Gay Barcelona • Luxury Hotels

Barcelona’s fabulous gay scene, historical sights and 5 km of beach attracts hundreds of thousands of gay visitors every year.

Our top luxury Barcelona hotels for 2017 are sorted by area:

Passeig de Gràcia

luxury shop & hotels, just moments from the Eixample gay village

Plaza de Catalunya & La Rambla

the city centre, close to the best sights, the beach and Eixample


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Passeig de Gracia

One of the grandest avenues in Barcelona, located a 10-minute walk from the Eixample gay district.

Passeig de Gràcia has a huge range of shops, from affordable outlets to luxury brands. The street also houses famous landmarks such as Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló.

Near the gay scene.

Carrer de Mallorca 269-271, Barcelona | map | distance

9.2 Fantastic
based on 29 Agoda reviews

ALMA Hotel GL Barcelona5 stars

Why this hotel? Near the gay scene. Tasteful design. Great spa & pool. Free WiFi.

Elegant 5-star boutique hotel, housed in a historic building. The ALMA is a modern masterpiece, with a minimalistic theme, featuring a spa with steam room & sauna, an indoor pool and a gym.

The technology starts at the guest room door. No keys here; instead, your fingerprint is scanned. The rooms are exceptionally comfortable and feature Loewe TV, free WiFi, minibar and Bvlgari products in the bathroom.

The ALMA is in great location for the gay scene, just a 15-minute walk to the gay bars and clubs in Eixample district.

features bar, restaurant, swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym, spa, free wi-fi | Updated: 12-08-2016

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Central location.

NH Collection Barcelona Gran Hotel Calderon5 stars

Rambla Catalunya 26, Eixample, Barcelona | map | distance

7.9 Good - based on 52 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Central location. Circuit Festival host hotel. Great value. Free WiFi.

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The recently renovated NH Gran Hotel Calderón enjoys a very convenient location in central Barcelona, next to Plaza de Catalunya and close to the Eixample gay village.

The hotel is popular with gay travellers all year around, but particularly during the August party season.

The NH features a swimming pool, sun terrace and fitness centre. Guests can also take advantage of free WiFi. Plenty of shops and fashion outlets nearby.

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Excellent location.

Passeig de Gracia 38-40, Barcelona | map | distance

9.0 Very Good
based on 236 Agoda reviews

Mandarin Oriental Barcelona5 stars

Why this hotel? Excellent location. Amazing rooms. Fabulous spa.

One of the newest Mandarin Oriental hotels in the world, located in the heart of Barcelona’s luxury shopping district – close to some of the best sightseeing attractions and just 10 minutes’ walk from the main gay area in Eixample.

To say this hotel is highly stylised would be an understatement. Indeed, the interior public spaces are pretty spectacular. Even the walk from the entrance to reception is an experience.

Guest rooms are strikingly modern with just the subtle hint here and there to the brand’s heritage. The rooms are not huge but they offer all the luxurious comforts, and you can expect a flawless, sophisticated service from arrival to departure.

The hotel has an excellent range of dining options, although in this part of town you have a huge choice on the doorstep. We particularly like the 9th floor rooftop bar (and dipping pool), reserved exclusively for hotel guests.

Finally, we should not forget to mention the spa! Over 1,000 m² of space including a 12-metre pool, fitness centre and 8 treatment rooms. Fabulous!

features bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa | Updated: 12-04-2016

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Plaza de Catalunya & La Rambla

Plaça de Cataluñya is generally considered to be the city centre of Barcelona, and the intersection of the “old historic city” and the newer 19th century Eixample.

To the south is the famous La Rambla street which connects the Plaza with Port Vell and the beach. The area is filled with boutique shops and cafés. The gay scene in Eixample is a short walk from our recommended hotels.

On La Rambla.

Hotel Bagués5 stars

La Rambla 105, Barcelona | map | distance

8.7 Very Good - based on 45 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? On La Rambla. Beautiful interiors. Boutique choice. Free WiFi.

We love this luxury boutique hotel located on Barcelona’s famous La Rambla – right next to the Gothic Quarter.

Behind the original façade of what was the historic palace of El Regulador is an über-cool hotel with 31 uniquely styled rooms.

The modern guest rooms and suites (which we can confirm have been soundproof) feature very comfortable beds, beautiful bathroom, flat screen TV, iPod dock, laptop-sized safe and WiFi.

The hotel’s restaurant Bistrot El Regulador is worth a special mention, as is the rooftop bar (that served us excellent cocktails), swimming pool and sun terrace.

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Fabulous views.

Ohla Barcelona Hotel5 stars

Via Laietana 49, El Barri Gotic, Barcelona | map | distance

8.8 Very Good - based on 64 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Fabulous views. Great location. Close to Plaza Catalunya. Free WiFi.

The boutique Ohla hotel is located just 300 metres from Plaza Catalunya Square, a short walk to Passeig de Gràcia, La Rambla and Urquinaona metro, and within easy access to Eixample gay district.

Ohla features a rooftop swimming pool with fantastic views of the city.  All 74 modern guest rooms have free WiFi, flat screen TV and iPod dock. Some rooms have views over the historic Gothic Quarter.

The hotel is home to Michelin-starred restaurant Saüc. The in-house Gastrobar offers a great tapas menu, and the Ohla Boutique Bar serves excellent cocktails. There is also a gym with sauna facilities.

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Barcelona’s beaches are a magnet for gay men during the summer months. The city has over 4 km of easily accessible sandy beaches running north from W Hotel.

Beachfront location.

W Barcelona5 stars

Plaça de la Rosa del Vents 1, Barcelona | map | distance

8.4 Very Good - based on 59 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Beachfront location. Gay-popular. It's a W.

Virtually every gay traveller who spends more than a couple of hundred euros per night on a hotel room will be intimately familiar with the W Concept.

The high-rise W Barcelona, the first W to open in Europe, designed by renowned Ricrod Bofill, offers amazing views over the Mediterranean and Barcelona shoreline.

The hotel has 473 guest rooms and suites with all its signature W features including the W bed, munchie box and Bliss spa products.

Location-wise, the W is next to the San Sebastià and Barceloneta beaches, although some distance from the night-time gay scene and the Mar Bella gay beach.

Having said that, if you can afford the W, then you can afford the taxi.

features bar, cafe, restaurant, shop, internet access, swimming pool, massage, sauna, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa | Updated: 12-08-2016

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Walk to La Rambla.

Pullman Barcelona Skipper5 stars

Avenida del Litoral 10, Barcelona | map | distance

8.7 Very Good - based on 127 Agoda reviews

Why this hotel? Walk to La Rambla. Great pool. Near Mar Bella gay beach. Free WiFi.

The Pullman is perfect for those looking for a 5-star hotel that’s within comfortable walking distance of the Mar Bella gay beach (a 15-minute walk along the promenade).

Large, modern guest rooms have excellent sea view. We recommend the Superior and Deluxe rooms that come with a private terrace. All rooms have an LCD satellite TV, CD/DVD player and free WiFi.

The hotel is about a 15-minute walk to La Rambla, but you might want to take the metro (or a taxi) to the Eixample gay district. The popular Nova Icària beach is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel’s front door.

features bar, restaurant, internet access, swimming pool, steam room, massage, sauna, sun terrace, jacuzzi / hot pool, gym, spa | Updated: 12-08-2016

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