10 hotel rooms with a view in Barcelona

1. Melia Barcelona Sky

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Located in the Poblenou district, Meliá Barcelona Sky is one of the tallest buildings in Barcelona, with 29 stories offering spectacular views of the sea and the city. All rooms are equipped with glass windows from top to bottom, making natural light a common fixture for all rooms. For better views, book your room from floor 20 onwards. Book your room: Melia Barcelona Sky

2. W Barcelona

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Any of the rooms of the W Barcelona Hotel will give you the feeling to be floating above sea water. The exclusive 26 story high structure resembling a sail is located right next to the coastline at the end of the Paseo Maritimo and has the best possible views of Barceloneta beach and the harbour. The variety of rooms with outstanding designs is just breathtaking. Book your room: W Barcelona

3. Hotel Arts Barcelona

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Halfway between the coastline, the Olympic Port and the city, the luxurious Arts Hotel has some of the most impressive range of views of all hotel in Barcelona. Starting with Gehry’s Gold Fish in front row from the pool terrace to the breathtaking views of the upper rooms, where many of the Barcelona monuments are ever present. Book your room: Hotel Arts Barcelona

4. Barcelona Princess

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Just minutes away from the Forum and Diagonal Mar shopping center, this contemporary looking hotel offers the best views of northern Barcelona, Diagonal avenue, Agbar Tower and the Forum itself. Don’t miss the spectacular pool deck at the 23rd floor that lets you swim with astonishing views of Barcelona. Book your room: Barcelona Princess

5. Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

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Aimed to urban and young travellers, Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel takes the “live as a native” to the next step, offering its guests only local and fresh products in an atmosphere of great comfort, and design at great prices. Very centrally located near Urquinaona Square, it offers great views of some key Barcelona monuments like the Barcelona Cathedral. Book your room: Yurbban Trafalgar Hotel

6. Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

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Experience the luxury of staying in one of Barcelona’s most elegant and stylish avenues: Paseo de Gràcia. Can you imagine looking out your hotel window and stare at Gaudi’s Casa Batllo? At Mandarin Oriental it’s possible as well as enjoying luxurious treatments, indoor and outdoor pools, the latter with views of Barcelona’s most fashionable street. Book your room: Mandarin Oriental Barcelona

7. Gran Hotel La Florida

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The stay at 5-star Gran Hotel La Florida is so exceptional that you probably wouldn’t care for spectacular views, but on top of all the goodies and high class facilities, this hotel has probably one of the best possible views of all Barcelona. Set on Tibidabo mountain, you can relax with a romantic dinner with Barcelona at your feet. Book your room: Gran Hotel La Florida

8. Hotel Miramar Barcelona

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One hotel that has few rivals concerning astonishing views is Miramar Hotel, a perfect place to watch the sunrise. Set in Montjuic Mountain, it has a fabulous display of views over the Barcelona harbour and the sea, and it’s exceptionally close to many of the big attractions of these area like the Magic Fountain of Montjuic, Barcelona’s Olympic Park and Joan Miró Foundation. Book your room: Hotel Miramar Barcelona

9. Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

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Centrally located in one of Barcelona’s major transport hubs, Plaza España, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza is a natural balcony for the beautiful square, the fountains at Montjuic and the National Museum of Catalonia. If you happen to be a guest for New Year’s Eve or La Merce (Barcelona’s biggest holiday), you can have the privilege of watching the spectacular fireworks from your hotel room or from the outstanding rooftop pool. Book your room: Catalonia Barcelona Plaza

10. Ayre Hotel Rosellon

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This list couldn’t be complete without including this modern 4-star hotel which offers privileged views to Sagrada Familia, Barcelona’s star monument. Start your morning staring at this wonderful Modernista building directly from your bed or take a rest in any of the sunbeds at the terrace with this awesome view. Book your room Ayre Hotel Rosellon

5 Low Cost Hotels in Barcelona

They’re not easy to find, but with a little patience and perseverance, it’s possible to find low-cost Hotels in Barcelona, but there are a lot of factors that need to be taken care of before making a reservation. Is it a good neighborhood? Are there any attractions close by? Is it close to any Metro station? Those questions can only be answered once you know the city beforehand, like us at Barcelona N’ Do, so in order to offer some guidance, we’ve made a personal selection of hotels.

