Located just outside of Barcelona, the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya is centrally located enough to choose from a wide range of comfortable and convenient accommodation options. From hotels in Barcelona itself and its historic and culturally rich neighborhoods, to staying at the track, camping in the lots, or staying on the Costa Brava, you will have a range of places to stay when attending the Spanish Grand Prix.
If you are heading to Barcelona, one of the most famous neighborhoods in terms of its rich history is the Gothic Quarter. If you stay in this neighborhood, you will be transported into the architecture of the Roman era. The streets here are famed to be narrow and winding, but offer amazing views, eats and activities when you aren't on the track. This area also boasts the best nightlife and selection of restaurants when you're done with your day at the track.
In these neighborhoods, two star hotels and hostels start at about $140 USD (~130 EUR) a night during the week but can get up to roughly $200 USD (~180 EUR) a night on the weekends on average. Three star hotels start at $165 USD (~150 EUR) a night during the week and get up to about $225 USD (~205 EUR) a night on the weekends. Four star hotels start at about $230 USD (~210 EUR) a night during the week but can reaches prices as high $450 USD (~410 EUR) a night on the weekends.
Eixample neighborhood is the first major addition to the Barcelona city proper - known for its iconic block system layout. This neighborhood is rife with shopping, bars, and restaurants - perfect for attending the Spanish Grand Prix with friends or family. Eixample is one of Barcelona's largest neighborhoods and every single race attendee will find something to entertain them, staying in this neighborhood.
Two star hotels start at $75 USD (~68 EUR) during the week and can get up to about $170 USD (~155 EUR) on the weekends. Three star hotels start at roughly $160 USD (~145 EUR) during the week and can get up to about $250 USD (~230 EUR) on the weekends. Four star hotels begin at about $260 USD (~240 EUR) during the week and can get up to about $350 USD (~320 EUR) on the weekends although there are some four star options that can reach up to $1300 USD (~1150 EUR) per night.
This neighborhood - further removed from Barcelona's city center - is directly next to the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. While the town of Montmelo may be quieter and without the 'party' and 'modern' atmosphere of Barcelona's other neighborhoods, the proximity to the track may make it a worthwhile place to stay for Spanish Grand Prix attendees. However, true to the culture of Spain as a whole there are many family-owned restaurants with authentic Catalan food and beautiful monuments to explore.
Two star hotels start at $70 USD (~65 EUR) during the week and can get up to about $230 USD (~210 EUR) on the weekends. Three star hotels start at roughly $115 USD (~105 EUR) during the week and can get up to about $300 USD (~270 EUR) on the weekends. Four star hotels begin at about $125 USD (~115 EUR) during the week and can get up to about $350 USD (~317 EUR) on the weekends. To stay in this area, there are limited hotel options, but many homeshares and villas that can be rented either on Google or a rental partner.
You can also camp at the circuit! The campsite is located right next to Gate 6, close to Turn 3. Prices start at just over $125 USD (~115 EUR) for two people with a tent and a car parking spot. Prices are slightly more expensive for campers and motorhomes. Check out the Circuit Barcelona Catalunya site for more information.
Hotel H ★★★
Hotel Augusta Valles ★★★★
Costa Brava is a collection of resort towns along the Eastern Coast of Spain near Montmello and the Circuit de Barcelona Catalunya. Staying in this area means that you can get a beach vacation and enjoy F1 simultaneously! Towns such as Sitges, Blanes, and Montgat are great locations to 'kill two birds with one stone' and enjoy the beach while being within 40 - 60 minutes (driving) of the track.
There are a number of high priced resorts that will run you between $150 (~135 EUR) to $400 (~360 EUR) a night for the weekend. Almost all accomodations are 4-star or 5-star hotel and resorts. It's important to also look into hotel packages (all - inclusive) and age restrictions for certain resorts. However, the most popular option in this region is a homeshare or beachside villa.
Hotel Playafels ★★★★
Hotel Atenea Port ★★★★
Santa Marta Hotel ★★★★★
Homeshares are a great option if you are traveling to Spain for the Grand Prix. There are different accommodation options located all around the city ranging from entire houses, to apartments, to single rooms. Spain is very well known for their villas especially in the Costa Brava region and in Montmelo, next to the track. Prices are very dependent on the type of accommodation you choose, how many guests there are and lastly how long you plan on staying. Many homeshare options offer long term stay deals, so if that is something that interests you, it may be worth extending your stay in Barcelona for the week prior or after the race!
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If you're attending the Spanish GP now or in the future, we highly recommend starting with our Spanish Grand Prix Track Guide for all the insider tips and tricks you need to maximize your experience, along with our other guides:
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