurants Chocolateria San Gines - 300 ft, Museo del Jamon - 800 ft
Parks Jardines de Sabatini - 2200 ft
Beaches Bolonia Beach - 1300 ft

Dining options

All visitors are offered a continental breakfast for a fee. 

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Facilities

General
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting room
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of EUR 40 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
  • There are no cribs provided in a room. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Superior Triple Room
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Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds

This spacious room is decorated in warm tones and has one bedroom for three persons, comfortable working area and bathroom with shower and amenities.

Standard Triple Room
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Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds

This modern room is decorated in warm tones and includes a bedroom for three persons. The walls are decorated with marvelous pictures. Bathroom has modern facilities.

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    Hotel Francisco I Superior Double Room
    Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds

    This spacious room is decorated in warm tones and has one Double or two Twin beds, comfortable working area and bathroom with shower and amenities.

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      Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds

      This modern room is decorated in warm tones and includes one Double for single use. The walls are decorated with marvelous pictures. Bathroom has modern facilities.

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        Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds

        This modern room is decorated in warm tones and includes one Single bed. The walls are decorated with marvelous pictures. Bathroom has modern facilities.

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          Bed type: Double Or Twin Beds

          This modern room is decorated in warm tones and includes a Double or two Twin beds. The walls are decorated with marvelous pictures. Bathroom has modern facilities.

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            Hotel Francisco I LocationWhat's nearby

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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • Plaza Mayor
              700 ft
            • Downtown
              1400 ft
            • Puerto del Sol
              1400 ft
            • Catedral de la Almudena
              1700 ft
            • Plaza de Espana
              1700 ft
            • Royal Palace
              1700 ft
            Popular areas
            • City Center
              1000 ft
            Places of interest
            • 400 ft
            • Casa del Ratoncito Pérez
              400 ft
            • Discoteca Palace Madrid
              400 ft
            • El oso y el madroño
              700 ft
            • La Puerta del Sol
              1000 ft
            • 1000 ft
            • Plaza Castilla
              1000 ft
            • Plaza Mayor et Puerta del sol
              1000 ft
            • plaza maria soledad acosta
              1400 ft
            • Plaza de Oriente
              1700 ft
            Convention centers
            Shopping areas
            • Fnac
              700 ft
            • El Corte Ingles
              700 ft
            Amusement
            • cortylandia
              400 ft
            Monuments and Landmarks
            • Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales
              400 ft
            Museums
            • Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando
              1700 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • El Senado
              1700 ft
            Theaters
            • Teatro Real
              1000 ft
            Underground stations
            • Callao
              700 ft
            • Sol
              700 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro)
              1.3 mi
              Between C. Alfonso XII and Avenida de Menendez Pelayo, Madrid
            • Alcala Gate (Puerta de Alcala)
              5200 ft
              Plaza de la Independencia, Madrid
            • Atocha Railroad Station (Estacion Atocha)
              5200 ft
              Glorieta del Emperador Carlos V., Madrid
            • Estacion del Norte
              5100 ft
              Paseo de la Florida MadridSpain
            • Fernan Gomez Theater
              5100 ft
              Calle del Marques de la Ensenada, 14 Plaza de Colon, 1 28004 MadridSpain

            Near the hotel

            • Church of San Gines
              100 ft
              Calle Arenal, 13, Madrid
            • Royal Palace of Madrid
              1700 ft
              Calle Bailen, Madrid
            • Convent of the Royal Barefoot Nuns (Monasterios de las Descalzas Reales)
              500 ft
              Plaza de las Descalzas Reales, s/n, Madrid
            • Palacio Real de El Pardo
              500 ft
              C/ Manuel Alonso s/n, Madrid
            • Puerta de Toledo
              600 ft
              MadridSpain
            • Royal Theater
              600 ft
              Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid
            • Casa de la Panaderia
              600 ft
              Plaza Mayor, 27, Madrid

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Chocolateria San Gines

              67% likes this, based on 1243 reviews

              300 ft
              Pasadizo de San Gines 5

              Phone: 91 365 65 46

            • Museo del Jamon

              74% likes this, based on 1085 reviews

              800 ft
              C/ Gran via 72

              Phone: 91 531 45 50

            • Gino's

              Cuisine: Italian

              100 ft
              Calle Arenal 15

              Phone: 912.751.421

            • Bangkok

              61% likes this, based on 25 reviews

              100 ft
              Arenal 15

              Phone: 915591696

            • Trattoria Malatesta

              81% likes this, based on 249 reviews
              Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Spanish
              Price Range: USD 16 - USD 26