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Barcelona is not precisely inexpensive, quite the opposite, and actually a low-cost hotel by the city center will mean lower quality, so booking in advance and turning to other less centric areas means greater quality and better prices. Barcelona is not very big and as long as the Hotel is near public transportation, most likely you’ll only be a few minutes away of the city center either by Metro or Taxi. Following this formula, we turned to Booking and came up with this choices of 5 Low-cost Hotels in Barcelona.

Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal 

The neighborhoods surrounding Glòries and Poblenou are shifting towards having a new prominence in Barcelona, and this 4 Star Hotel is proof of that. Making an off season search, three months in advance results in a double room for 93€ (104€ with cancellation insurance) , not bad considering that is just three blocks away from Agbar Tower and Glòries Shopping Center, as well as a Metro station. Free wi-fi but breakfast not included (15€ per person) but the area is filled with better priced options for food.

Residencia Melon District Marina

Not quite far from there, we find this stylish student residence with private bathrooms, free wi-fi, laundry and a rooftop pool with cool city views. The price for a double room is about 66€, not including breakfast which costs 4,65€. Nicely located just one and a half blocks from Marina Metro Station, and a few blocks away from the beach and the Ciutadella Park.

Acta Antibes Hotel 

Located in the Eixample District, just minutes away from Sagrada Familia, this simple yet fancy 2 Star Hotel features great reviews which highlight the great location, helpful staff and good relation on price and quality. A double room in off season stands at 81€, plus 9€ for breakfast, however it’s reasonable to pay the same for 2 people in any coffee shop in the neighborhood.

Hotel 4 Barcelona

If the beach is what you’re looking for, you might want to try out this one. Just 5 minutes away from the beach and very close to the Olympic Port, this 4 Star Hotel is a little bit more priced because of some extra features like sauna, steam baths and fitness center, however a double sized room off season can cost an acceptable 100€ (no extra meals included).

Caledonian

If proximity to the city center is essential for you, this one has the right location: 5 minutes away from La Rambla and one block away from Plaza Universitat, one of the stops of the Aerobus before Plaza Cataluña. The double room off season stands at 98€ (no meals included), and for that price you get spacious rooms with views to Gran Vía, free wi-fi and parking available with extra charge, quite reasonable given the privileged location.

Check out these links in order to find more Hotels in Barcelona. If you’re looking for more moderate rates, maybe an apartment or hostel is better suited for you.

Lounge Bars with a view in Barcelona

One of the many things that Barcelona is famous for is the good weather. This fact, added to the wonderful architecture of the city (one of the few in the world with a successful urban planning like the Eixample) make it the perfect place to have a large number of open air terraces.

Many of the new highrises in Barcelona are Hotels taking this concept to the next step, terraces and lounge bars out in the open on the last floor of the structure, taking advantage of the breathtaking views, creating unrivalled sights to the already natural observations points of Barcelona: Tibidabo and Montjuïc.

Condes de Barcelona Hotel/Alaire Terrace Bar

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Taking up the entire last floor of the Condes Hotel in the stylish Passeig de Gràcia, offers privileged sights of La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia, while you can enjoy a light dinner or tapas or just a cocktail in a trendy atmosphere. Open hours from October to May from 17.30 to 2.00 and from May to October, 12.00 to 2.00

Axel Hotel/SkyBar

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One of the most fashionable terraces in town, the SkyBar at the “heterofriendly” Axel Hotel, has the best sights of the Gaixample (Barcelona’s Gay neighborhood). Located on the 7th floor of this trendy Hotel, right by the poolside, opens in June.

W Hotel/Eclipse Bar

Located on the 26th and last floor of the exclusive W Hotel, the Eclipse Bar is not quite an open air terrace. Instead, it’s a cristal wrapped lounge bar that has incredible sights of Barceloneta and the Olympic Port, and the advantage that it’s open all year round. Combines the best cocktails, “bocaditos” and DJ shows.

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Barceló Raval/360º Terrace

Instrumental in the current makeover of El Raval, one of the oldest and more mixed neighborhoods of the city, the 360º Terrace of Barcelo Raval has unique views of Barcelona, above all the Gothic Quarter and the Barcelona Cathedral. Located on the 11th floor, opens from May to October.

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