Barcelona's Best and Most Accommodating Hotels in and around the Airport

Finding Barcelona hotels within close proximity of an airport like the NH Cornella makes leaving home that much easier for any traveler. Not having to worry about where you or your family is going to sleep during a long layover or visit is a breath of fresh air. Visitors will be pleased to find hotels near Aeropuerto Transoceanico de Barcelona that offer prices to fit most budgets and amenities to suit most travelers. And even though Barcelona has some great hotels within very close proximity of the airport, if you wanted to venture into town and stay in a hotel, the airport and city center are quite close together. 

There's something for everyone, whether you're looking for boutique and charming or something on the more affordable end there are various hotels near the airport or not too far away. One great hotel that's in the city center, but right off the highway as you're coming in is the Hotel Barcelo Raval. Situated in the Raval, it's a nice hotel, fully equipped with a great rooftop overlooking the city. It's in the Raval meaning that you're closer to the airport than if you were to stay in the Gothic Quarter, Eixample or Born neighborhoods. 


A quaint and unassuming hotel in the city center, Chic and Basic is for the romantic trendsetters, and hipsters. Located in the chic, Born neighborhood, Chic & Basic has a mix of apartments and hotels throughout the city. It's about a 25 minute drive from the airport, but a nice alternative if you want to get a taste of the city's culture. The one in the Born is particularly romantic as it's in the center of charming boutique shops and one of a kind stores, featuring beautiful clothing and accessories. It's also near some great wine bars and restaurants and has an over air of romance as you stroll through the streets. Chic & Basic is a small hotel with few rooms so be sure to book in advance.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A romantic, boutique hotel in the city center, just a short drive from the airport

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W Barcelona

The views alone are worth the stay at the W. Whether you--re sipping pricey (yet innovative) cocktails in Eclipse, the 26th floor club, or chilling by the wet bar in the pool, pretty much anywhere you set foot you--ll have prime seats overlooking the Mediterranean as well as Barcelona--s beautiful coastline. This hotel isn't close to the airport, yet it's only a 20 minute drive as it's right off the highway as you come into the city and situated along the boardwalk. It's so stunning that it's worth a trip if you have even just one night in the city.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A great hotel on the water, gorgeous views and not too far from the airport

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This beautiful 4-star hotel is located in Sant Joan Despi next to Barcelona's main access roads and super close to the El Prat Airport. It's also quite close to la Masía del Barcelona FC (training centre), the RCD Español Stadium, the Cornellá Exhibition Centre, the Fira Gran Via 2 Exhibition Centre in Hospitalet and the Catalunya Congress Centre. It's a great hotel for business and leisure with wi-fi, plenty of meeting rooms and congress areas. It has 90 rooms with flat screen TV's, minibar, safe, air conditioning and heat. It also has two junior suites and three handicapped rooms.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A well equipped hotel not far from the airport and close to the city's business hub

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Situated in one of Barcelona's up and coming new neighborhoods and away from most of the tourists, the Barcelona Universal offers the best of both worlds; centrally located with a rustic, local feel. It's not right near the airport, but it's a great alternative if you want to be close to the airport and still remain in the city center. If you're a large group ask for one of the Triple or Superior rooms and if you want a private terrace, ask for the Barcelona Skyline Suite, which also comes with a jacuzzi. This is one of the tallest hotels in the Old City, thus providing for exceptional panoramic city views from it's 360 degree rooftop terrace. Located on Rambla Del Raval, it's in the heart of the Raval, and makes for an exciting stay.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A well situated hotel in the city center and not far from the airport

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This contemporary Hotel FrontAir Congress is a great place to stay if you're looking for luxury, airport proximity and modern rooms. The FrontAir Congress has 229 rooms, with televisions and wi-fi. It also has 2000m2 of meeting spaces and another 2000m2 leisure facilities including the SpaGym and a terrace area. The hotel is ideal for those who want to stay near the airport, yet still have easy access to the city center. It also has a large pool which is great for lounging and relaxing on the days you don't want to go into the city. This is a great place for families and business trips.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A large, modern, elegant hotel, fully equipped and close to the airport

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Barcelona's Tryp hotels speak for themselves. They cater to customser service. The Barcelona Tryp Airport hotel has a 24-hour airport shuttle as well as a shuttle that will take you directly into the city. It's close enough to Gaudi's amazing works, delicious cuisines, never ending nightlife and a host of other fantastic 'Barcelona Specific' destinations. The hotel also has a 24-hour gym, 24-hour room service and high speed wi-fi. It's a great place to stay if you want to be near the airport, yet still have easy access to the city center. There is another Tryp hotel located in Poble Sec if you'd rather be more central.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A great place to stay, one that focuses on customer service

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This 5 star hotel is wonderful. Located close to Cam Nou, Fira de Barcelona and other areas ideal for conferences and business, it's also not far from the airport. The Hotel Spa has a gym, restaurant and other amenities to make the stay as relaxing and luxurious as possible. In addition to it's wake up service, there is also an early riser gift of free coffee from 5:30-7am. The Acquaplaya Spa & Wellness center is fabulous, perfect for unwinding. The hotel also has free wi-fi and premium wi-fi which is extra and has particular conditions. Their shoe polishing machine is a novelty and not found in many other hotels.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A great hotel not far from the airport, and close to Barcelona's business area

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The 4-star Novotel Barcelona Sant Joan Despí hotel is located at the entrance of Avenida Diagonal (Sant Joan Despí), which is easily accessible from the AP2 highway, not far from the airport. There is a direct bus to and from the airport which makes it very easy to get to. With 161 rooms, an outdoor pool, terrace, restaurant, games area, car park, 4 conference rooms, free wifi and a web corner and Mac area, you don't have to leave the hotel to get anything. It's fully equipped and perfect for the business traveler as well as families on holiday.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A large and luxurious hotel, close to the airport and other city highlights

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The Hotel Sallés Ciutat del Prat is a 4 star establishment located just 1.5 km from the airport, and 7km from Barcelona's new trade fair premises. It's also only 15 minutes from the city centre. For those looking for comfort, quality, great service and easily accessible wifi and business areas, this is a wonderful choice. The hotel offers a variety of meeting rooms, for events, conferences, meetings and conventions. They also have a catering service available, and coffee/cocktail menus for any and all business events. This is a great place to stay if you want luxury right by the airport.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A high-end hotel fully equipped and ideal for business travelers.

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One of Barcelona's most well known airport hotels, the Renaissance is a sure bet when deciding on where to stay. If you want to be close to the airport, this is only a few minutes away. A fully equipped hotel, with modern facilities, part of the Mariott chain, the Renaissance has wireless internet, conference rooms and special work areas for those here on business. It also has a shuttle that goes into the city itself, so be sure to ask about specific hours as it doesn't run all times of the night. This is a great hotel if you want to be close to the airport with easy access into the city.

Recommended for Airport Hotels because: A great hotel, fully equipped and great for business trips.

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