W Barcelona

8.5 28.3K reviews
W Barcelona
W Barcelona
W Barcelona
W Barcelona
W Barcelona
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Barcelona.com score
Very Good
28.3K reviews
Review score
Booking.com 8.4/10 ( 4724 reviews )
Tripadvisor 4.0/5 ( 8169 reviews )
Google 4.4/5 ( 15432 reviews )

Stunnig view of the sea, the beach and the city..

The second W Hotel established in Europe is the one of Barcelona: W Barcelona opened its doors in October 2009 and one can say that it has already reached the reputation of its famous predecessors of the Starwood Group… Called the Sail, this building designed by the Master Ricardo Bofill is ideally located on the beach, on the entry of the port, in the district of Barceloneta.


Located on the beachfront in the Barceloneta area of Barcelona, W Hotel is, since its opening, the new icon of the city. Could you imagine a kind a sail, set on the sea at the entrance to the Port of Barcelona? A great design from catalan architect Ricardo Bofill known for other projects in Barcelona like the Diagonal Mar renovation, the Olympic Village apartments or more lately the magistral Terminal 1 at Barcelona airport. W Barcelona, popularly known as the Hotel Vela (Sail Hotel) is part of the Starwood hotels group, that is to say that we are here talking about a luxury and highend hotel. The favourite hotel of the F1 pilots..With 473 guest rooms, including 67 suites, with endless sea and city views "W" is the favourite hotel of the F1 pilots during the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Spain.If you like F1 your better book there during the 3 days show..


Rated 8.6 by Booking, 4.4/5 by Google "W" is not only the favourite hotel of F1 pilots by also one of our recommended hotels by the sea in Barcelona.People enjoy luxuriously comfortable slip into this urban oasis by the beach and its unobstructed views of the Mediterranean Sea.You are in the Barceloneta district, that is to say at walking distance of the historic city center, points of interest, shops and best restaurants. You went to stay around? Enjoy 3 hotel restaurants: Bravo24 by Michelin-star chef Carles Abellán, Wave or Salt restaurants. And 3 hotel bars : Eclipse, W lounge and Wet Bar for a fresh tropical cocktail by the pool.We recommend also Pez Vela restaurant by Tragaluz group.. Easy to find it's just on the beach at the entrance of W. Find more restaurants in the Barceloneta on our Where to eat guide.


W hotel Barcelona adress:

Placa de la Rosa dels Vents,
1 - Final Passeig de Joan de Borbo
Barcelona 08039 Spain


Property amenities

Pets allowed
Room service
Meeting/banquet facilities
24-hour front desk
Fitness centre
Non-smoking rooms
Airport shuttle
Business centre
Babysitting/child services
Dry cleaning
Facilities for disabled guests
Breakfast in the room
Ironing service
Internet services
Safety deposit box
Valet parking
Spa and wellness centre
Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Soundproof rooms
Tour desk
Luggage storage
Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Free WiFi
Non-smoking throughout
Air conditioning
Designated smoking area
Snack bar
Sun terrace
Outdoor pool (seasonal)
Indoor pool (all year)
Concierge service
Special diet menus (on request)
Airport shuttle (additional charge)
Evening entertainment
Daily housekeeping
Parking on site
WiFi available in all areas
Parking garage
Electric vehicle charging station
Accessible parking
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Pet basket
Pet bowls
Sun loungers or beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Spa facilities
Spa lounge/relaxation area
Spa/wellness packages
Personal trainer
Fitness/spa locker rooms
Swimming pool
Live music/performance
24-hour security
Key card access
Security alarm
Smoke alarms
CCTV in common areas
CCTV outside property
Fire extinguishers
Swimming Pool
Bicycle rental
Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
Physical distancing in dining areas
Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
Process in place to check health of guests
First aid kit available
Contactless check-in/check-out
Cashless payment available
Physical distancing rules followed
Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
Breakfast takeaway containers
Delivered food is securely covered
Access to health care professionals
Face masks for guests available


1 /5

This hotel isn't quite up to the standard of a 5-star. While it's nice enough, there's something really missing to make it great. I found a used tissue in the bin of my room, and had to walk through the lobby and bar to get to the pool - not very convenient. The service was okay but not great and the tea I ordered came in a nice teapot...which was more than half empty and didn't even fill a single cup. The location is way too secluded from the rest of the city, and they try to be trendy but just don't quite get it right - the cocktail hour music in the lobby bar was so loud there was no chance of having a conversation. Unfortunately I won't be returning here.

Date of stay Aug 2023
BLR9666 ( Illinois )
2 /5

I was disappointed in my stay at the W Barcelona Hotel. I had expected the customer service to be up to the standards of Marriott International, but to my surprise I was denied entry to the rooftop bar for being underdressed. Even though I was wearing business attire, the other patrons had much more casual attire - jeans, shorts, etc. Additionally, my shower was not functioning properly - the knob was broken and when I could get it to work, the water was way too hot.

Date of stay Aug 2023
Manor_of_Richmond ( United Kingdom )
5 /5

We visited this place mainly for one of the Wet Deck Summer Series events that run throughout summer. The location was perfect - effortlessly cool (although a lot of effort surely goes into it!) and it had a very VIP vibe. We stayed in a “Fabulous Room” with an incredible sea view. The Wet Deck Summer Series experience was amazing, with incredible music all night. The service from the VIP tables was top quality. The minimum spend for a table of 4 people was €500, but even for 2 of us it was worth it. We had food and cocktails at the Noxe bar and restaurant at the hotel (which had just opened that weekend, I think) and it had exclusive feel with great views of Barcelona as it was situated on the top floor. Having stayed at a few places like this, I would say this one's my favorite.

Date of stay Jun 2023
Jenni ( California )
1 /5

As an Elite member of Marriott, we booked a wonderful room with an ocean view and a King bed. However, when we arrived we were given two full beds instead. Our room was on the second floor and situated atop a lounge or restaurant. Unfortunately, it is now past 1am and the loud music playing has prevented us from getting any rest. When we asked for a different room we were told the hotel was fully booked, yet we had reserved ours in advance. This is why we securely planned ahead!

Date of stay Aug 2023
5 /5

very knowledgeable and willing to help with anything...definitely would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Barcelona

I was delighted by my stay - everything was great! The location was ideal, right next to the beach - so it was difficult to find fault. There was a small issue which was taken care of without any issues. The service was good, in particular Gabriel - he really stands out as a Marriott representative and is very knowledgeable and always willing to help out. I would definitely suggest this place to anyone coming to Barcelona.

Date of stay Aug 2023

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