From walking across the famed Ha’penny Bridge to touring the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland is a great European city to explore. Many of the hotels we’ve identified in Dublin are within walking distance to the area’s greatest attractions, which means you can go shopping on Grafton Street or have a drink in one of the popular bars on the streets of Temple Bar.
© The Merrion
Considered one of the finest five-star hotels in Ireland, The Merrion is a gorgeous accommodation that is housed in a beautifully restored Georgian building in Dublin’s city center. Guests will find themselves in a centrally located area amidst the National Gallery, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, and Trinity College. The rooms and suites are airy and make the best use of natural light while having subtle local decor such as Irish landscape paintings. The palatial penthouse is fitted with Egyptian cotton sheets, separate living and dining areas, a fully equipped kitchen, a private roof terrace, private access, and its very own music room to relax in. Have the perfect end to a perfect day with a relaxing visit to the hotel’s infinity swimming pool, steam room, bar, or in one of the hotel’s two restaurants.
Merrion Street Upper, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-03-06-00
© Aberdeen Lodge
One of Dublin’s hidden gems, the Aberdeen Lodge is a privately owned accommodation that is charming and full of character. Everything from the Edwardian villas that surround the lodge to the period furniture within it add to giving you an authentic Ireland experience. Staying here means that you will be within walking distance to excellent bars, cafes, and restaurants as well as Sandymount Beach. There are six room options that can accommodate solo travelers, couples, or groups; the Four Poster Room is a great for those on a romantic getaway as the Edwardian four-poster bed and other room decor all add a bit of a fairytale touch.
53-55 Park Ave, Dublin 4, Ireland, Phone: +353-12-83-81-55
3.Academy Plaza Hotel
© Academy Plaza Hotel
Staying at the Academy Plaza Hotel means that you will gain lots of benefits to make your stay in Ireland a great one. In addition to wallet-friendly pricing, all guests will also be able to indulge in the expansive complimentary breakfast buffet, which is served fresh at the hotel every morning. Other features include free Wi-Fi, transportation to and from the airport via a shuttle that leaves every 15 minutes, and being a short distance away from attractions such as Croke Park and the Dublin Convention Center. The three-star hotel has 304 rooms scattered over seven floors and also houses a fitness center, conference facilities, and private dining at the Plaza Bar & Grill.
10-14 Findlater Place, off Upper, O'Connell Street Upper, Dublin 1, D01 X2X0, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-78-06-66
4.Anchor House Dublin
© Anchor House Dublin
Anchor House Dublin is a charming bed and breakfast situated right in the center of the city. The hotel is housed in a former 1790s home that has been renovated to include modern amenities and facilities. It is just a short walk away from Dublin’s popular tourist attractions, and in addition to the great location, Anchor House Dublin also has facilities such as in-hotel laundry service, free Wi-Fi in common areas, and baggage storage for guests who arrive early or are leaving late after checking out. There are four bedroom types, all of which have private en suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, linens and towels, satellite televisions, and daily cleaning service.
49 Lower Gardiner Street, North City, Dublin, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-78-69-13
5.Ashling Hotel Dublin
© Ashling Hotel Dublin
Ashling Hotel Dublin in an international award-winning four-star hotel that combines an amazing central location with friendly and professional service as well as modern facilities. It is the perfect choice for guests who are looking for a place to stay in Dublin, as the city center is just a few minutes away, as is Dublin Zoo, the National Museum of Ireland, the Guinness Storehouse, and many other area attractions. There are 226 beautifully appointed guest rooms within the hotel, all of which have really great facilities such as exclusive toiletries, flat-screen television, in-room safe, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Parkgate St, Arran Quay, Dublin 8, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-77-23-24
© Beresford Hotel
The Beresford Hotel is one of the best places to make your home base during your Dublin adventure. The superior three-star hotel and its rooms are all stylish, comfortable, and filled with modern conveniences. Staying there means that you will be right in the middle of the main shopping district, financial district, and popular tourist attractions such as Trinity College and Temple Bar. You don’t need to venture out for a good time though, because the hotel houses various spaces such as the Café Le Monde bar, Il Vignardo Italian restaurant, and a gorgeous courtyard garden.
Store St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1, D01 T9R2, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-13-47-00
© Blooms Hotel
Blooms Hotel is a wonderful place to stay right in the heart of bustling Temple Bar. There are a hundred rooms in the five-floor building, many of which include a flat-screen television, coffee and tea making facilities, in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, hairdryer, and more. The hotel lets you start the day with a full Irish buffet breakfast in their Bia Restaurant, while other in-hotel dining and drink options include the Vat House Bar, which serves everything from burgers and steaks to stews and bangers and mash; the bar is also a great place to try out beer and whiskey tasting trays to quench your thirst.
