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Our handpicked selection of Best Hotels to Stay in Barcelona Spain

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There is a great turnout in Barcelona! Every month new outstanding hotels open. Fierce competition has driven quality upwards, forcing the oldest establishments to undergo drastic restoration. New decorations, designer objects, trendy bars and restaurants, fitness centres, delicious rooftop terraces, impeccable services and staff now place Barcelona at the top of the European hotel industry with an exceptional price-quality ratio. Some hotels make even more effort and show even more imagination in serving their guests. This is the purpose of this handmade selection: help you book only the best.



What to expect from best hotels in Barcelona ?

A decoration signed by the best designers.

Call them what you want: boutique hotels, design hotels, charming hotels, luxury hotels... Their common point is that they are all signed by the most award winning design agencies, architects or designers of the moment.

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A unique location in the heart of Barcelona

All the hotels in this selection are either centrally located or in the most remarkable and interesting districts: La Rambla, Passeig de Gràcia, Gothic Quarter, El Born...


Top-of-the-range services

As we know, Barcelona is a city that we like to watch from its roofs. Rooftop terraces,  rooftop bars and even a rooftop swimming pool are to be kept in mind in your criteria. For your health, one will also choose hotels with fitness centres, wellness centres and even beauty centres. Finally, there are massage, saunas, spas and more classic musculation and sports rooms.


Catering and entertainment

It is not uncommon to find a Michelin-starred restaurant in our selection. But those who do not have stars often do not demerit with several restaurants in the same establishment offering a wide range of dishes from all over the world. Cocktail bars are all the rage, as are bartenders and mixologists who have become stars in the same way as Chefs. Finally, we think of the many parties hosted by Djs or real musicians. And always live music.


A staff at your service

Receptions open 24/7. But above all, teams who speak English perfectly and are used to your most frequent requests: order a taxi, an airport shuttle, rent a bike, find a guide to visit the city, find tickets for shows and of course book your restaurant. A treasure trove of tips that are invaluable when you discover a city.


Rooms and suites

Not only comfortable and beautifully decorated but also quiet and ultra-equipped rooms: wifi, tv, spacious lockers, wardrobes, storage, ultra modern bathrooms with multiple shower and bath systems, soft and intelligent lighting, minibar, press, city guide...  To sum up, the best hotel is the one that is most concerned about the quality of your experience and your nights...

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Best luxury Hotels in Barcelona

There are more than 38 5-star hotels in Barcelona. In this category of hotels, the highest, we are close to perfection: beauty of the place, comfort and perfect quality of services. However, we have chosen for this selection of the best 5 star hotels in Barcelona Spain only those that have the fabric of the old "Palaces" or those that have that little extra that will delight you during your stay: perfectly located in the city centre, views of the city, atmosphere, starred restaurants, great room comfort, design, roof terraces and even a swimming pool for some... Do not hesitate!

  • Ohla Barcelona

    Ohla Barcelona ★★★★★

    Surprising five star

    Ohla Hotel in a surprising five star hotel located in the very centre of Barcelona on the site of the former Palace of the first Count of Barcelona. Today an avant-garde interior design hotel that contrasts a lot with its neoclassic façade. We love its terrace with swimming pool that offers one of the most beautiful aerial view of the city...

    Via Laietana, 49, 08003, Barcelona
  • Mercer Hotel Barcelona

    Mercer Hotel Barcelona ★★★★★

    Calm and voluptuousness!

    Some fragments of the old Roman wall of Barcelona, ​​the freshness of a green indoor garden, some beautiful objects and works of art, decoration ultra-design. Mercer is the five-star that will not leave you indifferent. Everything is bright and cozy, free from the perpetual excitement of the city and yet in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. You are only 10 minutes from Las Ramblas. An unforgettable rooftop pool terrace!

    Dels Lledo, 7, 08003, Barcelona
  • El Palace Barcelona

    El Palace Barcelona ★★★★★

    Grand Luxe hotel

    Rococo, baroque the Hotel Palace is a “figura” among the luxury hotels in Barcelona. Fine tapestries and thick fitted carpets, atmosphere is refined coming very close to the perfection and the calmness. Staff is just superb and food exceptional. You are next to most beautiful shops. The history of Barcelona and The Hotel Palace go hand in hand. Salvador Dali required a room for the statue of its horse "You are not obliged to do so" The Hotel Palace is close to the lively Ramblas. Visit "Caelis" the 1 Michelin star restaurant to discover the last carta of the young and talented Chef Romain Fornell!

    Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 668, 08010, Barcelona
  • Hotel DO Plaça Reial G.L.

