Hotels in Dublin offer elegant accommodations in a locale nicknamed “The Fair City”. Originally built by Vikings and subsequently known for its friendly inhabitants, Nobel prize winning writers, cathedrals, pubs, cuisine, museums, parks and live music, Dublin provides an inviting mix of stunning natural views and energetic city vibes. Dublin’s top events include Dublin International Film Festival, St. Patrick’s Festival, Temple Bar TradFest, Dublin Irish Festival, Dublin International Literature Festival, Body & Soul Festival, Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair, Dublin Literary Pub Crawl, Waterford Harvest Festival, Bram Stoker Festival and The Dublin Senior Football Championship. The Fair City’s premier football clubs include Shamrock Rovers, St. Patrick’s Athletic and Bohemian FC. When out in Dublin, keep in mind that the Irish are quite sociable and may readily engage in conversation. Slang words include “jacks” (toilet), “go ‘way outta that” (stop that), “ask me bollocks” (f-off), “bleedin’ banjaxed” (wrecked), “state da ya” (you are an idiot), “ger-yup-ow-ra-da” (also an f-off), “black stuff” (Guinness), “deadly” (brilliant/great), “earwigging” (eavesdropping), “fair play” (well done), “fine thing” (good looking), “fluthered” (very drunk), “gas” (funny), “gawk” (stare rudely), “howya” (hi) and “how’s she cuttin'” (how are you). Hotels in Dublin indeed are as exciting to think about as its slang words. Before we get to hotels in Dublin, let’s take a look at some background information on the area to help you along the way.
Since prehistoric times, the area around Dublin Bay has been inhabited by humans. In about 500 BC, the Celts arrived in Ireland. In 841, the Vikings had settled in an area that is now known as Wood Quay. It is thought that prior to the Vikings, Christian ecclesiasticals had established a settlement known as “Duibhlinn”. The Irish government has recognized 988 as the year in which Ireland was settled. Vikings controlled the area until 1169, when the Anglo-Norman invasion of Ireland ultimately led to a takeover by King Henry II, a watershed moment that would solidify England’s political and military involvement in the area for over 800 years.
The capital and largest city in Ireland, Dublin sits on the country’s eastern coast and has a population of around 1.1 million people. Known as “Dubliners”, The Fair City’s inhabitants are some of the friendliest in the world. Dublin’s name derives from the Gaelic word “dubh linn”, which means “black pool”. Dubh linn is a reference to the Poddle Stream’s breaching of the River Liffey, which formed a deep pool near Dublin Castle. The Fair City’s most influential author was James Joyce, while its most well known poet was William Butler Yeats. Born in Dublin, Oscar Wilde became known as one of the world’s great poets and playwrights. Ireland’s capital city is home to a maritime climate, with mild to warm summers and cool winters. May and June are the sunniest months, while October in the rainiest. Arguably the best time to visit Dublin is between June and September, when temperatures average in the mid-60s degrees Fahrenheit. Points of interest include Dublin Castle, Trinity College, Ha’Penny Bridge, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Guinness Brewery. Popular Dublin foods include Irish stew, Coddle, which typically involves sausage, potatoes and other various ingredients, Boxty Pancakes, Colcannon, which is a type of mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage or kale, black and white pudding, soda bread and Barmbrack, which is a type of raisin bread associated with Halloween. Drinks vary and typically involve whiskey, Irish cream, cider or Guinness. Now that we have some background information, it’s time for hotels in Dublin that will help offer an unforgettable experience.
National Museum of Ireland
Less than 2 blocks from National Museum of Ireland, The Merrion Hotel boasts Italian marble bathrooms, a 2-starred Michelin restaurant, an infinity pool, landscaped gardens, spacious Georgian decor, city and garden views, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, mini-bars, a spa, a modern gym and an Italian marble steam room. Near here are The Garden Room (restaurant), The Cellar Bar (oyster bar), Hugo’s Restaurant, BANG (restaurant and wine bar), Napper Tandy’s Dublin (Irish pub), The Unicorn (Italian restaurant), O’Donoghues Bar, Dry & Fly (hair salon), Etto (modern European restaurant), O’Briens Sandwich Cafe, ELY WINE BAR, Kokoro (Japanese restaurant) and more.
