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Park Hotel 91 rooms from $77Barcelona
A contemporary hotel with excellent value rooms and highly recommended restaurant in central Barcelona. Varying rooms (single, doubles, triples) accommodate groups, couples and families. A great choice for those on more of budget.Foodies - Excellent 10s restaurant overseen by ABaC's Jordi CruzSights nearby - Situated in the El Born quarter, close to the Cathedral and Picasso MuseumGreat walks - Good for walkers.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - CN Traveller
Room Mate Emma 56 rooms from $82Barcelona
Futuristic minimalism is the cornerstone of this hotel. White rooms, neon lights, space-ship proportions. Very centrally located - minutes from trendy shops and Gaudi's famous buildings. A trendy destination.City StyleCityContemporaryLess £Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers
Hotel Sant Cugat 97 rooms from $84Barcelona (Sant Cugat del Vallès)
This is a business hotel set in a suburb North-West of Barcelona. A contemporary building with a space ship appearance, but with comfortable and airy interiors. It overlooks a park and the cathedral.Off centre - Off centre from Barcelona, a short drive away.Town - Upscale suburbs North-West of Barcelona.ContemporaryBusiness meetingsRecommended by - Tablet
Praktik Rambla 37 rooms from $84Barcelona
Popular and affordable boutique hotel with 43 simple rooms. Chic comfort, authentic local architecture, good central location. Modern library, boldly designed rooms, sunlit terrace.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Lively area - In the thick of the action.
Hotel Actual 38 rooms from $89Barcelona
Bright and modern family hotel behind Gaudí's La Pedrera. Junior suites with four-poster beds, original painted ceilings, and bath tubs. Stylish lobby with mezzanine for buffet breakfast. Simple, contemporary bedrooms, good for families.Views - Rooms at the back have views over Gaudi's La PedreraSights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - I Escape
Hotel Denit Barcelona 36 rooms from $93Barcelona
White washed walls, and white everything else, exude minimalist simplicity at this hotel. Set in the heart of the Gothic quarter it provides a peaceful no frills refuge from the hustle and bustle outside. A great place to stay, for less.Value chicCity StyleLess £ContemporaryRecommended by - I Escape
Room mate Pau 66 rooms from $93Barcelona
An excellent alternative for those on a smaller budget. Contemporary chic rooms and suites, some with private terraces and hot tubs. A comfortable choice for a weekend escape to Barcelona.Sights nearby - Excellent central locationLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Cram 67 rooms from $95Barcelona
The most notable aspect of this modern hotel, other than its futuristic twist, is its Michelin-starred restaurant, which people flock to. In a great location not far from the Passeig de Gracia, the Plaça Cataluña, and the Ramblas.Views - From the roof top.Restaurant - MIchelin-starred.Close to nightlifeFoodiesRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers
The Mirror Barcelona 63 rooms from $95Barcelona
Futuristic design is the order of the day in this hotel. Expect to feel space age with the hotel's adornment of mirrors, glass, bouncing reflections, and radiant whiteness. Nevertheless, this does not undermine its comfort. A well located city-style destination.Views - Great views from the ninth floor - book a Privilege Suite.ContemporaryCityChicRecommended by - Tablet
Villa Emilia 12 rooms from $97Barcelona
Modern design blended with original architecture in a quieter area of Barcelona. Contemporary rooms have lots of natural light, parquet floors, and attractive furnishings. Fabulous roof top terrace bar, weekly live music, and business corner. A sophisticated but fun choice.Sights nearby - Located close to Las Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia, Plaza CataluñaLively - Live music every night from Thursday to SundayDesigner - Designer furniture and accessories throughoutLocal markets - Good for local colour.
