AC Hotel Avenida de America Madrid: Free Mini Bar!


The AC Hotel Avenida de America Madrid Hotel Review is part of the Round The Atlantic Trip Report.

Getting There: There is a direct bus for 1.5 euros to Avenida de America from MAD. Or you can take a flat rate taxi for 20 euros. The bus gets packed from MAD so grab a seat.

Besides Sanya, China, and Grand Cayman, I have not stayed at many Marriott hotels. This was my first time staying at the AC brand, and I have to say that it is now one of my favorites.

The Location 

The AC Avenida de America was only a short metro ride away from Madrid’s famous nightlife. It was also a short Uber ride away from the city center.

The Room 

After having a stay in medieval Marrakech, it was great to be in a proper city and stay in a proper room. The king size bed was a big marshmallow in a pitch black room with an AC that was at the perfect cold temperature.

The Bathroom 

AC has an interesting golf ball soap. The shower was the same dangerous slip and slide setup as the Palazzo Caracciolo Napoli, so take care entering and exiting. The rest of the bathroom was upscale and elegant.

The Free Mini Bar 

This was an innovative offering from the hotel. Unlike Andaz which only provides free soft drinks and snacks, the AC Avenida offered a mini bar with free beers for those with elite status. That’s a nice touch. Before hitting the town, I had a sugar high and alcohol buzz and did not have to spend any money to get it.


Hotels in Madrid are expensive. This one went for a bit over $200 and it was on the low end. I used the remnants of my Marriott points to stay here and am glad I did.


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