Located just over the Avenida Diagonal, Gràcia is a neighbourhood which can feel worlds apart from neighbourhoods such as the Gothic Quarter or El Born. Its laid-back vibe and independent spirit make Gràcia the kind of place locals like to live in if they can afford it, and its sun-drenched terraces and hip late-night bars make it a popular place to socialise at weekends.
This luxury boutique hotel has just ten rooms which are spread across the three floors of the 20th century mansion Le Palacete occupies. Located in the historic heart of Gràcia, guests enjoy easy access to all the local nightlife and shopping, as well as being within walking distance of the Sagrada Família and the Passeig de Gràcia. The rooms are all elegantly furnished and feel modern but inviting, while guests will love the intimate patio terrace which is perfect for a pre-dinner aperitif or breakfast.
This five-star hotel is housed within the last building ever designed by famous Catalan architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The spectacular facade is sure to make a lasting impression upon arrival, while inside you’ll find lavish interiors with marble floors, dark wood furniture and designer lights. In the basement you’ll find the Café Vienés which hosts a live jazz band every Thursday while the Terraza Mirador Blue View on the rooftop is the perfect spot for a cocktail.
Half way between a hotel and an Airbnb rental, the Casa Bella Gracia is a stylish, boutique hotel with no reception or staff on hand. Guests are sent an access code one week before their arrival and simply let themselves into the property upon arrival. The rooms are all bright, modern and functional, with cool, contemporary furniture and eye-catching details such as patterned tile floors and red brick walls. There’s even an outdoor terrace reserved exclusively for guests with tables, chairs and sun-loungers.
This modern hotel is located on one of Gràcia’s most iconic squares, the Plaça del Sol, famous for its Modernist buildings and buzzing bar terraces. In contrast with the commotion outside, the Hotel La Casa del Sol is a rather tranquil affair with its discreet colour palette, simple yet chic furniture and minimalist bedrooms. The in-house restaurant and outdoor terrace make relaxing at La Casa del Sol very easy even if you’ll struggle to resist the pull of Gràcia’s nightlife on your doorstep.
Look past the slightly questionable name of Hotel Well & Come and you’ll find a four-star boutique hotel with a fantastic rooftop terrace and pool. The lobby and reception area have an industrial-chic feel about them with rugged brick walls and old leather sofas completing the look. The rooms are somewhat more understated with white walls and linens setting the tone, but the stylish bathroom and walk-in shower steal the show.
A design-lead hostel and hotel located not far from the Sagrada Família, The Generator Hostel offers affordable, modern accommodation and a fun, urban atmosphere. There’s a range of twin or double rooms offering views of the city as well as a luxury penthouse suite with its own private terrace. The in-house bar is themed on Gràcia’s Festa Major – the week-long August street party for which the area is famous – and certainly stands out thanks to its some 300 coloured lanterns hanging from the ceiling.
The family-friendly Pol and Grace Hotel also welcomes dogs | Courtesy of Pol and Grace Hotel / Hotels.com
Located in the heights of Gràcia, not far from the upmarket neighbourhoods of Sarrià and Sant Gervasi, Pol & Grace is a cozy boutique hotel with a carefully curated feel to it. The rooms are fitted with unique pieces of furniture and a selection of artwork, records and other personal touches which give the place a sense of personality. The staff are friendly and know the neighbourhood like the back of their hands so you’ll soon feel like a local thanks to their recommendations.