THE 10 BEST BEACH HOTELS in Barcelona, Spain for 2023

Barcelona Beach Hotels

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Welcome sun, sand, and farniente lovers!

Barcelona is a city on the Mediterranean Sea that offers beautiful and lively beaches made for you. Beach hotels are never far from the city's main tourist attractions. You will therefore be able to combine the pleasant with the cultural very easily, that is to say very often simply by foot!


    Barcelona Beach Hotels > Our favourites by the sea

    These are the top Barcelona beach hotels we recommend. Some are next to the port, others really on the beachfront. But all of them are top-rated hotels with a high level of services like pool, sauna, gym center, and of course solarium. Ideal to enjoy at the same time the summer pleasures and city wonders.

    W Barcelona

    W Barcelona

    This hotel provided a truly remarkable experience for my 30th birthday celebration. Despite a challenging journey into Barcelona, we felt immediately welcomed when we arrived at the hotel, thanks to Mercedes at the front desk.

    By Mirage42 - Apr 2023 score
    8.8 /10 27.4K reviews
    Hotel Arts Barcelona

    Hotel Arts Barcelona

    Experience luxury living at its finest, every detail has been carefully crafted to provide an unforgettable stay by the sea. Indulge in the ultimate Mediterranean escape. score
    8.9 /10 11K reviews
    Duquesa de Cardona 4* Sup

    Duquesa de Cardona 4* Sup

    This boutique hotel is conveniently located close to La Ramblas and next to the marina. The staff were incredibly helpful and friendly, and the rooftop bar and pool were the icing on the cake!

    By Stay447180 - Feb 2023 score
    9 /10 6.5K reviews
    Sofitel Barcelona Skipper

    Sofitel Barcelona Skipper

    Our stay at this hotel has been incredible. Everything went perfectly!

    By Marthyna101 - Mar 2023 score
    9 /10 3.4K reviews
    Barcelona Princess

    Barcelona Princess

    This place was spotless and the personnel was welcoming. It was conveniently close to public transportation and the conference centre.

    By Shane ( Canada ) - Feb 2023 score
    8.2 /10 17.8K reviews
    Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL

    Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel GL

    This 5star hotel was close to the Cruise terminal, making it an ideal choice for our one night, pre cruise stay.

    By Lynvpattia ( United Kingdom ) - Apr 2023 score
    8.2 /10 9.7K reviews

    4 Star Barcelona Hotels on the Beach

    Another selection of Hotels in Barcelona near the beach and city, that we also like very much. These ones are more family oriented and more affordable. They offer great services as well. Everything is made to make you feel and enjoy our sea and sun city. But you are in " The City of Marvels", only a few steps away from the best attractions...

    Ilunion Barcelona

    Ilunion Barcelona score
    8.3 /10 11.4K reviews
    Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only

    Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only


    By Charles - Mar 2023 score
    8.2 /10 7.6K reviews
    Hotel Best 4 Barcelona

    Hotel Best 4 Barcelona

    We spent four nights at Hotel Best 4 Barcelona and it was great. The room was lovely and the beds were comfortable. The view was amazing! score
    8 /10 4.6K reviews
    Hotel SB Icaria

    Hotel SB Icaria

    will definitely come back. score
    8 /10 7.9K reviews
    Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

    Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona

    The staff at the pool area at Peurobeach are incredible. They are so helpful and knowledgeable about the best places to go out at night. They will bring your food and drinks to you with a friendly attitude and a smile.

    By Emma55567 ( England ) - Apr 2023 score
    8.2 /10 8.9K reviews
    Vincci Maritimo

    Vincci Maritimo

    This hotel is a great choice for those attending a conference at the CCIB. It is a much more affordable alternative to the other options near the venue, and is incredibly tranquil.

    By LeonaBaldini - Mar 2023 score
    8.3 /10 7.9K reviews

    Tips to help you choose your perfect Barcelona beach hotel

    To make your choice among all Barcelona beach hotels we advise you

    • To locate the main beaches of Barcelona along .
    • To understand the geographical location of the main beaches in relation to Barcelona's districts and main places of interest.
    • To choose your hotel according to the quality of its services and its price of course. But also according to its distance from the historical centre, to easily visit the wonders of Barcelona.
    • To choose your hotel carefully according to its distance from the nearest beach: by the sea, seafront or slightly back…
    • Finally, to understand the means of transport that you will need to use to get from your hotel to the city centre: on foot, by bus, by train or by metro...

    Where are Barcelona's beaches?

