Where to stay in Barcelona: Hotel America

Posted on 01. Sep, 2012 by in Europe Travel, Press Trips, Reviews, Spain

My stay at the Hotel America was all I could hope for.

Large, spacious rooms. Free upgrade. Rooftop bar. Rooftop terrace. Rooftop pool. Delicious breakfast. I mean, I would’ve been crazy not to enjoy it. Let’s see in details why you should book your next Barcelona getaway at Hotel America.

The hotel

The hotel’s surroundings

The hotel is located in the Eixample district, tucked in a residential street, away from the hustle of Passeig de Gracia and Las Ramblas but still close enough that it only takes a minute to walk to. The location is one of my favorite thing about the hotel - the fact that it’s not in the touristic center makes it all the more enjoyable because you sort of feel like a local, wandering in the surrounding streets, eating tapas and trying to decipher the Catalan buzzing around you.

Also worth noting: it’s an extremely safe area. I probably would not have felt that safe had I stayed in Barri Gothic or nearby, but I never  once feared for my security walking from the metro station to the hotel, at night, and by myself.

The hotel itself is really great too - not too many rooms, incredibly helpful staff, a large selection of DVDs to rent, a great rooftop terrace and also a very modern decor. Really, everything about it is perfect.

The rooms

The room

I was upgraded to a superior room upon check-in, which was pretty cool.

But the wifi wasn’t working very well that day, and anyone who knows me knows that it’s my biggest pet peeve. They kindly offered to switch my room and apologized profusely, which was greatly appreciated! Considering just how hot it was outside, I spent a lot of time in my room getting work done, and reliable wifi was very important.

The rooms are very large, and equipped with a bed that could have fit 4 of me in it, cable TV, very effective AC, lots of storing space, many power outlets, nice views and spacious bathroom, with fancy toiletries and even sea salt for the bath!

The verdict

The very cool rooftop terrace

I couldn’t have asked for a better hotel for my trip to Barcelona. It’s well located, just minutes away from metro stations and the two Gaudi houses, in a homey neighborhood filled with restaurants and smiling locals - plus there’s the very cool rooftop terrace that’s a very big selling point.

Disclaimer: my stay at the Hotel America Barcelona was courtesy of EasyJet Holidays. As always, all opinions are my own.

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