Hotel Claris: Warmth and Luxury in the Heart of Barcelona

Hotel Claris Warmth and Luxury in the Heart of Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain is truly a cultural superstar!  From Gaudi’s architectural designs, to Spanish tapas and sangria- this vibrant city on the coast truly has much to entertain. So in order to take it all in with ease- where you stay matters!  So take it from me, and book a room at Hotel Claris, a 5 star Hotel in the heart of Barcelona that will give you warmth and luxury as soon as you walk in the door.

With a chic rooftop pool and restaurant with a gorgeous city view, Hotel Claris will welcome you with elevated comforts of home. Throughout the hotel’s 7 floors and 124 rooms, you’ll encounter  a warm and intriguing aesthetic that acts as the perfect canvas for Pre-Colombian artwork and sculptures throughout the hotel.

A Welcoming Space | Hotel Claris Warmth and Luxury in the Heart of Barcelona

In the lobby, The sounds of gently cascading waterfalls calm your senses as you are greeted with kindness and a smile by someone like Mariano- always eager to help and make you feel welcome. And the aquarium inspired details continue as you take the spacious elevators upwards to the room that will be your Barcelona home.  

Floor to ceiling elevator windows unveil a shimmering white and gray pillar with submarine vibes. This will follow you up to the top floor where La Terraza del Claris and the pool are waiting to greet you. This is where the decor shifts to a bright white and airy feel, with a splash of Moroccan lanterns and cacti. I promise you that the decor on the roof is just begging to be the backdrop of your next photograph!

24/7 Reception Desk 

At reception in the evening, Arshad was always there to help me with my transit questions, or to schedule early morning taxis. He always gave me the warmest welcome after enjoying a night out in the incredible city of Barcelona. This was so comforting for me to have- especially while traveling solo. It’s people like Arshad that will take your experience at Hotel Claris to the next level and make all the difference. 

Hotel Claris: Warmth and Luxury in the Heart of Barcelona

Located in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona, Hotel Claris will allow you to walk to or easily access all of the must do’s in Barcelona. From amazing restaurants to high end shopping, to La Sagrada Familia and Gaudi’s Casa Battlló. This is the neighborhood that sets you up to see everything on your list without hassle.   

Hotel Claris is a 25 minute car ride to the airport, and an 18 minute walk to La Sagrada Familia. I walked to most places easily, or took the subway without a problem.

The Rooftop: The Perfect Escape from the heat

 I enjoyed La Terraza del Claris every day that I was there. With a Pool, couches, tables, and a restaurant, it was the perfect escape from the Spanish heat. When I arrived in Barcelona fresh off the plane from Chicago, it was quite early in the day. My room wouldn’t be ready for a few hours, So I checked my luggage, and the staff sent me off to the 7th floor rooftop so I could start my Barcelona Holiday. 

La Terraza del Claris is a desert haven that gave me glamorous old Hollywood vibes.  Soulful jazz sang to me while I enjoyed a glass of cava, perfectly salted potato chips, and Spanish sunshine that I swear shot me with a dart of bliss. Ornate Barcelona rooftops only added to this ambiance as I dipped my toes in the pool and plotted my itinerary.  

You need a rooftop pool in your life

Truly, on a hot Barcelona day, there is nothing quite like taking a break from looking at all of Gaudi’s architecture and artistry all over the city and coming home to a rooftop pool!  Trust me.  You will thank me when you are enjoying a glass of rosé poolside.  

Notable Amenities

At Hotel Claris, Breakfast and room service are available, along with babysitting services, parking and a pool. This hotel also has a full service, Mayan inspired spa, a gym, and a multilingual staff. Hotel Claris is Wheel-Chair accessible, and they ask that you contact them with accessibility needs when you make your reservation. 

The Rooms

The room I stayed in exuded warmth all while being the perfect temperature. Thank goodness for Air Conditioning in the summertime! Comfortable beds, and numerous pillows of varying firmness had me sleeping like a baby every night. After getting off of a plane from the USA this was much needed! The ample closet space was also much appreciated. I’m not one to pack lightly when I’m gone for a month on my summer holiday. 

Housekeeping superstars | Hotel Claris Warmth and Luxury in the Heart of Barcelona

During the day, the staff would clean my room with care and always made sure I had a bottle of water and Nespresso pods for my coffee habit. A complimentary mini bar was also there for me to embibe as needed- cleverly hidden in the dresser.

A Holiday for your senses

Walking into my room was an immediate holiday for my senses every time they made up my room. The entry way was filled with a scent that I’d normally enjoy in a spa, but at Hotel Claris they brought it to a place that was even better! My hotel room. The aroma was therapeutic and fresh, making me smile every time. It’s the smallest detail but it creates an ambiance that allows for such a pleasant welcome home.

Turn down service

The turn down service was a lovely touch.   The motorized blackout shades would already be drawn, with a piece of decadent dark chocolate sitting on my pillow.  This helped me wind down after a day of sightseeing, and enjoying tapas and sangria out on the town. 

I became accustomed to the luxurious robe, cozy slippers and the beautiful sensory experience that was my bathroom.  It was quite spacious, equipped with products that smelled divine, along with a bathtub, rain shower, and removable shower head. These are 3 things that I will never take for granted when I travel. 

Luxury is in the details

It’s the small details that set Hotel Claris apart. From the amenities, to the kindness, to the aromatic luxury. All of it will make you feel special, and give you an extra spring in your step as you explore the great city of Barcelona.


This article is written by our guest writer, Julie Anne! A passionate explorer and storyteller, she brings us along on her adventures, diving into the food, wine culture, fashion, and history of each city she visits. Whether globetrotting or exploring her hometown, Julie captures the essence of each location, sharing the story of every place and person she encounters. Get a taste of Julie’s captivating narratives in her articles (here). We’re certain you’ll enjoy her immersive storytelling as much as we do.


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