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Located in the northeastern part of Spain, Barcelona is a city on Europe’s Mediterranean coast that boasts a spectacular mountain range and a rich history dating several thousand years. The host city of the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona perfectly balances the traditional with the modern that so defines its ethos.

With a rich architectural heritage and a culture that has been the muse of world-renowned artists, this dynamic city has much to offer the luxury traveler looking for trendy places to stay in Barcelona.

To find out more and for great ideas and inspiration regarding the coolest hotels in Barcelona, read on…


The Coolest Hotels in Barcelona


H10 Metropolitan
H10 Metropolitan bedroom headboard at one of the coolest hotels in B arcelona
The H10 Metropolitan offers classy cool rooms with modern decor Photo courtesy H10 Metropolitan)

If you are looking for one of the coolest design hotels in Barcelona city centre, the luxurious H10 Metropolitan is your go-to Barcelona accommodation. Located next to Plaça Catalunya, the hotel’s interiors have an industrial look with a factory style that gives it a contemporary, edgy vibe.

This 4-star property has 85 rooms in various categories including classic double rooms, deluxe rooms with terrace, and grand deluxe rooms with terrace and jacuzzi. Located close to luxury boutiques and Gaudí buildings on Passeig de Gràci, this hotel also has a quirky Library with an interesting interplay of colour and design that makes it one of the coolest design hotels in Barcelona.

Breakfast is offered at The Kitchen Restaurant and the Eden Bar terrace is the perfect space to chill as it comes with a plunge pool, Balinese beds, and a sun lounger space. A mini gym, two meeting rooms, concierge, and porter service are also available.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit the H10 Metropolitan.


Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
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Hilton Diagonal’s swimming pool is one of the coolest in the city (Photo courtesy Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona)

Located in Barcelona’s business district, the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona is also close to the Platja de Llevant beach and a stone’s throw away from the El Maresme metro station. This 433-key property is great for business travelers in Barcelona and has a selection of guest rooms, suites, and executive rooms. The rooms have a well-lit, light feel courtesy of the neutral walls, white marble floors, chic contemporary furniture, and wood doors.

The Breakfast Café is a modern restaurant that serves Mediterranean and Catalan cuisine that focuses on fresh and local cuisine. At Ma’i Snacks and Drinks you can sample the best of Catalan food and drink as well as sip on artisan coffee, regional wine, and craft beers, and enjoy local gastronomic delights. Purobeach Barcelona and Aürt Restaurant are other excellent options for an on-site dining experience.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, please visit Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona.


H10 Art Gallery lobby 
A stay at the hip H10 Art Gallery is like staying in a… yup, an art gallery! (Photo courtesy H10 Art Gallery)

One of the coolest hotels in the Eixample district, the four-star H10 Art Gallery is one of the most charming design hotels in Barcelona and is an ode to contemporary art. The interiors are dominated by pure lines and open-plan spaces, with an excellent collection of original works and lithographs by artists like Joan Miró, Miquel Barceló, Antoni Tàpies, Francis Bacon, Henri Matisse, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

The hotel has a variety of room categories to please the most discerning traveler, and three available meeting rooms with state-of-the-art technology make this property ideal for business or leisure guests. The Modern Art Restaurant, Pop Art Bar, L’Olivera Terrace-set around a 100-year-old olive tree-and the Inspire Terrace ensures you are never hungry at this hip Barcelona hotel.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information about one of our favorite coolest hotels in Barcelona, visit H10 Art Gallery.


Room Mate Carla
Room Mate Carla bar at one of the best design hotels in Barcelona
The Honesty Bat at Room Mate Carla bar us a fun place to hang (photo courtesy Room Mate Carla) 

Room Mate Carla is an 88-room modern hotel designed by interior designer Tomás Alía. The theme that runs through the property is an understated Mediterranean minimalist look with pops of color that add to its character. Located in the historic Eixample district, this cool Barcelona hotel is replete with art and architecture, and its fresh and fun design prints make for a compelling visual treat.

The room categories include standard, standard with balcony, triple, executive with terrace, junior suite, and suite and are furnished with all modern amenities. The in-house Honesty Bar is the place to chill with your favorite cocktail or coffee. The hotel serves breakfast from 7 am to 12 noon every day and also offers celiac-specific products.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit Room Mate Carla.


Hotel Sixtytwo
Hotel Sixtytwo luxury bedroom at one of the coolest hotels in Barcelona
Hotel Sixtytwo offers chic rooms in a great location (Photo courtesy Hotel Sixtytwo)

The 45-room Hotel Sixtytwo is strategically located between Casa Batlló and La Pedrera and has a modernist façade and interiors from 1897 that have been carefully preserved.  Surrounded by the best shopping in Barcelona, this is one cool hotel where design and modernism come together seamlessly. The hotel has a combination of single, double, and suite rooms over six floors.

This contemporary chic hotel is also home to the Sixtytwo Lounge, which is a great place to chill after a long day. The à la carte breakfast features local produce. There are multifunctional rooms for meetings and parking facilities are also available.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit Hotel Sixtytwo.


