What We Love
- Excellent beachside location with stunning views of the Mediterranean and the city
- "Beach Ambassadors" set you up with chaise longues, umbrellas and towels at the hotel’s private stretch of beach
- Hotel guests need only flash their key cards to bypass the long line leading into Eclipse lounge
What To Know
- WiFi is free in public areas and $25 per day in guestrooms
- The location is excellent for those who love the beach, but it's a trek if you really want to explore Barcelona’s city center
- The nearest metro stop is a 15-minute walk away
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Step through gleaming glass doors and be greeted not by the usual lobby lounge but by an enormous, modern playground with musical beats playing in the background and plenty of modular designer sofas, curvy lounge chairs and vibrantly colored poufs. Order a drink, play a board game, taste some tapas — then, yes, check in. The beats continue at the mezzanine-level swimming pool and bar and up in the 007-style nightclub.
Bed and Bath
Low platform beds covered in 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets sit center stage in front of floor-to-ceiling windows that offer sweeping city views. Many of the futuristic cocoon-like rooms are outfitted in curvy furnishings that echo the walls’ rounded edges, as well as smoky floor-length mirrors. Fully automated mood lighting systems cast a hot pink, blue or yellow glow over the otherwise pale surroundings. Gray tile bathrooms are fitted with rainfall showers with frosted glass doors, piles of plush towels and Bliss bath products.
The sexy infinity pool and wet bar, surrounded by sun loungers and curtained cabanas, overlooks the boardwalk and beach. The SoCal-inspired Salt restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating areas where flip-flop-wearing diners munch on gourmet burgers and seafood risotto. For something dressier, book a table at Bravo24, where Carlos Abellán, a Michelin-starred chef, has created a menu inspired by cookbooks of the early 20th century that highlights Spain’s outstanding produce and ingredients. Up on the 26th floor, Eclipse lounge, a glam, Bond-style nightclub, features octagonal tables, gold sofas and killer views and is loved by Barceloneta locals and tourists alike. A state-of-the-art 3,000-square-foot gym and Spain’s first Bliss spa complete the picture at this urban resort.
In the Area
In Barceloneta the thing to do is take advantage of the beachfront location. Take a walk to Marina Port Vell, whose entrance is punctuated by Roy Lichtenstein’s Barcelona Head, a 64-foot ceramic tile sculpture the artist created for the 1992 summer Olympics. Set in a port warehouse nearby is the Catalonia History Museum, which showcases 3,000 years of Catalan history though permanent and temporary exhibits. Take in the city sights (Sagrada Familia and Torre Agbar are visible) aboard Barceloneta’s Port Cable Car, which connects across the port to Montjuc in 10 minutes.
How to Get There
We ended our trip at the W Hotel and were thoroughly impressed our entire stay! Waking up to views of the sea was breathtaking! The service was top notch! The design of the hotel was magnificent! I can’t say enough positive things about this hotel. Yes it’s expensive but it’s worth every penny!
i never seen this many truly happy employee in a hotel. DO not know what is the reason for that but i just wish them to keep it going!
I believe that's enough for a review.
Would like to go back for more.
Quentin the W insider was a delight and gave a personal, tailored service.
The concierge lady made everything so easy for me, getting tickets to popular attractions which I would have had to queue ages for if I turned up unprepared. She was lovely and so helpful.
Used a suite night award to get a cool corner suite. Nice big space with beautiful views
Comprehensive buffet breakfast
Systemic issue of menu items not being available. Went to the spa and was told the treatment that I wanted was not available because they were transitioning to a new menu. Given that's not a last minute decision, new menus should have been printed before old services were removed from being offered. Didn't end up using the spa.
Bravo 24 - ordered cod fritters. I was the first person at the restaurant for the evening and was told they had run out. Best to let diners know as they are handed the menu if something is not going to be available. Based on this and the spa experience occurring within several hours of me arriving at the hotel, this was pretty poor.
Freezing room - despite trying to turn up the air conditioning of both controls in my room they kept defaulting back to 21 degrees. I was chilled through to the bone and two mornings after my 24 hour stay - woke up extremely ill.
Sound proofing - one of the usual positives of being in a suite is that you have better sound protection from other guests because the bedroom is closed off. Not so in this case - the bedroom is not closed off by doors/walls and the noise from the next room was awful. They woke me at 11pm and again at 1am. Because I was jetlagged I couldn't go back to sleep again at 1am because it was during my waking hours in my home country so I felt awful for the rest of my stay.
The negatives actually outweighed the positives for me overall but I gave a higher rating because of the service of the staff who looked after me on arrival.
Having just arrived back from a long weekend away in Barcelona I can't recommend this hotel enough, this stunning hotel sits between the beach and the iconic port, from the moment we arrived the staff could not have been more helpful and very efficient. Our generous sized room overlooked the sea which was an amazing view with the bed facing the window and electronic curtains this made for a beautiful view first thing in the morning. There was a huge choice at Breakfast and again really helpful staff. A must is to visit the Eclipse cocktail bar within the hotel spectacular views of the beach and the city and very tasty cocktails! The amenities at the hotel are endless. It takes about 15 minutes to walk into the centre of Barcelona or around 7-8 euros in a taxis (always taxis available outside the Hotel) it is a lovely walk along the beach and past the marina. We had lovely weather 18 degrees in February so very lucky and just finished of a fantastic weekend away .
We had a great experience in W Hotel and in big part thanks to the generous treat and warm welcome received by the team at the reception. Our room was a corner room with amazing views to the city coast and to the sea. Breakfast had all varieties of food and kind service. A perfect experience. Totally recommendable.