Along the same street as the España, this Art Nouveau-style hotel is a welcoming haven for the budget traveler. Constructed within the shell of a monastery that used to have a passageway connection with Sant Agustí church, the hotel was modernized in the early 1990s. Its use of wicker furnishings and cream-and-green decor gives it a colonial air, and its inner tiled courtyard, lined with plants, is its most charming feature. In the typical moderniste style of its era, the Peninsular has long hallways and high doorways and ceilings. The bedrooms are basic but clean, and the better ones have en-suite bathrooms.