Barcelona is an alluring Spanish city with many charming neighbourhoods, and it can be difficult choosing a hotel from the wide array of options available. Are you aiming to shop till you drop, or do you wish to reward yourself and live in luxury like a celebrity? Do you want to get lost and soak up the atmosphere of the old quarter, or are you an easy-going soul who only requires some simple comforts? Here are some of the best hotels in Barcelona that will cater to different budgets and travelling objectives:
The Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia is located right on Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, one of Barcelona’s main boulevards and one that is lined with many shops and restaurants. The hotel is situated within a building that dates from 1928, but the interiors are modern and elegant. Fans of Gaudi will be pleased to know that Casa Batlló and La Pedrera are within a short walking distance. With the Passeig de Gràcia metro station a mere 2-minute walk from the hotel, you can get to many attractions with ease. What you are sure to really like about this hotel is the daily afternoon tea buffet offered to all hotel guests, free of charge! After a day of shopping and sightseeing, there is nothing like coming back to your hotel for a short siesta and free food!
I really love this hotel and look forward to visiting again. The rooms are both beautiful and comfortable, including a bath with a lovely rain shower, the staff is friendly and extremely helpful, and the terrace and pool are a refreshing break after a day of sightseeing. I especially love the complimentary tea and refreshments provided every afternoon – way to go!
Hotel Catalonia Passeig de Gràcia
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 644, Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 304 USD
Access: 200 metres (656 feet) away from Passeig de Gràcia Metro Station
Contact: +34 932 70 27 35
The neoclassical facade of the Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona leaves a lasting impression when one first sees it. This 5-star hotel offers both luxury and convenience with its amazing location on the Passeig de Gràcia. Its 275 spacious hotel rooms are tastefully furnished and equipped with all the necessary amenities and some of them offer amazing views of the city. Travelling can take a toll on the body but not to worry, the spa features steam baths, a sauna, and a comprehensive range of services designed to sooth and rejuvenate you. There is also a fitness centre should you wish to burn off all those calories from the sumptuous food in Barcelona. One of the highlights of this hotel is the rooftop pool and terrace that provides panoramic views of Barcelona. On a pleasant summer’s evening, enjoy a cocktail or two at the rooftop Dolce Vitae Cocktail Bar and watch as the night unfolds before you.
The rooftop pool/bar was spectacular. The residence quarters were large and comfortable. The staff was fantastic. Location was right in the middle of everything. Outstanding set up.
Majestic Hotel & Spa
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 68, Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 347 USD
Access: 3-minute walk from Passeig de Gràcia metro station
Contact: +34 934 88 17 17
Feel like royalty when you stay at Hotel Palace GL. The exquisite olde-worlde decor of the rooms are a treat for the eyes and the one-Michelin-star restaurant, Caelis, will be a true gastronomic experience. Some rooms even feature a private Roman bath and a view of the Gran Via. Located in the Eixample district on the Gran Via, many of Barcelona’s main attractions are within close proximity. Relieve the stresses on your mind and body with a visit to the Mayan luxury spa in the hotel, where Mayan traditions are incorporated into the spa treatments. If you are travelling as a family, one child under 11 years old stays free of charge in an extra bed.
This is an amazing hotel in an amazing location. We fell in love with Barcelona and this hotel! We will definitely come again. The rooftop breakfast was a highlight. All the staff were amazing 5 Star people
Hotel Palace GL
Address: Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, Eixample, 08010 Barcelona, Spain
Price: From 401 USD
Access: 5-minute walk from Urquinaona metro station
Contact: +34 935 10 11 30
Be the envy of all as a guest at W Barcelona, an impressive hotel shaped like a sail that stands glittering on Barceloneta Beach. Be entranced by the spectacular views of the Mediterranean or the city (or both, if you pay a little more) from your hotel room. W Barcelona looks like it was taken straight out of the glossy pages of a luxury magazine. It pays to indulge yourself as the modern and chic rooms all come with a chaise lounge, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station, and rainfall shower. One of the best features of W Barcelona has to be the rooftop infinity pool terrace where you can enjoy refreshing panoramic views as you lounge on the daybeds or sip on a cocktail. You also have direct beach access so you are just steps away from the water’s edge. As this hotel is slightly further away from the attractions in downtown Barcelona, this makes the perfect getaway for beach lovers who want to escape from the realities of daily life.
Great location by the beach. Modern room with stunning floor to ceiling glass wall view of the coastline. Huge shower with rain shower head. Pool and bar overlooking the beach plus nightclub on the 26th floor. More than we usually spend but absolutely worth it. Would love to stay there again.
Address: Plaça Rosa dels Vents, 1 - Passeig Joan de Borbo, Ciutat Vella, 08039 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 522 USD
Contact: +34 932 95 28 00
The ideal base from which to explore the Barceloneta district, this contemporary-design hotel is right beside the Olympic Port, a marina that was built for the Barcelona Olympic Games in 1992. The Arts Hotel’s chic rooms are fitted with a Bang & Olufsen flat-screen TV and sound system, while the bathrooms feature a bathtub and hydromassage shower. The rooms also have unblocked views of either the sea or the city as the hotel towers above the other surrounding buildings. Take a swim in the outdoor pool, which is right beside the giant shimmering golden fish sculpture designed by Frank Gehry, or dine at the hotel’s 2-Michelin-starred restaurant, Enoteca, which serves fine Mediterranean cuisine. Do note that extra is charged for Wi-Fi; it costs 30.25 EUR (USD 33.68) per 24 hours.
