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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of hotels in Barcelona. Bon voyage!
Updated Feb 14, 2020
“The location was great. It’s within walking distance to main stations and easy to commute to attractions either by bus or train. Loved the complimentary tea, cozy beds, cleanliness, Nespresso machine and the waterfall shower.”
DestinationBCN - Universitat Rooms features air-conditioned rooms with satellite flat-screen TV in the Eixample district of Barcelona. Around 2.4 km from Sant Miquel Beach, the property is also 2.4 km away from Barceloneta and offers free WiFi. The property is close to popular attractions like Boqueria Market, Tivoli Theatre and Cathedral of Barcelona.
All rooms in the hotel are fitted with a kettle.
DestinationBCN - Universitat Rooms offers a sun terrace.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Plaça Catalunya, Portal de l'Angel and Passeig de Gracia. The nearest airport is Barcelona El Prat Airport, 14 km from DestinationBCN - Universitat Rooms.
“As the names implies it has a bakery on the ground floor and it is amazing. In the morning when you open the room door you can smell freshly baked products. I have stayed at several hotels in Barcelona and this is my favourite!”
Featuring a quality bakery within the hotel, Praktik Bakery hotel is located in Barcelona, 5 minutes' walk from Diagonal Metro. Free Wi-Fi is available.
This modern hotel offers air-conditioned double/twin rooms including a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Towels and bed linen are provided free.
Guests can enjoy breakfast in the hotel and try the breads and pastries from the hotel's traditional bakery. Other services include provision of beach towels, ticket service for tourist bus, laundry, and airport transfers.
Praktik Bakery hotel is within a short walk of many bars, restaurants and shops. Paseo De Gracia Avenue and Gaudi's La Pedrera are just 250 metres away, and La Sagrada Familia is a 15-minute walk away. Plaza Catalunya Sqaure and Las Ramblas Boulevard is 1.3 km from the hotel.
“Amazing modern and stylish hotel with very hospitable staff. We were greeted warmly and offered wine as a welcome drink, which is a nice touch. We really enjoyed our room, the breakfast and the location.”
Set in Barcelona, 1.8 km from Sant Sebastian Beach, Casa Vaganto offers air-conditioned rooms and a shared lounge. Among the facilities at this property are a concierge service and ticket service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is 2 km from Barceloneta and 2 km from Plaça Reial.
At the hotel, every room has a wardrobe, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
Guests at Casa Vaganto can enjoy a continental breakfast.
Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Sant Miquel Beach, Magic Fountain of Montjuic and Montjuïc. The nearest airport is Barcelona El Prat Airport, 16 km from Casa Vaganto.
“This hotel decor is modern, yet elegant. The location is wonderful and the breakfast, well it is truly superb and must not be missed or rushed. Friendly staff and an excellent bar.”
Featuring a rooftop terrace with a bar and chill-out pool, H10 Metropolitan is located in Barcelona, 90 metres from Plaça Catalunya. It offers a tapas restaurant and free WiFi.
Each room has a flat-screen satellite TV, air conditioning, coffee machine and a minibar. The private bathroom comes with a hairdryer and bathrobes.
The H10 Metropolitan is located just 2 minutes' walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores.
The hotel is 700 metres from Gaudi's La Pedrera, and you can walk to Las Ramblas in 3 minutes. You can reach La Sagrada Familia in about 10 minutes by metro.
“Lovely chic boutique hotel in a perfect location for a very good price. Very clean and comfy and the ambience is just superb.”
Just 600 metres from Passeig de Gràcia, Retrome Barcelona offers spacious air-conditioned rooms with beautiful vintage décor, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities. Girona Metro Station is a 1-minute walk away.
Retrome’s individually decorated rooms offer interactive LED TVs with satellite channels. Some rooms have access to a patio or balcony. The stylish bathrooms feature a rain shower, hairdryer and toiletries.
Situated in the Eixample district, Retrome Barcelona is a 10-minute walk from the famous Gaudi buildings of Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. The beach is just 4 Metro stops away.
Trains to Barcelona Airport stop at Passeig de Gracia Train Station, a 5-minute walk away. Staff at Retrome can also arrange airport transfers and provide information about the city.
