10 of the Best Beach Hotels in Barcelona

Aerial View of Barcelona Beach with the Arts Hotel at Vila Olimpica - Best Barcelona Beach Hotels

Barcelona is famous for its beautiful beaches (among other things of course), so while you are in the Catalan capital, why not take advantage and stay at one of the beautiful beach hotels in Barcelona?  We’ve picked out our favourite Barcelona beach hotels for you to choose from, including Barcelona hotels with a sea view and gorgeous hotels near the beach in Barcelona and closeby.

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The Best Barcelona Beach Hotels at a Glance

In no particular order, here are our picks for the best beach hotels in Barcelona if you just want a quick list, or read on for more information about each of these Barcelona beach hotels:

Barcelona Beach Hotels in Depth

W Barcelona

W Barcelona is a luxurious hotel with a striking sail-like shape next to the Barcelona beach. This Barcelona hotel with beach access features 473 rooms that offer luxe conveniences like a chaise lounge, full-length windows, rain shower, and remote-controlled lighting.

All rooms at W Barcelona either provide views of the city or the Mediterranean Sea. The recreational activities at the hotel include spa, hot tub, sauna, steam room, and 3 swimming pools, one being an infinity pool.

Don’t miss a chance to dine in the Michelin star gourmet restaurant at this beach hotel, Barcelona. Their rooftop bar is perfect for sundowners and the W is one of the hotels with the best beach views in Barcelona.

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Occidental Atenea Mar

Occidental Atenea Mar is an adult-only hotel by the beach in Barcelona, located just 150 metres from the Nova Mar Bella Beach. The hotel is well-connected via public transportation, with the bus stop right opposite and Poble Nou Metro Station 10 minutes walk away.

Ranking amongst the best hotels on the beach in Barcelona, all 191 rooms at Occidental Atenea Mar are outward-facing with views of either the Mediterranean Sea or the Barcelona city. The hotel also features a sauna, a big terrace with an incredible sea view, a seasonal infinity pool with hydromassage beds and seats, and an in-house restaurant serving a-la-carte meals.

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Hotel Arts

Run by a familiar name, Ritz-Carlton, Hotel Arts is an ultra-luxurious accommodation overlooking the Barceloneta beach (250 metres away). The hotel is located next to Barcelona’s Olympic Port and is the tallest building (44-floors) in Spain.

This Barcelona hotel by the beach features 482 rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the waterfront or the city centre. Another unique attribute of this hotel is its Michelin-star restaurant serving fine Mediterranean cuisine.

The best features of this hotel at Barcelona beach are its luxury spa, two outdoor pools that face the sea and the gardens, and a poolside bar serving light meals.

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Hotel 54 Barceloneta

Hotel 54 Barceloneta is a design hotel located just 3 minute walk from the Barceloneta beachfront. It boasts 28 family-friendly soundproof rooms with modern décor and innovative lighting and is amongst the most popular Barcelona beach hotels.

Situated in one of the quaintest areas in Barcelona, this hotel is a 7 minutes walk from the Barceloneta metro station. Relish the cocktails at the rooftop bar of Hotel 54 Barceloneta and enjoy the sundowner behind the port’s horizon. Within a minute’s walk from this Barcelona hotel, you will find several sea-food restaurants and rustic bars.

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Sofitel Barcelona Skipper

Sofitel Barcelona Skipper offers 5-star luxury and is one of the best beach hotels in Barcelona. The hotel is set in the old part of Barcelona, close to Ciutadella Park, only a 3 minute walk from the beach.

The 225 smoke-free rooms at the hotel offer a range of modern amenities and design features like a balcony or terrace. The common areas include 2 outdoor pools, one being a rooftop pool providing impressive views of the sea and the city. In addition, their on-site restaurant serves Catalan cuisines.

The big seasonal terrace with sun loungers at this Barcelona hotel on the beach gives guests little reason to leave the premises.

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Duquesa de Cardona

Duquesa de Cardona is well located for both beach lovers and sightseers. Situated in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, this hotel near the beach in Barcelona (12 minutes walk) is only 600 metres from Las Ramblas. Their on-site restaurant overlooks the yachts of Port Vell and serves Mediterranean cuisine.

All 59 rooms either face the city or the sea. The most notable feature of this hotel near Barcelona beach is its rooftop terrace with two beautiful plunge pools and a cocktail bar. Do try their delicious tapas with Spanish cavas.

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K+K Hotel Picasso El Born

Located on Passeig Picasso, K+K Hotel Picasso El Born puts you within a 5 minutes walk of the Picasso Museum. The charm of this Barcelona hotel near the beach (20 minutes walk) is in its stylish rooms equipped with contemporary décor.

This 92-room hotel near the beach in Barcelona further impresses with its rooftop swimming pool, a café, and a lobby bar that customises unique cocktails. The restaurant plates Spanish cuisines, including mouth-watering tapas dishes.

The rooms at K+K Hotel Picasso El Born, however, overlook either garden or the city. Nevertheless, go here not for beach views but for its ambience.

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Beach Hotels Near Barcelona

Hotel Miramar – Badalona

Located right beside the Mediterranean Sea in Badalona, Hotel Miramar is a family-friendly hotel that offers excellent views of the sandy beach and the sea. The hotel is situated 8 minutes from Badalona train station, from where you can get a train to the centre of Barcelona in just 20 minutes.

Hotel Miramar has been a family-owned hotel for 75 years and offers the best hospitality. The hotel features fully equipped, clean, air-conditioned rooms; some even come with a balcony overlooking the sea. The windows open to the La Rambla de Badalona promenade with spectacular views of the palm trees, making it one of the best beach hotels in Barcelona.

While the hotel is outside of the centre of Barcelona, you’ll be able to enjoy a quieter beachfront experience while still being within easy reach of the city.  This Barcelona beach hotel also features an in-house restaurant that offers delicious regional and international cuisines.

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Hotel Casa Vilella – Sitges

Offering unique, elegant, and exclusive spaces for personalised stay, Hotel Casa Vilella is set in Sitges – about 15 miles away from Barcelona airport. Located in a quiet area at Sitges’s beachfront, this beach hotel near Barcelona features 14 rooms with wonderful sea, mountains, or pool views.

The hotel stands out for its outdoor areas, including the terrace and swimming pool. The on-site bar and restaurant with a terrace are an ideal spot to relax while enjoying a choice of Mediterranean cuisines.

Casa Vilella is within walking distance of Sitges railway station, from where you can catch a 40-minute train ride to Barcelona’s main station – Sants. The train goes every 20 minutes so you never have to wait for long to be able to explore the best things to do in Barcelona.

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Tropical Beach Boutique Hotel – Gava

Spacious and clutter-free, Tropical beach boutique hotel is located in Gava – only 5 miles away from Barcelona Airport. They offer shuttle services to the airport for their guests. The 13 suites at this beach hotel near Barcelona are sleek and compact and overlook the sea or the garden; some have balconies or terraces.

There’s an outdoor swimming pool, a good-looking cocktail bar, and a cosy restaurant. You are largely free of the tourist traffic at this hotel but by no means isolated – the Castelldefels beach and Gava market are not far off.

You can either drive a rental car and take advantage of the free parking at the hotel or book a taxi to Barcelona from Tropical Beach Boutique hotel. You can also take the R2 Rodalies Line from Gava station to Barcelona-Sants. A train runs every 15-20 minutes.

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