m1975a...Instead of a hotel I would recommend a Bed and Breakfast called Barcino 147. The hosts are multi-lingual...very accomodating and accessible. In the center of Barcelona only 4 blocks from the Placa Catalunya and located right on the Grand Via..it is near to everything and taxi's are always right outside the front door at any hour due to its location in the midst of all the Expensive Hotels!! Check it out on Trip Advisor. Send me a private Email I'll be glad to give you a lot more details!!