“The service at Room Mate Gerard is always top notch without feeling fake or processed. This approach, combined with the atmospherics of the place, provide one of the best boutique hotel experiences in town.”
Room Mate Gerard in Barcelona provides accommodation with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.
It boasts a sun terrace and location, set in the Eixample district, near attractions such as Tivoli Theatre and within 700 metres of Portal de l'Angel.
At the hotel all rooms offer a simple yet elegant décor. They come with a wardrobe and a flat-screen TV. Air-conditioning is featured, and certain rooms include a balcony. All units include a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries.
A buffet breakfast is served every morning at the property.
Speaking English and Spanish, staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you plan your stay. Other facilities include portable WiFi.
Plaça Catalunya is a 9-minute walk from the accommodation. Barcelona El Prat Airport is 13 km away.
“Loved staying here. Lovely rooms, minimal but well designed. Very chic but still super comfortable. Fabulous bar downstairs, great location for a Barcelona base. All in all gorgeous!”
Located in central Barcelona, 200 metres from Tetuan Metro Station, Hotel Casa Bonay is a boutique hotel offering a shared terrace and free WiFi throughout. Plaça Catalunya is 10 minutes’ walk away.
Set in a 19th-century Neoclassical residential building, all rooms at Hotel Casa Bonay hotel are soundproofed and combine traditional features such as mosaic floors and modern textiles, lighting and furniture. They come with a minibar filled with local refreshments and snacks, complimentary WiFi, premium TV, selected magazines, air conditioning and ceiling fans in most rooms. The bathroom comes with natural soap from Las Lilas. Some rooms include a sofa, a terrace or balcony.
Casa Bonay hotel also offers a dynamic and unique culinary experience. Guests will find a Satan’s Coffee Corner café and Estanislao Carenzo's cuisine on site.
The popular Passeig de Gracia Street, with shops and restaurants, is 700 metres away. A 20-minute walk will take you to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Barceloneta Beach is 4 metro stops away from Hotel Casa Bonay.
“Can't praise Hotel Brummell enough! Such a stylish special little place. The staff were great and all the extras like yoga and the sauna made our stay really special.”
Hotel Brummell is a 20-room boutique hotel located a few steps from the Miró Foundation and The Grec theatre. Guests will benefit from free and unlimited yoga classes. A running club, for both guests and locals, is organized regularly.
The hotel features an outdoor pool, a garden and a sauna. T-training and boxing session are hosted at the well-being center The Garage by Veronica Blume.
All rooms boast modern furniture and artwork by young European designers. Each one is equipped with a safe, coffee and tea facilities and a yoga mat. The private bathroom has a rain shower, a high-powered hairdryer and free toiletries by Malin & Goetz. Suites have a private, furnished terrace with an outdoor bath.
The on-site restaurant, Brummell Kitchen offers breakfast with homemade granola, local products and fresh juices; specialty coffee and brunch are available on Saturdays and Sundays; as well as a Honesty Bar self service with a selection of drinks, tasty snacks and other delights.
Hotel Brummell is just a 15-minute walk from La Rambla and the closest metro station is Parallel Metro Station, 250 m away.
For guests who wish to explore the sights of Barcelona, Montjuïc is known for its parks and gardens and is 2 km from the property. There is free WiFi available throughout.
“This hotel is conveniently located to incredible shopping, food and many main attractions in Barcelona. The staff are wonderful and very helpful to be sure your stay is to your satisfaction.”
Located between the stylish Paseo de Gràcia and Rambla de Catalunya, Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton offers a private terrace with an outdoor pool. Plaza Catalunya is 7 minutes' walk away.
Rooms combine modern and vintage furniture and some feature traditional details like mosaic-tiled floors. They have flat-screen TVs, a minibar, hairdryer and free safe. The TVs have over 300 international channels and free WiFi.
Solomillo Restaurant is a brasserie, offering guests the option of having meat by weight. The modern Charcuteria serves cheese plates, cold cuts and market products, as well as a variety of cocktails. You can also visit the Patio, Terrace & Pool.