    The main beaches of Barcelona, from the South of the city to the North, are the followings: Platja de Sant Sebastià, Platja de Sant Miquel, Platja de la Barceloneta, Platja del Somorrostro, Platja de la Nova Icària, Platja del Bogatell, Mar Bella, Nova Mar Bella, Platja de Llevant. You have noticed that in Catalan a beach is called platja and platjes in its plural form. Playa and playas in Spanish. "Vamos a la playa" you are now ready to go to the beach!

    What are the hotels on the beach in Barcelona?

    There are very few truly beach hotels in Barcelona. The best known are W BarcelonaArts Hotel, Safestay Barcelona Sea. All the other hotels are slightly secluded, but this is no obstacle for you to fully enjoy the seaview and panoramic.

    Which are Barcelona hotels near beach?

    You have realized that, if they are not directly on the beach, the hotels are very close to the seashore. We generally talk about a hundred meters and a few minutes walk. Which is bearable on vacation. Our advice is therefore to consider this distance carefully in your choices so that you do not have any surprises. It should also be noted that the transformation of Barcelona's coastline has seen the creation of new beachfront hotel areas.  The Olympic district, Diagonal Mar and Forum are now the areas where the hotels are the most recent. Always located at a very short distance from the beach, they are modern, superbly equipped with air conditioned, swimming pools, outdoors pools, bars and restaurants, view on the beach and the shoreline. The beaches in this area like Mar Bella beach and Nova Mar Bella are the most pleasant because they are the quietest. Great for families.

    Among the beachfront hotels Barcelona we like, we can suggest:

    Barcelona beach hotel all-inclusive offers?

    Some hotels in Barcelona Spain near the beach offer all-inclusive stays. These offers are valid during the summer season. They will appear for any search during the months of June, July, and August.  

    Which neighborhoods are close to Barcelona's main beaches?

    The main waterfront districts in Barcelona are, from South to North of the city: Barceloneta and the four areas of the Sant Martí district: Ciutadella Vila Olímpica, Bogatell, Poblenou, and Diagonal Mar - Forum.

    Each neighbourhood has its own charm and character that is totally different from the others.

    Barceloneta is the district of fishermen, narrow streets, tapas bars, small shops and fish restaurants. It is the closest to the centre by foot.

    Poblenou is undergoing a major transformation, becoming the district of startups and trendy restaurants, whereas it was only a working class district fifteen years ago. The Olympic Village arrived with the Barcelona Olympic Games. A district very popular with the hotel-keepers because of its closeness to the seaside. The Olympic Port is very lively in the evening with its many restaurants and nightclubs by the seashore, often in open air. Finally, Diagonal Mar and Forum are the two most recently transformed districts, where you will find most hotels by the waterfront. They are wonderfully equipped for lovers of water sports and beach sports.

    What are the means of transport between Barcelona's beaches and the city centre?

    Don't worry, all Barcelona's beaches are very well connected by means of transport. Our advice, choose a hotel close to the beach and the L4 metro line. You will be in the heart of the city in 15/25 minutes maximum.

    Another wise choice and choose your hotel in the Barceloneta district. You will be able to walk to the historic districts.  To give you an indication of the distances - Hotel 54 Barceloneta - in the heart of the district is only 1.2km by foot from the Picasso Museum...

    On the Barcelona beach map - on this page - metro stations and bus lines are indicated.

    Things to do on the beach in Barcelona?

    As everywhere else in Spain, "going to the beach" is a way of life! Everything is done for pleasure and relaxation.

    A particularity of Barcelona's beaches that you will undoubtedly appreciate is the chiringuitos. These famous beach bars where everything is done to welcome you as pleasantly as possible: cocktails, live music, continuous catering and of course mattresses and parasols... Find the list of our favorite chiringuitos.

    There are many seaside restaurants scattered along the different beaches. They generally offer Mediterranean cuisine made of fish, shellfish and paella. Our section Where to eat in Barcelona?

    All along the beach there are play areas with table tennis tables, gym equipment, football and beach volleyball courts.

    There are also showers, changing rooms, sun lounger and parasol rental services.

    The beaches are cleaned every day, they are very neat despite a very high number of people in summer.  

    Do you want to rent a bike, an electric bike, a segway ride or a guided tour of the surrounding area? All our tours and tickets.

    What is the best season to enjoy the beach in Barcelona?

    The climate is ideal from June to September to enjoy the beach in Barcelona, which is a temperate city all year round:

    The hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 27°C.

    The least rainy months: May, June, July, August with average rainfall of 53mm per month.

    More annual weather averages in our Barcelona Weather page.


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