Our Hotels in Madrid & Barcelona

Vincci The Mint, Madrid

Vincci The Mint, Madrid

Vincci The Mint, Madrid

Vincci The Mint, Madrid

Vincci The Mint, Madrid

Vincci The Mint, Madrid

Believe it or not (and I’m having a hard time buying it myself), Jamal and I head to Spain on Saturday! I mentioned it only briefly last year, when we booked our flights, using Jamal’s seemingly endless supply of airline miles, making our two roundtrip direct flights free. Since then, you’d’ve hardly been blamed for forgetting, as I’ve taken two trips to Paris since then and have inundated you with nothing but Paris photos. But despite the half-packed state of my suitcase, our plane leaves for España in two short days! We are flying into Madrid and out of Barcelona 11 days later, and driving to San Sebastian, Pamplona, and Zaragoza in the middle. To say we are stoked would be an understatement. This will be the longest stretch of uninterrupted time Jamal and I will have spent together since our trip to Italy last May. Oy.

Along with airline miles, Jamal also accumulates a ton of hotel points, so we took advantage of them for this trip. Above is our hotel in Madrid, Vincci The Mint, a short walk from Plaza Mayor, The Royal Palace, The Prado, and El Retiro park. Fingers crossed for a room with a balcony! Not that we’re planning on doing anything besides walking for three straight days, let alone something as indulgent as sitting on a balcony. (We average 20k steps a day on vacation according my pedometer!)

In Barcelona, we are staying at the Cotton House Hotel, located just off the Passeig de Gracia (a huge shopping street!) between the Picasso Museum and the Sagrada Familia.

Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona

Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona

Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona

Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona

Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona

Cotton House Hotel, Barcelona

Wasting away an afternoon that gorgeous library bar is going to be a very tempting proposition. (So will the Louis Vuitton boutique around the corner. Jamal, you have been warned!)

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a very important brunch date with this gorgeous gal and then I really need to finish packing or the only places we’ll be going in Spain will be nude beaches.

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April 21, 2016 / design / Travel / LEAVE A COMMENT / 9

9 comments

  • Bon voyage!

  • Have a great time! We are going to Madrid and Barcelona in June (with the kids!!) — please take good notes and let me know anywhere we must go. I haven’t been in 15 years….

  • P.S. I also want to pick your brain about a variety of things, including your last post about the new camera you got. Let’s get coffee when you get back…. Be in touch! xo

  • I just turned green with envy… However, bon voyage!

  • Beautiful spaces! I have no doubt that you will have the most lovely time. I’ve heard wonderful things about Barcelona. I can’t wait to see some gorgeous photos of Gaudi architecture!

  • You’ve, picked some right hum dingers there, gorgeous! Have fun x

  • Beautiful! We did airbnb for our 2-night stay in Barcelona, but there’s something about a grand hotel in a beautiful city that just makes my heart flutter! I’d love to go back – can’t wait to hear about your trip!

  • Buen viaje Erin ! J’espère que t’aimerais Madrid, ma ville, autant que moi ! xx

  • Love the pictures from your trip so far – hope you’re having a blast out there