Oct 21, 2022

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The 5 Best Boutique Hotels in Barcelona

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Staying at the best, most luxurious and posh boutique hotels (complete with unparalleled service) in Barcelona is an experience worthy of any Spain bucket list. Below, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite hotels from the heart of Barcelona to give you a taste of what you can expect in this magical city. 

Alternatively, you can skip the reading and connect directly with a Fora Advisor. Our travel advisors for Spain can help plan every detail of your dream Spanish vacation, giving you the inside scoop on where to stay in Barcelona, what to do in Ibiza with kids, the best of Valencia and much, much more.

Plus, Fora Advisors can hook you up with free VIP perks and hotel upgrades, all for the same price as booking alone. Nevertheless, here are the best boutique hotels in Barcelona.

The 5 best boutique hotels in Barcelona

As the capital of the only region to remain relatively independent for most of the country’s history (we’re talking about Catalonia), Barcelona is one of the most unique places to visit in Spain. It only makes sense to stay somewhere just as cool and special. 

Oh, and if you’re looking for things to do in the city, check out our Barcelona itineraries (including a seaside escape from Barcelona to Mallorca).

1. Mercer Hotel Barcelona

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The five-star Mercer Hotel can be found in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, one of the best places to stay in Barcelona, near the Sagrada Familia cathedral and the Picasso Museum. 

The Mercer was established in a renovated historical building first built in the 12th century, and continuously updated for the next 800 years. 

Many of the hotel's original features, such as the medieval arches built in the 1300s, are still present in the current design, but the hotel’s commitment to offering only the best service and accommodations creates an experience that feels new and refreshing.

Plus, the Gothic Quarter’s unique blend of architecture makes it a great place to visit in Spain for first-timers.

2. Casa Bonay

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With its neoclassical façade, contemporary decor and flora-filled halls, the Casa Bonay is easily one of the prettiest boutique hotels in Barcelona. And its location in Eixample provides easy access to the rest of the city, not to mention the central neighborhood’s exciting nightlife (it’s not a bad home base if you’re planning a Spain bachelorette party).

What sets this boutique hotel apart? The staff at Casa Bonay go the extra mile to curate a homey experience that honors local customs. This has led to a partnership with many chefs, florists and designers in the community to make your stay as culturally enriching as possible. (Although, this may not be the best place to stay if you’re visiting Barcelona with kids, as the hotel caters more to an adult crowd.)

Curious about the local menu? Many of Barcelona’s best cafes and tapas bars are in Eixample, and a Fora Advisor can help you explore all the best options. Alternatively, check out our food guide to San Sebastian.

3. Hotel Neri

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The Hotel Neri, a luxe Relais & Chateaux hotel, offers a stunning view of the surrounding Gothic and Jewish quarters’ architecture while displaying a chic modern decor style within its spacious rooms.

Unlike the grandiose atmosphere of our first two boutique hotels in Barcelona, the Hotel Neri has a quaint feel that’s welcoming after a long day (or night) exploring the city.

4. The Barcelona Edition

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The Barcelona Edition stands near the Mercer Hotel in the Gothic Quarter. From the Spanish leather headboards to the designer amenities and Italian linens, no detail is overlooked during your stay at the Barcelona Edition.

Don’t forget: booking with a Fora Advisor will get you free upgrades and perks, which means you get to splurge elsewhere, like on a Moorish adventure in the south of Spain or a three-day detox in Formentera.

5. Hotel Alma Barcelona

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Gorgeous, laid-back and oh-so stylish, the Hotel Alma in Barcelona feels like something from a ritzy movie. When you’re not enjoying the five-star hotel’s many amenities, you can relax or grab breakfast in the hotel’s beautiful urban garden.

Find the best boutique hotel in Barcelona with the help of a Fora travel advisor

Barcelona is one of the best places to visit in Spain for first-timers. It’s charming, friendly and has tons to explore. The best boutique hotels in Barcelona embody this. 

Not sure where to start? Let your Fora Advisor do the heavy lifting and get you the VIP treatment for the same price as booking directly. And remember, an advisor can help you with all your travel needs, like where to stay in Madrid (including the best boutique hotels in Madrid), places to see and experiences to try.

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