Each summer Barcelona makes way for the many cruise ships that dock in its ports. While some take up residence for only a day, other ships spend 2-3 days or even longer. While most people reside on the ships, there's always a few who want to rent a hotel for the evening to change up the scenery. Then there are the travel buffs who arrive to the city before the cruise departs or who stay late after the ship returns. So if you don't want to venture to far from the port, take a look at this excellent variety of low and high-end hotels within 10-15 minutes walking distance of Barcelona's port. While some give way onto gorgeous views of the Mediterranean sea and Barcelona's boardwalk, others are closer to the city center, around the less touristy neighborhoods of Poble Sec and the Raval. If you're looking for a mix of proximity and still want to experience that local flare, then choose one that's closer to Ciutat Vella rather than the water. Barcelona, although it's a city large enough so it's hard to get bored, is small enough that it never takes too long to get anywhere, either by foot, metro, bus, bike or taxi, so no matter where you stay, you'll never be THAT far away. Some hotels however, are closer than others and one notable place to consider, which is as close as you can get to the port, is Eurostars Grand Marina.