There are over 300 hotels in Barcelona, from affordable backpackers' hostels to swanky $1200-per-night El Palauet. With so many hotels that cater to different budgets and styles of travel, the hardest decision you have to make is which one to choose! We've made a list of the best Barcelona hotels by category.
What makes a hotel great? It really depends on what you're looking for. If you are on a tight budget, any clean space with a bed and a shower will do. If you want to sightsee, it's best to pick something that's within easy walking distance of a metro station or bus stop. And if money is no object, you definitely want to take a look at the many luxury hotels the city has to offer.
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The Yurbban Ramblas Boutique Hotel is located in an old listed building in Barcelona's most famous street, La Rambla. Locating within mere minutes from the Liceu metro and the food stalls and vibey city center, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better starting point for exploring the city.
The hotel is close to the Picasso museum, the Barcelona Cathedral, and the Boqueria market. It's also located in front of the 19th-century Font de Canaletes, which bodes well for travelers. According to local legend, anyone who drinks from the water of the fountain will return to Barcelona again.
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The Majestic Hotel and Spa offers five-star accommodation, including penthouse apartments and a variety of rooms, including suites and rooms that have been adapted for individuals with special needs.
You can easily visit many of the fine Gaudí buildings in the area, stop by a fashion store, or attend to business by catching a train to the nearby financial district. There is a beautiful spa within the hotel, a terrace bar, a rooftop pool, and a luxurious restaurant.
The Majestic treats all of its guests like VIPs, including four-legged ones. You can bring your small dog and register them as a VIP (Very Important Pet). They will receive their own personalized welcome card, comfortable bed, a toy, treats, and bowls for water and food upon arrival.
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This 5-star luxury hotel is located on Passeig de Gràcia, the most upscale avenue in Barcelona. The comfortable and modern rooms were carefully designed by Patricia Urquiola, and many have private terraces.
When you are in the mood for a bite to eat, look no further than the two Michelin-starred restaurants Moments, led by Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most celebrated chefs in the world.
There is also the Terrat rooftop terrace bar where you can enjoy authentic Peruvian delights, a fitness center, and a luxurious spa. The Mandarin Oriental is not just one of the best hotels in Barcelona but one of the best in the world.
If you are looking for cheap hotels in Barcelona City that still offer comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi, you should take a look at the innovative Generator Barcelona in the Gràcia district.
It's just a short walk away from the iconic Casa Batlló apartments, and the decor seems to have taken some inspiration from Antoni Gaudi. Inside you'll find oversized birdcages, a winding staircase, ornate Hungarian concrete floors, and a relaxing chill-out lounge.
While Generator is technically a hostel, the amenities are great. There's a cocktail bar and restaurant on-site, and Wi-Fi is freely available. You can rent shared rooms if you are on a budget, but there are also terrace rooms and a penthouse apartment that offers mind-blowing views over the city, all at affordable rates.
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The Hotel Arts Barcelona has the best views in the city. It's located in one of Barcelona's two tallest buildings, right where the sea meets the land. The hotel contains no fewer than seven restaurants (and quite a few Michelin star-winning ones at that). You'll find great local seafood, wine, spa treatments, a skyline terrace, and two outdoor pool areas.
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The Hotel Soho is a prime location if you need access to the entire city. It's centrally located, situated comfortably between Plaza España and Plaza Universidad, in the heart of the Eixample.
Aside from the excellent location, guests can enjoy an outdoor pool, panoramic views of the Gran Vía, a media center, free Wi-Fi, and private parking. From here, you'll be able to easily visit sites like Plaza Cataluña, Paseo de Gracia, the Ramblas, the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, La Pedrera, and Casa Batlló. There are also plenty of public transportation stops nearby, for rail and road, to make traveling easier.
This hotel is perfect for honeymooners or couples that need a refreshing getaway. Located near the stunning Park Güell, you can easily step out for a meal or relax in the spa and wellness center.
There's a sauna, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, and a terrace. In the morning, you can enjoy a delicious continental breakfast. In the evenings, you can enjoy authentic Catalan cuisine in the hotel restaurant. Access is easy! The hotel is just 16km from the Barcelona El Prat Airport and is close to public transportation.
When you consider all of the options, you may be hard-pressed to choose the best hotel in Barcelona. The Spanish city is known for its elegance and warmth, and the hotels reflect those qualities perfectly.
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