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Visiting gourmands have long been crazy for the brilliant revisionist Catalan cooking of chef Jordi Cruz and now, thankfully, they don't... Read More

At this 478-room Ritz-Carlton resort on a cliff above the Atlantic, canopied beds are framed by dark wood headboards, and wooden huts dot the 395-acre... Read More

Past the columned entrance off Paseo de la Castellana, this 10-story brick hotel has a lobby filled with black leather couches, metal accents, and wood... Read More

Carved from a 19th-century Edwardian-style manor home, this 50-room hotel is steps from the city’s major museums. The effect is of a baronial... Read More

Once the palatial home of the Duke of Santo Mauro and now part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the public spaces of this hotel got a cheeky,... Read More

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

A restored farmhouse on a traditional estate, the property has 12 cottages as well as endless orange, pear, and apple groves. Read More

With its preening summer crowds and throbbing nightlife, Majorca is a place to be seen. But if you’re looking to go off the radar, there’s... Read More

Casa Bonay is a new design-centric hotel in L’Eixample where the restaurant staff’s uniforms are in the same tropical print as the wallpaper. Read More

Fernando Amat, owner of Spain’s housewares boutique Vinçon, and architect Jordi Tió created the 25-suite Casa Camper for the bohemian Spanish shoemaker.... Read More

Wrought iron, stonework, and a location just across from the Teatro Real opera house give this luxury guesthouse an elegant air befitting the building... Read More

Tucked away at the end of a pedestrian alley, escape the lively clamor of the spirited Santa Cruz district by entering this oasis of calm. Housed in a... Read More

The hotel is the last Art Nouveau hotel still in operation in Barcelona. The 96 plush guestrooms are done up in shades of café con leche in this... Read More

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... Read More

Iznájar is the quintessential pueblo blanco, a whitewashed village rising from the hills of Andalusia. Two Belgian expats recently opened the... Read More

This is the hotel that started the boutique hotel movement in Barcelona, in my opinion; Camper is a famous Spanish brand of shoes, and the owners... Read More

Split across three buildings, Corral del Rey is a 17th century palatial home reinvented as a 17-room boutique hotel. Sophisticated and subdued, the... Read More

One of the most recent additions to Marriott's Autograph Collection, Hotel Cotton House Barcelona is housed in an iconic 19th century building that was... Read More

The avant-garde Cram l’Hotel showcases the work of some of Spain’s finest interior decorators. The hotel, centrally located on the Aribau... Read More

American expat Jayne Gunderson and her husband, Fernando Lleida Arcas, who comes from a distinguished line of Spanish hoteliers, turned a 12-acre olive... Read More

Agency: Spain SelectA small collection of 65 villas ensures that manager Karin Wallis and her staff can regularly revisit each property. The best are... Read More

Built in 1919, but renovated in 2004, this Eixample neighborhood hotel is near several major attractions: Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gràcia, The... Read More

Don't miss the opportunity to stay in this luxury residence consisting of six two-bedroom suites, each of which comes equipped with its very own... Read More

This is a very stylish hotel, which offers both a great breakfast and splendid rooms just a few minutes’ walk from Passeig de Gràcia in the city center.... Read More

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

It takes some effort to get to this property located on the outskirts of the city: guests must first take a taxi or bus, and then funicular and train... Read More

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... Read More

Located on a tiny orange tree-lined street, minutes from Seville’s main shopping area, the 189-room Gran Melia Colon features a majestic, show-stopping... Read More

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... Read More

Few would argue with the fact that the Grand Central Hotel has the best roof terrace in Barcelona. With views of the entire city and an infinity pool... Read More

A quick five minute walk to Las Ramblas, this hotel is a favorite among business travelers. Design is somewhat quirky – the eight-story property... Read More

With rooftop terraces and fine dining at Santceloni Restaurant, which has two Michelin stars for its Mediterranean cuisine, Hesperia Madrid caters to a... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Situated on a whitewashed street in Córdoba, the eighth-century seat of the Moorish caliphate, the hotel is a 15-minute walk from the famous... Read More

A garden furnished with glass pyramids isn’t the first thing you’d expect to find at a lakeside Art Nouveau villa in the Spanish Pyrenees,... Read More

It isn’t easy to locate the Hostal Sa Rascassa, and that’s exactly the point—the hotel is hidden above Aiguafreda, a tiny seaside cove... Read More

