There are plenty of accommodation options in Barcelona. Apartments are a great option if you are staying in the city centre and there are loads of family friendly hotels and apart-hotels dotted along the 4.5km beach.

The Petit Palace Opera Garden Hotel


The Petit Palace Hotel is a unique boutique hotel situated in the middle of the Gothic district, close to the cathedral and the Mercado de la Boquería and only a few minutes from the Olympic Harbour and the beach. It has an indoor garden with ancient trees where you can fully enjoy Barcelona’s great weather and atmosphere. The hotel offers family rooms and an extra bed or crib available upon request. There is air conditioning and a mini-fridge in all rooms. Additional series include a baby pram, TV channel for kids and a special present for kids at check in.

Eurostars Grand Marina (The Waterfront)

Boasting exclusive views of Port Vell, Eurostars Grand Marina Hotel is set in the centre of Barcelona and offers a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a rooftop pool. The various amenities this modern hotel has to offer include 24-hour room service, valet parking and a kids club.  Rooms feature a mini bar, a pillow menu and slippers. All offer movies-on-demand, a private bathroom and a flat-screen TV.

there is a restaurant within the hotel and also loads of dining options close by. The waterfront area of Barcelona is a  hub of activity and there are market stalls, cafes, restaurants and street entertainers to be found at all times of the day. It is also a close walk to the Gothic District and Barcelona’s main shopping district.

The Grand Central Hotel

The Grand Central Hotel is very child friendly and is centrally located and has a rooftop pool with fantastic views of Barcelona. The hotel has a perfect location between the Gothic district with its spectacular Cathedral or the ancient city walls and “el Born”.

The hotel has an infinity pool, the Ávalon Restaurant, the Wellness Suite with its carefully designed treatments, the Thermal Suite that offers a private steam and sauna experience, the well-equipped Fitness Centre. It has family rooms for four persons and DVDs for children are available on request. Cots are also available for no extra charge.

The Hotel Novotel Barcelona City (20 Minutes Walk to the Beach)

The Hotel Novotel Barcelona City  is a great option for parents travelling with kids. Children under 16 stay free (two per room, sharing with adults), and the hotel has an indoor soft play area. This design hotel offers a free gym, Hammam and a roof terrace with a children pool, a seasonal outdoor pool and views of Barcelona. The stylish rooms include free Wi-Fi and flat-screen satellite TV.

Novotel Barcelona City is situated next to Glòries Shopping Centre and the Agbar Tower, designed by Jean Nouvel. The Sagrada Familia Basilica and Bogatell Beach are both a 20-minute walk away. The hotel’s restaurant offers typical Mediterranean food. There is also an elegant bar and terrace. Tram and bus services to the city centre stop outside the hotel and Glòries Metro Station is just 300 m away.

Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona (Very Close to the Beach)

This property is 5 minutes walk from the beach. This hotel is next to Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre and just 400 m from Nova Mar Bella Beach. It offers a seasonal outdoor pool, a fitness centre and air-conditioned rooms with a LED TV. There is an outdoor pool, paddling pool and sauna on the hotel’s rooftop terrace which is open from May to October and features stunning views of the sea.

The Hilton’s Indigo Restaurant serves international and Catalan food. Purobeach Restaurant offers a diverse menu, as well as a variety of classic cocktails and international spirits. Pistaccio Lounge Bar serves cocktails. El Maresme-Forum Metro Station is 2 minutes’ walk away, and from here you can get to central Barcelona in around 15 minutes. Barcelona’s El Prat Airport is 25 minutes’ drive away.

See ‘Costa Dorada’ for information on staying at one of the many beach resorts close to Barcelona