Located in the new trade fair area of Barcelona, AC Som is 200m away from Fira 2 and few minutes away from El Prat airport.
The hotel is well connected with the centre of Barcelona and Plaza España.
"City trip Barcelona"
We arrived quite early in the morning (8h30) and after the check-in we got our key for the room. Ninth floor with a nice view over the industrial park. Rooms are sufficient for a 2 night-stay, good bed, clean sheets, nice bathtub with shower-head. TV has a few English, German and Italian channels as well. The hotel has a tight modern design and is well maintained. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful in many ways. Thanks Ainara for your fine explanation about the subway. We managed to hop on and of as we lived in Barca for many years :-) Breakfast is more than ok !! The only remark I can make ... the hotel is a little out of the center of town but with bus 79 (stop is just around the corner) you can go to the Plaça Espanya in no time and start your visits from here. I you have a late night flight the hotel has, free of charge, a place were you can put your baggage till you leave. To get back to the airport ask for the subway station Fira-Europa, it's a 15 min walk from the hotel and goes straight to the airport. (check your flight in advance because there are 2 terminals !).
"Smarter on the inside than the outside"
Whilst arguably a bit of an eyesore from the outside, the interior of the hotel is well appointed and the staff attentive and friendly. The rooms are well appointed, clean and in good repair. The breakfast provides plenty of choice and is well worth the charge/extra. More suited to business visitors, but ideally located for the more adventurous explorers too, who don't want to be in the middle of the city.
"Great Location Away from the Crowd"
The rooms are small but sufficient with all the marriott amenities. The restaurant offers selection of hot and cold breakfast. Very close to Gran Via Mall. There are a lot of restaurants nearby including a Catalan restaurant.
"Improvised visit to beautiful Barcelona!"
The hotel was great! Walking distance to the metro. Within 20 min including the walking to the metro you are in plaza espana. Awesome breakfast and the amenities of the hotel were excellent! They have a bar downstairs at the lobby. There is a quick mart very close for any little thing You may need. There is little bar almost beside the hotel.
"OK for a short stay"
I did not choose the hotel myself - ended up there as there was some kind of mysterious issue with the room in the hotel I booked originally, so arrived there a bit annoyed after a delayed flight and unnecessary waiting. It was not bad, however totally overpriced. The room was clean, but despite the fact that it had "no smoking" sign on, the smell was unmistakable. Either the person staying there smoked in the room or it was recently turned into a "non smoking" room. One way or the other I woke up with a headache. Breakfast was served only starting at 07, which I find a bit late on a normal working day. It was good and the staff was extremely polite. Also the location is ok if you come for a conference held in the Conference Center. North entrance is quite close. If you fancy shopping, you can walk to the Gran Via 2 mall.
Credit cards accepted by the hotel: Visa - MasterCard - American Express - Diners Club
Check-in: 2:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM