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AC Hotel Sants by Marriott

4.0 out of 5.0

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My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights using my Marriott Rewards points. While the hotel staff were friendly the hotel itself lacks a lot of services you would expect from a Marriott branded hotel, especially for Marriott rewards members. This includes having to pay for WiFi, all mini-bar items (including water), and breakfast buffet. Although the room was nice, the room itself was really small. There technically isn't a bathroom, as the room is a studio, with the shower stall being in a closet (literally). Same for the toilet. The exterior of the hotel isn't much to look at, as the back and sides of the hotel are covered in graffiti. As we only stayed here for 2 nights it's manageable, but for those staying longer or with families you may want to do some additional research to decide whether or not to stay here. Overall, for the money they would have charged for the room, you can probably find a room comparable in cost and value in a better and more convenient venue. Although the hotel is across the street from the Barcelona Sants station, it's away from all the touristy destinations. For all of the major sites we went to see, we had to take the train to all of them, however they were usually 10 - 15min. away.

This hotel has some pluses and minuses and I'll start with the minuses. AC Hotel Sants is definitely not even close to a category 6 Marriott Hotel (requires level 6 certificate if using Marriott points)- as stated by other reviewers: no concierge room, no elite status upgrades, substandard rather small rooms including minimal separation between sleeping quarters and the bathroom (the water closet is quite literally a closet and you could watch TV from the shower stall), and a completely forgettable and tiny "fitness center" (one treadmill and one exercise bike). I would describe the hotel as an extremely nice motel. It definitely has some great pluses - helpful/friendly staff, sleek/lean contemporary/European ambiance, great proximity to the next-door train station, a very nice breakfast buffet albeit rather pricey (about $21 per person USD and on a much smaller scale than most Marriott Hotel buffets), and very clean. We would not knowingly turn in a category 6 Marriott certificate for a hotel of this caliber.

This hotel is right next to Barcelona Sants train station. It made all of our sightseeing easy to access with a short ride. It was very clean. The bed was fine. Not super comfy, but not bad either. The water pressure in the shower was fantastic, however, the temperature did seem to vary quite a bit while water was running. We never had breakfast at the hotel or had a drink at the bar, so I have no input there. The staff was friendly and helped us print off a ticket we had bought online for one of Barcelona's many wonderful attractions. I likely would stay again. It was a great hotel with easy access to all the things we wanted and needed.

The breakfast was amazing. I was in heaven. Lots of cured meats, cheeses, baguettes, yogurt, juice. It was perfect. The staff was very nice and accommodating. The person who worked the front desk helped us navigate the city and make recommendations. But, I was very disappointed by the room. First, the air conditioning didn't work in our room. Because the hotel was sold out, we were not given the option to change rooms, but instead had the maintenance person in our room working on fixing it. That took over an hour of waiting for them to come fix it and over an hour for them to fail to fix it. While they were working on fixing it, we went to turn on the lamp and one of the legs of the lamp fell off. The maintenance person just said "eh, its okay." After that all happened, I went to take a shower. That didn't fare well. There is a bar in the shower that the shower head and sprayer are attached to. I went to take the sprayer off, and I kid you not, the entire bar broke off into my hand with water spraying everywhere. I got out of the shower and called down to the front desk and they apologized and sent the maintenance person again. He looked at it, shrugged his shoulders and left. It never got fixed, we never got moved, we never got a refund. It was horrible. **I meant to post this last year, but it got saved in my drafts. This review is from 2016**

This is a good hotel, but does not honor Marriott elite members with standard amenities. If using points, be aware that no breakfast, no canapes, no executive lounge, and the restaurant is expensive for breakfast. HOWEVER, the hotel did offer a free access to the minibar, so that made up for much of the bad marriott redemption activity. Their wifi was very good, and their front desk staff was great. On the plus side, it is very close to the Barcelona train station and metro.

spacious room with nice amenities. very clean and comfortable. very nice and friendly staff. superb breakfast, with my favorite Nespresso coffee !! snacks at the bar are excellent and nicely presented. dinner is also very good. a big far away from down town, but taxis are available throughout.

7 minutes walk from Sants bus station (exit McDonald side). An 8-10 euro taxi fare to La Sagrada Familia. Good service. I had an early flight and they packed a takeaway breakfast for me. Lots of outlets in room. Clean! Comfy bed. Minuses - room is small and lighting isn't so good for makeup and working

This hotel had a much better equipped gym (the treadmill actually worked!) than the other AC hotel Irla we also stayed in. However the gym was not air conditioned and got HOT. we only stayed one night on a Sunday while waiting to fly back to the USA. The bed was large and comfortable and the room was modern. The bathroom was very clean. We were upgraded to a superior room I think because we were only staying for one night ok a Sunday and because I'm an elite member. The one complaint I have about this hotel is the AC. The AC was difficult to figure out and the room was very warm at night. Also the breakfast was very expensive (17 euro) so we opted out of the breakfast and just waited to eat at the airport. Hotel was much better in terms of size and cleanliness than AC hotel Irla, but Irla was in a better location and had more reliable AC.

I always like staying at Marriott Hotels, being a member of their loyalty club. I was somewhat disappointed with this hotel however. With a modern appearance and upmarket design, there was little provision for dinner on Saturday night, as a chef was not employed over the week-end. That said, there was some attempt to provide some basic room service dinner items. Room design was modern and a agreeably different from the norm. Shower and bathroom amenity and toiletries were well covered, and above the normal items provided. Breakfast was good but there was not a lot of cereals and 'mains' choices - all other offerings were fresh and in good supply. The hotel is well located for the railway traveller, being only a two minute walk from the main Station.

We stayed at the AC hotels Sants For 6 days. The location was so perfect that the Sants station was just 5-8 mins walk. All the staff person at the reception are helpful and friendly specially Paula. Breakfast was great, and if you prefer to eat out specially at lunch ,there's a lot of restaurant just around the hotel. The hotel cleaning staff do good job cleaning and providing you with toiletries. I will surely recommend this hotel to all who will visit Barcelona. Lastly it is very easy commute to and from the airport

Passeig de Sant Antoni, 36-40 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Placa d'Espanya
  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Sants within a short walk of Placa d'Espanya, AC Hotel Sants by Marriott is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Magic Fountain of Montjuic. This 78-room, 4-star hotel has round-the-clock conveniences like a fitness center, room service, and a front desk. It's also close to Casa Batllo and Palau de la Musica Catalana.


Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All of AC Hotel Sants by Marriott's 78 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including minibars, safes, and phones. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also available.

Property features

AC Hotel Sants by Marriott features a 24-hour fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room. Self parking is offered for EUR 19.36 per night. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help secure valuables, and answer any questions about the area. Additional amenities include free newspapers and a TV in a common area.

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Trip Advisor aggregated rating

70% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 533 reviews