Hotel Arts Barcelona

Carrer de la Marina 19–21, Barcelona, Catalonia, 08005, Spain

This luxurious Ritz-Carlton-owned, 44-story skyscraper overlooks Barcelona from the Port Olímpic, providing stunning views of the Mediterranean, the city, the Sagrada Família, and the mountains beyond. True to its name, fine art—from Chillida drawings to Susana Solano sculptures—is displayed everywhere. Rooms are equally glamorous, decorated in contrasting beige and dark-wood accents and stocked with Acqua di Parma toiletries. On the Club floors, a "cava concierge" dispenses complimentary flutes of bubbly every afternoon. The apocalyptically pricey apartments have a private elevator, separate reception desk, and butler service—and fully equipped kitchens where you can have the hotel's chefs prepare your meals en suite. Sergi Arola's tapas restaurant is a chic, postmodern culinary playground; Paco Pérez's starred Enoteca is the hotel's excellent flagship dining room.

PROS

  • excellent views over Barcelona
  • impeccable service
  • fine restaurants
  • minutes from the beach
  • family-friendly

CONS

  • a 20-minute hike, at least, from central Barcelona
  • very hard on the budget
  • €150 surcharge for pets

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 93-221–1000

HOTEL DETAILS

397 rooms, 58 suites, 28 apartments
Rate Includes: No meals

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