Carrer dels Lledó, 7, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Photo courtesy of Mercer Barcelona
Mercer BarcelonaThis small, charming, well-located hotel is tucked away in the Gothic Quarter. With just 28 rooms, it occupies a sensitively restored building retains features from the first century all the way back to the 19th century, and it balances those original (and recovered) features with modern elements—as evidenced by the spectacular patio, filled with fragrant orange trees, that greets guests upon arrival. History creeps into the rooms, where original wooden ceilings and stone walls are beautifully blended with modern coffee-and-cream color schemes, flat-screen TVs, and rain showers. There’s also a library and rooftop terrace with a plunge pool—all of which, coupled with the excellent service, make this a fine destination hotel.