Classic, discreet, and extremely elegant, Hotel 1898 boasts one of the city's best rooftops. The hotel's on-site restaurant, La Isabela, offers a 360... Read More

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... Read More

Classic, discreet, and extremely elegant, Hotel 1898 boasts one of the city’s best rooftops. The hotel’s on-site restaurant, La Isabela, offers a 360... Read More

A stone-and-glass town house in the Modernist Gràcia district with 34 natural-toned rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and two Belle É... Read More

Single-story cubical structures set against an austere, windswept landscape in northeastern Spain: the Hotel Aire de Bardenas has the feel at first... Read More

This is the “It” hotel for Hollywood heavyweights; Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Ava Gardner, Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise, and Cameron Diaz are but a... Read More

This quiet, cozy hotel in the historic heart of the city is a good idea if you want to enjoy an intimate Barcelona stay without sacrificing high-class... Read More

Within the walls of the glorious Alhambra palace, not far from the pricey15th-century Parador de Granada, is another, more affordable hotel that also... Read More

Although this Ritz-Carlton waterfront property opened more than two decades ago, it remains the best choice for a luxury stay in Barcelona. The Arts... Read More

Stay in this tower of blue glass and steel that rises 44 stories in Port Olímpic (the Olympic Port) with stunning views of the city, water, and... Read More

Although this Ritz-Carlton waterfront property opened more than two decades ago, it remains the best choice for a luxury stay in Barcelona. The Arts... Read More

Both a hotel and a working winery, Arzuaga is situated on a 3,460-acre estate in the Duero river valley, surrounded by scenic vineyards and a... Read More

This lovely hotel in the heart of Las Ramblas (it occupies a former 19th-century jewelry workshop) has a knowledgeable staff, a large terrace with views... Read More

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... Read More

Hotel Banys Orientals Location is this hip boutique hotel's trump card—you're right on the edge of El Born, Barcelona's trendiest neighborhood,... Read More

The rooftop at Hotel Barceló Raval is one of the coziest and warmest—at least in terms of human interactions—in Barcelona. The neighborhood, a rich... Read More

One of my favorite boutique hotels in Barcelona, this place makes you feel like family. Nice rooms, an excellent location, and above all, a truly... Read More

An urban oasis hidden in the authentic, up-and-coming neighborhood of Poble Sec and just a stone's throw from the beautiful hill of Montjuïc. The... Read More

Located in the thick of the Santa Cruz district’s most labyrinthine walkways and just a skip from the Cathedral and La Giralda, the total serenity... Read More

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,... Read More

Claris is one of my favorite hotels in the city. It’s well located—within walking distance of Passeig de Gràcia, Las Ramblas and the historic Gothic... Read More

The 65-room hotel was completely overhauled in July 2006, transforming from an outdated hotel into a stylish business-meets-beach haven. Rooms are... Read More

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... Read More

In the remote Teruel province, a two-hour train ride from both Barcelona and Valencia, Spanish design firm Camprubí i Santacana Arquitectes... Read More

Close to the University of Barcelona, this design-minded property in the Eixample neighborhood is also close to Casa Mila and La Sagrada Familia.... Read More

The literary aesthetic of this Belle Époque 1917 building with a choice location near Chueca and blocks from Puerta del Sol plays out in details... Read More

Opened in 2004, Hotel Diagonal was designed by Barcelona architect Juli Capella, and its entrance features wood and metallic accents, modern furniture,... Read More

Located in one of Barcelona's most famous squares, la Plaça Reial, the Do Reial is a perfect hotel for a romantic getaway. Its 18 rooms are prettily... Read More

Located in one of Barcelona's most famous squares, la Plaça Reial, the Do Reial is the perfect hotel for a romantic getaway. Its 18 rooms are prettily... Read More

A restaurant and hotel run by Lola Puig and her husband, Ferran Frigola. Four airy, affordable apartments and includes a breakfast of country bread with... Read More

In the middle of the checkerboard Eixample neighborhood, this stunning steel-and-glass-encased building is redolent of an industrial complex and a... Read More

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... Read More

A cliffside luxury hotel. Read More

Country meets contemporary in this three-tiered, 41-room stay. The charming white rustic façade gives way to modern interiors with cushy leather sofas,... Read More

