There are some stunning places to stay on a Barcelona city break, whether you’re looking to explore this Catalan city for a couples weekender or perhaps on a family holiday or vacation. To celebrate the release of our Go To Barcelona Travel Guide App for iPhone and Android, we’re showing you the very best hotels in Barcelona if you’re seeking a little bit of Spanish luxury during your time away from day-to-day life and work.

As one of Spain’s most popular cities to visit, Barcelona really is a fabulous European destination for a city break. There are just enough things to see and do in Barcelona to keep you occupied throughout your trip, but without feeling like you have to madly dash around the city jumping into anything and everything you find! Some of our personal favourites, which we’d highly recommend are…

  • Marvelling at Antoni Gaudi’s unique design and architecture inside Casa Batlló (more info and cheap tickets here)
  • Al Fresco dining with a hilltop view of the entire city at El Xalet de Montjuic restaurant
  • Exploring the prettiest and most impressive park you’ve ever seen, Parc Guell (more info and cheap tickets here)

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So, what are the best hotels in Barcelona for couples and what makes them perfect for a city break weekender?

During our own Barcelona adventures as a couple, finding the best place to stay in the city is important to us because we like to take the time to enjoy the ambience of our hotel and hotel room, rather than simply dumping our bags and running out the door to explore the city as that often happens! With that being said, here is our top 10 list of the best hotels in Barcelona for couples…

1. Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
24 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: Eixample

A double room at the Mandarin Oriental - Best Hotels in Barcelona
Enjoy a luxury stay at the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona hotel (photo: mandarinoriental.com/barcelona)
Nat at Mandarin Oriental Rooftop Pool Bar in Barcelona
Nat Enjoying a Birthday Drink at the Mandarin Oriental Rooftop Pool Bar. Happy Birthday Nat!

We’ve stayed here! The magnificent Mandarin Oriental is located on Barcelona’s popular Passeig de Gràcia, just 5 minutes’ walk from Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Batlló and Casa Milà (La Pedrera). A spa, rooftop pool & bar, indoor pool, fitness centre, beautiful city views and 24-hour room service are all available at the hotel if you are looking to kick back and relax in pure luxury.

The rooms are light and airy. A home theatre, comfy seating area, a large flat-screen TV, and a CD and DVD player are among the amenities you can find in the Mandarin Oriental’s rooms. There are spacious bathtubs or showers in the bathrooms, with complimentary Acqua di Parma amenities, bathrobes and slippers if you really want to relax and not think about the housework that needs doing back at home!

Moments restaurant, which serves modern Catalan cuisine, and Blanc restaurant, which serves all-day meals, are both located here. Carme Ruscalleda, the only woman to have seven Michelin stars, is the hotel’s head chef meaning you might want to take some time out of your day to stop by and enjoy some excellent cuisine. As we’ve stayed here as a couple, we can confidently say that the Mandarin Oriental was money well-spent and definitely one of the best hotels in Barcelona for a city break.


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2. W Barcelona

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
26 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: La Barceloneta

W Barcelona - One of the Best Hotels in Barcelona
Enjoy Jaw-Dropping Beach and Ocean Views from your W Barcelona Hotel Room (photo: marriott.com)

If you are looking for somewhere a little outside of the city centre, the W Barcelona is a high-end 5-star hotel with a prime location on Barcelona’s “Barceloneta Beach”. The heart of the lively Barceloneta neighbourhood is a 10-minute walk away, but most visitors come for the beach — and the views. The W hotel features some of the best views in the city, extending from sea to city.

The rooms are big and ultra-hip, with modern conveniences such as flat-screen TV’s and high-end bath items. The spa and fitness facility, as well as two restaurants and several bars, are all ultra-modern, well designed and dare we say it?… boujee!


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3. The One Barcelona

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
26 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: Eixample

The One - Best Hotels in Barcelona
Is This Hotel Room “The One” For You? (photo: h10hotels.com)

The One Barcelona GL (Grand Luxury) is the place to be if you want to be right at the heart of the action. This 5-star hotel boasts a rooftop panoramic plunge pool and a sundeck with views of Barcelona. It’s only 100 metres from Antoni Gaudi’s Casa Milà (La Pedrera) and the Paseo de Gracia retail boulevard if you need of a spot of retail therapy on your couples trip.

Pillow top mattresses and Egyptian cotton linens are featured in the bright and attractively designed rooms. Smart temperature management, a smart TV and a media centre with international plug outlets are available in every room. A rain shower, Natura Bissé Barcelona products, bathrobes and slippers are provided as part of the spacious marble bathroom set up.

Somni Restaurant – the hotel’s fine dining room – is available for breakfast and dinner. The hotel also features a seasonal bar, the Mood Bar, located on the rooftop terrace, where guests may enjoy traditional Spanish tapas as well as nibbles and cocktails all day. Our tip here is to head to Mood bar on your way out for the evening to watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand. Bliss!


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at The One Barcelona



4. Hotel Condes de Barcelona

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
24 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: Eixample

Hotel Condes - Best Hotels in Barcelona
Sleep in a Modern Luxury Setting at Hotel Condes de Barcelona (photo: condesdebarcelona.com)

This trendy, modern hotel is located on one of Barcelona’s most recognised avenues (Passeig de Gràcia). The hotel is only steps away from some of the city’s most popular attractions. The 126 rooms at Hotel Condes feature subtle Scandinavian décor with big windows. Who knows? You might even get lucky and be allocated a room with a balcony.

