Hotel Arts Barcelona

Marina, 19-21, Barcelona, Spain
Vila Olimpica
483 Rooms
Contemporary Classic & Lively
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MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

One MICHELIN Key · A very special stay
One hundred yards from the Mediterranean, Barcelona’s Hotel Arts is the tallest building in Spain, and possibly the most over-the-top hotel in Western Europe. This 44-floor skyscraper is striking enough from the outside, its inside-out steel superstructure gleaming in the sun, but the inside is impressive as well, especially the pricey sea-facing rooms—though rooms on all four sides have floor-to-ceiling windows with, at the very least, views of the city or the waterfront.

The Hotel Arts was meant to have opened in time for the 1992 Olympics, and attracted high-profile names, like the Chicago architects Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, who designed the structure itself, and honorary Spaniard Frank Gehry, responsible for the enormous fish-like sculpture that presides over the pool area. As for management, the Hotel Arts is run by another familiar name: Ritz-Carlton.

Suddenly, then, it’s all clear—this place is the first Ritz-Carlton in Europe, the flagship of what’s meant to be a future dynasty. Its 482 rooms spare no luxury, from Bulgari bath products to Frette robes and Bang & Olufsen stereo systems. And the staff is imperturbable; housekeeping will draw you a bath as they’re dropping off your freshly-shined shoes, and the concierge will mark the tourist attractions on your map whilst calling in your dinner reservations.

The hotel’s location, as scenic as it is, may be its only drawback; half the charm of Barcelona is losing yourself on the alleyways and back streets of downtown. But if you can stand a short drive or Metro ride to the city center, this hotel has everything you need, plus that astonishing Mediterranean view — including the two-Michelin-starred Enoteca.

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Hotel Arts Barcelona
Marina, 19-21, Barcelona, Spain
Vila Olimpica

Amenities & Services

  • Wi-fi (charges apply)
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Turkish bath
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Steam rooms
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Bikes available
  • Cribs (subject to availability)
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Beachfront
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 9 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs EUR 60.50 per day.
  • Pets are not allowed.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • Children up to and including 12 years old stay for € 0 per person per night when using an existing bed.
  • People 3 years old and over stay for € 120 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

Sustainability Measures and Certifications

We ask every hotel in our selection how they are working to make a positive impact on the planet and in their community. This hotel has confirmed the following measures are in place.
Certifications and Sustainability Programs
  • Biosphere , Certified

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