We are traveling from Grenada to Madrid by train arriving in the afternoon, and then flying home the next day. Our flight departs mid morning. Should we stay in Madrid or out near the airport.
If you stay in the city, get a location near the Airport Express Bus...it is a 25 minute ride from the Atocha Train Station to the airport, five euros, leaving frequently with two (three?) stops in route. Check their web site on the airport site. If you choose to stay near the airport, you can take that same bus to the airport and then a shuttle to your chosen hotel. Many have shuttle/van service. I stayed in the Ibis Hotel last year in Barajas...Simple, clean, efficient....and near the airport so no worry about traffic delays in getting to the airport. You will need to be there about two hours before your flight.
Thank you for the information. It looks like both options might work... I was thinking of staying at the Hotel Europa, but will check out the Ibis.
Looks like you're on the right track.