This modern hotel is located just a few metres away from the Puerta del Sol, in a historical building from 1773. The building was renovated during the XVIII century by the distinguished architect Ventura Rodríguez and opened its doors as hotel Ateneo during January 2003. The smart decoration of the Ateneo s interiors is created thanks to a thoughtful renovation of the 18th-century building. Admire the attractive contrast of the mahogany and pale woods against red-and-white striped bed linen. Enjoy original features such as balconies overlooking Madrid s streets and attractive wrought-iron railings. Visit the majority of Madrid s attractions on foot thanks to the central location of the Ateneo. Stroll around the historic centre which begins from the entrance of the Ateneo and visit the Plaza Mayor where you can enjoy an al fresco espresso while watching life in Madrid go by.