Since it was our first visit to Barcelona we wanted to be walking distance to most of the "must see" places, and this was perfect. You are steps away from the main promenade and about a block from the huge market. Marina is easy walking distance, as are the hop on/hop off buses. Check in process was slow, buy only because he was so thorough with the keys and info. We stayed on the top floor which was a quirky space with lower ceilings and odd shaped rooms. But the huge terrace and view of the city made it worth it. Surprisingly quiet at night, great to have option to cook some meals in. Several grocery and restaurant options nearby. Would definitely recommend!