Le Méridien, Barcelona
Location is the major draw at this La Rambla property. The hotel has easy access to the city’s harbor, the Gothic Quarter, and Plaza Cataluña, among other top tourist destinations. Each of Le Méridien's contemporary rooms is outfitted with soundproof windows (key in such a lively neighborhood) and spacious bathrooms with etched glass details. Guests can dine at Cent Onze, which serves French and Catalan cuisine, and sample the hotel's new signature breakfast developed by chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Other hotel amenities include Discovery Spa and Sunbathing Terrace and 24-hour concierge service.