Deciding on which hotel to choose from the hundreds of hotels is no easy feat if you are new to Barcelona. Each person has their own individual way for choosing their hotel. To help you find your hotel as quickly as possible, we have organized the hotel information in three different ways so you can choose your preferred hotel searching method. You can also use more than one method to fine-tune your hotel selection.
I recommend you bookmark this page because you will more than likely need to refer back to it during your hotel selection process.
The links below will take you to detailed pages that will help answer each type of question you will have about choosing your hotel accommodation in Barcelona. I recommend you scan each of the titles and the short descriptions that follow to enable you to know if the page fits your preferred method of finding the right hotel for you.
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If you don't care too much about the location of your hotel and just want to stay in a hotel that has a particular star rating (or room rate) then we have organized the Barcelona hotels by star rating below. The star rating of a hotel generally follows the room rate, so the lower the star rating generally the lower the room rates. Click on the links to the pages that take you to the hotels star rating you are interested in.
We have linked our hotel reviews to a Barcelona map. This way you can see exactly which hotels are in which areas or Barcelona. If you know the area you want to stay in then select the relevant area link below to take you directly to the section of the hotel map you are interested in.
If you do not know which area you wish to stay in then you have two options:
a) You can either read the brief descriptions below for each area and then follow the link to that area. You will then find a brief overview of each area on each page plus there is a link at the foot of each of these pages to more information on that area.
b) Alternatively if you want a much more in-depth overview of the area before you start looking for your hotel you can go to our Barcelona Neighbourhoods Guide that will give you detailed information on each area. Once you know which area you want to stay in your can come back to this page and click on the relevant heading below to take you to the Barcelona hotel map for that area.
Barcelona Hotel Maps By Location:
Overall hotel map of Barcelona. You can click on any section of this hotel map to be taken to a more detailed section of that neighbourhood with the hotels indicated on the map.
Barceloneta hotel map - hotels near the beach area in Barcelona.
Eixample (left) hotel map - hotels in the modern shopping area Barcelona.
Eixample (right) hotel map - hotels in the modern area of Barcelona.
El Born hotel map - hotels in the old area of Barcelona but has many modern bars and restaurants. This area is also a short walk to Barceloneta the neighbourhood that is home to Barcelona's main beach.
Forum area hotel map - This area is a newly developed area that is a little further out from the city centre. It offers access to the beaches but the area itself does not offer much in the way of tourist attractions.
Gràcia hotel map - Gràcia is characterized by small narrow old streets. It also has a strong community feel to this area.
La Ribera hotel map - This area is in the old town area Via Laietana.
Les Corts hotel map - Primarily the business area in Barcelona however it also offers you ready access to the Eixample area which is good for shopping. Les Corts area itself does not have much in the way of tourist attractions.
Montjuïc hotel map - this area is close to the Plaça España and the magic fountain.
Poblenou hotel map - Close to the beach areas in Barcelona. The neighbourhood does not have much in the way of tourist attractions other than the beach however it has quick and ready access to the city centre via metro and bus links.
Poble Sec hotel map - Primarily a residential area in Barcelona, but is only 10 minutes on the metro to the heart of the city centre. Accommodation in this neighbourhood tends to be cheaper.
Port Olimpic hotel map - If you want to be close to the sea front, beach area and picturesque marina docks this is the place for you. Some good seafood restaurants can also be found in this area.
Port Vell hotel map - This area is at the foot of La Rambla offering ready access to the rest of the city centre. You are also close to the Barcelona Cruise terminals.
La Rambla and Old Town Gothic Quarter hotel map - La Rambla is the most famous street in Barcelona and right in the heart of the city centre. If you want to walk out of your hotel and be right in the middle of the activity this is the place to be. The map also includes hotels in the Barri Gòtic area which is the old historic area in Barcelona.
Sants hotel map - Primarily a residential area, so the accommodation can generally be a little cheaper here. You have good transport links to the city, airport and destinations outside of Barcelona via Barcelona Sants rail station that is right in the middle of this neighbourhood. (Estació de Sants).
A to Z list of hotels in Barcelona - If you already know the name of the hotel you want to stay at the A to Z hotel page is the ideal place to start because the hotels are ordered alphabetically. You can then click on any hotel name to read our in-depth review of both the hotel, the area it is in and the facilities it offers. We also give key information like how to travel from the airport to the hotel.
In addition to the 3 selection methods listed above we have created a few additional information pages below that will help you in choosing your Barcelona hotel accommodation.
Hotels, Hostals and Pensions - Learn what the difference are between these types of accommodation and you will save money.
Barcelona Hotel Booking Advice This page discusses one of the most important steps you need to take to ensure you get the best price for your hotel accommodation. It's simple but it's important and especially relevant when selecting a hotel in Barcelona.
Tourist reviews of Barcelona hotels. This page lists hotel reviews that were sent in by our site visitors.