Hotel Market 58 rooms from $99Barcelona
While this chic boutique prioritises its cuisine over the hotel factor, it nevertheless inspires with its elegance and no frills decoration. Positioned just outside the old city walls it leads the way in an increasingly hip quarter of the city. A cool, less mainstream destination for foodies.ElegantRestaurant with roomsCityFoodiesRecommended by - Tablet
Hotel Pulitzer 89 rooms from $120Barcelona
Here, avant-garde design and a cosmopolitan air are highlighted by natural light flooding through floor to ceiling windows. An urban oasis in the perfect location to explore Barcelona from. A hip destination.Value chicCity StyleChicCityRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers
Granados 83 70 rooms from $109Barcelona
This new renovation is set back a bit from the bustle of the central tapas-lined streets. Its peaceful location and classical rich textures - marbles and leathers - makes it more of a family affair. But, African zebra-wood floors, Buddhist art, and restaurants make it no less glamorous.ContemporaryCity StyleFamiliesCityRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors
Hotel Banys Orientals 57 rooms from $110Barcelona (Catalonia)
Renovated 18th Century townhouse at the heart of the Borne District, Old Town. Casual yet elegant style and ambience. Crisp, airy rooms with contemporary furniture and muslin curtains exude comfort. Senyor Parellada is the family-run Catalan cuisine restaurant, popular across town. A Barcelona Gem!Sights nearby - Santa Maria del Mar is less than a minute away.Lively - Hip and happening.Lively area - In the thick of the action.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Frommers
Hotel Constanza 46 rooms from $112Barcelona (Catalonia)
Contemporary and chic, this family-run hotel in Barcelona's cultural hub is perfect to explore the city. Stylish renovated rooms can be small, but are cosy and great value for the prime location. The lively rooftop terrace with bar showcases city views and relaxed vibes.Sights nearby - The Casa Calvet de Barcelona (1899) is one of Antoni Gaudí's earliest buildings.Local markets - Enjoy the local markets at your leisure on the weekends.Lively - Hip and happening.Romantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers
Barcelo Raval 182 rooms from 108Barcelona
This hotel epitomises modern design with its oval structure and its avant-garde interior decoration. Set in the heart of Barcelona's artistic and cultural quarter. Its rooftop swimming pool with panoramic city views makes it ideal for a trendy city break.Lively area - In the thick of the action.City StyleChainCityRecommended by - Tablet
Chic & Basic Ramblas 85 rooms from $114Barcelona
chic&basic Ramblas has wholeheartedly embraced the Barcelona of the 60s. Each floor pays homage to one particular culture of the decade and all bedroom doors are adorned with photograph and text, creating a gallery like feel to corridors. Superb location and trendy feel. Great value city break pad.City StyleLocal markets - A short walk from the Boqueria MarketSights nearby - Situated in the heart of Las RamblasLively - Hip and happening.
Chic & Basic Born 31 rooms from $118Barcelona
Magnificent 18th century mansion converted into high-tech futuristic hotel. High ceilings, adjustable LED coloured mood lighting, minimalist decor. Funky and fun. Near museums and boutiques in lively Born district.Sights nearby - Check out the The Parc de la Ciutadella at the end of the street, to explore the Parc Zoologic and the arboretum.Local markets - Visit the incredible Santa Catalina food market, just a short walk away.Restrictions on children - Children older than 12 years are welcome.Designer - Uniquely designed interiors.Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers
Pullman Barcelona Skipper 241 rooms from $132Barcelona
This very large contemporary hotel set along Barcelona's coastline has diverse guests. Whether on a business trip, family holiday, or romantic break, there is something great for everyone. Extensive conference facilities, utter relaxation in the spa, or partying in the restaurants and bars.FamiliesContemporaryBusiness meetingsTotal relaxationRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers
Rey Juan Carlos 432 rooms from $134Barcelona
A massive urban resort with stunning pools and mediterranean gardens in the city, a short walk to Camp Nou. Tranquil ambience, with modern designer interiors. Rooms have good natural light and views over the city. Not central, but a short bus ride away.Large HotelGarden - Attractive outside space.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSpaRecommended by - Frommers
Hotel Espana 78 rooms from $137Barcelona
Sophisticated and chic modern design in a beautiful neoclassical building. Contemporary rooms and suites have state of the art technology, monochrome decor, and huge bathrooms. Award-winning restaurant, pool and jacuzzi. A stylish choice in Barcelona's historic centre.City StyleSights nearby - Next to the Rambla and the Gran Teatre del LiceuLocal markets - La Boquería market is nearbySwimming Pool - Rooftop PoolRecommended by - CN Traveller
ME Barcelona 235 rooms from $137Barcelona
A homage to modern design. With its contemporary interiors, lofty panoramic views of Barcelona, exclusive service and suites, and wide selection of bars and restaurants, this is an urban destination with urban vibes.Suites - Equipped with extensive personalised service, panoramic views.Views - Excellent views from its lofty levels.Bar - Wide selection of bars, night clubs.MassageRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Kiwi Collection
Grand Hotel Central 147 rooms from $141Barcelona
A large 1920s building renovated with subtle minimalism. An elegant atmosphere and lots of natural light. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, celestial views of the city from the roof top terrace, and central location make it a haven for those on an escape to Barcelona.Restaurant - 2 Michelin stars and outside the hotel, a few metres away.Roof terrace - Views over the city, plus swimming pool.City StyleViews - Views of the Gothic district and ancient city walls.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
B Hotel 84 rooms from $145Barcelona
A comfortable contemporary hotel with stunning roof top terrace pool and excellent business facilities. Modern rooms with state of the art high techery and lots of natural light. A good value choice for any traveller.Sights nearby - 10-minute metro ride from Plaza Catalunya, the Ramblas, Paseo de Gracia, the beaches of Barcelona and Camp NouSwimming Pool - Rooftop PoolLively - Hip and happening.Local markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - CN Traveller
Gran Hotel La Florida 70 rooms from $150Barcelona (Catalonia)
Stunning urban resort offering spectacular views from its unique Tibidabo Hill location. Contemporary, designer rooms ooze luxury as does the large indoor/outdoor pool, the tumbling terraces, bold structures, Zen Zone spa, bar and restaurant. A unique example of life on the Med.Views - Spectacular views over Barcelona and the Med from its hilltop positionGreat walks - Resting in Tibidabo hill makes a great place to take a stroll.Sights nearby - Barcelona is 15/20 minute drive away.Swimming Pool - 100 ft pool with panoramic views.Recommended by - I Escape, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Hotel Regina 99 rooms from $151Barcelona
A historical building with calming modern interiors. Situated in the heart of the city. Large rooms are simple yet stylish. Extensive facilities include cocktail bar with music, modern meeting rooms and access to a nearby gym and spa. Ideally placed for moving around the city.City Style - A chic 1917 hotel in central Barcelona, boasting sophisticated and modern rooms with hardwood floors and a cosy bar.Sights nearby - Just a ten minute walk from Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.Spa
Hotel Claris 120 rooms from $157Barcelona
This grand hotel in the heart of Barcelona is an ideal destination for corporate events or a luxury city break. Its extensive art collection and antiques from around the world are the pieces de resistance. Add to that the lofty panoramic views from the roof top terrace.Artworks - Claris owner and art collector has fittted out the entire first floor with artworks. Hindu scultures, Turkish killims.Views - Panoramic views of the city from the roof top swimming pool and terrace.Business CentreMeeting RoomRecommended by - Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels
Yurrban Trafalgar Hotel 56 rooms from $162Barcelona
An ultra-cool contemporary hotel. Compact rooms, are small but perfectly formed, with all the necessary mod-cons, modern bathrooms and chirpy yellow bed spreads. A rooftop pool and bar with epic city views. Catalan cuisine is served in a cosmopolitan setting. A well located trendy spot.City Style - Wonderously chic with uber contemporary design and an unbeatable roof top pool.Sights nearby - Don't miss Gaudí's famed architectural masterpieces, in particular, La Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell and Casa Batlló.Local markets - Sample local delights at the food market La Boqueria.Swimming Pool - Rooftop pool.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
