If you have ever had the privilege of using a Wallpaper* City Guide for getting to know a new city, you’ll know that it goes beyond what normal guide books do — it’s a trustworthy resource that acts like a local best friend. You get to know the best bars, restaurants, sites worth visiting, and trendy neighborhoods. It’s a different way of traveling that brings authenticity.

Much like the Wallpaper Guides, Hotel Margot House is part of that new wave of luxury travel — understated, stylish, and local. It’s like stepping into your stylish Spanish friend’s home. The pillows are made by a Barcelona based brand called Teixidors, the sheets are from another Catalan company called By Bassols, and the furniture is by Otras Cosas. With only nine rooms, Hotel Margot House is a little contemporary jewel box of up-and-coming Spanish design — we couldn’t think of a better way of experiencing Barcelona! Even more, some of the rooms have views of Gaudí’s Casa Batlló.

Although venturing out of the hotel to enjoy some tapas and a glass of wine is probably up there on your list, you can also count on a 24 hour snack bar filled with Spanish charcuterie and cheese — that means endless jamon and manchego. And if you do feel like exploring the city, the hotel offers bikes to their guests to get that ultimate local experience.