There is a fitness room and guests can make use of the chromatic sauna for free. Massages are available on request for an extra cost.
Alexandra Barcelona Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton is just 5 minutes’ walk from Gaudí’s impressive Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Passeig de Gràcia Train Station is 5 minutes’ walk away, with a direct route to the Barcelona Airport.
“Friendly staff, nice design, good vibe, top location. Complimentary wine and cheese at 6:30 pm, wifi hotspots and bikes to borrow for the day. The best hotel in Barcelona I’ve visited!”
Situated in Barcelona in the Catalonia Region, 400 metres from Portal de l'Angel, Yurbban Passage Hotel boasts an outdoor pool and spa centre. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.
All rooms include a flat-screen TV. Certain rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Each room includes a private bathroom. Extras include bathrobes and slippers. Yurbban Passage Hotel features free WiFi throughout the property.
Guests can enjoy an authentic Catalan breakfast each morning. The hotel's Restaurant D’Aprop is run by a Michelin-star chef and also offers local, Catalan cuisine.
You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property.
The hotel also offers bike hire. Plaça Catalunya is 500 metres from Yurbban Passage Hotel, while La Seu, Cathedral of Barcelona is 500 metres from the property. Barcelona El Prat Airport is 13 km away.
“Spacious, clean hotel with a quiet, inviting courtyard. High ceilings, good facilities, friendly staff and nice breakfast. Super close to the Diagonal metro station, and everything interesting in Barcelona.”
Housed in a 19th- century modernist building, just behind La Pedrera, H10 Casa Mimosa offers an impressive chill-out terrace with a plunge pool and a sun lounger area with privileged views of Casa Milà’s terrace.
All rooms are outward-facing, with both views over Pau Claris Street or over the courtyard garden which has Gaudí’s chimneys in the background. All have smart temperature control and high-quality amenities including a Nespresso Coffee Machine and a digital safe box. Some rooms also have spacious terraces.
The on-site El Til•ler Restaurant serves a delicious breakfast with a buffet consisting of natural products and a selection of à la carte dishes. The Lobby Bar also offers light meals and is also an excellent meeting point for a drink.
The beautiful garden retains some former cabins which are located in a courtyard that is typical of the Eixample district; and has a large variety of Mediterranean greenery such as a century-old palm tree, an impressive lime tree and mimosas, which give the hotel’s name. In the garden there is also an elevated swimming pool and a sun lounger area.
From here, there is access to the fitness room and to the Las Cocheras meeting room, a former garage with high-ceilings and a capacity up to 100 people.
Ideally located, H10 Casa Mimosa is 10 minutes’ walk from Casa Battló; Plaza Catalunya and Ramblas can be reached within 15 minutes’ walk. There is free high-speed WiFi available throughout.
“A beautiful and comfortable hotel with incredible service. The rooms are very clean and stylish. The rooftop terrace is a must see!”
Set in a remarkable location, 100 metres from Gaudi’s La Pedrera and Paseo de Gracia shopping Boulevard, The One Barcelona GL features a rooftop panoramic plunge pool and a sundeck with views of Barcelona. There is free high-speed WiFi available throughout and a Clef d’Or Concierge service.
Bright and elegantly decorated, all 89 rooms boast pillow top mattresses and Egyptian cotton linen. All rooms have smart temperature control, a 55-inch smart TV with international channels and media hub with international plug sockets.
Each spacious marble bathroom comes with a rain shower, Natura Bissé Barcelona toiletries and bathrobes and slippers by Casa Bassols 1790.
The hotel’s Somni Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, an elegant space which comprises an à la carte restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and a Cocktail Bar where guests can enjoy traditional Spanish tapas. The hotel also has a seasonal bar, the Mood Bar, located on the rooftop terrace where snacks and cocktails are served all day long.
The onsite Despacio Spa at The One has an indoor experience pool, a Finnish sauna and a relaxation area equipped with sun loungers. A range of facial and body treatments are available at an extra cost and there is a 24-hour fitness centre with innovative equipment.
A limousine service to or from Barcelona El Prat Airport is available on prior request at an extra cost; and valet parking can be provided.
