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The Best Barceloneta Beach Hotels – Options for Every Budget

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Welcome to our guide on the best Barceloneta Beach hotels. It’s no secret that Barcelona has one of the best city beaches in the world. It has long, golden, sandy beaches, multiple yacht ports and views of the Mediterranean Sea that would make you think you’re in a beach resort, not a city.

Barceloneta Beach is the most popular beach in Barcelona and for good reason. During the day it’s filled with tourists and locals relaxing in the sun or strolling down its long promenade. On an evening, it comes alive as the city’s number one nightlife spot for nightclubbing. It also has a great selection of bars, cafes, restaurants and dessert spots.

If you want a visit to Barcelona that isn’t all about sightseeing, but relaxation too, Barceloneta Beach is a great area to stay. In this guide, we’ll share some of the best Barceloneta Beach hotels for every budget. We’ll also give you plenty of tips for staying in this area of town. Read on for plenty of inspiration…

Top reasons to stay near Barceloneta Beach

  • It’s the perfect area to stay for those that want both relaxation in the sun, but also sightseeing. Barceloneta Beach’s location is close enough to see the sites of the city centre but secluded enough to feel like a laid-back beach resort area.
  • Barceloneta Beach is great for those that value a good nightlife scene. It has world-famous nightclubs such as Pacha, Carpe Diem and Opium, plus some excellent cocktail bars and lounges.
  • The long beach promenade is great for those that like to exercise, or visitors who just prefer coastal surroundings over high-rise city buildings. It’s a great place to go for a morning jog, a sunset walk or fun bike ride.
Beach promenade and palm trees

An overview of the different areas to stay around Barceloneta Beach

Hotels near Barceloneta Beach can be split into several areas. Each area offers something unique, and some have more hotel options than others. For example, the beachfront has limited hotel options and many of them are expensive luxury hotels. However, the residential area near the metro has many budget hotel options and is within walking distance of the beach. Consider your budget and what you want from your holiday to decide on the perfect place to stay.

Here’s an overview of the key areas to stay around Barceloneta Beach:

Barceloneta Beachfront – View on map

Barceloneta Beachfront is the main beach area. It features a long promenade full of bars, nightclubs, restaurants and cafes, with direct access to the sand and sea. It’s a popular spot for joggers, cyclists and those who enjoy nice walks. The hotels here also have direct access to the beach in under 2-minutes. With the exception of a few affordable options, most Barceloneta Beachfront hotels are 5-star luxury options.

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Barceloneta residential and metro area – View on map

This area is set back a few streets from the beach area. It has a wider variety of hotels, with lower cost and moderate options. It’s a great area to stay for those that want access to the beach, but also Barcelona’s many attractions. You can walk to the beach in less than 15-minutes.

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Ciutadella Park / El Born – View on map

Ciutadella Park and the El Born district is around a 20-minute walk from Barceloneta Beach. These old areas of the city are a trendy place to stay, with an endless number of bar and restaurant options. Ciutadella Park itself is a must-see, and El Born neighbourhood is well located for seeing the other tourist areas.

Ciutadella Park lake

Bogatell Beach and Poblenou – View on map

Situated further down the promenade from Barceloneta Beach, Bogatell Beach is the next beach along from Barceloneta. It’s just as beautiful, but it has a quieter scene compared to Barceloneta. It suits families and those that want a relaxing beach experience away from the busier Barceloneta Beach centre. You can reach Barceloneta Beach in a short walk or bike ride, so you have access to both beaches.

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The best Barceloneta Beach Hotels

Sofitel Barcelona Skipper (Luxury)

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Sofitel Barcelona Skipper is one of our favourite Barceloneta Beach Hotels on our list. If offers slightly lower rates than other 5-star hotels in the area, but with the same grand design and luxury amenities. Located right next to the beachfront, we don’t think there’s a better hotel location if you want to be close to the sandy shores. From room to sand and sea, it’s only a few minutes’ walk.

The design of Sofitel Barcelona Skipper is modern and artistic, with unique sculptures, curvature and monotone colour schemes throughout the hotel. It has a large rooftop swimming pool area with comfortable loungers, a second smaller swimming pool, a gym and an excellent restaurant. The hotel is perfectly suited to those that want a luxurious and relaxing place to stay, right by Barceloneta Beach.