3-6 Anglesea St, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-71-56-22
© Brooks Hotel
Brooks is a gorgeous boutique hotel that has luxurious four-star accommodation for guests to rest and relax in during their stay in Dublin. The rooms and suites vary from classic and deluxe to executive, each of which are decorated in their very own charm and style. The spacious accommodation includes a king-size bed, plush linens, flat-screen television, in-room safe, mini-fridge, power shower, temperature control, and free Wi-Fi. There’s many specials and packages offered by the hotel to their guests, so you may be able to indulge in complimentary turndown service, late check out, as well as a delicious breakfast that includes homemade breads, homemade granola, yogurt, fruit, and more.
62 Drury Street, Dublin 2, Dublin, D02 TV06, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-70-40-00
© Buswells Hotel
Situated right in the heart of Dublin, Buswells Hotel is a gorgeous place to stay and is housed in a magnificent building that sits amidst Trinity College, the National Museum of Ireland, and the National Library of Ireland. The hotel is located on a quiet street that places guests’ minutes away from some of the best things to see and do in Dublin, including restaurants, pubs, shops, and parks. The old-style hotel is charming and full of tradition – and the rooms reflect that. All of the rooms are designed with comfort and luxury in mind and include facilities such as complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee making facilities, Wi-Fi, and much more.
23-27 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2, D02 DT80, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-14-65-00
© Castle Hotel
Crystal chandeliers, antique mirrors, marble fireplaces, and a 2-minute walk from O’Connell Street, Castle Hotel is an elegant Georgian hotel that will provide unparalleled service during your stay there. There are so many aspects of the hotel that you’ll love, including a wide choice of rooms, which are comfortable, stylish, and elegantly decorated. The in-hotel restaurant, the Old Music Shop, offers stunning views along with their selection of gourmet sandwiches, pastas, salads, and an all-day menu of pizza. Be sure to spend some time in the original 19th century wine cellar/bar and restaurant, the Castle Vaults, for a wide variety of wines, spirits, and craft beers.
Gardiner Row, Gt Denmark Street, Dublin 1, D01 R640, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-74-69-49
11.Clontarf Castle Hotel
© Clontarf Castle Hotel
Considered one of the top ten hotels in Ireland, Clontarf Castle Hotel is an extraordinary venue that is just 10 minutes away from Dublin city center and 20 minutes from Dublin Airport. It is easily accessible via various modes of transportation and is a stunning place to enjoy a restful vacation. The boutique hotel’s guest rooms are sophisticated, and their suites are extravagant. Many of the amenities and facilities offered include an interactive television system, pillowtop mattresses with plush linens, an in-room safe, complimentary coffee/ tea making facilities, individually controlled climate control, 24-hour room service, and a fully stocked minibar.
Castle Ave, Clontarf, Dublin 3, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-33-23-21
12.Dublin Skylon Hotel
© Dublin Skylon Hotel
After a busy day of exploring Dublin, there’s no better place to relax and unwind then at the Dublin Skylon Hotel. The modern four-star hotel is luxurious, elegant, and not far from Dublin city center, Dublin Airport, and Croke Park Stadium. There are several types of rooms; the king room has proved popular with couples, while the family room is great for guests who also have little ones. The rooms are all fitted with comfortable bedding, flat-screen television, in-room safe, complimentary Wi-Fi, and much more. After a day of exploring, be sure to indulge in the fantastic cuisine served at the Skylon Bar and Grill.
27 Drumcondra Rd Upper, Drumcondra, Dublin 9, D09 V1Y2, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-84-39-00
13.Grand Canal Hotel
© Grand Canal Hotel
Located directly across the Grand Canal Dock rail station, the Grand Canal Hotel is a four-star hotel situated in a very pleasant part of Dublin. Guests will be right next to the stunning canal and within walking distance of the famed Grafton Street, the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, and the 3Arena. You’ll be able to easily access many of the popular attractions in the area as well as various modes of public transportation. If you’re looking to have some authentic Irish craft brew, you’ll be glad to know that the hotel has a partnership with the Galway Bay Brewery, which means the hotel’s Gasworks Bar has 26 different draft beers on tap. The Epic Restaurant is a wonderful place to enjoy the extensive breakfast buffet as well as many other local and international dining options.
4 Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin, D04 X5X7, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-46-10-00
© Hampton Hotel
If you’re looking for a lovely suburban retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin’s city center, then Hampton Hotel is the place to go. The hotel was creatively converted from Regency and Georgian buildings and is surrounded by the calm and peaceful Donnybrook suburb. The four-star boutique hotel has won many awards over the years for its style and charm – you’ll love the classic exterior as well as the contemporary interior. There are many events held at the hotel that guests are invited to join, such as opera nights, concerts, performances, and Cuban jazz BBQ Sundays.
