Barcelona's Best Hotels For Football Fans and Sports Lovers

When most people think of Barcelona, images of Gaudi, tapas, the Mediterranean and pitchers of Sangria usually come to mind. For football fans however, they know there's more to it. Barca, the city's renowned football team is hailed both nationally and internationally for it's incredible track record. Catalans pride themselves on this club team that has won year after year with Argentinean star Lionel Messi as a household name. For Barcelona and Catalunya and for football (soccer) lovers worldwide, Barcelona is the place to be. Camp Nou stadium is where the magic happens, and for those looking to be as close to it as possible, there are a number of well situated hotels, just a short drive, taxi ride, or even a quick walk away. The Stadium is definitely worth touring, if you're into European football. The story of how the team earned its stripes and how it came to thrive today is inspiring. Not to mention the wonderful museum with all the Barca Paraphernalia you could imagine, even for the most avid of souvenir collectors. The hotels that are situated close to Camp Nou range from 3-5 stars with many of them in the higher-end bracket. But don't be deterred if your budget isn't great and you still want to stay in the vicinity. There are cheaper hostels close by and Barcelona is small enough that no matter where you stay, it never takes more than 20-30 minutes to get from one place to another. 


NH Barcelona Stadium
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The NH Barcelona Stadium hotel in Barcelona, formerly known as the NH Rallye, offers an excellent location in the heart of one of the city's most popular business and tourist areas, with easy access to major roads and public transportation. Just one block from the FC Barcelona stadium, Camp Nou, the hotel is the perfect place for enjoying an intense match or heading out to go shopping at the fashionable shops on the renowned Avinguda Diagonal avenue. The hotel has 106 modern rooms with wooden floors, private bathrooms, and numerous amenities. There is also an outdoor swimming pool and summer bar, as well a gymnasium with magnificent views of the city and the surrounding Montjuïc mountains.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: Ideally situated next to Camp Nou Stadium and near great shopping as well.

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If you're travelling to Barcelona for either work or pleasure, and you're looking for somewhere restful, modern, stylish and comfortable, that's big on service but not on price, this is a great, option. Live & Dream is a bijou concept hotel with a quiet atmosphere, carefully decorated, and equipped with everything to make you feel at home. It's a bed and breakfast with amazing service, a quaint and elegant feel yet it won't break the bank. It's not far from Camp Nou and about 10 minutes from Estacio Sants Train station. It's also walking distance to Plaza Espanya and the Montjuic Magic Fountain show, not to be missed.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: An economical, concept hotel, close to Camp Nou and ideal for couples

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The Abbot Hotel is a welcoming and comfortable hotel in the centre of Barcelona located a few meters from the Sants Train Station, the Fira de Barcelona Fairgrounds and the Plaza España. It is also only a few minutes from Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas as well as the football stadium, Camp Nou. The hotel is simple and elegant with 42 completely equipped rooms and is the ideal place for those travelling on vacation or on a business trip. All rooms have free wifi and if you'd like to book a conference room that option is available as well.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: A luxurious hotel, ideal for business and recreation and close to Camp Nou

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One of the best urban hotels in Barcelona, the AC Hotel Sants, is located near the Sants Train Station, the Fira de Barcelona Exhibition Centre, and the Plaza de España. The prime location provides easy access to the MACBA - the contemporary arts museum, the Sagrada Familia, Camp Nou, the airport as well as the city centre. The hotel's location and the quality of its facilities make it an excellent choice for seminars, business meetings, and conventions. Each of the 78 guest-rooms has Wi-Fi and an in-room safe. This is a great hotel wonderfully located and fully equipped with everything you can think of.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: A great hotel for meetings, large groups and relaxation. Right beside Camp Nou.

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Barcelona's Abba Garden hotel has 138 Rooms and meeting rooms for up to 400 people The garden area, is beautiful with panoramic views of the city, and they boast the Amalur Restaurant with a gym, jacuzzi , steam bath, sauna, outdoor pool, children's playground, Paddle Court and Car Park. It has everything you need for a relaxing and tranquil vacation. Situated close to the San Joan de Déu Hospital, it's easy to get to from the airport and not far from Camp Nou football stadium either. This hotel is ideal for conferences and perfect for those who want to have easy access yet stay out of the city center.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: A fabulous hotel for conferences and easy access all over the city including Camp Nou

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Hotel Madanis is an innovative four star hotel in Barcelona where you can enjoy exquisite, contemporary design combined with comfort and luxury. Located in the Collblanc district in Barcelona, it is just a stone's throw away from Camp Nou stadium and Barcelona Football Club Museum. This is probably the best hotel to stay in if you want to be very close to Camp Nou and Barca's team. The hotel itself is fully equipped with 30 rooms spread over six floors. All rooms are exterior facing and some have a balcony where you can see amazing views of the football Stadium. The modern rooms have an LCD flat screen TV, music channels, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, heat, free safe, mini-bar, spacious showers and bathtubs and a wide variety of bath amenities.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: An exceptionally close hotel to Camp Nou with views of the stadium from your balcony

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The recently refurbished hotel has opened its doors to a more modern, avant-garde image. The Barcelo Sants Hotel has a 'space-station' theme, set in a tranquil and comfortable environment, the rooms are renovated Orbital rooms with 14 Orbital suites. The rooms have large windows with spectacular city views. As the hotel is located right beside Sants Train Station, the hotel has direct access to the AVE (high speed train) as well as easy access to the metro stations throughout the city. It is located just 500 m from the Barcelona Congress Palace and the Trade Fair Centre. Camp Nou and Montjuïc are only 15 minutes away. There is also room for 200 parking spots at this hotel which is quite rare in the city.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: A large hotel, ideal for conferences and perfect if you want to be close to camp Nou

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Located nearby Diagonal street, Husa Arenas has recently been re-branded as Hotel Arenas Atiram and it's situated in a quiet area of the city, next to one of the biggest business centres and also near the new Tramway. This provides for easy access throughout the city including to Camp Nou Stadium as well as shopping districts. The Hotel has 60 renovated rooms all of which are soundproof. Their restaurant, Arena has a wonderful a la carte menu for dinner, a buffet for breakfast and a cafeteria. It also has a wonderful meeting Room, parking, fitness center and sauna. This is a great hotel with plenty of amenities and very well situated.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: Ideally situated next to the city's financial sector and Camp Nou.

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Situated in the upper part of Barcelona, close to the Camp Nou, Diagonal Avenue, Fira de Barcelona and the centric area, Senator Barcelona Spa Hotel offers a complete range of facilities and services, which provide for a luxurious and very relaxing stay. The hotel also has a spa for a surcharge, a gym, meeting rooms and a restaurant. It's ideally situated very close to Camp Nou so although it's slightly out of the city center it's a short walk to the stadium, ideal for football lovers. It's also close to great, high-end shopping and only a metro ride from Gaudi's beautiful architecture.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: A high-end hotel very close to Camp Nou Stadium as well as excellent shopping

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The Gran Hotel Princesa Sofia is an elegant, exclusive and classic 5-star hotel in Barcelona. It's just outside of the city center and quite close to Camp Nou Stadium where Barcelona's FC Football team plays. The hotel is fully equipped with a beautiful pool, spa and has plenty of conference rooms for anyone there on business. The Gran hotel Princesa Sofia is a very well known hotel in the city home to a variety of delicious restaurants including the Contraste Restaurant as well as other, healthy food options where you can order to your room or even be consulted by a personal nutritionist.

Recommended for Hotels near Camp Nou because: A luxury, 5-star hotel just a short drive or leisurely walk away from Camp Nou Stadium

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