Since Barcelona gained its reputation as a new age cultural capital, a myriad of swanky, chic boutique hotels and big name hotel chains have popped up all over town. But amidst these upmarket accommodation options, there is still a good selection of cheap hotels in Barcelona. Most of the cheap hotels in Barcelona are located along small alleys off La Rambla close to the city centre and major attractions.
The Barcelona hotels below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Luxury (over €180)
Moderate (€75 to €180)
Cheap (up to €75)
These Barcelona hotel prices are the starting prices for a standard double room and include taxes and breakfast unless otherwise specified. Spanish VAT (IVA) of 7% is added to all hotel bills.
El Palace Hotel
Despite changes of name and management, El Palace Hotel (formerly the Ritz) has maintained all the elegance and grandeur that has made it a by-word for glamour since its opening in 1919. Huge chandeliers, opulent fabrics and a luxurious ambience throughout make it the preferred choice of the rich and famous. The bedrooms are handsomely decorated, with unusual marble bathrooms modelled on ancient Roman spas. The Bluesman Cocktail Bar is ideal for pre-prandial drinks followed by dinner in one of the two restaurants.Address: , Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes 668, Barcelona, 08010 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 510 1130.
Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I
Surrounded by major attractions like Camp Nou stadium and the Barcelona Polo Club, the 5-star Juan Carlos is simple yet comfortable. The 432 rooms, including 37 luxury suites, offer panoramic city and sea views. A tranquil patio restaurant, overlooking the hotel garden and pool, is just one of several dining areas and also features a wine lounge. Leisure facilities include a first-class health and fitness club and indoor and outdoor swimming pools.Address: , Avinguda Diagonal 661-671, Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 933 644 040
Hotel Arts Barcelona
The product of a hugely successful collaboration between New York design and Barcelona funds, the Hotel Arts Barcelona has won several awards. Featuring an attractive brass wave-like roof, the 44-storey high hotel pokes conspicuously into Barcelona’s skyline. Thanks to its beachfront location, all 483 rooms have spectacular Mediterranean views. Art works by leading Spanish artists adorn the public areas. Among the wide array of services and amenities is a luxury spa and four top-class restaurants, one of which, Enoteca Paco Pérez, has two Michelin stars.Address: , Carrer de la Marina 19-21, Barcelona, 08005 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 221 1000.
Since its opening in 2009, B-Hotel has been the talk of the town. A 3-star hotel offering 5-star standards, B-Hotel definitely stands out from the rest for its state-of-the-art designs, stylish architecture and chic interior. Located close to Montjuïc, the hotel is just a hop away from some of the best museums in Barcelona. If you’re looking to splurge, ask for a room on the top floor for stunning views of the city. The highlight of the hotel is definitely its seductive infinity pool perched on the rooftop, overlooking the bustling Plaça Espanya.Address: , Gran via de les Corts Catalanes 389-391, Barcelona, 08015 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 552 9500.
Designed by one of the leading lights of the Modernista school of architects, Domenèch i Muntaner, and once patronised by the likes of Dalí, the 2-star España enjoys a privileged location close to La Rambla and the Liceu. Some rooms are better than others, but major compensations include Ramón Casa's striking mural depicting underwater scenes and the elaborate craftsmanship in the splendid typical Catalan dining rooms. The 90 bedrooms are fully equipped; private rooms and a patio garden for meetings and celebrations are also available. It is also one of the few central establishments with parking facilities.Address: , Carrer Sant Pau 9-11, Barcelona, 08001 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 550 0000.
Situated on the bustling thoroughfare of La Rambla, the 3-star Husa Oriente is one of Barcelona's original 'grand' hotels. Constructed on the site of a Franciscan monastery, in 1842, the 147-room hotel was once the haunt of illustrious guests such as Maria Callas, Arturo Toscanini and Errol Flynn among its illustrious guests. Although recent renovations are perhaps a tad characterless, the grand dining room and arched ballroom (now a lounge) are still potently redolent of its glorious heyday.Address: , La Rambla 45, Barcelona, 08002 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 902 933 716.
El Jardí Hotel
This small-scale, 2-star hotel is a perennially popular budget option, full of character and original features. Located in the busy hub of Barcelona's old quarter, attractions are within short walking distance. Overlooking the shady, café-lined Plaça Sant Josep Oriols and the classic gothic architecture of the medieval church of Santa Maria del Pi, the Jardí is pretty much unbeatable in terms of price and location. All rooms are en-suite.Address: , Plaça Sant Josep Oriols 1, Barcelona, 08002 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 301 5900.
Located in a narrow street near the Liceu opera house and built on the site of a former convent, the Peninsular is one of the oldest hotels in Barcelona. Rooms are simple and clean, although not all have their own bathroom facilities. Full of interesting architectural detail, such as the dining room's Moorish-inspired arches, the real pièce de résistance is the wonderful interior balcony. Adorned with hanging plants and wicker tables and chairs, it has a serene, almost oriental atmosphere. Booking well in advance (approximately three months) is usually necessary.Address: , Carrer Sant Pau 34-36, Barcelona,
Telephone: +34 93 302 3138.
Hotel Praktik Garden
With affordable rates and quality accommodation, Hotel Praktik Garden introduces a new concept midway between a budget hostel and a contemporary hotel. Decked out in white-washed walls, slick lines and retro furnishing, this Barcelona hotel provides the technology and comforts budget travellers look for. Housed in a historical building from the Modernist age, the hotel stands in a quiet area, five minutes away from the city centre by foot. Free Wi-Fi is provided in all rooms and public areas.Address: , Diputació, 325, Barcelona, 08009 Barcelona
Telephone: +34 93 467 5279.