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8 TOP HOTELS IN BARCELONA

Barcelona is a thoroughly captivating city, a whirlwind of Modern Architecture, sandy beaches, and medieval streets full of fantastic, creative dining and drinking spots. The Catalan capital holds many treasures – Roman ruins, art masterpieces, Gothic landmarks, and one of the world’s most popular football stadiums. Barcelona also holds limitless nightlife possibilities – you can start with a cocktail watching the city landscape sun-kissed during the golden hour. As the night hits the city the live music transforms the vibe – from flamenco, through jazz finishing with indie-rock – all those rhythms come out from every corner. The closer to midnight, the fuller the bars, and as the night continues the party can be found in Barcelona’s clubs.

To smoothly introduce you to a selection of the best Hotels in Barcelona we’ve put together this little shortcut:

Best Hotel in Barcelona Under $200: B-Hotel

Best Luxury Hotel in Barcelona: Almanac Barcelona

Best Hotel in Barcelona for couples: Majestic Hotel Barcelona

Best Hotel in Barcelona with a swimming Pool: Grand Hotel Central

Best Hotel in Barcelona for the views: W Barcelona

Best Boutique Hotel in Barcelona: Serras Hotel

Best Hotel in Barcelona by the beach: W Barcelona

(For more details on each hotel, please keep scrolling).

How to book hotels in Barcelona:  You will find in this guide direct links to the biggest hotel booking portal in the world, Booking.com.Booking.com is one of the safest and easiest ways to book your stay.  

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Few things to consider before booking a hotel in Barcelona

Location: Barcelona is a mix of sunny Mediterranean charm and European urban style, where dedicated hedonists and cultur cultures can feel equally at home. From Gothic to Ghandi, the city bursts with art and architecture. Every neighbourhood is unique so in order to help you better understand Barcelona’s neighborhoods and choose one that suits you best, we’ve made a short guide through the best areas to stay in Barcelona at the end of the article.  

Price: An average, a hotel in Barcelona costs $218 per night (based on Booking.com prices). However, prices depend on the hotel’s star rating, amenities, and of course – the location. Hotels in the city tend to be more expensive than those outside the center. However, do take note that prices are higher during the holidays, weekends, and special events.

AmenitiesSince this is an article about high-quality Hotels in Barcelona, you can expect the best amenities and services offered in a city. 

Lifestyle: Each one of us has its character and preferences. There are certain hotels that are specific to their themes. You can find modern, vintage, high-class designs, or hip and chic hotels. There is something for everyone.

1. Serras Barcelona

5 STAR 

Serras Barcelona

Luxury boutique hotel featuring views over the Marina or Gothic Quarter.

The Serras, a stylish, comfortable 5-star property considered an absolute game-changer of the hotel scene in Barcelona. The hotel is located on the Passeig de Colom, featuring views of Port Vell. The property’s interiors designed by Eva Martinez are tasteful with a good balance of white and chocolate colors feature in the guest’s bedrooms, broken downs with greys and ochre in the public areas of the hotel.

 
The check-in experience is fantastic – starting with a welcome tray including chocolate, cava, juice, coffee – all tailored to the individual preference. The hotel’s staff is extremely friendly and there isn’t a thing they wouldn’t be able to help their guests with.
Property’s bedrooms are nicely decorated, guests can expect balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows, and very comfortable beds. One of the unique amenities offered by a hotel is a mobile phone with international calls and unlimited data for guests to use free of charge. If you’re looking forward to some relaxing time on the balcony but the street noise bothers you, we would recommend avoiding bedrooms facing the port, however, they do offer the best bedroom views.

 
One of the hotel’s highlights is its excellent restaurant – managed by a Michelin-star chef – Marc Gascons. The menu offers local dishes that change seasonally. Another stop on the way is a rooftop restaurant with a variety of healthy salad choices and ceviche. Guests can also grab a cocktail and relax in a lounge area. The hotel offers a buffet alongside an a la carte menu offering hot meals.

