Erected as a rooming house in 1859, this handsome structure just steps from Les Rambles was transformed into a Modernista hotel in 1903 by Lluís Domènech i Montaner. Guests get a discount on the guided architectural tour (see “Exploring,” below). The hotel was renovated in 2010 to restore its Modernista flair while also installing contemporary technology and plumbing. The styling is serene and simple, with dark wood tones and taupes that coordinate nicely with the Modernista design. The smallest rooms are a little tight (roughly 12 x 12 ft.), but most are larger.
- Frommer's Staff