For this overview of 3 Star Ramblas Hotels, we begin at the top of La Rambla close to Plaça Catalunya and work our way down to the port.
If you're interested mainly in location then any of the hotels situated in
the top or middle sections of La Rambla are perfect for sightseeing.
It was also where George Orwell stayed during the Spanish Civil War so it is steeped in history.
Most of the next lot of hotels are located on the central section of La Rambla de Sant Josep, also known as Rambla de les Flors, and La Rambla dels Caputxins also known as Rambla del Centre and so are perfect for exploring the Barri Gòtic.
The one that stands out here is definitely the magnificent Hotel Oriente, one of Barcelona's oldest and most celebrated hotels.
Some really famous people have stayed here over the centuries so it is definitely where I'd go for an authentic Barcelona experience and it is quite surprising to find such an illustrious establishment here amongst the 3 Star Ramblas Hotels.
Finally, the last two, Hotel Ramblas and Hotel Arc La Rambla, are down at the bottom on La Rambla de Santa Mònica near the port.
The atmosphere's quite different here and although much cleaned up, this section used to be a red ight district.
The main advantage is that you are away from the noise and crowds of tourists and within easy walking distance of the port and seafront.
La Rambla, 138, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
The Hotel Continental is at La Rambla, 138 just a few metres down La Rambla
de Canaletes from Plaça Catalunya and Catalunya metro station.
The Continental is housed in a building that dates back to 1898 and, as George Orwell mentions in 'Homage to Catalonia', it was where he and his wife were staying when street fighting broke out during the Spanish Civil War.
The Hotel even has a Salón George Orwell named after the great English author.
The hotel itself looks really nice, although the pink decor of most of the rooms is a bit much.
Despite having a free continental buffet available in the dining room 24 hours a day, each room has a fridge, a microwave and a crockery set so they're very concerned about your stomach, which sounds pretty good to me.
La Rambla, 91-93, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
Eurostars Ramblas Boquería is situated at Rambla de Sant Josep, 91-93, which for a 3 Star Ramblas Hotel is a pretty special location.
With the famous Boqueria Market right behind you, the Eurostars Ramblas Boqueria rooms look out on La Rambla dels Flors - the Rambla of the Flowers - probably the most photographed section of Barcelona's most famous street.
The rooms are stylish and air-conditioned with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen satellite TV and a private balcony featuring elegant modern décor, hardwood floors and designer furniture.
A varied buffet breakfast is served in the the Eurostars Boquería’s bright dining room but for lunch you should definitely explore the stalls and bars of the Boqueria Market.
La Rambla, 78-80, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
Internacional Cool Local Hotel is a little further down at Ramblas, 78-80 on the section known as La Rambla dels Caputxins or La Rambla del Centre.
I'd be tempted to stay at Internacional Cool Local Hotel just because of the wonderful naffness of the name.
In all honesty it does look quite good in a functional modern way, and as 3 Star Ramblas Hotels go, it's definitely one to consider.
The hotel features business points on every floor, where there is a a laptop, Wi-Fi, newspapers and free drinks but I'd say the rooftop bar terraces were the main selling point.
They offer fantastic views of the Ramblas and the Barri Gòtic and really are a great place to sit out and have a drink or a snack.
La Rambla, 70, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
Also featuring a roof terrace and free Wi-Fi, Flor Parks Hotel is located at Las Ramblas 70, beside Liceu Metro Station on La Rambla del Centre.
It's small, modern and rather chic and I must admit I quite like the look of it.
There is a snack bar and café and also Flor Parks has its own restaurant, which offers both a set menu and à la carte dishes.
The Flor Parks' air-conditioned rooms have a balcony, satellite TV and a minibar and the private bathrooms have hairdryers and some have hydromassage baths.
Just a few metres down The Ramblas you come to Carrer Ferran, which takes you straight to Plaça de Sant Jaume and the heart of the Barri Gòtic so once again the location is unbeatable.
La Rambla, 45, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
Set between Carrer Unió and Carrer Nou de la Rambla at La Rambla 45, the Hotel Oriente is another piece of Barcelona history that makes me go weak at the knees.
This big old regal hotel is set in a 19th-century building on La Rambla dels Caputxins.
I particularly like the entrance and the ground floor which is occupied by the Oriente restaurant and café or rather Salón de Thé.
Hotel Oriente also has a terrace and free Wi-Fi and the simply decorated rooms have satellite TV and an en suite bathroom.
The restaurant serves buffet cuisine and a daily continental breakfast, and there are plenty of wonderful places to eat nearby, particularly if you venture into El Raval, on your left as you walk up The Ramblas.
Hotel Husa Oriente faces the magnificent Plaça Reial, which is another brilliant spot to eat and drink or even see live music at jazz club Jamboree or flamenco tablao Tarantos.
Definitely my first choice amongst 3 Star Ramblas Hotels.
La Rambla, 33, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
Ramblas Hotel is situated La Rambla 33 on La Rambla dels Caputxins just 500 metres from Port Vell Harbour.
The Ramblas Hotel has a lobby bar and a charming café with original Modernista design and a pavement terrace, where you can sit out and take in the full atmosphere of this marvellous section of The Ramblas.
Breakfast is included in all room rates and Ramblas Hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a 24-hour reception and air-conditioned rooms with a balcony or terrace.
Each bright room at the Hotel Ramblas includes satellite TV, a minibar and a safe.
If I were I'd try to get a room with a view over the Ramblas because part of the joy of staying in 3 Star Ramblas Hotels is capturing the magic Barcelona's most famous street.
La Rambla, 19-21, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
At La Rambla, 19-21, Hotel Arc La Rambla is on Rambla de Santa Mònica and is quite a different experience from other 3 Star Ramblas Hotels.
You're much closer to the port here and this area used to be a red light district known as the Barrio Chino.
Although its been cleaned up in the last few years and is now perfectly safe and respectable, there's still a sex shop and peepshow on this section of La Rambla.
During the day artists set up easils along Rambla de Santa Mònica and just round the corner is the famous bohemian bar Pastís.
Close to Drassanes metro station, which is on the Green L3 Metro Line, Hotel Arc La Rambla is extremely nice.
All air-conditioned rooms at the Arc la Rambla feature simple, attractive décor with satellite TV and a private bathroom and a daily continental breakfast is served in the Ramblas dining room.
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