This eight-room property, set in the hilly vineyards outside the tiny fishing village of Getaria, makes an ideal under-the-radar base from which to... Read More

Another of the city’s classic luxury hotels (and a favorite of traveling businessmen), the Majestic is located right in the middle of Passeig de Gràcia ... Read More

This grand, Empire-style Belle Époque hotel is filled with antiques and bordered by gardens. Located in the heart of the city, the property is... Read More

All 37 rooms of this 19th-century boutique hotel have large French doors opening to the street (they’re soundproof when closed). Near the Plaza... Read More

A 125-room hostelry overlooking the town and bay. Read More

Despite its setting in Barcelona’s busy pedestrian zone, the hotel is unexpectedly serene (murmuri means murmur). Almost half of the 53 gray-and... Read More

This hotel is beautifully located on La Rambla Catalunya, and close to allthe major sights in the city. The Murmuri is one of my favorite spots in... Read More

This is my top recommendation on this list. The hotel is beautiful; every detail has been thought out carefully, the breakfast is wonderful and the... Read More

When Valencia won the bid to host the 2007 America’s Cup, there wasn’t a single hotel on the waterfront near where the races are to be held.... Read More

An intimate 18th-century palace that blends old-world romance with funky Catalan chic in medieval Barri Gotic, the neighborhood where Picasso lived,... Read More

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... Read More

With its clean lines and unpretentious look, Juli Capella’s Hotel Omm projects an incandescent warmth. The interiors, created by Sandra Tarruella... Read More

Hidden on a quiet street amid embassies, art galleries, and upscale restaurants, the Orfila has long been a favorite of art and fashion types. A jewel... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Built in 1910 at the behest of King Alfonso XIII and located next to the Prado Museum and steps away from Retiro Park, the Ritz has spent more than a... Read More

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... Read More

Step off the chicest shopping street in Madrid and into a cosseting world of 1980s-inflected glamour. The Unico has just 44 rooms and a bold modern... Read More

A rare newly built hotel in the historic center (the Prado and Plaza Mayor are both a five-minute walk away), the Urban has 96 rooms with a chic... Read More

This property has 78 rooms with crisp modern furniture done in soothing neutral tones and a location at the junction of some of the city’s trendiest and... Read More

A 10-minute walk from the historic city center, this hotel has 53 rooms and a lounge with a grand piano. Read More

This grand five-star property with updated baronial décor is just two blocks north of Retiro Park in Barrio Salamanca, the city’s toniest shopping and... Read More

The property pays homage to the region’s Moorish heritage in some of the 33 guest rooms, which are Moroccan-themed; many look out on the crescent... Read More

The Las Letras name refers to the area behind the hotel, one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city and once home to Golden Age writers like... Read More

Modern glass-and-brick hotel on Madrid's storied Paseo de la Castellana, with a prime location for business (the hotel is a stone's throw from the... Read More

This modern, upmarket hotel has an enviable location away from the main tourist trail of Las Ramblas, but just a short walk from the Picasso Museum, the... Read More

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. Read More

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... Read More

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 Cataluñ... Read More

The Neoclassical Hotel Majestic is located at the center of Barcelona amidst the city’s most popular Modernista architecture: the Sagrada Fam... Read More

One of the latest luxury chains to arrive in Barcelona, the Mandarin Oriental is great in every aspect: location, service, and rooms. The service is... Read More

Spanish designer Patricia Urquiola oversaw the conversion of this midcentury bank building (at the main intersection of Barcelona’s elegant... Read More

Intimate beachfront villas—once the residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe—on a lush stretch of the Golden Mile.... Read More

The namesake of Margot Tenenbaum from the movie The Royal Tenenbaums, Margot House is an understated boutique hotel situated on Barcelona's most... Read More

The Market Hotel is conveniently located at the border of L'Eixample and El Raval. Set in an early-20th-century town house with four-poster beds and... Read More

Depending on whom you talk to, the architecture critic at El País or the Elciego shopkeeper, Frank Gehry’s hotel at the Herederos del Marqu... Read More

We may never have ventured into Poblenou, Barcelona’s emerging tech district, if it weren’t for Dominique Perrault’s 400-foot-tall... Read More

The Mercer offers one of the most exclusive hotel experiences that can be found in Barcelona. Opened in September 2012, it combines historical heritage... Read More

