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Mercer Hotel Barcelona

"A mix of elegance, history, and architecture in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, plus an exceptional rooftop pool."


Mercer Hotel is an elegant property with a unique history and numerous medieval architectural elements. Enjoy common spaces, like the inner courtyard with blooming orange trees, an onsite restaurant, a gastro bar, a cocktail bar, and one of Barcelona's most beautiful rooftop terraces. Spacious and elegant rooms and suites also feature historical details, including wood-beamed ceilings and stone walls. 

  • Set in the Gothic Quarter and bordering El Born, this is the perfect location for enjoying all the sites and activities the Old Town offers.
  • The hotel encompasses several old buildings renovated by an award-winning architect.
  • You can enjoy common spaces like the inner courtyard and multiple eateries.
  • The rooftop terrace (reserved for hotel guests) features an outdoor pool, sundeck, and views across the Gothic Quarter. 
  • Though the restaurant is amazing, it's a bit pricey. 

Kimkim's Take

Ash Merscher kimkim staff
Based on kimkim staff visit, June 2022 (Learn more)

While visiting Mercer Hotel Barcelona, I tried really hard to find something wrong with it—but honestly, I couldn't! Walking to the property, I imagined what it would be like to stay right in the Gothic Quarter and sleep within the district's actual history (the building has 12th-century details, after all). Full disclosure: I'd probably spend all my time on the rooftop terrace, in my room's soaking tub, or sipping some sort of cocktail in the orange-tree courtyard—dreamy.


Get a serious dose of history here, as the hotel is a renovated mix of old buildings and even includes part of the Roman wall of ancient Barcino. You'll also find 12th-century frescoes, 18th-century wooden ceilings, and an atrium with 14th-century semicircle arches—the only ones in the entire city. 


Staying in the Gothic Quarter is ideal for exploring the city's medieval history and Jewish heritage, but what sets Mercer Hotel apart is that it feels a bit hidden on a narrow side street. Still, the action is just steps away. You'll be walking distance from sites like the Barcelona Cathedral, Plaça de Sant Jaume, the El Born historic neighborhood, the waterfront promenade, and La Rambla. 

Rooms & Bathrooms

Enjoy superior or deluxe rooms, or opt for a suite. All are spacious with floor-to-ceiling windows, oak floors, wood-beamed ceilings, and huge bathrooms. Deluxe rooms add stone walls, soaking tubs, historical elements, and credit for use in the hotel's restaurant.

Other Highlights

Enjoy a true gastronomic experience at the Mercer Restaurant, which combines local and seasonal ingredients with Catalan recipes and modern cooking techniques. The restaurant overlooks the inner courtyard (very traditional with fragrant orange trees). You'll also find a gastro bar, cocktail bar, and one of the most elegant rooftop terraces in the city, complete with a bar and outdoor pool.

Hotel Information

5-star Hotel
+34 933 10 74 80
Carrer dels Lledó, 7
Free wifi