Hotels for a layover in Barcelona

The Barcelona – El Prat airport is the main airport of Catalonia, and the second largest in Spain. In 2014, 37.5 million passengers took a flight or landed at Barcelona, but this number grows every year. Some of them have to spend many hours in the airport for a layover; in fact, it is a frequent stop for layovers in international flights.

In these cases, the same airport offers a lot of things to do: bars and restaurants, financial services, airport shops (duty free, for example), VIP lounges, meeting rooms… Some passengers take advantage of them and spend their hours shopping, eating or relaxing in the same airport.


If the layover is long, some travellers prefer to visit some attractions of the city. The route from the airport to the city centre is only 12 km, and easy to do with taxi, Aerobus or train. Some of them have enough time to visit the old city or some Gaudí’s buildings like Sagrada Família or La Pedrera. But what about layovers during the nighttimes? In these cases, or even for them who prefer to rest instead of visiting the city, the best option is booking a room in a hotel near the airport of Barcelona.

Some of them offer free shuttle services to the airport and the terminals, so that the customers can stay in them without worrying about transport. They are functional, practical, modern and efficacious: their main objective is providing a pleasant stay to travellers during the time they have to spend waiting for the next flight.

SB Plaza Europa

Best Western Alfa Aeropuerto is a good option, a 4 star hotel near the airport with a lot of services: a swimming pool, a gym, a restaurant, free Wi-Fi… Bah Barcelona Airport Hotel, near the airport too, is a perfect option for business trips. It has a lot of spacious meeting rooms and restaurants where to enjoy a pleasant meeting.

Around Plaça Europa, Avinguda Gran Via de l’Hospitalet and Fira 2, one of the main business development areas of Barcelona, there are a lot of interesting hotels for a layover, too. Some of them are AC Hotel Som by Marriott, Hotel Fira Congress, Hotel Hesperia Fira Suites, Hotel Hesperia Tower, Hotel SB Plaza Europa, Renaissance Barcelona Fira Hotel and Hotel Porta Fira.

Of course, a layover in a hotel in another part of the city is viable, too. In our booking website, you can find the best Barcelona airport hotels, as well as other hotels in Barcelona. Take a look at it!