If you would like to reserve accommodation in Barcelona as a tourist with limited mobility, it is recommended to check in advance if the hotel is accessible by wheelchair and if there are provided such facilities as a working and spacious elevator, rooms suitable for people with disabilities, particular parking spaces etc (for additional information – Car Rental in Barcelona and Car Rental in Spain).
There are quite a few hotels in Barcelona that meet these requirements. It is important to emphasize that most of the wheelchair-friendly hotels are relatively expensive (three, four or five star hotels). Unfortunately, in most cases, the less expensive hotels in Barcelona do not make the extra effort to be more accessible for people with disabilities (for additional information – Hotels in Barcelona and Accessibility in Barcelona).
The most recommended areas for accessible hotels would be the south part of Eixampla and the surroundings of Plaça de Catalunya – it is a central location, with wide streets and accessible metro stations. In this area there are numerous accessible hotels, however, most of them are quite expensive (for additional information – Hotels near Eixample and Hotels near Plaça de Catalunya). If you wish to save on accommodation costs it is recommended to search a hotel in the west part of Avinguda Diagonal or near Plaça d’Espanya (for additional information – Hotels near Avinguda Diagonal and Hotels near Plaça d’Espanya). It is highly recommended to avoid areas such as the Gothic Quarter and El Born due to their very narrow streets.