Bathrooms have partial glass doors that could diminish privacy
This 61-room hotel, part of the tech-savvy Petit brand, is a no-frills but contemporary choice located in Barcelona's city center, a few blocks from Plaza Catalunya. There isn't much to the property (it lacks any outdoor space -- a rarity for Barcelona) but it's a good value, especially for families. Rooms are starting to show wear and tear, but high-tech amenities such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks and laptops help compensate. Balconies and exercise bikes are available in some, while others lack views, so be sure to specify room priorities when checking in. The quirky, modern lobby has multiple seating areas, additional laptops, and a small bar. Meanwhile, a more sophisticated breakfast room has soft lighting and beautiful exposed brick. Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
Just a few blocks from Plaza Catalunya, the centermost landmark of Barcelona
The Petite Palace Museum is located within walking distance to the Gothic Quarter, as well as the Plaza Catalunya, which marks the heart of Barcelona's center. The Plaza Catalunya is an important landmark containing fountains and statues, and is the spot where many of the city's most famous streets meet. For instance, Las Ramblas -- the bustling pedestrian-friendly street mall -- begins here, as does Passeig de Gracia, with its ample shopping and restaurant options. Many metro stations are nearby, such as Passeig de Gracia, Universitat, and Catalunya. In addition, the Aerobus stop is just a few blocks away and offers direct access from Barcelona International Airport (BCN) -- a much cheaper alternative than taking a taxi.
Barcelona -- a cosmopolitan hub for arts, culture and nightlife -- is the second largest city in Spain and the capital of Catalonia. Located on the northeast coast of the Iberian Peninsula, the city has a Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and warm, dry summers.
20-minute drive or 46 minutes by bus to Barcelona International Airport (BCN)
2-minute walk to Passeig de Gracia, lined with restaurants and shops
6-minute walk to Plaza Catalunya
10-minute walk to the Gothic Quarter
6-minute drive or 9 minutes by subway to Sagrada Familia
6-minute drive or a 13-minute walk to Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
7-minute drive or 10 minutes by subway to Placa Espanya
10-minute drive or 11 minutes by subway to Columbus Monument
11-minute drive or a 18-minute walk to Town Hall
12-minute drive or 31 minutes by bus to National Museum of Art of Catalonia
14-minute drive or 16 minutes by subway to Barceloneta Beach
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