It will be my first visit to Barcelona, and I'm a bit confused about where I should stay to make the most of my four-night stay. I will be traveling alone, so my main concerns are location (not spending too much time commuting) and safety and cleanliness of the hotel.
Based on price and reviews, I have narrowed it down to two very different hotels:
1. Hotel Canton (in the Gothic Quarter, near the end of Las Ramblas)
2. Catalonia Barcelona Golf (in/near Gracia)
Any input or recommendations on these hotels/areas would be most appreciated!