Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí sculpted some of his famously surreal buildings in Barcelona's genteel Eixample district, among elegant Gothic villas and within two blocks of the Gallery Hotel, where current rates have dropped by 40%.
Check in for a July stay for $155 (€117) per night, or visit May-June for $167 (€126) per night. Book through Perfect Escapes to receive these bonuses:
Rooms enjoy views over Barcelona's rooftops and cobbled streets and many come with iPod docks and iPads pre-loaded with restaurant recommendations and information about local sights.
This 4-star hotel is around the corner from La Pedrera, a Gaudí apartment building whipped into soft peaks like meringue. Three blocks further is Casa Battló, a UNESCO World Heritage site praised for its dreamlike perversion of Art Nouveau. Metro stations on either side of the hotel tram riders southeast toward the medieval Barri Gotic or northeast to the soaring Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Note: Bookings are pre-paid and nonrefundable.
Not available on May 4, 10-11, 19, 23-24, 31; June 1, 17, 22; July 4-5.
Update (April 12, 11am): Please note, due to popular demand rooms on June 9, 18 and July 6, 20 have now sold out.