Hotel rating: 9.5  (Exceptional)   Rooms: 28

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FROM $341/NIGHT

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EXCELLENT RESTAURANT

ROOFTOP SWIMMING POOL

EXQUISITE VIEWS

2. Almanac Barcelona – Eixample, Barcelona

5 STAR 

Almanac Barcelona

The Definition of Luxury in the Heart of Barcelona

Almanac Hotel – this 5-star property located in the high-end neighborhood of Eixample is a definition of luxury in the heart of Barcelona. Guests will experience world-class service, the contemporary décor, plenty of facilities providing the highest level of indulgence as well as fine dining on-site. Moreover, thanks to its excellent location some of the city’s best restaurants, bars, and shops can be found just around the corner from the hotel.

There are 61 bedrooms and 30 suites available to the hotel’s guests, all of which feature modern and luxurious design as well as the highest level of comfort. Modern in-room amenities include espresso machines, a smartphone for guests to use while exploring the city as well as a tablet that provides guests with a wide choice of hotel services. Bathrooms are spacious, all featuring bathtubs and showers altogether. The luxurious suites are even bigger and consist of private terraces as well as stylish and independent living areas. The hotel’s overall tones consist of greys and subtle gold, wood accents, and colorful spots here and there. Moreover, the lighting style adds to the overall experience making those beautiful interiors feel warm and laid-back. 

The hotel’s customer service will go above and beyond to deliver the best assistance and make meaningful interactions and bespoke experiences tailored to the guest’s preferences. Facilities-wise guests can stay in shape using the hotel’s fitness zone, followed by unwind time in the wellness center with a wide selection of treatments, or a sauna. Next up is the hotel’s highlight – a multi-leveled rooftop terrace with a swimming pool, rooftop bar, and breathtaking views over the city.

Breakfast is served in a ground-floor restaurant – Linia brasserie. Guests can expect a buffet offering full of homemade pastries, freshly-made juices, and a variety of cereal. Furthermore, hot breakfast meals can be ordered from an a la carte menu. The same venue serves lunch and dinner later in the day all rooting in traditional, Catalan cuisine following the tapas concept ( however, some excellent mains are also available). Make sure you don’t skip a vibrant dessert menu!

Hotel rating: 9.4  (Superb)   Rooms: 61 rooms and 30 suites

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FROM $312/NIGHT

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3. Majestic Hotel & Spa – Eixample, Barcelona

5 STAR 

Majestic Hotel & Spa

The Definition of Luxury in the Heart of Barcelona

The Majestic is a hotel loved as much by its visitors as it is by locals for its fantastic wine and dine abilities, and DJ sessions on its rooftop terrace. The hotel is located on the Passeig de Gràcia, in close proximity to high-end shopping as well as fantastic restaurants and bars. The hotel’s service is extremely helpful and polite and there is nothing they wouldn’t be able to help you with. As for the hotel’s facilities, guests are welcome to use an excellent spa, fitness center, and business lounge featuring 4 computers

The hotel’s style is a healthy balance of the marble-heavy royal style and a little bit less pretentious decor of mellow woods and undyed fabrics. Guests’ bedrooms are well known for their comfort, spaciousness, and fantastic mattresses that will provide you with a great night’s sleep. There are also Nespresso Machines for the guest’s use. Bathrooms are fitted with baths and bespoke toiletries from Atelier Cologne.

Guests are provided with an excellent breakfast filled with fresh and local food, including vegan and gluten-free options (moreover, we recommend a special brunch lunch served every Sunday). There is a Dolce Vitae bar located on the hotel’s rooftop – a perfect place for a relaxing cocktail with live DJ music as an accompaniment. Once colder days hit the town make sure to visit the Solc restaurant offering an excellent seasonal menu.

Hotel rating: 8.9  (Fantastic)   Rooms: 276

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FROM $264/NIGHT

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swimming pool

rooftop bar

excellent breakfast

4. W Barcelona

5 STAR 

W Barcelona

Luxurious stay right on the beach.

