For those who want the good locations, nice touches like chocolates and fresh flowers in the rooms and good food but can't quite stretch to the top-end locations then there are plenty to chose from in this price bracket.
La Rambla 104, Tel. 93 552 9552, www.hotel1898.com. Per night: €144-€190 Double
With a terrace restaurant that serves Asian-inspired cuisine as well as a special ‘pillow menu’ to customize your bed, Hotel 1898’s uniqueness matches that of the famed street on which it’s located. Breakfast can also be served to your room for no additional charge, while all guests receive a free entrance pass to Gran Casino de Barcelona.
Mallorca 251, Tel. 93 467 7166, www.hotel-alexandra.com. Per night: €115-€135 Double
Gaudí’s cathedral is ten minutes in one direction, and Passeig de Gràcia, Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla are all a short walk in the other. Rich chocolates and golds are the style, and the Da Luca Italian restaurant serves cuisine from the region of Liguria while the café is open from 10am to 2am serving coffees, cocktails and tapas.
Hotel AC Diplomatic
Pau Claris 122, Tel. 93 272 3810, www.hotel-acdiplomtic.com. Per night: €100-€140 Double
Only two blocks from Passeig de Gràcia, location is conveniently central with easy access to major metro stations. Zen inspired restaurant serves a Meditteranean menu throughout the day as well as buffet breakfast. Discount to local fitness centre also available.
Hotel Duquesa de Cardona
Passeig Colom 12, Tel. 93 268 9090, www.hduquesadecardona.com. Per night: €140-€200 Double
Staying in a restored 16th century palace is not an everyday experience. Set near the harbour, a terrace swimming pool and Catalan restaurant are designed for a peaceful ambience. Complimentary bath salts and fresh flowers add to the romantic feel.
Hotel Cristal Palace
Diputacio 257, Tel. 93 393 0970, www.eurostarshotels.com. Per night: €98-€120
Less than 10 minutes walking distance from areas like Passeig de Gràcia and La Rambla. Pictory Restaurant offers international cuisine and seafood specialties. Most guest rooms include a small balcony.
Hotel Petit Palace Opera Garden
Boqueria 10 (around the corner from Ramblas 78), Tel. 93 302 0092, www.hthotels.com. Per night: €96-€200 King
Century old trees are found in the outdoor garden and patio, which open out from the main lobby. Situated in the centre of La Rambla, in a recently renovated historic building. Each room has a brightly coloured headboard with the name and description of a famous opera. Buffet breakfast not included in room rates unless noted.
Sepúlveda 180, Tel. 93 289 2892, www.hotel-advance.com. Per night: €85-€140 Double
A three-minute walk brings you to La Rambla, Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gràcia. Buffet breakfast available but not included in rates unless noted. Design theme is simple, clean lines and hardwood floors. Discounts are available for children under 12.
Hotel Petit Museum
Diputacio 250, Tel. 93 304 0087, www.hthotels.com. Per night: €107-€200 Double.
Situated on a street just off Passeig de Gràcia, with an entertaining art nouveau style. A piano bar and restaurant sit just off the lobby and a breakfast buffet is available for a discounted rate. Family rooms with two twin bunk beds and a double bed are also available.
Bergara 8, Tel. 93 481 6767, www.hotelpulitzer.es. Per night: €109-€230 Double
The rooftop terrace is a definite highlight with its sunshades, plants and comfy lounge chairs. The Mediterranean/Asian restaurant is a popular spot for visitors and locals looking for a night out. Wood and leather accents in each room provide a Zen-like escape.
Hotel Petit Palace BCN
Roger de Lluria 21, Tel. 93 302 4717, www.hthotels.com. Per night: €90-€112 King
The lobby and rooms set the mood in rich purples and reds with black accents, while the restaurant and café offer a buffet breakfast. Family rooms and disabled rooms are also available.