Vela barcelona hotel: Luxury Beachfront Hotel | W Barcelona

W Barcelona- Deluxe Barcelona, Spain Hotels- GDS Reservation Codes: Travel Weekly

Striking architecuture plus sleek and contemporary interiors, guest rooms feature large windows – Beachside location.

  • Details
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Year Last Renovated: 2016
  • Check in Time: 3:00 PM
  • Check out Time: 12:00 PM
  • Number of Floors: 26
  • Chain: W Hotels
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  • W Barcelona GDS Codes
  • Amadeus GDS: WH BCN183
  • Galileo/Apollo GDS: WH 45626
  • Sabre GDS: WH 101944
  • WorldSpan GDS: WH 3183

W Barcelona Rates & Policies

  • Rate Policy: Daily in USD
  • Standard Room: from $521-$778 (USD) – approx 40 sq m
  • Suite: from $969-$1,227 (USD)- approx 69 sq m
  • Credit Cards: Credit Cards Are Accepted
  • Reservation Policy: Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card
  • Included Meals: No Meals Included

W Barcelona Room Amenities

Amenities are in all rooms unless noted otherwise.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace (some)
  • Coffeemaker (some)
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini-Bar
  • Rooms for Non-smokers
  • Telephone
  • Voicemail
  • Refrigerator
  • Safe (In Room)
  • Cable/Satellite Television
  • Television
  • Internet Access (High Speed & Wireless) (additional fee)

W Barcelona Recreation

  • On-Site Activities
  • Beach
  • Health Club
  • Health Spa/Massage
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool (Outdoor Pool)
  • Nearby Activities
  • Bicycling
  • Boating/Sailing
  • Golf Course
  • Pool (Children’s Pool, Indoor Pool)
  • Shopping Mall/Area

W Barcelona Hotel Services & Facilities

  • Guest Services
  • Concierge Services
  • Crib/Rollaway Bed
  • Currency Exchange
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Paid Onsite Parking
  • Room Service
  • Wheelchair Access to Common/Public Areas
  • Common Area Internet Access (High Speed & Wireless)
  • Security Services
  • Electronic Key/Lock
  • Parking Area Well Lit
  • Smoke Alarm in Rooms
  • Sprinkler in Rooms
  • Uniformed Security
  • Valet Parking Service
  • Surveillance Cameras On Site

W Barcelona Expert Review | Fodor’s Travel

Pl. de la Rosa del Vents 1, Final Passeig de Joan de Borbó, Barcelona, Catalonia 08039, Spain
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Fodor’s Choice

Paul Feinstein

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more spectacular hotel in Barcelona, as this incarnation of the W (the flagship of the brand) has so much going on, you might just miss out on the rest of the city because of it. There are multiple pools, a one-of-a-kind spa, an enormous gym, private beach access, and loads of dining and drinking outlets. Fun, flirty, and full of life, this hotel is filled with excitement every day of the week.

The hotel is now a Marriott rewards member, so if you have a LOT of points, you can use them here.


Like every W hotel, the rooms are separated into groups like Wow, Cozy, Wonderful, and Fabulous, etc. Whatever you do, request a room on the higher floors (there are 26 total) as the picturesque views of the beach and city are unlike any other hotel in Barcelona. In all rooms, beds act like front row seats to majestic window vistas outside. All come with free bottled water, Bose Bluetooth speakers, Nespresso coffee makers, and lots of design touches. Neon white lights line the walls and special pillows with artistically interpreted visages of famous disruptors like Gaudí and Dalí lay atop the beds. Other touches include USB ports bedside, cushy couches, and chairs by the window, and a mix-bar where you can create your own cocktail concoctions.


The open room concept extends to the bathrooms which have black slate floors and walls, large rain-showers (optimal for more than one person at a time), lit shaving mirrors and uber-soft slippers and robes. Bath products are by Bliss (as in all W properties) and also used in the hotel spa.


