An enchanting seaside city, Barcelona is the capital of Spain, offers visitors endless cultural experiences, storied architecture, and a world-class culinary and nightlife scene. Barcelona offers a wide range of accommodations from luxury hotels to charming romantic bed and breakfast inns.
1.Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection
© Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection
Housed in a 19th-century neoclassical style building, the Cotton House Hotel is known for its lavish décor and elegant service. This historic hotel features much of its original architecture including intricately designed ceilings, a grand marble staircase, and the famed 1957 suspended spiral staircase. Their stately 83 guestrooms are opulently decorated and offer a cozy, welcoming environment. Each room is decorated in a chromatic combination that includes white, sepia, and black, evoking a delicate softness and natural comfort. Three-hundred thread count Egyptian cotton sheets, honeycomb bathrobes and slippers, and plush towels are just a few of the rooms’ upgraded amenities.
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 670, Barcelona, Phone: +34-934-505-045
2.El Palauet Living Barcelona
© El Palauet Living Barcelona
Six splendid suites are offered at this lavish, ultra-romantic hotel located in the heart of Paseo de Gracia. Glorious mountain and city views can be seen through floor-to-ceiling stained glass windows. Each light, airy suite includes two bedrooms, separate dining and living rooms, full kitchen, stucco ceilings, ornate balconies, and a personal attendant who will prepare a sumptuous breakfast en-suite. Suites are equipped with Bluetooth technology, Smart TVs, Japanese toilets, and Wi-Fi. The rooftop bar and Jacuzzi are idyllic spots for cuddling. A couple’s massage at the on-site spa is the perfect way to end a marvelous vacation.
Parreig de Gracia 113, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-932-180-050
3.Gran Hotel La Florida
© Gran Hotel La Florida
Nestled atop Tibidabo’s Hill, Gran Hotel La Florida is known as one of the best luxury resorts in Barcelona. Conveniently located just twenty-minutes via the hotel’s complimentary shuttle from the city’s center. The hotel seamlessly infused history and luxury into its design providing its guests with a taste of Mediterranean lifestyle. Gran Hotel’s Art Nouveau-style guestrooms feature creamy colors, oak wood floors, and luxurious contemporary fittings and furnishings, as well panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. They also offer eight Design Suites with themes, such as Japanese and Guatemalan. They are equipped with either a Jacuzzi tub or a private terrace. Outdoor hammocks, a poolside bar, and their Lobby Lounge are just a few of the hotel’s on-site amenities.
Ctra Vallidrera al Tibidabo 83-93, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-932-593-000
4.Grand Hotel Central
© Grand Hotel Central
Located in the heart of Barcelona near the legendary Gothic District, the Grand Hotel Central is a five-star luxury hotel featuring elegance and style with upgraded amenities. There are 147 resplendent guest rooms and suites boasting a modern design. Room amenities include mini-bar, tea infusion set, Nespresso coffee machines, Loewe flat-screen televisions, and two-person deep soaking bathtubs. Hotel amenities include their popular infinity pool, their Mediterranean-style restaurant – City Restaurant, and Skybar with its all-day dining and wide selection of signature cocktails. Guests can also expect a fitness center, Wellness Suite, and Thermal Suite.
Via Laietana, 30, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-932-957-900
5.H10 Catalunya Plaza Boutique Hotel
© H10 Catalunya Plaza Boutique Hotel
Situated on Placa Catalunya in the center of Barcelona, H10 Catalunya Plaza Boutique Hotel is housed in a completely renovated 19th-century building boasting 46 guestrooms. The hotel’s interior décor is a gentle balance between vintage and modern. All rooms include a shower, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, mobile docking station, and mini-fridge. Rooms have either wrought iron balconies providing enchanting courtyard views, or private wooden decks with inviting loungers. A fabulous à la carte breakfast is available in the 1892 Restaurant. Couples may cozy up in the charming Library Bar or visit the Coffee Boutique for snacks. The blissful Garden Terrace is a superb spot for sharing an evening cocktail.
