Barcelona is a city known for its football team, stunning beaches, and delectable cuisine. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit this gorgeous place and it has to be on everyone’s bucket list.
However, when you get to Barcelona, where are you going to stay? There are many beautiful luxury hotels to be found in Barcelona. So many, in fact, that it can get overwhelming when you start looking for one.
With this guide, you’ll be able to see which hotel in Barcelona is perfect for your next trip. Whether you want modern or vintage, constant activity or relaxation, there is a hotel for you.
Best Hotels | Barcelona, Spain
With a range of gorgeous luxury hotels in Barcelona, Spain, you will not be disappointed with any of these on our list. We have curated the best luxury hotels according to style, amenities, and value for money.
Hotel Arts Barcelona
If you look up the words ‘class’ and ‘luxury’ in the dictionary, you’ll surely find a photo of the Hotel Arts Barcelona. With gorgeous rooms, iconic design, and delicious culinary experiences, the Hotel Arts is perfect for anyone who wants to experience the epitome of luxury.
A striking skyscraper of blue glass and steel that towers forty-four floors above sea level, the Hotel Arts stays true to its name. It’s also part of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.
When you step out of the elevator in the lobby of Hotel Arts, you first see their beautiful verdant garden. Only then will you notice the designer furniture, marble floors, and crystal chandeliers. There is even a waterfall outside the ground-level lobby. The hotel’s design is classic with contemporary touches.
The rooms are gorgeous, with a view of the Mediterranean sea. They’re pretty minimalist in design, with king-size beds, and bathrooms with deep-soak tubs and rainfall showers. The complimentary toiletries are from Asprey.
Book one of their Club Rooms to receive a personal butler who is there for your every need. And their penthouse apartments come with your own concierge. You’re also provided with a Mini Cooper for use while in Barcelona.
Between the 42nd and 43rd floors, you’ll find the 43 Spa, which draws inspiration from the Mediterranean sea for its treatments. They have massages and facials using Natura Bissé and many amenities such as an ice fountain, a vitality pool, and a color therapy steam room. They also have a fully-equipped gym and other fitness facilities.
The Hotel Arts has a beautiful terraced garden with an outdoor hot tub where you can relax and have a cocktail. Next to the gardens is a sun-drenched deck with a pool, where you can unwind on a sun lounger and soak up those rays. But the most amazing part is one level up – the rooftop infinity pool. While floating in the water, you have an unobstructed view of the Mediterranean sea and Frank Gehry’s iconic fish sculpture, one of Barcelona’s most famous pieces of contemporary street art.
You are spoiled for choice when it comes to dining. This hotel has five restaurants. For breakfast, you can visit Lokal. They have a lovely garden terrace and a delicious breakfast buffet. For lunch, there is Marina Restaurant. They have a delectable coastal menu that serves dishes with Peruvian, Asian, and Mediterranean inspiration.
For dinner, you simply have to visit the renowned Enoteca Paco Pérez, where two Michelin-star chef Paco Pérez cooks up new flavors, textures, and aromas by balancing traditional recipes with avant-garde accents. He defines his food by the three Mediterranean pillars: wheat, wine, and olive oil.
Quick Tip: For moments during the day when you get peckish, Bites, and P41 Bar & Coctelarium serve delectable quick snacks all day long.
This hotel is pet-friendly and perfect for couples and families. It’s close to some of the local beaches like Nova Icaria beach, but slightly far from the city’s historical center. However, taxis are always available for sightseeing if you’re tired of looking out over the gorgeous Mediterranean sea.
It’s not only the view that makes W Barcelona, although the said view is gorgeous. This hotel itself is a work of modern art. It rises from the brown sand of the Mediterranean like a phoenix, and once you enter the doors, you’ll be embraced by a young and tech-savvy vibe.
W Barcelona is best suited for younger people. It has a trendy ambiance and music everywhere. Not to mention the clubs in the hotel itself are excellent. For those who want to party, this is one of the best Barcelona, Spain hotels.
W Barcelona is fun and fancy and knows the market it’s catering for. Keep an eye out for quirky expressions throughout the hotel. There’s a sign down to Bliss Spa that reads ‘spahhhhh’. Art and fashion are strewn across the hotel like a New York Fashion Week show. The hotel’s design is trendy and modern, with a skyscraper design that easily reminds us of Dubai’s Burj Al Arab.
The rooms are beautiful, with a lounge area to relax in and a super soft and comfortable mattress on the bed. There is even a pillow menu on your bedside table. The hotel gives you a complimentary bottle of water daily, and the minibar is fully stocked with a selection of spirits, champagne, and wine.
Bliss Spa is a luxury escape with a relaxing hammam, sauna, and hot tub. But, the appeal of the hotel is its club scene. The hotel’s rooftop bar, Eclipse, serves everything from traditional to eclectic drinks. W Barcelona even has a private beach club that makes it seem more like a trendy resort than a city hotel.
Breakfast is unique and delicious, with some unusual fruit combinations made into fruit juices (think kiwi and watermelon) and a full spread of pastries, yogurt, local cured meats, and cheeses. The hotel has three different restaurants, FIRE Grill, W Lounge, and SALT restaurant. You won’t struggle to get some fantastic locally made dishes.
The W Barcelona is truly a party hotel suited for younger people, and those still young at heart, who aim for an Ibiza-like experience in Barcelona. It is the most fun of the Barcelona hotels if partying is your thing.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona
The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Barcelona is the perfect place to relax after spending a day in the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. With a chill-out Mimosa Garden, a two-foot-deep wading pool, and even daily High Tea, this hotel is perfect for those who want some rest and relaxation on their holiday. It has an atmospheric setting on Passeig de Gràcia and is conveniently located near the city’s main attractions.