              300 ft
              Calle de los Coloreros 5

              Phone: +34 913 659 097

            Hotel Francisco I Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Francisco I

            Average guest rating

            8.6
            out of 10
            Exceptional
            Based on 2006 reviews

            Rating by category:

            Location
            9.0
            Rooms
            8.6
            Service
            7.8
            Value
            8.5
            Dining
            8.9

            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              Very friendly staff, good location, near the main attractions, clean e cosy.

              breakfast was ok, could be better

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Single

              Brilliant location and fantastic price. Nice rooms, which were very clean.

              The breakfast was fairly limited, would have liked some fruit and eggs. In the room, the wall between the bedroom and bathroom was glass, ok for me travelling alone, but if I was with a partner I wouldn't have liked it, maybe I'm old fashioned though.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Older travelers

              Location, confort and cleanness was the best of the hotel. Everything else was also good. If it wasn't for the only negative thing that I'll comment in red color, I would stay there again.

              The only negative thing I found, but even being just one thing is really annoying, is that there was not even one night where I could sleep from when I went to bed to when I got up, in one go, because of the noise. As the hotel is located on a main street, and the room faces that street while teenagers are partying upto 6 or 7 AM every night, everything is heard as if everything happened inside the room, even when being the 4th floor. The windows should be made of insulating glass. The other big issue related to the noise is also that everything what happened on the neighbour rooms, and the one on top of us, was heard, again, as it was happening inside our room. I've heard all conversations and all kind of noise. The quality of the walls and ceiling doesn't seem to be good.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Single

              Our stay in Madrid in Francisco Hotel was clean pleasant, uneventful, quiet and safe. The only problem was not having a coffee maker, microwave or empty refrigerator to use in room. The breakfast was included but, would have liked some warm breakfast during the winter time, which is when we went. The safe deposit box; We had to pay one euro each time it was used.Each time it was opened we had to pay to lock it again.The location was perfect for Metro use and for walking. Would have liked to have seen more Vegan Restaurants. Maybe in the Future. :) Si!!!!!!!!!!!

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Older travelers

              Location is perfect for tourists, hotel looks inside modern or recently refurbished, very clean,excellent value for money

              Noisy, but it goes with the territory (seems Puerto del Sol never sleeps) Most irritating is that tv has only Spanish channels!

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Single

              Perfect location. Hotel very clean. Room spacious with very nice decor.

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Family with children

              The hotel was in a perfect location. The room we stayed in was very spacious for a European hotel. We were surprised that we had two double beds, as well as a pullout bed in the living area. Our beds were very comfortable. We really had more than enough room for our family. I loved the bathroom--the marble was an elegant touch. Internet was free--as was breakfast. I thought breakfast was very good--pastries, rolls, ham and cheese, toast, cereal, juice, milk, and coffee. I was very happy with the hotel, the staff, and the location.

              The only thing that slightly bothered me was the construction work that started a couple of mornings before we were out of bed.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Single

              real value for money right in the centre of Madrid.

              • Average rating
                8.8
            • Group of friends

              Clean and well-designed, modern and well-locationed, friendly service

              would like to have hot water pot in the room

              • Average rating
                9.6
            • Group of friends

              Just located in the city center. From outside it has poor view but inside design is very nice. I am recommending this hotel if you like to visit madrid historic places in walking distance

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Couple

              This place is LOUD! We got no sleep here. Very busy street with lots of foot traffic, loud voices, and trash collection in the middle of the night.

              • Average rating
                7.8
            • Group of friends

              The location was great. Easy to get to the metro, and in close proximity to restaurants, shops, and must-see places.

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Single

              staff was great. Excellent location.

              The only thing was the transparent doors of the bathroom was a very bad idea, even if you share the room with your partner or wife you both wouldn't have a privacy we all need whether showering or when using the toilet...

              • Average rating
                10.0
            • Single

              - This hotel is the best 2 star hotel. Better than some of the 3 stars. - Affordable and great location in the middle of everything

              - Noisy

              • Average rating
                9.2
            • Group of friends

              I really liked where the hotel was situated, it was central and perfect for what we needed. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

              On the hotel description it stated there was a bar in the hotel but this was not true once we got there. The first room we were in was much older than most of the other rooms so we had to move.

              • Average rating
                9.2
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