Port Vell is a popular destination for tourists that want to be close to the beach and the sea. There are many attractions nearby, such as the Mirador de Colom (Columbus Monument), the southern part of La Rambla, the Maremagnum shopping mall and many restaurants and coffee shops.
A large selection of hotels are available in the port area. There are quite a few apartments and studio-apartments that can be rented, and you will also find some hotels having four or five stars. This area is a little detached from the old city center, so it is more recommended for those who seek the proximity to the beach, an amazing seaside view. Important to remember that the prices are concomitant with the location. Hotels in this part of the city will usually be more expensive compared to other parts of Barcelona.