It costs a little more, but that money pays for an outstanding hotel experience. Rooms are bigger by far than the Barcelona norm and because the hotel opened from scratch (created from two gutted buildings) in late 2017, everything is technologically up-to-date, from smartphones that control staff interactions to window curtains that part upon your arrival in the room. The intelligent style blends the finishes and colors of the '70s with contemporary lines and warm woods, plus ideal soundproofing and giant bathrooms concealed by a sliding door. Breakfast (included) is as replete with fresh hams and pastries as you would hope, and you could spend the rest of the day at the rooftop plunge pool, which shares space with a bar and has some of the best views of any Barcelona hotel. That's just one benefit of being within walking distance of many of the city's best attractions. Some other plush perks are also given for this price, including free international phone calls and a sampling from Chocolate Amatller, a Barcelona confectioner since 1797. Free chocolate on top of everything else? It'll be painful when you have to check out.