My 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona

You are 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.

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 is 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

Hotel Barcelona 1882: Located in the Sagrada Familia district, right next to the famous monument, it is ideally placed to explore the city’s best sites.

The rooftop terrace is just outstanding. 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 will just love it.

Hotel Casa Camper: Considered one of Barcelona’s premier boutique hotels, the premises are in a typical 19th-century Gothic building. It is 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.

The hotel’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.

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.

You will 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 are superbly designed to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible. They are spacious, airy, and feature wood panel decor in a minimalist style.

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 is 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 provides a warm and tranquil space in which to relax with colonial inspired decor. Some suites boast terraces with spectacular views.

Hotel DO Plaça Reial: It has a fantastic location, perfect for walking the neighborhoods of the Ciutat Vella, the oldest part of Barcelona, and two subway stations away from the refined Eixample district.

The hotel occupies a neoclassical building, dating from 1856, that had its interior completely refurbished in the early 2010s while maintaining the façade, the original columns, and part of the stonework. Its interior design is surprising but warm at the same time.

The hotel has 18 elegant rooms, all unique in shape and size and exterior either with views over Plaça Reial or over Las Ramblas. Take into consideration that both can get a little loud at night as clubbers flock in and out of the venues. However, the rooms are nicely isolated to ensure a good night rest.


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 are 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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1. When to visit Barcelona
2. How many days to spend in Barcelona
3. How to get to Barcelona
4. How to move around Barcelona
5. Barcelona hotels: where to stay in Barcelona
6. What to eat in Barcelona
7. What to do in Barcelona
8. Tips to visit the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
9. How to buy tickets to the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
10. Tips to attend a FC Barcelona match
11. How to buy FC Barcelona tickets
12. Day trips from Barcelona


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