Behind this traditional upper-Rambla facade lies a surprisingly whimsical interior with marble floors and artwork by well-known Barcelona artist Perico Pastor on the columns and the ceiling. Rooms are decorated in soothing pastels, with coordinated classic furniture, good lighting, and hardwood floors. Room 601, with a private balcony overlooking La Rambla, is perhaps the best in the house. Guests run the gamut from hip honeymooners to discerning retirees. The deck-terrace
of the restaurant, open Mar.–Oct., is an unexpected oasis of greenery.