First of all, I think this site is great! Thanks, MadridMan. I'm looking for pleasant yet affordable lodging for a week in Madrid in October. Also it would need to have relatively convenient parking for some friends I have there (I'd ask them for recommendations, but I want my visit to be a surprise.) I looked at the apartments listed here and thought "En Busca del Tiempo" looked interesting. Anyone familiar with that one? Any other suggestions? Thanks much.