Hotel Arts Barcelona (Luxury)

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Hotel Arts Barcelona is a modern, high-rise hotel that overlooks Barceloneta Beach. It’s right on the beach promenade, making it one of the closest hotels on our list to the sand. With elegant décor, a stunning rooftop pool and relaxation area, and several fine dining restaurants, it’s one of the most luxurious hotels on our list. It oozes style and modern luxury, as opposed to classic, traditional luxury you’d find in other Barcelona 5-star hotels.

One of the highlights of staying at Hotel Arts Barcelona are its room views. From standard rooms to large suites, many have panoramic views of the sea and Barceloneta Beach below. Combine the great dining experience with the rooms views and excellent location, and you have one of the best luxury Barceloneta Beach hotels. The nightly rates are high, but the quality is hard to beat.

W Hotel Barcelona (Luxury)

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W Hotel Barcelona is undoubtedly Barcelona’s most famous hotel. It’s instantly recognisable for its curved tower shape at the edge of Barceloneta Beach, which is one of the first things you’ll see out of the plane window when landing in the city. It dominates the skyline and is a popular place to stay for those that want a luxury experience. The hotel has a rooftop infinity pool overlooking the beach and marina, an indoor pool and a selection of top-rated restaurants. It has all of the amenities you’d expect from a high-end 5-star hotel.

Rooms are lavish and spacious, ranging from basic rooms with a view of the bay, to grand presidential suites with multiple rooms, panoramic balconies and a jacuzzi. You’ll feel like a rockstar from the moment you arrive! Some of the hotels on our list may have slightly better reviews and facilities. However, many people stay at W Hotel for the experience. The iconic views and allure of the hotel make a stay here unforgettable.

H10 Port Vell (Luxury)

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You’ll find H10 hotels throughout Barcelona. They’re in all corners of the city and are known for their modern, bright design. Most H10’s in Barcelona have very good reviews! The H10 Port Vell is a luxurious Barceloneta Beach hotel option for those that want to be within a short walk of the beach and marina areas. You have Barcelona’s long Port Vell promenade on its doorstep, giving you a nice view of the yachts as you wake up. You can also walk to Barceloneta Beach in only 13-minutes.

H10 Port Vell is a great hotel option for those that want a luxury hotel experience without the high prices of other nearby hotels. It’s more expensive than average but a good margin cheaper than the likes of the W-Hotel and Sofitel we mentioned above. It offers nice balcony views from rooms, a small rooftop swimming pool and a stylish restaurant and bar area.

Hotel 54 Barceloneta (Moderately priced)

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Located a 4-minute walk from the beach, Hotel 54 Barceloneta is a great hotel near Barceloneta Beach for those that want easy beach access and the facilities of a good hotel, but without the prices of the luxury beachfront hotels. It’s simple, modern and elegant, offering you a comfortable place to stay when you’re not exploring the Barceloneta Beach area.

Rooms are basic but modern, with a touch of colour to get them an individual look. One of the best things about Hotel 54 Barceloneta is its large patio area. It gives you stunning panoramic views of the yachts in Port Vell and has lots of relaxing seating areas. It’s the ideal spot for a pre-dinner glass of Sangria! There’s nothing amazing about this hotel except its location. However, it’s a very comfortable and convenient place to stay when proximity to the beach is important to you. It’s excellent value for money compared to nearby options.

Ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell (Moderately priced)

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Ibis Styles Barceloneta City is an excellent value beach hotel in the Bogatell beach area. Bogatell is the area just along the promenade from Barceloneta Beach, in a quieter neighbourhood with fewer crowds. It’s a great accommodation location for those that want a hotel near the lively Barceloneta Beach, but with better value options and a less crowded beach. The beachfront is walkable from the hotel. Alternatively, you can board the metro right next to the hotel for access to Barceloneta and other areas of the city.

Ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell is a more premium option from the well-known Ibis brand. Ibis Budget hotels are the affordable option. The ibis ‘styles’ offers a modern, stylish hotel experience with many more facilities. It boasts a rooftop swimming pool and relaxation area, well-appointed rooms and a quirky décor throughout the hotel. The breakfast offering here is also very good!

