Perfectly decent budget hotel close to two autopistas giving access to the Costa Brava or to Barcelona Airport in about 30 minutes by car. Clean, basically furnished and decorated rooms. No significant road noise with the windows closed, though we had trouble cooling the room with a rather feeble air cinditioner. Matrimonial beds are rather small - a twin might be a better bet.
The area is uninspiring, but the station is only a 10-15 minute walk away with trains to Barcelona taking less than 30 minutes. Its OK for a quick day trip into the city, but the timing of the last trains makes it unsuitable for going out at night (even just for a meal) in the city, and you really need to allow at least 1 hour door to door to anywhere in the City other than Passage de Gracia.
Breakfast is a little uninspiring - everything long life and plastic sealed. The fast food joint right next door might be a more appetising bet.