This location is within feet of Department of the Taoiseach, 0.1 miles from National Museum of Ireland, Irish Traditional Music Archive and RHA School, 0.2 miles from Leinster House, Fitzwilliam Square and The Little Museum of Dublin, 0.5 miles from Trinity College, 0.7 miles from Button Factory and Dublin Castle and 6.2 miles from Dublin Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $388
Croke Park Stadium
Steps away from Croke Park Stadium, Hotel 7 features a restaurant, a bar, free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, flat-screen TVs, hairdryers, wardrobes, wake-up service, a 24-hour reception desk and Continental and full English/Irish breakfast options. Belvedere Irish Nights (live music venue), Olivier Cornet Gallery (art gallery), Belvedere House (historical society), It’s a Trap (coffee store), Cora Knows Best (cafe), Wellness Studio J’adore (massage spa), Abbey Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian church), Chapter One Restaurant (fine dining restaurant), Garden of Remembrance and more are in the area.
From here Croke Park Stadium is within feet, Dublin Writers Museum, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane, Garden of Remembrance and The James Joyce Centre are 0.1 miles, Temple Bar and Button Factory are 0.7 miles, Trinity College, Irish Whiskey Museum and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum are 0.8 miles and Dublin Airport is 5 miles from this hotel.
Approximate cost per night: $170
With a shared lounge, a restaurant, a large ground floor with a bar, desks, flat-screen TVs, plated hot breakfast and a 24-hour front desk, Clayton Hotel Charlemont is found close to The Barge Gastro Bar (Irish pub), Asahi Asian Street Food (Asian fusion restaurant), Atelier Now (art gallery), Nock Nock Cafe, One Kinda Folk (cafe), Dartmouth Square (park), Grove Road Cafe, Atlas Language School, J. O’Connell (pub), BelloBar (bar), The Lower Deck Pub, Viva (tapas restaurant), Arepas Grill (Venezuelan restaurant), Babylon Barber Shop, Picado Mexican Pantry (Mexican grocery store), The Bretzel Bakery & Cafe, Doolally Indian Restaurant, Hang Tough Fine Art Printing & Framing (picture frame shop), 31 Lennox (restaurant), Brindle Coffee & Wine (cafe) and more.
You may find Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital 0.2 miles, Shaw Birthplace and Iveagh Gardens 0.3 miles, Irish Jewish Museum and Newman House 0.4 miles, Dublin Marathon, RHA School, St. Stephen’s Green and Fitzwilliam Square 0.5 miles, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 0.6 miles, The Little Museum of Dublin 0.6 miles, St Patrick’s Cathedral 0.8 miles, Dublin Zoo 2.4 miles, Phoenix Park 3.3 miles and Dublin Airport 6.7 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $165
Offering a garden, a terrace, a shared lounge, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, garden views, continental or al la carte daily breakfast, a business center and a 24-hour front desk, The Wilder is close to St Finian’s Church (Lithuanian church), Adelaide Road Presbyterian Church (Presbyterian church), BeatBox Boxing Club Dublin (fitness center), Dax Restaurant (European restaurant), SixFour Fitness (fitness center), No 25 Fitzwilliam Place (wedding venue), Suesey Street (modern European restaurant), Perch Coffee (coffee shop), FFS Gym (gym) and more.
