Three blocks west of Rambla Catalunya, near the upper middle of the Eixample, this renovated historic property is a trove for the budget-minded. Guest rooms are bright and spacious, with hardwood floors, good lighting, and a choice of twin or double beds. There's a rooftop terrace with a small plunge pool and a bar; the suites on the floor just below have small private terraces of their own, though no particular view. The ornate marble lobby boasts a remarkable collection
of drawings by the Catalan artist Ricard Opisso, a pal of Picasso's and one of the original members of the Four Cats salon.