    Hotel DO Plaça Reial G.L. ★★★★★

    Ultra chic, ultra warm and contemporary

    In the heart of Barcelona Hotel DO Plaça Reial has been renovated lately by famous architect Oriol Bohigas and by interiors designer Lázaro Rosa Violán. Ultra chic, ultra warm and contemporary this place will also please epicureans with gastronomic Mediterranean cuisine restaurants. Just DO it!

    Plaça Reial, 1 , 08001, Barcelona

Best Hotel in Barcelona: Recommended 4 stars

Our choice here is only for hotels located in the city centre to make it easier to discover Barcelona on foot. We also wanted to show you that in Barcelona the 4 stars can be of an absolutely surprising quality/price ratio considering the general facture of these places: superbly well decorated; animated in the evening, sunny on their terraces... A guaranteed dream!

  • Catalonia Catedral

    Catalonia Catedral ★★★★

    New and centrally located

    Warm welcome by professional staff is your first impression arriving at this 4 star hotel. A just renovated modernist building, Catalonia Catedral Hotel is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona (Barri Gotic). The hotel is by the Cathedral, Plaça Sant Jaume and the unavoidable shopping street of Portal de l’Àngel. After a day of shopping or cultural visits you will need nothing else that your new room with big shower. You can also enjoy a drink in the lobby bar or the international cuisine in the hotel restaurant even though we recommend other restaurants in Barcelona.

    Arcs, 10, 08002, Barcelona
  • K+K Hotel Picasso El Born

    K+K Hotel Picasso El Born ★★★★

    Design, centrally located and practical

    At the limits of the El Born area, the practical hotel K&K Picasso characterizes by its perfect location to visit de historical Barcelona areas. With a modern design, this hotel is efficient and pleasant . We like the quality of the rooms, the silence of its environment, the pool on the terrace offering greats views of the city and the attentive and helpful staff. Really practical.

    Passeig de Picasso, 26-30, 08003, Barcelona
  • Cram

    Cram ★★★★

    Very comfortable

    A four star hotel well situated in the Eixample. We appreciate on this design hotel the Spa and the little pool at the terrace, the charming cocktail bar and his excellent restaurant Le Gaig, one of the best tables in the city, renown by his traditional cuisine ( one Michelin star). The rooms are relatively small but very functional, perfectly equipped and definitively very comfortable. If you can, ask for the Privilege Suite, larger, offers a magnificent view of the city. Well ranked by our clients, we can only recommend it.

    Aribau, 54, 08011, Barcelona
  • Sixtytwo Hotel

    Sixtytwo Hotel ★★★★

    Elegant, warm and animated.

    On a nice 19th entury building, the Sixtytwo hotel is located in Paseo de Gracia in between the Casa Batllo and the Casa Milà. Difficult to ameliorate for Gaudi enthusiast. Also difficult to be in a better centered location in Barcelona, right on the best shops of the city can be found. It catches our attention de zen and warm atmosphere. The cocktail bar has good ambiance at evenings. Generous breakfast and nice employees. We like and recommend it.

    Passeig de Gracia, 62, 08007, Barcelona

Best 3 star Hotels in Barcelona

Be aware that the 3 stars can also be surprising in Barcelona. This category is of increasing interest to more and more travellers. The competition once again pushes hoteliers to surpass themselves to amaze you with magnificent decorations, services and events at the level of the greatest... This selection proves it with hotels located in the centre, nicely decorated and supervised by teams who will also be at their most attentive for you.

  • Abba Rambla Hotel

    Abba Rambla Hotel ★★★

    2 minute walk to the Ramblas..

    A brand new hotel on the Rambla del Raval, that means a 2 minute walk to the Ramblas…A nice effort has been made to decorate the hotel and the rooms. We are in a “Barcelonese” design, no big names but clean and pleasant. The rooms are relatively large. Why not ?

    Rambla del Raval, 4 C, 08001, Barcelona
  • Hotel Actual

    Hotel Actual ★★★

    We recommend the location and prices

    The Hotel Actual in the heart of Barcelona, just on Paseo de Gracia and a minute walk to La Pedrera of Gaudí, was built on an old building with the interior totally remade. This modern 3 stars hotel that has an excellent price / quality relation, surrounds us with elegant décor and a notable personnel. All services of a modern hotel, including free wifi. We recommend not to miss the breakfast.

    Rosselló, 238, 08008, Barcelona
  • Room Mate Emma

    Room Mate Emma ★★★

    Futuristic decor at great value

    Room Mate Emma designed by Tomas Alia’s, with a futuristic decor, and accomplished with a modern facade of the architects of Nadal Moneooffice. Within just 2 minutes walk from the Diagonal metro station in Barcelona, the Rambla de Catalunya and 3 minutes from Paseo de Gracia. Between a high-end hostel and a designer boutique hotel, Room Mate Emma has reasonable rates on a design decor. Located in the heart of Barcelona, you will stay just a few minutes away from the most interesting buildings and monuments of Barcelona: like the Sagrada Familia, the Barcelona Cathedral, Park Guell or Dali’s Casa Batlló. 

