Closest, Hippest and Hottest Hotels near Barcelona's Lively Cruise Port

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.



Situated in the Gothic Quarter, just a short stroll from the port, this hotel was created in 1850 and newly renovated in 1992, for the Olympics. With five floors and a total of only 38 rooms, it is one of the Gothic Quarter's most charming,...  Read More



Hotel Banys Orientals is slightly farther from the port, yet still an easy stroll. It's Born location provides for a chic and elegant stay and the Banys Orientals Spa adjacent to the hotel is a welcome after tour-time activity or afternoon...  Read More



This hotel is perfectly situated, close to the port, Montjuic and the Poble Sec and Raval neighborhoods. It's only 10 minutes from La Rambla and Plaza Espana and ideal for those looking for a slightly less touristy location. Largely popular for...  Read More



The Oasis hotel is a great economical option on the edge of the Old City and the Port area. It's comfortable and offers a variety of amenities including wi-fi, luggage storage, a buffet breakfast and its own hotel snack bar. If you're looking...  Read More



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. If you're a large group ask for one of the...  Read More



The Silken Concordia is a modern hotel, with stylish designer furniture and a classy decor. It also caters to the business crowd and is well equipped with IT points and internet throughout. Ideally situated, it's near the less touristy, Poble...  Read More



This is not the cheapest of the bunch, however the hotel has excellent deals and special rates throughout the year. It's perfectly situated between the Gothic Quarter and Barceloneta neighborhoods and it has a small but quaint and relaxing...  Read More

TRYP Barcelona Apolo Hotel
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Located in one of Barcelona--s less mainstream neighborhoods, Poble Sec, which is equally as lively with plenty of rustic bars and trendy restaurants is not as crowded as the city center. Ferran Adria--s new restaurant, Tickets, is actually in...  Read More

W Barcelona


The views alone are worth the stay at the W. Whether you're sipping pricey 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...  Read More



A minimalist, warm Mediterranean hotel, the Grand Marina is ideal for business trips and is even a great place to host conferences, parties and events. They have over 40 conference rooms varying in size and are more than happy to organize a...  Read More


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