The name may well be a reference to the hotel’s location — Hotel Midmost Barcelona sits at the nexus of El Raval and the Eixample, close to the Gothic Quarter and within easy reach of the whole of the Golden Quadrangle. There’s certainly nothing mid-grade or average about the Midmost itself; a proud relic of the early 20th century, it retains its exterior flourishes while its interiors have been brought up to date in a style that pays tribute to its heritage while marking it unmistakably as a contemporary luxury boutique hotel.
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In its new incarnation it contains just 56 rooms and suites, giving each one a little bit of extra space and giving the hotel as a whole an uncrowded, unhurried atmosphere. The units are handsome in white and navy, and some come with patios, terraces, or balconies; the Suite Exclusive adds a dazzling tile floor and a freestanding bathtub right in the bedroom. And if the Midmost is light on indoor public spaces — the lobby is compact, as is the wellness room — it’s got a remarkable semi-outdoor space, the rooftop terrace, home to a plunge pool and a stylish all-day restaurant and bar.