Incredible service, pool area and location. We were fortunate enough to be upgraded to one of the apartments which was a truly beautiful room and experience. Would recommend this hotel very highly indeed
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Address: Carrer de la Marina, 19-21, 08005 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 358 USD
Contact: +34 932 21 10 00
Ciutat Vella (Gothic Quarter)
This boutique hotel with just 22 rooms provides guests with an oasis of peace and quiet in the old town (Gothic Quarter). For guests who want to experience the atmosphere in the oldest part of Barcelona, The Wittmore Hotel, which only recently opened its doors this year, is a good choice. There is a mysterious charm to the hotel that just beckons one to come in, especially when your first glimpse of the hotel is of its patio, home to the tallest vertical garden in Barcelona. The sundeck isn’t very big but you do get an unpretentious view of the old town, making it feel very local. Guests also praise the friendliness and high service levels of the staff, so you can be assured of a fantastic stay here.
This is a hidden jewel in the heart of Barcelona, beautiful new hotel with a unique sense of good taste. Perfect location, perfect service and great attention to details. Definitely recommendable for those who want to make out of Barcelona a superb experience. Thanks to all the staff, we were treated impeccably.
Hopefully we will come back.
The Wittmore Hotel
Address: Carrer de Riudarenes, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 307 USD
Access: 6-minute walk from Jaume I metro station
Contact: +34 935 50 08 85
Located in the heart of the Jewish Quarter and just steps away from Barcelona Cathedral, Hotel Neri exudes a noble yet romantic charm. This could be in part due to its stellar location in the old town, or perhaps because the hotel was built by restoring two aristocratic buildings: a palace from the 12th century and an 18th-century mansion. The interior design also successfully blends and harmonises the ancient and the contemporary to create a classy yet cosy atmosphere. Do note that there is no pool or gym, but its location and charm more than makes up for this. The rooms at the back look out over an idyllic gothic courtyard, but it might get a little noisy when children from a nearby school play there.
Stunning property in fabulous location. Loved the interiors with quirky art installations (the Boa Sofa was quite the hit with the boys). The staff were truly world-class, ultra-helpful and kind staff. Little touches like the chocolates on the bed each night and the hammocks on the roof garden where my husband and I got to sample the local fortified wine each night go a long way to building good memories..
Address: Carrer de Sant Sever, 5, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 425 USD
Access: 5-minute walk from Liceu Metro Station
Contact: +34 933 04 06 55
Value for money (below 200 USD)
Accommodation costs can amount to quite a huge sum while you’re travelling. If all you need is a simple and comfortable hotel room for the night, Ayre Hotel Caspe will do the trick for you.This 4-star hotel is situated just slightly further from central Barcelona, but being just 6 minutes away from both the Tetuan and Arc de Triomf metro stations, you can easily get anywhere with ease. If you don’t mind walking, La Sagrada Familia is about a 15-minute walk away. The hotel has a gym, and offers free Wi-Fi in all areas. The spotless modern rooms come with free bottled water and other standard amenities.
Very clean, nice breakfast. A great place to stay when you want to find a great hotel for reasonable price. Located near arc de triomf and metro station.
Ayre Hotel Caspe
Address: Calle Caspe, 103, 08013 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 129 USD
Access: 6 minutes from Tetuan metro station
Contact: +34 932 46 70 00
Right across from the La Boqueria Market, this hotel is an ideal choice for foodies who want to explore the vibrant market and the streets of Las Ramblas. Just 1 minute from Liceu metro station, all of Barcelona is easily accessible from this hotel. The Petit Palace Boquería Garden Hotel has a private courtyard and garden with hundred-year-old trees, which is protected as a site of architectural heritage in Barcelona. Unlike most hotels, pets are allowed within the hotel at no extra charge. You can also borrow bicycles for free from the hotel, just enquire at reception!
Right off the Ramblas. Excellent location and great service from the front desk and breakfast staff. Breakfast was excellent. Clean comfortable room with good bathrooms.
Hotel Petit Palace Boqueria Garden
Address: Carrer de la Boquería, 10, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: from 160 USD
Access: 1 minute from Liceu metro station
Contact: +34 933 02 07 53
A design hotel, Hotel Eurostars BCN Design will appeal to lovers of design, art, and shopping. Set on the tree-lined boulevard of the Passeig de Gràcia, Eurostars BCN Design is within a 2-minute walk of the Passeig de Gràcia metro station and a short 160-metre (525-foot) walk to Casa Batlló, one of Gaudi’s works. If you’re up for something a little different and innovative, some rooms are open-concept and feature a bathtub in the middle of the room. Add some spice to your trip when you book a stay at the Eurostars BCN Design!
The receptionists were very friendly and helpful! The room was a delight and very clean and comfortable whilst stylish. The location was perfect. I will be back!
Hotel Eurostars BCN Design
Address: Passeig de Gràcia, 29, Eixample, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (see map)
Price: From 156 USD
Access: 2-minute walk from the Passeig de Gràcia metro station
Contact: +34 933 44 45 55
One of the best things about going on vacation is sinking into the smooth silky sheets of a hotel bed, enjoying some cocktails as you savour the views from a rooftop terrace, and basically delighting in all the luxuries a hotel has to offer. In Barcelona, you have your pick of hotels from the fanciest to the most convenient. Each option will shape your Barcelona experience in its own surprising way and allow you discover the surrounding area in which it is situated. Have fun choosing, and even more fun staying!
Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.
Get Trip101 in your inbox