Tourist Information Guide

Hesperia del Mar

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Entrance to hotel Hesperia Mar

The 4 star Hesperia del Mar hotel is new establishment just off the main street near the beach, and prides itself on being a good option for both business people and tourists.

The hotel is comfortable and the reception staff make you feel welcome the moment you set foot inside the door.

Hotel Facilities

This is a comfortable but no frills hotel. The lobby has a lounge, decorated in light wood and marble, with newspapers and glass cabinets full of items you can buy if you need a last minute present to take home with you. There is a restaurant, the Noray, that will serve you a good Mediterranean buffet at dinner and breakfast. Otherwise you can have a drink in the hotel's café terrace which backs onto a nice enclosed park. The hotel also has underground parking and access for people with a disability.

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Business Facilities

The hotel offers the Hesperia Events Solutions which is a service where they will completely organize an event your company wants from banquets to formal business meetings. Otherwise the Hesperia del Mar has 3 meeting rooms with free Wi-Fi connection and projectors. The rooms can hold up to 40 people.


Again there is nothing fancy about the 78 rooms in Hesperia del Mar. They are comfortable, modern and some, including the 6 suites, have sea views. The décor is simple, blues and light wood, quite elegant and stylish although very hotel-like. The bathrooms all have a small bath and shower and are made, like the lobby, in marble and light wood.

Hotel Location and facilities

gardens behind hotel hesperia mar
gardens behind hotel hesperia mar

One of the best points about the hotel is that it is just 2 minutes walk across the road to the beach, which makes it a popular place for families because you are off the main road so the hotel is very quiet. There is a pharmacy should you need any last minute medication just next to it. Stroll along the main road parallel to the beach and you will find cafes and a Chinese restaurant. Go the other way up the road away from the beach and there are newsagents and a mini-market. The nearest metro is Poblenou, a 10 minute walk away. The metro will take you into town in 20 minutes, or you could get off at Ciutadella villa olympica, the Olympic village and have a bite to eat on the beach, or a dance in one of the late night clubs. Or you may just want to have a wander through Poblenou which is the setting for the famous Pepe Carvalho detective series. Diagonal Mar a large shopping complex which also has restaurants is a 15 minute walk.

How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.

Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00  - €35.00

Via Train The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia, in about 20 minutes. You then have to change here for the Yellow Line metroMetro to Selva Del Mar and the hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the metro.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you will need to change for the Green line metro to Passeig de Gràcia You then have to change here for the Yellow Line metroMetro to Selva Del Mar and the hotel is a short 10 minute walk from the metro.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hesperia del Mar Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Bilbao Llull Bilbao, 24s 550 m

In a nutshell

If you like a simple and straightforward hotel, and aren't planning to spend that much time in your hotel anyway then the Hesperia del Mar may be a good option for you. The friendly service does make a difference (as do the sweets on the reception) and the staff are willing to help you make any arrangements you might need. The hotel is family friendly and also good for those on business who want to get away from it all and stay in a smaller hotel a bit away from the main business area.

Hesperia del Mar
Carrer Espronceda, 6 (corner of Paseo Garcia Faria)
08005 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Poblenou (Yellow Line, L4) 10 mins

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