The Luxury Hotels in Barcelona

1. Cotton House Hotel

Cotton House 5 star hotel in L’Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona
A 5-star design hotel that combines historic elements with bold, contemporary design. Located on the site of the former HQ of the former Cotton Textile Foundation in L’Eixample, this 19th century mansion retains the building’s grand marble staircase, newly complimented by bold colors and modern art. Guest rooms and suites are spacious, light-filled, and come with Nespresso machines, iPod speakers, and sizable rain shower bathrooms. In standard rooms, parquet floors and an all-white color schemes convey an understated elegance. Interconnecting rooms are available for families. Amenities include a rooftop pool and solarium, and the atmospheric library provides a perfect spot to drink the hotel’s signature Gossypium cocktail. An on-site restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. The Cotton House is well-located for exploring Barri Gòtic and nearby sights such as Casa Batlló.
Nearest transport: Passeig de Gràcia Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

2. Claris GL

Claris Hotel with Egyptian history museum in Barcelona's L’Eixample neighborhood.
This vast, luxurious hotel in the heart of Eixample is an eclectic mix of early 20th century architecture, thoroughly modern amenities, and ancient Egyptian history. Inside this renowned Egyptologist’s hotel, you’ll find a private Egyptian artifact museum, archeological artwork, and archaeological finds throughout, all alongside silk, chrome, and tropical hardwood-accented decor. The Brazilian rosewood-panelled rooms are suitably sumptuous and bathrooms are equipped with rain showers. Dining-wise, guests can choose between a rooftop restaurant serving typical Mediterranean fare during warmer months, and the year-round Mr Kao (superb dim sum). Besides an excellent spa, the hotel has a rooftop pool and fully-equipped gym. Located just steps away from Gaudí buildings and convenient for dining and shopping. Easy walk to historic centre.
Nearest transport: Passeig de Gràcia Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

3. Hotel Arts Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona hotel with great sea views
Rising 44 stories above the Mediterranean, this luxurious art-themed skyscraper sits at the north end of Barcelona’s string of beaches. Fine art and sculpture feature in all the common areas and minimalist, sizable guest rooms are flooded with plenty of natural light; ask for a corner room to get the best of the sea and city views. Suites have more character, and the top-end penthouse apartments come with butler service and kitchens equipped for chef-prepared private meals. Five on-site restaurants range from the child-friendly Bites and Café Veranda to 2-Michelin-star fine dining at Enotecta; Frank’s is the hotel’s top-notch bar. The range of amenities – large outdoor swimming pool, spa, gym, hammam, and children’s pool – is hard to beat. Located near the Ciutadella park, beaches, and Barceloneta’s restaurants; a long-ish walk from Barri Gòtic and El Born.
Nearest transport: Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

4. Hotel Omm

Hotel Omm postmodern hotel in Barcelona
Barcelona’s first design hotel, postmodern Omm combines cutting-edge design with a winning Eixample location and excellent dining. From the inviting lobby’s cozy nooks and cubed leather furniture to the diagonal slats that regulate sunlight through guest room windows, unusual features abound. Shades of purple, grey, and orange dominate sparely-decorated rooms; superior rooms come with large tubs and private terraces, while suites are decked out with four-poster beds and antique furnishings. Cots are provided for babies and child-minding services can be arranged on request. The hotel’s celebrated restaurant is the Michelin-starred Roca Moo, with more casual dining in the Moovida bar area. There’s an opulent spa in the basement, and excellent views of Gaudí’s La Pedrera from the rooftop pool. Live bands and DJs are hosted in the lobby and the staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful. Great location for dining, shopping and exploring nearby Modernist architecture. The historic centre is an easy walk from here.
Nearest transport: Diagonal Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

5. Hotel Majestic

Hotel Majestic Barcelona hotel near Gaudi houses.
Located between the two iconic Gaudí houses on the Passeig de Gràcia, the Majestic is all unrestrained opulence, with grand staircases, plenty of marble, Louis XV chairs and luxurious furnishings in all the rooms. Sizable guest rooms are more understated and contemporary than the common areas, with Nespresso machines and numerous other conveniences. Bathrooms come with deep tubs, Bvlgari toiletries, and rain showers. Service here is among the best in the city, and facilities include a spa with an extensive range of treatments, rooftop pool, and well-equipped gym. There’s excellent dining on-site, from the refined seasonal menus at the Condal and traditional Catalan dishes at the Petite Comitè to snacks and cocktails at the rooftop Dolce Vitae bar. The restaurants have children’s menus and the hotel provides cots for babies and free stays for one child under 12.
Nearest transport: Diagonal Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

