Great central location, near Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas
Variety of classically styled rooms with coffeemakers and air-conditioning
Pretty rooftop terrace with plunge pool and tapas bar
Good selection for breakfast (fee)
Lounge with guest computer
Meeting rooms and free Wi-Fi
Features are relatively limited -- no full restaurant
Some rooms are interior
Three-and-a-half-pearl Hotel Midmost is located right in the heart of Barcelona, within a five-minute walk of Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya. It's a historic property that blends traditional and urban styles, and the common areas have a pleasantly serene atmosphere that's a welcome contrast to the busy streets outside. The rooftop terrace is a particularly great space to kick back, with a pool and tapas bar, and the hotel's breakfast is popular for its variety. The 56 rooms have a velvety classic style, plus coffeemakers, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. There are meeting rooms and a cozy lounge with internet access, and spa treatments can be arranged. Travelers looking for a more thoroughly modern finish could check out Olivia Plaza Hotel nearby, which has similar facilities.
Historic boutique hotel with a serene atmosphere and stylish finish
Hotel Midmost occupies a grand, historic building that's set right in the heart of Barcelona. It's a small boutique property that's adopted a charming blend of many styles -- from traditional to rustic, with a dash of the Mediterranean. A soaring ceiling in the entrance suspends two beautiful chandeliers, and elegant marble stairs edged with a delicate stenciled border lead to the rooms above. This is all to say that the stylish public spaces give everything an air of calm that's welcome in busy Barcelona. Up on the rooftop terrace there are more places to relax among the olive trees and fragrant lavender bushes, including a pool with superb views over the city. The hotel is mostly frequented by couples, though the central location and transport links make it a good option for business travelers too.
Excellent city-center location, near Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas
Hotel Midmost is set right in the heart of the city, in a top spot that's surrounded by shops and restaurants. Plaza Catalunya is essentially down the block. It's a five-minute walk to shopping and dining on Passeig de Gracia, and about the same to lively Las Ramblas. The beautiful architecture in the Gothic Quarter and El Ravel are also five minutes away on foot. Universitat Metro station is just a couple minutes' walk and has a direct line to Sagrada Familia, taking about 15-minutes all in. Getting to the beach is easiest on the bus, which runs down Carrer de Balmes -- a two-minute walk away -- and takes about 25 minutes. The Aerobus can be picked up from Universitat, with a journey time of about 40 minutes, or it's a 20-minute drive. There are buses from Universitat to Park Guell in the north of the city, too -- with a transit time of about 50 minutes.
Sharp and sober, with kettles and coffeemakers, plus stylish bathrooms with monogrammed bathrobes
Rooms have a stylish, traditional feel -- think: rich blue and gold tones with paneled walls with a touch of art deco in the velvety details. It's a sober look that feels timeless. There are a variety of configurations available -- from interior rooms (some with furnished interior terraces) to rooms with street-side balconies and spacious suites. Unusual for Barcelona -- and for Spain as a whole -- rooms feature both electric kettles and coffeemakers. Other standard amenities include minibars, flat-screen TVs, safes, irons, air-conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. Junior Suites often have three French balconies, and the larger Suites have an open-plan layout with beautiful freestanding tubs in the bedroom area. Otherwise, bathrooms have an urban style, with white metro tiling and rainfall showers. They all include monogrammed bathrobes and slipper, premium toiletries, and hairdryers. Higher-category rooms get extra perks like welcome bottles of sparkling wine.
Pretty rooftop terrace with plunge pool and tapas bar, plus good selection for breakfast
Hotel Midmost has a rooftop terrace which has a variety of areas to relax, from pretty table seating to comfortable cabanas. There's a small plunge pool with superb views over the city, and a bar that serves cocktails and light tapas. The hotel offers a good spread for breakfast, with several regional dishes as well as traditional breakfast items, all served in the breakfast room (for a fee). There are a couple of meeting rooms and a cozy lounge area with with velvet sofas and guest computer with printer. The lobby has iced lemon water available, and luggage storage are available. Spa treatments can be arranged and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.