Hotels in Spain

Blending the work of 19 world-renowned designers like Norman Foster and Ron Arad, this Salamanca hotel has 12 floors, each with a starkly different style. Inside the rainbow-colored building, the lobby contains a collection of iPads which guests use to choose a room.

We may never have ventured into Poblenou, Barcelona’s emerging tech district, if it weren’t for Dominique Perrault’s 400-foot-tall glass-and-steel den of cool.

A Barcelona–based agency with a good selection of properties in San Sebastián. Apartments from $210, two-night minimum.

This 19th-century Restoration home on the Plaza de la Independencia is one of the latest (opened in 2007) in the line of historic but decrepit buildings reinvigorated by the Hospes hotel team.

At the end of a lavender-and-cypress-lined drive in Majorca’s southeastern countryside, the Gran Hotel Son Julia presides over a landscape of orange and almond groves with an air of noblesse oblige.