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Welcome to our ranking of the best hotels in Barcelona 🙂

For us the city of Barcelona is sea and mountain, culture and leisure, tranquility and bustle. Barcelona is a cosmopolitan city, complete and in which as visitors we have a wide range of possibilities to do and visit in Barcelona.

Every year thousands of tourists visit the city, both national and international, as it is a very complete city in which to spend a few days, enjoying its museums, parks, restaurants, emblematic buildings such as the Sagrada Familia or La Pedrera. Visit the mountain in the Tibidabo area or spend a day shopping in Paseo de Gracia, where you can find all the luxury stores in the city.

For all these reasons there are many people who decide to spend a few days in the city, if you are also thinking of visiting Barcelona you have to know that it has a thousand and one possibilities of accommodation, from the most luxurious to the most economical.
And in Lobo Studio we have prepared a selection of 10 hotels in Barcelona that you have to know.

If in addition to looking for a place to sleep, you are one of those people who value design and beautiful spaces, I leave you below with a list of the 10 best hotels in Barcelona according to our criteria. But this is just our selection, based on what moves us in Lobo Studio, architecture, design and landscaping. This is just a sample of the wide range of accommodations that the city has to offer.

The hotels that appear on this list are part of it because they have something that makes them different from others, not necessarily have to be the rooms, let's see what is the distinctive point of each of them and their particularities and why they have caught our attention.

We also leave you the links to their website as well as some images.

1.- Hotel Rec Barcelona

This hotel in Barcelona is located in the Ciutat Vella district, one of the most historic and well-located neighborhoods in the city, a stone's throw from Paseo Lluis Companys and Ciutadella Park. An ideal place if you like to get lost in the narrow streets of the heart of the city.

A hotel located in a building of modern architecture, in which the facade is dominated by vertical lattices, making it a unique and special building.

The Rec Barcelona is a design hotel both outside and inside, where color is important. In the interior corridors you can find different materials from the most primary ones such as wood and stone to modern materials, which together with the lighting create a disconnected atmosphere so you can relax after spending the day visiting the city.

It has an outdoor pool overlooking the city and a rooftop restaurant. This hotel is for adults only.

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2.- Hotel Majestic

Located in a French neoclassical building that has become one of the emblems of the city in the exclusive Paseo de Gracia, this 5 * luxury hotel in Barcelona will not leave you indifferent. The hotel was opened to the public in 1918 but it was in 2013 when it underwent an ambitious renovation project that has made it a benchmark of elegant and timeless style.

Its privileged location will allow you to visit the main attractions and the city center within walking distance. And enjoy the boutiques of the best brands in the same promenade where the hotel is located.

In the hotel's facilities there is an excellent art collection where you can find works of significant artists such as Tàpies or Chillida among many others.

The interior design of the rooms is classic and timeless, with light colors that evoke purity and relaxation. The hotel has a rooftop pool overlooking the city center, spa and two restaurants, a bar and a high quality breakfast and brunch service.

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3.- Hotel Condes de Barcelona

It is located on the prestigious Paseo de Gracia, in the heart of modernist Barcelona and main commercial artery of the city, just minutes from the historic center. In front of the hotel you will find Gaudi's La Pedrera, one of the most significant and emblematic buildings of the city.

It is a boutique hotel, which occupies a former mansion of the nineteenth century, expanded and rehabilitated. With an interior architecture worth visiting as it combines the modern and functional with the art and uniqueness of the past.

One of the main attractions of this hotel is the Alaire Terrace, located at the top of the building and open to the public, where you can have a drink or a meal with incredible views of the city without having to stay at the hotel. To access the terrace you have to go through the hotel lobby, where you can enjoy its interior architecture, its interior design and elegance. It is worth stopping to observe the impressive white spiral staircase that fills the central space. A circular space in which the decoration makes the elevator ride to the terrace an experience.

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4.- Hotel W

On the seafront, next to the Barceloneta promenade is this hotel, located in a building from 2009 with 98.8m high, designed by the renowned architect Ricardo Bofill.

Also known as the Vela hotel, due to its particular structure as it is shaped like a ship's sail, this architecture makes it blend in perfectly with the landscape, being on the seafront, it gives the feeling of being a huge ship sailing along the coast.

One of the main features of its facade, in addition to its shape, are its glass windows, which completely cover the facade of the hotel creating a huge reflection.
The building that houses the hotel has become one of the most emblematic of the city, forming part of the famous skyline of Barcelona.

The hotel has 5 restaurant/bar areas where you can have a drink or taste its gastronomic offer with unbeatable views of the Mediterranean Sea and an exquisite decoration in each of the spaces.

The interior design of the rooms is modern and simple, in which the main protagonist is the view from the large window that presides over the room.

The hotel has a gym, spa, swimming pool and other services, one of the most complete in the city where you can find calm and party in equal parts.

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5.- Yurbban Passage Hotel

Very close to Plaza Catalunya, in the heart of the city center is this eco hotel with "Biosphere Destination" certificate where careful and sustainable tourism is practiced.

The mission of this hotel is to offer you the experience of living the city as an authentic native and for this they bet on the talent of local producers and gastronomy, as well as support local artists to dress their facilities.

