Hotels in Spain

The highlight here is not the service (if you check out during prime time, you may learn a few Catalan obscenities from the harried staff)—rather, inexplicably, it's a second-floor museum of Egyptian artifacts and the Andy Warhol portraits in the East 47 restaurant.

Edgy, post-modern design defines this budget-boutique hotel, located across from the Teatro Real opera house.

An intimate 18th-century palace that blends old-world romance with funky Catalan chic in medieval Barri Gotic, the neighborhood where Picasso lived, studied, and painted many of his Blue Period canvases. Dine on wild-mushroom risotto at the hotel's velvet swathed restaurant.

The hotel features a comprehensive range of kid-friendly activities: pony riding; mountain biking; falconry with local experts.

In the remote Teruel province, a two-hour train ride from both Barcelona and Valencia, Spanish design firm Camprubí i Santacana Arquitectes transformed a former hillside hermitage into two stylish rooms, but Hotel Consolación’s 10 freestanding cubical suites are the real draw: each has a glass wa

The Spanish chain Quilibra is designed for sleep-deprived guests: indoor and outdoor spaces flow together to induce calm, rooms come with ambient-sound CD’s, and light levels are adjusted according to findings by the hotel’s “sleep institute.”

On a quiet corner by the Cartagena's walls, the hotel is located across from the Teatro Heredia Adolfo Mejía, one of the city's architectural gems.

Swaggering onto the scene, the Hospes Palau de la Mar announced Valencia’s coming of age.