Whether cozy and packed with historic charm or sophisticated and design forward, boutique hotels have that special something that makes you feel right at home.
This summer, make your trip to Barcelona all the more memorable by booking a stay that stands out from the crowd. Here are the ten hottest boutique hotels in Barcelona right now.
Barcelona’s newest five-star boutique hotel is a sight for sore eyes. Like all Kimpton hotels, its design and color palette have been specially selected for the city it is in—hence the blend of earthy terracottas and vivid blues to reflect the Catalan countryside and the Mediterranean. The ground-floor GOT bar offers signature cocktails, while Fauna restaurant specializes in local fare, but the crowning glory is the Terraza de Vivi rooftop bar, with its dreamy pool, comfy loungers and views to die for.
After an almost two-year-long pandemic hiatus, Barcelona’s sexiest boutique hotel has finally reopened. Hidden down one of the tiniest cul-de-sacs in the Barri Gòtic, Wittmore Hotel is as exclusive as it is intimate, with ultra-luxe rooms, sultry lighting and an abundance of warm colors and plush fabrics. The fabulous rooftop is the main draw in the summer months, while the cozy library-come-bar and Contraban restaurant are the ideal late-night hideaways from the bustling streets outside.
Few hotel brands can compete with EDITION in the fabulous stakes, and the Barcelona outpost is no exception. With an unbeatable location in the El Born neighborhood, The Barcelona EDITION is the place to see and be seen. On site you will find a breezy rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the old town, the buzzy Bar Veraz Mediterranean restaurant, the hip Punch Room cocktail bar and the seductive Cabaret night spot, giving guests little reason ever to leave the premises.
With an enviable location on the edge of the Barri Gòtic overlooking the port, Serras is the kind of hotel that other hotels aspire to be like. Elegant, but never stuffy, well located, but not hectic, small, but not cramped, it strikes the perfect balance between service, comfort and chicness. The rooftop delivers some of the best panoramic views in the city, while Informal restaurant by Michelin-starred Catalan chef Marc Gascons is a culinary destination in its own right.
Hiding in plain sight in the center of the city, Seventy Barcelona is the hotel that offers everything the contemporary traveler needs, at a surprisingly affordable price point. The interior is a sight for sore eyes, while the modern rooms are both comfortable and spacious. Ideally located for shopping and gawking at Gaudí, the hotel also features a leafy interior patio, a restaurant and cocktail bar, a fully vegan spa, and a breezy rooftop terrace, complete with sun loungers and a glass pool.
Tech-forward Hotel Alma is a design lover’s dream. From the sumptuous blue sofas in the impressive atrium-style lobby, to the dreamy beds and Malin + Goetz bathroom amenities, every detail has been carefully thought through to maximize the luxurious ambiance. The ground-floor courtyard features one of Barcelona’s best kept secrets: a large, lush garden complete with the rather excellent Jardín del Alma restaurant that has become a favorite among locals and visitors alike.
Set in an impeccably restored 12th-century medieval palace overlooking one of the most achingly romantic squares in Barcelona, Hotel Neri is proof not all hotels are created equal. With only 22 rooms, all featuring hardwood floors, organic Egyptian cotton sheets and Molton Brown toiletries, Neri is a hotel designed to pamper its guests. Enjoy breakfast in beautiful Plaça de Sant Felip Neri before the hordes of tourists arrive, then move upstairs for a cooling dip in the rooftop plunge pool.
Barcelona’s number one hotel for food lovers houses no fewer than four Michelin stars, all courtesy of Basque super chef Martín Berasategui, the Spanish chef who has amassed the most stars of all time (twelve in total). But people don’t come here just for the food. Set in a 19th-century mansion just off Passeig de Gràcia, Monument combines contemporary design, superb service and state-of-the art features in a location that is second to none for those wishing to enjoy the finer things in life.
Hotel, bar, restaurant and social venue for the beautiful people of Barcelona, Casa Bonay has succeeded in establishing itself as the kind of perennial hotspot that most hotels can only dream of. Set in a quintessentially Barcelonian Modernist mansion dating back to 1869 and packed with local flavor, Casa Bonay combines all the Catalan capital’s vibrancy with its famously laid-back approach to life. The result is as easy on the eye as it is downright fun.
Set just off the lower end of La Rambla in the somewhat-sketchy Raval neighborhood, this hidden gem of a hotel is often overlooked by visitors. Having started out as a humble inn in the 19th century, Hotel España has been spruced up but still retains much of its original charm. From the modernist features in the superb Fonda España restaurant by star chef Martín Berasategui, to the lovely mermaid-adorned breakfast room and the rooftop terrace, there’s plenty here to write home about.