MurMuri 53 rooms from $166Barcelona
Interior designed (Kelly Hoppen), stylish boutique hotel with an intimate ambience. Variety of priced rooms with timeless but modern decoration. Some with large private terraces. Restaurant, with lively bar and terrace. Well located for designer shopping and city action, use of pool nextdoor.Swimming Pool - Use of Majestic Hotel pool and spa next door.Spa - At the Majestic.Lively - Hip and happening.Sights nearby - Well located for major sights.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Hotel Granvia 58 rooms from $172Barcelona (Catalonia)
The Palatial Hotel Granvia lies in the heart of Barcelona. Culture, restaurants and 'A list' shopping make up this popular meeting place. Newly refurbished, with a gorgeous terrace, clean cool rooms and contemporary interiors. Exudes style and panache!Sights nearby - Check out Casa Lleó i Morera and Palau de la Música, designed by the brilliant architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner.Great walks - Passeig de Gràcia is a wonderful street to wander along, the iconic cement tiling of the road was designed by Gaudí.Views - Great views from hotelFull of character
Primero Primera 25 rooms from $172Barcelona
A relaxing hotel infused with modern design in a leafy suburb. Spacious living areas, contemporary rooms, suites and apartments, delightful courtyards and an outdoor pool. A sophisticated choice for couples and families alike in a slightly quieter area.Sights nearby - 10 minutes from the city centreGreat walks - Park Güell.Swimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorLocal markets - Good for local colour.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet
Hotel DO Placa Reial 16 rooms from $183Barcelona
Fabulously romantic hotel oozes historic charm, boasts two fantastic restaurants, a sumptuous spa, and wonderful views from stepped terraces. A neoclassical building home to beautiful rooms and suites with parquet floors, four poster beds, private terraces, some with pools. Romantic and gourmet.Foodies - 2 fantastic restaurants.City StyleRomantic - Good for couples.Romantic BreakRecommended by - I Escape
Hotel Jazz 108 rooms from $191Barcelona (Catalonia)
Snazzy three star boutique in a fantastic downtown location. The minimalist rooms are comfortable and chic. City views from the roof pool terrace are enticing for a day of relaxing in the sun. The Jazz Bar on the eighth floor is a popular hangout.Great walks - Eixample is a beautiful barrio to wander round, take in the architecture and people-watch from one of the many terrace cafes.Local markets - One of Barcelona's most popular attractions is the lively and colourful food market, Boquería.Sights nearby - Eixample is famously home to the many of Barcelona's art nouveau masterpieces.Swimming Pool - Rooftop pool with great views.
Alma Barcelona 72 rooms from $198Barcelona
Very cool, very modern Five Star hotel. Sultry modernist rooms and suites have all the high techery, private balconies and huge white bathrooms. Stunning roof top terrace bar/lounge, excellent spa, and friendly service. Barcelona in style.City StyleSights nearby - Just off the Passeig de GraciaSwimming Pool - Indoor/outdoorSpaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
Hotel Bagués 31 rooms from $198Barcelona
An immaculately decorated luxury hotel - Madagascar ebony, deep colours, minimalist undercurrents. A contradictory fusion of the Gothic and the minimal, but it definitely works. Each room displays an exclusive piece of the Masriera Art Collection. One for city leisure.ArchitecturalLuxuryCity StyleCityRecommended by - Tablet, Small Luxury Hotels
Mercer Hotel 27 rooms from $201Barcelona
Forward thinking modern design in an historic defence tower in Barcelona's Gothic quarter. Pristine rooms and suites have exposed stone walls, glass partitions, stand alone bath tubs and splashes of modern art. Stunning roof top bar and tapas restaurant. City living in modernist luxury.Sights nearby - 10 mins walk from Las Ramblas, and only 5 mins from Barcelona Cathedral5* Luxury - Very high service standards.City StyleSwimming Pool - Rooftop PoolRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, CN Traveller
Ohla Hotel 74 rooms from $203Barcelona
