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A business hotel in a good location near transport and city center. Breakfast room had big windows and a basic array of foods. While my room had a nice view including a ledge style balcony it was small. Small; as in the size of a closet. The coffin-like bathroom shower situation was laughable. In the end, it was okay for my one-night inexpensive stopover. I imagine they have bigger rooms for more money but... not mine.

Very affordable hotel , walking distance from most major Barcelona attractions

The staff was very helpful, professional, location (central) near train station. We will stay there again.

Nice hotel, close to everything. Friendly staff. Banana

The staff is outstanding! Always courteous, informative, attentive.

Great location, nice rooftop terrace, friendly staff.

Very friendly and helpful staff. Very safe area. Train to rest of Spain and Europe is next door at Barcelona Sants train/subway station. Every sort of public transportation goes by here to see the city. All are very safe and affordable and just ask and someone will help you with getting the right one. The rooms are nice and clean and maids will really do an extra nice job when you leave a tip. Roma Restaurant across street is very good. Just take the R2 train from the airport and you can launch your adventures from this hotel. I would return every time due to convenience and reliability of this place and area. Just one bit of advice, do not eat at a place with color pictures of their food posted outside or on menu. Ask if fresh or frozen for seafood. Love the coffee and fresh squeezed orange juice all around Barcelona.

This hotel is next to Sants estación. Staff was very attentive all the time. Rooms are good but simple. I had very noise Neighbours and it was very noisy, walls are way too thin. A window that opens to a balcony to get fresh air in is always a plus.

I’ve stayed at the Expo 3 times. There was an increase in the rates over the past couple of years. 2 years ago it was a good deal, now it is about average for the area. **Do not get the single size room. It is tiny.** The rooms come with a balcony with some nice views of the city. The breakfast buffet is ok, but for 12 Euros you might find a better value at a cafe nearby. The location is right next to the train station with easy access to the airport, tourist bus, etc. The Arenas mall and many restaurants are within easy walking distance.

Room looks like hostel:( Only 1 star. Location is good and tstaff is nice. Just terrible looking room:(

This hotel was in a great location. The train station, bus stops, and taxi stand were all literally 2 minutes away. The hotel was really nice, there's a pool on the roof which was kind of small but nice. The room was very spacious and clean. Bed was super comfy. However the telephone did not work which was annoying. If there was an emergency how would we be able to call the front desk? And ordering room service was out of the question. The staff here is terrible, they messed up on my reservation after I made them aware of the changes upon checking in. One of the staff members came up to my room to confront me about not having checked out even asked me if i had any idea what day it was, and when i showed him i added another day to my stay he said they were busy downstairs and must've missed it. When i was checking out a customer was having a disagreement with a staff member and the person checking me out was too busy watching them and kept messing up the charges.

Clean Hotel, Staff super nice. My daughter got sick and they helped call a Doctor. Doctor came promptly. Nice swimming pool and bar on top of Hotel. Good breakfast

Room was so small. Smelled strange when I first walked in the room, had to open windows.

Hotel well located, near a metro. Very clean atmosphere, very friendly staff. Continental breakfast well served. The staff is very friendly!

The location was centralized to tour the city or go to the beach. Plenty of restaraunts in the area to choose from that are reasonably priced. Laundromat not far away (don't need to buy soap it's in the cost) and park was fun to stroll around. Room was clean, but the bed sucked. Pool was not what the pictures show, hotel staff was great.

The hotel itself was convenient as in regards to its location to the train station as we took the AVE to the city. However the where the hotel is located in an area that looked a little unsafe. In fact a little later in the trip we were at a park right next to the hotel where my wife's bag was almost stolen (the guy had come up to try to grab it as we were sitting on the park bench, my wife just happened to try around when she felt him pulling at it that deterred him from taking it). The hotel lobby and halls looked nice however when we arrived to the room it didn't look as nice, definitely not as nice as the pictures on orbitz. It was basically a room with a TV and two twin beds joined together by the bed sheet to make a full size (which was a surprise to us) covered with this ugly green sheet. The bed is on wheels and since the its a vinyl floor it rolled around very easily from the wall. We had to be careful laying on it. In fact on our first night we moved around to the center and the two beds ROLLED APART LEAVING US ON THE FLOOR. This was by far the worst hotel bed we ever had. The bathroom was the nicest part of the room as it was must have been remodeled recently. The upstairs bar was very nice with a beautiful view of the city. However the roof pool was very small not nearly the size in the picture and didn't look as clear or comforting to take a swim in. Overall if you must stay here it is a decent place with good staff. A 2.5-3 star hotel should be it's rating.

Expo Hotel in Barcelona is a modernist structure that should please all kinds of architecture fans. Although my room was pretty basic, it was spacious and clean and A/C worked well. The location, just around the corner from Barcelona Sants RR Station is very convenient. So is taxi rank outside the hotel entrance for those willing to splurge on a ride to the airport (about 35 Euros, btw). Otherwise, there is a train from the airport to Sants Station and an easy hike across to the hotel. The hotel staff were friendly and helpful. There is also an tourist info booth inside the lobby, ready to dispense all kinds of useful info. Among other things, they directed me to a bike rental place where (for 6 Euros) I could ride all day all over Barcelona. What could be a better way to sightsee the town?

Very good location near public transport. Accommodating and friendly staff. Large but basic rooms, ideal for the thrifty traveler in a city where accommodations are on the high end cost-wise.

Carrer de Mallorca,1-23 Barcelona Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Placa d'Espanya
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Sants-Montjuic within a short walk of Placa d'Espanya, Expo Hotel Barcelona is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Magic Fountain of Montjuic. This 4-star hotel has 423 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and a rooftop terrace. It's connected to the convention center in central Barcelona and also close to National Art Museum of Catalonia and Poble Espanyol.


Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Stop 'n' Bite, which specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or entertain your taste buds with a beverage at the bar/lounge or 2 coffee shops/cafés. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM and on weekends from 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


The 423 air-conditioned accommodations feature balconies and afford space to spread out with a separate bedroom. TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, and bidets. Refrigerators, laptop-compatible safes, and phones are also standard.

Property features

At Expo Hotel Barcelona, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Transportation is made easy with an area shuttle for a fee. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include conference space, a seasonal outdoor pool, and a computer station.

Room options

Superior Double Room, Balcony (1 or 2 beds)

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Balcony

1 King Bed | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room Single Use, Balcony

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 1

Standard Single Room, Balcony

1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 1

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