6. Hotel Casa Fuster

Best Barcelona Modernist hotel
An unmissable treat for fans of Modernist architecture, 5-star Casa Fuster is an Art Nouveau masterpiece. Built in 1908, this was the last project of renowned architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner, also responsible for the gorgeous Palau de la Música Catalana. Expect vaulted ceilings, antique lamps, Gaudí-designed chairs and broken-tile mosaics, and plenty of marble. The 85 guest rooms and 20 suites are a little more subdued, with tall French windows and Loewe toiletries in the ornate bathrooms. There are two dining options: Restaurant Galaxó (avant-garde Mediterranean) and Café Vienés, which offers light meals in a historic space. There’s live jazz on Thursday nights and cocktails on the Blue View roof terrace, next to the large rooftop pool. Amenities include a sauna and gym. Well-situated for shopping and dining in both Gràcia and L’Eixample, and for exploring the best of Barcelona’s modernist architecture.
Nearest transport: Diagonal Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

7. Hotel Miramar Barcelona

Best Barcelona hotel on  Montjuïc
Surrounded by lush gardens on the slopes of Montjuïc, this converted early 20th century palace benefits from excellent sea views and relative proximity to downtown’s restaurants and nightlife. The majority of the understated yet luxurious rooms come with either a terrace or balcony. Guests can enjoy creative Mediterranean dishes at the on-site Forestier restaurant; children’s menu available. The tranquil location, babysitting services and large pool make this hotel a favorite with families. The L’Occitane spa offers a full range of treatments, and there’s a fully equipped gym as well. Ideally located for exploring Montjuïc’s art galleries, fortress and landscaped gardens; a short walk or taxi ride to El Raval.
Nearest transport: Drassanes Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

8. W Barcelona

Best Barcelona hotel for beaches
This trendy, all-glass hotel at the south end of Barcelona’s string of beaches has some of the best views in the city. The vibe attracts the young and the vogueish, with DJs in the stylish lobby and upstairs Eclipse bar on Friday and Saturday nights. With the exception of suites, all rooms are the same size, but price varies, depending on the view and how high up you are. Guest rooms come with floor-to-ceiling windows and beds set in the middle of the room for contemplating the horizon; views from the Extreme Wow corner suite are breathtaking. Dining options include Bravo24 (fine dining, Catalan dishes) and Salt (gourmet burgers and cocktails), and the W is a short walk away from Barceloneta’s many restaurants. The rooftop infinity pool is hugely popular with guests. The hotel’s location is ideal for beach-going and for catching the cable car across the marina to Montjuïc; Barri Gòtic is within walking distance, too.
Nearest transport: Barceloneta Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

9. Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Barcelona five star hotel with spa
Chic, opulent 5-star hotel right on the Passeig de Gràcia, a stone’s throw from two of Gaudí’s most celebrated buildings. Suites here are enormous, compared to the mid-sized standard rooms; all are decorated in soothing neutrals, with oriental touches reflecting the hotel name. There are three superb restaurants: Moments (2-Michelin-starred fine dining), Mimosa (contemporary international cuisine in a tranquil garden setting) and Blanc (light meals, afternoon tea). The Banker’s Bar is a popular place to meet for cocktails. Besides the fitness center and rooftop pool, there’s a luxurious basement spa offering a full range of treatments. Casa Pedrera, Casa Batllò and several other attractions just a few minutes’ walk away, as well as numerous restaurants and boutiques.
Nearest transport: Passeig de Gràcia Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

10. EL Palace

El Palace Ritz Hotel Barcelona
This former Ritz is the grand dame of Barcelona hotels – all onyx and marble, vast chandeliers, ornate antique furnishings, and liveried doormen in top hats. Old European style prevails throughout, with Regency furniture and fireplaces in the ivory-and-cream guest rooms, and Roman-style step-down, marble tubs in the Classic Deluxe baths. Service is old-school and impeccable, and family-friendly amenities include kiddie bathrobes and welcome kits; under-11s stay for free. Of the two excellent restaurants, the refined Winter Garden serves beautifully-presented signature cuisine, while bar 19 is the spot for tapas and British-style afternoon tea. The Bluesman Bar has regular live jazz and blues music. Amenities include a rooftop pool and a Mayan-themed spa that specializes in volcanic stone treatments. Convenient location for high-end shopping and visiting some of Barcelona’s best Modernist architecture.
Nearest transport: Passeig de Gràcia Metro
Hotel phone: +34 917 01 67 67

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