Best hotels with pool in Barcelona to cool off this summer

Barcelona is situated in the northeast of Spain, and it has a typical Mediterranean climate. Its summers are hot and winters are mild. The weather during the autumn and spring is pleasant, too, (even when there is chance of showers and thunderstorms), so tourists can visit comfortably all the year.

July and August are the warmest months in Barcelona, when the maximum temperatures are around 27–28 °C (81–82 °F) during the day and 20 °C (68 °F) at night. The environment is hot and humid, and it is almost always sunny. Barcelona has an average of 2.524 hours per year of sunshine duration, something very common in the southern half of Europe but very different from the north of the continent, where they have around 1.500 hours of sunshine per year.


All these conditions can be exceptional for tourists who want to spend as much time on the beach as they can. The average annual temperature of the sea is about 18ºC (64 °F), but during the summer, it is warmer: in July, 23ºC (73 °F), in August, 25ºC (77 °F)! But the beach is not the only option for cooling off during the summer in Barcelona. Bar terraces, cool drinks, ice-creams, the popular “orxata”… and hotels with nice pools!

Many hotels with pools in Barcelona feature fantastic pools in the top of their buildings, with excellent views of the city. On the other hand, there are a lot of hotels with indoor pools and spas… where privacy and relaxation are priority. Do you want to know more about these fantastic Barcelona hotels with pool?

Hotel 1989, for example, is located in the Barcelona city centre. It has an acclimatized pool and a solarium, but it features a fully equipped indoor spa (with sauna, steam bath, heated pool, etc.), too. Most of the establishments from the hotel chain Hoteles Catalonia have pools and spas, so they are a good option, too: Catalonia Atenas, Catalonia Avinyó, Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, Catalonia Barcelona 505, Catalonia Born, Catalonia Catedral, Catalonia Mikado, Catalonia Park Güell, Catalonia Plaza Catalunya, Catalonia Port, Catalonia Portal de l’Àngel, Catalonia Rambles and Catalonia Sagrada Família.

Hotel Jazz is another example. This 3-star hotel, located near Las Ramblas and Plaça Catalunya, is well-known for its fantastic roof top swimming pool and sun terrace…a good option for the afternoons in the city.

Another example is Grand Hotel Central, with a stunning roof terrace with a swimming pool, and even a fitness centre with the best gym equipment. Its views of the city are fantastic!


Hotel Omm, with its terrace with swimming pool and bar restaurant is another option. A quiet place with nice atmosphere, from which Gaudí’s Casa Milán, the Sagrada Família and the lights of Montjuïc can be seen.

Hotel Arts, Hotel W, Hesperia Tower, Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I… The list of hotels in Barcelona with swimming pool this summer never ends. Enjoy all the possibilities!

Services and characteristics that define 5 stars hotels and Grand Luxe hotels of Barcelona

Barcelona has a select group of five stars hotels and Grand Luxe hotels which are characterized by being located in some of the most emblematic buildings of the city, either by its architecture or location of the property, the elegance in their rooms and the extraordinary service they offer.

The main difference between Grand Luxe hotels and 5 star hotels in Barcelona compared to lower categories lies in the spacious rooms and bathrooms, since the minimum size required for a double room in GL category is 16,5m² while there are 16m² for the five stars, compared to 15m² room of a four star hotel and 15.5 m² for four stars superior.


Likewise, the categories Grand Luxe and 5* star hotels require hotels to provide room service 24hrs a day, while 4* hotels and 4*S are required to have this room service for only 12 hours a day. The remaining categories of hotels are not required to provide room service although this can lend voluntarily if they wish.

Other services that distinguish the Barcelona 5 star hotels and Grand Luxury, like the 4* Superior are that breakfast should be prepared with proximity products.

Grand Luxury Hotels, 5*, 4* and 4* Superior, should have open internet access throughout the hotel, and guest laundry as well. This doesn’t mean that the wi-fi is free but the hotel should have the option of internet access for a fee or free.

Only Grand Luxe hotels, 5*, 4* Superior are required to have international TV channels.


Some services that are required for a GL hotel that are not for a five stars hotel (although may have also) are offering a service beauty and hair salon, concierge, bellhop, and car parking, as well as having 10% of their class rooms in Junior Suites and necessarily have a large suite with a living room of 20m² minimum.

For both categories is required to have 5% of their rooms in suites with a living room of 12m².

All these features reflect elegance and sophistication that make them ideal for tourists that are looking for tranquility and excellence when seeking luxury accommodation in Barcelona.


Hotels like Casa Fuster and its modernist building, or the W Hotel with its spectacular views, the great location of Gran Hotel La Florida and the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I along with historic hotels like The Palace or boutique as Claris, these two last with an excellent location in the center of Barcelona, ​​perfectly reflect the characteristics that must meet these categories hotels.

In barcelonahotels we have created a special page to find only Grand Luxe hotels and five stars hotels in Barcelona.

Four stars hotels and four star superior in Barcelona

Since the 1992 Olympics, Barcelona has increasingly become a destination for world-class trade fairs and business as well as a quality tourist destination for discerning travelers worldwide.

To give all these visitors accommodation in Barcelona with an excellent quality and price, the city has acquired a lot of new hotels 4 * and 4 * superior.


The four star hotels are distinguished from lower categories hotels, for to be more than just functional accommodations, since they involve a commitment to improve its services and facilities and go a step further in terms of decoration through interior design carefully selected and excellent complementary services.

With these added values​​, the four star hotels try to create a more pleasant and rich in nuances to the guest experience.

The common denominator of the four star hotels in Barcelona is its modernity and its spectacular rooms along with outstanding service. Services may include a bar, a restaurant, spa or pool but they are not required by law.

One of the primary differences that distinguish the 4 * hotels from the lower categories is the minimum size required (by law) for the rooms and bathrooms.


