The vibrant, artsy city of Barcelona is an ideal place to plan a vacation, and when you’re searching for the best spot to stay, location is king. Ideally, you want to be situated near a metro station for travel convenience, or at least find yourself in one of the city’s exciting cultural districts. Fortunately, the five-star hotels, resorts and luxury destinations in our roundup meet the challenge, as they are not only perfectly situated in thriving areas, but also offer plenty in the way of amenities, art, architecture, food, and more. Each hotel earned a spot on the list because of its excellence, but each also comes with a distinct personality. Pick yours depending on what you want to experience, whether it be a concept hotel built around a traditional Baluard bakery, a luxurious palace, an urban resort with an unbelievable view of the city, or a thoughtfully designed boutique hotel.
Click through our gallery for the inside scoop on the best hotels in Barcelona.
Barceló Raval is a quirky, hip hotel conveniently located near Ramblas and Placa de Catalunya, but in an area that is not as busy as its location might suggest. This gives the spot an exclusive feel, as do its ritzy terrace bar and pool area, beautiful rooms, and slick restaurants.
Double rooms from AED 637/SAR 650
Tel: (+34) 933 20 14 90
Photo: Courtesy of Barcelo Raval
Gran Hotel La Florida
From the balcony of your room, you’ll see one seriously incredible view of the city below, but there’s more in store than just the scenery. Gran Hotel La Florida is the first urban resort in Barcelona, meaning you’ll feel like you’re at an exclusive resort getaway, even when surrounded by a bustling city on the go.
Double rooms from AED 945/SAR 965
Tel: (+34) 932 59 30 00
Photo: Courtesy of Gran Hotel la Florida
Near the gothic quarter and the Placa Catalunya, visitors will discover a delightfully situated colonial hotel called Hotel 1898. Included in its many amenities are a heated rooftop pool, a popular Mediterranean restaurant, a sun terrace, and more. If you’re looking for a spot that is luxurious and ideally located, Hotel 1898 is one of the best.
Double rooms from AED 1,387/SAR 1,416
Tel: (+34) 935 52 95 52
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel 1898
Hotel Arts Barcelona
In a city that prides itself on exquisite architecture, Hotel Arts Barcelona stands above the rest in the hospitality industry, reflecting Barcelona’s incredible energy and artistry. Frank Gehry’s iconic fish sculpture stands before the entrance to the blue glass hotel, shining like a beacon of contemporary design.
Double rooms from AED 1,762/SAR 1,799
Tel: (+34) 932 21 10 00
Photo: Courtesy of Notable
Hotel Brummell earns rave reviews from vacationers who chance upon its beautiful interiors, authentic Sri Lankan decorations and furniture, luxurious rooms, and top-notch service. Located in El Poble-sec, this cozy hotel feels like a home-away-from-home, and we all but guarantee you’ll be blown away by the thoughtful amenities and tasty on-site cuisine.
Double rooms from AED 761/SAR 777
Tel: (+34) 931 25 86 22
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Brummell
Hotel Claris Grand Luxe Barcelona
Hotel Claris has a palatial feel to it because it is literally located in a 19th-century palace, hence the addition of “Grand” to its name. Immerse yourself in an authentic Barcelonan experience by tapping into the tapas offerings at the bar, snapping a view of the city from the rooftop pool, or taking the nearby metro to any of the city’s amazing parks or museums.
Double rooms from AED 1,404/SAR 1,434
Tel: (+34) 934 87 62 62
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Claris Grand Luxe de Barcelona
Neri Hotel may be located in a medieval palace in the Gothic quarter, but its interiors are super modern and contemporary. The outdoor patio garden lights up at night, offering a relaxing place to socialize before heading back to your chic room. The on-site restaurant, Neri Diari, sources most of its produce locally at the market, bringing an authentic Catalan palate to its menu.
Double rooms from AED 1,800/SAR 1,837
Tel: (+34) 933 04 06 55
Photo: Courtesy of Neri Hotel
From its impressive facade down to its complimentary toiletries, everything at the Hotel Omm is conscientiously and thoughtfully designed. This vibrant five-star destination is rich with personality matched only by the hip Paseo de Gracia district it is located in. At Hotel Omm, you’ll be treated to impeccable guest service, a lovely pool terrace, and even an on-site nightclub.
Double rooms from AED 1,151/SAR 1,175
Tel: (+34) 934 45 40 00
Photo: Courtesy of Hotel Omm
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
This stylish hotel earns rave reviews due in large part to its five-star customer service and unique, beautiful rooms. But, wait, there’s more! Mandarin Oriental also boasts an on-site Michelin-starred restaurant called Moments, a casual sea bistro, a tapas bar, a full-service spa, a lounge called Mimosa Garden, and the list goes on and on. This is one place you’ll have to see to believe.
Double rooms from AED 2,304/SAR 2,352
Tel: (+34) 931 51 88 88
Photo: Courtesy of Wikipedia
Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Located in the city’s historic gothic quarter, the Mercer Hotel seamlessly fuses the past and the present. Whether you’re there for business or leisure, the Mercer Hotel aims to please, offering up a business center, an outdoor pool, a gourmet restaurant and more.
Double rooms from AED 2,436/SAR 2,480
Tel: (+34) 933 10 74 80
Photo: Courtesy of Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Praktik Bakery Hotel
The world’s first bakery hotel is exactly what it sounds like: a hotel designed around a top-notch bakery. Does that mean it smells like heavenly pastries and breads throughout the building? You bet. The unique concept isn’t the only thing that makes Praktik worth a stay — you’ll also enjoy beautiful rooms, five-star service, and more.
Double rooms from AED 517/SAR 528
Tel: (+34) 934 88 00 61
Photo: Courtesy of From the Pool Side
The W franchise is known worldwide for providing a unique “lifestyle experience” at its many hotels, and its Barcelona location is no different. The hip, youthful design is matched by its coveted beachfront location, perfect service, pristine pool terraces, and tranquil sun decks.
Double rooms from AED 1,558/SAR 1,590
Tel: (+34) 932 95 28 00
Photo: Courtesy of W Barcelona