Hotels in Barcelona
Lodging options in Barcelona are as eclectic as the city itself. From sleek, modern buildings and chain hotels (Best Western, Tryp) to restored 19th and 20th century townhouses of the Gothic Quarter and wallet-friendly youth hostels, hotels in Barcelona cater to every budget and personality. Prices rise during the peak travel seasons, so plan ahead. The more affordable hotel options can usually be found outside the city’s tourist zones, which are easy to access thanks to good public transportation. Here are two of our favorite hotels in Barcelona:
For a taste of Barcelona’s contemporary luxury, the Claris hotel in Passeig de Gracia is an excellent choice. With a rooftop pool, a terrace restaurant, and Roman and Egyptian art in its rooms, it’s one of the top-rated Barcelona hotels.
Over in the trendy Raval district, meanwhile Barcelo Raval represents the city’s edgier, most design-forward side, with in-room iPod docks and Nespresso coffee makers, and futuristic decor all over the property – think lime green walls and a “double skin” facade, made with dark glass and stainless steel mesh.
I love the architecture of this hotel; the Novotel can be described with one word: light. It has very large windows and fantastic views of the city skyline.
I like this very nice hotel which is part of the Marriot chain for its location (in Pau Claris, very near the Jaime Beriestain store I recommend in the boutique shops selection) and its rooftop terrace.
This is a great hotel with a spa and there’re not many of those in the city. It’s located in the neighborhood of El Paral.lel, the old theatre district that now is well known for some of the best restaurants in the city.
I really like this hotel as a family establishment. It’s in the very center of the city (5 minutes from everywhere by foot), but the location (a very quiet block in l’Eixample) allows guests to enjoy tranquility within one of the most crowded areas of Barcelona.
I like Hotel Confortel for both its service and location. Researching establishments near the center of the city is one good way to choose a hotel in Barcelona, but this hotel is near the beach and that could be an even better incentive depending on the season.
This is one of the best hotels on Las Ramblas in terms of value. The excellent service, flawless decor, and many room amenities make you forget that you’re staying at a small hotel.
Located in one of Barcelona's most famous squares, la Plaça Reial, the Do Reial is a perfect hotel for a romantic getaway.
A classic hotel with exemplary service in a perfect location, Le Meridien is the best choice for lovers of "tradition" looking for an hotel that really understands the meaning of that word.
This hotel is beautifully located on La Rambla Catalunya, and close to allthe major sights in the city.
This lovely hotel in the heart of Las Ramblas (it occupies a former 19th-century jewelry workshop) has a knowledgable staff, a large terrace with views looking over the city, and a great bistro-style restaurant (which serves great oysters).
This hotel is ideal for a decadent vacation. The property has every amenity you might want—but best of all is its heated indoor swimming pool, After taking a long dip with your partner, you can enjoy cocktails at the rooftop bar with views of Las Ramblas and El Raval.
The only inconvenient aspect of this hotel is that it is far from the city center (it’s in the financial district, close to the city’s convention center). However, it has an incredible pool, rooms that are large and cozy, fantastic sea views, and access to the beach.
The romantic ambience at this hotel features soft lighting, lots of black and grays, and very modern rooms with views onto one of the city's main arteries. The restaurant and the bar are splendid as well, and you’re a two minute walk from Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya.
My favorite hotel on this list, the Neri offers fantastic rooms, excellent room service, and one of the most beautiful environments in the city—it’s right in the middle of El Gotic, Barcelona’s medieval quarter.
The main reason for including this hotel on this list is the building itself. Occupying a former 1911 palace and designed by the modernist architecture Lluis Domenech i Montaner, Casa Fuster is Woody Allen’s hotel of choice when he comes to Barcelona.