The W Hotel Barcelona

by Allie Moore

Sep 12, 2015

The W, Barcelona, Spain © Xvaldes | Dreamstime


Easily spotted from a plane as you coast over the Mediterranean toward the airport, the W Hotel is a standout property that sits right on the beach and towers over the Barcelona playa.


The W, Barcelona, Spain © 22tomtom | Dreamstime 41210762

© 22tomtom | Dreamstime


Although seemingly off the beaten path, the W Barcelona is a quick bus or cab ride to the city’s best sights, or if you prefer to walk, a scenic stroll along the boardwalk. Inside the 26 floors of luxury and modernity, 473 rooms await and offer incomparable views of the Mediterranean and Barcelona’s beaches.


For spectacular sunset views and tropical cocktails, take the elevator to the top floor where the stylish Eclipse Bar serves colorful beverages and plays a variety of electronic music for late-nighters. If you prefer the open air, choose from a cocktail at Salt Beach Club or an evening of relaxation at one of the private cabanas on the sun deck.


The W, Barcelona, Spain © Byelikova | Dreamstime 43703277

© Byelikova | Dreamstime


When you’re hit with a craving for authentic Catalan cuisine, Bravo24 has your appetite covered from traditional breakfasts to extravagant seafood dinners.


The W Barcelona may have plenty of reasons to stay within the hotel walls, but the staff also plans outdoor activities to get your blood pumping, including beachside group runs and stand-up paddle boarding and yoga. After a beachy workout, head back inside to the two-story Bliss Spa for a myriad of services, and even a brownie bar!


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