|The five star Arts hotel swimming pool & the Frank Gehry fish, two Barcelona Icons.
Hotels in Barcelona
Barcelona is home to some of the world’s top five star luxury hotels. However, there is also a wide variety of hotels in every star category as well as simple accommodation in the form of “pensiones”, “hostales” and youth hostels which are called “albergues” in Spanish.
Thanks to events such as the 1992 Olympics, this cosmopolitan European city is ready to greet royalty, top international film and music stars, world leaders and the like. However, keep in mind that each and every one of these hotel establishments will happily roll out the red carpet for you too. So don’t hesitate to treat yourself to a night in one of Barcelona’s best hotels.
However, five star luxuries represent just one side of life in Barcelona. The city offers a wide array of three and four star establishments that provide excellent service. For longer stays consider apart-hotels, business accommodation or private fully furnished, fully equipped flats. What’s more, whether you’re looking to stay at the beach, in the city centre, perched in the surrounding mountains or out in the countryside, you’ll find it all either within or very close to this magnificent city.
Opened in 1919, this hotel features a neo-classical façade and stylish air-conditioned rooms with classic decor. It offers a Michelin-starred restaurant and a Mayan luxury spa. Each room is spacious and comes with satellite TV and a private bathroom.
Overlooking Barceloneta Beach and Barcelona city centre, this design hotel has an outdoor pool and luxury spa with panoramic city views. Hotel Arts offers a contemporary art collection and a Michelin-starred restaurant. The beach is 250 metres away.
Located just off Barcelona’s prestigious Passeig de Gràcia Boulevard, this luxury hotel offers city views from its rooftop pool. It has a unique art collection and courtesy Smart cars. Soundproofed bedrooms feature hand-made furniture.
W Barcelona is a striking sail-like structure next to Barceloneta Beach, offering breathtaking design and fantastic views over Barcelona. It features a spa, infinity pool, rooftop bar and luxurious rooms which feature avant-garde design and come with rainfall showers.
Set just off the famous Las Ramblas, Catalonia Ramblas offers rooms with free WiFi, air conditioning and room service. It features a seasonal outdoor pool with a south-facing terrace and a chill-out area. The spa includes a sauna, steam bath and hot tub.
Offering a stunning outdoor pool, Olivia Balmes Hotel is set 400 metres from the Passeig de Gracia. The modern hotel features stylish, air-conditioned rooms which feature contemporary bathrooms with an open-plan design. There is a restaurant too.
Situated on Plaza Catalunya, the Hotel Olivia Plaza offers free Wi-Fi and a terrace bar with views of Santa Ana Church. Stylish rooms include a flat-screen TV and the modern Nineteen restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine.
Situated in Barcelona’s Plaza España, this hotel has a seasonal rooftop pool with panoramic city views. It offers a small fitness room and free Wi-Fi. All rooms feature air conditioning and marble bathrooms. The Filigrana Restaurant serves Catalan cuisine.
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel features a rooftop terrace with a pool providing 360 degree panoramic views of Barcelona. Rooms are soundproofed and air-conditioned. The hotel also offers a gym, a bar and a restaurant.
The Husa Oriente is located on Las Ramblas and is set in a 19th-century building. It features a restaurant, terrace and free Wi-Fi. All rooms have an en suite bathroom and each has contemporary décor with heating and air conditioning. 24-hour reception.
Open since 1840, Sant Agustí is set in a restored convent just 150 metres from the famous Las Ramblas. It offers free Wi-Fi and functional air-conditioned rooms with simple, modern design and wooden flooring. Some have a private balcony.
This central Barcelona hotel offers free internet access and an outdoor pool. It has a fitness centre and a business centre. There is also a nice terrace. Air-conditioned rooms come with private bathrooms offering free toiletries. 24-hour reception.
Casa con Estilo Bruc is located in central Barcelona. This modern guest house has a spacious decked terrace with sofas and offers a buffet breakfast. Air-conditioned rooms feature modern décor and each one comes with a desk and private bathroom.
Located 7 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya, Hotel Constanza has a fantastic rooftop terrace with views over Barcelona. It offers a 24-hour reception and rooms with smart décor and satellite TV. The restaurant, Bruc33 Tapas, serves tapas dishes.
Offering air-conditioned rooms, a 24-hour reception and a roof terrace with city views, this hotel is situated in the Raval neighbourhood, 500 metres from Las Ramblas. Each bright room has functional, minimalist design and modern bathrooms with toiletries.
Hotel Condal offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. Opened in 1850, this hotel offers air-conditioned accommodation in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter. The Condal’s rooms have simple décor with tiled floors. Each room has a flat-screen TV.
Chic & Basic Zoo is located in El Born, now one of the most fashionable and cosmopolitan districts of central Barcelona. Air-conditioned rooms are contemporary, clean and comfortable and come with en-suite bathrooms.
Offering free Wi-Fi and air conditioning, Hotel Ginebra is located in the heart of Barcelona, just off Plaza Catalunya. Modern rooms feature private bathrooms with shower including a hairdryer and free toiletries. There is a bar and a 24-hour front desk.
Pensión Portugal is located less than 200 metres from Las Ramblas. This guest house features a 24-hour reception. The simple rooms have parquet floors and modern, lightly coloured décor. Some rooms have private balconies.