The luxurious W Barcelona Hotels located right on the water’s edge is a glamorous treat for visitors looking for a bit of luxury away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city center. The hotel is commonly compared to Dubai’s Burj al-Arab hotel due to its location at the end of the beach and the building’s sail-like construction. Guest’s experience of the hotel combines Ibiza feeling by the poolside ( infinity rooftop pool) and London experience in its Eclipse bar located on the 26th floor and offering one of the best views of Barcelona.

 
The hotel offers 473 rooms with the majority featuring breathtaking city or sea views. The bedroom’s interior design is simple and clean, resonating with the blues of the sea and sand beige. Each bedroom features a desk placed behind the bed – placed in a way that offers the sea view. The decor is modern – expect curvy edges and leather additions, as well as a well-stocked minibar. The rooms aren’t short on modern amenities – the entertainment system offers i.e iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, or a radio alarm clock.

 
There is plenty of food options in the W Hotel. Starting with the hip Wave restaurant, through Bravo24 restaurant where Masterchef Carles Abellan’s offers excellent Catalan dishes and fantastic seafood, to the famous (not only for offering breathtaking views) Eclipse Bar on the 26th floor. Moreover, The Salt Restaurant & Sea Club is seasonally open on the hotel’s private beach.

 
As for other amenities, the W Hotel offers two outdoor swimming pools, the Bliss Spa running across 7,500 square foot space, as well as a fitness center and a handful of event spaces.

Hotel rating: 8.5 (Very Good)   Rooms: 473

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FROM $255/NIGHT

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hotel by the beach

spa and wellness centre

rooftop bar

5. Grand Hotel Central 

5 STAR 

Grand Hotel Central

1920s hotel with a contemporary decor and stunning rooftop terrace

Grand Hotel Central is a luxurious property located between Barcelona’s two beautiful neighborhoods – buzzing Born quarter on one side and the iconic Gothic Quarter on the other. Its prime location means that majority of Barcelona’s attractions, top bars, and restaurants are within walking distance. The hotel’s character is filled with classical elegance from the 20’s – bronze entrance, hanging lanterns, art, and artistry.

Grand Hotel Central offers 147 elegant bedrooms with a contemporary, minimal design, high ceilings, and large windows overlooking the busy road outside. All bedrooms feature a high standard of modern technology including iPad docks, Nespresso Machines, motorized blinds, high-speed WiFi, and flat-screen TVs with a media hub (a list of DVDs can be borrowed from the reception). Hotels guests appreciate extremely comfortable beds, toiletries made from natural ingredients dedicated for the hotel only, free soft drinks, and beer.

Moving towards Grand Hotel’s features and amenities we have to start with an excellent rooftop infinity pool and surrounding terraces with one of the trendiest bars in Barcelona – the Skybar offering panoramic views of the city. For cooler months we recommend a visit to a ground floor City Bar & Restaurant with its relaxed atmosphere, DJs and even live music occasionally. Guests can also visit an on-site Wellness Suite for a relaxing massage or the Thermal Suite for a steamy sauna session (both for a fee). For guests looking to stay in shape, there is a small yet well-equipped fitness room available for free.

Hotel Rating: 9.1 (Excellent)   Rooms: 147

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FROM $253/NIGHT

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excellent location

rooftop swimming pool

fantastic dining

6. Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa

4 STARS

Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa

Modern and trendy boutique hotel in the heart of Barcelona. 

Yurbban Passage hotel, located just 600m away from Plaza Catalunya, is a 4-star boutique hotel that keeps strongly a warm feeling and its relation to the industrial times. The hotel’s location in the El Born neighborhood makes it very easy to explore all Barcelona’s top attractions as the majority of them are located just a brief walk away from the property. The hotel features a modern and elegant look. A warm welcome experience is guaranteed thanks to the home-style feel of the lobby featuring soft light, retro photo booth quirky designs accents, contemporary artistic pieces, vintage books, and hardwood floors.

