Of all the HC hotels in Barcelona, we think this one offers the best value for the price. It is a large business hotel right off Plaça de Catalunya, so rooms are furnished in quiet, modern style without the pops of color featured at design hotels. But the beds are comfortable, the desks are functional, and there's plenty of room to place your luggage. Moreover, the staff is efficient and polite. The building is vaguely Modernista, dating from the early 20th century, but those design features do not carry through inside. Nonetheless, location and price make it a good alternative, and because it is large, rooms are almost always available.