    Rosselló, 205, 08008, Barcelona

Best Family Hotels in Barcelona

Perhaps the range of hotels that has made the most effort in recent years. They are very suitable for families who prefer the beauty without compromising their holiday budget. From the decoration to the kindness of the reception, these " little hotels " by the price, now have everything to please and make your stay in Barcelona very pleasant!

  • Hotel Constanza

    Hotel Constanza ★★

    A little 2 star that’s well worth 3 stars...

    A little 2 star that’s well worth 3 stars. 10 minutes walk to Plaça Catalunya, offers a minimalist decoration but with good taste. 14 comfortable rooms with batrooms. The personnel will treat you as real guests and at a very reasonable price.

    Bruc, 33, 08010, Barcelona
  • Raval Rooms

    Raval Rooms ★★

    Urban ambiance, young and modern.

    Raval Rooms was design by BOPBAA, a reputable architect office (they have done the extension of the Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid). Urban ambiance, young and modern. Its basic but efficient. Every room has its bathroom and a suite that has even a terrace (adorable). All white and green, fresh and dynamic, and really not expensive….A good choice for a low budget !

    Hospital, 155, 08001, Barcelona

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  • Park Guell Tickets

    Visit of the Gaudi Park Güell in Barcelona

    Discover the Parc Güell in the best conditions by booking your ticket in advance. Antoni Gaudí was a visionary architect who wanted to combine the city and nature to make life more pleasant. This garden city is not only a modernist work, it is an example of urban construction that is still relevant today. 

  • Camp Nou Tour

    Camp Nou Tour

    Visit the FC Barcelona stadium

    The FC Barcelona club offers you the opportunity to visit its mythical stadium. The Camp Nou tour begins with the locker room then you will follow the tunnel that leads to the stadium's lawn ... Chills guaranteed!

    FC Barcelona Football Tickets

    FC Barcelona Football Tickets

    Buy all matches for the 2018 - 2019 season

    With our partner, you buy the Official Ticket Package for the matches of La Liga and all the matches of the Champions League played at Camp Nou, the Barcelona Stadium.



  1. @yager - (29 Nov 2018 - 09:36)

    Hello yager,
    You'll find a listing of best beach hotels in this section:
    Thank you for your visit!

  2. beach hotels? - yager (28 Nov 2018 - 19:18)

    I'm searching for a listing of best beach hotels in Barcelona ?
    can't find
    thank you.

  3. room mate - efi (1 Aug 2015 - 10:16)

    You can go room mate, a very fine and fun group with really cool hotels. perfect for me

  4. Mercer - mr (26 Jan 2015 - 09:00)

    Mercer is really a wonder. I love it and can only tell you to book this one. Price is ok and staff genius

  5. Casa Camper - nicolas (11 Feb 2014 - 09:00)

    The hotel Casa Camper is perfectly located and really cool. A great experience that made my stay a pleasure.

  6. surprised by Ohla hotel - phil (29 Oct 2013 - 08:45)

    Ohla was a perfection, in a great location beautiful service, nice room and a terrace where you want to stay all day long. love it. Viva espana.

  7. love this selection - mario (13 Jun 2013 - 11:15)

    Hard to select an hotel but looks easy with you. thank you bcn!

  8. need more 2 stars - thanks (14 May 2013 - 06:45)

    Always the same, it's difficult to find a good hotel. Real cool selection but you should put more 2 stars.

  9. un bon souvenir de l'Hostel Gat Xino - ba (8 Oct 2012 - 12:30)

    nous avons adoré l'Hostel Gat Xino. Un vrai bon plan pas cher, bien situé et fréquenté par des jeunes. Très bonne ambiance générée par une déco fraîche et un bon service. On recommande nous aussi!

  10. le Neri! - touriste (7 Mar 2012 - 10:15)

    Moi je vais au Neri quand par bonheur je me retrouve à Barcelone. C'est mon coup de coeur. Juste parfait.

  11. belle sélection d'hôtels - hotel (5 Mar 2012 - 09:15)

    je connais en effet deux ou trois de ces hôtels. Bravo. Mon coup de coeur va pour le Neri. splendide

  12. pour moi c'est Omm et le W - mon hôtel (14 Feb 2012 - 13:45)

    j'adore le Omm avec son magnifique buffet au petit déjeuner et le W pour la nouveauté et la situation dans la ville..

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