Placa Catalunya, 7 E-08002-Barcelona Centre, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-933-177-171
6.Hotel Actual Boutique
© Hotel Actual Boutique
This highly desirable, yet affordable three-star hotel is in close proximity to all public transportation in Paseo de Gracia. Couples will enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi, free tea and coffee every afternoon, a minibar, and flat screen TV in every one of the 35 guest rooms. The large Junior Suites offer king-size beds, stunningly ornate ceilings, and private balconies perfect for sharing a coffee and reminiscing. A delectable breakfast buffet is available. Online booking specials may provide a complimentary breakfast and late check-outs. Room service is offered for those wishing to remain snuggled in the cozy beds.
Calle Rossello 238, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-935-520-550
7.Hotel Casa Camper
This dream venue is the quintessential home base for couples to explore the city. The Museum of Contemporary Art, Plaza Cataluña, Opera el Liceo, and a host of other attractions and shops are nearby. Minimalistic, yet charmingly decorated, most of the 30 rooms and 10 suites offer flat-screen TVs, comfortable hammocks, vertical hanging gardens, enchanting balconies, and sofas. A variety of tasty dishes are available 24 hours a day at the 'temtempie". The serene terrace affords bewitching views of the city below. For more lively entertainment, couples will enjoy jazz music, cocktails, and various games at the Dos Billares Bar.
Calle Elisabets 11, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-933-426-280
8.Hotel Cram Barcelona
© Hotel Cram Barcelona
Completely refurbished in 2014, this sophisticated location offers 57 standard rooms, most of which include balconies or intimate terraces to create a romantic atmosphere. Accommodations offer guests choices among Standard, Superior, Executive, Privilege, and Suite. The suites provide an intimate Jacuzzi for couples to share. All rooms are furnished with LCD TVs, Wi-Fi, soundproofing, and a minibar. The intimate Mareva Cocktail Bar is ideal for casual conversations or celebrations. Couples will adore the scrumptious breakfast buffet at the Anemos Terrace Bar, which is located near the pool and solarium. Appetizers, tapas, and other informal cuisine for sharing is offered at the on-site restaurant.
Calles Aribau 54, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-932-167-700
9.Hotel DO: Placa Reial
© Hotel DO: Placa Reial
Foodies will fall in love with this hotel. Its signature restaurant is a true gastronomic delight. All menu offerings at the historic five-star Hotel DO: Placa Reial are meticulously planned down to the tiniest detail, and are based on local, seasonal delicacies. Renovated in 2011 and offering 18 opulent suites, each room is exquisitely decorated in soothing, neutral tones. Room levels include Individual, Double, Superior, El Terrat and Junior Suite. Suites provide couples with an à la carte breakfast and a seductive Jacuzzi. All guest rooms include free Wi-Fi, plush bathrobes and slippers, a minibar, and access to the pool, terrace, sauna, and peaceful solarium.
Placa Reial, 1, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-934-813-666
10.Hotel El Palace Barcelona
© Hotel El Palace Barcelona
This venue is tailor-made for art lovers. Nestled in the heart of Barcelona, this five-star hotel offers 120 guest rooms and several notable suites, including one that was home to the famous artist, Salvador Dali and his wife for an extended period. The Salvador Dali suite includes a canopy bed, and the Roman bath used by Dali himself. Guest rooms offer a dressing room, plus separate bathtubs and showers. Restored antiques and original architecture grace all rooms and suites. Depending on the season, couples may enjoy the Winter Garden Restaurant or El Palace's rooftop terrace with mouthwatering tapas and cocktails poolside.
