Q: We will be stay in Barcelona 3 nights 16 May - 19 May during which we wish to visit as much as possible of Barcelona Probably by public transport so we would like to stay in a hotel centrally located (3 or 4 star hotel). Which area do you recommend we stay in? Thank You.
A: You could stay anywhere in the city centre that is connected via a Metro underground stop. The metro serves most of the areas in Barcelona with tourist attractions. If however you want to be right in the middle of where all the action is then you would need to stay around La Rambla or Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter). This area also has some of the best transport connections in terms of buses, metro and train via Plaça Catalunya station, which is at the top of La Rambla.
We have produced several resources that will help you decide which is the best area for your hotel. The first is our Barcelona neighbourhoods guide (Barrios Guide) This guide gives you an overview to the main neighbourhoods in Barcelona enabling you to decide if that area has what you are looking for.
Secondly we have produced a Barcelona Hotel Map that links hotel reviews to specific sections of a Map of Barcelona. This way you can easily select which hotel you would like to stay in during your visit. We have also provided links to online booking and reservation of the hotels.
Barcelona Hotel Map - show the locations of hotels in each Barcelona area and is linked to detailed reviews of each hotel.
If you want to say in the heart of the city centre then here are the pages you need: