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 blue 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 Booking.com – 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 shopping options.
You’ll be 100 meters from the golden sand beach with access to Barcelona’s famous Port Olimpic and its plethora of quality seafood restaurants and shisha bars, the world famous Casino Barcelona, and the city’s bumping beachside nightclubs right downstairs.
Facilities: spa, gym, outdoor pool, airport shuttle, open air terrace + DJ, business centre.
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 sightseeing and shopping there are so many reasons to stay at ‘home’: the spacious suites, the sunsets with city views from rooftop bar Dolce Vitae, and the ridiculous attention to detail from staff.
Traveling couples gave it a near perfect 9.6 score.
Facilities: spa, gym, tanning salon, sauna, room service, restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
☆☆☆☆☆ | 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.
☆☆☆☆☆ | 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 stays 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.
☆☆☆☆ | 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.
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.
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.
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