Rooms in the Yurbban Passage are elegant and minimal. Its stylish look is made up of a simple color palette of greys, browns, blues, and beiges, elegant marble desktops, and black metal tables. Each room features a 40-inch Smart screen TV, minibar drawer filled with Catalan snacks, pillow menu, and grooming essentials available in case of an emergency. The hotel’s bathrooms are considered as the hotel’s highlight – stylish, marble, featuring walk-in showers and rainfall showerheads and dedicated to the hotel only toiletries. The Interior Plus and Junior Suite rooms feature Nespresso machines as well as mini-fridges.

There is a variety of features at the Yurbban Hotel – all very stylish, however, some of them are available for an additional fee. The swimming pool located on the rooftop alongside the bar offer stunning views of the city. Guests can use an on-site mini-spa with body-hugging loungers, complimentary bikes, smartphones featuring a city guide, free wine-and-cheese hour every evening, and a small fitness center. We can’t miss mentioning an on-site restaurant offering a creative menu featuring seasonal, Catalan cuisine – all run by Michelin-starred chef – Xavier Franco. The hotel’s breakfast belongs to highly rated ones, offering a wide variety of healthy options, and a hot-dishes buffet.

Hotel Rating: 9.2 (Wonderful)   Rooms: 60

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FROM $217/NIGHT

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MINI SPA ON-SITE

rooftop swimming pool

RSTAURANT ON-SITE

7. B Hotel Barcelona

3 STARS

B Hotel

A boutique hotel with modern interiors right in the heart of the business-centered area.

The B Hotel is a modern, 3-star boutique property located in Barcelona’s Sants district – around the corner from the Barcelona Fira Centre (which hosts trade shows), International Convention Centre, Joan Miró Park, and the Las Arenas, a bull-fighting ring that was converted into a shopping center. The hotel might sound especially appealing for business travelers, however, many of the city’s top attractions are between 15 to 30-minute metro-ride away. The hotel’s character is modern and clean featuring intelligent design elements, chic chairs in the lounge areas matching the style of the computer stations, and relaxing music.
The hotel offers 84 spacious rooms designed in a clean and stylish way with plenty of natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Each room offers comfortable furnishing – desks, armchairs, and sofas, as well as decor in a form of contemporary art elements. The room experience isn’t short on some luxury elements such as a pillow menu, automated lightning moods, and big, flat-screen TVs. Each room contains an elegant bathroom with a walk-in shower. The hotel offers 3 room categories – each differs in size and location in the hotel.
The hotel staff is very attentive and professional, and the hotel itself offers facilities that stand out from other three-star properties. The major highlight is a rooftop pool and a terrace where guests can relax with a drink from the lobby bar. Despite the fact that the hotel doesn’t offer a restaurant, the B-Bar does offer a food menu such as burgers and wraps, and some tapas dishes. Breakfast is served in a form of a hot buffet as well as fresh pastries, fruits, meat, and cheeses.

Hotel Rating: 9.0  (Excellent)   Rooms: 84 

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FROM $187/NIGHT

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STYLISH DESIGN

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FABULOUS BREAKFAST

8. Anakena House Bed & Breakfast

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Anakena House Bed & Breakfast

A boutique, peaceful oasis discreetly placed in a Modernista Eixample building.

Anakena House is a boutique property located in the Eixample neighborhood. This B&B is like a peaceful oasis discreetly located on a quiet street in Modernista Eixample building, however, the central spot – Plaça de Catalunya is just a short walk away. Guests will fall in love with the property’s elegant and charming character – graceful interior consists of cream walls, high ceilings, velvet chairs, impressive chandeliers, ceiling roses, marble tables, and decorative ornaments. Extremely high attention to detail and well-thought interior design is visible at the first sight.

There are 8 guests rooms in this beautiful hideaway, where 5 of them offer balconies looking out Carrer de Balmes. However, all the rooms feature a flat-screen TV, minibars, and even iPod stations. In the rooms, the focus was made on high-quality material, comfortable furniture, sound insulation, intelligent lighting system, satellite TV, free high-speed wifi, and every detail to make you have a pleasant experience. Every evening guests are served chocolate and a bottle of water free of charge. Bathrooms aren’t too big but spotlessly clean, and extra pros is a set of organic toiletries.