The hotel has a space for meetings and activities called Kitchen Lab, in which there is a professional kitchen where you can do workshops, but also offers an area in which to conduct business meetings. With a clear and bright decor that make this an incredible space.

Its services include the spa, a space of calm in which the interior design is pure harmony of tones and the rooftop pool, a cozy space located on the top floor of the hotel where you can enjoy some of the best views of Barcelona.

As for its decoration, warm colors combined with dark notes predominate, giving a sober and elegant atmosphere to the spaces, both corridors and rooms, in which natural light plays a very important role to achieve a sense of calm and tranquility.

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6.- Hotel El Palace

In the heart of the city in the middle of Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, this hotel opened in 1919 and located in a historic building, formerly known as the Ritz Hotel, is a 5* Grand Luxury establishment that has hosted great personalities of history, from monarchs, aristocrats, artists, musicians ... in which no detail is missing.

It has 120 rooms and suites, each with its own special charm, of which the Art Suites are worth mentioning, emblematic rooms that bear the name of each of the personalities who stayed in them and who in some way have left their mark on the hotel and this is reflected in the interior design of each one of them.

The hotel offers a wide variety of culinary and gastronomic experiences and it is not necessary to stay at the hotel to enjoy them, from breakfasts, vermouths and cocktails to the best gastronomic experience in its Amar Barcelona restaurant.

It is worth the experience to have a drink in its rooftop Garden, a 1,500m2 garden terrace inspired by a romantic garden. On weekends you can enjoy a magnificent brunch or a party with a live DJ in the evening.

A hotel that beyond luxury, offers incredible experiences in a unique enclave of the city.

7.- Sir victor hotel

A stone's throw from Paseo de Gracia and Diagonal, on Rosselló street, we find this hotel with spa, gym, rooftop pool and two restaurants, one of them MR PORTER, a famous restaurant from Amsterdam that has decided to debut in the city in the facilities of this central hotel in Barcelona offering a wide gastronomic offer.

The rooftop of the hotel hosts a bar-restaurant with pool from where you can see the Casa Mila and the Sagrada Familia. You can access without staying at the hotel and relax with a cocktail overlooking or enjoying their live DJ sessions on weekends. And enjoy an urban oasis in the heart of Barcelona.

The rooms have a modern, elegant, minimalist and contemporary design. They are spacious and with natural light, the perfect place to relax after a day of walking around the city.

This hotel in Barcelona has all kinds of services to enjoy an incredible experience during your stay in Barcelona.

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8.- Hotel 1898

The 1898, is located on Las Ramblas, in the heart of Barcelona and its excellent location allows both a quick and direct access by public transport as well as walking to visit the main attractions of the city such as: Las Ramblas, La Boqueria, El Liceo, Plaza Catalunya Paseo de Gracia, La Catedral or Colón among others.

This hotel is a real gem, located in the old building of the General Tobacco Company of the Philippines built in 1881. In 2005 the building was renovated to give way to Hotel 1898, a unique hotel with its own personality and colonial style.

In each of the rooms and areas of the hotel we can see how they have wanted to respect the colonial style also in the interior design, this makes this a cozy, classic, imperial hotel with a unique style that evokes past times.

The hotel has a spa area and a rooftop terrace that give it the most modern touch, in which the style is completely different from the interiors and rooms of the hotel but does not disappoint. best hotels barcelona

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9.- The Hoxton Poblenou

Located in the neighborhood of El Poblenou this hotel in Barcelona is part of the area that was the industrial core of the city, which in recent years has been the place chosen by artists and designers who have been located in the old factories and warehouses. It is the most creative and alternative area of Barcelona where you can find concept stores, art schools, cafes and galleries with lots of charm.

The hotel has 240 rooms with terracotta floors and soft patterns that make you feel at home with a Mediterranean ambiance, unique headboards and handcrafted radios and art pieces that dress the rooms add a very cozy touch.

It has an innovative culinary offer with its Tope restaurant, a poolside taqueria where you can enjoy tacos and margaritas with a view, and also a space called Four Corners where Detroit-style pizza is served on the terrace all day long.

A different, creative and innovative offer with a lot of soul, style and good taste.

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10.- Iberostar Selection Paseo de Gracia

This hotel in Barcelona is located in a neoclassical building, located in the center of the city, in Paseo de Gracia with Plaza Catalunya. Its neoclassical exterior contrasts with the modernity and design found in its interiors that fuses a unique decoration with artistic details throughout the hotel, such as a large mural that you can find in the courtyard created by urban artists Boa Mistura.

One of the most spectacular views of the city skyline can be seen from the rooftop pool. There is a bar where you can have a drink while enjoying views from the heights of Barcelona, Plaza Catalunya and Paseo de gracia, without having to stay at the hotel.

The hotel rooms are spacious, and with a carefully designed interior design, light colors and touches of vivid details make them a space for rest, tranquility and comfort during your stay in the city.

This hotel is a great option if you want to visit the main attractions of the city on foot without the need to take public transportation, since its unbeatable location makes it easy to reach the main points of interest in a few minutes on foot. As well as the main shopping offer of the city.

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So much for our ranking of the best hotels in Barcelona. As I said before, this is just our selection and I hope you liked it. If you are looking for a hotel in Barcelona, I encourage you to see our ranking of the best hotels in Madrid.

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