Hotel Majestic, Barcelona

Hotel Majestic is located on the Passeig de Gracia (much like being on Michigan Avenue in Chicago) between two Gaudi sites right in the heart of Barcelona. The Passeig de Gracia offers wide, walkable streets that feel safe any time of the day or night. Although the Hotel Majestic was in the middle of ritzy shopping and sightseeing, it was also a walkable distance to the neighborhood of Gracia—which quickly became one of my favorite areas—offering restaurants, an authentic market, and a couple of cute bodegas (wine stores where we could have a wine tasting at 9am)…