We will be in Barcelona the last week of June. I am currently weighing two hotels - El Avenida Palace in the Example neighborhood, and K&K Picasso, on the edge of the Parc de la Ciutadella. We are two adults with an 11 year old son. I am hoping those in the know could maybe weigh in on the relative benefits of the location of these two hotels or other factors I may not be aware of?
At El Avenida Palace we would have a Junior Suite, which includes a sofa bed for our son in a separate alcove; the room is quite large at 40m sq. But there are many comments about the hotel being noisy, particularly because of the subway located directly below. We expect city hotels to be somewhat noisy and would travel with earplugs, but I am a little worried about the subway noise. The size of the room would be a big plus, and we are staying 5 or six nights so having some extra space might be nice.
K&K Picasso would offer us a regular triple room, with a sofa bed for our son, but room is smaller (no separate alcove/sitting area). But a majority of the reviews comment on the hotel rooms being quiet, and I wonder if this might be better overall. Both hotels have small rooftop pools; the K&K offers 8 Euro day passes to a full-service gym across the street - we both work out regularly and see this as a plus too.
I am leaning towards the K&K Picasso, but would appreciate any additional input from those who may know more about the relative benefits/location of each of these hotels. Price is close enough that it isn't a deciding factor.