6 Best Beach Hotels in Barcelona for Your Getaway

If you are looking for a beach getaway with a hint of vibrancy and culture, Barcelona is the place to be!

Feel the sand between your toes, smell the salt in the sea breeze, and put yourself in good company – all while enjoying some of Barcelona’s best beach hotels.

From modern design to spectacular views, these hotels in Barcelona will ensure that your stay will be unforgettable.

1. W Barcelona

The silvery sheen of W Barcelona’s chrome exterior marks the tip of San Sebastian Beach, a sail-like icon along Barceloneta Boardwalk. It’s a great location if you want some distance from downtown but stay on the most popular sandy strip.

Each of the 473 guestrooms and suites features modern design, with floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise light and views over the Mediterranean Sea as well as city skyline.

Guests tout the rooftop bar and pool as highlights; some even travel for the highly recommended Fire restaurant.

W Barcelona Exterior View
Photo by W Barcelona

2. Hotel Arts Barcelona

On the other end of San Sebastian Beach are more swanky marinas, seafood restaurants and one of the best beach hotels in Barcelona. Rising 44 floors above the sea, Hotel Arts Barcelona is a 5-star amalgamation of blue glass, luxury suites and creative cuisine.

Five restaurants and a cocktail bar share space with a unique collection of leisure niches such as a floating spa and sculpted gardens. There’s even a casino for late night games.

And the beach? It’s right next door.

3. Sofitel Barcelona Skipper

There’s no Barcelona beach hotel more central than Sofitel Barcelona Skipper, hemmed by Barceloneta Beach and the Gothic Quarter.

Bringing a touch of France to urban Barcelona, the elegant suites preside over green gardens and cityscapes.

The swimming pools lead down to the beach, moving you from spacious quarters to active seafront. Once tuckered out, retire to the stunning solarium or the tapas restaurant.

The rooftop lounge is ideal for sunset drinks and idle chatter. This Barcelona hotel fits all travelers.

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4. Barcelona Beach Apartments

Barcelona Beach Apartments isn’t strictly a beach hotel in Barcelona, but daily cleaning services marks it a step up from your regular vacation rental. Only 6 apartments share the building, making it the perfect retreat for couples.

Separate sleeping, dining and kitchen space keep your condo comfortable, and small private balconies overlook the beach. The sandy excess is just across the pedestrian walkway!

For even more sunbathing and chill nooks, step onto the shared 2 rooftop-terrace. At night, let the waves lull you to sleep.

5. You Stylish Beach Apartments

More privacy is afforded at You Stylish Beach Apartments within the quiet Diagonal Mar neighborhood. Every contemporary apartment is fully equipped, checking off essentials like air conditioning and heating, free Wi-Fi, and stocked kitchens.

Various apartment configurations range from basic two bedrooms to deluxe five-bedrooms with sea view. Some have access to shared terraces and outdoor swimming pools, or a wide balcony.

Just minutes from Llevant Beach, Nova Mar Bella Beach and Mar Bella Beach, families enjoy the convenience of “private home” and “beachfront”.

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6. Le Meridien Ra

Terracotta and cream blends seamlessly into the idyllic setting – Le Meridien Ra’s colonial structure a beacon on Sant Salvador Beach.

35 minutes from Barcelona Airport, the accommodation offers beachside convenience away from the bustle of downtown Barcelona.

Step out of the 144-room hotel and onto the private beach, umbrella-covered loungers available always.

Alternatively, dip your toes into the outdoor pool or try local dishes at the on-site restaurants. In the summer, warm cocktail nights and seafood specials can be found at the Beach Club.