W Hotel Barcelona
We defy anyone to enter this W Hotel and not be overcome by the incredible atmosphere of this modern hotel. The place positively buzzes with excitement and energy. The magnificence of the sail shaped exterior is complimented by the breezy open interior.
At a Glance
W Barcelona has to be seen to be believed - panoramic ocean views and an electric atmosphere
The W boasts its own deck with pool, sunbeds and cabanas
Sip a cocktail in the 26th floor Eclipse Bar and watch the sunset
The 700 square meter spa is immense and caters to every whim
Floor to ceiling windows in most of the rooms mean a virtually 360 degrees view over the sea, the city or the mountains.
Forget the vacation budget and indulge yourself by booking an Extreme WOW cabana for a day. Lounge in your W robe and slippers while sipping cocktails. Then plunge into your private jacuzzi. All the while the Whatever/Whenever® service is at your disposal.Scott Dunn team
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The ethos of the W hotel is to channel energy, fun, individuality and the W Hotel Barcelona has all three in spades. Rooms are labelled with thrilling monikers such as wonderful, fabulous or mega. The exclusive Eclipse bar on the 26th floor attracts the bold and beautiful and hosts famous DJ's for unforgettable evenings with a backdrop to the sea. And the WET® pool space has no rival in the city. A spectacular bar menu with cocktails and nibbles, music wafts out across the deck, and your eye is drawn to perfect views of Barcelona's coastline.
The W Hotel's Bliss spa encompassed a vast 700 square meters and is spread over two floors. Every fad and fancy is catered for - manicures, pedicure, a plethora of treatments, a steam room, sauna and indoor Jacuzzi are all offered. If you are feeling naughty stop by the brownie buffet as you leave.
For fitness junkies the lure of views of the sea will make your workout so much more appealing in the 300 square meter, state-of-the-art SWEAT® gym with Technogym equipment.
As you enter the hotel, Carlos Abellán’s Bravo24 restaurant sits enticingly on your left hand side. His talents in the kitchen are displayed on his daily menus - Catalan dishes with meat, fish and seafood cleverly reinvented to appeal to even the most discerning palate.
Given the W Hotel's location right by the beach, the hotel is a must for those looking to mix culture and relaxation. You can wander into town on foot, taking it easy as you wend your way up towards the Gothic Quarter or stay local and explore the boardwalk of La Barceloneta with its many seafood restaurants, take the children to the Aquarium or to build sand castles on the beach. Afterwards retire to your lounger by the pool for a well deserved cocktail.
The W Hotel is vast with 473 rooms, a mix of city and sea views. Opt for a wonderful room or suite to make the most of the uninterrupted sea views. Each room has the signature W bed with 350-thread count sheets making for an epic night's sleep.
Children are welcome and the hotel's location right by the beach makes for the best compromise of city and escape. Waning enthusiasm for sight seeing can easily be remedied with the promise of an ice cream and sand castle building!
The W Hotel Barcelona is the epitome of the classic large city hotel by housing a superb spa, gym, restaurant and exclusive bar. But not many large hotels manage to create such a thrilling atmosphere in such stunning surroundings. The W must be experienced as it really is in a league of its own.
Spend your time entirely focused on improving your tan by the pool or from your private cabana or reward an active morning of sight seeing with an afternoon reclining on the beach.
Location & Directions
W Barcelona is located on the beach in Barcelona's Ciutat Vella neighborhood, close to Barcelona Aquarium. It's location on the sea front at the end of the boardwalk La Barceloneta sets it apart from the rest of our hotel offering and offers a welcome retreat from the busy city center.
When to go
Barcelona is a year-round destination. Many associate Barcelona with the summer sun, but August can be a poor choice – the city broils and swarms with tourists as the locals disappear to more salubrious climes. It is certainly better to come around mid-June or September. If beach time is not a priority, you can easily find sunny (if chilly) weather and fewer crowds in January and February. Rainfall is highest in autumn and winter. During September and into October the city often gets a wash down in cracking thunderstorms.
As Barcelona is downwind from the Pyrenees, cold snaps are always on the cards and the April–May period is particularly changeable. At its best May can be the most pleasant month of the year – clear and fresh.
September's Festes de la Mercè, a four-day festival celebrating Barcelona's co-patron saint, Nostra Senyora de la Mercè (Our Lady of Mercy) is a particularly good excuse to head to the city. This final burst of pre-winter madness features a swimming race across the harbor, a fun run, outstanding free concerts and a bewildering program of cultural events. Adding to the local color are all the ingredients of a major Catalan fiesta: castellers, sardanes (traditional Catalan folk dancing), parades of gegants and capgrossos (giants and big heads), and a huge correfoc (fire run). Events take place throughout much of the year, although there is more activity in the warmer months.