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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!
Updated Jul 25, 2019
“Amazing beach location with attentive friendly staff. Awesome pool area with excellent vista of sea.”
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 bathtub and hydromassage shower.
The hotel’s Enoteca restaurant, awarded 2 Michelin stars, serves fine Mediterranean cuisine, while the creative Arola is run by famous chef Sergi Arola. 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.
“Room with a view beyond compare. We had a fabulous room with a city/beach/sea view on the 16th floor that was just amazing. During the day, at night, anytime, we could hardly take our eyes off the window.”
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 two stylish gourmet restaurants; BRAVO24, run by Michelin-starred chef Carlos Abellán, and WAVE. At ECLIPSE rooftop bar, located on the 26th floor, you can enjoy a cocktail with panoramic views over the city and sea. 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 Bliss 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.
“Comfortable, clean, modern hotel with an excellent roof top pool. The location of this hotel was perfect. Set just off the beach and with buses stopping outside the hotel which will take you all over the city.”
The Pullman 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 flat-screen TVs and DVD players. They have an elegant bathroom with rain shower.
The Pullman 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 Blend Lounge & 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.
“Perfect location far enough away from the tourist bustle but still directly opposite the beach. Clean rooms, amazing roof top pool with view of the city and Mediterranean.”
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.
“Best of both worlds, lovely beach location but easy access to the city! Staff were extremely helpful and friendly, the beds were amazingly comfortable and the facilities very nice.”
Situated 150 metres from Barcelona’s Nova Mar Bella Beach, Occidental Atenea Mar - Adults Only offers a free hot tub, 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 an infinity pool with hydromassage beds and seats. You can rent Balinese beds and sun loungers. There is also a 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 El Comedor 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 theOccidental 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.
This list is manually curated and based on hotel recommendations from blogs and magazines. Please let me know if you think a hotel should be added to the list.
Updated Jul 25, 2019