Mapplr’s favorite hotels in Barcelona

There are few cities in the world I enjoy as much as Barcelona. It has everything I like in a city: a great beach, art, history, fabulous restaurants and tapas bars, amazing night life, good bookstores, eccentric characters. I have stayed in different parts of town: once at the base of Tibidabo and another time on the Plaza Santa Maria del Mar. I used to swim everyday at the Club Natacio Barcelona on the beach at Passeig Joan de Borbo 93 and indulged in sinful artistic pastries at Bubo (one needs a lot of calories after a long swim).

There are a lot of new hotels and B&Bs in Barcelona to accommodate people like me who love the city and enjoy the Catalan lifestyle (which means eating out late at night, hanging out in football cafes with the locals to cheer on FC Barcelona, shopping in markets such as the Boqueria).

Here are a few of my favorite hotels in Barcelona. If you want to stay outside the city on the beach, head to Sitges or Vilanova i la Geltru.

Ohla Hotel
Via Laietana 49
08003 Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 415 050

Hotel Murmuri
Rambla de Catalunya, 104
08008 Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 500 600

ABaC Hotel
Av. Tibidabo 1
08022 Barcelona
+34 933 196 600

Hotel Barcelo Raval
Rambla del Raval 17-21
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 320 14 90

Hotel 1898
La Rambla 109
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 552 95 52

Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
C/ Bergara 8
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 481 6767

Hotel Prestige Paseo de Gracia
Paseo de Gracia 62
Barcelona, Spain
+34 93 272 41 80

Hotel Market
Passatge de Sant Antoni Abat 10
Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 251 205

Casa Camper
C/ Elisabets 11
Barcelona, Spain
+34 933 426 280

Hotel Omm
C/ Rosselló 265
Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 454 000

Hotel Actual
C/ Rosselló 238
Barcelona, Spain
+34 935 520 550

Hotel Constanza
C/ Bruc 33
Barcelona, Spain
+34 932 701 910

About Esme Vos

Esme Vos is the founder of Mapplr, a travel site featuring boutique hotels, luxury resorts, travel guides and restaurant reviews. You can find her on and Twitter.


  1. My ALL time favourite hotel in Barcelona HAS to be the Arts. It is simply fantastic and whilst the Vincci is nice it comes no where near. +34 93483221000

  2. My favorite in Barcelona above ALL, even Arts is Majestic Hotel 5*GL or their new 4* Murmuri Hotel. They are both superb, location is Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Cataluña.
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  3. It’s such a shame you missed Hotel Neri off your list. A small boutique hotel in an 18th C palace