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The Shelbourne Dublin, a Renaissance Hotel

The Shelbourne in Dublin, Ireland

Photo: Courtesy of The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel

27 St. Stephen's Green
Dublin, Ireland
TEL: (800) 228-9290
TEL: 353-1-663-4500
The Shelbourne, Dublin’s most famous historic hotel, is where Ireland’s founding fathers first drafted the country’s constitution, in 1922. These days, the 1824 Georgian building—located across the street from the verdant gardens and meandering walking paths of St. Stephen’s Green—still has the refined elegance befitting such a grande dame, even after it underwent a $100 million renovation in 2007. The 262 rooms range from cozy (194-square-foot standard queens) to cavernous (a 1,530-square-foot suite), and all are decked out in plush period style, with brocade and silk fabrics, dark-wood antique furnishings, and spacious marble baths (those in the older wing have higher ceilings). Among the swanky common areas: a formal tearoom (make reservations in advance for high tea); two wood-paneled bars (both popular with Irish Parliament members); and the gold-upholstered Saddle Room restaurant and oyster bar.

Room to Book:

For a splurge, request the Princess Grace Suite—the star’s favorite room still lives up to royal standards.

Insider Tip:

Keen to research your family's Irish roots? Save an afternoon for a meeting with the hotel's Genealogy Butler.


Open / Closes
  • Adjoining Rooms
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Babysitting
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Family Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Golf
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Historic
  • Horseback Riding
  • Laundry Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Maid Service
  • Parking Available
  • Parking Fee
  • Pet Friendly
  • Room Service
  • Turndown
  • Tennis
  • Valet Parking
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms: 243

Number of Suites: 19

Number of Restaurants: 2

Number of Bars: 2

Year Opened: 1824



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