The W Hotel
This is one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona, let alone the Barceloneta. The futurist design of the five-star W Hotel has become part of the city’s iconic landscape, defining the view from the beachfront with its proud sail-like shape (earning it the nickname ‘Hotel Vela‘ or ‘Sail Hotel’). The décor is hip, modern and playful, especially in the lobby where the shapes are soft, the colors vivid and the atmosphere endlessly cool. The rooms, on the other hand, are more subdued, designed to reflect the colors of the sea and sky, making for an altogether more relaxing experience. Perched on the very tip of the Barceloneta, the W Hotel can feel like a world of its own, away from the busy crowds of the city center. Although it’s only a 10-15-minute walk to the Gothic or the Born, guests will be delighted to know that there are a number of restaurants inside and around the hotel, not least Bravo24 by the famous local chef, Carles Abellàn.