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Barcelona's Most Welcoming, Accommodating and Easy-going Pet-Friendly Hotels In and Around Town



Barcelona in particular is an exceptionally pet friendly city. Stroll through the streets and witness the large number of owners walking their dogs, or sitting on benches while letting their pets 'get to know' their neighbors in the park. It's a city where you can pretty much walk anywhere, making it that much easier to own and cater to an animal. And when it comes to hotels, there are plenty of viable options, many of which comes with specific pet-friendly services such as dog walking, grooming and even more specialized care from doggie clothes to high-end accessories (depending on where you're staying).

Most pet friendly hotels have a few regulations, whether it's the number of pets allowed in the hotel or how much weight you’re allowed to bring in with you (petwise) and there is very often a 'pet surcharge' depending on the hotel. If you’re choosing your hotel based on how pet friendly it is, it’s definitely worth looking into how much the surcharge will run you, as some hotels let you bring in pets for free while others charge you by the pet and by the week. Another great thing about the city is that in conjunction with the pet friendly hotels, there are plenty of dog walking services, especially ones that have emerged in recent years. Ask your hotel to connect you with some if you want your dog to have an extra special experience in the city. 

 

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PORT VELL-OLD TOWN


A beautifully quaint hotel, only 18 minutes to the beach and perfectly situated in the city center. The Petit palace comes fully equipped with free Wi-fi as well as free iPads and bikes and is located in a 19th century, Barcelona-esque building. It's incredibly charming with extremely attentive staff, ones that are also very animal friendly. Each room at the hotel has its own flat-screen TV as well as laptop safe and many of the rooms overlook the private courtyard with hundred-year-old trees. This is a great hotel, if you want to be super central and close to restaurants, clubs and culture.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: A beautiful hotel in the heart of the downtown core that loves pets

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This is a great hotel in an ideal location; across from the CCIB Auditorium (Great for work), close to the beaches as well as Diagonal Mar shopping center. The hotel features a variety of services including free wi-fi valet parking and a gym. This is a great place to stay if you want to be out of the hustle and bustle of the city center. There is plenty of space to walk dogs both indoors in the malls as well as on the sidewalks. This is a very spacious hotel with a large grounds and the staff are particularly pet friendly, even offering to set up dog walkers and groomers for its guests.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: A high-end hotel outside the city center with plenty of space to dog walk and enjoy your pets

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Port Vell-old Town
Casa Camper Barcelona


This is a hip and trendy hotel in the city center. Casa Camper is an comfortable, classy yet affordable accommodation with a young, energetic vibe. The hotel is pet friendly, offering a variety of services to maximize the stay of both owner and pet. This is a great hotel, not specifically touristy and very accommodating for those traveling with pets. It's situated in one of the city's more eclectic neighborhoods, very central and off the beaten path so you're able to get a sense of how the locals live, while still being in the center of the action, surrounded by tons of shops and restaurants.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: A charming, boutique hotel, ideal for pet lovers and for the authentic traveler

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Hotel Colon Barcelona
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It's hard to believe there is a hotel located directly across from such a visage; Barcelona's famous Cathedral. Try to request one of the Superior Double rooms or Junior Suites and you'll be able to walk out onto your private terrace every morning and stare directly at this incredible masterpiece. In addition to the hotel's ideal location, the Colon is a small, intimate and quiet getaway, from the typical loud and noisy atmosphere found on Barcelona's busy downtown streets in Ciutat Vella (Old City). It's also completely pet friendly with no extra 'pet charge' like some of the other hotels have.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: You can't get better located than this hotel as it stares at the Cathedral. Plenty of space for animals

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Hotel Claris


One of the best parts about the Claris is its large, spacious and well lit lobby. The grand windows provide for plenty of natural light, which makes you feel instantly at home from the second you walk through the doors. This is an elegant, boutique hotel with a cozy and personal vibe and it's also especially friendly to pets. If you're looking to do a bit of work on vacation ask for the Duplex Suite where the sitting-dining room and sauna are on the main floor and bedroom upstairs. And if you want to enjoy a quieter experience ask for the Junior Suite, which doesn't face out onto the often very noisy streets in the Eixample neighborhood.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: A stunning hotel just outside the downtown core. Plenty of space for pets

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MontjuÏc

New to Barcelona's hotel scene, the Barcelo Raval is located in one of the city's most rustic and authentic neighborhoods. It's ideal for pets with a large rooftop terrace and a spacious lobby with plenty of roaming room. Check out the dining room on the main floor, they're food is unique with a variety of dishes including sushi and mouth watering appetizers. This is a great hotel for pets as it leads right onto Rambla del Raval, the main walkway in the Raval neighborhood which is great for taking a stroll, grabbing a bite on a patio and browsing the boutique shops.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: An off the beaten path hotel with a very pet friendly attitude and great places to walk the dogs

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MontjuÏc
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. The longer you stay at the hotel the more you'll notice the incredible attention to detail. From the 'pillow guide' by your bedside table (explains the physical makeup as well as the pros and cons of each of the pillows on your bed) to the quirky expressions all around the hotel (ex: the sign on the way down to Bliss Spa reads: spahhhhhh), there is a noticeable touch of design, art and fashion throughout. This is a top of the line hotel, yet there are a few rooms that might not break the bank and still offer incredible sea views from the comfort of your bed. The W is also pet friendly and has plenty of room to spend time with your animal both indoors and outside.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: One of Barcelona's most stunning beach side hotels, great views and ideal for pets along the beach

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Port Vell-old Town
Le Meridien Barcelona
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Walking into Le Meridien's lobby you're instantly thrown into a lively, friendly and warm atmosphere. Other than the lack of a pool, the Meridien pretty much has everything, including being an exceptionally pet friendly atmosphere. It's ideally situated, close to the Boqueria on La Rambla and half way between Plaza Catalunya and the beach. Their complimentary business center downstairs is good for checking emails, although if you need to do a lot of work I'd bring your own laptop as it can get fairly crowded near the computers. There is wi-fi access in the rooms although it's not free. In the evening, enjoy a few cocktails in Le PopBar where it's always busy!

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: An extremely central, affordable and pet friendly hotel, smack in the heart of the downtown core

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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 this neighborhood amongst many other high end culinary establishments. Even though the hotel's not in the city center it's a close walk to La Rambla, the downtown core and the green metro line is two seconds from the building, which can take you to Gracia or the Eixample area. This is a large hotel, with plenty of natural light in the lobby and decent sized rooms with friendly service. The fact that it's pet friendly adds a warm and intimate touch to the overall hotel vibe.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: A no frills, pet friendly hotel in the city center yet slightly off the beaten path

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Hotel Arts Barcelona


The Arts embodies the terms class and luxury. Ask for one of their Club Rooms, which come with its own private butler. The hotel's located along the beach overlooking Frank Gehry's famous Flying Fish and is only a short trek from the downtown core. It's a nice getaway from the noise of Barcelona's Old City and when you're on their rooftop terrace chilling in the pool or on the hammocks, you feel like you could be anywhere in the world. It's about a 30 minute walk to the downtown core or a short 5 minute cab ride, and the views of the water are worth the short trek.

Recommended for Pet-Friendly Hotels because: A beautiful pet friendly hotel perfectly situated overlooking the water.

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