“Attentive, friendly staff who remember you and know your rhythms. Cozy atmosphere and elegant decor. Amazing beds and linens. I’ve stayed in hundreds of hotels and the best and most memorable experience I’ve ever had was this.”
Alma Barcelona is set in an attractive building just off Barcelona’s Passeig de Gràcia. It offers a spa, a stylish restaurant with a terrace, and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.
Alma Barcelona rooms feature smart, modern décor and leather armchairs. They are equipped with a flat-screen Loewe TV, Punkt phone, and the private bathrooms come with a bathrobe and slippers.
The Alma’s spa features an indoor pool, a Hammam and a sauna. There is a gym, and massage is also available.
Staff at the Alma’s 24-hour reception can provide information on Barcelona’s many attractions. On request, the hotel offers an airport shuttle service to Barcelona El Prat Airport, a 25-minute drive away.
The hotel is just one block from Gaudí’s La Pedrera and a 5-minute walk from Casa Batlló. You can walk to Diagonal Metro Station in 5 minutes, while Plaza de Catalunya is just over 1 km away.
“This amazing luxury hotel is one of the new hot spots of the city. The lighting alone is a piece of art that will blow your mind. Perfect location near the heart of everything.”
The Barcelona EDITION has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Barcelona. Featuring a terrace, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.
All guest rooms at the hotel come with a seating area. At The Barcelona EDITION all rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.
A buffet breakfast is available every morning at the accommodation.
You can play billiards at The Barcelona EDITION.
Popular points of interest near the hotel include Barceloneta, Somorrostro and Sant Miquel Beach. The nearest airport is Barcelona El Prat Airport, 17 km from The Barcelona EDITION.
“You’re not going to find a better experience than this. The hotel is beyond beautiful and the roof top lounge area is amazing. Extremely welcoming staff and great location in the city center near lots of shopping places.”
Almanac Barcelona has an exclusive location, a few steps from the fashionable Paseo de Gracia Boulevard and from central Plaza Catalunya. This luxurious hotel has a panoramic rooftop bar and terrace, and an exclusive pool and sun lounge.
Housed in a stylish, traditional building, all rooms have a minibar and a seating area with a flat-screen TV and high-speed internet connection. The bathroom has double marble sinks, a walk-in shower and includes a bathrobe and slippers.
Led by Michelin-starred chef Rodrigo de la Calle, the on-site plant-based restaurant Virens offers local food and rice dishes.
The hotel include areas for fitness and wellness, a treatment room, a steam sauna and a relaxation lounge.
You can walk to Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera within 10 minutes; while Picasso Museum is 1 km away.
“Undoubtedly the best luxury hotel in the best location in the city, with shops and best restaurants all just minutes away. Their hospitality is amazing and the rooms are top notch. I will definitely stay here again!”
Set on Barcelona’s fashionable Passeig de Gràcia, the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Barcelona is within 5 minutes’ walk of Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera. Plaça Catalunya is just a 10-minute walk away. The hotel features a spa, rooftop pool, indoor pool, fitness centre, wonderful city views, and 24-hour room service.
The spacious rooms feature bright, minimalist design. They include a home theatre, a seating area, large flat-screen TV, CD and DVD player. Bathrooms have large bathtubs or showers, and include Acqua di Parma free toiletries, a bathrobe and slippers.
The hotel's head chef is the world-famous Carme Ruscalleda, the only woman that holds 7 Michelin stars. You will find Moments restaurant, which offers innovative Catalan cuisine, and Blanc restaurant, which provides an all-day dining experience.
Additionally, you can dine al fresco in the Mimosa garden, and discover Terrat, the rooftop terrace, where guests can enjoy cocktails and Peruvian food. Banker's bar is also serves cocktails and tapas.
Mandarin Oriental spa offers a wide range of treatments. Spa access is free and includes the indoor pool, hot tub, Hammam and 24-hour gym. The spa also features suites for couples. Headphones, towels and chilled drinks are provided for the gym.
There is a 24-hour front desk, and you can hire a car from the tour desk. Parking is available nearby for an extra charge.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Feb 14, 2020