With its gothic modernism, mysterious origin, and home of the world’s best beach location, it’s difficult to not be intrigued by Europe’s largest Mediterranean metropolis. Whether your interest sparked from its historical landmarks like the Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and the Palau de la Musica Orfeo Catala, the urge to take in world-famous art such the displays at the Picasso Museum, or to enjoy fine Spanish cuisine at Uma’s and the Santa Rita Experience, you want to make sure you’re staying in a room that not only accommodates your overnight needs, but your desire to explore every corner of this Mediterranean gem.
If you’re ready to start planning your Barcelona trip, we’ve got some ideas for the best places to stay.
1.) Be Dream Hostel
Only a year old, this modern hostel is on the rise as it aims to attract tourists with their intense color schemes, modern style, and perfect location for the traveler at heart. Front and center from the Pep Ventura Metro Station, you’ll only be roughly 20 minutes away from Catalonia Square, the large city center full of fountains, statues, and where the five boulevards of La Rambla meet Paseo de Gracia, Carrer de Pelai, and other major avenues which ultimately give you a grand opportunity for the best adventures. View the space here.
2.) Medinaceli Hotel
Ever imagine what it’d be like to sleep like a royal? Then a stay at the wondrous four-star Dukes of Medinaceli Palace will ignite your inner dream. This getaway of stone offers a modern perspective on renaissance architecture. Being in the middle of the gothic quarter, stretching from the seafront all the way to Ronda de Sant Pere, there are many adventures that await you such as visiting the Cathedral or hitting up the Maremagnum for the latest Barcelona fashion. You can see more on the hotel here.
3.) The Luxurious Penthouse – Airbnb
If you’re searching for the perfect place to explore, this lovely penthouse with a private terrace in the center of the quiet Vallespir Street is the perfect place to begin! The wide, scenic surrounding is full of restaurants, fresh fruit stands, and corner cafés along with shops such as Plaza Espana as well as the Mont Juic and Arenas Shopping Mall. Besides containing the area’s best places to shop, you’ll be in walking distance from the Paseo de Gracia, Las Ramblas, and about a fifteen minute bus ride away from the beach!
4.) The Serene Attic & Terrace at an Airbnb listing
Speaking of Paseo de Gracia, the explorer in you will enjoy acknowledging the fact it’s one of the most celebrated avenues in the city due to its fascinating architecture from the 1898 Casa Amatller to the neoclassic Palau Robert building. So it’s no surprise this centric, cozy attic terrace will leave you awestruck. From the 9th floor, you can take in the relaxing view of the sea. The city is yours for the taking with access to the metro railways, taxis, busses, or even by taking in the fresh air on a bicycle ride. View the full Airbnb space here.
5.) Cotton House Hotel
This extravagant hotel is a historical jewel in the heart of Barcelona. Known as the former Cotton Textile Foundation, the hotel has a rich history. It was built by the request of a Catalan bourgeoisie family, before becoming a housing headquarters to cotton producers and services, and finally became refurbished into the magnificent Cotton House Hotel. With interior design by Lazaro Rosa-Violan and an ever-famous 1957 spiral staircase, the sophisticated style gives its guests a comfortable yet classic vibe. The hotel also hosts numerous experiences to increase its wow factor from the opportunity to live like the bourgeoisie to mini cabrio drives.
With all the amazing sight-seeing opportunities, shopping locations, activities, and adventures to embark on, having the right room will help you fulfill your traveling goals and enhance your vacation experience. Which style room would be your top pick?
And if you’re looking for more budget-friendly options, check out our blog post on the best hostels in Barcelona.