You will think you’ve stepped onto a movie set when you enter the lobby of the Arai, with its extravagant balustrades and graceful stone staircase. This luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Gothic Quarter is a good choice for families, as several of their very plush rooms are designed to accommodate more than a couple. All of them have nicely designed kitchens (which is what makes it an “aparthotel”) in exquisitely furnished rooms within a framework of 18th-century stone walls. The suite sleeps four in two private rooms separated from each other, which provides privacy for two couples, and it features two terraces, each with a Jacuzzi. The whole eclectic mishmash of design elements, from oriental to baroque, in woods, metal, leather, and glass, somehow works together to create a beautiful overall hotel environment. Rooms have balconies with a view either toward the mountains or the lovely Plaça la Verónica below. And as if that’s all not enough, the Arai also welcomes your dog.