Known locally as the Vela (the sail) thanks to its curved exterior, the 5-star W Barcelona was designed by architect Ricardo Bofill. However, it's best known for its stunning views across the coast, and for being the first hotel in the city with direct beach access.
The property sits at the end of Passeig Joan de Borbó and is a 30-minute walk from La Rambla and the Gothic quarter. The nearest Metro station is Barceloneta -- 18 minutes away -- which connects to Passeig de Gràcia in 15 minutes and the Sagrada Familia in 25 minutes. Teleferico del Puerto, for the cable car to Montjuïc, is 600m away.
The hotel's BRAVO24 restaurant serves Spanish dishes from chef Carles Abellan (who holds a Michelin star for his other restaurant, Comerç 24). WAVE looks to the wider Mediterranean for inspiration, and SALT serves burgers -- both classic and with a few surprising twists. The 26th floor features an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean and Barcelona's skyline, as well as a sun deck and Eclipse bar, which host DJs at weekends during the summer. There's a Bliss Spa on two floors, with a steam room, a sauna and a Jacuzzi, and a gym and fitness classes (charges apply), including a Nike beachside running club every Tuesday.
All rooms have port or sea views, as well as mood lighting, free Wi-Fi and a rainfall shower. Upgrade to a higher room category for top-floor views across the city, or to a suite for your own private terrace.
From the press:
A "beach hotel offering spectacular views, a young vibe, a buzzing 26th-floor bar, and busy pool terrace" -- The Daily Telegraph
"A stunner, inside and out" -- Fodor's
"The W is nothing if not striking" -- The Indepedent
Newspaper / magazines
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
Nightlife / entertainment
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Pay-per-view / movies on demand
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Valet service (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
This property offers transfers from the airport and train station (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 33 per person (approximately)
Valet parking fee: EUR 28.00 per day
Pet fee: EUR 25€ per pet, per day
Rollaway bed fee: EUR 110.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Mandatory Fees and Taxes
You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.48 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.
It's a 25-minute drive to the hotel from Barcelona El Prat Airport, or you can take the RN2 train to Passeig de Gràcia, then the Metro to Barceloneta. The hotel is then an 18-minute walk along the seafront. Trains run into Barcelona Sants station -- it's a 25-minute drive, or take the Cercanías (suburban network) train to Passeig de Gràcia, then hop on the Metro to Barceloneta. Drivers can park at the hotel (charges apply).
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.
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