Recommended hotels near Barcelona cruise port

We are confident you will love Barcelona, especially if this is your first visit. If you are a returning guest, there will always be something new to discover or places you want to revisit.

As a cruise traveler, you may be looking for recommended hotels near Barcelona cruise port but still close to public transportation so you can easily reach the rest of the city.

Check out our recommended hotels near the Barcelona Cruise Port.

Famous for Gaudi’s mesmerizing architecture, such as the iconic cathedral Sagrada Familia, delicious Catalan cuisine, and its place on the edge of the Mediterranean, Barcelona does have it all. It’s easy to get around, with excellent public transportation, wherever you choose to stay.

The beaches of Barceloneta and the marina at Port Olímpic

The beach area at the Barceloneta is an exciting mix of shopping, restaurants, art shows, and a long sandy beach. It’s always busy and is a great place to spend time, day or night.

Within walking distance is the marina, Port Olímpic. Lines with gleaming yachts, Port Olímpic is known for its seafood restaurants, and there are plenty to choose from to suit all budgets. Try the tapas and local Spanish cuisine at La Barca del Salamanca.

Hotels near Barcelona cruise port

For a cruise traveler, you may want to stay as close to the port as possible. Waking up on embarkation day close to where your cruise ship departs means more stress-free leisure time, knowing that just a short taxi ride away are the passenger cruise terminals at Barcelona’s port.

If you choose hotels near Barcelona cruise port, the central Gothic Quarter is about a 25-minute walk; if this is too far, there are plenty of transportation options in Barcelona. These include the popular hop-on, hop-off bus, local buses and taxis, and the underground metro.

We have included 3,4 and 5 stars hotel options to suit all budgets. These hotels have made our list as we have stayed there and had a good experience, or your fellow cruise travelers recommend them.

  • Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina
  • Hotel Miramar Barcelona
  • Hotel DO Placa Reial
  • Hotel Arts Barcelona
  • Duquesa de Cardona
  • Hotel Catalonia Port
  • H10 Port Vell
  • Hotel Arc la Rambla
  • Hotel del Mar
Read more about these recommended hotels near the Barcelona Cruise Port.

How to get from the airport to hotels near Barcelona cruise port

The international airport in Barcelona (BCN) is Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport, known as El-Prat.

You have the following transport options to get to your hotel from the airport in Barcelona:

Bus: One of the easiest and least expensive ways to travel is using the Aerobus, which travels direct from airport terminals 1 and 2 to Plaça Espanya in just 20 minutes or to Plaça de Catalunya in just 35 minutes. Buses are easy to find outside your arrival terminal. We recommend booking tickets in advance.

Taxi: there are official airport taxis right outside the arrival terminals. Do not accept a ride from anyone approaching you inside the airport. Wait by the official taxis for a free cab. Expect to pay around 40 euros for a transfer to the center of Barcelona.

Train: Airport trains are operated by Renfe and run every 30 minutes. The journey time is 25 minutes. Get off at Passeig de Gràcia or Barcelona Sants, the central train station. From here, you can either walk to your hotel or connect to the metro system to reach other stops in the city.

How to get from your hotel to Barcelona cruise port

Always check with the cruise line where your ship docks in Barcelona Cruise Port. There are two primary cruise passenger piers with good shops and restaurants:

  • Adossat Quay (with four cruise terminals: A, B, C, and D) is used mainly by large cruise ships.
  • World Trade Centre pier (with three cruise terminals: North, South, and East) is used mainly by smaller cruise ships.
Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina is the closest hotel to the cruise port, being walking distance from the World Trade Centre pier. All other hotels close to the cruise port still near transportation to get you there as it is still too far to walk comfortably with your luggage. The most convenient way is to get a taxi to drop you at the cruise port. Ask your hotel concierge for help or wave a taxi down outside of your hotel. Expect to pay around 15-20 euros for a taxi ride.

Meet the author: Sarah has created and booked hundreds of travel itineraries for thousands of customers during a career in the travel industry that spans 20 years. Having worked hand in hand with cruise lines, hotels, airlines and tour operators worldwide, she offers inspiring & detailed insights in the world of travel and tourism.

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