19-29 Morehampton Rd, Dublin, D04 Y6K4, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-68-09-95
One of Dublin’s most popular hotels, the Harcourt Hotel is centrally located amidst all of the wonderful sights and attractions that the area is known for. Staying there, you’ll be within Ireland’s most exclusive shopping district, so be sure to pick up some goodies for you and souvenirs for your friends and family back home. The hotel comprises eight Georgian listed buildings and has over 100 guest rooms as well as a bar, all-weather heated beer garden, nightclub, and restaurant. The lively hotel is the perfect place to meet travelers from all over the world, converse with the locals, and have the holiday of a lifetime.
60 Harcourt St, Saint Kevin's, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353-14-78-36-77
16.Hotel St. George
© Hotel St. George
A part of theKeyCollection, Hotel St. George is a lovely accommodation located right on O’Connell Street within Dublin’s city center and feet away from the renowned shopping and entertainment district and a short walk from landmarks such as Grafton Street and Trinity College. Along with private bathrooms, the hotel’s guest rooms are also spacious, well decorated, and include amenities such as telephones, hairdryers, and tea and coffee making facilities. If you’re on a family vacation, or just need a larger accommodation, the hotel’s apartments are just a few minutes’ walk away from the main building and come with well-appointed living areas, dining areas, and fully equipped kitchens.
7 Parnell Square E, Rotunda, Dublin 1, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-74-56-11
17.The Glen Guesthouse Dublin
© The Glen Guesthouse Dublin
The Glen Guesthouse Dublin is a family-owned accommodation that provides affordable, tastefully decorated B&B housing right in the heart of Dublin’s city center. Staying at the Glen Guesthouse, you’ll be minutes away from Grafton Street, Temple Bar, and many other major Dublin attractions. The rooms are intimate, homely, and filled with amenities such as en suite bathrooms, power showers, tea and coffee making facilities, televisions, and telephones. Guests will also be able to indulge in a freshly cooked full Irish breakfast each morning. The friendly and courteous staff are more than happy to meet your every need and personalize your experience so you have the most memorable vacation while there.
84 Gardiner Street Lower, Mountjoy, Dublin, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-55-13-74
18.Leeson Inn Downtown
© Leeson Inn Downtown
Just a short distance away from St. Stephen’s Green, the Leeson Inn Downtown is a spectacular property with spacious rooms. While staying there, you’ll be able to indulge in all of the room’s amenities such as private expansive bathrooms, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the property, plush linens, flat-screen televisions, ironing facilities, hairdryers, and more. Facilities within the hotel also include a 24-hour front desk and a tour desk, which is perfect for guests who want assistance in booking day trips and excursions in and around Dublin. Nearby attractions and sights include the National Concert Hall, the Stone Leaf Bar, Dax Restaurant, the Connolly Rail Station, and the Irish Ferries.
24 Lower Leeson Street, Dublin, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-62-20-02
19.Maldron Hotel Smithfield
© Maldron Hotel Smithfield
With 92 immaculately styled rooms and suites along with exceptional service, the Maldron Hotel Smithfield comprises everything you will need for a memorable holiday in Dublin. There are many sights and attractions right outside the hotel’s doorstep, from restaurants and bars to shops and nightclubs. The affordable three-star accommodation is spacious and comfortable, allowing you to choose from double rooms, twin rooms, triple rooms, balcony rooms, executive rooms, and junior suites. The junior suites, which are located on the top floor of the hotel, are a popular option among guests as each can accommodate up to four people, have floor-to-ceiling windows, and offer panoramic views of Dublin City.
Smithfield, Dublin, D07 RF2Y, Ireland, Phone: +353-14-85-09-00
© Mespil Hotel
Mespil Hotel within Georgian Dublin is a modern four-star hotel with 260 ample-sized rooms that are stylish, elegant, and put guests within walking distance to all there is to see and do in Dublin city center. You’ll be a 15-minute walk away from the renowned Grafton Street, which has an endless number of restaurants, bars, shops, and nightlife to explore. The guest rooms are designed for comfort and relaxation and there are eight room styles to choose from based on the number of travelers checking in. Room features may include complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, in-room safe, flat-screen television, work desk, tea and coffee making facilities, and access to the hotel’s fitness center and business center.
50-60 Mespil Rd, Dublin 4, D04 E7N2, Ireland, Phone: +353-14-88-46-00
21.Roxford Lodge Hotel
© Roxford Lodge Hotel
Found in the heart of Ballsbridge, the Roxford Lodge Hotel is a great place to stay during your visit to Dublin – no matter if it’s for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or you’re there on business. The quiet and peaceful hotel is the perfect base from which to explore all of the sights and sounds of Dublin. The hotel itself is housed in an elegant Victorian townhouse and is surrounded by embassies, restaurants, and bars that you can enjoy. Hotel features and amenities include complimentary tea, coffee, and biscuits served throughout the day, complimentary Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, and the elegant Guest’s Lounge, which is great for evening drinks. The rooms are spacious and many of them have the added luxury of an in-room dry heat sauna or Jacuzzi bath.
