Deciding where to stay in Barcelona is pretty easy for luxury hotels but has a lot of work to do for mid-range and budget hotels that provide excellent value for money. Read on to find the best suggestions on where to stay in Barcelona for low to high budgets.

Barcelona, the stunning and vibrant city has become one of the top destinations when visiting Spain. The breathtaking scenery, magnificent architecture, Mediterranean climate, the avant-garde buildings and many other attractions make this place an absolute favorite for many tourists.  The city’s cheerful vibe will make your stay even more exciting, as you wander the beautiful old city squares and enjoy the street musicians playing Spanish guitar.

For your next trip to sunny Barcelona, we have prepared a detailed list of 10 best hotels in Barcelona, fit for all budget preferences.

A List of the best hotels in Barcelona

  Hotel name Rating Website Room rates at Booking.com Room rates/night during High season (August) Room rates/night during Low season (December)
Luxury
1. Hotel The Serras 5 GO Check rates 463 $ 419 $
2. Grand Hotel Central 4.5 GO Check rates 344 $ 282 $
3. Mercer Hotel Barcelona 4.5 GO Check rates 518 $  446 $
4. El Palace Hotel 4.5 GO Check rates 416 $ 288 $
Mid-range
5. Gallery Hotel 4.5 GO Check rates 236 $ 188 $
6. H10 Madison 5 GO Check rates 264 $ 174 $
7. Hotel Duquesa de Cardona 4.5 GO Check rates 297 $ 206 $
Budget
8. Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel 4.5 GO Check rates 178 $ 99 $
9. Hotel Rec Barcelona 5 GO Check rates 149 $ 151 $
10. Andante Hotel 4.5 GO Check rates 188 $ 102 $

Online Map with the Best Hotels in Barcelona

The map illustrating the locations of the hotels in Barcelona. You can view the full map here.

A map with the locations of the best hotels to stay in Barcelona
A map with the locations of the best hotels to stay in Barcelona

Where to Stay in Barcelona – Best Luxury Hotels

1. Hotel The Serras

Hotel The Terras
Hotel The Terras

This luxury boutique hotel has 28 elegant spacious rooms, a stunning rooftop terrace overlooking the new Port Vell and the Mediterranean Sea, and exquisite Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel is situated in a building, where Pablo Picasso first started his career. Hotel The Serras is suitable for both business trips and leisure holidays. 

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • Personal service
  • Modern interior
  • Rooftop infinity pool
  • Beautiful library with bar
  • The hotel is close to Estaciò de França Railway Station and Picasso Museum

Cons

  • The hotel may be overbooked.

Website

https://hoteltheserrasbarcelona.com/

2. Grand Hotel Central

Grand Hotel Central. Guest room
Grand Hotel Central. Guest room

The hotel is set in early 20th – century building and offers astonishing views of the Barcelona Cathedral and the Gothic Quarter. This 5-star luxury hotel has 147 elegantly designed rooms and suits, a beautiful restaurant offering exquisite and affordable cuisine, a Wellness Suite and many other amenities designed for a delightful experience.

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • Rooftop infinity pool
  • A fitness center and spa are available
  • Car and bicycle rentals available
  • The Born district is 3-minute walk from the hotel
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • Some complaints regarding the staff at the reception desk

Website

https://www.grandhotelcentral.com/

3. Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Mercer Hotel Barcelona
Mercer Hotel Barcelona

A beautiful hotel combining the monumental design with the present. Located in the heart of the city the hotel guests can enjoy the stunning views of the Cathedral, church of Santa María del Mar and the basilica of San Just i Pastor.

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • Stylish rooms with luxury décor
  • The hotel has a beautiful courtyard with orange trees
  • The hotel is also at 5-minute walking distance from Jaume I Metro Station and about 300 m away from the Born district
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non-smoking rooms available

Cons

  • Some minor complaints about the reception desk manager

Website

https://www.mercerbarcelona.com/en

Where to Stay in Barcelona – Best Mid-Range Hotels

4. El Palace Hotel

El Palace Hotel. Suite Carlos Ruiz Zafon
El Palace Hotel. Suite Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The fully renovated hotel offers 120 rooms including 42 suites and junior suites, all equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Located in the heart of the city center, the hotel is close to many attractions, shopping areas, boulevards, and main banks.

