Hesperia Presidente Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

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Pros

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Large, lovely rooms with soft colors and rich textures throughout
  • Flat-screen TVs and stocked minibars in rooms
  • Pretty rooftop terrace has potted plants and handful of lounge chairs
  • Grand lobby features lit stone walls and high ceilings
  • Numerous event spaces, with audiovisual equipment and catering available

Cons

  • Essence restaurant is pricey
  • Relatively far from nearest metro stop (13-minute walk)
  • Some guest complaints that frosted glass doors in bathrooms reduce privacy

Bottom Line

From the illuminated stone walls of the lobby to the rich textures and muted tones in the guest rooms, the Hesperia Presidente is a lovely hotel that exudes an understated elegance. Rates are competitive for the Eixample neighborhood, and contemporary rooms offer modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The rooftop sun deck with potted plants is a pretty spot for checking out city views, though it is sparsely furnished. The hotel also offers a small fitness center, numerous event spaces, and a somewhat pricey restaurant. It is close to shops and cafes, but the nearest metro stop is a bit of a walk.

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 Location

Right on the central road of Avinguda Diagonal, close to shops, restaurants, and modernist landmarks

Hesperia Presidente is located in Eixample on Avinguda Diagonal -- the road that literally splits Barcelona in half. This central area of Barcelona is home to the city's best examples of modernist architecture, including the Casa Milá building and Sagrada Família church that were both designed by Antoni Gaudí. Landmarks, shops, restaurants, and the city's main soccer stadium are all less than a 15-minute walk away from the hotel. For further explorations, visitors can hop on a train at the Diagonal metro station. It can be reached on foot in 13 minutes, though the distance seems a bit far for a city dotted with metro stops.

In addition to its eccentric architecture, Eixample is known for a vibrant nightlife scene, with many trendy bars and clubs found here, especially in the gay section (which is popularly known as Gayxample).

  • 20-minute drive from Barcelona El Prat Airport (BCN)
  • 9-minute walk to Camp Nou (FC Barcelona) soccer stadium
  • 12-minute walk to Casa Milá building ("La Pedrera") designed by Antoni Gaudí
  • 12-minute walk to Mercat de la Boqueria for shopping
  • 13-minute walk from Diagonal metro station
  • 5-minute drive to shopping and restaurants on Passeig de Gracia
  • 7-minute drive to Antoni Gaudí's famously eye-catching Sagrada Família church
  • 8-minute drive to Parc Güell and Casa-Museu Gaudí
  • 10-minute drive to Monestir de Pedralbes, a former monastery that is now a museum
  • 13-minute drive to the Port of Barcelona
  • 13-minute drive to Museu de la Cera
  • 14-minute drive to Gran Teatre del Liceu, an opera house in Las Ramblas
  • 14-minute drive to nightlife of El Born
  • 15-minute drive to the Barri Gótic (Gothic Quarter) for medieval architecture
  • 15-minute drive to the Picasso Museum
  • 20-minute drive to Tibidabo Amusement Park

 Bottom Line

From the illuminated stone walls of the lobby to the rich textures and muted tones in the guest rooms, the Hesperia Presidente is a lovely hotel that exudes an understated elegance. Rates are competitive for the Eixample neighborhood, and contemporary rooms offer modern amenities such as flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The rooftop sun deck with potted plants is a pretty spot for checking out city views, though it is sparsely furnished. The hotel also offers a small fitness center, numerous event spaces, and a somewhat pricey restaurant. It is close to shops and cafes, but the nearest metro stop is a bit of a walk.

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Address

  • Avinguda Diagonal 570 , Barcelona, Barcelona 08021 Spain

Room Types

  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 151
Internet Access: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi (in room): Some
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Hotel Information

Location: Eixample, Barcelona
Address: Avinguda Diagonal 570 , Barcelona, Barcelona 08021 Spain
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