Last Updated on January 31, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: Mercer Hotel Barcelona

Built on Roman ruins, Barcelona’s Barrio Gótico is lined with cobblestone streets, medieval buildings as well as historic sights. Everything is within steps of the Cathedral of Barcelona and the Museum of Urban History. The walkable area also features lots of buzzy bars, Catalan restaurants, and shopping along La Rambla and Portal d’Angel. Here are five of the best hotels in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.

Wittmore Hotel (Carrer de Riudarenes, 7; 34-935-50-08-85) Gothic Quarter

Condé Nast Traveler applauds this 22-room. An “adults-only oasis with a strict no-photos policy that feels more like a swanky private club than a hotel.” In fact, its entrance is even tucked away in an alley. Public spaces include a tartan-plaid library, a rooftop plunge pool in addition to an acclaimed Catalan restaurant Coure. While rooms tend to be small, they “couldn’t have been any more comfortable even if they tried,” says a Tripadvisor reviewer. “The location is spot on for most of the places you’ll want to visit, and we ate incredibly well at restaurants barely a few steps away from hotel.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Hotel 1898 (La Rambla, 109; 34-935-52-95-52) Gothic Quarter

This 169-room hotel is housed in the 19th century headquarters of a tobacco company. It “manages to stay calm despite the location on Las Ramblas, the city’s touristy center,” says Condé Nast Traveler. The magazine gives it props for its “dependable rooms, excellent tapas, gin and tonics, and a heated rooftop pool with 360-degree views.” One Google reviewer complains that the hotel was “a little overpriced” but “in a good location.”     >> Book this hotel for less

Hotel Neri Relais & Chateaux‎ (Carrer de Sant Sever, 5; 34-933-04-06-55) Gothic Quarter

This plush, intimate hotel has just 22 rooms spread across two historic buildings. One is from the 12th century, while the other is from the 17th. Travel+ Leisure says “the hotel’s moody, chic atmosphere matches the neighborhood it calls home, and proximity to attractions like Las Ramblas and the Picasso Museum make it ideal for those exploring the city for the first time.” One Tripadvisor reviewer raves that “the hotel provides a space that is classic and modern at the same time while also managing to be incredibly relaxing, including the most comfortable bed you’ll ever sleep in.”      >> Book this hotel for less

Mercer Hotel Barcelona (Carrer dels Lledó, 7; 34-933-10-74-80) Gothic Quarter

Pricey, but worth it,” writes Condé Nast Traveler about this 28-room hotel with a rooftop pool. It channela history with medieval arches, 12th century frescos as well as part of a Roman defense tower. The magazine goes on to say that “the food here is superior without being stuffy. You’ll find foie gras and caviar, but also patatas bravas and beer.” One Tripadvisor reviewer says the hotel is “perfectly situated for sightseeing and breakfast was excellent, well worth paying for it to be included. Just be aware there is no vehicle access, but it is only a short walk.”     >> Book this hotel for less

H10 Cubik (Via Laietana, 69; 34-933-20-22-00) Gothic Quarter

“Any ruckus of street life dissolves as soon as you step inside this vibrant boutique hotel packed with colorful detailing,” says The Telegraph. That includes “a floor-to-ceiling art installation of spinning cogs and gears, which adds an element of novelty to check-in and hints at the playfulness elsewhere.” One Google reviewer says the room size is “generous” and the decor calming. “Beyond the incredible location, the hotel itself is very cool. There were many public spaces downstairs to just sit and relax, read a book, or get a drink and enjoy the post-modern decor.”     >> Book this hotel for less