A stay in the first skyscraper in Madrid
Free your mind by cherishing the best views of Madrid from the 12th floor of this spectacular building.
The best situation possible and just a few steps from the most important spots in Madrid
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A SKYSCRAPER FROM 1930 IN THE HEART OF MADRID
Built in 1929 as the iconic Edificio la Unión y el Fénix Español, Petit Palace Alcalá stands as an Art Deco gem, the city of Madrid's first skyscraper, offering you a unique stay in Madrid's very own Empire State. From the emblematic Calle Alcalá, immerse yourself in Madrid's essence and relax in modern rooms, with personalized attention and complimentary bikes. Our breakfast room delivers an exceptional daily experience: a delightful buffet with panoramic views of Calle Alcalá showcasing beautiful landmarks, including the iconic quadrigas that embellish the former BBVA building or the tower of the Palacio de la Equitativa. Petit Palace Alcalá will captivate you with the allure that only genuine buildings possess. Enjoy a distinctive awakening and an unparalleled breakfast in the heart of Madrid, steps away from iconic places like Puerta del Sol, Gran Vía, and Retiro Park. Live a unique experience in one of Madrid's most special hotels!
Petit Palace Alcalá
Building of the Union and the Spanish Phoenix, first skyscraper in Madrid · Pets allowed · Excellent breakfast overlooking Madrid · Free bikes · Free Wi-Fi · Rooms up to 6 travellers
Why is Petit Palace Alcalá in Madrid special?
The Petit Palace Alcalá possesses the charm that only unique buildings like the La Unión y El Fénix Español skyscraper. Inaugurated in 1931, it is Madrid's first skyscraper, standing at 53 meters in height with 12 floors. The building comprises two parts—one with a stone facade and a viewpoint, housing the impressive breakfast room of the hotel, and a second building that accommodates the rooms. The second building is topped by a tower featuring a sculpture of the Phoenix bird, created by Vicente Camps and emblematic of the insurance company that owns the skyscraper. Located at 2 Virgen de los Peligros Street, the La Unión y El Fénix Español Building was designed by Modesto López Otero and draws inspiration from the art deco style of American buildings: reinforced concrete structure, white stone facades, glass windows—a departure from the previous 18th-century Torrecilla Palace that stood on the site. Staying at the Petit Palace Alcalá is a unique experience. It's not just a conventional hotel; it goes beyond that. It has the magnetism of the unexpected. The breakfast restaurant offers a panoramic view that unveils the heights of Madrid, framing a beautiful succession of buildings with style and ornamental details on the horizon. With almost a century of history, Petit Palace Alcalá has been captivating both inside and outside the hotel.
What are the main places of interest located around the Hotel Petit Palace Alcalá?
Located at the intersection of Alcalá Street and Sevilla Street, Petit Palace Alcalá boasts a truly exceptional location. This area was once the epicenter of Madrid's financial life, and from our hotel, you have everything in Madrid within easy reach. Just a few steps to the north, you'll find Gran Vía with its theatres and musicals, Chueca, and Malasaña. Heading west along Sevilla Street, you'll reach Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace. To the south, you'll discover the neighbourhoods of Las Letras and Las Cortes, featuring the Antón Martín Market and numerous restaurants and bars. To the east, you can enjoy Cibeles, Puerta de Alcalá, Retiro Park, and Paseo del Prado with its major museums. It's a location that's hard to surpass. Art and museums, historic monuments, pedestrian streets, shops, bars, and restaurants – the array of things to do and see in Madrid that are close to Petit Palace Alcalá is immense. If you're looking for surprises, we recommend visiting the famous Canalejas Gallery, where you'll find a selection of luxury shops and restaurants worth exploring, as well as the Círculo de Bellas Artes, a perfect meeting point for art and culture enthusiasts, offering a rooftop with captivating panoramic views.
What are the most prominent services at Petit Palace Alcalá?
