Mercer Hotel Barcelona
- 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.
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.