A point for Insiders intending to stay in one or more of the AC Hotel range in Spain to note:
The process of embedding these hotels into the Marriott portfolio is in its "transition" phase. I stayed at two - in Madrid and Valencia - last month; the only point of difficulty arose in deciding whether the tariff I used - the Senior rate - qualifies for the "nights stayed total" and MR points. Both hotels were initially inclined to think that this rate did not qualify. It took a couple of calls to MR to clarify that the Senior rate did qualify.
If any of you are likely to be in the same situation, it might be worth checking before/when you leave that the Hotel recognizes your rate as qualifying for MR benefits etc.
Apart from this, I found each hotel to offer a very acceptable level of service within the terms of the facilities they offer.
I am going to Valencia, Spain, in Mid October. The reservation that I tried to do on line kept excluding the free first day that I had accumulated would not enter and it gave me a reservation with without Friday, but they stated that when I checked in, the free night would be there. So I took her at her word.
More Madrid links on MI
Hotel Ritz Madrid http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madrt
AC Santo Mauro, Autograph Collection http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madma
AC Hotel Aitana http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madai
AC Hotel Aravaca http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madac
AC Hotel Arganda http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madar
AC Hotel Atocha http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madat
AC Hotel Carlton Madrid http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madca
AC Hotel Coslada Aeropuerto http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madco
AC Hotel Cuzco http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madcu
AC Hotel La Finca http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madfi
AC Hotel Los Vascos http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madva
AC Hotel Madrid Feria http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madfe
AC Hotel Monte Real http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madmr
AC Hotel Recoletos http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madrc
AC Hotel Rivas Vaciamadrid http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madri
AC Hotel San Sebastian de los Reyes http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madse
AC Palacio Del Retiro, Autograph Collection http://www.rewards-insiders.marriott.com/hotels/madre