Great Hotel Great Location
A wonderful hotel with a great location is the Hotel Colon in the heart of Barcelona in the old town. It's close to everything...you can walk to Las Ramblas and to the metro which is incredibly easy to use. I've never been anywhere before where a yellow (yes, like the yellow brick road) line leads you from one station to another. Barcelona is so easy to navigate.
The Hotel overlooks a plaza and the lovely cathedral. There was a street market right in the plaza while we were staying there. Without asking, we were upgraded to a room with a balcony and a view of the cathedral. There is a sister hotel alongside the Colon that is less expensive and smaller, but still has nice service and a great location.
The staff was friendly and extremely helpful. There is a nice bar where you can sit on a sofa, sip wine and just hang out. There is also an outdoor cafe and a restaurant. I will stay there again when I return.