Where is it?
The Hilton Madrid Airport Hotel is located on the grounds of Madrid Barajas airport, nowadays known as Madrid Adolfo Suárez Barajas Airport.
Although not directly connected to any of the airport terminals (almost no airport hotel is) at least this is one of the closest hotels, at least if you depart from or arrive at terminal 1/2/3.
There is a free shuttle bus connecting the hotel with the four airport terminals.
The arrival experience
I took the hotel shuttle bus from terminal 4 and arrived at the hotel just after 9 pm. The annoying part about taking the shuttle from terminal 4 is that it will pass all the other terminals on its way. This is by no means exceptional for the Hilton hotel, I have experienced the same thing staying at other airport hotels in Madrid, but it makes the ride quite long.
The check-in process was quick since my stay was an award stay, paid by Hilton Honors points.
The first thing you will see upon entering the hotel, other than the reception desk of course, is the large atrium, which can best be described as the heart of the hotel. A rather cool place with most of the interior in white and black, which seem to be the signature colours of the hotel.
The hotel has 284 rooms divided into King and Twin Guest rooms (standard rooms), Executive rooms, Family rooms, One-bedroom suites and a Presidential suite.
The award booking was for a standard guest room. The room gave an excellent first impression and was in a perfect condition with its very modern and spotless interior. There was a king-sized bed, a work desk and a cool but rather odd red-coloured armchair.
Pretty much the entire interior was in white and black, with the exception of the red armchair. A pretty cool interior which was definitely to my liking.
The wall behind the bed had Spanish quotes painted in white and black and also some very nice paintings of, what is presumably, a Spanish landscape.
There was also a closet, a safe and a minibar as well as an iron board.
The spacious bathroom was also quite modern and in an equally good condition as the rest of the room and has both shower and bathtub and the standard Hilton toiletries.
Food and drinks
Lunch and dinner are served in the Reserva Grill restaurant specialising in grilled cuisine. There is also a bar located next to the lobby called Ferrum Bar, open from late morning until 1 am serving drinks and cocktails, snacks and tapas.
Breakfast is served in the La Plaza restaurant in the atrium.
There is a conference centre with 15 meeting rooms and a fully-equipped fitness centre which also has an outdoor hydrotherapeutic pool. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the hotel.
The service was friendly, attentive and efficient throughout the stay, nothing to complain about. The hotel shuttle also worked without any problems.
Breakfast is served in the La Plaza restaurant, which is at the bottom of the atrium. Other than traditional hot and cold breakfast dishes it also includes seasonal local specialities and traditional American breakfast options.
Breakfast was not included in my award booking and since I had a morning flight, with access to a lounge at the airport where I could have breakfast for free, I decided to skip the breakfast at the hotel.
A very modern, stylish and well-managed hotel close to Madrid airport with cool and hip rooms. Definitely one of the nicer Hilton hotels I have stayed in in Europe.