TOP BARCELONA HOTELS

The urban beaches, the Gaudí cathedral, the famous late-night wining and dining — it’s no accident that Barcelona is one of Europe’s most popular destinations. And for boutique-hotel freaks like us, there’s an added enticement: an extremely vibrant hospitality scene. Spain’s hoteliers have long been at the forefront, and here we present a selection of their best work: Tablet’s guide to the best boutique and luxury hotels in Barcelona. Click through for full reviews and reservations.

L’Eixample

Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona

Twenties Art Deco elegance meets modern boutique cool at a modest price, in a location that could hardly be more central.

From $136

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Hotel Market - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Market

Though here the restaurant comes first, with the bedrooms in a supporting role, it’s no slouch as a boutique hotel either.

From $82

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Hotel Omm - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Omm

Modern minimalism at its luxe, meditative finest, Hotel Omm offers an experience that’s nearly as soothing as its name.

From $118

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Granados 83 - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Granados 83

A neoclassical hospital building finds new life as a modern boutique hotel centering around a glass-enclosed courtyard.

From $165

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Hotel Murmuri - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Murmuri

A lush, fashionable oasis of calm in the center of town, a quiet, chic little hideaway just off the Passeig de Gràcia.

From $234

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B Hotel - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

B Hotel

Sleek fixtures and furnishings, cool clean-lined interiors, and a rooftop infinity pool with panoramic Barcelona views.

From $67

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Ofelias - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Ofelias

While it’s among the subtler of Barcelona’s boutique hotels, there’s much to be said for maintaining one’s composure.

From $194

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Hotel CRAM - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel CRAM

While it’s among the subtler of Barcelona’s boutique hotels, there’s much to be said for maintaining one’s composure.

From $123

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H10 Urquinaona Plaza - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

H10 Urquinaona Plaza

Splash out for a junior suite and you’ve got a terrace with views of the city, all the prettier from your private jacuzzi.

From $83

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Hotel Claris - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Claris

Only in architecturally adventurous Barcelona is there a downtown luxury boutique hotel with quite so much artistic flair.

From $161

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The Mirror - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

The Mirror

They’re not kidding with the name — this stylish boutique is a modern monument to all things glassy and reflective.

From $186

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Alma Barcelona - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Alma Barcelona

Timeless charms meet subtle modern flourishes in the Alma, one of Barcelona’s best luxury boutique hotels.

From $284

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Mandarin Oriental Barcelona - L'Eixample - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

Arguably the top luxury-hotel chain in the world, Mandarin Oriental is at its most impressive in its Barcelona installment.

From $367

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La Rambla

H10 Catalunya Plaza - La Rambla - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

H10 Catalunya Plaza

No gimmicks, no tricks, just a stylish boutique hotel that hasn’t forgotten the timeless virtues of hospitality.

From $208

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Mercer Hotel Barcelona - La Rambla - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Points for originality — the Mercer is like a live-in design museum housed inside the walls of an ancient fortification.

From $277

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Arai Hotel - La Rambla - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Arai Hotel

Centuries-old construction contrasts vividly with the contemporary interiors we expect from today’s boutique hotels.

From $277

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Casa Camper Barcelona - La Rambla - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Casa Camper Barcelona

With its split-room layouts and accessibly whimsical style, Casa Camper is among Spain’s most enjoyable boutique hotels.

From $221

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Hotel 1898 - La Rambla - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel 1898

With its split-room layouts and accessibly whimsical style, Casa Camper is among Spain’s most enjoyable boutique hotels.

From $216

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Bagues - La Rambla - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Bagues

Rich leather, hardwoods and gold leaf mark the interiors of this gothic-modern Barcelona boutique hotel.

From $312

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El Raval

Barcelo Raval - El Raval - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Barcelo Raval

Rich leather, hardwoods and gold leaf mark the interiors of this gothic-modern Barcelona boutique hotel.

From $96

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Sant Marti

AC Barcelona Forum - Sant Marti - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

AC Barcelona Forum

It’s a large-scale business hotel, but with boutique-style interiors, and a high-rise tower means unbeatable views.

From $94

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Melia Barcelona Sky - Sant Marti - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Melia Barcelona Sky

Don’t let the high-rise construction fool you: this glassy geometric block is a five-star rock-and-roll pleasure palace.

From $140

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Other Neighborhoods

Via Laietana, Horta-Guinardo, Sarria-Sant Gervasi, Barri Gòtic, Montjuic, Gracia

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona - Vía Laietana - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Grand Hotel Central Barcelona

Combines the scale and efficiency of a business hotel with the textures and colors of a city-center boutique hotel.

From $208

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Hotel Primero Primera - Sarria - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Primero Primera

Owner-operated, and it shows; it’s like visiting an old friend with impeccable taste and a talent for hospitality.

From $222

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Hotel Neri - Barri Gòtic - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Neri

Behind its aged stone walls, the contemporary Hotel Neri is centuries removed from its Gothic surroundings.

From $249

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Gran Hotel La Florida - Horta-Guinardo - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Gran Hotel La Florida

Equal parts city boutique and luxury resort, Gran Hotel La Florida stands on a hill a thousand feet above the city.

From $222

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Olivia Plaza Hotel - Plaça Catalunya - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Olivia Plaza Hotel

It’s proof positive that boutique-hotel innovations have finally entered the mainstream hospitality world.

From $152

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Hotel Miramar Barcelona - Montjuic - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Hotel Miramar Barcelona

A rehabilitated Twenties palace with a view of the port and an idyllic city-park location, now a modern boutique resort.

From $173

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Pullman Barcelona Skipper - Port Olimpic - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Pullman Barcelona Skipper

A combination of sleek contemporary design and professional luxury-hotel service, in the coastal Port Olimpic district.

From $222

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ABaC Restaurant & Hotel - Sarrià-Sant Gervasi - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

ABaC Restaurant & Hotel

A tiny boutique hotel whose rooms do their level best to match the quality of Jordi Cruz’s Michelin-starred restaurant.

From $285

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Ohla Hotel - Vía Laietana - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

Ohla Hotel

Ohla brings a ultra-personalized service and impeccable design to one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods.

From $292

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El Palauet Living Barcelona - Gracia - Boutique Hotel Barcelona.

El Palauet Living Barcelona

Six two-bedroom suites, stunning baroque/modern architecture, and the balconies and terraces certainly don’t hurt.

From $991

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