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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, contemporary furnishings such as polished hardwood floors, hand-painted decorations on the walls, mosaics, and classical antiquities like Egyptian carvings and Hindu sculptures from Clos’s collection. The hotel’s public spaces are second-to-none, including a dedicated museum of pre-Columbian art on the first floor, a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, a decent-sized pool, and a couple first-rate restaurants.
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Neighborhood Vibe
A short hop from Gaudí’s La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, Hotel Claris is in a prime location for many of Barcelona’s other key sights. The Passeig de Gràcia, with its endless upscale designer boutiques (Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent), is just a credit card’s throw away, and if the hotel has inspired a passion for antiques, the Egyptian Museum is nearby, too. For a dinner outside, guests should reserve a table at nearby 9 Reinas, considered one of the finest steakhouses in the city.
Need to Know
Rooms: 124 rooms; from $190.
Check-in: 2 p.m.; check-out: noon.
Dining options: The pop art–spattered East 47 is a pleasant spot to enjoy sweet and savory tapas as well as signature cocktails. In warmer months, the action moves up to rooftop restaurant La Terraza del Claris, which is perfectly placed next to the hotel pool and offers up creative Mediterranean cuisine.
Spa and gym details: There’s a glass-walled gym, a sauna, an outdoor pool (on the rooftop terrace), and a solarium.
Insider Tips
Who’s it for: Art, history, and art history lovers; media and design aficionados.
Our favorite rooms: All the rooms have been recently refurbished, but the duplex suites are especially extravagant. Each has a separate sitting/dining room, a bathroom complete with sauna, and an additional bathroom on the upper floor—as well as the usual array of 18th- and 19th-century antiques.
Good taste: Guests should make the most of their stay by trying the tasting menu at La Terraza del Claris Restaurant; advance reservations recommended.
Carrer de Pau Claris, 150, 08009 Barcelona, Spain
+34 934 87 62 62