Gorgeous Five Star hotel in a Gothic building in sleek modernist style. Roof top terrace pool and bar with stunning views over the city is the piece de resistance. Light filled rooms and suites have parquet floors, modern gadgetry and stand alone tubs. Michelin restaurant and spa.Roof terrace - With stunning views over the city's domes.Foodies - Michelin star restaurant.5* Luxury - Very high service standards.Romantic BreakRecommended by - Tablet, Mr & Mrs Smith
Hotel Miramar 68 rooms from $209Barcelona
Renovated palace combining contemporary city chic and country resort. Modern luxe and gastronomic vibrance meets luxury spa and landscaped gardens. A unique city experience that successfully blends stylish modernity with countryside relaxation.Views - Sea views.ElegantTotal relaxationArchitecturalRecommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Hotel 1898 169 rooms from $224Barcelona
Historic hotel with an romantic rooftop terrace and panoramic views of the city. Colonial-style rooms and open spaces. Restaurant, rooftop swimming pool, spa, and cinema.Swimming Pool - Rooftop and Indoor PoolsViews - From the roof terrace.SpaRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Johansens
ABaC Restaurant & Hotel 15 rooms from $230Barcelona
ABac is not just a Michelin-starred restaurant with rooms - it also boasts a luxurious spa and its rooms are designer. A welcome destination for extravagant relaxation and cuisine loving in a sleek environment.Restaurant - Jordi Cruz's Michelin Starred restaurantCity StyleSwimming Pool - Indoor PoolSpaRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Kiwi Collection, Small Luxury Hotels
Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 64 rooms from $272Barcelona (Catalonia)
Polished and chic, this townhouse with rooftop terrace and views to the port of Barcelona. Contemporary rooms decorated in wood, stone, and natural colours offer a great place to rest your head. Enjoy Catalan dishes at the lively rooftop restaurant. Relax at the pool or head to the nearby harbour.Exclusive offer - Easter Special 5% discountSights nearby - The hotel overlooks Port Vell. Enjoy a stroll around the harbour.Swimming Pool - Rooftop with bar/restaurant.Lively - Hip and happening.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Fodors, Frommers, Johansens
Margot House 9 rooms from $235Barcelona
A chic hotel in the heart of town. Simply designed suites are a minimalist's delight with white on white style, clean lines and in-room baths. An open lounge and breakfast area decorated with plenty of indoor plants is perfect to grab a coffee and pastry or settle into a cocktail or two. Fabulous.Local exploring - Well located with many of the cities main attractions within walking distance.Sights nearby - Find Gaudí’s La Pedrera just down the road and be sure not to miss the Barcino (remains of the Roman walls).Great walks - Head to Jardins Mossen Costa I llobera for a stroll and marvel at the extraordinary plants.Local markets - Wander down Las Ramblas and sample the regional fare in the Boqueria market.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet
El Palace 125 rooms from $235Barcelona
An iconic, beautifully decorated 1920s hotel. Elegant with chandeliers, paintings, and classic interiors. Michelin starred restaurant, luxury spa, rooms with state of the art technology.Restaurant - Michelin-starredFull of characterRomantic - Good for couples.SpaRecommended by - Frommers
W Barcelona 473 rooms from $300Barcelona
A slice of contemporary chic out on the peninsula of Barcelona. The Burj-like building on the beach front has spacious rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows and state of the art high techery. Excellent facilities; gym, spa, terrace bar, restaurants, business centre. A youthful choice.City StyleSights nearby - minutes from Ciutat Vella, Passeig del Born, and Las RamblasLively - An ideal spot for the party crowdOn the beach - Direct access to the beachRecommended by - CN Traveller
Casa Camper 40 rooms from $268Barcelona (Catalonia)
Trendy, eco-friendly design boutique hotel in a fabulous location. Comfortable and minimalist rooms are bold in colour. A 24-hour complimentary buffet and fully-equipped gym are a nice addition. Perfect for all the family to explore the markets, museums, and shopping.Sights nearby - Explore the nearby Gothic Quarter, with its wealth of hisotric Roman buildings and charming ancient squares.Local markets - La Boqueria Barcelona's iconic and colourful public market, is just a few minutes away.Lively - Hip and happening.House party feel - Be prepared to meet people.Recommended by - I Escape, Tablet
The Serras 28 rooms from $292Barcelona
