I am so so so so incredibly in love with Barcelona! I am ready to move here tomorrow. Every building is beautiful and filled with history, the streets are wide, the people are polite, the food is absolutely delicious (especially when you can't decide on one plate- you can just order a million tapas!) they speak my favorite language, and the fashion is so me! Barcelona is seriously everything I ever wanted in a city. My #1!
We stayed at Vincci Mae on Avinguda Diagonal. Perfect location with walking distance to most sites and SO much shopping (it's dangerous). I would only eat there if you are fine with not knowing what you are eating- I wasn't. However, I 100% recommend staying here.