AC Barcelona Forum is located in the heart of Barcelona in a boosting business area, near the trade Forum area, the International Convention Centre and the fairground, 10 minutes away from downtown and 23 minutes from the Airport.
Metro station : 200m.
Bus stop : 2min away.
"Not for families"
This hotel is probably ok if you are on a business trip and staying here one, maximum two nights, paied by your company, but not longer. Everything is quite expensiv for what you get, hotelroom, food and drinks and every little extra will be charged as wifi and parking. For being not in the city center, one could expect this would be included in the very high room prices for very average rooms.
"Pre-Transatlantic Cruise Stay"
This is our second stay at the AC Marriott Hotel and Restaurant. We are here waiting to board the World's Largest Cruise Ship "Harmony of the Sea" for its Transatlantic voyage and entry into United States service. So it is only reasonable that we again stay at what I believe is one of the best Hotels and Restaurants in Barcelona!! It is modern, comfortable, quiet, reasonably priced, a Marriott property and near the seaport, and the staff is very friendly. If there is one complaint it is that the beds are a bit soft. But the showers more than make up for the deficiency. I freely give this hotel 5 stars.
"The wonderful AC Forum by Marriott Barcelona"
If you need to find an excellent hotel for business or pleasure you should look no further than the AC Forum in Barcelona. It's close to both the business area and main city. The hotel is stylish and offers great value for money without being in anyway detached from the most important aspect - customer service.
"Largest rooms in the city"
Seems as if all room types here are suite size. They are extremely comfortable and the beds are massive, king size beds instead of queens. I really enjoyed the location of the hotel as well. Would definitely stay here again.
"As good as any in this league."
I must admit, although some risk averse aspect of my personality likes the predictability of a four-star chain hotel like Marriot, there is a part of me that wants to be embedded in the guts of a city. My window ajar and the sounds of cafes and bars late at night, a lover's tiff over cobbled streets... the burble of chatter in the distance, and a Vespa driving home late at night. This is not what you get at a US hotel chain: you get the normed predictability that suits the business traveller, who wants nothing more than the familiar room layout, and hassle free service. You can see the appeal. So, bearing that in mind and the fact that I too am here on business, it makes sense. And so does the Forum Hotel. That is, once you find the entrance. In explanation, my taxi driver dropped me in front of the huge edifice that is the Forum, and pointed saying. "This is your hotel!' No drive-in, no reception, no porters, no 'plaza'.... there was me thinking he was dropping me around the corner because of a one way system. I carried my heavy bags, one by one towards the cliff-like ziggurat, and (in desperation more than affability) turned to an impeccably dressed and clean shaven gentleman in early retirement, and asked where the hotel was.... in English. He smiled, and with a lavish Etonian accent said, 'That's it old boy. Four more steps, and you're there." I looked, I stared, and yes, what he meant was the innocuous looking little rotating doorway. Inside there appeared to be an atrium. This then was the hotel. Nothing wrong with a bit of understatedness to bring things together, but a hotel of this size spread over 20 floors appears to have a very wee entrance, and foyer. That being the next issue. After leaving home at midnight (it was now 2pm), having been sat in the non-reclining seat at 6 ft. 1., for five hours with sleep that lasted as long as my head fell forward (repeat 1000, 000 times), - I did not want to wait at any more desks, or counters, or checks or controls. I was all 'checked' out, at the check in. Still, I politely stood in line for my subjective 30 minutes (probably only seven to be fair), in a queue that had no room to be a queue because the architect had not conceived of something as banal and artistically displeasing as a 'queue', and worried (as all English people do when abroad), that everyone behind me was trying to jump the line, and force me to abandon my only skin deep semblance of composure and remaining humanity. Anyway, it all worked out well, and the rampaging hordes of Zombie queue-jumping hell (who happened to be Australian, and should know better - although this is all in my mind and so they did), left me alone, and my hotel room was compact, but suitable and well appointed. After a shower, food in the restaurant across the road, and a sleep (that sleep where you think you are falling, and wake with a start because you are convinced you are still wedged into an airline seat conceived for people with thighs no longer than 22 cms, and an instant condition of rigour mortis when sleeping - meaning their necks don't bend and wake them up), I actually felt well. The place had served, me, refreshed me, and actually looked after me. So all in all, not a bad place, if that is what you are after.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Maestro - Diners Club
Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM
The Deposit is charged upon reservation.
Payment of the remaining balance upon your arrival at the hotel.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa, Master Card, American Express & Dinners Club.