In this guide you find all the amazing Boutique Hotels in Barcelona for all types of travelers. For families, adults-only, hipsters, and stylish couples.
We even tracked down the best hotels in Barcelona for Instagram!
Use the filters to make sure you pick your right type of hotel.
We handpicked a range of the best Luxury Hotels in Barcelona. You will find a total of 23 beautiful places to stay. We put in all the leg work for you, so you can lean back, pick your best fit and enjoy the city at its fullest.
At the end of this guide, you will find a guide to all neighborhoods and the map with all hotels pinned on.
This makes it easier for you to get an idea of the location. That being said, we also value the location of each accommodation so you find the best places to stay in Barcelona.
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29 Luxury Hotels in Barcelona in Detail
Below we list all these neat and charming luxury hotels you will find in Barcelona.
Enjoy and happy travels!
More hotels we enjoy
By now we hope you have found your answer to where to stay in Barcelona.
Where to stay in Barcelona for first-timers?
Let us introduce you to the different neighborhoods in Barcelona.
They are quite different, and we think it is important to see what kind of experience you are looking for.
Regardless of which hotel you pick and wherever it is located, the public transport and taxis in Barcelona are fantastic and affordable.
The very heart of Barcelona is the Placa Catalunya. From here you can walk Las Ramblas and the shopping mile of Passeig de Gracia. The Placa Catalunya will be your reference point.
Anyway, let’s have a look on all the different areas, and what to expect.
You will see, they all have their pros and cons.
Gothic Quarter (Old Town)
El Born (Old Town)
El Raval (Old Town)
Eixample (Center, the part with the Square blocks)
Sant Antoni (The Hipster Area)
Gracia (Artsy Neighborhood)
Barceloneta (Little Venice at the Beach)
Poble Sec (Montjuic and Placa Espanya)
Poble Nou (a new Area, with a long stretch of beach)
The second beach district besides Barceloneta is called Poble Nou. Literally translated it means “New Village”. This part stretches from Barceloneta a bit more up the North.
You will find more industrial buildings here, big offices, penthouses, new buildings, and even the famous Olympic Village from Summer Olympics in 1992.
We really enjoy Poble Nou.
You are close to the more local beaches like Bogatell Beach, Nova Icaria Beach, Ocata Beach and Marbella.
You also find more hipster restaurants like Can Dende for Brunch and beautiful cafés like Espai Joliu and SKYE Coffee and Co. SKYE coffee is an actual food truck!
El Clot (Local Area)
Moving away from the beach, right behind the Torre Agbar, you will find the small neighborhood of El Clot.
It is really not famous, nor known among visitors. The only reason I am sharing it here, it is a more local area. You can find smaller wine cellar and wineries, known as bodegas.
We like this area for that aspect.
Les Corts (with Stadium of FC Barcelona)
Safety Guide to Barcelona
This section is for you and your safety.
We seriously care about you, and we want you to enjoy our city and not fly back home with a bad taste in your mouth.
Truth be told: Barcelona is a hot-spot for pick-pocketing.
Also true: Pickpockets really only care about your wallet and valuables. Physical abuse is very, very rare!
No need to get paranoid. We will give you simple tips on how you will stay safe.
Simple Safety Tips are:
- Do not walk around with a lot of money in your wallet – use your credit card
- Limit what you carry in general
- Do not leave your belongings unattended e.g. in restaurants and the beach
- Put locks on your zippers
- Keep bags in front of you when on public transport like bus and especially metro
- Pay special attention in the metro and Las Ramblas
- Do not user lockers on the train station – better use the luggage service at the hotel
Hotels in Barcelona are very safe. We haven’t heard of any incidents in any place we recommend. So your accommodation is really your oasis.
Must-Do’s in Barcelona
By now you have your best place to stay in Barcelona for first time. Now it is time to see what to do in Barcelona.
La Boqueria Market
Passeig de Gracia – Casa Batllo and Casa Mila
Luxury Things to do in Barcelona
Here is a list of luxury things to do in Barcelona.
1. Immerse in Culture: A Food Tour
2. Get a Spa Retreat
3. Take a Helicopter Ride
4. Champagne Sunset Cruise
5. Take a Winery and Cava Tour
6. Watch the worlds best football team: FC Barcelona
7. Have a cocktail at the best roof top terrace
8. Airport Pick-Up Service
About Luxury Hotels in Barcelona
You see, the Catalan capital is dotted with amazing accommodations.
You can find anything from neat guesthouses and cool hipster apartments to high-end 5 Star Hotels in Barcelona.
We have handpicked every single hotel in this list.
In fact, Barcelona is our home. We know the city like no other city in this world. We have visited these hotels several times. They are under constant review to ensure you will have a great experience.
Map of all Barcelona Hotels
Last but not least, here is a handy map of Barcelona and all accommodations we recommend.
Below we put all Barcelona design hotels on a map. It makes it always easier to have them summed up on an actual map, right?!
As you can see, the hotels are dotted around the city center. From Placa Catalunya (which is the very heart of the city), to El Born, Gothic Quarter, Gracia, Sant Antoni and Barceloneta.
Please give our neighborhood guide above a read.