I'm planning my first trip to Barcelona in a couple of weeks and am having a hard time figuring out where to stay. It seems like the most talked about property the the Hotel Arts but I'm a little discouraged by the location. As much as I love the sea, I'd prefer my hotel to be in the city center. I'll definitely visit the sea while I'm there but want to be closer to everything else for the majority of the time. I'm considering Hotel 1898, it looks quite nice. Hotel Jazz looks good but it booked full on one of the nights I'll be there. I'd like to keep the price around or below 200 euros a night but in all honesty, I will go a good bit higher if the hotel is truly worth it. I like architecture and great service.How about the MO? I'm in my early 30's, traveling alone, love something hip and modern but luxurious. Thanks in advance! All suggestions or just related advice will be very much appreciated.