Looking for the best mid-range hotels in Barcelona? Admission fees to world-class museums, UNESCO World Heritage Sites and bar tabs at nightclubs can turn a trip to Barcelona into an expensive experience.
That is why I am always hunting down hotels that are budget-friendly, while still offering a good bang for your buck. Actually, there are loads of good-value mid-range hotels in the city and they are going up all the time. For little money, most of the mid-rangers are creative originals, blending high levels of comfort with an often-quirky sense of style.
After examining dozens of mid-range hotels in Barcelona, I took into consideration how each stacked up against the competition, from the rooms to the pools to the restaurants.
This is a list of what I consider the 5 best mid-range hotels in Barcelona, in rough order of preference:
Occidental Barcelona 1929: Thanks to its excellent location a few steps away from Plaça de Espanya, you have everything you need close by and easy access to public transportation.
After a long day sightseeing, you should definitely spend some time at the hotel’s rooftop terrace where the bar serves all sorts of drinks. From here you can enjoy views of Montjuïc, and some of the iconic areas of Barcelona. In addition to this, there is a swimming pool with a sun terrace, perfect for relaxing and enjoying the good weather.
The cozy rooms combine the comfort and tranquility you may be looking for, while offering you a wide range of amenities to enjoy a few days of rest.
Motel One Barcelona-Ciutadella: The hotel location – the artsy El Born district – scores full marks since you are a 6-minute walk from the Arc de Triomf Metro station. Moreover, the gorgeous Parc de la Ciutadella and zoo are directly in front of you. Not to mention a ton of boutique shops and restaurants in the surrounding streets.
The gorgeous lobby and lounge space is combined with locally manufactured designer furniture and the natural influences of the surrounding flora and fauna. The patio space, imitating a typical outdoor courtyard, is equally inviting. But my favorite perk is the L-shaped rooftop terrace and its amazing park views.
There is only one room size, so there is no need to decide which category to go for. Whenever possible, try to book a room with a view over the park, instead of the courtyard. Among the facilities you will find comfortable beds and great shower pressure.
Acta Splendid: Located within a few blocks of the Universitat Metro station on the Eixample neighborhood, this area tends to be quieter than the Barri Gòtic or El Raval. Don’t waste your money on the expensive breakfast – just step outside as there are some great cafés and restaurants around.
This is a fun lifestyle hotel designed with lots of thoughts and details. A minimalist design infuses the property with slick lines and a blue-tinted décor.
All rooms follow the same code of style, decorated in dark wood and navy blue, some with cute sofa beds and small living room areas. Top-floor rooms have lots of natural light while rooms in the back have views of the interior courtyard. So, if you can, book a room in the front area.
B-Hotel: This contemporary hotel is just opposite Las Arenas shopping mall and a 5-minute walk from Plaça de Espanya Metro station. But most importantly, the Sant Antoni and Poble Sec neighborhoods (two gastro-meccas!) are a mere 15-minute walk away.
Take a dip into the swimming pool located at the 8th-floor, and have a great view over the hill of Montjuïc. Or pamper yourself while sunbathing and sipping a refreshing cocktail.
Marked by its superbly styled contemporary architecture, each room embodies a perfect blend of function and elegance, with touches of industrial design and fine materials.
Hotel Market: Right in the middle of the now hipster and trendy neighborhood of Sant Antoni, this hotel has a young, hip feel, and refreshingly stylish look.
Located in a 19th century apartment building, Hotel Market is full of character, and features a sophisticated design including warm floorboards and original moldings.
The colorful, bright, and notoriously small rooms are best suited to short stays — unless you can spare the price of an upgrade. If you decide to do so, you will get a room with balcony with a view at the streets of Sant Antoni and a much better bathroom. For the little price difference, it is much more worth it.
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.
If you could not find what you were looking for in my selection above, or you prefer to conduct your own research, use the following search box to look for other mid-range hotels in Barcelona.
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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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