This hotel is 0.1 miles, from Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, 0.2 miles from Iveagh Gardens, 0.3 miles from Dublin Marathon, Newman House, Fitzwilliam Square and RHA School, 0.4 miles from Shaw Birthplace, St. Stephen’s Green and Origin Gallery, 0.5 miles from Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and The Little Museum of Dublin, 0.6 miles from Merrion Square, 0.8 miles from Dublin Castle and Trinity College, 0.9 miles from Button Factory and Temple Bar, 2.9 miles from National Botanic Gardens, 7.9 miles from Portmarnock Golf Club and 6.6 miles from Dublin Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $335
St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin
Hyatt Centric The Liberties provides a restaurant, a bar, a fitness center, a shared lounge, a garden, air conditioning, free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, room service, currency exchange, flat-screen TVs and a daily breakfast buffet and full English/Irish breakfast. John Fallon’s “The Capstan Bar” (pub), Cathedral Cafe, Some Neck Guitars (guitar store), Two Pups (cafe), Liberty Kitchen (cafe), The Fourth Corner (pub), St Patrick’s Cathedral, Gallery Zozimus (art gallery), Ginger Cafe, Anti Social Bar Dublin (bar), Spitalfields (restaurant), Bakeology Treats (bakery), Jaynie’s Hair And Beauty (hair salon), Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Phoenix Cafe and more are within range.
You may find St Patrick’s Cathedral Dublin and Marsh’s Library 0.1 miles, Gallery Zozimus, Teeling Whiskey Distillery and Tivoli Theatre 0.2 miles, The Tailor’s Hall, Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, Dublinia & The Viking World, Christchurch Cathedral and Vicar Street 0.3 miles, Dublin Castle 0.4 miles, Button Factory 0.5 miles, Irish Whiskey Museum and Trinity College 0.7 miles, National Botanic Gardens 2.3 miles, Portmarnock Golf Club 8 miles and Dublin Airport 6.2 miles from this locale.
Approximate cost per night (king suite): $318
With spacious rooms, contemporary designs, fully-equipped kitchens, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, a 24-hour reception desk, self check-in and a 24-hour café bar, Staycity Aparthotels Dublin Castle is found near India Today (Indian restaurant), Kevin Kavanagh Dublin (art gallery), Rosie’s Cafe (deli), The Lord Edward (Irish pub), The Salon (hair salon), Jam Art Factory (art gallery), Adonis Flower Designers (florist), Bite of Life (coffee shop), Timepiece Antique Clocks, St. Patrick’s Park and more.
Chester Beatty Library, Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church, Dublin Castle and St Patrick’s Cathedral are 0.1 miles, Marsh’s Library is 0.2 miles, Button Factory is 0.3 miles, Temple Bar, Teeling Whiskey Distillery, Irish Whiskey Museum and The Little Museum of Dublin are 0.4 miles and Dublin Airport is 6 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night: $167
The Little Museum of Dublin
Providing pillow-top mattresses and duvets, marble bathrooms, bathrobes, slippers, lighted makeup mirrors, luxury bath products, free WiFi, LED flat-screen TVs, a restaurant, a bar, a health club and spa, a pool, thermal facilities, a dance studio and a gym, The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection is near The Horseshoe Bar, The Spa & Salon at The Shelbourne, No. 27 The Shelbourne Bar, The Saddle Room (Irish restaurant), Jonathan’s Barbershop, James Adams & Sons (auction house), Cleo LTD (clothing store), Cliff Townhouse Restaurant, Urchin (bar) and more.
You’ll find The Little Museum of Dublin, National Museum of Ireland, Department of the Taoiseach, Gallery 29 and St. Stephen’s Green 0.1 miles, Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square 0.3 miles, Trinity College 0.4 miles, Dublin Castle and Button Factory 0.5 miles and Dublin Airport 6.1 miles from this property.
Approximate cost per night (signature suite): $1,652
Cost per person (six people): $275
National Concert Hall Dublin
Conrad Dublin offers air conditioning, a restaurant, bright and spacious rooms, sleek wooden floors, oak panels, bespoke Irish artwork, Nespresso machines, a bar, 24-hour room service, a fitness center and a business center. The Coburg (brasserie), National Concert Hall, The Sugar Club (live music venue), Elite Nail Bar (nail salon), Gerards Deli, Meltdown (sandwich shop), Hartigans Pub, Emer’s Kitchen (cafe), St Stephen’s Green (park), UCD Newman House (historical place museum), Museum of Literature Ireland, Iveagh Gardens and more.
