I have mentioned previously that Madrid was not part of our recent family trip itinerary. But one of my sisters-in-law, S.A.M, was so determined that despite of the challenges of a forgotten Marriott account ID and password, out of coverage phone numbers, and a very spotty internet connection, she was able to book us rooms at AC Hotel La Finca by Marriott in Pozuelo de Alarcón, Madrid at 3 o’clock in the morning, Spanish time! We appreciated that she did. Everyone loved our stay at this hotel.
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.8/5
AC Hotel La Finca, as listed on Marriott.com, is only 5 minutes walk from the Metro station, Pozuelo Oestes. This was a good advantage to us because finding parking is a challenge in Madrid’s city center. It is 8 miles outside of the city of Madrid in a quiet posh looking neighborhood. The location looked and felt safe. We liked that.
Falling asleep was not difficult at this hotel. The beds were comfortable and the temperature in our room was just right. It was quiet all through the night. My husband and I did not hear any activity outside our room. The fact that the windows are soundproof may have contributed greatly to this. So, 5 stars for sleep quality.
The family was booked in 3 Standard Rooms. To date, this is the most modern Marriott brand hotel that I had ever stayed at. There are straight lines everywhere in the room furnishings. The theme color is black and white with a touch of green which works well. There is an abundance of glass in the bathroom, even the door.
We were very pleased with the rooms because they were spacious. Each one had a sofa, coffee table, a writing desk, a wall to wall closet, and a mini-bar. The in-room media are what one would expect in a modern hotel- at least 20 cable channels and high speed internet, free for Marriott Gold Rewards members. We absolutely have no complaints about the rooms!
I must say, the front desk personnel at AC La Finca are outstanding. From the night receptionist that my sister-in-law spoke with and exchanged emails with to the day receptionist who checked us in, we were treated with patience and helpfulness that’s remarkable. One of the receptionists was especially helpful in giving me a map and directions on how to get to Madrid’s city center by Metro. Kudos to them. I hope the hotel appreciates how valuable they are as frontliners.
My sister-in-law used points for the 3 rooms she booked for us at Hotel AC La Finca. The internet points rate is 10,000 points per room. This is a very good value in my judgment. It’s my husband who usually deals with rewards points, so he would know better than I do, but with the quality of rooms we got, I say it’s the best value one could get. The hotel website states that there is a parking fee, but we did not pay for parking onsite, very close to the front door.
AC La Finca Hotel is a comfortable place to stay. One of the reasons is it looks very well maintained based on the clean floors, hallways, and rooms. The bathrooms are undoubtedly clean. With the abundant glass fixtures in the bathroom, it would be very easy to tell if cleanliness is an issue. During our stay, everything was gleaming. Also, I can’t recall any hotel I had stayed at with hardwood flooring in the bathroom. This impressed me.
If you are heading to Madrid and are willing to spend a few extra bucks for a decent hotel at a quiet area 8 miles out of the city, you may want to check out Hotel AC La Finca by Marriott. It welcomes and offers comfortable sleep with a modern vibe.