My 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona (2024)

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You’re probably wondering what are the 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona. Packed with stunning Gothic architecture, superb restaurants, and hip bars and clubs, Barcelona is often regarded as Spain’s coolest city.

Here is my personal selection of the top boutique hotels in Barcelona:

Not surprisingly, there are plenty of boutique hotels with serious cool factor throughout the Barri Gòtic, El Raval, and Eixample neighborhoods.

To create this list I kept in mind the following factors:

  • Location. There’s a mix between hotels in the hub of town and others in quieter areas of the neighborhood. Some have restaurants, bars and shops right on your door step, while others are next to not-to-miss highlights.
  • Quality. Staff able to cater to the needs of each guest, an intimate setting, and an management focused in taking special care with even the smallest of details, are essential features.
  • Budget. Often the determining factor in choosing the right hotel for you, so I look for properties that offer the best value for their prices.
  • Style. Several have more personal touches and be more intimate or homely, whereas others are often unique in style and architecture.
  • Amenities. The experiences and amenities the hotel offers can make a big difference.

Check out my expert picks for the 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona and choose the one that suits you best.

My 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona

Radisson Blu Barcelona 1882

Located in the Sagrada Familia district, right next to the famous monument, Radisson Blu Barcelona 1882‘s ideally placed to explore the city’s best sites.

The rooftop terrace features stunning views of Sagrada Família, a bar with trendy seating, and an outdoor pool. The design is very chic and modern: geometric tiles, iron shelves, lots of greenery everywhere, and coffee tables to have a delicious breakfast while enjoying the jaw-dropping views. Oh, did I forget to mention that there is also a pool with sun beds where you can relax?

Nature and geometric shapes are the basis of the hotel’s decoration. The functional and silent reading and work areas are located next to the reception.

The rooms have a contemporary and cosmopolitan design, reminiscent of modernist geometries, such as the plaid of the bed and the textures of the different materials. You’ll just love it as it’s one of my favorite boutique hotels in Barcelona.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • The rooftop terrace is just outstanding.
  • Cozy and local common spaces.
  • Exceptional location just two blocks from Plaça de la Sagrada Família.

Hotel Casa Camper

Considered one of Barcelona’s premier boutique hotels, the premises are in a typical 19th-century Gothic building. It’s located in the Raval area, between Las Ramblas and MACBA art gallery, only a 3-minute walk from Plaça Catalunya.

With atypical living spaces that maximize modern urban living, Casa Camper has a fresh and funky feel. It offers a range of complimentary services, but my favorite one is a 24-hour snack area including free water, soft drinks and coffee, as well as sandwiches, salads, soup, sliced fresh fruit and desserts.

Hotel Casa Camper‘s 25 rooms range from the minimalist standard rooms, to the larger suites with in-room living and work spaces. The bedrooms face a quiet backstreet while the private lounge rooms are located across the hall.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Right in the middle of busy district and yet so quiet and peaceful.
  • Professional, extremely nice and very helpful staff.
  • A rooftop deck with self-serve bar.

Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa

Housed in a meticulously restored former textile factory, where iron window frames, brick walls and support columns attest to the building’s industrious beginnings, nowadays the hotel is resolutely committed to a life of leisure. Definitely a great choice among boutique hotels in Barcelona!

You’ll love both the roof terrace, with its bar, plunge pool, and magnificent views, and the elegant vegan spa, complete with massage jets and two treatment rooms.

Rooms at Yurbban Passage Hotel & Spa are superbly designed to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible. They are spacious, airy, and feature wood panel decor in a minimalist style. All the rooms have a pillow menu, a kettle and complimentary teas, several streaming services, a Nespresso machine and many other amenities.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • The in-house, adults-only vegan spa with water circuits and a spa pool.
  • Rooftop plunge pool and terrace with loungers and incredible city views.
  • This property simultaneously makes you feel at home and in Barcelona.

Hotel 1898

This upmarket hotel is housed in a historic and colonial-style 19th-century building directly on Las Ramblas avenue. After a busy day sightseeing, the hotel’s rooftop terrace with its wood-decked pool and breathtaking vistas, is the perfect spot to unwind on a sumptuous daybed. My favorite option is to enjoy its relaxing spa that was once a coal vault.

The service is just marvelous. It’s this level of service being so inconspicuous that your barley notice it which makes a real difference. The staff is simply “there” and takes care for everything without making you noticing it.

Each room at Hotel 1898 provides a warm and tranquil space in which to relax with colonial inspired decor. Some suites boast terraces with spectacular views.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • A well-run oasis in the middle of hectic Las Ramblas.
  • Impressive roof terrace, with its large heated pool and 360º views of the city.
  • Old-school luxury hotel feel.

Sixtytwo Hotel

The Sixtytwo Hotel is located at (you guessed it) number 62, in a historic Modernista building that once housed an aristocratic Catalan family. This makes it a unique option among boutique hotels in Barcelona.

One of my favorite features of Hotel Sixtytwo Barcelona is the corner bar, which is free for guests to use. This cocktail lounge is open every afternoon and night – definitely a cool feature and it’s a great place to relax after a long day of sightseeing. They serve complimentary flavored water, tea, coffee, and even cava (local sparkling wine) during happy hour!

Whether looking out over the inner courtyard of the Eixample or the breathtaking Paseo de Gracia, the pleasant and spacious rooms will guarantee that your stay in Barcelona is memorable. All are decorated with a modern and minimal aesthetic with a nice and unexpected touch only a few boutique hotels in Barcelona have.

3 reasons why you’ll love it:

  • Super friendly staff more than glad to assist with recommendations.
  • The service here is attentive and intimate.
  • The breakfast is definitely a hit – tons of delicious options to choose from!

Map of the top 5 boutique hotels in Barcelona

As always, you have all the information on a specific map of accommodation in Barcelona.

And don’t forget that you can use this map at home and while you’re traveling in Spain. You have all the details on how to do so on the Spain Traveller maps page, where you also have links to all the other maps.

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