Hesperia Barcelona Barri Gotic (Moderately priced)

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If you want a hotel that’s within walking distance of Barceloneta Beach, but also some of Barcelona’s other top attractions, consider Hesperia Barcelona Barri. Located in the Ciutadella Park and El Born area of town, this moderately priced 3-star hotel is the perfect combination of relaxation and sightseeing. You can walk to Barceloneta Beach in 17-minutes, or the historic Gothic Quarter in only 10 minutes. There’s also Port Vell, Ciutadella Park and the many bars and restaurants of El Born on your doorstep.

The hotel itself is an old building that has been renovated and modernised to form an excellent 3-star hotel. It features nicely decorated rooms, some of which have a balcony view of one of Barcelona’s oldest districts. It also offers a nice breakfast and common relaxation areas. Hesperia Barcelona Barri is all about being in an excellent location. It doesn’t have lavish swimming pools and restaurants. It simply offers a comfortable, clean room in a great area.

Barceloneta Suites (Budget friendly)

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Barceloneta Suites is a bright and modern selection of self-catering apartments a short walk from the beachfront. They’re one of the best located budget Barceloneta Beach hotels on our list, especially if you want to be as close to the beach as possible. It’s in a quiet residential neighbourhood, but you’re only a short walk from the many bars, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs of the beach.

Rooms are small, clean and well equipped with kitchen facilities. Therefore, you can make your own meals and save money. There are also some rooms options with rooftop balconies, perfect if you want to enjoy breakfast or lunch in the sun. Barceloneta Suites is an excellent hotel near Barceloneta Beach for those that want an affordable self-catering apartment near the beachfront.

Banys de Mar – Apartamentos Barceloneta (Budget friendly)

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Similar in location and offering to Barceloneta Suites, Banys de Mar is another budget-friendly accommodation option for those that want to be a short walk away from the beach. It offers affordable nightly rates and a great deal of space for the money. Apartments are basic but well equipped, giving you all you need for a longer stay in Barcelona. Cook some of your own meals to save money or enjoy a coffee on the apartment balcony.

Banys de Mar – Apartamentos Barceloneta is an excellent hotel near Barceloneta Beach for families, or those travelling in a small group. Walk 2-minutes to the beach and its many restaurants, bars, nightclubs and leisure facilities. It’s also a 10-minute walk from the metro, giving you easy access to the rest of Barceloneta’s attractions.

Our top tips for staying near Barceloneta Beach

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  • Stay a little further back from the beachfront for cheaper accommodation options. Hotels around Barceloneta metro station, the El Poblenou neighbourhood and Ciutadella Park have more options and value for money is better.
  • Consider staying in an apartment if you’re travelling in a group or want to save money by cooking your own meals. The neighbourhood has some excellent aparthotels and apartment rentals.
  • Book a hotel with breakfast included to save money on eating-out costs.
  • Stay near Barceloneta metro station if you want easy access to both the beach area and Barcelona’s many attractions. The metro is a great way to get around.
  • Stay near Barceloneta Beach if you want to be close to the nightlife scene and want lots going on. Bogatell Beach and the El Poblenou district is better for those that want a quieter beach experience.
  • Book a hotel with a swimming pool. If relaxation is important to you, a rooftop swimming pool is an excellent upgrade! Many of the hotels on our list have pools, particularly the luxury options.
  • Reserve your hotel well in advance of arrival. Barceloneta Beach is a popular place to stay, especially in the summer months. Booking further in advance often gives you better rates.
  • Book a hotel with free cancellation. That way, if the hotel drops in price between now and when you’re due to visit, you can cancel and re-book for the lower price.
  • Visit the city on a weekday over a weekend for cheaper hotel prices. The area is buzzing and busy no matter the day of the week or month of the year you visit.

Thanks for reading our guide on the best Barceloneta Beach hotels. We hope we inspired you with accommodation options for every budget and you can now plan a visit to this trendy area of the city. It’s a great base for exploring for those that value relaxation and nightlife.

If you have any questions about any of the hotels near Barceloneta Beach we featured, be sure to post a comment below.

Check out our other Barcelona travel guides:

Cheap places to stay in Barcelona
Central & safe areas to stay in Barcelona
3 days in Barcelona itinerary

by ricky MARSHALL

Author bio:

An adventurer at heart that loves anything outdoors. Beaches, mountains and amazing scenery is everything I love about travel! I also enjoy home comforts and need a nice place to relax and re-charge after every trip.

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