I have spent many hours going through trip advisor reviews (Which are almost always somewhat "mixed",) as well as lots of guide books in order to find a mid price hotel for 4 nights at the end of October.
It seems October is high season as those generally suggested seem to be quite costly. We are trying to keep our double room down to about $200 a night and we feel it's a bit early to commit to a non refundable rate so this really limits our choice.
We have decided to keep to Eixample which is a very large area I know and have 5 hotels on our list.
Hotel Onix Ramblas,
Acta Atrium Palace.
My husband and I are just hitting our 70's so, even though we are pretty active, we enjoy staying in places that are comfortable and central enough that we can go back to the hotel for a rest in the middle of a day of sightseeing.
I would really, really appreciate your help with making this decision.