Gay Friendly Hotels in Eixample – Barcelona’s Gay District
A large part of the Eixample’s attraction includes all the shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to be found… Passeig de Gracias alone will keep any visitor entertained for hours, but all the side streets are full of great stores, theatres, cafes with people everywhere, shopping, relaxing and enjoying an aperitif before hitting the famous gay clubs and circuit parties.
With all the Gaudi sites within reach like the grand and impressive famous Sagrada Familia, the two famous Gaudi houses of La Perdera and Manzana de la Discordia, the sprawling Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, you´ll spend hours rambling along and looking upwards. This grid-patterned area was created in the 19th century to accommodate the overflowing population from old Barcelona; luckily this coincided with Barcelona’s golden age of architecture..
The Soho Hotel
The stylish 3 Star Soho Hotel features 51 contemporary-styled guest rooms offers an excellent breakfast and a stunning pool and sun terrace.
Wilson Boutique Hotel
The Wilson is a great value-for-money boutique hotel located on Avenida Diagonal on the boundary of the Eixample district. The hotel offers a range of contemporary-styled rooms and suites.
NH Calderón is located in the centre of Barcelona, next to Plaza de Catalunya and close to the Eixample gay area and official circuit party hotel.
Acevi Villarroel Hotel
4 star hotel with great location right in the heart of the gay Eixample district (just a few steps from cruise bar Open Mind and the 24-hour Sauna Casanova)
Gay Friendly Hotels in Passeo de Gracia, Barcelona
One of the most famous Avenues in Barcelona, Gracia is a 1.50 kilometers stroll to Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas, Passeig de Gracia is the street that has the most designer shops per meter square in the whole of Barcelona. From this location, other zones of interest such as the Gothic Quarter, and the very trendy El Borne are just a stone’s thrown away.
Visitors staying at this area will find the superb food and produce market called La Boqueria on Las Ramblas, an absolute must for any visitor to Barcelona and will be able to stroll along the very up market Passeig de Gracia with its designer shops and some of Gaudí’s most emblematic buildings such as Casa Battló and La Pedrera which have been listed as Human Heritage buildings by Unesco.
The stylish 3 Star Hotel Jazz is located 2 minutes’ walk from Plaza Catalunya in the centre of Barcelona. It features a rooftop pool and terrace with views over the city.
Roome Mate Pau
This modern 3 star uber design hotel is set 50 metres from the emblematic Plaza Catalunya. It offers a terrace and bright, contemporary rooms with free Wi-Fi and an iPod dock..
This relatively ‘no-frills’ 3 star hotel offers 60 value for money guest rooms, each with a flat screen TV, free WiFi and air conditioning. Some rooms have a private terrace. There is a small rooftop terrace bar with sun loungers and small pool
Hotel Casa Camper
The stylish Casa Camper boutique hotel is located in central Barcelona, between Las Ramblas and MACBA art gallery. Each room has a separate lounge, and there is a free 24-hour buffet.
5 Star Hotels in Barcelona
High end hotels in Barcelona tend to be dotted across the city, but the very best can be found on either Psg de Gracia or on the seafront. Recent additions to the hotel scene such as the Mandarin Oreintal, the W and the revamped Arts Hotel have shown that the city still attracts discerning travelers willing to pay a premium for a sophisticated and stylish break.
W Hotel Barcelona
The W Barcelona is the the first W to open in Europe and designed by internationally renowned Ricrod Bofill, offers fabulous views over the Mediterranean and Barcelona shoreline..
Pullman Skipper Barcelona
The contemporary-styled guest rooms are spacious, and many have excellent sea views. Its a 5 star hotel. If you have the budget opt for Superior or Deluxe rooms complete have their own private terrace. Right by the sea and approximately 15 minutes from the Ramblas and very close to the gay beach.
Hotel Alma Barcelona
Superb luxury boutique hotel located within an elegant building that dates from the early 20th century. Inside, the ALMA is a modern masterpiece, with a minimalistic theme in its public spaces.
Overlooking Barceloneta Beach and Barcelona city centre, this design hotel has an outdoor pool and luxury spa. Hotel Arts offers a contemporary art collection, a casino and a Michelin-starred restaurant. The hotel was recently completely redecorated.