What are the best beach hotels in Barcelona? A fantastic, juicy question that deserves a complete answer with handpicked recommendations.
After we wrote our big guide on where to stay in Barcelona, the playa lovers asked for more details. Fair enough, here we are. We officially welcome you to your extended guide to the most amazing Barcelona beach resorts and hotels.
It will perfectly suit your trip together with your families, friends and loved ones.
Further down, we list all our recommended hotels and beach resorts in the area. We have visited them and compared them. You can book some of them on Airbnbs, others on Booking.com. It really depends, but not to worry; I added all options for you.
(this guide was updated for 2021)
And to further give you a hand, we have made a map that shows the perfect match of hotels for every kind of traveler. Plus, also included in the map are areas that you should consider.
Most especially for first-time travelers.
But, first things first:
Question: Which beach district in Barcelona should a first-time traveler stay?
The beach districts in Barcelona are:
Barceloneta (in red)
La Vila Olimpica (in light purple)
Poble Nou (in blue)
Diagonal mar y Front Maritim del Poble Nou (in purple)
You can kindly refer to the highlighted areas we recommend on the map below.
Overview of Barcelona’s Beaches + Map
Now that you know the names of the neighborhoods in Barcelona near the beach, let us check the actual names.
Here are all the different names:
San Sebastià Beach (Platja de Sant Sebastià)
La Barceloneta beach
Sant Miquel Beach (Platja de Sant Miquel)
Somorrostro Beach (Platja del Somorrostro)
Nova Icària Beach (Platja de la Nova Icària)
Bogatell Beach (Platja del Bogatell)
Mar Bella Beach (Platja de la Mar Bella)
Beach Nova Mar Bella
Llevant Beach (Platja de Llevant)
On the southern part of the beaches you find the harbour. And in the north, the city ends by the iconic Forum. The beaches continues north-wards obviously. Yet, this is not considered Barcelona anymore.
You see, it is quite simple once you narrow it down.
Nevertheless, we fully understand that these districts may not be familiar with you. Thus, you can find a short description of the district below for you to have an idea of the place.
Looking for vitamin sea? We are pretty sure that you and your beach soul would certainly love what the Barcelona sea side has to offer.
Aside from your trip to the city, the sea is far from Barcelona’s tourist attractions. Thus, just the perfect way to have a wonderful combination of city and beach holiday with a touch of the Mediterranean Sea.
Therefore, here are our top handpicked accommodations.
Some just right on the beachfront while some near the port. We also included luxury hotels down to your budget hostels and apartments.
Always refer to the map to get a better idea of the location!
All ideal for you to enjoy your trip in all the time of the year especially in summer!
1. Barcelona Hotels (Near the Beach with Pool)
Aside from connecting with the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, here’s a selection of hotels that give you endless pool opportunities and offer great services as well.
If you’re looking for a breathtaking view and fabulous sky room, W Hotel should definitely fit in.
A sail-like structure designed by a world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill. The hotel rooms feature avant-garde designs and give a fantastic view of the Mediterranean sea and the city.
Things to expect at W Hotel:
Bar and Restaurant
On the hotel, you will find an indoor (Wet Deck) and a rooftop pool (Sun Deck). However, you should definitely look forward to their calming rooftop pool that offers an amazing view of the Mediterranean skyline.
Location: If you have plans in the city, the bus stops perfectly right outside the hotel. Moreover, just 20 minutes’ walk from the hotel is the Barceloneta Metro Station.
Another, the hotel offers cuisine from all over the world at the WAVE Restaurant. On the other hand, you can also grab a beer and watch the sun go down at the ECLIPSE rooftop bar.
Additional: Bring your four-legged babies on your Barcelona trip and have them experience a spectacular vacation, too.
All rooms are decorated in modern Mediterranean colors while some boast fabulous ocean views. With 84 spacious and modern guestrooms, without a doubt, you will have a room that suits you.
Amenities you can use at Hesperia Barcelona Del Mar:
Walking and Bike Tours
Bar & Restaurant
Further, enjoy the outdoors of the property. Thus, enjoy your breakfast and lunch in the sun or have dinner under the stars in the hotel’s restaurant. While on the other hand, you can also enjoy a morning coffee or a catch a cold beer at the hostel bar.
Location: Reach Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. While Poble Nou Metro Station only takes you a10-minute walk.
Nonetheless, if you’re still looking forward to trying out other food establishments, you can find plenty around the area.
Moreover, take a swim in its infinity pool or get tan in their Balinese beds, hammock or beanbags. You can also get a snack or grab a drink at the bar by the pool. However, it is only available from June to September.
This is a really one of the coolest accommodations in Barcelona for adults enjoying a pool, drinks and hotel ambiance.
What to expect at Occidental Atenea Mar – Adults Only:
Rooms at the hotel are modern and spacious while some offer a view of the city or the ocean. And if you’re traveling with the family, they also have rooms for you.
Location: You can locate the Poble Nou metro stop within a 10-minute walk. Further, the bus stops just opposite the hotel which makes it easy to travel to Barcelona.
Furthermore, for business purposes, they have 5 modular function rooms that can accommodate 400 guests. All equipped with the latest technology in audiovisual and communication equipment.
On the other hand, the hotel is very kid-friendly as they offer strollers, kid’s tv channels, board games, and an indoor play area. Thus, your kids will unquestionably won’t get bored.
Amenities you can use at ibis Styles Barcelona City Bogatell:
On-site Coffee Shop
Furthermore, you will also love the free self-service breakfast buffet offered by the hotel that many guests have commended. You can also try something out at the hotel’s coffee shop.
Location: From the hotel, you will find several near tourist destinations like the Picasso Museum, Barcelona Cathedral, and the Port Olympic marina. Nevertheless, you can reach the city center of Barcelona with just 1 metro stop away.
Similarly, win new friends over a game of ping-pong available at the hotel. Likewise, go biking along the coast line with your travel buddies.