As you enter, you’ll be wowed by natural light pouring in from the atrium 25 floors above. Black leather couches and black hanging basket chairs are for guests waiting to check in or out, and a curated store operated by La Commercial (known for chic fashion – bags, sunnies, dresses) sits in the back. The expansive lobby (dubbed the Living Room) opens up to multiple bars, lounges, and restaurants that all lead to the pool deck outside in the back of the hotel.

Did you know that the W has its own recording studio and record label. You never know who you might see cutting their latest record inside…


There are actually two outdoor pools here that unfortunately close down in cold winter months. But you’ll want to come in the summer as you soak in the beachfront from first-come-first-serve cabanas and/or white cushioned loungers surrounding the space. The Wet Deck is the main pool that has a lively bar scene and a summer series with DJ-led parties on Sundays from 7 pm to midnight. The second pool called the Sun Deck is more chill as a laid-back vibe permeates the space while swimmers sip on cold cocktails while watching the surfers below.


Bliss Spa is one of the most decadent spots in the city. Here, eight treatment rooms are set up for every kind of massage imaginable and there are spaces for nails, facials, body wraps, and more. Once you’re done with your treatment, escape to Getaway, the hotel’s new relaxation area with a giant indoor swimming space, Jacuzzi, and steam and sauna rooms.


Open 24-hours, the extra large gym features all the latest in workout technology with loads of free weights, TechnoGym machines, and a heavy bag atop white-wood floors.

There’s complimentary yoga and Pilates on the beach or on Thursdays there’s Urban Gorillas outside the gym which is a free Cross-Fit like workout where only the strong survive.


There’s no shortage of eating options at the hotel. The main restaurant is off the lobby called Wave and serves up Mediterranean treats for lunch and dinner. It’s also the breakfast area which has a wide range of options including an entire bottled juice section to help you hydrate from the night before. Other outlets include Bravo24 for seafood lovers, Salt the beachside spot for burgers and booze, and Eclipse, the top floor restaurant and bar with Asian fusion cuisine.


You’ll never be parched at this hotel. The W Lounge in the lobby is a swanky spot with loads of cushy couches for late night snuggling. On the roof at Eclipse, you’ll get million-dollar views to go with specialty cocktails. The Wet Bar at the pool never has a dull moment. And in the summer, Salt becomes a beach club on select nights with DJs spinning Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Look inside your room key sleeve – you might just find a coupon for a free “crack baby” shot at Eclipse. Bottoms up!


Getting Around

If there’s a downside to staying at the W, its location is pretty far from most major attractions, restaurants, bars, and more in the city. You’re literally at the end of a peninsula and it’s a good 20-minute walk to the edge of town and the closest metro stop. But as stated in the introduction, you might not want to ever leave because the property is incredible, and the beach is breathtaking. There are taxis waiting in front at all times and there is on-site parking if you rent a car.


Blue Spot (1-minute walk) is just below the hotel and serves some of the freshest seafood in town. If you’re looking for Michelin-level tapas, head into town and stop at Ten’s Tapas Restaurant (25-minute walk) where starred chef Jordi Cruz whips up fried goodies gourmet-style.


In all honesty, the bars at the W are worth staying for, but if you happen to come in winter months, you might want to venture into the city. All the biggest clubs in Barcelona are down at the other end of the beach where you’ll find Opium, Shôko, and others (25-minute walk).


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What’s Nearby

Port of Barcelona: walk, recreation, entertainment

Port of Barcelona (Puerto de Barcelona, ​​Port of Barcelona) – one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean, the ninth largest in Europe and the most important in the implementation of freight and passenger traffic on the Mediterranean coast.

In addition, it is one of the oldest major ports, with a history of more than 2,000 years. From the very beginning of its formation, the port of Barcelona has been constantly expanding, and continues to grow at the present time, gaining momentum.

The port of Barcelona consists of three zones :

– commercial port (mainly container traffic), energy and logistics ports;

– cruise port where cruise ships leave and arrive;

– and, the old part of the port – Port Vell, which includes several marinas and a fishing port.

