The Best Boutique Hotels In Eixample

Antoni Gaudis Casa Mila is a highlight of the Barcelona skyline
Antoni Gaudi's Casa Mila is a highlight of the Barcelona skyline | © Hemis / Alamy Stock Photo
Tara Jessop

Spanning from the Sagrada Familia to the foothills of the Montjuïc, Eixample is Barcelona’s largest district and is home to some of its most iconic modernist masterpieces. With size comes choice and in terms of places to stay Eixample is home to everything from pet-friendly villas to designer suites and Michelin-starred hotel restaurants. Here’s our pick of the best boutique hotels in up-market Eixample – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Pulitzer

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

The roof terrace of the Pulitzer hotel is filled with wooden and rattan furniture, tall plants and a modern outdoor bar
Courtesy of the Pulitzer

This stylish boutique hotel in Eixample will leave you feeling right at home in the center of Barcelona, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Plaça Catalunya and the Rambla. An oasis of peace in an otherwise hectic part of town, the Pulitzer Hotel is a stylish, modern hotel that prides itself on its tailor-made services and resourceful staff that know all the best recommendations in town. And for those who like music, their famous rooftop terrace hosts live DJs every weekend which attract the local in-crowd.

2. Casa Bonay

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

Stylish double bedroom at Casa Bonay with white brick walls and double doors leading to balcony
Courtesy of Casa Bonay / Expedia

One of the hottest newcomers in Barcelona, Casa Bonay opened its doors in 2015 and is fast establishing itself as one of the trendiest places in the city. Eager to attract hip locals as well as travelers, the hotel has partnered with some of the most loved names on the local foodie scene such as Satan’s Cofee Corner or Mother Juices, as well as having its own gourmet restaurant. This elegantly restored period building combines the splendor of classic Catalan architecture with a stylish modern edge.

3. Hotel Actual

Boutique Hotel

This chic 3-star hotel is located just off the iconic Passeig de Gracià – home to the city’s best designer shops – and is the perfect pied-à-terre for anyone looking to do some serious window-shopping. The rooms at Hotel Actual are simple yet stylish, providing all the modern conveniences you would expect with designer touches giving a sleek overall appearance, with views over the Passeig de Gracià or famous Gaudí monument La Pedrera.

4. El Palauet Living

Boutique Hotel

A suite at El Palauet is dressed in all-white decor and walls, with a stunning balcony view of the city
Courtesy of El Palauet

Looking for the comfort and luxury of a top-end hotel in Eixample with the convenience and homey feel of an apartment? Look no further than El Palauet – meaning ‘little palace’ in Catalan – with its spacious four-person suites, tastefully designed and with all the modern conveniences you could dream of (including high-tech Japanese toilets). The rooftop terrace and bar offer one of the best panoramic views of the city and staff are on hand 24 hours a day if you need them.

5. Villa Emilia

Boutique Hotel

Entrance to Villa Emilia with two bikes and potted flowers in the doorway and warm lighting inside
Courtesy of Villa Emilia / Expedia

Located in the far corner of Eixample, on the edge of stylish Sant Antoni, this designer 4-star hotel is the personal project of owners Katja and Antoine who have strived to create a space for both locals and travelers. The popular Zinc Bar hosts live music throughout the week and serve a modern bistro cuisine inspired by the markets. The rooms at Villa Emilia ooze style and elegance as the furniture appears to have been handpicked for each guest – that even includes your little furry friends, seeing as the hotel has a ‘pet-friendly’ policy and can provide pet beds on request.

6. The Hotel Regina

Boutique Hotel, Hotel

If boutique means stylish, unique and tailor-made to you and luxury sometimes means less not more, then the Regina is the hotel in Eixample for you. Located just off the Plaça Catalunya, this elegantly designed hotel boasts hand-picked furnishings with a vintage feel and rooms that each have their own unique personality where a stripped-back feel equals functionality and comfort. Elegant, understated and modern – the Regina is a hidden gem in the heart of the city center.

7. Ca La Maria

Boutique Hotel, Bed and Breakfast

A sitting room area at Ca La Maria has a tall bookcase, grey lounge suite, red velvet chairs and natural lighting
Courtesy of Ca La Maria

This carefully restored 1920s apartment building has been converted into a precious boutique hotel where gastronomy and art take center stage. Born of the owner Maria’s desire to offer guests the warm welcome and personal touches you can expect in a B&B, with the functionality of a modern hotel. The layout of Ca La Maria Hotel stays true to the original building’s layout, with large communal spaces in which guests are made to feel right at home, along with cosy rooms seamlessly blending the old and the new.

8. ALMA

Hotel, Boutique Hotel

Stylish, simple and sleek, the ALMA Hotel is a modern hotel that does justice to its name – Spanish for ‘soul’. Old leather, unstained wood and polished concrete give an urban feel to the rooms, where luxury and simplicity are one and the same. While the outdoor terrace is an oasis of calm away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Passeig de Gracià, where the hotel is located, and the rooftop terrace offers stunning views of the city’s iconic landscape.

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