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The 6 Best LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels in Barcelona

Barcelona has a thriving LGBTQ scene
Barcelona has a thriving LGBTQ scene | © Matthias Oesterle / Alamy
Barcelona is one of the most gay-friendly cities in Europe, so it’s no surprise that there are a number of fantastic hotels catering to the LGBTQ community.

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Axel Hotel

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Axel Hotel is situated in Barcelona’s gay quarter, Eixample
Axel Hotel is situated in Barcelona’s gay quarter, Eixample | Courtesy of Axel Hotel / Booking.com
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This hotel caters first and foremost to the city’s LGBTQ visitors, although it does operate a hetero-friendly policy, meaning everyone is welcome here. Situated in Barcelona’s gay quarter, Eixample (nicknamed Gaixample), the hotel houses some of the area’s best bars, including Sky Bar, which is located around the swimming pool on the rooftop. The rooms are decently sized, and the hotel restaurant serves a range of first-class Peruvian-Japanese dishes.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Gym
Non smoking
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Hotel Cram

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The decor at Hotel Cram is minimalist with a touch of luxury
The decor at Hotel Cram is minimalist with a touch of luxury | Courtesy of Hotel Cram / Booking.com
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Hotel Cram is a stylish, modern hotel that also houses Michelin-star restaurant Angle, which is run by top Catalan chef Jordi Cruz. The hotel decor is minimalist with a touch of luxury, while many rooms come with their own outside terrace. In addition to the main restaurant, there is a casual dining area, an elegant cocktail bar downstairs and a rooftop bar on the seventh floor of the hotel.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Airport transfers
Non smoking
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W Hotel

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The W Hotel Barcelona looks out over the Mediterranean Sea
The W Hotel Barcelona looks out over the Mediterranean Sea | Courtesy of W Hotel / Booking.com
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The most iconic of Barcelona’s hotels, the W Hotel is located at the very tip of the Barceloneta boardwalk, perched on its own private beach and surrounded by nothing but the Mediterranean Sea. The Hotel Vela – or Sail Hotel as it is known by locals, owing to its sail-like shape – has fast become the trendiest hotel in Barcelona. Rooms offer gorgeous ocean views, while the hotel’s various restaurants and bars are bold and futuristic in design. Eclipse, on the 26th floor, is one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Barcelona.
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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Bar
Swimming pool
Spa
Gym
Pet Friendly
Business facilities
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TWO Hotel Barcelona

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TWO Hotel Barcelona’s swimming pool is kitted out with hot-pink lounge chairs
TWO Hotel Barcelona’s swimming pool is kitted out with hot-pink lounge chairs | Courtesy of TWO Hotel Barcelona / Booking.com
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From the same owners of Axel Hotel, TWO Hotel Barcelona is as fabulous as it gets. Guests can enjoy a whole host of luxuries here, including a rooftop bar, a swimming pool kitted out with hot-pink lounge chairs and a sauna. If all that wasn’t enough, guests can even treat themselves to a massage from the comfort of their own room.
Hotel Amenities
Free Wifi
Bar
Swimming pool
Gym
Hot tub
Business facilities
Non smoking
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Ako Suite Hotel

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Ako Suite Hotel is IGLTA registered
Ako Suite Hotel is IGLTA registered | Courtesy of Ako Suite Hotel / Booking.com
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Ako Suite Hotel offers stylish, modern apartments in the heart of Eixample. The staff here are friendly and always happy to point you in the right direction of the best sights and entertainment in town. The hotel is IGLTA registered and endeavours to provide a tailor-made service to its LGBTQ guests. And, if you like breakfast in bed, you’ll be pleased to hear that it can be easily arranged upon request.
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Khronos Hostal

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The rooms at Khronos Hostal are modern and stylish
The rooms at Khronos Hostal are modern and stylish | Courtesy of Khronos Hostal / Expedia
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Khronos Hostal offers a wide range of stylish rooms that can accommodate up to six people, with the quadruple room especially good for sharing with a group of friends. The staff are very helpful and know where are all the city’s best bars, restaurants and clubs are located.
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Free Wifi
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