I will be in Barcelona from June 2-6 2019 and would like recommendations for either the W-Barcelona or the Ritz Carlton Arts. We are all adult travelers looking for the beach and a close proximity to local tourist stuff... thanks
We stayed at the Ritz Arts in May 2018 for a work trip and enjoyed the hotel and location. The beach is on the other side of the boardwalk as well as several clubs and restaurants. A short taxi or uber to get to downtown shopping or to the football stadium.
We had a lot of work events - so I didn't get as much time as I would like to explore the city but did spend a few days in Madrid which was also wonderful. I don't think you can wrong with either hotel - but can only comment on the Arts.
Thanks for the information!
Hola. I have stayed in the Barcelona Renaissance Hotel a couple of times recently and found it great for getting around on foot. The hotel is not near the beach but is close to many of the great Gaudi buildings and the hop-on-hop-off bus tour locations. Barcelona is one of my favourite cities and I'm sure you will have a great time where ever you decide to stay.
Limited experience, and old/dated information, but, here it is anyway:
My wife and I stayed at the Cotton House about 3 years ago for our 20th anniversary. Great location to walk to many touristy places. Staff was amazing. We pretty much walked everywhere except for an organized tour that we did one day in which the tour company was a 3-4 minute walk from the Cotton House.
brilin have stayed at the W. Perhaps they can comment...?
I stay at the W because the G M is a personal friend. Stunning location, right on the beach with wonderful sea views. Very hip and modern. Suites are excellent as are facilities. I think the new indoor pool should be open by now. Mainly aimed at younger people however even as a 67 year old I didn't feel out of place.
Our stay on points at the Cotton House four years ago was also excellent. It’s a long hike (or shortish ride) to the beach but it’s near the Barrio Gotic, opera house, Gaudi buildings, Las Ramblas, great restaurants and a metro stop. The rooms were lovely with separate shower and tiller rooms and the courtyard our balcony overlooked was a lovely refuge from the hustle and bustle. We enjoyed drinking a bottle of wine there each night to decompress and process our days of sightseeing. The breakfast included (at that time I had Platinum status) was also amazing. Lastly, at that time the staff was complemented by interns from a hospitality school program and the customer service from those eager students was outstanding.
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