If anybody is thinking about or are going to Madrid soon I just got back today after a 4 night trip with my wife and we had a great time.
This was my 2nd stay at the Lopez and while rooms are small and there can be a bit of climb for some people (especially my wife who is pregnant..) it is an excellent place for the money. The people running it speak absolutely no English (bar one young woman who was fluent but not often around) but they are very friendly and I heartily recommend it.
The temperature out there at the moment is great, in the high 80's and even low 90's.
I even managed to get out enough Spanish to get by (in the bar, in the cafe/restaurant, in the shop and at the station....)
Thanks for the help I've got here Madrid Man..