The rooms of four star hotels must have more than 15m ² (15.5 m² the 4 star superior), compared to 14m ² in three-star hotels and 12m ² for two stars.

Regarding to the size of the bathroom should be more spacious in four-star hotels with a minimum of 4.5 m², compared to 4mm ² to 3.5 m² for hotels of three and two stars respectively.

The difference with higher category hotels is also the size of the rooms, which have defined dimensions of 16m ² for five star deluxe to 16.5 m².

The extensive selection of Barcelona hotels with 4 stars answers the need of visitors to the city for business or tourism to find hotels in the center with some excellent facilities and services, and a higher level of comfort.

In we created a single page for more than 130 Barcelona 4 star hotels and 4 star superior hotels in Barcelona.

Highlight the charm of hotels like the 1898, or the spectacular Barcelona Princess and AC Hotel Barcelona Forum, the superb location combined with comfort of Ofelias Hotel Barcelona or the stunning views along the beach of SB Diagonal Zero Barcelona.

Looking for cheap hotels in Barcelona?

Sometimes, Barcelona is perceived as being an expensive city, where life and tourism are both overpriced. Although life in Barcelona can be a little bit more expensive than in other Spanish cities, you can find a wide range of low-cost options for visiting the city without worrying about breaking your budget.

Accommodation is one of the main economic worries of people when travelling. If you are planning a budget trip to Barcelona, you can sleep peacefully: there are a lot of nice and cheap hotels in Barcelona. In our booking website you will find more than 60 establishments.


If you want to stay in the city centre, to found hotels in Las Ramblas, Barri Gòtic or Raval, we recommend taking a look at our most central and economical hotels, like Curious, California, Hotel Call, Hostal Grau, Hostal Mare Nostrum, Hostal Nou Raval, Hotel Denit Night, Hotel Jazz or Montecarlo. Pensió 2000, Petit Palace Opera Garden or Barcelona House can be good options, too. These are only a few examples of the wide range of economic hotels in this part of the city.

If you are looking for accommodation in Eixample, you can also find a lot of cheap establishments like AB Viladomat, AC Hotel Som by Marriott, Generator Hotel Barcelona, HCC Covadonga, HCC open, Hotel Aranea, Hotel Aristol, Hotel Soho, Petit Palace Barcelona, Petit Palace Museum, Praktik Garden or Praktik Rambla. In the east of Eixample, very close to Sagrada Família, the most economic options are Amrey Sant Pau, Ayre Hotel Caspe or Hotel Catalonia Sagrada Familia.

For those who want to stay in Plaça Espanya and Montjuïc, we recommend taking a look at some cheap hotels such as Evenia Rocafort, HCC Lugano, Hotel Azul Barcelona, Onix Fira, Ayre Hotel Gran Via, B-Hotel or Barcelona Universal.

We cannot forget to talk about economic accommodation in one of the most famous and cool neighbourhoods in Barcelona: Gràcia. We recommend having a look at Catalonia Barcelona Golf, Blanc Guesthouse or Hotel Via Augusta to those who want to book cheap hotels in this part of the city. Especially interesting is Hotel Catalonia Park Güell for those who want to stay very close to this fantastic park from Antoni Gaudí.


If you are planning to stay in Sants and you want to book a hotel nearby, you can find some economic options, such as Hotel Derby, Hotel Medium City, Hotel Medium Prisma, Pierre & Vacances Barcelona Sants or Barceló Sants.

Another options of Barcelona hotel deals are Hotel 54 Barcelona, Hotel del Mar or Hotel Lyon in the famous beachside Barceloneta; NH La Maquinista, very close to the largest shopping centre in Barcelona and Catalonia; or Som nit Born and Santa Marta, in Born, one of Barcelona’s most fascinating and popular areas. Finally, if you want to stay close to Plaça de les Glòries and its central business district (22@), some cheap options are Hotel Ibis Barcelona Pl. Glòries 22@ or Catalonia Atenas.

BCN City App, Barcelona Guide

If you are planning to come to Barcelona and you are a lover of new technologies, do not miss Barcelona City App.


The Barcelona Hotel Association has launched this new touristic app of Barcelona for mobile phones Android and Iphone that combines technology, information and entertainment. With a simple and an intuitive interface, you can access to all the turist information of Barcelona on your mobile phone. No more endless illegible maps and guides!

In addition, Barcelona City App, allows you to be in constant contact with your hotel.

It’s simple. You only need to register the application with the name of your hotel and “voilà”!, the application is personalized with all of its information: its location, its phone, some services that you can even book through your mobile phone. The best way to stay connected 24 hours with the hotels in Barcelona.

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But that’s not all. The app features over 1.000 pages of information about the city, so you will not miss anything! In six main sections, you can find the “essentials”, a calendar of events so you will know which concerts, conventions, football matches are scheduled in the city while you’re there; all the information you need to eat and drink, with the best bars and restaurants in Barcelona, chosen by a group of Gastronomic Consultants.

If you prefer to go out at night, do not worry! You can find a wide selection of bars and clubs to party until the sun comes up.

If you prefer to enjoy the day out, ​​do not miss the proposed “what to do”: a selection of the best stores to go shopping, the most emblematic monuments as the Sagrada Família or La Pedrera, the museums that you can’t miss, the beaches you can go during the sunny days, activities to do with your family, among many others.

If you like to follow itineraries, the APP also has a section of thematic routes to know every corner of the city and spend a great day walking through the streets, from the city centre to the outskirts.


Download our free Tourist APP of Barcelona and enjoy the city! Android and Iphone

This application also features the latest technologies in location, that will allow you to see in real time where you are, where you are going and what attractions you have around you. Head over to tourism in the XXI century and visit Barcelona with BCN City App!