The 7 Best Hotels in Barcelona (Updated 2024)


A blue sky over Park Güell in sunny Barcelona, ​​Spain, with the city skyline in the background
Posted: 02/19/24 | February 19, 2024

With its world-class food scene, lively nightlife, sunny weather and relaxed pace, Barcelona is one of my favorite cities in Europe. It’s also one of the most visited cities on the continent, bursting at the seams every summer as travelers explore the city, admire its art and architecture (Gaudi has plenty of works here) and eat as many tapas as they can.

I love the energy of the city and never tire of visiting it.

While there are many neighborhoods to stay in, almost everything you want to see or do can be found in just a few areas. I’ve been coming to the city since 2006 and have stayed in countless accommodations over the years.

To help you navigate the endless accommodation options, here is my list of the best hotels in Barcelona:

1. Hotel 54

A beautiful room with bright pops of color at Hotel 54 in Barcelona, ​​SpainA beautiful room with bright pops of color at Hotel 54 in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Located in La Barceloneta, a seaside district known for its bars and clubs, this stylish three-star hotel offers a terrace overlooking the beach. The rooms have lots of natural light and are decorated in a minimalist style. They are simple but functional, with pops of color that brighten the space and give rooms a more vibrant look. There aren’t many in-room amenities (no coffee/tea maker, no desk), but there is free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV in every room. However, the beds are large and comfortable. The bathrooms are spacious and the showers have good pressure. However, note that the bathroom has a partial glass wall, so there is little privacy if you are traveling with others. There’s an on-site bar and a continental breakfast (which can be included in the price) with many options. The hotel is just a three-minute walk from the beach.

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2. Hotel BestPrice Gracia

A large hotel room with a large photo of the city at the BestPrice hotel in Barcelona, ​​SpainA large hotel room with a large photo of the city at the BestPrice hotel in Barcelona, ​​Spain
This budget hotel is located in the quiet Gràcia district, very close to the main tourist areas. The rooms here are quirky and unique, with large photographs on the walls (most of which depict famous city landmarks). Although the rooms are smaller and don’t have much natural light, they are comfortable and affordable. Basic amenities include free Wi-Fi, a small desk and a flat-screen TV. The bathrooms aren’t particularly spacious, but they are well maintained and have good water pressure. There is no breakfast, but there are plenty of cafes nearby if you want a coffee. Overall, it’s a comfortable, no-frills place, perfect for budget travelers.

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3. Hotel Casa Fuster GL Monumento

A luxurious, spacious hotel room at Hotel Casa Fuster GL Monumento in Barcelona, ​​SpainA luxurious, spacious hotel room at Hotel Casa Fuster GL Monumento in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Housed in a UNESCO World Heritage-listed modernist building right on Passeig de Gràcia, this upscale hotel will give you the feeling of being in Old Europe. There’s a posh jazz bar lined with massive, ornate columns that give the space a palatial feel. There is also a Michelin-starred restaurant on-site that serves incredible Mediterranean dishes. There are many other luxurious amenities here too, including a rooftop pool, sauna, and several other restaurants.

The rooms here are huge, airy and let in lots of natural light. The beds are large and comfortable and the decor is stylish and regal, with wooden accents and hardwood floors. The bathrooms are also large and well lit, offer plenty of space and great water pressure. Rooms also include minibars, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, desks, coffeemakers, and fluffy bathrobes. There is also a huge breakfast.

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4. St. Antoni Market

A simple, bright living room in an apartment-style hotel in Barcelona, ​​SpainA simple, bright living room in an apartment-style hotel in Barcelona, ​​Spain
The elegant four-star Hotel Sant Antoni Market is located in Sant Antoni, a relatively unknown district that is particularly popular with foodies. The rooms here are all apartment style, so they are very spacious and offer lots of natural light. The ceilings feature exposed beams and the rooms have hardwood floors. The overall ambience is modern and minimalist.

All apartments have a kitchen, large bedrooms, a washer and dryer, tables, a sofa, as well as WiFi and air conditioning. (Because these are full-service apartments, there is no breakfast on-site, although there are plenty of great places nearby.) Bathrooms are spacious and have large showers and magnifying mirrors. The staff here is super friendly and will always give you great tips to help you explore the area. I think it is the cheapest hotel in the area. Note: There is a four night minimum stay during high season.

