The Eixample is Barcelona’s most iconic neighborhood. Eixample means “Extension” in Catalan and is the epitome of Catalan Modernism, an area that was historically the site of the high bourgeoisie.
This Barcelona neighborhood sits on a grid system, creating elongated streets, beautiful squares, and space for pretty community gardens.
Choosing to stay in any of the Eixample hotels for your Barcelona adventure is an excellent idea because you are in an easy and convenient to see the city’s new and old attractions, and there are a plethora of eateries and bars.
This list of the best hotels in Eixample Barcelona will help you feel at ease on your Barcelona trip, knowing you’ve got a fantastic place to relax.
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GOOD TO KNOW: Eixample Dreta or Eixample Esquerra?. Eixample Dreta is on the right side of Passeig de Gràcia, when you have the sea behind you. Eixample Esquerra is on the left side. Eixample Esquerra is also known as “Gayxample” because of the important concentration of bars, nightclubs, and shops catering to the gay community in this area.
Where to Stay in Eixample – Top Hotels in Barcelona Eixample
The Eixample is one of the most popular neighborhoods in Barcelona to stay for tourists, with a huge concentration of Modernist buildings and fancy bars and restaurants. From here, La Rambla and the historic Gothic Quarter are only a couple of metro stations or a pleasant walk.
Here are some of the best Eixample Barcelona hotels for any kind of traveler.
1. Hotel El Palace Barcelona
Hotel El Palace (former Ritz Hotel) is a 5-star hotel located on the Right Eixample, close to Barcelona’s main shopping area. From here, it’s a pleasant 15-minute walk to Gaudí’s Casa Batlló and La Pedrera.
Active since 1919, this Eixample hotel boasts a neo-Classical architecture, which gives it a luxurious feel. The interiors are elegant, with a luxurious touch everywhere. Rooms are bright, spacious, fully air-conditioned, and sophisticatedly decorated.
Visiting Barcelona for a weekend getaway? Then, you can pamper yourself at the Mayan-style spa that is complete with a Temazcal Sauna. There’s also a gym and outdoor rooftop swimming pool perfect for the hottest days. The hotel roof terrace is an ideal year-round spot for admiring the stunning views of La Sagrada Familia – Click here to book your stay at Hotel El Palace
2. Chic and Basic Lemon Boutique Hotel
The Chic and Basic Lemon Boutique Hotel is another of the best hotels in Eixample. Situated just off the top of La Rambla and a short walk to the Gothic Quarter, this hotel is in an excellent location for exploring the city’s top attractions.
This boutique hotel provides you with everything you’ll need for a comfortable and (best of all) affordable stay. Rooms are spacious and equipped with ensuite bathrooms with large bathtubs.
The wonderful terrace area is a great spot to hang out, especially if you are traveling alone. Enjoy the feeling of being surrounded by plants while catching some sun – Click here to book your stay at Chic and Basic Lemon Boutique Hotel
3. The Corner Hotel
The Corner Hotel is (yes, you guessed it) on the corner of Carrer Mallorca and Carrer Muntaner. It’s just an 11-minute walk from La Pedrera-Casa Milà and Passeig de Gràcia, where you will see some of the most beautiful Modernist houses.
This mid-range Eixample hotel provides guests with fully air-conditioned rooms, flat-screen TVs, and comfortable beds that will leave you relaxed and ready to explore Barcelona. Choose a corner room for more space and views of the linear streets.
Downstairs, the hotel has a fantastic lobby bar with live music. If you are visiting over the weekend, check out the hotel’s delicious Sunday brunch. Generally speaking, large rooftop spaces in Barcelona are hard to come by, so guests are continually impressed by The Corner Hotel’s large swimming pool and terrace area – Click here to book your stay at The Corner Hotel
4. Monument Hotel
Located on the avant-garde Passeig de Gràcia, this 5-star hotel is the place to be. The Monument Hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Casa Battló and La Pedrera, two of Gaudi’s masterpieces. It is also just a 3-minute walk from the Diagonal metro station, making it easy to traverse the city.
Housed in a 19th-century building with a façade adorned with shutter windows and cute balconies, the Monument Hotel is an excellent destination for a romantic weekend getaway in Barcelona. The hotel’s rooms have a modern yet homely feel with wooden floors and chic brick walls. You’ll bathe with Jo Malone toiletries and fall asleep engulfed in Egyptian cotton bed linen.
By far, one of the hotel’s most attractive features is the superb dining facilities. Monument Hotel is home to two restaurants, Lasarte and Oria, with four Michelin stars between them. You can expect to find perfectly presented dishes, unique flavor combinations, and an unrivaled dining atmosphere – Click here to book your stay at Monument Hotel
5. The One Barcelona GL
The One Barcelona GL has an incredible location. This hotel is just 100 meters from Gaudi’s La Pedrera, meaning this iconic Barcelona landmark won’t just be on your list of things to see; it will become part of your everyday life in Barcelona! If you are in Barcelona for a spot of shopping, you’ll be right by the Passeig de Gràcia shopping boulevard.
The One Barcelona GL is an 88-room boutique hotel. All the rooms are designed with a modern feel, and attractive floor-to-ceiling windows allow for bountiful light to stream through. Each bathroom comes with a rain shower, luxurious Natura Bissé Barcelona toiletries, and cozy bathrobes.
Helpfully the hotel has its own restaurant, Somni, which serves breakfast and dinner. If you are too tired after a day of exploring the city, go for the restaurant’s excellent à la carte menu. Amenities for relaxation are top-notch at The One Barcelona. There’s Despacio, the onsite spa, a Finnish sauna, and an indoor relaxation pool – Click here to book your stay at The One Barcelona GL
6. Praktik Essens
Praktik Essens is one of the more affordable hotels in Barcelona Eixample that still offers a splash of luxury. Situated just 300 meters from Passeig de Gracia and Casa Batlló, you’ll be in an excellent location for exploring.
This cute boutique hotel is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona life. The rooms are basic in design with the occasionally exposed brick wall but are filled with everything you will need for a comfortable stay. Many of the rooms have outdoor balcony-style seating areas too.
Praktik Essens really excels at the finer details. With a free coffee machine to use in the hotel lobby, you’ll be refueled throughout the day. With super friendly and accommodating staff, Praktik Essens is a great budget-friendly hotel that still offers a touch of decadence – Click here to book your stay at Paktik Essens
Didn’t you find a hotel in Eixample for you on this list? Don’t worry! Find the right Eixample accommodation – whether it’s a hotel or guesthouse, holiday apartment, or private apartment – by using the Barcelona Eixample Hotels map above.