The Serras is a fantastic five-star hotel overlooking Barcelona's marina, in the Gothic quarter. Awash with contemporary style and chicness, the hotel's building has the distinction of being where Picasso began his art career. A stellar option in the Catalonian capital.Foodies - Indulge yourself with delightful Catalan sharing menus by Michelin-starred chef Marc Gascons, and poolside nibbles on the roof.City Style - Uber chic loft-style interiors with wood floors, soaring ceilings, white minimalism and graphic black-and-white Catalan tiles.Sights nearby - Less than two miles from the Sagrada Familia, a must for any new visitor to Barcelona.Local markets - Head off to explore the local beach and food markets of Barcelona.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Hotel Casa Fuster 105 rooms from $348Barcelona (Catalonia)
Modern 5* luxury in the heart of Barcelona. Interiors are decadent as is the rooftop pool. Spacious rooms house modern features and bathrooms. There is a Viennese cafe, Mediterranean restaurant, and a swinging jazz club. A lively hotel with a popular bar for locals and tourists.Sights nearby - Just off one of the main veins of Barcelona - Diagonal.Swimming Pool - Rooftop pool.Lively - Hip and happening.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Fodors, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona 98 rooms from $308Barcelona
Stylish upmarket design hotel. Magnificent garden terrace with food and cocktails. Rooftop dipping pool with city views, bar, spa, and Michelin-starred restaurant. Light and airy rooms and designer suites.Restaurant - Michelin-starredSwimming Pool - Rooftop plunge poolViews - Great views from hotelRomantic - Good for couples.Recommended by - Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Hotel Omm 74 rooms from $309Barcelona
This super chic hotel is a hive for young and trendy visitors to the city. Its light airy rooms, Michelin-starred restaurant, rooftop pool and terrace, spa, and very own night club make it a very happening place.Other Activities - The hotel has its own night club and live music every night.City Style - Hip, trendy, artistic.Restaurant - Michelin-starred.ContemporaryRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Johansens, Kiwi Collection
Hotel Arts Barcelona 483 rooms from $447Barcelona
Architectural landmark doubles as a luxury hotel with spectacular sea views, contemporary interiors and modern gadgets. There are terraced gardens, a beach-front swimming pool, five restaurants, a spa and a contemporary art collection. A perfect city spot: beaches and cultural on your doorstep.Large HotelSights nearby - Discover Gothic churches and Roman remains in the winding alleyways of the Barri Gòtic.Swimming Pool - Outdoor poolViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Frommers, Kiwi Collection
Hotel Neri 22 rooms from $476Barcelona (Catalonia)
17th Century palace meets 21st Century comfort. Located in the Gothic district this boutique hotel enjoys a central spot. Contemporary style and romance is combined through the use of crushed velvets, bright silks and rustic furniture. Fashionable restaurant and bar with terrace and a library.Sights nearby - Right by La Seu - Cattedrale di Barcellona.Lively - Hip and happening.Special OfferFull of characterRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Relais & Chateaux
El Palauet Living Barcelona from $417Barcelona
This hotel would be better described a collection of luxury apartments. Each is served all day and all night by your very own personal assistant at your beck and call. The interiors are uniquely designed - Baroque inspired but with modern finishings. An extravagant destination.Concierge - 24 hour, personal assisant solely for you.Suites - Suites only.ElegantRomantic BreakRecommended by - Tablet, Kiwi Collection
Barcelona is a perfect city to explore on foot - she's full of unexpected pleasures, and you'll really miss out if you shoot from one highlight to another. So choosing the best places to stay in Barcelona is important - you need to know which area you want the most opportunities to meander through. We have a wide range of hotel suggestions that should suit everyone from five star luxury to budget chic, but for those looking for a city centre apartment we recommend our online partner, Booking.com.
Barcelona is a beauty like no other, thanks to her lovers, a collection of famed artists and architects. But she's also a sultry city, where long, hot evenings are ripe with flavours to sample and rife with pleasurable entertainments of all kinds. And those appeals are probably thanks to her Catalan nature.
