I’ll admit – it’s been quite a while since I stayed at the Hotel Arts, but that’s not to say it isn’t a good hotel.
Room rates look high at first glance, but considering the rooms start at 40sqm in size, that puts the Hotel Arts pretty much in the Barcelona ballpark.
What you get here that you don’t at most Barcelona hotels is sea views, assuming you book a room facing that direction. I would – that seems to me to be the main attraction in the area.
That said, the Hotel Arts is home to six F&B outlets – including the two-Michelin-star Enoteca Paco Pérez – so foodies may never need to actually leave the premises.
If I sound luke-warm on the Arts, it’s mainly because in my current situation I’m spoiled for ocean views, and because I like the labyrinthine streets of the old town. Arts may not be a small hotel with 483 rooms, but it delivers the service and the standards you expect at this price.
And it has sea views too. Did I mention that?
Metro Barceloneta – 1.2km
El Peix d’Or Frank Gehry – 100m
Beach – 200m
Port Olímpic – 200m