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Ritz-Carlton
Marina 19-21 08005 Barcelona, Spain
As the name suggests, this soaring 44-story hotel from the Ritz-Carlton brand is peppered with high-end artwork, mainly by renowned Spanish and Catalan artists such as Eduardo Chillida, Albert Rafols-Casamada, Perico Pastor, and Luis Feito. But there’s much more to the hotel than paintings...
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Rambla del Raval, 4C, 08001 Barcelona, Spain
In the bohemian district of Barcelona’s Ciutat Vella (Old City), Abba Rambla is a simple but modern hotel whose friendly service and great location make it a perennial favorite. The neutral-toned lobby sits next to an impressively funky breakfast area that has high wooden tables and bar...
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Passeig de Gràcia, 08007 Barcelona
Occupying an elegant mid-20th-century building on a chic Barcelona avenue, with a double Michelin-starred restaurant and one of the best spas in the city, the Mandarin Oriental Barcelona aims to impress. The hotel’s striking façade, created by designer Manuel Ignacio Galindez, sets...
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Carrer dels Lledó, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
This small, charming, well-located hotel is tucked away in the Gothic Quarter. With just 28 rooms, it occupies a sensitively restored building, retaining features from the first century to the 19th century, and it balances those original (and recovered) features with modern elements—as...
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Ctra Vallvidrera al Tibidabo 83-93, 08035 Barcelona
This veteran hotel on Tibidabo's Hill has a history that stretches back to 1924, with its heyday in the '50s as a hot spot for wealthy Catalan families and, later, for visiting stars like Ernest Hemingway, James Stewart, and Princess Fabiola. After closing in 1979, La Florida reopened in 2001 in...
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Plaça Rosa Del Vents 1, Final, Passeig de Joan de Borbó, 08039 Barcelona
Rising dramatically at the end of the beach along the Barceloneta boardwalk, the Ricardo Bofill-designed W Hotel is uncompromisingly modern, complete with reflective glass façade, distinctive sail-like shape, and youthful, clubby interiors. The hotel has a refreshingly informal vibe, with...
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Carrer de Sant Sever, 5, 08002 Barcelona
Located next to the picturesque Sant Felip Neri Square in the atmospheric Gothic Quarter, the Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux comprises two historic mansions, one dating to the 12th century. The modernist aspirations of the hotel are immediately apparent, though, from the front...
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Carrer de Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona
Owned by notable art collector and scholar Jordi Clos, Hotel Claris occupies Palacio Vedruna, a 19th-century palace. The glamorous palace is as beautiful inside as out, with third and fifth-century Roman mosaics, marble statues, and a water garden. 
 
The interiors blend upscale,...