Given the boutique size of the property, amenities are limited in comparison to bigger hotel chains – there isn’t a bar or on-site restaurant. However, you can rest assures that the owners will make sure to support you with any help required – from local tips to reservations, and help on how to get around and what to do.

The room price includes a very good breakfast in a form of a cold buffet with a variety of cheeses, meats, fruits as well as homemade pastries – all with a great effort to keep the ingredients local and organic.

Hotel Rating: 9.3  (Excellent)   Rooms: 8

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FROM $140/NIGHT

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ELEGANT INTERIORS

FANTASTIC SERVICE

GREAT BREAKFAST

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Mini guide through Barcelona’s neighbourhods:

Each neighborhood provides an exciting chance to have fun and enjoy the city. Public transportation is all around the corner which makes it easy for you to hop around and explore. To help you understand more of the neighborhoods here’s a simple guide to walk you through Barcelona:

LA RAMBLA & BARRI GOTIC 

La Rambla is Barcelona’s most famous pedestrian strip, is a hive of activity, with buskers and peddles, and tourists amid the cafes and shops on the boulevard. The area is filled with historical treasures – ancient Roman ruins, Gothic churches, and streets filled with shops, bars, and restaurants.

Recommended hotels in La Rambla: On a budget: Casa Liro; Upperscale: Arc La Rambla; Luxury: Hotel España Ramblas 

EL RAVAL

The once down-and-out district El Raval is still seedy in parts, though it has seen a remarkable rejuvenation in recent years with the addition of modern museums and cultural centers. The area is full of wild nightlife and culinary delights of Mercal de la Boquiera.

Recommended hotels in El Raval: On a budget: Chic & Basic Lemon Boutique Hotel; Upperscale: Oriente Atiram; Luxury: Hotel Bagués.

L’EIXAMPLE

The elegant district of L’Eixample is a highlight from Modern architecture fans, including Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece and the most popular Barcelona’s landmark: La Sagrada Familia. In this area, you can also enjoy a very rich dining scene, high-end boutiques, and very diverse nightlife.

Recommended hotels in L’Eixample: On a budget: Violeta Boutique; Upperscale: Hotel Market; Luxury: Hotel El Palace Barcelona

BARCELONETA & THE WATERFRONT

The formerly industrial waterfront has experienced a dramatic transformation in the last three decades – now an elegant area with sandy beaches, seaside restaurants and bars, and yacht-filled marinas. Barceloneta is your step into the Wolrd of the Mediterranean abundant with seafood-based restaurants and fishing quarters. 

Recommended hotels in Barceloneta & The Waterfront:  Upperscale: Hotel 54 Barceloneta;  Luxury: W Barcelona

FAQ

We’ve answered some of the most common questions about Barcelona:

Which best hotels in Barcelona have a restaurant on-site?

Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant at these hotels in Barcelona: Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa, Almanac Barcelona, The Majestic Hotel,

Which hotels in Barcelona are good for couples?

Couples traveling in Barcelona greatly rated: Majestic Hotel, Grand Hotel Central; Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa, Anakena House

What are the best hotels on the beach in Barcelona:

W Barcelona received great reviews from travelers looking for the best hotels on the beach in Barcelona.

Which hotels in Barcelona offer good views?

Serras Barcelona, Grand Hotel Central, W Barcelona; received great views-ratings from their guests.

Which hotels in Barcelona serve excellent breakfasts?

From Barcelona’s hotels serving excellent breakfast, you can try Almanac Barcelona, Majestic Hotel,

Which are the best hotels with a swimming pool in Barcelona?

Serras Hotell; Almanac Barcelona; Grand Hotel Central are highly popular hotels among travelers looking for a hotel in Barcelona with a swimming pool.

Which hotels in Barcelona have SPA?

Hotels: Almanac Barcelona; W Barcelona; Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa; were highly rated among travelers looking for hotels in Barcelona with SPA

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