Barcelona's Best Hotels for Those Seeking a Romantic Vacation

If you're looking for a romantic vacation in one of Europe's most fascinating cities, Barcelona has plenty of wonderful options. The city is ripe with charming and romantic boutique hotels, whether you're looking to stay in the Old City and enjoy the historic buildings of the Gotico, or would rather stay along the sea and wake up to the Mediterranean, there are some great choices. The Arts Hotel and the W are both ideal options if you want to stay closer to the water. Both hotels are directly on the water. Their pool areas are ideal for lounging and their rooms will have you in awe. The staff deal with plenty of couples at both of these hotels, so they can help make it extra special. Another unique gem for romantic vacations, is the Neri Hotel. Tucked away in Plaza Sant Felip Neri, this small hotel has a quiet and private rooftop terrace, which you wouldn't even know was there unless you asked first. They also have a nice patio overlooking the small courtyard where you can see remnants from the civil war marked into the stone walls. The Neri is a beautiful, luxury hotel in the heart of the city's most historic neighborhood. 

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...  Read More

ABaC Restaurant & Hotel


Perhaps the only questionable detail about this hotel is the location, as if you're looking to be in the city center then it's a bit of a trek. Other than that, Abac embodies the essence of gastronomy, architecture, design, romance and boasts a...  Read More



You can't get much more romantic than Enrique Granados street, right where America Hotel is situated. This pedestrian walkway is full of charming bars and restaurants and attracts a young, hip and classy crowd. The hotel itself is charming and...  Read More



If you're looking to stay slightly outside of the city center, yet still want to be close and within walking distance of great shopping and major attractions, then the Alma is a great choice. It's incredibly romantic, with the outdoor garden and...  Read More

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. It's romantic in that it's small and personable and in one of the Old City's less 'chartered'...  Read More

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...  Read More

Hotel Arts Barcelona


The Hotel Arts embodies the terms class and luxury. Overlooking the Mediterranean and Frank Gehry--s famous flying fish, the Arts is a slight stroll from the city center, yet ideally located along the beach and just a short walk from most of the...  Read More



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. The one in the Born...  Read More

Hotel 1898
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The 1898--s rooftop terrace is next to unbeatable. Boasting 360-degree views of the entire city, with its medium sized pool and plenty of deck space it's an ideal spot for family meals at their outdoor restaurant or just fun to laze around, soak...  Read More

Old Town
Hotel Neri
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One of the Gothic Quarter's most charming and elegant hotels, this boutique accommodation caters to those who want to mix culture with luxury. It's a tiny hotel, with a small staff and the rooms aren't huge, however they're very tastefully...  Read More


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Sam’s passion for the sea and the mountains makes Barcelona the optimal living destination. 

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