Catalonia Magdalenes
Catalonia Magdalenes design hotels in Barcelona swimming pool and deck chairs
Catalonia Magdalenes reputation for cool stays has grown since it opened (Photo courtesy Catalonia Magdalenes)

Built in 2016, the 61-room Catalonia Magdalenes hotel makes for a great Barcelona city break as it is wedged between the Portal de l’Angel and Via Laietana. These are some of the top shopping streets in the city and this gothic quarter Barcelona hotel is a great place to chill.

Room options include double rooms, double superior rooms, triple rooms, and quad rooms. The hotel offers a free snack as well for all guests between 2 pm and 11 pm.

The hotel spa comes with hammam facilities as well, and the rooftop terrace has a glass-enclosed pool and sun and is the perfect spot to enjoy the Barcelona skyline. The Gourmet Corner Bar and a seasonal terrace-as well as efficient room service up the dining options here.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit Catalonia Magdalenes.


Hotel Casa Camper
Expect a unique guest experience at the fun Casa Camper (Photo courtesy Hotel Casa Camper)

Hotel Casa Camper has a cool camping ethos as part of its design and functional aesthetics. One of the coolest hotels in Barcelona in terms of design and theme, this hotel has 40 rooms arranged over five floors. This stunning 19th century gothic high rise has been restored by architect Jordi Tió, and Ferran Amat of Vinçon has done the interiors of this popular Barcelona design hotel. Some rooms have a bedroom and mini lounge area separated by a corridor.

Instead of the usual in-room mini bar, we enjoyed the hotel’s exclusive service for guests called the ‘tentempié,’ which is a buffet that serves sandwiches, salads, soups, cut fresh fruits, desserts, soft drinks, juices, waters, coffee, and tea.

The in-house Michelin-star restaurant dos palillos is the place to enjoy the gastronomic fusion of Oriental cuisine and Spanish tapas. The Casa Camper terrace and honesty bar is the place to relax, and the dos billares bar has excellent cocktails and jazz music along with indoor games.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit Hotel Casa Camper.


Murmuri Residence Mercader
Coolest Hotels in Barcelona include Murmuri Residence Mercader sdeluxe suites with kitchens
Murmuri Residence Mercader offers spacious accommodations in a classy historic building (Photo courtesy Murmuri Residence Mercader)

Located in the Barcelona city center, Murmuri Hotel’s baroque architecture is unmissable. Designed by the interior specialist Kelly Hoppen, the hotel seamlessly combines the classic with sophistication. The 55 sleek rooms are spread over five floors, with room categories including design, superior, privilege, junior suite, and suite.

The Bar Marfil by Murmuri and the elegant Terrace at Rambla Catalunya allow you to enjoy the outdoors of Barcelona along with local specialties. Long-stay guests can also check out the Murmuri Residence Concepció which has four cozy apartments.

 LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit Hotel Murmuri Residence.


Room Mate Gerard
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The reception at Room Mate Gerard boasts colorful decor (Photo courtesy Room Mate Gerard)

Designed by Jaime Beriestain, Room Mate Gerard has a traditional courtyard and façade with balconies and a design ethos that is sophisticated, warm, and definitely cool. The 66-room property is ideally located only three minutes away from Plaça Catalunya. Guest rooms are sleek and stunning and range from standard to deluxe rooms and junior suites equipped with modern amenities.

Don’t miss the popular daily buffet breakfast and do try the Pa amb tomàquet-a local bread and tomato specialty. If you want to chill with your favourite drink, head to the in-house bar. Three meeting rooms, a pool, and a gym are part of the hotel, as well as a terrace that gives a bird’s eye view of the Ensanche district of Barcelona.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit Room Mate Gerard.


Hotel Well and Come
Hotel Well & Come rooftop pool and chairs of one of the best design. hotels in Barcelona
The Well and Come’s rooftop pool is a cool place to sunbathe (Photo courtesy Hotel Well and Come)

Hotel Well and Come is an elegant 4-star boutique hotel located in the centre of Barcelona. The 44 welcoming guest rooms include standard and deluxe choices, some with terrace options.

A rooftop with a swimming pool and solarium offers a spectacular view of Barcelona as well as a great view of Monte Tibidabo. The modern dining room is inspired by the classic bakery style where guests are made to feel at home. Fitness enthusiasts will love this hotel, as the gym is equipped with cardio-vascular machines and has a complete stretching kit. If you prefer the outdoors, the hotel staff can suggest a set of jogging routes that go through the city.

LuxuryEurope Recommends: For more information, visit Hotel Well and Come.

Editor’s Note: Looking for other great accommodation options in Barcelona? Check out our sister site, LuxuryBarcelona, for more ideas and inspiration.




Bindu Gopal Rao is a freelance writer and photographer from Bangalore who likes taking the offbeat path when travelling. Birding and the environment are her favourite topics, and she documents her work on www.bindugopa`lrao. 


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