Written by Ash

The 10 Best Luxury Hotels in Barcelona + Custom Advice


At last check there were nearly 30 five star hotels in Barcelona.

That’s a lot of choice. So how exactly does one choose that vacation game-changer and get the luxury hotel experience of a lifetime? For me the answer was talking to travelers and doing a ton of research.

Luckily your job won’t be so strenuous.

Here’s a simmered down list of the best luxury hotels in Barcelona.

Barcelona Luxury Hotels – Before You Book

All the amenities I’ve listed are complimentary. There are additional services available at the hotels for an extra price which can be found by clicking the buttons.

  • Don’t expect to pay less than €170.00 (low season) or €200.00 (high season).
  • During conferences like Mobile World Congress expect prices to go up even higher.
  • All top Barcelona hotels must be booked in advance, with most offering discounts of up to 15% for booking early. Book as early as possible for the best price.
  • Customer service is a top priority at these hotels – make sure you contact them using Booking’s form during reservation with any special requests. They’ll usually do it.
  • WiFi, breakfast, coffee, and concierge services are always included.

If you’re stuck between two choices make sure to check out my article on the best area to stay in Barcelona – usually the neighbourhood is a good tie-breaker.

Also – if you don’t fully need the hotel experience it never hurts to sign up to Airbnb as there are some unique luxurious properties there that you’d never find anywhere else.

Still stuck? Write me in the comments below and I’ll respond with custom advice.

How to Get the Best Price on Hotels in Barcelona

I always suggest using – the world’s biggest online hotel booking site.

Not only can you reserve your hotel with no money down in only two minutes, but they offer the best prices in the business – and if you find a better one they have a price match guarantee.

For pricing information on any of these luxury hotels in Barcelona click the red buttons below.

Best Luxury Hotels in Barcelona

Hotel Arts Barcelona

☆☆☆☆☆ | Area: Port Olimpic | Carrer de la Marina 19-21 | Metro: Ciutadella-Vila Olimpica

Let’s start strong with this Bang & Olufsen outfitted hotel that’s all about panoramic sea views, contemporary art collections, and its 2 Michelin starred Mediterranean restaurant Enoteca.

Guests have raved about its superior multilingual service, hydro massage showers, and luxury fashion boutique Barcelona shopping options.

You’ll be 100 meters from one of Barcelona’s best beaches with access to Barcelona’s famous Port Olimpic and some of the best restaurants in Barcelona, the world famous Casino Barcelona, and the city’s bumping beachside Barcelona nightclubs right downstairs.

Facilities: spa, gym, outdoor pool, airport shuttle, open air terrace + DJ, business centre.

Nearby attractions: Ciutadella Park, Picasso Museum, the Barcelona Cathedral.

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Majestic Hotel Barcelona

☆☆☆☆☆ | Area: Eixample | Passeig de Gracia 68 | Metro: Passeig de Gracia

Those looking for stylish modernity in a neoclassical building on Barcelona’s most upscale shopping street are in luck. And they’ll even throw in a rooftop swimming pool.

Yes, even though you couldn’t pick a better location for checking off the best things to do in Barcelona there are so many reasons to stay at ‘home’ here: the spacious suites, the sunsets with city views from rooftop bar Dolce Vitae, and the ridiculous attention to detail from staff.

Traveling couples in Barcelona gave it a near perfect 9.6 score.

Facilities: spa, gym, tanning salon, sauna, room service, restaurant.

Nearby attractions: Casa Batllo, La PedreraLa Rambla, El Nacional.

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

☆☆☆☆☆Area: Eixample | Passeig de Gràcia 38-40 | Metro: Passeig de Gracia

This avant-garde luxury hotel takes things to a whole new level with its floor-to-ceiling windows, home theater systems, light wood flooring, and individually designed Corian bathrooms.

Hungry? The hotel’s head chef Carme Ruscalleda is the only woman in the world with 7 Michelin stars. The al fresco rooftop dining in a mimosa garden has great views of the city’s top landmarks.

You’ll also find arguably the slickest of Barcelona’s best bars at the hotel’s famous Bankers Bar.

Facilities: spa, gym, indoor/outdoor pool, tanning salon, room service, restaurant.

Nearby attractions: Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Palacio del Flamenco.

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W Hotel Barcelona

☆☆☆☆☆Area: Barceloneta | Placa de la Rosa dels Vents 1 | Metro: Barceloneta

It’s impossible to miss this sail-shaped staple in the Barcelona skyline – it stands alone along the beach side boardwalk and is one of Barcelona’s architectural marvels.

The avant garde stylings of this breathtaking city and sea view hotel are a hit with celebrities, and evidently the amazing customer service here makes you feel like a VIP as well. Its modern rooms come with iPod docks, chaise loungers, and rainfall showers.