Hotel class

5 stars

Pros

  • Travelers’ Choice 2019 Winner
  • The hotel is 20 mins away from El Prat Airport
  • Mayan-style luxury spa available
  • The hotel is located near the city’s main shopping area, the Ramblas
  • Outdoor pool
  • The hotel is close to Urquinaona Metro station and Passeig de Gràcia Metro
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • Some complaints concerning the cleanliness of the rooms

Website

https://www.hotelpalacebarcelona.com/en/

5. Gallery Hotel

Gallery Hotel Barcelona
Gallery Hotel Barcelona

The hotel is located near Barcelona’s Passeig de Gracia and has many facilities to provide you an exceptional experience: free sauna and gym, rooftop pool with the city view, and many more. This hotel is an excellent choice for guests interested in food, architecture, and culture.

Hotel class

4.5 stars

Pros

  • Elegant and spacious rooms
  • The hotel’s restaurant has a beautiful garden terrace, where you can enjoy your meals
  • The hotel is close to the gardens of Palau Robert
  • The hotel guests can easily reach the Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Diagonal Metro Station
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • The hotel has overall positive reviews

Website

https://www.galleryhotel.com/en

6. H10 Madison

H10 Madison Hotel
H10 Madison Hotel

This new 4-star hotel is located in the city center and is 240 meters away from the Cathedral. Among the hotel amenities, there are different restaurants, a lobby bar, 2 meeting rooms, elegant guest rooms, a beautiful terrace with pool.

Hotel class

4.5 stars

Pros

  • The hotel is 100m away from Palau de la Musica Catalana
  • The guests can visit Cathedral of Barcelona and Tivoli Theatre, close to the hotel
  • A gluten free options are available in the restaurant menu
  • The hotel is at 18- minute walking distance from Plaça Catalunya
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • Nothing in particular to add here.

Website

https://www.h10hotels.com/en

7. Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Hotel Duquesa de Cardona

The hotel is located in front of the port of Barcelona and is just several minutes away from Ramblas. This hotel is perfect for visitors interested in sightseeing and the city’s historic center. The guests can also enjoy a cocktail drink and an unforgettable city view on the hotel’s 6th floor.

Hotel class

4 stars

Pros

  • The hotel is 300m away from Barceloneta Metro Station
  • And 500m away from Barcelona Aquarium and The Maremagnum Shopping Centre
  • The hotel’s restaurant offers an extensive wine list
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • Some minor complaints regarding the room facilities. But mostly the hotel is positively rated.

Website

https://www.hduquesadecardona.com/overview

Where to Stay in Barcelona – Best Budget Hotels

8. Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel
Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

The hotel was created to give its visitors an authentic urban travel experience. The comfortable rooms are designed in vintage inspired style. The hotel also has a beautiful rooftop terrace offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the city.

Hotel class

3 stars

Pros

  • GreenLeaders Bronze level
  • A rooftop pool
  • Urquinaona Metro Station is just 300m away from the hotel
  • Plaza Catalunya is at 10-minute walking distance from the hotel
  • Fitness center and laundry facilities are available

Cons

  • Some confusions in booking process.

Website

https://www.yurbbantrafalgar.com/

9. Hotel Rec Barcelona

Hotel Rec Barcelona
Hotel Rec Barcelona

Located in one of Barcelona’s oldest neighborhoods, La Ribera, this Adults Only hotel is one of the best-rated locations in the city, and mostly preferred by couples. Light and simple interior of the hotel and open spaces create the ideal relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.

Hotel class

3 stars

Pros

  • The hotel is located 1.4 km from Picasso Museum and 1.1 km from Santa Maria del Mar
  • The Cathedral of Barcelona and Palau de la Musica Catalana are also close to the hotel
  • Outdoor pool is available (seasonal)
  • Non-smoking hotel

Cons

  • The hotel has many positive reviews. The only drawback could be that families with children cannot come here.

Website

https://www.hotelrecbarcelona.com/en/

10. Andante Hotel

Andante Hotel
Andante Hotel

This practical, modern and inexpensive hotel is located in the old city center, meaning that various attractions, such as Las Ramblas and Port Vell are easily accessible for the guests. The hotel has 134 rooms with balcony and proper rooms for visitors with special needs.

Hotel class

3 stars

Pros

  • GreenLeaders Platinum level
  • Rooftop pool available
  • Stunning views of the city
  • The hotel is located 350 m away from Drassanes Metro Station
  • Breakfast with show cooking
  • Gluten-free menu is available at the breakfast

Cons

  • Some minor complaints about the reception desk staff.

Website

https://www.andantehotel.com/en

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