Stylish, central and reasonably priced, it's hard to go wrong with this gay-friendly budget hotel in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter (don't worry it's hetero-friendly too!). Hotel California's large comfy beds, over-sized bathtubs, smart plasma TVs and tasteful decor provide all the home comforts you need... and whilst there are no mirrors on the ceiling you can certainly order some pink champagne on ice. Cava is one of the favourite drinks in Barcelona! Location-wise it really doesn't get any better than this, as you're right next to Plaza Real and a host of great bars and restaurants. From here the city is your oyster. Perhaps the only downside of a stay at the Hotel California is the inevitability of singing The Eagles to yourself for the duration of your stay. Still it's such a lovely place...
As the review says the location is unbeatable. I was actually here with my husband and we didn't realize it was a gay friendly hotel but it didn't matter in the slightest. In fact we didn't notice for the first two nights as there were guests of all races and ages. The staff were great and the prices were about as low as we could find in Barcelona.
reviewed by Sarah from United States on Mar.22.2011