TOP HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE HOTELS IN BARCELONA
Barcelona is a quite wheelchair friendly city. Most of the subway stations are adapted, as well as a large proportion of city buses. Plus there are ramps available to cross at pretty much every street light, and a large number of tourist sites are also accessible (at least for part of the visit). There are even some adapted beaches! In this website you’ll find everything you to need to plan a seamless Barcelona trip. And here we tell you which our private tours work nicely despite any kind of handicap.
But one of the points that is crucial for your trip success is the hotel where you stay, as adapted bedrooms and bathrooms make life so much easier. This is why today we are sharing with you our favorite handicap accessible hotels in Barcelona.
These are our favorite wheelchair friendly hotels in Barcelona:
Located just 3 blocks away from the trendy and architectureal Passeig de Gràcia you’ll find this 4-star handicap accessible hotels offering large adapted rooms with twin or king size beds, adapted bathroom and bathtub, plus a complimentary set of luxury amenities. Their adapted rooms are located in the second floor and are interior rooms with views over a public garden closed at night.
This 4-star hotel that feels like a 5 stars is located right in the lively Ramblas, what makes it ideal to explore the Boqueria Market (yes, it’s accessible! although it’s best visited before 11AM or after locals lunch when it’s less crowded) and the Old Town, which is mostly pedestrian, pretty much flat and with no cobble-stones. They have 6 adapted rooms (3 single and 3 double) with plenty of space to move around with your wheelchair, and bathrooms with low-sided bathtubs. We love that they provide floating wheelchairs to use the hotel pool.
If you like classic and classy hotels, this one is definitely a great choice. Located right off Passeig de Gràcia, it’ll be easy to access this shopping and restaurant area, as well as visiting the Gaudi sites. They only have one adapted double room, and we recommend it if you don’t need to use the chair when you are in the room (that is if you can walk at least a few steps), since there is not enough space for the chair in the bathroom (but they do have a low-sided bath with rotating chair).
Another of the few wheelchair friendly hotels in Barcelona offering floating chair to be used in their pool, this one is located right off the fancy Passeig de Gràcia and very close to Plaça Catalunya – the center of the city. They also have 2 reserved parking spots for people with reduced mobility, adapted toilets in common areas and a floor-level shower with grab bars.
While most hotels only offer one or two adapted rooms, the Alexandra features 4 double and 4 single rooms, which gives us the confidence that they will be used to helping people on wheelchairs and have a special sensitivity towards their needs (the other one we saw with so many rooms was the Regina, but we didn’t like the toilets in the common areas weren’t adapted there). At the Alexandra the baths have fold-down grab bars.
And BONUS! Here is our recommended 5-star handicap accessible Grand Luxe hotel :
While we could have recommended also the W Hotel, that one is located in one end of the beach away from everything and the convenience of an adapted hotel is lost when you need adapted taxis to get anywhere. Instead, the Majestic is located right in the heart of Barcelona, what will allow you to enjoy Gaudi’s Casa Mila and Casa Batlló and the Old Town, and even use the subway really easily. The hotel has 4 adapted rooms, as well as adapted toilets in the ground floor and the terrace (which is great, because you’ll want to spend time in their wonderful rooftop bar!). The Type A rooms also incorporate a transfer crane and automatic controls for lights and doors. The bathrooms are wide enough to turn around with the chair, and the shower is floor-level with a folded seat and bars.
So what about you? Head to the comments below and tells us: Are you looking for Barcelona wheelchair accessible hotels for your stay and what are your top requirements when choosing a place to stay?