Lovely classic rooms grace the interiors of this original 19th Century building 50 meters from the Puerta del Sol. Recently renovated, the Maria Elena Palace is right in the middle of Madrid's picturesque center, a few minute's walk from both Sol and Sevilla metro stops. Sightseeing from here can be done entirely on foot if desired, with the museums of the Golden Triangle ten minutes away in one direction and the Plaza Major a similar distance in the other. Inside, the Maria Elena Palace is calm and chic, gracefully decorated in a classic theme with the luxuries of satellite TV (with inbuilt internet), robes and high-quality linens. A selection of art adorns public areas and a sense of serenity lingers in the central atrium, no mean feat considering the hotel's inner-city position.