National Concert Hall Dublin is within feet, Iveagh Gardens is 0.1 miles, Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Hospital, Newman House, RHA School and Dublin Marathon are 0.2 miles, Merrion Square is 0.5 miles, River Liffey is 0.6 miles and Dublin Airport is 6.4 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (Conrad one-bedroom suite): $963
Cost per person (three people): $321
Formerly the Four Seasons Hotel, InterContinental Dublin has marble bathrooms, 2 acres of landscaped gardens, spacious rooms, elegant furnishings, a swimming pool, courtyard and city views, glass-walled showers, extra deep bathtubs, flat-screen TVs, bathrobes and a restaurant. You may find RDS Venue (convention center), Herbert Park, Baan Thai (restaurant), Paddy Cullen’s Pub, The Bridge 1859 (bar), Roly’s Bistro, Embassy Grill, Kites Restaurant, Al Boschetto Restaurant (Italian restaurant), The Nightmare Realm (amusement center) and more within range.
Ballsbridge Dublin is within feet, Herbert Park is 0.3 miles, Aviva Stadium is 0.6 miles, National Print Museum is 0.7 miles, St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Royal Hospital Donnybrook are 0.9 miles, Fitzwilliam Square is 1.2 miles, Merrion Square is 1.3 miles, Trinity College is 1.8 miles and Dublin Airport is 7 miles from this location.
Approximate cost per night (luxury suite): $694
Casino at Marino
Set in an 11th-century castle, Clontarf Castle Hotel has ancient architecture, 21-century facilities, an award-winning restaurant, luxurious bedrooms, air conditioning, LCD satellite TVs, free WiFi, a 24-hour room service menu, pillow-top mattresses, a restaurant, a bar, a lounge and a bus stop outside that provides regular services to city center. Old St John the Baptist Church, Clontarf Lawn Tennis Club, Clontarf Promenade (park), Beshoff Bros (fish and chips restaurant), Grainger’s Pebble Beach (pub), Nolan’s (supermarket), Casa Pasta (Italian restaurant), Harry Byrnes (Irish pub), Veda Beauty & Holistic Spa, Hasu Japanese & Thai (restaurant), Brams Cafe (Irish restaurant), West Wood Club (gym), Dublin City Motocross Track, Kinara (Pakistani restaurant), Fishbone Restaurant (seafood restaurant), Bay Restaurant (Modern European restaurant), Dollymount, Wooden Bridge, Crow’s Nest, Dollymount (hiking area), Dollymount Strand (beach), Happy Out (cafe), Royal Dublin Golf Club and more are nearby.
From this castle Clontarf Hospital is 0.3 miles, Bram Stoker’s Castle Dracula Experience and Casino at Marino are 0.9 miles, Dublin Ferry Port is 1 mile, St. Anne’s Park & Rose Gardens is 1.3 miles, EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is 2 miles, Lansdowne Road Train Station 2.3 miles, Trinity College is 2.6 miles and Dublin Airport is 4.6 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $284
Herbert Park Hotel features an award-winning restaurant, air conditioning, light colors, large windows, TVs, safes, hairdryers, a 24-hour room service menu, park views and a continental breakfast. Nearby you may see RDS (convention center), Paddy Cullen’s (pub), The Bridge (bar), Kites Chinese Restaurant, Roly’s Bistro, Maia Restaurant, Base Wood Fired Pizza, Baan Thai Restaurant, Mary Mac’s (pub), Sprout & Co. (salad shop), The French Paradox (wine shop), Sanuk (Thai restaurant) and more.
This location is 0.1 miles from Herbert Park, 0.4 miles from Lansdowne Road Train Station, 0.5 miles from Aviva Stadium and National Print Museum, 0.7 miles from Royal Hospital Donnybrook, 0.8 miles from Grand Canal Dock Dart Station and Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium, 0.9 miles from Origin Gallery and Clonskeagh Hospital, 1 mile from Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square, 1.3 miles from The Little Museum of Dublin, 1.6 miles from Trinity College, 1.8 miles from Temple Bar, 7.5 miles from Portmarnock Golf Club and 6.9 miles from Dublin Airport.