On the 27th floor Eclipse bar is the best cocktail + view bar in the city.

Facilities: spa, gym, indoor/outdoor pool, tanning salon, room service, restaurant.

Nearby attractions: Barceloneta beach, Maremagnum shopping centre, Barcelona Aquarium.

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Ohla Hotel Barcelona

☆☆☆☆☆Area: Gothic Quarter | Via Laietana 49 | Metro: Urquinaona

This contemporary boutique hotel in a heritage building is about as central as it gets. You’ll be able to walk around the city free from using transport or watch the world go by sipping world class sangria and cava by the infinity pool on the rooftop terrace.

The super comfy beds, 40″ flat screen TVs, and massive windows with tons of natural light make this Barcelona luxury hotel more like home than accommodation.

Facilities: spa, gym, outdoor pool, tanning salon, room service, sauna, restaurant.

Nearby attractions: Palau de la Musica, La Sagrada Familia, Picasso Museum, Santa Caterina market.

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Hotel Neri

☆☆☆☆☆Area: Gothic Quarter | Carrer de Sant Sever 5 | Metro: Jaume 1

This super exclusive hotel finds itself spread out over two buildings: one of them being a 7th century medieval palace. Right downstairs is Plaça Sant Felip Neri, the Gothic Quarter’s most secluded and picturesque square.

Inside is an air of sophistication and charm with its relaxing music and sensual aromas. The rooms feature silver and gold murals, quartzite-finished bathrooms (a stone known for health properties), and bluetooth speakers.

One of the few pet-friendly five star hotels. The garden roof terrace is a highlight.

Facilities: room service, library, bar, restaurant.

Nearby attractions: Barcelona Cathedral, Plaça Catalunya, La Boqueria Market.

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Hotel Miramar

☆☆☆☆☆Area: Poble Sec | Plaça de Carlos Ibáñez 3 | Metro: Drassanes

Bored of the cracking sea views by now? Well this is the only luxury hotel that has them from the middle of picturesque gardens atop of Barcelona’s tallest hill: Montjuic.

A bonus here for autumn and winter in Barcelona is the year-round heated pool. The living spaces of the commodity-heavy deluxe rooms and the private terraces of the premium rooms are simple and elegant.

With rooms starting at €185.00 this is the best value luxury hotel in Barcelona.

Facilities: spa, gym, room service, pool, jacuzzi, hammam, restaurant.

Nearby attractions: Poble Espanyol, Sala Apolo nightclub, Maritime Museum.

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Hotel 1898

☆☆☆☆Area: La Rambla | La Rambla 109 | Metro: Liceu

This gigantic colonial style building in the heart of La Rambla is class from top to bottom, and it has even topped my list of Barcelona’s best rooftop bars. So grab a cocktail and get comfy.

The location here simply can’t be beat. If you’re looking for the world within walking distance this is your place. The spacious rooms get super homey with the complimentary bath robes, slippers, and other little luxuries. Then throw in the best hotel spa in Barcelona.

Tourists rated the massive yet quality breakfast buffet as a highlight.

Facilities: spa, gym, room service, pool, jacuzzi, solarium, sauna, hammam, restaurant.

Nearby attractions: La Boqueria Market, Plaça Catalunya, Palau Guell.

HOTEL 1898
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Gran Hotel La Florida

☆☆☆☆☆Area: Tibidabo | Ctra. de Vallvidrera al Tibidabo 83-93 | Metro: Vall d’Hebron

Maybe it’s time we take luxury hotels to the top of a mountain? Really, when it comes to both mountain and sea views Tibidabo Mountain is the best of the best. It’s also packed with a ton of tourist attractions.

If you’re traveling with kids the fresh air, park space, and retro amusement park is a huge selling point. There’s also one of Europe’s most picturesque basilicas. Did I mention the hotel’s oak wood flooring, terraces with hammocks, and marble bathrooms?

Get in the all-year infinity pool, just don’t slip over the mountain’s edge.

Facilities: spa, gym, massage, room service, pool, jacuzzi, solarium, sauna.

Nearby attractions: Cosmo Caixa Science Museum, Camp Nou, Funicular del Tibidabo.

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Casa Camper Hotel

☆☆☆☆☆Area: El Raval | Carrer d’Elisabets 11 | Metro: Catalunya

This design hotel finds itself amidst the galleries and multiculturalism of the lively Raval neighbourhood. The motto here? That luxury lies in simplicity, authenticity, and health.

You’ll love the minimalist design here from space clearing vertical hanging gardens to the mini-lounges with working tables, sofa, and balcony. They also substitute the room mini bar with the forward thinking 24 hour buffet called Tentempié.