There’s also a wonderful restaurant, a sultry rooftop lounge and a tranquil terrace. We certainly wouldn’t describe Hotel Condes as budget accommodation. However, it’s certainly one of the most cost-effective offerings in the trendy Eixample district. For us, this is the perfect eixample (see what we did there?) of a balance between cost-effective stay, modern design and trend-setting location.


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at Hotel Condes de Barcelona


5. Seventy Barcelona

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
25 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: Eixample

Seventy - Best Hotels in Barcelona
Seventy: Luxury Hospitality Paired with the Personal Charm of a Guest House (photo: seventybarcelona.com)

Seventy Barcelona bills itself as more than a hotel. It’s rather a home in the heart of one of the world’s most beloved cities. The hotel’s vibe is created as a tribute to Mediterranean friendliness, nestled between the exquisite Passeig de Gràcia and the ageless charm of Gràcia’s neighbourhood. It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that combines a guest house’s quality and hospitality with a luxury hotel’s services and amenities.

With a typical cosmopolitan and avant-garde spirit, bright aesthetics, warm customer service, attention to detail, superb food and stylish décor, Seventy would be a great place to stay in Barcelona if you are spending time with another couple and wanted to spend more of your time in a vibrant atmosphere.


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at Seventy Barcelona


6. Hotel SB Glow

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
23 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: Sant Marti

Hotel SB Glow - Best Hotels in Barcelona
This Hotel Room Really Does Have a Glow To It (photo: hotelsbglow.com)

The Hotel SB Glow is a 4-star luxury hotel with contemporary decor and breathtaking rooftop views of the Agbar Tower. It is only 2.5 kilometres from Barcelona’s city centre, in the Sant Marti district’s new neighbourhood. The hotel is well connected, with metro, train and bus connections all within walking distance; making it a great place to stay if you want to be well-placed to explore the city, made easy by our Go To Barcelona city guide app for iPhone and Android.


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at Hotel SB Glow



7. H10 Madison

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
24 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: The Gothic Quarter

H10 Madison Rooftop Pool at One of the Best Hotels in Barcelona
The Rooftop Pool at the H10 Madison Offers Close-Up Views of Barcelona Cathedral (photo: h10hotels.com)

It’s hard not to be impressed when stepping into the reception of the H10 Madison hotel. This newly-opened 4-star upscale hotel in the centre of the city is located about 240 metres from the Barcelona Cathedral. Elegant rooms, a wide choice of dining options including a restaurant and Lobby Bar. The H10 Madison also has an incredibly inviting patio with a plunge pool and close-up views of the cathedral.


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at H10 Madison


8. Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
8 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: L’Hospitalet de Lobregat

Hyatt Regency Tower - Best Hotels in Barcelona
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows Offer Unrestricted City Views at the Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower (photo: hyatt.com)

The Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower hotel – originally known as Hesperia Tower – is located between the airport and the city centre in Barcelona’s new commercial and financial sector. This impressive hotel will be the first skyscraper you see on leaving the airport. This is the hotel to consider if you are looking to spend some time away from it all and take advantage of all of the facilities available here including a fabulous indoor and bar area. It’s also the perfect base if you want to stay close to the airport for logistical reasons.


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at Hyatt Regency Barcelona Tower


9. H10 Marina Barcelona

Hotel Rating: 4-Star ★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
19 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: The Olympic Village

H10 Marina - Best Hotels in Barcelona
Creature Comforts Give a Homely Feel in This Bright and Airy Hotel Room at the H10 Marina Barcelona (photo: h10hotels.com)

The H10 Marina Barcelona is a complete jewel among hotels and can be found just 5 minutes up the road from the Olympic Port, on the lush Avenida Bogatell. As you enter the building through the huge split-level lobby full of classic, almost Grecian-inspired décor – and the peaceful water feature as you glance over the railing – it’s like walking into a haven of tranquillity. The H10 group is well-known throughout Spain for its comfy and charming hotels. It’s worth checking out (or “checking in”) if you want guaranteed comfort when looking for the best places to stay on your Barcelona city break.


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at H10 Marina Barcelona


10. Hotel Miramar Barcelona

Hotel Rating: 5-Star ★★★★★
Distance from Barcelona–El Prat (BCN) Airport:
15 minutes by car or taxi
Neighbourhood / District: El Poble-sec

Hotel Miramar Offers Sweeping Views Over Barcelona
A Classic Hotel Room with Large Windows, Offering Unfiltered Views of the City (photo: hotelmiramarbarcelona.com)

The Hotel Miramar really is a sight to behold. Visiting this hotel is like a trip into the past (in a good way!). A 1920’s Art Deco style building on a hilltop fit for the Great Gatsby. Many attractions are located very close by, including the stunning Montjuïc Castle, a cable car ride, the Miró museum, and botanical gardens. The hotel stands in the middle of it all, looking out over the city giving us breathtaking views as the sun sets over Barcelona. A more unusual hotel for sure, but worth considering if your itinerary draws you into this part of the city.


Visit Booking.com for more photos, availability & the lowest prices for a hotel room at Hotel Miramar Barcelona



Whether it’s the crowds that wander below the Sagrada Familia or the bustling atmosphere on La Rambla, Barcelona is a buzzing and vibrant city where you can find so many hotels to lay your weary head and incredible places to visit in our Go To Barcelona Travel Guide. As you can see from some of our hotel picks above, there is plenty of room to add some luxury to your Barcelona city break or couples weekender. We hope you’ve been able to take a little inspiration from our Barcelona hotel finds and are both ready to grab your iPhone or Android device to start exploring this bustling Spanish city.

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