Casa Palacio Castelar, an ultra-chic example of 19th century opulence, is the new setting for the 12-room Mercer Sevilla, a triumphant fusion of vintage... Read More

Hemingway once stayed at this beloved former hotel and Swedish cultural center, which sat shuttered for nearly a decade. It was reborn in 2014 and has... Read More

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... Read More

When the first property of the expanding Only You brand opened in 2012 in the heart of trendy Chueca, it became a magnet for Madrileños, who filled its... Read More

The Palacio Ca Sa Galesa hotel, in the majorcan town of Palma, is steeped in history. The 1576 building’s 12 rooms and suites are furnished with... Read More

A recent addition to the Small Luxury Hotels portfolio, the entrance through the courtyard patio of the 18th century Palacio de Vilapanés is a Mudéjar... Read More

Swaggering onto the scene, the Hospes Palau de la Mar announced Valencia’s coming of age. An avant-garde group of designers and architects... Read More

This hotel, once a 13th-century hospital, is next to Santiago's cathedral. Read More

One of the best budget chains in Spain, Petit Palace has four great outposts in Barcelona. At all of them, the beds are comfy, most of the rooms have... Read More

The Spanish chain Quilibra is designed for sleep-deprived guests: indoor and outdoor spaces flow together to induce calm, rooms come with ambient-sound... Read More

One in a chain of hotels, each with unique personalities based on a fictional character (sibling hotels in Madrid are Oscar, Mario, and Laura), Alicia... Read More

The Spain-based chain of Room Mate hotels is famous around Europe for their combination of good design and affordable pricing. This is the first... Read More

This great, modern Madrid-based chain has hotels all over Europe that are great for budget travelers; their properties all have nice design (especially... Read More

Edgy, post-modern design defines this budget-boutique hotel, located across from the Teatro Real opera house. In the hotel, which is one of four Room... Read More

The vibe here is playful: think oversize furniture, pink walls, and white bedding. Read More

Right in the heart of town, this 19th-century home of a showy noble family has been masterfully converted into a plush hotel, packed with historic... Read More

More than 300 properties—chic apartments in Madrid; Mediterranean-facing villas in Ibiza—are hidden away in the country’s most... Read More

Probably the best hotel in Barcelona when it comes to value, the Banys Orientals combines nice design and awesome rooms with an incredible price and a... Read More

The hotel prides itself on top-notch service. Housekeepers leave bonbons or flowers on pillows in Superior rooms and suites, and concierges create... Read More

Since opening in spring 2015, the Principal Madrid has vaulted to the top of the city's social scene due to its spectacular views over some of the city... Read More

This elegant five star hotel is one the newest additions to Barcelona's excellent hotel scene. Set in a building dating from 1846, The Serras is modern... Read More

Opened in summer 2016, Tótem has 67 rooms in muted grays and steely blues with chic black-marble baths. Part of its novelty lies in taking the bold step... Read More

This is a great four-star hotel in a nice location in the center of the city. I personally appreciate the décor, which is both very modern and very... Read More

At this four-star boutique hotel, you can enjoy large rooms in with minimalist decor, a chic rooftop terrace with umbrella-shaded tables, and a ground... Read More

With a prime location between the shopping district of Salamanca, the office towers of Paseo de la Castellana, and the arts quarter along the Paseo del... Read More

In a city where even the most luxurious accommodations tend toward the dowdy, Villa Soro offers a much-needed dose of modern luxury. The owners of this... Read More

All 170 rooms are modern, with architectural lighting; Nos. 902, 903, and 904 have teakwood terraces overlooking downtown Madrid. Read More

Old-fashioned Hollywood glamour—with a touch of Almodóvar camp—inspired the public spaces and the 116 guest rooms, each decorated... Read More

Shaped like a sail of glass and steel, the silhouette of the W Barcelona has become one of the most iconic landmarks on the Barcelona skyline since it... Read More

Like a slice of Dubai plunked amid the formerly modest fishing enclave of Barceloneta, this gleaming 26-story W (which opened in October 2009) resembles... Read More

The best thing about this hotel is that it’s far from the noise of the city, set along the boardwalk in La Barecloneta (although if you like to be... Read More

With 466 rooms, the luxurious Palace is the largest hotel in central Madrid and has a location that can't be beat. It shares a plaza—one of the city's... Read More

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