The Hotel Intur Palacio San Martn is an old building in the heart of Madrid. Built in 1883 and converted into a hotel in 2001 it is located in a quiet square just a few hundred metres from the Puerta del Sol the Plaza Mayor and the Plaza de Oriente. The hotels position is an enviable one as guests can enjoy the historic splendours of the Spanish capital literally on their doorstep. The Palacio San Martin has managed to preserve the impressive crafted ceiling in the lobby as well as many of its former characteristics with the use of marble and fine woods. There are 94 comfortable rooms several of which have a lounge and jacuzzitype baths. Every room has been carefully decorated in a classical style making excellent use of the high ceilings large windows and light. A new addition to the hotel is the rooftop restaurant featuring panoramic views of Madrid.