Review: AC Hotel Barcelona Sants Hotel, Barcelona, Spain
We opted for a convenient stay at the AC Hotel Barcelona Sants. The property was located immediately across the square from the Barcelona Sants train station, making for convenient inner city connections. While the neighbourhood had all the charm of a train station neighbourhood, the convenience was hard to beat.
This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan miles. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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- Trip Introduction: Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain
- Air Canada Executive Class, Vancouver – Los Angeles
- Star Alliance Lounge, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles
- Asiana Airlines First Class: Los Angeles – Seoul Incheon
- Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge, Seoul Incheon
- Asiana Airlines Business Class, Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pu Dong
- Renaissance Shanghai Yu Gardens, Shanghai, China
- Shanghai, China
- Air China Domestic Business Lounge, Shanghai, China
- Air China, Shanghai – Beijing
- Swisshotel China Hong Kong Macau Center, Beijing, China
- Beijing, China
- Visiting the Great Wall of China at Miytanyu
- Air China Business Lounge, Beijing Capital Airport
- Air China, Beijing – Shanghai
- Riding the Shanghai Maglev at 430 km/h
- Shanghai Airlines Business Lounge, Shanghai, China
- Thai Airways Royal Silk, Shanghai – Bangkok
- Thai Airways Royal Silk Domestic Lounge, Bangkok
- Thai Airways, Bangkok – Phuket
- Le Meridien Khao Lak, Thailand
- Ko Phi Phi Don Islands, Thailand
- Thai Airways Royal Silk Domestic Lounge, Phuket
- Thai Airways, Phuket – Bangkok
- Le Meridien Bangkok
- Thirty Six Hours in Bangkok, Thailand
- Thai Airways Royal First Lounge, Bangkok
- Thai Airways Royal First Class, Bangkok – Madrid
- AC Hotel Carlton, Madrid
- Three Days in Madrid, Spain
- Day Tripping to Salamanca, Spain
- Renfe AVE Preferente Business, Madrid – Barcelona
- AC Hotel Barcelona Sants, Barcelona
- Exploring Barrio La Rambla in Barcelona
- Getting into Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain
- Renfe AVE Preferente Business, Barcelona – Madrid
- Puerta del Alicala VIP Lounge, Madrid, Spain
- Lufthansa Business Class, Madrid – Frankfurt
- Novotel Mainz, Germany
- Walking through Mainz, Germany
- Lufthansa First Class Terminal, Frankfurt, Germany
- Lufthansa First Class, Frankfurt – Seattle
- Air Canada, Seattle – Vancouver
Review: AC Hotel Barcelona Sants, Barcelona, Spain
Booking and Getting there:
I booked this hotel again because of its proximity to the train station and for the room rate. When we exited the doors of Barcelona Sants, it was literally right across the street diagonal from the Sants train station.
We booked direct on the Marriott website at a Regular Rate of 110 € per night.
Barcelona must have improved since the gypsy kids that mugged my sister were there, I didn’t see any of them the entire time during our stay. It was a completely safe walk. We arrived to the hotel on foot from the train station, which was less than a 5 minute walk away.
We checked in using our Marriott Silver Card and were given a room with a view facing the square. Ms Worldtraveller 73 was getting into the photos by now as you can tell.
Like the Madrid location, there was free wifi in the lobby and a complimentary non alcoholic mini bar in the room. The hotel was new construction, and although functional, it didnt have too much personality to it.
The Hotel looked onto the Barcelona Sants Train Station. The low rise skyscraper (marked Barcelo Sants) is the train station itself and the entrance is behind all of the taxi cabs. This was the view from our room.
This place had a few things going for it and a few things that it didn’t.
It was very convenient to Barcelona Sants Train Station. There was a movie theatre multiplex across the street. It had Free wifi in the lobby and the usual AC Hotel free non-alcoholic minibar.
Unfortunately, there weren’t too many attractions in the immediate area and you’re going to need a subway ride to everything. The dining options aren’t too exciting, unless you happen to like fast food from the train station.
The Bottom Line:
I would easily stay here again if I was looking for a no frills hotel while transiting through the Barcelona Sants train station. The hotel was in better condition than the AC Hotel Carelton Madrid.