Unbeatable Location: Barcelona Hotels In The City Centre

Marta Laurent Veciana

By Marta Laurent Veciana
Passionate Tour Guide & Founder of ForeverBarcelona

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The hotels near Placa Catalunya have a privileged location. Barcelona people consider that this square is the real “Barcelona City Center” (kind of Times Square for New York, but without the neons!). So if you are staying here, you will be staying  that in the heart of the city.

The Barcelona hotels in the city centre are walking distance from most places: the Gothic Quarter, La Rambla, the shopping area  and the Gaudi buildings of Passeig de Gràcia, as well as many awesome food options.

Here is our selection of the top central hotels in Barcelona:​​


Hotel Olivia Plaza​​

From all the hotels in Barcelona city center, this is by far the best one. In this is a 4 star hotel with high-tech decoration they have some suites with spectacular views over the plaza, and a great drink bars outdoors  with views over the backside of the charming church of Santa Anna. Book your room here.


Hotel Pulitzer​​

Right around the corner from Plaza Catalunya, in the quieter Bergara st., this modern hotel is often treason by journalist  arriving to Barcelona to write their stories. The rooms are a spatious and the decoration is welcoming.

The roof terrace is awesome, and the hotel features also a popular cocktail bar.  And despite you can walk from the central hotels in Barcelona to most places and sites, you will be able to book from the concierge a cool foldable Brompton bike. Book your room here.


Catalonia Placa Catalunya Hotel​​

If you like more old-school style, from all the  hotels near Placa Catalunya we recommend you the formerly called Hotel Duques de Bergara. Build at the end of the 1800s by one of the teachers of  Anthony Gaudi, the common areas still keep its old-fashioned charm, while the style of the rooms is modern. The hotel also features an outdoor swimming pool as well as a spa where you can get your massage. Book your room here.


Hotel H10 Urquinaona​​

Plaça Urquinaona is the “sister square” of Plaça Catalunya, and it’s located right behind the busy Corte Inglés department store. This brand-new hotel has opened after the refurbishment  of an elegant building from the early 1900s, and it combines with taste the old architecture with a modern design.

There is a small pool at the rooftop the terrace, and you will enjoy having a cocktail in the evening overlooking the city from there. They also have a small gym with natural light. Book your room here.


Room Mate Pau​​

3 star doesn’t mean mediocre anymore: this hotel around the corner from Plaza Catalunya combines good personal service with a urban modern design. the rooftop terrace overlooks the belltowers of the Cathedral, and it features an outdoor hot tub. Book your room here.

AND BONUS! One more hotel near Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona you don’t want to miss:​​


Hotel Ohla​​

Behind the funky façade of the Ohla hides the perfect hotel for cocktail lovers from all the Barcelona hotels in the city centre: apart from all the services that you would require from a five-star hotel, you’ll find here the cocktail bar run by Giuseppe Santamaria (one of the most famous barmen in Spain). Foodies will love this hotel too: here is the Michelin star restaurant Saüc and a fancy tapas gastrobar. Book your room here.

What are your favorite central hotels in Barcelona?​​


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