Planning a trip to Barcelona? With its rich history, dynamic culture, and inviting food and drink, it’s pretty obvious why the city is such a popular place to visit.
But accommodation is key, especially if you’re coming with a group or are looking for a more home-away-from-home vibe – which is when staying in an apartment rather than, say, a hotel room can be a game changer.
As someone who’s spent ample time wandering through Barcelona’s vibrant streets – since I live right here in Spain – I know how crucial it is to find that perfect place to drop your bags.
That’s why, in this guide, I’ve sifted through countless options to bring you the best aparthotels in Barcelona, to get you the most comfortable and convenient vacation rentals in the city. Whether you’re traveling with family or seeking a quiet retreat, I’ve got all the top picks to fit your needs.
Best vacation rentals in Barcelona
1. Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments by Aspasios
For a true home away from home in Barcelona, consider Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments by Aspasios. Situated right in the bustling city center, it’s just an 8-minute walk from lively Plaza Catalunya and the famous Las Ramblas pedestrian street, avoiding the need for endless cab rides.
The chic, modern apartments exude a cozy vibe. Some units feature balconies overlooking the prestigious Paseo de Gracia boulevard, perfect for people watching.
Fully-equipped kitchens make preparing breakfast or meals a breeze, with amenities like dishwashers, coffee machines, refrigerators and more. Because who doesn’t want to start your day right with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.
And after long days exploring the city, unwind in the apartments’ hydro-massage showers. Let the pulsing jets soothe away any soreness as you relax.
Iconic attractions like Gaudí’s Casa Batlló are just 450 meters (0.3 miles) away, an easy walk. And when you get the urge for a beach day, the sparkling Mediterranean shores are less than a 10-minute drive away.
2. Sensation Sagrada Familia
Staying at Sensation Sagrada Familia puts you mere steps from Gaudí’s magnificent basilica, making it ideal for sightseeing. The shared rooftop sun terrace provides prime real estate for admiring the towers’ striking silhouettes, so you can soak up some rays while taking in the phenomenal views.
Or why not make a splash in the outdoor rooftop pool on warmer Barcelona days – it’s perfect for cooling off. And for health-focused travelers, there’s a gym and sauna onsite to maintain your routine.
The spacious apartments offer all the comforts of home, with well-equipped kitchens, washing machines and dryers providing convenience. Basically, when it comes to finding an ideal vacation rental in Barcelona, you really can’t go wrong here.
Stroll down the tree-lined Avinguda Gaudí, just 250 meters away, to discover a lively array of cafés, bars and restaurants. The nearby Mercat Sagrada Família is stocked with fresh local produce and ingredients to fuel your stay.
3. Be Mate Paseo de Gracia
After exploring, Be Mate Paseo de Gracia offers the perfect place to unwind. It’s just 600 meters (0.4 miles) from La Pedrera and other top sights like Casa Batlló. No schlepping bags far here!
If you want to bike around, they offer rentals. The modern, comfy rooms are spacious, some with garden-view balconies – and I think that we can all agree that waking up to greenery in the city is pretty divine.
Don’t miss the rooftop terrace – a personal garden hideaway and perfect sunset viewing spot. Grab a bottle of wine and watch the city lights come on.
4. Apartments Sixtyfour
For an ultra-stylish Barcelona stay, check out Apartments Sixtyfour situated right on posh Passeig de Gracia Boulevard. With front-row views of Gaudí’s masterpiece Casa Batlló, you’ll be steps from architectural brilliance.
The chic, airy apartments exude elegance with modern design and fully equipped kitchens for crafting meals. It’s a sublime home base in Barcelona’s vibrant heart.
Plaza Catalunya Square and the legendary Las Ramblas boulevard are a mere 10-minute walk away. The conveniently located Passeig de Gracia metro station next door allows quick access for day trips near and far.
Early risers can kickstart mornings by grabbing a continental breakfast at one of many nearby cafes. And for in-apartment culinary adventures, supermarkets within 800 meters (0.5 miles) have all the ingredients for whipping up whatever you crave.
