The 5 Best Beach Hotels in Barcelona
We’ve spent hours researching blogs and glossy magazines for the best hotel recommendations. These are our top picks of beach hotels in Barcelona. Bon voyage!Lena, Travel Blogger
Hotel Arts Barcelona
Overlooking Barceloneta Beach and Barcelona city centre, this design hotel has 2 outdoor pools and luxury spa with panoramic city views. Hotel Arts offers a contemporary art collection and a restaurant with 2 Michelin stars.
The Arts is situated next to Barcelona’s Olympic Port and surrounded by shops and lively bars. Barceloneta Beach is 250 metres away, while Ciutadella Park is 300 metres away.
The Arts Hotel’s stylish, spacious rooms include a flat-screen TV and sound system. The bathrooms have a separate bath and hssage shower.
The hotel’s Enoteca restaurant, awarded 2 Michelin stars, serves fine Mediterranean cuisine. The property includes a number of other bars and restaurants, including a pool-side bar serving light meals in the summer.
Hotel Arts has a hair salon and various luxury fashion boutiques. The hotel also offers a multilingual concierge team and a fully equipped business centre.
W Barcelona is a striking sail-like structure next to Barceloneta Beach, offering breathtaking design and fantastic views over Barcelona. It features a spa, infinity pool, rooftop bar and luxurious rooms.
The W Hotel’s impressive rooms feature avant-garde design and views of the Mediterranean or the city. They all come with a chaise lounge, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and rainfall shower.
The W has a stylish gourmet restaurant, FIRE; and you can enjoy a cocktail with panoramic views over the city and sea at ECLIPSE rooftop bar, located on the 26th floor. Cocktails are also offered in the W Lounge. The SALT Beach Club & Restaurant has a menu of innovative burgers accompanied by specially designed cocktails to live the ultimate burger by the beach experience.
There are two pools, SUN Deck and WET Deck, which are surrounded by decking with loungers. The hotel also has direct beach access. Facilities at the W Spa include a hot tub, sauna and steam room, and a brand new relaxation area, GETAWAY, is available from 2018. A wide range of relaxation and beauty treatments is available.
The W is 20 minutes’ walk from Barceloneta Metro Station, and buses stop outside the hotel.
Sofitel Barcelona Skipper
The Sofitel Barcelona Skipper offers 5-star luxury next to Barcelona’s Olympic Port. It is just 100 metres from the beach, with free Wi-Fi and 2 outdoor pools.
This modern hotel has spacious bedrooms, with 55' Smart TVs and DVD players. They have an elegant bathroom with rain shower.
The Sofitel Barcelona Skipper has a rooftop pool, with impressive views of the city and sea; and a large seasonal terrace with sun loungers.
The hotel has 2 seasonal cocktail bars; while the Tendiez Bar, a modern bar with an outdoor terrace, is open all year round.
The hotel is 5 minutes’ walk from Ciutadella Vila Olimpica Metro Station, just 2 stops from the historic city centre. Barcelona Zoo and the pretty Ciutadella Park are also nearby.
Lugaris Beach is situated less than 200 metres from Bogatell Beach in the quiet neighbourhood of Poble Nou.
The Lugaris Beach apartments feature contemporary design, floor-to-ceiling windows and free high-speed internet access. The private kitchen is equipped with an oven, Nespresso machine, and fridge. Each apartment also has a living room, flat-screen TV with international channels and washer-dryer. A welcome pack with basics such as coffee, tea, milk, sugar, salt and oil is included.
Facilities at the Lugaris Beach include a tour desk, babysitting and shuttle service, which is available upon request and for an additional cost. Bed linen and towels are provided and guests can make use of car and bike rental.
Parking is available at an extra charge and beach towels can also be rented.
The apartments are a 5-minute walk from Poblenou Metro Station and 2 minutes’ walk from Poblenou Park. The area offers plenty of bars, restaurants, and a shopping centre. Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas in central Barcelona can be reached in around 20 minutes by metro.
Occidental Atenea Mar
Situated 150 metres from Barcelona’s Nova Mar Bella Beach, Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only offers sauna and gym, and a free WiFi zone. Each air-conditioned room features international satellite TV.
The hotel features a terrace with sea views and a seasonal infinity pool with hydromassage beds and seats. You can rent Balinese beds and sun loungers. There is also a seasonal snack bar, which is open from June to September.
Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only offers bright, functional rooms, many with views of the city or sea. They include a minibar, a free safe and a private bathroom with amenities.
The hotel’s Canela restaurant serves à la carte Mediterranean meals, and a varied breakfast buffet is available each morning. There are also many bars and restaurants on the nearby seafront promenade.
Regular bus services to central Barcelona stop outside the Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only, while Poble Nou Metro Station is a 10-minute walk away. The CCIB Conference Centre and Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre are just 1 km from the hotel.