Placa Reial 1, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-934-813-666
© Hotel Espana
Located next to the La Boqueria Market, and a five minute walk from Plaza de Cataluna, Hotel Espana offers 82 delightful rooms. This lively location gives couples the opportunity to leisurely explore endless shops, admire gorgeous flower stalls, consider one-of-a-kind offerings from street artists, and enjoy a cappuccino or cocktail from a local café while listening to street musicians. The hotel’s pleasant on-site solarium provides reclining loungers for relaxing moments spent together. An open-air rooftop pool offers an amazing view of Cuitat Vella. Culinary delights such as tapas, sandwiches, and salads await at the Alaire Ramblas terrace.
Sant Pau 9-11, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-935-500-000
12.Hotel Murmuri Barcelona
© Hotel Murmuri Barcelona
This magical four-star hotel is located in Rambla de Cataluna, and is close to fantastic shopping and restaurants. Five tiers of service are offered in its 53 guest rooms and two elegant suites. All accommodations offer flat screen TVs, minibars, iPod docks, free Wi-Fi, room service, and luxury toiletries. Couples may share tantalizing local and seasonal dishes, or sample original handmade cocktails at the Bar Marfil. The alluring terrace is open until midnight and is idyllic for a cozy, romantic dinner, casual lunch, or healthy breakfast. Apartments are also available for rent, including Penthouse and Terrace options.
Rambla de Catalunya 104, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-935-500-600
13.Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux
© Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux
Hotel Neri Relais & Chateax has 22 distinguished accommodations in the old Jewish Quarter. Rooms include custom features such as gold and silver murals, quartzite-finished bathrooms, and high-end linen and pillow selections. Luxury amenities like Molton Brown toiletries and complimentary herbal teas can be found in each room and suite. Couples can enjoy hand-crafted cocktails into the early morning hours at the Lounge Bar. The on-site restaurant has delicacies on the menu that will delight the senses such as fresh oysters from Normandy, handmade cheese, truffle ravioli, and seaweed tacos. Apartments are also available for longer stays in the adjacent building – Casa Neri.
Carrer de Sant Sever 5, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-933-040-655
14.Hotel Praktik Rambla
© Hotel Praktik Rambla
Located in the center of the city and easily accessible by public transportation, Hotel Praktik Rambla offers 43 cost-effective guest rooms at four different levels. Although there is no full breakfast available, complimentary coffee and croissants are provided every morning. The endearing outdoor terrace with its casual loungers and comfortable sofas is a cheerful location to unwind and enjoy a bite to eat. Renovated in 2009, this venue is a festive combination of tradition and modernity. Activity-seeking couples can rent bicycles for self-guided adventures through this amazing city. Airport transfers may be arranged through the 24-hour concierge.
Rambla de Catalunya 27, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-933-436-690
15.Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona
© Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona
Situated on Paseo de Gracia, this exquisite hotel offers accommodations in Deluxe, Executive, Suite, and Penthouse options. Couples seeking top-tier service may book the Penthouse Royale which includes round-trip airport transportation, a king-size bed, a Jacuzzi, an exclusive terrace, and 24-hour butler service. The Romantic package may be added for the ultimate couple’s vacation, and includes Deluxe accommodations, rose petals on the bed, champagne at the rooftop bar, and late check-out. For an intimate dining experience, guests may request 24-hour in-room service, or join other diners at one of the hotel’s many bars and restaurants.
Passeig de Gracia 68-70, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-934-881-717
16.Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
© Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
Located near Ramblas on Passeig de Gràcia, this elegant venue offers four decadent levels of accommodations. Some offer stylish balconies or pleasing garden views, and all feature complimentary Wi-Fi, luxurious beds, and spacious bathrooms. The exclusive Penthouse occupies the entire top floor and has optional butler service for discerning couples. Michelin star dining is available at Moments, and all-day dining is offered in the posh Blanc. The Bankers Bar serves evening cocktails. Romantics may stroll through the lush Mimosa Garden, and then visit the Terrat for a perfect candlelit dinner. The spa, pool and salon, are on-site for further relaxation.
