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We've spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of coolest hotels in Barcelona. Bon voyage!
Updated May 7, 2019
“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 is offering accommodations in Barcelona. Popular points of interest nearby include Plaça Catalunya and Portal de l'Angel. The property is located a 10-minute walk from Passeig de Gracia.
The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Every room has air conditioning, and some rooms are equipped with a balcony.
Popular points of interest near DestinationBCN - Universitat Rooms include Boqueria Market, Tivoli Theatre and Barcelona Cathedral. Barcelona-El Prat Airport is 14.5 km away.
“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, the Praktik Bakery hotel is in Barcelona, a 5-minute walk from Diagonal Metro. Free Wi-Fi is available.
This modern hotel has air-conditioned double/twin rooms including a flat-screen TV and private bathroom. Towels and bed linens are provided for free.
Guests can enjoy breakfast in the hotel and try the breads and pastries from the hotel's traditional bakery. Other services and amenities include beach towels, a ticket service for tourist bus, laundry, and airport transportation.
The 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 247 m away, and La Sagrada Familia is a 15-minute walk away. Plaza Catalunya Sqaure and Las Ramblas Boulevard is just under 1.6 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.”
Located in Barcelona, 1.9 km from Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Casa Vaganto has a shared lounge. 1.9 km from Montjuïc, the property is also 1.9 km away from Placa Reial. Free WiFi is available.
All rooms in the hotel are equipped with a flat-screen TV. Rooms include a private bathroom with free toiletries. The rooms at Casa Vaganto include air conditioning and a closet.
A continental or buffet breakfast is available every morning at the property.
Santa Maria del Mar is 2.6 km from the accommodation, while Boqueria Market is 2.7 km from the property. The nearest airport is Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 16.1 km from the property.
“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 m 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 mini-bar 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 701 m away. A 20-minute walk will take you to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia. Barceloneta Beach is 4 metro stops away from Hotel Casa Bonay.
“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 accommodations with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a fitness center.
It features a sun terrace and location, set in the Eixample district, near attractions such as Tivoli Theater and within 701 m 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 accommodations. Barcelona El Prat Airport is 8.1 mi away.
“Lovely chic boutique hotel in a perfect location for a very good price. Very clean and comfy and the ambience is just superb.”
Less than half a kilometer from Passeig de Gràcia, Retrome Barcelona features 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 feature 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.
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. The staff at Retrome can also arrange airport transportation and provide information about the city.
“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 boutique hotel located in Barcelona, just a 15-minute walk from La Rambla. The hotel features an outdoor pool, restaurant, garden and sauna. Free WiFi access is available in all rooms.
All rooms feature modern furniture and artwork by young European designers. Each room is air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV, a safe, and a desk. The private bathrooms have either a bath or shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.
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 few steps from the Miró Foundation, The Grec theatre and the MNAC museum. and Parallel Metro Station is 250 metres 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. Plaza España Square is 10 minutes' walk from the hotel, and Barcelona El Prat Airport is 15 km away.
“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 mini-bar, 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.
“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 in Barcelona, 90 m from Plaça Catalunya. It showcases a tapas restaurant and free Wi-Fi.
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 just a 2-minute walk from Paseo de Gracia Avenue, with its boutique and designer fashion stores.
The hotel is just under half a kilometer 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.
“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.
“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 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 come 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 steam room and a sauna. There is a gym, and massages are also available.
The staff at the Alma’s 24-hour front desk 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 half a kilometer away.
“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 with free drinks 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.
A complimentary breakfast is offered every morning at the on-site restaurant Línia, a Mediterranean brasserie offering all-day dining menu, and a wide choice of regional wines.
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.
“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.
“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.”
Located in Barcelona, The Barcelona EDITION is a 2-minute walk from Barcelona Cathedral and offers facilities like outdoor swimming pool. The property is around 366 m from Palau de la Musica Catalana, a 13-minute walk from Tivoli Theatre and 1.4 km from Santa Maria del Mar. The hotel provides a terrace, a 24-hour front desk, and free WiFi is available.
At the hotel, all rooms have a closet and a flat-screen TV. Rooms contain a private bathroom with a hair dryer, while some feature city views.
The in-house restaurant specializes in Mediterranean cuisine.
At The Barcelona EDITION guests are welcome to use a fitness room.
Plaça Catalunya is a 20-minute walk from the accommodation. Barcelona-El Prat Airport is 16.1 km from the property.
“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 May 7, 2019