W Barcelona

5 stars
View map of Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, Placa de la Rosa dels Vents, 1, Barcelona, 08039

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
15 reviews
Great spot, epic hotel

Incredible gym, room, and overall hotel. Nice location as well despite Barcelona being spread out.... See full review

  • Gmoney12234
  • 14 Jul 2014
Enjoyed our stay!

We had just spent 4 days in London, then 5 days in Paris, and Barcelona was our last leg of the... See full review

  • Vinny S.
  • 2 Sep 2013
Relax at this super-hip retreat by the beach in Barcelona

W Barcelona is a 26-floor icon of silver glass created by the renowned Spanish architect, Ricardo Bofill. This masterpiece of avant-garde architecture rises above Barcelona's beachfront. The hotel features a full spectrum of facilities that include world-class restaurants, snappy Eclipse rooftop bar, cool WET pool and sun-splashed terrace, indulgent Bliss Spa and state-of-the-art SWEAT Fitness Center. The rooms and suites showcase fabulous panoramas, high-tech perks and top services, including 24-hour in-room dining.

Highlights
  • Seaside location with dedicated beach entrance
  • Gastronomic fare at BRAVO restaurant
  • Spain's first Bliss Spa
  • Rooftop swimming pool and bar
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
Rooms

The 473 rooms and suites at W Barcelona feature nine-feet floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to the city or seascape. Interiors showcase contemporary sophistication and cutting-edge amenities. A standout among those is the signature W bed with pillow-top mattress, goose-down duvet, 350-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets and a choice of pillows. Other trimmings include an oversized work desk, flat-screen TV, iPod docking station and high-speed Wi-Fi (fees apply). Also on offer is 24-hour in-room dining, munchie box and mini bar (fees apply for all). Units range from cozy nooks to capacious suites with wraparound windows and private terraces.

Features

At trendy BRAVO restaurant, Michelin-starred chef Carlos Abellan dishes out Catalonian-Iberian cuisine in a stylish environment dominated by fine hardwoods, stainless steel and glass. Sip on a choice selection of rum, bourbon and sake while enjoying wraparound views, chic electronica music and designer nibbles at the 26th-floor Eclipse bar. Splash in the infinity pool and then indulge the social scene at the poolside WET Bar. At Spain's first Bliss Spa, tension-taming therapies include triple oxygen treatment, ginger rub and hot salt scrub. The hotel offers direct coastal access to Sant Sebastia Beach with umbrellas, chaise lounges, plus gourmet food and beverage service. The swish W Bar serves cocktails, creative tapas, live DJ-spun tunes and free Wi-Fi. The 3,000-square-foot SWEAT Fitness Center boasts city and sea vistas and morning yoga on the sun terrace. The 24-hour WIRED business center offers free high-speed Internet.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (7.6 mi/12.2 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Barceloneta, 15 minutes away on foot or reachable on buses # 17, 39 or 64
Attractions
  • Las Ramblas (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Port Olimpic (1.3 mi/2 km)
  • Sagrada Familia (2.5 mi/4 km)

W Barcelona Rooms

Standard
The Amenities listed in this description represent the amenities available in all guest rooms in the hotel

Amenities

  • High speed internet
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Coffee maker in room
Services
Business centre
Multilingual
In-Room Safe
Internet
High speed internet
Parking
Parking
Room
Safe
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Mini bar
Hairdryer in room
Cribs available
Iron

