W Barcelona

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Design hotel with direct beach access & a 26th-floor infinity pool with panoramic views
  • BRAVO24 serves Spanish dishes by Michelin-starred chef Carles Abellan
  • Eclipse bar & sun deck hosts DJ sets during summer weekends


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.

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  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Roof terrace
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Pets: Pets allowed. Pet maximum weight in kg is 18. Pet maximum weight in lb is 40. Only dogs are allowed

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details:

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 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.
  • The seasonal pool will be open from April to October.
  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
  • 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.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 35 per person (approximately)
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 28.00 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 25 per pet, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 125 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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