The rooms of the Mandarin Oriental are unique, each individually decorated. A number of the rooms have either a balcony or a terrace. They are decorated in silk, velvet, and leather fabrics, while the color palette features rich green, black, and gold tones.
The spa is a luxurious wellness facility and is the perfect place for some opulent relaxation. There are eight treatment rooms, two of them being couples’ spa suites and two oriental suites. The other four rooms include aromatherapy experience showers. The spa also has futons for traditional Thai massages and individual vitality pools.
Mandarin Oriental Barcelona has a rooftop that ranks among one of Barcelona’s largest and most exclusive rooftop spots. Here you have gorgeous views of the Barcelona skyline and some featured spots in the city, such as Plaça d’Espanya and La Sagrada Familia.
When you’re here, you have to visit the restaurant Moments. Renowned Chef Carme Ruscalleda, one of the most awarded female chefs in the world, is the director of Moments. Her son, Chef Raül Balam, runs the kitchen.
This restaurant offers one of the most innovative culinary experiences in the world. While Blanc restaurant also serves Carme Ruscalleda’s cuisine, it does so in a more casual setting. Both restaurants favor local cuisine cooked with natural, fresh ingredients.
For a more trendy experience, head to Banker’s Bar. Once a bank building, you can see the old metal security boxes displayed above the bar. It’s a popular nightlife spot where you can enjoy the classics such as a Bloody Mary or Whiskey Sour.
The hotel is family-friendly, with a kids’ room and on-call babysitters. It’s also located minutes away from the city’s luxury boutiques and a two-minute walk from the Gaudi-designed Casa Batlló. The Mandarin Oriental truly is an exceptional hotel in Barcelona, Spain.
The One Barcelona
A luxury five-star hotel within walking distance of some of Barcelona’s famous attractions, restaurants, and premier shopping areas, The One is exquisite. Award-winning designer Jaime Beriestain’s interior design exudes class, comfort, and elegance.
There are 88 tech-savvy rooms with art designed exclusively for the hotel by Chilean artist Fernando Prats. The rooms have slick sliding doors that open to a double sink marble bathroom. Wood furnishing, suede sofas, and brass fixtures enhance the room’s design. The king-size bed with an Asian-inspired headboard is one of the most comfortable beds we have ever slept in.
Quick tip: They also have 24-hour room service.
The Despacio spa zone has a Finnish sauna and mini-circuit pool. They also have a 24-hour fitness center. The rooftop terrace features a relaxing plunge pool, a wood-paneled deck, and an adjoining cocktail bar called Mood. And may we say, this rooftop area is a whole mood.
The Somni Mediterranean restaurant serves some of the best Mediterranean-inspired dishes in the area. We recommend you try the avocado roll stuffed with lobster and coconut sauce. It is divine. You can choose between three themed menus, the Catalan-style menu, the Barcelonés-style, or the Healthy option, and à la carte choices for breakfast.
There are two rooms in the hotel fitted for guests in wheelchairs. The hotel is family-friendly, offering baby cots and complimentary supplemental beds for children under twelve.
For a modern luxury experience, The One Barcelona is the place to be. You can hop from the hotel to some amazing Barcelona sights within minutes. This is without a doubt one of the best hotels in Barcelona, Spain.
Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux
Hidden away in a tiny lane in Barri Gòtic, you’ll find the Hotel Neri in Barcelona. Part of the Relais & Châteaux hotel group, this intimate five-star hotel was once a beautiful 18th-century mansion and a medieval palace.
Both of these properties were revamped and now make up the Hotel Neri. The decor comprises exposed stone walls, antique furnishings, gilded mirrors, and elegant chandeliers. If you’re lucky enough to get room 107, you even have a medieval coffered ceiling.
The rooms are small, which doesn’t diminish their beauty. Decorated with richly colored rugs, wooden floors, and quartzite walled bathrooms, these rooms are the peak of antique luxury. The complimentary toiletries are from Molten Brown and come in eco-friendly refillable ceramic pots. Each room has a kettle and a Nespresso machine for those nights you want to curl up with a cappuccino. The deluxe rooms have private terraces with an outdoor tub and shower.
The hotel restaurant is called “a” — yes, that’s it. But with such a strangely unique name comes excellent dishes explicitly made to be shared. The dining room also doubles as a bar, and there are terrace tables on the gorgeous Plaça Sant Felip Neri.
The restaurant also serves as the hotel’s breakfast room, where you can indulge in egg dishes and fruit while having as much cheese, bread, yogurt, and juice as you can consume.
One of the rooms has been adapted for guests with wheelchairs. The hotel makes an effort with families, even providing buggies and baby baths. Children receive their own toiletries and hangers. And at turndown, they receive milk and Oreos. Children up to the age of twelve stay for free.
Hotel Neri in Barcelona is the place for you to experience a beautiful antique medieval feel. We would also recommend this hotel for families due to the emphasis put on making sure children feel at home.
Final Thoughts on the Best Barcelona Luxury Hotels
With so many choices and styles, you can easily find a luxury hotel to stay in that suits your needs. And once that is sorted, you can go sightseeing in Barcelona without care. Perhaps you can visit all of the hotels, and then you can decide which of them is the best hotel in Barcelona.
For one of the best experiences when you go sightseeing, we recommend going on a Barcelona bike tour. It’s an affordable and fun way to see all Barcelona offers after you get settled into your luxury hotel.