Nearby points of interest

  • Torre Sant Sebastià: 0.5 km
  • World trade centre and Moll de Barcelona: 0.8 km
  • MareMagnum: 1 km
  • IMAX Port Vell: 1 km
  • Aquarium Barcelona: 1 km
  • Platja de Sant Sebastià: 1.1 km
  • Columbus Monument: 1.3 km
  • La Maquinista: 1.3 km
  • Maritime Museum: 1.3 km
  • Centre d'Art Santa Mònica: 1.5 km
  • Basilica de la Mare de Deu de la Merce: 1.5 km
  • Royal Square: 1.5 km
  • Montjuïc funicular: 1.6 km
  • Teatre Principal: 1.6 km
  • Hemp Museum Gallery: 1.7 km
  • Torre Sant Sebastià: 0.5 km
  • World trade centre and Moll de Barcelona: 0.8 km
  • MareMagnum: 1 km
  • IMAX Port Vell: 1 km
  • Aquarium Barcelona: 1 km
  • Platja de Sant Sebastià: 1.1 km
  • Columbus Monument: 1.3 km
  • La Maquinista: 1.3 km
  • Maritime Museum: 1.3 km
  • Centre d'Art Santa Mònica: 1.5 km
  • Basilica de la Mare de Deu de la Merce: 1.5 km
  • Royal Square: 1.5 km
  • Montjuïc funicular: 1.6 km
  • Teatre Principal: 1.6 km
  • Hemp Museum Gallery: 1.7 km
  • Port of Barcelona: 1.7 km
  • Escola de la Llotja: 1.7 km
  • Barcelona Estació de França: 1.7 km
  • Barcelona Wax Museum: 1.8 km
  • Palau Güell: 1.8 km
  • La Ribera: 1.8 km
  • Plaça Reial: 1.8 km
  • Santa Maria del Mar: 1.8 km
  • Plaça del Rei: 1.8 km
  • Museu d'idees i invents de Barcelona: 1.8 km
  • Sant Pere: 1.9 km
  • Gran Teatre del Liceu: 1.9 km
  • Plaça Sant Jaume: 1.9 km
  • Església de Sants Just i Pastor: 1.9 km
  • Ciutat Vella: 1.9 km
  • Sant Pau del Camp: 1.9 km
  • La Rambla: 1.9 km
  • Palau de la Generalitat de Catalunya: 1.9 km
  • Ancient synagogue: 1.9 km
  • Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí: 2 km
  • Air Raid Shelter: 2 km
  • Museum of Textiles and Fashion: 2 km
  • Temple of Augustus: 2 km
  • Picasso Museum: 2 km
  • Palau Reial Major: 2 km
  • Santa Maria del Pi: 2 km
  • Barcelona Zoo: 2 km
  • Chapel of Santa Ágata: 2 km
  • Carrer de Montcada: 2 km
  • Barcelona Cathedral: 2 km

Dining

SALT
Revel in SALT’s diverse venues: a restaurant, a relaxed beach club, and an exclusive space for gatherings and celebrations. Gaze at the clear blue Mediterranean that sets the backdrop for an unforgettable day or night.
Eclipse
Take a flight to fabulous when you elevate to Eclipse, our ultimate ultra-luxe lounge where a scintillating and sensual scene flirts with vast vistas of the city and Mediterranean.
W LOUNGE
Where do you lounge? Enter the W LOUNGE, where we've knocked down the walls of traditional lobby design to create a place where you can open your mind and feel alive while indulging in cocktail socializing.
WET® Bar
Who wants to laze on deck chairs by the pool soaked in sun rays, cool cocktail in hand and the scintillating sounds of summer in the air?
WAVE
Where a quick snack can turn into a full meal, hearty breakfast transformed into a W2Go box to fuel your day—sail away on a sea of culinary inspirations at WAVE, set against spectacular views over the WET® deck & Barcelona beaches in the background.
Bravo24
Meet the meats of Bravo24, featuring a star-studded attraction of premium cuts, fish and seafood from Spain and abroad, where chef Carlos Abellán re-imagines traditional concepts into signature dishes against a stunning Mediterranean backdrop.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (15)

Ratings and reviews for W Barcelona

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
15 out of 15
Amenities:
4.3
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4.7
Location:
4
Value:
3.9

73% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Gmoney12234
Business
Los Angeles, california
14 Jul 2014

Great spot, epic hotel

Incredible gym, room, and overall hotel. Nice location as well despite Barcelona being spread out. Food was a but pricey and disappointing though

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Life Lessons Learned
Business
Germany
25 Apr 2014

Great location

The only great thing about this hotel is the location. It's is perfectly located on the beach and within an area walking distance of local eating establishments. Depending on ones health this hotel is also within walking distance of Barcelona's main attraction (the zoo, Sagrada Familia, etc) and the metro. That's the only good thing about this hotel. If you decide to stay at this hotel be prepared to pay for the air you breathe; for the price of the rooms you don't get anything free as you would at what one would call a normal hotel. No free breakfast, wifi, you can't even go to the 26 floor to the Eclipse bar/club as a guest of the hotel without being dressed to the Tee. I've been to quite a few hotel but this hotel has the worst check-in process ever. They do not offer early check-in so be prepared to wait at least two hours after the normal check-in time (3:00pm). The hotel rooms are nice but if you have allergies make sure you bring your medicine because the rooms are really dusty.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Vinny S.
Business
Chicago, Illinois
2 Sep 2013

Enjoyed our stay!