5. Casp 74 Apartments
⭐ Rating: 9.1 out of 10 based on 2,240+ reviews
📍 Neighborhood: Eixample
If sleek modern design is your kind of thing, Casp 74 Apartments in Eixample delivers. Tucked away yet centrally located, it’s a quick 10-minute walk to Plaza Catalunya and famed Las Ramblas. Basically, convenience is king here.
The comfortable apartments contain fully equipped kitchens to prepare delicious homemade breakfasts and meals. Air conditioning lets you cool down and sleep soundly after long days spent exploring under the Barcelona sun.
But wait, there’s more! Just a brisk 10-minute walk away is the upscale Passeo de Gracia boulevard, lined with elegant boutiques and restaurants. And metro lovers rejoice – Tetuan Station is only 200 meters (650 feet) from your door, making city adventures a breeze.
6. Arrivo Apartments
Don’t miss Arrivo Apartments for stays that blend comfort and convenience. Located just 700 meters (0.4 miles) from Sants Railway Station, it provides easy transit access. The sublime Magic Fountain light show at Montjuïc is also a short distance away.
Cooks will rejoice in the fully equipped kitchens, complete with appliances like dishwashers and coffee machines. Families or large groups will particularly appreciate the spacious 3-bedroom floor plans, making this one of the more spacious hotels for families in Barcelona.
The immaculate, modern interiors impress, but it’s the thoughtful touches that really shine. Expect conveniences like coffee pods and dishwasher tablets provided for your stay – they think of everything! When it comes to apartment rentals, it’s often the little things that matter most.
7. Aspasios Market Balconies
Stepping into Aspasios Market Balconies, you may feel transported to chic Scandinavian living. Crisp white brick walls paired with warm wood beams crossing the ceiling exude Danish hygge.
But make no mistake, these apartments balance style and comfort beautifully. The compact yet fully equipped kitchens contain everything needed to craft meals throughout your stay. Open the drawers to find an array of cooking tools and utensils.
Nearby attractions also beckon, like posh Passeig de Gracia, lively Plaça Catalunya and the dazzling Magic Fountain of Montjuïc, just over half a mile (800 meters) away.
8. Jardinets De Gràcia by The 5ve Soul
For lovers of open spaces and scenic views, book Jardinets De Gràcia by The 5ve Soul. Nestled in Barcelona’s charming Gràcia district, it’s a short stroll from architectural icons like Gaudí’s La Pedrera and the candy-colored Casa Batlló.
The kitchen is generously proportioned – perfect for leisurely group breakfasts before heading out. The minimalist decor channels effortless Nordic cool with its neutral palette and uncluttered style.
After long days walking Barcelona’s streets, the incredible rooftop terrace awaits. Unwind in the sunshine or wind down with local vermouth as the sun sinks low over the cityscape.
9. Aparthotel Bcn Montjuic
Perched at the foot of Montjuïc Hill, Aparthotel Bcn Montjuic puts you within a 10-minute walk of Plaza Espanya metro for easy city access.
But the real highlight? The rooftop terrace, solarium and outdoor pool – ideal if you’re traveling with kids who love to splash. Some apartments even have private terraces for relaxing amid greenery!
The area offers a ton of things to do too, like the Las Arenas shopping center and Olympic Stadium nearby. With convenience, amenities and an unbeatable locale, it hits the sweet spot.
10. Suites Center Barcelona
⭐ Rating: 9 out of 10 based on 370+ reviews
📍 Neighborhood: Gràcia
Design aficionados rejoice – the Suites Center Barcelona brings style to stays. Situated right on Barcelona’s ritzy Passeig de Gràcia, you’ll be immersed in prestige.
The modern apartments contain fully equipped kitchens to effortlessly whip up family dinners and meals. You’re just steps from the striking Modernist Casa Fuster, and can leisurely amble to Barcelona’s lively Gràcia quarter.
Feel like going a bit further afield? The convenient Diagonal metro station is a mere 200 meters (650 feet) away, providing quick access to Barcelona’s top sights and attractions.
Alternatively, if you’d rather have your own wheels while you’re here, there’s a private space for you – putting this place firmly on my list of the best Barcelona hotels with parking.
With perks like chic decor, prime location and metro access, it’s a stylish home base.