Passieg de Gracia 38-40, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-931-518-888
© Monument Hotel
Located on the main retail street, Paseo de Gracia, this eccentric venue is known for its playful "Seven Sins Packages", which include Lust (with champagne, roses, chocolates, lustful toys, and stories), Sloth, Gluttony, Wrath, Envy, Greed and Pride themes. The elegant 84 rooms and suites feature king-size beds, free Wi-Fi, and access to a delicious breakfast buffet. For extra pampering, couples may book a variety of treatments at the luxurious spa or simply relax by the terrace pool. The on-site concierge will attend to guests’ every need. There is a 24-hour gym and florist on site for added convenience.
Passeig de Gracia 75, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-935-482-000
© Ohla Barcelona
Situated on the site of a former palace, couples are treated like royalty at the five-star Ohla. All 74 guest rooms feature free Wi-Fi, a minibar, and an iPod dock. Couples may repose on the picturesque rooftop terrace, or cool off together in the shimmering pool. For the ultimate view, the Penthouse Suite occupies the top floor and includes two bedrooms, living and dining room, and privacy terrace – an idyllic setting for an intimate breakfast for two or after-dinner cocktails. Dining options include the Michelin star restaurant Caelis, tapas and small plates at La Plassohla, and the wine bar, Vistro 49.
Via Laietana, 49 Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-933-415-050
© Ohla Eixample
This brand new five-star boutique hotel is located in the Eixample district in Barcelona. Its astonishing facade, based on Vivaldi's Four Seasons, is impossible to miss. Couples will luxuriate in modern, elegant guest rooms bathed in mocha and cream colors, which are available in six levels. The Penthouse is grand and spacious, and offers splendid views of the city. Couples will find serenity and peace at the heated, rooftop pool and lush garden patio. For those seeking more adventure, guided culinary and cultural tours can be arranged. Fine dining is offered in the Michelin-star Xerta Restaurant, Lobby Bar, and Sky Bar.
Corsega, 289 Eixample, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-937-377-977
20.Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
© Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
The pet-friendly Hotel Pulitzer offers 86 sensational signature guest rooms and suites, which boast magnificent natural materials. The superior Penthouse is a duplex with an astonishing view and offers a terrace perfect for intimate privacy for couples. Gourmet dining options include an array of restaurants and bars, as well as in-room dining options. Health conscious guests may use the gym, hire a personal trainer, practice yoga, or rent a bicycle to explore everything this exciting area has to offer. A pampering in-room massage is a perfect way for couples to unwind after a long day of sightseeing.
Calle Bergara 8, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-934-816-767
21.The Serras Hotel Barcelona
© The Serras Hotel Barcelona
Situated only 15 minutes from gorgeous beaches, the Cathedral of the Holy Cross, and other major attractions, this new five-star hotel offers 28 cultivated room options. The exceptional Grand Suite Mediterraneo has private balconies with mesmerizing views of the sea, a living room, and three bathrooms for added luxury. Couples wishing to venture out may stroll along the Marina Port Vell, visit the Picasso Museum, or walk down to the scenic Barceloneta Beach. The hotel rooftop solarium and terrace are also romantic favorites. Couples may access the lounge and 24-hour mezzanine bar Le Nine to sample Catalan and Mediterranean delicacies.
Passeig de Colom 9, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-931-691-869
© The Whittmore
Guests seeking a quiet, romantic getaway will enjoy this intimate adults only hotel located in the Gothic Quarter. Cozy rooms are available in Tiny, Small, Small Plus, Large, X Large and Suite. All feature natural lighting, marble bathrooms, crisp linens, and luxury toiletries. Couples will adore lazing on the Sun Deck while watching interesting city views. The beautifully landscaped patio serves cocktails and light refreshments, and is ideal for engaging in casual or passionate conversation. The WITTY restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and offers phenomenal regional creations. Evening cocktails may be enjoyed in the bar until after midnight daily.
