Hotels in Barcelona fit all budgets and requirements, so it’s worth taking the time to investigate your options. Luxury hotels in Barcelona tend to be located in the city centre or along the seafront. There are also plenty of cheap hotels in Barcelona city centre, next to the beach, and near the main sights. Before booking a hotel check the exact location, as some definitions of “near the beach” and “a few minute’s walk to the Ramblas” might not square up to your own expectations.
Additional details to consider that indicate a good value hotel deal are breakfast, free internet, and free use of sports facilities or games rooms. In recent years Barcelona has developed a thriving hotel bar culture, especially in the summer when the terraces of many 4* and 5* hotels are open to non-guests who dress up, sip cocktails, and soak up the chic and modern ambiance. If you’ve already seen the Sagrada Familia and the rest of the Barcelona Top 10, and are after a relaxing city break rather than a whirlwind of seeing, doing and experiencing as much as possible then it might be worth considering upgrading to one of these “fashionable” hotels. And there’s some great deals to be had out of season.
Advance hotel booking is always recommended, especially during the spring and summer. Barcelona hotels receive a lot of business visitors that come for trade fairs and congresses throughout the year; it might be unexpectedly difficult to find a hotel during some relatively off-season weekends, so make sure you don’t get caught out! You can book your hotel room directly through the Barcelona Connect website.