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Hesperia Tower Hotel 4.5

L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

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Pros

  • Near the metro and a 10-minute drive from the airport and the Barcelona Fair
  • Spacious rooms with contemporary decor and large, luxurious bathrooms
  • Many rooms have stunning panoramic views
  • Excellent restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine in a sleek dining room
  • Striking lobby bar with glass walls and ceiling
  • High-end fitness center complete with personal trainers and group classes
  • Upscale spa with whirlpools, treatment rooms, and saunas
  • Large heated indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows
  • Huge convention center with a 500-seat auditorium and outdoor facilities
  • Executive Lounge with drinks, snacks, and meeting space
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout and free shuttle to the airport and central Barcelona
  • 24-hour room service available

Cons

  • Not centrally located; a 25-minute metro ride from central Barcelona
  • Daily fee for use of the gym, pool, and spa
  • Fee for parking
  • Standard rooms lack coffeemakers
  • Minor wear and tear in some areas

Bottom Line

The 280-room Hesperia Tower Hotel is a luxury property located near the airport and the Barcelona Fair Grounds. With a massive convention center, casual and fine dining options, a sleek lobby bar, and free Wi-Fi, the property draws mostly business travelers. The on-site fitness center is part of one of the most famous gym chains in Spain, and features a spa, group classes, personal trainers, tennis courts, and an indoor pool. However, use of the facilities comes with an extra charge, except for suite guests. Stylish rooms have upscale, masculine decor, with a dark brown, eggplant, and gold palette, high-end amenities, and large windows offering panoramic views (in most). Free shuttle service between the hotel, the airport, and the city center is a convenient perk, but guests looking to explore Barcelona’s attractions may want to stay closer to the city center.

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Luxury business hotel with sleek interiors and a massive convention center

This luxury business hotel contains sleek common areas, such as Onvi, a domed bar space and one of the hotel's many rentable events spaces

Designed by famous British architect Richard Rogers, Hesperia Tower Hotel stands out among other neighboring buildings not only for its imposing height but also for the striking mix of gray concrete, bright orange boxy structures, and red tubular elements in its facade. Interiors are equally eye-catching, and the dark, sexy style incorporates black floors and walls, velvet accents in different hues, and gleaming surfaces. Despite the abundance of black, floor-to-ceiling windows make the space sunny and bright. A spacious seating area with black, gray, and silver velvet chairs and a fluffy carpet offers space to unwind by the front desk, but the centerpiece of the lobby is the large glass-enclosed bar area, decked out with gray and black seating, and bright pops of orange and red. A low black wall decorated with large sticks separates two of the seating areas by the bar, and curved metal lamps are retro touches that punctuate the overall cutting-edge design. 

The restaurant, located on the second floor, has a similar style, with a black, eggplant, gray, and orange color scheme, and huge floor-to-ceiling windows. But the most striking of the hotel’s features is the so-called Onvi (or UFO, in English), a huge glass dome topping the building with sweeping views. It used to house one of the on-site restaurants, but unfortunately is now only open for private events.  

Location

In L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, an industrial area a 10-minute drive from the airport

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The Hesperia Tower Hotel is located in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, a densely populated city outside of Barcelona with a growing financial center. There are an electronics mall, a gas station, and a hospital nearby, but little else within walking distance. It's less than a 10-minute taxi ride to the airport and the hotel offers free shuttle service to Terminal 1 several times a day. Although convenient for business travelers who need to either be close to the airport or attend meetings in the area, this location is less ideal for those looking to explore Barcelona’s major attractions. There is a metro stop a three-minute walk from the hotel, and the hotel also offers free shuttle service to the city center, but some may find this location too inconvenient for seeing the sights. 

Rooms

Stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi; many have panoramic views

The stylish Duplex Room is a bi-level space with a lofted sleeping area and adjacent tub whirlpool tub, as well as sophisticated decor

The hotel’s 280 rooms have the same stylish and sleek aesthetics as common spaces, with a brown, burgundy, gold, and eggplant color scheme plus lots of velvet accents and beige textured walls. Rooms are high-tech and luxurious, with electric blinds, flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and iPod docks. Additionally, all units have pillow menus and well-stocked minibars, but standard rooms lack coffeemakers. Tan carpets and gleaming dark wood closets and doors are elegant touches, but the use of bedspreads instead of duvets may be a little underwhelming to some. Bathrooms are large and sexy, with black floors and walls, separate toilet cabins with frosted glass doors, and dark wood cabinets. Most units have shower/tub combos, or even showers and separate tubs, but a few have walk-in showers with rain showerheads and jets. Suites and Premier units get access to the Tower Club Lounge, offering food and drinks throughout the day, as well as private meeting space. Request a room on a higher floor for the best views

Features

An excellent gym, a restaurant, a lobby bar, and a convention center

Bouquet restaurant serves Mediterranean fare in a formal dining space with chic decor elements

This hotel is home to Metropolitan Health Club & Spa, one of Spain’s most famous chain fitness centers. It is a huge, upscale gym with dozens of machines, group classes, two tennis courts, and personal trainers. Additionally, the gym features a spa complete with hydrotherapy areas, treatment rooms, saunas, and a heated indoor pool. The Metropolitan is Barcelona’s best hotel gym, but there is a fee for use of the facilities (except for suite guests). 

Bouquet Restaurant serves excellent Mediterranean cuisine on the hotel’s second floor. It has a formal dining room and a more casual area with a short food menu and drinks. Located in the lobby, Axis is a stylish bar serving cocktails and quick bites such as pizzas, sandwiches, and salads in a sun-filled lounge with several seating clusters. Room service is available 24/7.

The Hesperia Tower Hotel is known in Barcelona for its huge convention center, home to 26 meeting rooms, two outdoor events spaces, and a 500-person auditorium. Catering and secretarial services can be requested and there is a computer with a printer in the main lobby. The hotel also offers free shuttle service to the airport and the Barcelona city center several times a day. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout, but there is a fee for on-site parking. 

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Address

Gran Via, 144, Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Province of Barcelona 08907, Spain

Phone

3 (493) 413-5000

Room Types

  • Standard Room
  • Suite
  • Tower Club Room

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