10 beautiful luxury hotels in Barcelona

By Katherine Sparshatt,

We’ve chosen our favourite luxury hotels in Barcelona to enjoy the best of what the city has to offer.

Combine good food, sunshine, exploring a new city and days at the beach in Barcelona, the city that seems to literally have it all! And when it comes to where to stay, whether it’s views over the dazzling Mediterranean, a rooftop pool,  or candle lit dinners, we’ve found the best luxury hotels in Barcelona.

A luxury hotel in Barcelona combining history and modernity

H10 Casa Mimosa, Eixample

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This 4-star hotel is the winner of the Spanish trivago Awards 2018 as the best hotel in a hotel chain and will certainly not disappoint!

Set in a 19th-century building, the hotel is designed in a stylish and modern Catalan style. Enjoy the swimming pool and sun loungers available to guests on the hotel’s rooftop terrace, and drink in the views across the cityscape of Barcelona.

Just around the corner from the hotel is the famous building “La Pedrera”, designed by architect Antoni Gaudi. Plaça de Catalunya and La Rambla are also just a 15-minute walk away.


A luxury hotel in Barcelona close to the beach and harbour

Hotel Arts Barcelona, Barceloneta

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Hotel Arts Barcelona has become an iconic part of the city with its unique architecture and glamorous interiors. The luxury hotel belongs to the Ritz-Carlton hotel chain known for it’s incredible service and state of the art amenities.

With a fantastic location right next to the Olympic Harbour and Barceloneta Beach, guests can enjoy views of the dazzling Mediterranean Sea from their hotel room, the pool and even from the sauna on the 43rd floor…

With 5 restaurants, one of which holds 2 Michelin stars, there are plenty of places to enjoy tapas and cocktails before heading out for a night on the town. At the pool bar you can order drinks and light meals all served to you at your pool lounger so you needn’t lift a finger.


A luxury hotel in Barcelona with views of the marina

Hotel Duquesa de Cardona, Ciutat Vella

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Boasting a wonderful view of the marina, guests at Hotel Duquesa de Cardona can enjoy sunbathing and swimming in the rooftop pool high above the city streets. The hotel’s location is perfect for those who want to be right on the beach but also close to popular places like La Rambla and the Gothic Quarter.

The hotel and its 64 hotel rooms are decorated in a stylish avant-garde style that creates a warm and exclusive atmosphere.

The hotel’s restaurant serves Mediterranean food, and in the snack bar, tapas and cocktails are served all summer long.


An iconic luxury hotel in Barcelona

W Barcelona, Barceloneta

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W Barcelona is perhaps the city’s most famous hotel because of its unique architecture and great location on Barceloneta beach. The building, shaped like a sail, was designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill.

The 5-star hotel offers its own restaurants, a welcoming spa, a bar on the 27th floor overlooking the sea and the city, as well as two large swimming pools.

For those who are looking for a party, this hotel is ideal, as every summer the hotel’s WET DECK hosts international DJs for ridiculously cool pool parties.


A luxury design hotel in Barcelona

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This boutique hotel is perfect for those who want to experience Barcelona in a fun design hotel in the city center. The unique flair of the hotel is colorful and futuristic with exciting decor at every turn.

The hotel is located in an area renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture and Gaudi’s most famous building is just around the corner – perfect for those who want a true design experience.

Shopping enthusiasts just have to walk 3 minutes from the hotel before they are on Passeig de Gràcia, which is packed with designer shops. There are also plenty of art galleries, tapas bars, and night spots in the area, so your daytime and nighttime entertainment are completely covered!


A luxury hotel in Barcelona built on an ancient roman city

Mercer Hotel Barcelona, Ciutat Vella

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This 5-star hotel is located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, a short walk from the trendy El Born district, La Rambla, the Boqueria Market and the Picasso Museum.

After a day of sightseeing guests can relax at the hotel’s rooftop pool, or enjoy a Sangria in the charming courtyard surrounded by scented orange trees.

The hotel was built over part of an ancient Roman city and some of the original walls have been integrated with the hotel’s architecture. The hotel’s 28 rooms and suites are decorated in warm and modern tones, with plush fabrics and modern bathrooms.


A luxury hotel in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter

NH Barcelona Barri Gòtic, Ciutat Vella

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NH Barcelona Barri Gòtic is a short distance from Barcelona’s historic old town, within a 15-minute walk of Barceloneta Beach, and around the corner from famous sights such as La Rambla and the harbour.

The hotel consists of 71 hotel rooms, each with its own charming balcony, from which you can enjoy panoramic views of the city.

If you check out on a Sunday, then take advantage of the “Lazy Sunday check-out” which means you can enjoy the hotel room until 3pm in the afternoon – plenty of time to recover after a raucous Saturday night.


A luxury hotel in Barcelona’s city centre

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This 4-star hotel is located in the center of the city at Gran Via, next to Paseo de Gracia and Plaça Catalunya. La Rambla is also a short walk away.

The tasteful décor is modern and colorful and the hotel boasts a friendly/relaxed vibe that is entirely unpretentious. On the roof terrace there is an inviting pool and sun loungers for relaxing on after a long day of exploring the sights and sounds of the city.

In the evening you can enjoy a cocktail in the rooftop bar while watching the sunset over Barcelona’s historic buildings.


A luxury hotel in Barcelona with its own car rental service

OD Barcelona, Eixample

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The OD Barcelona is a newly opened design hotel in the center of Barcelona, which offers a modern and stylish experience in the heart of the city. Enjoy the view of the Eixample district from the gorgeous pool on the hotel’s rooftop terrace.

What’s special about this hotel is that it has its own car rental service, so you can easily hire a small Smart car to zip around the city and to the surrounding beaches.


A luxury Barcelona hotel with a view

Barceló Raval, Ciutat Vella

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This exquisite design hotel features plush fabrics, bright pops of colour and quirky interiors that make staying at this hotel an unforgettable experience.

The hotel comprises 182 hotel rooms and 4 suites, a restaurant, gym, and a roof terrace with pool and 360 ° panoramic city views. On Sundays, the “Raval Brunch” is organized at the hotel with snacks, drinks and a live DJ.

Nearby are the popular Boqueria Market, Plaça Catalunya and La Rambla.