Approximate cost per night (penthouse suite): $748
University College Dublin
With 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a balcony, free WiFi, a garden, free private parking, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen and a washing machine, Donnybrook Castle is close to Elm Park Golf & Sports Club (golf club), Ashtons Gastro Pub (gastropub), The 105 cafe (cafe), Farmer Browns Clonskeagh Traditional Pub & Restaurant, The Dodder (park), Energia Park (stadium), Le comptoir cafe (restaurant), Arthur Mayne’s Donnybrook (bar), Black Pepper (Indian restaurant), Raw Gyms Donnybrook (gym), Mulberry Garden (Irish restaurant), Marco Pierre White Courtyard Bar & Grill (steak house), Saint Mary’s Lawn Tennis Club, Mima Coffee Company (cafe), Scoop Ranelagh (ice cream shop), R McSorley’s (pub), Layla’s Rooftop Restaurant, TriBeCa (restaurant), Mak (Chinese restaurant), Peperina Garden Bistro (restaurant), Cake Lab Bakery, The Best of Italy (Italian grocery store), Mother Reilly’s Bar & Restaurant and more.
UCD School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Systems and School of Computer Science and Informatics are 0.4 miles, Clonskeagh Hospital and University College Dublin are 0.5 miles, UCD Library is 0.6 miles, St. Vincent’s University Hospital is 0.7 miles, Irish School of Ecumenics and St. Vincent’s Private Hospital are 0.8 miles, Herbert Park is 0.9 miles, Royal Hospital Donnybrook is 1.1 miles, Dublin Zoo is 4.1 miles, Phoenix Park is 5 miles, Kilternan Ski Club is 9.3 miles, Great Sugar Loaf Mountain is 15.5 miles and Dublin Airport is 7.8 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night: $307
Cost per person (four people): $76
Smithfield Duplex Penthouse provides 2 bedrooms, a balcony with city views, a shared lounge, a terrace, free private parking, free WiFi, a flat-screen TV, a fully-equipped kitchen and a washing machine. Third Space Smithfield (cafe), Proper Order Coffee (coffee shop), Token (restaurant), Vegan Sandwich Co (vegan restaurant), Frank Ryan’s (bar), Viribus Crossfit (gym), Lift Training Studios (gym), Pattern Barber Shop, Waterfront Cafe, Urbanity (restaurant), Jameson Distillery Bow St. (distillery), Sparks Bistro, Skyview Tower (tourist attraction), Brown Bag Films (video production service), Light House Cinema (movie theater), My Meat Wagon (barbecue restaurant), Thundercut Alley (restaurant), Mudita Beauty Lounge (beauty salon), FUSE Smithfield (gym), Fish Shop (fish and chips restaurant), Wuff (bistro) and more and within range.
From this penthouse Smithfield is within feet, Jameson Distillery and Smithfield Chimney Viewing Tower are 0.1 miles, St. Michan’s Church is 0.2 miles, National Museum of Ireland is 0.3 miles, St Patrick’s Cathedral and Teeling Whiskey Distillery are 0.7 miles and Dublin Airport is 5.7 miles.
Approximate cost per night: $236
Cost per person (four people): $59
National Photographic Archive
The Merchant House has free WiFi, chocolates and complimentary refreshements upon arrival, large, stylish bathrooms, soundproof windows and express check-in/out. This guesthouse is close to Wantha Thai Massage, Irish Film Institute, IFI Café Bar, The Sugarist (hair removal service), Folkster (women’s clothing store), Meltdown (sandwich shop), The Port House Pintxo (tapas bar), Smokin Bones (restaurant), Bad Bobs Temple Bar (bar), The New Theatre, Temple Lane Studios (recording studio), The Irish Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum Experience, Rosa Madre (Italian restaurant), Il Vicoletto (Italian restaurant), FX Buckley Steakhouse Temple Bar, Montys Of Kathmandu (Nepalese restaurant), Melt Natural Healing Centre (acupuncture clinic) and more.
