The site of one of the oldest universities in the world, the city of Salamanca is about 125 miles west of Madrid, Spain. There are over thirty thousand students at the University of Salamanca, making for a cosmopolitan city. The old area of Salamanca is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are many cheap Salamanca accommodation options around and nearby cities of Leon and Valladolid.
Among the best is the Puente Romano de Salamanca, located right by the Roman Bridge leading into the old walled city and university campus. Rooms are decorated in an old Spanish style. A large buffet breakfast with many choices served by a pleasant helpful staff at the Puente Romano.
The Salamanca Plaza del Mercado Hotel is a minute away from the Plaza Mayor, the main town square in Salamanca where hundreds of people gather. A great breakfast is offered until noon, followed by a buffet lunch served by the attentive staff. Plaza del Mercado offers modern rooms and free parking.
For those travelers looking for luxury, they will be quite satisfied at the 5-star Hotel Alameda Palace. Abundant with polished wood and marble, with bathrooms that are a mini-spa stocked with all you might need. The clean inviting lobby has large windows with a view of the park across the street, plus desktop computers with free internet access. The huge breakfast buffet has plenty of choices, plus champagne. The Alameda Palace is a short stroll from the Plaza Mayor pedestrian area.