The cargo (industrial) port occupies an impressive territory and is located between the mouth of the Llobregat River and the famous Montjuic mountain. After the industrial port, the cruise part begins, it stretches to the square de les Drassanes. The part of the port, which lies further behind the cruise port and stretches to the Barceloneta area, is of the greatest interest among tourists – this is the old port of Barcelona.

Old Port of Barcelona or Port Vell – the central part of the port. The brightest and most touristic part of the seaport of Barcelona, ​​\u200b\u200bthe main attractions are concentrated here, as well as places for walking and relaxing.

Portal de la Pau square (Placa Portal de la Pau), from which the famous promenade La Rambla originates, can be considered a reference point of the old port. The undoubted decoration of the square is the monument to the Spanish navigator and discoverer – Christopher Columbus (Monument a Colom). There is an elevator inside the column, where you can go up to the observation deck, which offers views of the embankment and part of the city.

Near the monument to Columbus you can see the Great Market (Mercat Port Antic) and a historical monument – the old building of the Port Authority (Admiral Historic Authority).

Also, near the square there is a small station (excursion agencies), from which tourist pleasure boats and catamarans leave for boat trips around the port area and beyond.

For example: a 1 hour 30 minute walk along the coastline of Barcelona or a 40 minute boat tour of the port of Barcelona.

The Rambla del Mar, the most beautiful bridge in the port of Barcelona, ​​originates from the square. The bridge is made in the form of a wave and moves apart when the yachts enter the closed harbor.

On one side of the bridge, there is a beautiful view of the yacht marina, and on the other side, there are small sculptures of stargazers looking up at the sky.

The bridge leads to the Maremagnum shopping center and Europe’s largest aquarium (L’Aquàrium), which contains 8,000 fish and 11 sharks in 22 pools filled with 6 million liters of sea water.

Along the marina, from the side of the city, there is a beautiful walking boulevard (Moll de Bosch i Alsina), walking along which you can admire the yachts. Here are places for recreation and sculpture.

Above the quay line lies the famous Passeig de Colom, along which you can see historical buildings and huge funny sculptures : Shrimp (Gambrinus Lobster Statue) and Barcelona Head (La cara de Barcelona).

The promenade along the marina will lead us to the History Museum of Catalonia.

Here, near the museum, there is another marina, but already larger and more solid recreation and cafes. Here, along the boulevard, street vendors of all sorts of things feel great.

At the Moll de Pescadors pier there is a landmark – the Lighthouse Tower (Torre del Rellotge Barceloneta).

Walking further along the port, you can see the funicular tower – San Sebastian Tower, 78.4 meters high. This cable car connects the Barceloneta area and the port with Montjuic. A good option to visit the sights of Montjuic and explore the port and surroundings from a height.

Cost of the funicular: 11 Euro one way and 16.5 round trip.

Opening hours of the funicular :

– 01.12 – 28.02: start at 11:00, last ride at 17:30;

– 01.03 – 31.05: start at 10:30, last trip at 19:00;

– 01.06 – 10.09: start at 10:30, last trip at 20:00;

– 11.09 – 29.10: start at 10:30, last trip at 19:00;

– 30.10 – 31.12: start at 11:00, last trip at 17:30;

– December 25 – closed.

Attention! The fare and opening hours of the funicular are subject to change! Check before visiting!

At the “bow” of the old part of the harbor, where the beaches of Barcelona originate, there is a glass sail – the famous 5-star W Barcelona Hotel. This hotel has already become one of the symbols of Barcelona. It is he who marks the beginning of the beach strip and the Barceloneta area. More about all the beaches in Barcelona…

The hotel overlooks Barcelona, ​​the beaches and the Mediterranean (Balearic) Sea. Featuring a spa, an infinity pool, restaurants, a rooftop bar with panoramic views and luxurious accommodations, it’s a great place to stay in Barcelona. Link to Hotel W Barcelona

Near the hotel is an observation deck (Mirador Mediterráneo W), which offers views of part of the coast of Barcelona. There is also a small park (Little Park) and another marina – Marina Vela Barcelona.

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