Photos and Review by Oyster.com Investigators
Just off the Passeig de Gracia in the lovely Eixample district
Situated just off the Passeig de Gracia, the HCC St. Moritz is in a great spot for shopping and sightseeing. The hotel is within walking distance of the modernist landmarks Casa Milà and Casa Batlló. These eye-catching buildings designed by Antoni Gaudí currently function as museums that can be explored inside and out. 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). In addition, the Passeig de Gracia metro station is just two blocks away from the hotel, which makes exploring other parts of the city fairly easy.
HCC St. Moritz is a 91-room hotel housed in a lovely classical building that dates back to 1883. The hotel's interior spaces, however, do not quite match the elegance of its facade. The restaurant and bar look somewhat lackluster, with wall-to-wall carpeting and matching peach furniture that make for a chain-like feel. The generic vibe continues in the guest rooms, which have a brown-and-cream color scheme and furnishings with a mid-century look. Though the rooms are large, the bathrooms are a bit on the small side. An enormous breakfast buffet and free Wi-Fi are definite pluses, but it is the hotel's central location that is the big draw.