Riudarenes 7, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-935-500-885
23.Wilson Boutique Hotel
© Wilson Boutique Hotel
This local treasure is the epitome of elegance and grace. It is affordable and easily reached by public transportation. Couples seeking the ultimate passionate experience may book the "Romantic Package," which includes champagne, rose petals on the bed, chocolate truffles, and a complimentary breakfast buffet. Refurbished in 2009, all guest rooms at the Wilson Boutique Hotel feature high-speed internet, LCD TVs, and polished hardwood floors. Couples booking the Attic Suite may luxuriate in a king-size bed, soak in a deep bathtub, and enjoy complimentary snacks from the minibar. Breakfast, cappuccinos, or cocktails can be enjoyed on an intimate, private terrace.
Avenida Diagonal 568, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-932-092-511
24.ANBA Bed & Breakfast Deluxe
© ANBA Bed & Breakfast Deluxe
The captivating ANBA Bed & Breakfast Deluxe is located in Barcelona’s famous Gothic Quarter and is easily accessible by public transportation. Couples can visit the nearby Picasso Museum, stroll hand-in-hand through Plaza de Catalana, or practice their bartering skills at one of the lively markets. Each of the seven rooms is uniquely decorated in rich colors, and includes a variety of amenities, such as restored 19th-century high ceilings and quaint balconies. Couples may rent bicycles or relax in the alluring rooftop garden for a leisurely breakfast or after-dinner cocktails. Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries are offered 24 hours a day.
Ronda de Sant Pere 27, Principal Floor, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-93-302-7333
25.Bagues Hotel Barcelona 5
© Bagues Hotel Barcelona 5
This intimate and historic five-star boutique hotel in the Gothic Quarter is a spectacular choice for art lovers. Each of the 31 rooms features divine pieces of Modernist jewelry from the Masriera family collection. This venue is also near the Museum of Contemporary Art. All rooms are sublimely decorated in ebony, wood, and golden accents and provide a flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi, and minibar. The exclusive balcony of the Jewel Suite is perfect for couples seeking privacy and intimacy. Additional serenity can be found in the sauna, sparkling pool, and terrace, which offers spellbinding views of the city.
Les Rambles, 105, Barcelona, Spain, Phone: +34-933-435-000
25 Romantic Places to Stay in Barcelona
- Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection, Photo: Cotton House Hotel, Autograph Collection
- El Palauet Living Barcelona, Photo: El Palauet Living Barcelona
- Gran Hotel La Florida, Photo: Gran Hotel La Florida
- Grand Hotel Central, Photo: Grand Hotel Central
- H10 Catalunya Plaza Boutique Hotel, Photo: H10 Catalunya Plaza Boutique Hotel
- Hotel Actual Boutique, Photo: Hotel Actual Boutique
- Hotel Casa Camper
- Hotel Cram Barcelona, Photo: Hotel Cram Barcelona
- Hotel DO: Placa Reial, Photo: Hotel DO: Placa Reial
- Hotel El Palace Barcelona, Photo: Hotel El Palace Barcelona
- Hotel Espana, Photo: Hotel Espana
- Hotel Murmuri Barcelona, Photo: Hotel Murmuri Barcelona
- Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux, Photo: Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux
- Hotel Praktik Rambla, Photo: Hotel Praktik Rambla
- Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona, Photo: Majestic Hotel & Spa Barcelona
- Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona, Photo: Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona
- Monument Hotel, Photo: Monument Hotel
- Ohla Barcelona, Photo: Ohla Barcelona
- Ohla Eixample, Photo: Ohla Eixample
- Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona, Photo: Hotel Pulitzer Barcelona
- The Serras Hotel Barcelona, Photo: The Serras Hotel Barcelona
- The Whittmore, Photo: The Whittmore
- Wilson Boutique Hotel, Photo: Wilson Boutique Hotel
- ANBA Bed & Breakfast Deluxe, Photo: ANBA Bed & Breakfast Deluxe
- Bagues Hotel Barcelona 5, Photo: Bagues Hotel Barcelona 5
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