Le Meridien is very convenient for sightseeing since it is located midway on The Ramblas. The problem is since it is located downtown there is street noise that penetrates the rooms all night. They do not have soundproofing or noise preventing glazing to alleviate this problem. The staff was very helpful especially the concierge who helped with routing our sightseeing. Our sleep was so disturbed the first night that we requested a room change. They moved us to the top floor in the rear and it was quiet there. If you stay here it is best to request a room facing the rear even though the view out the window is not so pleasant.On the whole I would say there are other hotels in Barcelona that offer better accommodations for the money.