11. Midtown Apartments
For those valuing location and aesthetics, Midtown Apartments delivers. Just a 6-minute walk from upscale Passeig de Gracia and lively Plaza Catalunya, you’ll be centrally situated.
Beyond stylish decor, the apartments boast functionality too. Fully equipped kitchens with dishwashers simplify cooking and the washing machine can handle spills and clothing mishaps during your stay.
The crowning touch? A rooftop pool and solarium for unwinding after busy sightseeing days. Stretch out under the Spanish sun or take a refreshing dip while soaking up sublime city views.
12. BCN Apartments 41
Sophistication seekers, BCN Apartments 41 offers elegance in central Barcelona. Situated just 500 meters (0.3 miles) from the bustling Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia, convenience is assured.
The bright, spacious apartments have plenty room for families to spread out comfortably. Kitchenettes have ovens, microwaves and dishwashers, making meal prep fuss-free.
You’ll also have plenty of top attractions nearby. Trendy El Born is a 10-minute walk away, and the Arc de Triomf, sprawling Ciutadella Park and impressive Cathedral are also readily accessible from this coveted location.
13. Limehome Barcelona Rector Triadó
Tucked away just a relaxed stroll from Sants Train Station, Limehome Barcelona Rector Triadó places you in the bustling heart of a dynamic commercial district. For anyone who wants to be surrounded by energy and activity, it’s an ideal location.
The modern apartments exude a minimalist vibe with abundant space so your group can spread out comfortably. Laundry is simplified with a shared on-site laundry room, eliminating battles over washing clothes.
You’re also going to be right next to some major sights. For example, why not take a short trip to the massive Fira Exhibition Centre, ramble the trails of Montjuïc Hill or see the Magic Fountain’s mesmerizing light show. And soccer enthusiasts can reach the legendary Camp Nou in just three quick metro stops.
14. Gaudint Barcelona Suites
Right next door to the lush Guinardó Park, Gaudint Barcelona Suites offers easy access to nature. Stroll among fragrant gardens and majestic trees just steps from your apartment.
The modern apartments are an easy 20-minute walk from Gaudí’s masterpiece, the surreal Park Güell. This means that it’s simple to get over there whenever you’re ready to marvel at the vibrant mosaics.
Once you’re home, unwind in swanky living areas or whip up meals in fully equipped kitchenettes. Plus some apartments boast features like private hot tubs or indoor pools.
Getting around is simple with Guinardó I Hospital de Sant Pau metro station just 5 minutes away, meaning you can effortlessly explore all Barcelona’s treasures from here.
15. Casagrand Luxury Suites
For luxury stays, consider Casagrand Luxury Suites. Just a 5-minute walk from Passeig de Gracia and Gaudi’s one-of-a-kind La Pedrera, you’ll be immersed in sophistication.
These soundproofed apartments elevate comfort with indulgent touches like pillow menus, turndown service and Molton Brown toiletries. After a day exploring Barcelona’s treasures, it’s the perfect time to pamper yourself.
Additional amenities can also be found here, so why not take a dip in the rooftop pool or unwind in the sauna after walking for miles. For the more active among us, get your workout fix anytime at the 24/7 gym.
Spacious layouts suit families, and kids will adore splashing in the pool.
16. Up Suites Bcn
To stay near Barcelona’s heartbeat, opt for Up Suites Bcn in central Eixample. A brisk 10-minute walk lands you in bustling Plaza Universitat, so it’s the height of convenience.
Beyond location, these apartments balance style and comfort. Sleek black and white decor pairs with pine furniture for chic appeal and the roomy kitchens have stoves and microwaves for whipping up meals.
You’ve also got the option of being able to savor Barcelona’s diverse eateries just around the corner. With convenience, comfort and a perfect locale, it hits all the marks.
17. 08028 Apartments
Sports enthusiasts listen up – 08028 Apartments are just steps from Barcelona’s iconic Camp Nou stadium! Adjacent to Les Corts Metro, it takes 5 minutes to reach football paradise.
Sleek and modern, these apartments impress. Unwind in the lounge areas after action-packed days to chat about your Barcelona adventures into the night.
The pièce de résistance? The rooftop pool with panoramic city views. Picture yourself sipping a cocktail as you soak in the vibrant skyline.