In addition to its strategic location, Petit Palace Alcalá offers you a stay in Madrid with services and facilities designed to ensure your comfort. Our rooms can accommodate up to 6 travellers, making it an ideal choice for group and family trips. They are fully equipped with comfortable mattresses, complimentary Wi-Fi, spacious bathrooms, bath amenities, international TV channels, a minibar, and most of them offer exterior views... everything to help you relax and rest. The hotel provides complimentary bicycles for you to explore Madrid, as well as flexible check-out times on Sundays and Mondays until 15:00. You can also enjoy a welcoming lobby with sofas and a steam fireplace, a dedicated workspace, pet-friendly accommodation, a buffet breakfast, MIFI devices, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, and personalized service from our staff. We want to take care of you and your loved ones to ensure your trip to Madrid is perfect. Families with children also have services tailored to them, such as Stokke highchairs in the breakfast area, strollers, bathtubs, boosters, a children's painting area, and children's meals and beverages. There's even a small refreshment station at the entrance with hot drinks to make your wait more pleasant.
What pet friendly services does the Petit Palace Alcalá offer for travelers with pets?
The Petit Palace Alcalá is not just a unique skyscraper hotel, but also an accommodation that extends a warm welcome to your furry friend. Our hotel is pet-friendly, and we have no restrictions on weight or size, as long as your pet is domesticated. Choose the room you like the most because that's where you'll share an incredible stay with your pet. We'll provide a bed, a bowl, and quality food for your pet to enjoy a comfortable lodging experience. You can move around the hotel with your pet as long as they are properly supervised and leashed, with the exception of the breakfast room. If needed, your pet can stay alone in the room. The hotel's location allows easy access to numerous pedestrian streets in the centre of Madrid with minimal traffic, such as Calle Sevilla, Puerta del Sol, Calle del Arenal, Preciados, Montera, Fuencarral, and many more for leisurely strolls. However, if you fancy an extraordinary walk, you should definitely visit Retiro Park, which you will love. It's Madrid's green lung and is filled with dirt paths, gardens, dog-friendly areas, groves, and points of interest like the Fisherman's Cottage, the Crystal Palace, the Retiro Waterfall, and the Large Pond. Pet accommodation is free at Petit Palace Alcalá if you book through one of our official websites. However, if you make a reservation through other channels, there will be an additional charge of €25 per stay.
What food and beverage service does Petit Palace Alcalá offer?
We are confident that having breakfast at Petit Palace Alcalá will be one of the most enjoyable memories of your trip to Madrid. Situated on the hotel's fifth floor, our breakfast room offers stunning views thanks to a large window providing a panoramic outlook of Alcalá and Sevilla streets, encompassing a beautiful gallery of iconic buildings such as the Palacio de la Equitativa, the former Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria, and the Teatro Alcázar. These structures are adorned with the famous quadrigas by Higinio Basterra, sculptures, clocks, and even brackets with elephant heads. While your gaze wanders on the horizon, you can also enjoy the renowned breakfast at Petit Palace Alcalá. Served buffet-style, our breakfast is an excellent way to start the day with a variety of food and beverages, including coffees, smoothies, milk and teas, breads and toasts, jams, cold cuts, cheeses, eggs, hot and cold dishes, freshly baked pastries, cakes, and homemade sweets, all lovingly prepared by our team. We also offer a range of vegan and healthy options, gluten-free products, lactose-free milk, and children's meals, ensuring all our guests enjoy a very tasty breakfast. If you need something that's not on our menu, please don't hesitate to contact us. We'll be delighted to assist you. The breakfast timings are flexible, allowing you to have breakfast at your preferred time. On weekdays, we serve breakfast from 7:30 to 10:30, while on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, we extend the hours a bit, serving from 7:30 to 11:00. Whether you're an early riser or prefer to sleep in, you can choose when to enjoy your breakfast. If you need to leave before the breakfast room opens, we can prepare a picnic for you to enjoy your meal outside of the hotel.
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More than a hotel
The Hotel Petit Palace Alcalá restaurant prepares a full breakfast buffet every day: juices, coffee, toasts, fresh pastries ...and be sure to enjoy the views!
Experience the most modern services and a unique atmosphere so you do more than just relax. Enjoy the pleasure of staying in a beautiful art deco style building in the heart of Madrid.
Petit Palace Alcalá is a truly unique hotel in Madrid: it is located in what was the first skyscraper in Madrid, commonly referred to as the famous La Unión and El Fénix building, and is mere steps from Puerta del Sol.
We take care of every last detail so that your experience at Petit Palace Alcalá is unique and unbeatable, because we want you to feel even more comfortable than at home.
Spacious and bright rooms so that you enjoy maximum comfort. Relax while we do the rest...
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