This 1720 building is within feet of Button Factory and National Photographic Archive, 0.1 miles from Temple Bar, Olympia Theatre, Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, The City Hall, Italian Quarter, Ha’penny Bridge and Irish Stock Exchange, 0.2 miles from Dublin Castle and Irish Whiskey Museum, 0.3 miles from Trinity College and Book of Kells, 0.4 miles from St Patrick’s Cathedral and The Little Museum of Dublin, 0.7 miles from Teeling Whiskey Distillery, 1.7 miles from Dublin Zoo, 2 miles from National Botanic Gardens, 2.7 miles from Phoenix Park, 7.5 miles from Portmarnock Golf Club and 5.8 miles from Dublin Airport.
Approximate cost per night: $227
Sea View D4 features free WiFi, free private parking, a seating area, bathrobes, slippers and a continental breakfast. In the area you’ll find Sandymount Beach, Sean Moore Park, Dublin Bay, Great South Wall (scenic spot), Poolbeg Lighthouse, CRUDO restaurant, O’Reilly’s of Sandymount (pub), Mulligans of Sandymount (bar), O’Briens (wine store), Strand Fare (gourmet grocery store), BuJo – Burger Joint, Aviva Stadium, The Merry Cobbler (gastropub), The Vintage Inn (pub), The Irishtown House (Irish pub), The Dublin Barber (barber shop), Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium and more.
Aviva Stadium is 0.4 miles, Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium is 0.6 miles, National Print Museum is 0.7 miles, Herbert Park is 0.8 miles, Grand Canal is 0.9 miles, 3Arena is 1 mile, Grand Canal Theater and Dublin Ferry Port are 1.1 miles, Poolberg Lighthouse is 1.5 miles, Temple Bar and Button Factory are 2 miles, Dublin Castle is 2.1 miles, Portmarnock Golf Club is 6.8 miles and Dublin Airport is 6.5 miles from this accommodation.
Approximate cost per night (deluxe family room): $753
Cost per person (five people): $150
Liberty Townhouses has free WiFi, fully-equipped kitchens, dining areas, living rooms, seating areas and Netflix accounts. Near here are St Catherine’s Church, The Lark Inn (pub), Catherine’s Cafe & Bakery (cafe), Lucky’s (bar), Misslibo (women’s clothing store), The Glamour Pit (beauty salon), Legit Coffee Co (coffee shop), Norton’s (produce market), Darren & Dave’s Fish & Poultry (fish store), Little Folk (dress store), Tom Kennedy’s Bar, John’s Bar & Haberdashery (bar), Thomas House (beer hall), John’s Lane Church, Vicar Street (live music venue), The Lab (restaurant), Bakers Irish Pub & Restaurant (Irish pub), Sloneczniki Food Store, NCAD Gallery (art gallery), Mannings Bakery, Copper Lane (coffee shop), Fades & Blades (barber shop), Arthur’s Jazz & Blues Pub (jazz club), The Liberty Belle (pub), Molloys Liquor Store Liberties, O’Reilly’s Auction Rooms (auction house), Drop Dead Twice (cocktail bar), Variety Jones (Irish restautant), Bounceback cafe, Craft&Co Barbershop., Old Dublin City Wall (historical landmark) and more.
National College of Art and Design and Vicar Street are 0.1 miles, Tivoli Theatre, St. Audoen’s Park and Gallery Zozimus are 0.2 miles, St. Audoen’s Church, Guinness Storehouse, The Tailor’s Hall and Teeling Whiskey Distillery are 0.3 miles, Dublinia & The Viking World and St Patrick’s Cathedral are 0.4 miles, Dublin Castle is 0.5 miles, Irish Whiskey Museum and Trinity College are 0.9 miles, Dublin Zoo is 1.3 miles, National Botanic Gardens is 2.1 miles and Dublin Airport is 6.1 miles from here.
Approximate cost per night (three-bedroom townhouse): $483
Cost per person (six people): $80
So there they are, hotels in Dublin that will help make for an outstanding experience. We hope you have found this information valuable and most importantly, the you enjoy your time in Ireland!