Authentic Spanish tapas are on offer at the on-site Taberna Lizarran. With city thrills plus relaxation, it’s ideal for active groups.
18. Mercedes Heritage Apartments
For chic city living, look no further than Mercedes Heritage Apartments in Eixample’s heart. Conveniently located for group hangouts after city adventures, the spacious, modern apartments feature stylish design and equipped kitchenettes with essentials for whipping up meals.
La Rambla is just a quick bus ride away and the Sagrada Familia, just four metro stops.
This means that it’s centrally located near top sights without being right on the tourist track, meaning action-packed days but quiet nights.
19. Mayerling Bisbe Urquinaona
Mayerling Bisbe Urquinaona‘s apartments embody sleek minimalism. In central Barcelona, it’s a short 5-minute walk to lively Plaça Catalunya.
The comfortable, minimalist pads have kitchens armed with necessities – dishwasher, coffee machine, and more for fueling up before exploring.
And for anyone craving retail therapy, the stores on trendy Passeig de Gracia are only 0.3 miles (500 meters) away.
20. Aparthotel Bertrán
⭐ Rating: 8.4 out of 10 based on 830+ reviews
📍 Neighborhood: Sarrià-St. Gervasi
For a quieter Barcelona retreat, consider Aparthotel Bertrán. Great for families or friends seeking calm, it’s conveniently 5 minutes from several stations.
The roomy apartments have satellite TV for cozy nights in and the kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves and basics for midnight snacks. You’re also free to take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool after long days out.
Early birds and night owls – central Barcelona is just 15 minutes away by transit. This means whether you want to soak up relaxation or vibrant city life, Bertrán caters to it all.
What are the best aparthotels in Barcelona with a pool?
Having an aparthotel while you’re staying somewhere new can be a lifesaver, especially when you want more than just a room but a home away from home.
But it’s also good to have a few added perks to take your stay to the next level. That’s why, when it comes to the best aparthotels in Barcelona with a pool, here are my top picks:
- Sensation Sagrada Familia – Offers an outdoor rooftop pool and sun terrace with views of Gaudi’s towers. You’ll also find an onsite gym and sauna here.
- Midtown Apartments – Boasts a rooftop pool and solarium perfect for relaxing after sightseeing days, not to mention that it’s centrally located near top attractions.
- Aparthotel Bcn Montjuic – Has a rooftop terrace with solarium and outdoor pool, making it great for families. Near Montjuic Hill and attractions.
- Casagrand Luxury Suites – Features a rooftop pool and sauna for pampering stays. Just minutes from top sights like La Pedrera.
What are the best aparthotels in Barcelona in the city center?
One of the main reasons to choose to stay in an aparthotel is because of the convenience of having more space. But convenience is also about location, which is why, if you’re looking for a Barcelona aparthotel in the city center, you should check these out:
- Paseo de Gracia Bas Apartments – In the heart of the city, just an 8-minute walk to Las Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya. Near top attractions.
- Mayerling Bisbe Urquinaona – Centrally located just minutes from lively Plaça Catalunya in the Eixample district. Close to shops and metro.
- Midtown Apartments – In the middle of it all, only 6 minutes’ walk from Paseo de Gracia and Plaza Catalunya. Functional and stylish.
- BCN Apartments 41 – Situated just 500 meters (0.3 miles) from buzzing Plaza Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia. Bright, elegant apartments.
What are the best luxury serviced apartments in Barcelona?
Sometimes you don’t just want to stay in an aparthotel – you want to stay in one that’s the height of luxury. Check out these luxury serviced apartments if you really want to soak up the five star lifestyle:
- Casagrand Luxury Suites – Offers indulgent touches like pillow menus, turndown service and luxury toiletries. Rooftop pool, gym, and central location.
- Apartments Sixtyfour – Elegant apartments with chic decor right on prestigious Passeig de Gracia. Fully equipped kitchens in spacious units.
- Suites Center Barcelona – Stylish modern apartments with kitchens on swanky Passeig de Gracia. Steps from top attractions and metro access.
- Mercedes Heritage Apartments – Spacious, modern apartments with stylish design in central Eixample district. Close to major sights.