We had just spent 4 days in London, then 5 days in Paris, and Barcelona was our last leg of the journey for 4 nights, and couldnt have been more pleased with our stay at the W in Barcelona. Do to the location we had to cab everywhere, but the view from the room was spectacular of the city and beach. Floor to ceiling windows. The stay was quiet at night, and the pool bar area was fun.....we also enjoyed the Bliss Spa.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

try PLA restaurant

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
happy holidaymaker
Business
powys
20 Aug 2012

A real treat!

Lovely stay in W hotel. staff couldn't do enough to make our stay as wonderful as our room description - Wonderful A good 30 min walk to las ramblas but to be honest if its too hot to contemplate there are taxis outside the hotel that cost approx 5 euros I would say the hotel is better than described on the website. Lovely atmosphere, views and very much enjoyed the music. A few little extras that are memorable - ices by the pool, towels for the beach.....bliss Ive tried hard to think of a negative and could only come up with a shortage of hooks in the bedroom for the luxurious bath robes Recommend to anyone who likes a little piece of heaven for a few days.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

lots of restruant choice plus some others within short walking distance. barcelona centre is a bit of a trek but an enjoyable one.

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BillEV
Business
Chicago
16 Aug 2012

wonderful hotel, wi-fi not free, location is just ok

the luxury of this hotel is outstanding... if you plan on never leaving the hotel, this is the place to stay. however, plan on paying for wi-fi in your room, which is ridiculous for a hotel of this stature. Location is not good if you plan to wander around central barcelona. It is located at the end of a peninsula and you always have to travel along the whole peninsula to get to and from the main shopping and nightlife areas.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Florida, USA
12 May 2012

Excellent for any life occasion.

In my opinion this W, strikes the perfect equilibrium for anyone. There were newlyweds, families with little ones, business travelers, and all seemed to be pretty happy. The perfect location makes it easy to reach popular landmarks, yet shelters you from the crowd. The rooms are adorned with spectacular viiew and expensive furnishing. Eclipse bar offers excellent choice of music and well mixed drinks. Perhaps it all compensates for shortcomings in whenever whatever service. Freindliness aside they could be helpful. The idea is great, the execution is poor

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Thebeast
Business
Miami, FL, USA
8 Feb 2012

Bad taste in my mouth

Had an unbelievable experience until the last day! Bar upstairs was great. Stephen made great drinks. On the last day I went through my personal belongings to realize that I was robbed by house keeping for one thousand dollars. My money was hidden extremely well which means that my personal stuff was rummaged through. Not something that you exoect from a star wood property. When I told the manager her response was less them comforting. I was basically told there was nothing that they could do. I expected more from an SPG property especially being an SPG member.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Luiz
Business
Brasília - DF, Brasil
30 Jan 2012

Fantastic

Great experience, at a great place. Warm and competent staff, wonderful design and city views and extraordinary food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Celentano
Business
Miami, FL, USA
19 Oct 2011

perfect place to be

Amazing place, greate food, will visit next time same hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of W Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Loukaitis
Business
Chicago, IL
8 Aug 2011

The Best Hotel Stay !!!!!

Everything about the W Barcelona was beyond fantastic...... Truly, the best customer service ever. From the courteous and knowledgeable front staff to the servers, house keeping, concierge, everything was great. Hotel provided great security. Would recommend this hotel to everyone who wants piece of mind and a great time. The WET Terrace to Eclipse to BRAVO restaurant .... I plan on staying at this hotel on all my upcoming trips

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Nightlife tip: In Hotel

Eclipse, WET Terrace, Bliss, and it goes on and on

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