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Just outside of the city center in the Eixample district, close to designer shopping and non-touristy restaurants
Hotel America Barcelona is located on a pretty street in the Eixample district, which is close to the city center. The hotel is not far from Passeig de Gràcia and Diagonal -- one of Barcelona's best shopping areas that is known for its designer boutiques.
Eixample is home to the city's best examples of modernist architecture, including the Sagrada Família church designed by Antoni Gaudí. In addition to its eccentric architecture, this district 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).
Hotel America Barcelona is a spotless boutique close to designer shops on the stylish Passeig de Gracia thoroughfare. Rooms have plain wood furnishings with a generic feel, but beautiful parquet floors and bright accents throughout keep them from looking too chain-like. Most are spacious, with large windows that let in lots of natural light. The hotel's standout feature is a lovely rooftop terrace with a small pool and Jacuzzi, pretty city views, and chic lounge area. Inside, the property's communal areas are airy and spacious. However, this design also means that noise tends to travel throughout the hotel, which can be a problem for some -- especially light sleepers.