Barcelona is a rewarding city break because the ever evolving architectural landscape - from Gaudi's epic Sagrada Familia to Jean Nouvel's imposing Torre Agbar - is a highlight you don't have to look for.
The other highlight which surrounds you is the foodie scene, which is varied, colourful and caters for every budget.
This city's cosmopolitan history is written all over the her as well, and the busy port is a reminder of Barcelona's importance as a historic trading post. So even if you're only able to spend a few days getting to know her, you'll still feel immersed in this heady, inspired city.
If you have two weeks you'll be able to really get under her skin, and also see some of surrounding Catalonia.
Barcelona's beaches aren't the most beautiful, but just along the coastline there are some stunners, and in the other direction you have the Monserrat mountain range.
Don't forget that this city is a very popular destination year round. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Barcelona, do your homework, get organised and book well ahead.
Barcelona's Best City Break Hotels
Much of the action, and many of the best places to stay in Barcelona, are centred around La Rambla, a world famous mile packed with visual treasures. There are lavish flower stalls, a cultural and exhibition centre, the jolly La Boqueria market, a Miró mosaic, newspaper kiosks and oodles of cafés. And while they're not cheap, these cafes offer one of the best shows in town, morning, noon and night.
- The Grand Hotel Central is classic Barcelona: a large 1920s building renovated with subtle minimalism and style, with a two Michelin starred restaurant and celestial views from the roof terrace.
- Hotel Claris is a grand Barcelona institution with its own extensive art collection and a rooftop pool and terrace offering you the whole city to view.
- If you're looking for convenience, Casa Camper is a trendy, eco-friendly property offering a twenty four hour complimentary buffet, plus they'll lend you a bike for getting around on.
La Boqueria, or the niche markets during the day - or possibly a cooking lesson? Then evenings spent sampling pintxos - the Basque tapas Barcelona is known for... Mmmm yum! Here's our pick of the best places to stay in Barcelona if you've come for the food:
- The ABaC Restaurant & Hotel is probably one of the best known amongst foodies. As well as its Michelin star, its interiors are beautifully designed, and it's got a great spa.
- The restaurant at El Palace, Caelis, is also known for serving some of the best food in the city. The hotel is classical and elegant.
- Foodies on a budget should consider Cram, futuristic and with a Michelin starred restaurant which people flock to, it's also not far from the Passeig de Gracia, the Plaça Cataluña, and La Ramblas.
For Art (and Architecture) Lovers
You'll arrive in Barcelona knowing Miró and Picasso, but leave having met a whole load of other interesting artists - this is an artist's kind of city, and this love of art is reflected in many of the best places to stay in Barcelona. It's not just the architecture which makes Barcelona beautiful, there's generous quantities of public art on display as well, one of the most popular being the gigantic plump cat by Colombian Sculptor Fernando Botero.
- Hotel Casa Fuster is a fantastic modernist building in the heart of Barcelona with decadent interiors, a roof terrace with spectacular views, a chi-chi Viennese cafe and a jazz club. Super cool.
- Hotel Bagués is an immaculately decorated luxury hotel which cleverly fuses the Gothic with minimalist - and in each room a piece from the Masseria Art collection is on display.
- Barcelo Raval reflects Barcelona's modern artists and architects in its stylish oval design, and sits right in the heart of the artistic and cultural quarter.
For those on a budget
The best places to stay in Barcelona are not all expensive, luxury affairs. There are plenty of properties where you can find quality at a great price in the centre of the city. We'd suggest:
- The Park Hotel is situated in the El Born area and has a highly recommended restaurant. Here you can pick up a double room from as little as £62 per night.
- The Market Hotel is a very similar proposition. Great value accommodation in the heart of Eixample with a fantastic restaurant. Here doubles start from only £80 per night.
- Room Mate Emma offers futuristic minimalism just steps from trendy shops and attractions. Doubles can be booked from just £66 per night.
For an apartment
- If you think that a a city centre apartment is a better option, then check out the selection with our online partner, Booking.com.
Still not sure which is for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Barcelona, or contact one of our friendly gurus for advice. Alternatively you can widen the net and explore all our recommendations in Catalonia.