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5. Saws

A large bed in a comfortable hotel room in the Serras in Barcelona, ​​SpainA large bed in a comfortable hotel room in the Serras in Barcelona, ​​Spain
This beautiful five-star hotel is located right in the heart of the city’s Gothic Quarter. The exterior of the hotel almost makes it look like a small castle or palace. The lobby is equally opulent, there’s a rooftop infinity pool, and there’s even a restaurant run by a Michelin-starred chef. There is also a bar and fitness center on-site.

The rooms here are simple, elegant and minimalist in design. They are also well soundproofed, large, have plenty of natural light, and even have a small balcony from which to enjoy the view. There’s an evening turndown service, rainfall showers in the bathrooms, and free newspapers and bottled water. Breakfast (not included in the price) offers a wide selection, including lots of fresh fruit. It is the best non-chain luxury hotel in the area.

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6. Hotel Colon

A quiet, minimalist hotel room at the Hotel Colon in Barcelona, ​​SpainA quiet, minimalist hotel room at the Hotel Colon in Barcelona, ​​Spain
Located opposite the centuries-old Barcelona Cathedral, this elegant property offers chic rooms with plenty of natural light from large windows, marble floors and beautiful, minimalist decor. The beds are super comfortable and the rooms have a flat screen TV, WiFi, a desk and a coffee/tea maker. The bathrooms are also large and the showers have excellent water pressure.

The rooms have a light, airy feel and look incredibly elegant and stylish. Overall it’s a quiet, quiet hotel in a quiet part of the neighborhood. There’s also a terrace where you can enjoy the views, and the on-site restaurant serves delicious Catalan dishes (breakfast can also be included).

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7. Vinoteca practice hotel

A small but nice hotel room with lots of natural light in Barcelona, ​​SpainA small but nice hotel room with lots of natural light in Barcelona, ​​Spain
This hotel is located in Eixample, an area where you’ll find plenty of upscale shopping (and many Gaudí works, too). The style of this three-star hotel is beautifully designed and based on wood. The rooms are decorated with lots of wooden furniture and wooden elements and have lots of natural light (a nice contrast to the dark wooden decor). While rooms may be smaller, they include a desk, free Wi-Fi, and a flat-screen TV. The bathrooms are also a bit strangely decorated and don’t offer much privacy. So keep that in mind when traveling with someone.

Breakfast, although not included in the price, is tasty (there isn’t much choice, but what there is is tasty and fresh). There is also a lovely courtyard with lots of trees where you can enjoy one of the hotel’s famous wine tastings. I think this is a good, upscale hotel with reasonable prices.

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I never get tired of visiting Barcelona. The food, the nightlife, the relaxed rhythm of life. It is the best. If you choose one of the above hotels, ensure you stay somewhere fun, safe and affordable during your visit.

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Book your trip to Barcelona: logistical tips and tricks

Book your flight
Use Skyscanner to find a cheap flight. They’re my favorite search engine because it searches websites and airlines all over the world, so you always know no stone is left unturned.

Book your accommodation
You can book your hostel at Hostelworld as they have the widest range and best deals. If you want to stay somewhere other than a hostel, use Booking.com as they always show the cheapest prices for guesthouses and budget hotels.

Don’t forget travel insurance
Travel insurance protects you against illness, injury, theft and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case something goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I have had to use it many times in the past. My favorite companies that offer the best service and value for money are:

Are you looking for the best companies to save you money?
Check out my resources page for the best companies to use while traveling. I list all the ways I save money on the go. You also save money when traveling.

Do you need a guide?
Barcelona has some really interesting tours to offer. My favorite company is Take Walks. This day tour company gives you access to attractions and places you can’t reach elsewhere. Their guides rock too!

If you want to take a bike tour, check out Fat Tire Tours. They offer tours that are fun and informative. They are my favorite company. They even offer some food-themed tours.

Would you like more information about Barcelona?
Be sure to visit our detailed Barcelona travel guide for even more planning tips!

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