It’s also a great green choice with its solar-powered water heating (the hotel uses 50% less water than competitors).

The restaurant Dos Palillos is home to head chef Albert Raurich. He used to be head of house at El Bulli, voted the world’s best restaurant. Here you’ll find delicious Spanish classics with an Asian twist.

Facilities: fitness centre, bar, restaurant, bicycle rental.

Nearby attractions: MACBA, La Rambla, the CCCB.

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Still Searching for the Top Luxury Hotels in Barcelona?

I’ve tried my hardest to get you the best list of luxury hotels in Barcelona but I’m no psychic. If there’s something extra you needed or you’re just not sure about then make sure you drop me a line below.

Happy travels 🙂

  • May 24, 2022 at 12:14 am
    Suzanne Hayward
    Hi there! Love your list of hotels, some already on my list. Have you heard of The Almanac?? any thoughts?
    • May 24, 2022 at 9:36 am
      Team Member
      Hi Suzanne, Thanks for the kind words :) I've heard of Almanac, in fact I've been there once... that said, I don't have any first hand (or even third hand) info about the rooms themselves but I can tell you this - it's arguably the best positioned hotel in the city. It's maybe 25 meters from the airport transport stop, it's 10 minutes walking to Casa Batllo, La Pedrera, La Rambla, Boqueria etc. I've been to the roof terrace and that's fantastic as well. I don't have any reason not to recommend it let's say ;) As for specifics of the hotel you'll have to rely on other reviews unfortunately. Cheers,
  • February 4, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    Mr Peter Champion
    Good day. A very informative site. Thank you. Can you please advise if, in your opinion , the Hotel Castalonia Catedral is a good choice for a reasonably quiet, central hotel. Thank you Peter Champion
    • February 5, 2020 at 10:18 am
      Team Member
      Hi Peter, Having never stayed there myself I can't comment much on the quietness of the place but I can tell you that it's about as central as possible and in a very good area for exploring. I would simply yield to the reviews on a site like Booking to make your mind up on the noise. Cheers, Ash
  • October 21, 2019 at 8:59 pm
    Marcheta Ball
    Thank your for such an in depth and useful site. I am literally not getting any work done. Which I should so I can afford our trip to Barcelona 2020.09.06. With that being said how can I tell which luxury hotel is near the cruise port? I am interested in any lux hotel near the casino and cruise port: HOTEL ARTS BARCELONA? How can I tell? Thank you much!
    • October 22, 2019 at 8:52 am
      Team Member
      Hi Marcheta, Unfortunately the cruise port and casino are in two different areas so you'll have to choose one or the other. Hotel Arts is right above the casino so this would be a good choice. As for the ones near the cruise port I would list Hotel Miramar or Hotel H1898 as the top options :) You can always click on the links above and then click the map function of to get the exact locations. Cheers, Ash
      • April 1, 2024 at 7:13 pm
        Hotel 1898 is on our short list of hotels to stay in, but I have heard Hotel 1898 in the Los Rambles area is very noisy at night. Therefore, it can be bothersome to sleep at night. Is this true?
        • April 1, 2024 at 8:04 pm
          Team Member
          Hi Robbin, Honestly, I haven't stayed there myself but imagine there is sound proof glass. Also, 3/4 of the building doesn't face La Rambla so getting a room in most of the building shouldn't be an issue. I'd check reviews on the Booking page and search for 'noise' - should tell you all you need to know :)
  • April 25, 2019 at 6:07 pm
    Can you advise on Alma Barcelona Hotel - any reviews
    • April 26, 2019 at 9:57 am
      Team Member
      Hi Blanche, I haven't heard anything from readers so all I can do is go on the biggest hotel review database in the world. It appears that it has very high ratings... it has an A+ location rating, an amazing garden and spa, and is known for its super comfy beds. You can get more info on it here. Ash
      • April 26, 2019 at 7:21 pm
        Thank you that was helpful
        • April 27, 2019 at 9:11 am
          Team Member
          No problem Blanche, please let me know if you have any more questions :)
  • April 25, 2019 at 6:06 pm
    any reviews on Alma Barcelona Hotel
  • October 31, 2018 at 4:36 am
    Karen Kacy
    Hello. All very helpful. We are not luxury hotel fans. Looking for something more like a pension - an inn. Something homey. Any recommendations? Thank you. Karen
    • October 31, 2018 at 11:57 am
      Team Member
      Hi Karen, Do you have any particular area and budget in mind? That way I could guide you further... in the meantime I suggest you take a look at my article on the best areas to stay in Barcelona and then click on the buttons when you find a good area. Here you'll be taken to Booking where you can easily sort through the inns by price, date, amenity etc. Ash
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