Although only one hotel is on Plaça Catalunya itself, all the hotels
on this page are within 50 metres of the central Barcelona square and many of the
front-facing rooms have views of the Plaça from their balconies.
As you can see from the map below, I have restricted my definition of Barcelona City Centre to on and around Plaça de Catalunya but you will also find central Barcelona hotels on the Barri Gòtic hotels, El Raval hotels and Eixample Dreta hotels pages.
Please bear in mind that however much individual hotels advertise themselves as being 'right in the heart of Barcelona City Centre' any establishment outside these neighbourhoods is going to be at least a short walk or even a metro ride from central Barcelona.
Of the 4 Star Barcelona City Centre Hotels listed below, I personally would go for any of the ones on Carrer Bergara, because being just down a sidestreet means you get a bit more peace and quiet.
I also really like the Avenida Palace on Gran Via, which is a short walk from Plaça Catalunya but a really elegant establishment.
Plaça de Catalunya, 19, Ciutat Vella, 08002 Barcelona
The Oliva Plaza is the only one of these 4 star City Centre Hotels situated directly on Plaça Catalunya itself.
The hotel is on the Ciutat Vella side of the square just metres from the top of La Rambla backing onto the lovely Carrer de Santa Anna and the hotel's terrace bar offers views of the striking Gothic Santa Anna Church.
This is a modern design hotel with 113 extremely chic rooms that include free Wi-Fi, a safe, a flat-screen TV, a sofa or armchairs and a breakfast table and many have views over Plaça de Catalunya.
Guests have a choice of a buffet breakfast in the dining room or breakfasting in their rooms and the modern Nineteen restaurant offers a drinks menu, signature tapas and Mediterranean cuisine.
The Olivia Plaza Hotel also offers 3 meeting rooms with a capacity up to 60 people fully equipped with screens, projectors, LCD, sound systems and internet connections.
Bergara, 11, L'Eixample, 08002 Barcelona
Hotel Catalonia Plaza Cataluña is the first of three hotels set on Carrer Bergara, which runs between Plaça Catalunya and Carrer Baumes so it is just about as centrally located as possible.
The Catalonia Plaza Cataluña was formerly the Duques de Bergara and is housed in a recently restored Modernista building dating from 1899 just off Plaça de Catalunya.
One of the hotel's nicest features is the typical Eixample interior patio where you can sunbathe next to the pool and guest have access to the spa at Hotel Catalonia Ramblas, which is just 100 metres away.
The 148 air-conditioned rooms are stylishly decorated and include free Wi-Fi and satellite TV.
The continental buffet breakfast includes a wide variety of regional products and home-made cakes and the hotel's well-regarded Contempo restaurant offers traditional Mediterranean cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Given its central location the Plaza Cataluña is not only ideal for tourists but also for business guests and boasts a conference facility where it is possible to organise meetings, seminars or special events for up to 150 people.
Bergara, 8, L'Eixample, 08002 Barcelona
Also located on Carrer Bergara, Hotel Pulitzer is a design hotel set right next to Plaza Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona.
It has a rooftop sun terrace, gym access, a library with sofas and a pleasant garden area.
All 91 elegant rooms at the Hotel Pulitzer are soundproofed and feature flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi, as well as a marble bathroom, complete with a bathrobe and slippers.
The Pulitzer's Visit restaurant boasts a stylish glass roof and offers Mediterranean dishes made with local market products, and can provide special diet meals on request.
Cocktails are available at the bar.
The hotel offers free entry to the nearby Holmes Place Gym-Spa. Bicycle rental is available at the 24-hour reception.
Bergara, 2-4, L'Eixample, 08002 Barcelona
The third of our 4 Star hotels located on Carrer Bergara, the Hotel Regina which originally opened in 1917 is housed in a beautiful Modernista building featuring a stunning art nouveau entrance.
Just 50 metres from Barcelona’s Plaça Catalunya and the Ramblas, the Regina offers guests free Wi-Fi and access to a nearby gym and swimming pool.
The Hotel Regina’s 99 spacious rooms come with air conditioning, central heating and satellite TV plus a safe, work desk and minibar and the private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.
There is a bar and restaurant, and room service is offered all day from 7am to 11pm.
Hotel Regina also has 2 modern meeting rooms each with a maximum capacity for 54 delegates or these two spaces can be joined to provide a large meeting room for up to 100 delegates.
Gran Via, 605, L'Eixample, 08007 Barcelona
Set on Gran Via just a few minutes' walk from Plaça Catalunya, the Avenida Palace is possibly the most stylish of these 4 Star Barcelona City Centre Hotels and probably where I'd choose to stay myself.
I love its grand interior with the impressive staircase and marble columns and not surprisingly many famous guests have stayed here, including the Beatles in 1965.
The Avenida Palace offers 151 elegant air-conditioned soundproofed rooms and suites are all classically with carpeted floors and feature satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, a minibar, work desk and a safe.
The highly regarded Café Gran Via Restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine, including à la carte lunch and dinner menu and the Avenida Palace also has a pleasant lounge bar.
The Avenida Palace also offers large and small meeting facilities and the 100m2 Room Estoril is fully equipped for major events.
Casp, 1-13, L'Eixample, 08010 Barcelona
Husa Barcelona is located on Carrer Casp just off Passeig de Gràcia, 150 metres from Plaza Catalunya, which you can see from the window if you have a front-facing room.
All 79 air-conditioned rooms are modern and exterior-facing, with a private balcony and wooden floors and feature a work desk, minibar and safe as well as a private bathroom complete with a hairdryer and amenities.
A buffet breakfast is served at the Husa Hotel Barcelona, and it is also possible to have breakfast in your room but there is no on-site restaurant.
However, given the central location finding an excellent restaurant should be no problem.
The Husa is reasonably priced and offers a no frills 4 star service and the location is definitely the main point in its favour.
Ronda Universitat, 21, L'Eixample, 08007 Barcelona
Perfectly located halfway between Plaça Catalunya and Plaça Universitat, H10 Universitat is new hotel, which combines a 19th-century façade with 21st-century decor and facilities.
H10 Universitat boasts a stylish, contemporary design and and the public areas are decorated with modern art and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
The 94 rooms are equipped with flat screen TV, writing desk and telephone and fully-equipped bathroom with hair drier and make up mirror.
One the H10 Universitat's best features is its restaurants and bars.
Moments Lounge Bar located in the lobby offers a free welcome buffet on arrival and the Urban Restaurant features à la carte creative Mediterranean cuisine and organises Gastronomic Days, when the restaurant devotes itself to Spanish dishes and other international specialities.
I can also recommend the Twenty One Terrace Bar on the ninth floor, which offers spectacular views of the city centre and is open during the summer season.
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