46 Northumberland Road, Dublin 4, D04 V303, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-68-85-72
22.Temple Bar Hotel
© Temple Bar Hotel
Temple Bar Hotel is a four-star luxury that combines intricate design with charming service that you’ll come to expect when in Dublin. For an exciting evening, you’ll never have to leave the hotel as the Buskers Bar has live performances every night of the week while the Buskers on the Ball bar has shuffleboard, ping pong, pool, and more to enjoy. If you do decide to venture out, you’ll be steps away from an array of bars and restaurants as well as museums, Grafton Street, the Jameson Distillery, and the famous Guinness Storehouse. You can choose a room-only option or opt for bed and breakfast, which comes with a delicious full Irish or continental breakfast every morning. The suite is a popular room choice and includes amenities such as a flat-screen television, tea and coffee making facilities, robes and slippers, in-room safe, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
13-17 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-77-33-33
23.The Croke Park Hotel
© The Croke Park Hotel
Located a short distance away from Dublin city center and Dublin Airport, the Croke Park Hotel is a lovely hotel situated just steps away from the historic Croke Park Stadium. The stadium is one of the city’s leading venues for concerts and is the spiritual home to Ireland’s native Gaelic games, so it’s a great attraction to check out while you’re there. Staying at Croke Park Hotel, you’ll also be minutes away from the city center and its many cafes, restaurants, bars, nightlife, and shops. The hotel itself has a lively bar you could have a few drinks at, as well as a restaurant and an outdoor terrace where they host summer barbecues and live performances.
3 Jones's Rd, Drumcondra, Dublin, D03 A095, Ireland, Phone: +353-18-71-44-44
24.The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin
© The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin truly makes you feel like you are family; the service and the amenities are exemplary in this boutique luxury escape. The five-star hotel has won many awards over the years and is one of the chicest, most elegant places to stay during your holiday in the city center. Dining in is one of the best things you could do at the hotel as it is a food lover’s paradise. There are three options: Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden, Fitzwilliam Private Dining, and Inn on the Green. The penthouse is a popular choice as it’s extremely spacious, is fitted with Italian furniture, and has a private butler – even better, they’ll stock the penthouse with your favorite music, movies, wine, and snacks before you arrive.
Stephen's Green Shopping Centre, 127/128 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353-14-78-70-00
25.The Kildare Street Hotel
© The Kildare Street Hotel
The Kildare Street Hotel combines immaculate service with the perfect location – guests will be a minute’s walk away from renowned Grafton Street, which is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, and cafés. While staying at the Kildare Street Hotel you’ll be able to enjoy views of the historic Trinity College Dublin grounds directly from your room. There are 34 rooms to choose from, and they can accommodate one, two, three, or four guests; those who want something more budget friendly can choose a room with a shared bathroom. All of the rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, a flat-screen television, and much more.
47-49 Kildare St, Dublin 2, Ireland, Phone: +353-16-79-46-43
25 Best Dublin Hotels
- The Merrion, Photo: The Merrion
- Aberdeen Lodge, Photo: Aberdeen Lodge
- Academy Plaza Hotel, Photo: Academy Plaza Hotel
- Anchor House Dublin, Photo: Anchor House Dublin
- Ashling Hotel Dublin, Photo: Ashling Hotel Dublin
- Beresford Hotel, Photo: Beresford Hotel
- Blooms Hotel, Photo: Blooms Hotel
- Brooks Hotel, Photo: Brooks Hotel
- Buswells Hotel, Photo: Buswells Hotel
- Castle Hotel, Photo: Castle Hotel
- Clontarf Castle Hotel, Photo: Clontarf Castle Hotel
- Dublin Skylon Hotel, Photo: Dublin Skylon Hotel
- Grand Canal Hotel, Photo: Grand Canal Hotel
- Hampton Hotel, Photo: Hampton Hotel
- Harcourt Hotel
- Hotel St. George, Photo: Hotel St. George
- The Glen Guesthouse Dublin, Photo: The Glen Guesthouse Dublin
- Leeson Inn Downtown, Photo: Leeson Inn Downtown
- Maldron Hotel Smithfield, Photo: Maldron Hotel Smithfield
- Mespil Hotel, Photo: Mespil Hotel
- Roxford Lodge Hotel, Photo: Roxford Lodge Hotel
- Temple Bar Hotel, Photo: Temple Bar Hotel
- The Croke Park Hotel, Photo: The Croke Park Hotel
- The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin, Photo: The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin
- The Kildare Street Hotel, Photo: The Kildare Street Hotel
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