Fashionable, captivating, and always conscious of its style, Barcelona combines everyday traditions with spectacular results. Located on Spain's sunny Mediterranean coast, Barcelona is steeped in history dating back before the Romans. Whether designer shopping on the Passeig De Gracia or simply strolling down La Rambla, visitors will be enchanted by everything Barcelona offers.

Home to 30 Michelin Star restaurants, the Catalan capital is a foodie favorite that offers El Bulli-style dishes that change with the seasons. Add to this, luxury hotels, a modern cruise port, and retro rooftop bars, and you can understand why so many people visit Barcelona each year.

Most people visiting Barcelona arrive at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN), nine miles from the city center. For those arriving by private jet, BCN has a dedicated business aviation terminal where you can clear customs and immigration before taking ground transportation into the city. If Barcelona sounds like somewhere you would like to visit we have compiled a list of the top five best hotels for your stay.

Mandarin Oriental

Located on Barclona's most exclusive shopping boulevard, the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona is a modern, luxurious 5-star hotel. Situated near some of Gaudi's Modernist architectural gems and a 10-minute walk to the Plaça Catalunya, the Mandarin Oriental is everything you could want to find in a city center hotel.

Furnished and decorated by interior design guru Patricia Urquiola, all rooms and suites at the  Mandarin Oriental are a sanctuary of harmony and relaxation. The hotel features a fitness center, a health spa, a rooftop terrace bar, and several award-winning restaurants. 

El Palace Hotel Barcelona

If there were ever a hotel that could capture the heritage and style of Barcelona's glory, it would be El Palace Hotel Barcelona. Occupying a privileged corner on the city's Gran Via for over a century, what was once the Barcelona Ritz has welcomed guests with its ornate marble entrance and gilded chandeliers. The hotel resembles an English stately home and is furnished with elegant  Louis XVI-style furniture, plush carpets, and silk-tasseled curtains.

While at first glance, the El Palace Hotel Barcelona might seem a little stuffy and full of itself, the complete opposite is true with something always going on. The Bluesman Cocktail Bar in the hotel's basement and the adjacent Cigar Club offers live music three times a week and is always buzzing.

Inspired by the romantic garden at one of the city's most elegant villas, the hotel's rooftop terrace is considered the best in Barcelona. Overseen by former  El Bulli head chef Rafa Zafra, the hotel's Amar restaurant is a seafood lover's delight, with an entire section of the menu dedicated to caviar.

ME Barcelona

A relative newcomer to the Barcelona 5-star hotel world, the flagship Melia ME Barcelona opened its doors in November 2021. When Melia constructed the hotel, they wanted it to be a cosmopolitan space offering an immersive experience that makes guests feel a part of the city lifestyle. The hotel occupies a prime location in the city center, around the corner from the  Passeig de Gràcia and a short walk to the Plaça de Catalunya. 

Modern in every sense of the word, the hotel's entire second floor is dedicated to drinking and dining. Here, you will find two Mediterranean restaurants and the swanky Luma cocktail bar. Like many Barcelona hotels, the ME Barcelona has a rooftop bar and swimming pool, but unlike others, it is only open to hotel guests.

Kimpton Vividora Barcelona

Opened in October 2020, the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona is a sophisticated, upmarket 5-star boutique hotel from California's Kimpton Hotels. Located in Barclona's trendy Gothic neighborhood the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona is designed to represent the city it is in, and the Kimpton Vividora Barcelona is no exception. 

Modern yet decorated like an elegant Barcelona apartment, the hotel embraces soft Mediterranean colors and natural wood. The hotel's star attraction is its Fauna restaurant, which specializes in Spanish and Catalan cuisine with dishes like Criollo Octopus and Canary Islands potatoes and green mojo. The hotel's pièce de résistance is its Terraza de Vivi rooftop bar and swimming pool with spectacular views over the city.

Nobu Hotel Barcelona

Designed with the sophisticated traveler in mind, the Nobu Hotel Barcelona advertises itself as being a stylish luxury, hip hotel with a mix of Japanese minimalism and comfortable luxury. Owned by world-renowned Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa, film star Robert De Niro, and movie producer Meir Teper, the Nobu Hotel Barcelona has 259 rooms and suites.

Interestingly, while the hotel is conveniently located near Sants Railway Station, it's close to the Gothic Quarter but away from the center and the main attractions. Because of the hotel's proximity to the Nou Camp Stadium, it has attracted a lot of professional soccer players and fans wanting to watch Barcelona play.

The hotel's main draw is its fashionable 23rd-floor Nobu Japanese Restaurant. While there, try the restaurant's signature sushi or black cod miso and lobster tempura.

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Photo: Nobu, Kimpton, Enzo, Almusaiti, Fred Romero, Enes Royalfound.