The best airport hotels in Barcelona

Airport accommodation doesn’t have to be drab – check out our guide to the hottest airport hotels in Barcelona

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With their conveniently close public transport links, budget-friendly prices and the kind of tranquil surroundings you’d be hard-pressed to find in the city itself, Barcelona airport accommodation isn’t looking so shabby after all. And with all the incredible things to do in the Catalan capital, you just want to concentrate on having fun, right? The last thing you need is a hotel miles away from your departure point. So whether you’re hitting town for a weekend jaunt or taking in the sights for a little longer, check out our selection of the best Barcelona hotels within easy reach of El Prat Airport. 

Best Barcelona airport hotels

BAH Barcelona Airport Hotel

BAH Barcelona Airport Hotel

This boutique hotel is just an eight-minute taxi ride from Barcelona’s airport, which means you can be doing laps of the huge outside pool within an hour of arriving in the country. Not a bad start to your trip, eh? 

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Hotel Best Western PLUS Alfa Aeropuerto

Hotel Best Western PLUS Alfa Aeropuerto

The Best Western is just a 30-minute bus ride from the bustling tree-lined La Ramblas, and a 15 minute (free) shuttle from the airport, so you’ve got the best of both worlds in terms of location. Oh, and there’s a heated pool. 

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Ciutat del Prat

Ciutat del Prat

You can be soaking your travel-weary body in the sauna, enjoying a tipple at the bar or lounging in the sunshine within 15 minutes of arriving at the Barcelona El Prat Airport thanks to the nifty shuttle bus service, which takes visitors from the airport to the hotel for free.

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Tryp Barcelona Aeropuerto Hotel

Tryp Barcelona Aeropuerto Hotel

With its flashy lobby and light, airy rooms, this modern hotel has serious sex appeal. Whether you’re here for the beaches of Sitges (just a 30-minute drive away) or on a business trip (conference rooms are available), this hotel is a good choice –particularly as a free 24-hour shuttle bus can have you back at the airport within ten minutes. 

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Mucha Masia Hostel Rural Urba

Mucha Masia Hostel Rural Urba

If you’ve come to Spain to seek out hiking and biking spots, this hostel is a good base from which to start your adventure. It’s just a two-mile drive from El Prat airport and the vibe is relaxed and rustic, with bike rental provided. Nab a room with a balcony and you’re laughing.

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NH Collection Barcelona Tower

NH Collection Barcelona Tower

You’re 40 minutes from the city centre by subway, and the airport is easily reachable by shuttle. Nab a room with panoramic views then unwind with a glass of something strong on the terrace. Luxurious or what?  

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Air Rooms Barcelona Airport by Premium Traveller

Air Rooms Barcelona Airport by Premium Traveller

This ergonomic hotel is within walking distance of the airport so you won’t have very far to lug heavy cases. Its superb location, clean contemporary rooms and buffet breakfast make it a great option for one night stays. And the beach is only a 16-minute walk away, so you can cram in maximum holiday vibes.

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Centre Esplai Albergue

Centre Esplai Albergue

The exterior might be more playschool than plush hotel, but at just 15 minutes from the airport by shuttle bus, this place still ain’t a bad shout. There are other perks too: an indoor pool and spa provide welcome respite from a long day exploring the Garraf Natural Park by bike (which you can rent from the hotel). 

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Frontair Congress Aeropuerto

Frontair Congress Aeropuerto

With its beautifully tiled spa, hot tub and hammam room, the Frontair Congress Aeropuerto is the ultimate relaxation station. It’s also just a 15-minute shuttle or short drive from the airport. Now, where’s that hot tub?

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Ibis Budget Barcelona Viladecans

Ibis Budget Barcelona Viladecans

With budget in the name, you know what you’re in for when you book an Ibis. Rooms are basic and functional, but clean and with free wi-fi throughout. You can be at the airport within 30 minutes by public transport, and importantly, a stay here won’t break the bank, so you’ve got more cash to splash exploring the city.

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B&B Hotel Viladecans

B&B Hotel Viladecans

Despite its proximity to the airport (just a seven-minute taxi or short train journey away), this hotel is a good spot for peace and quiet. Reception is 24-hour, so check in will be a breeze, whatever time of day you arrive. 

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Novotel Barcelona Cornellà

Novotel Barcelona Cornellà

While the location is a draw – just a 15-minute taxi ride from El Prat and a 10-minute walk from RCD Espanyol’s football stadium – the real attraction here is the pool surrounded by a lovely landscaped garden. Check out The Claravia restaurant for fresh Mediterranean dishes if you’re looking for a quick and easy bite to eat.

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NH Sant Boi

NH Sant Boi

For value for money and proximity to the airport, this smart hotel is a good choice. El Prat Airport can be reached by taxi or by car, which you can rent from the hotel. There’s also a handy on-site restaurant if you’re here on a business trip.

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AC Hotel Gava Mar, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel

AC Hotel Gava Mar, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel

With swoon-worthy sea views, a lush garden terrace and fancy mosaiced pool, this hotel is one fine specimen indeed. It’s also just a 15-minute taxi ride from El Prato Airport – not that you’ll ever want to leave once you’re spreadeagled on a sunlounger, of course. 

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