Eurostars Monumental Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Eurostars Gaudi is one of the best-priced hotels in the popular L'Eixample neighborhood. Decor at the 45-room property is fresh and attractive. Rooms have dark wood headboards, coffee-colored throws, tan furniture, funky light fixtures, and wall-mounted flat-screen TVs; some have balconies with views of Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Marble bathrooms are spacious with large vanities. Amenities are few, but there's a small lobby bar serving coffee and cocktails.
Park Hotel Barcelona Rating: 3.0 Pearls
The 91-room Park Hotel is a well-priced option in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Rooms are simple with little furniture, but offer a Zen quality with earth-toned decor, wood accents, and lovely fresh flowers. Additional room perks include big flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, but some guests complain about hearing street noise even from high floors. This hotel is great value for its central location -- from here guests can easily walk to restaurants, bars, and the beach.
Hesperia Presidente Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
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.
Hotel America Barcelona Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Hotel America Barcelona is a spotless boutique with an attractive price tag 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.
Hesperia Tower Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls
Hesperia Tower Hotel may be a top luxury option, but because of its location in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, a city to the southwest of Barcelona, prices are affordable. The retro-modern decor is trendy; in the lobby, plush seating is set low to the floor, and the two bars and two restaurants are stylish. The rooftop restaurant, Evo, is the most impressive of all; it's enclosed by a domed-glass ceiling and offers incredible panoramic views of the city. Each room is equipped with flat-screen TVs and iPod docks, and chairs and sofas are upholstered in crushed velvet. The bathrooms are clean and modern, and feature Bulgari bath products. There's also an indoor pool and fitness center, though they only can be accessed for an additional cost. This 280-room property is great for travelers with business in the area, but leisure travelers will find little reason to stay here.
Hotel Zenit Barcelona Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Hotel Zenit Barcelona is a contemporary property offering good value in the Sarria-Sant Gervasi district. Though it's a healthy walk from the city center, this authentic neighborhood is filled with restaurants, bars, and shops. The 71 rooms are decorated with striped wallpaper, wood floors, and red accents. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, pillow menus, minibars, and spacious bathrooms. Some rooms also have terraces and all have free Wi-Fi. While the hotel lacks a pool or fitness center, it does offer two dining options: Restaurant Mediterranea for traditional Spanish cuisine and Bar Zenit for drinks and small plates. A buffet breakfast is served daily and includes a gluten-free menu.
Eurostars Angli Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The modern 48-room Eurostars Angli is located some 20 minutes by subway from Barcelona's city center in a residential neighborhood. The lobby and rooms have a streamlined look with sleek, dark wood floors, funky furniture, and wall-panel art. Modern amenities include small flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Some guests complain about gentle wear and tear, but the rooms are clean and offer plenty of natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows. The highlight of this hotel is the outdoor pool area (a rare find in Barcelona). There is also an on-site restaurant and snack bar. While the Eurostars Angli is a bit isolated from the city center, it offers good value for travelers looking to save some cash.