Hotels in Dublin
Any list of the best hotels in Dublin will include some familiar names from international brands, like the Four Seasons and Conrad, but you'll also find many unique properties that are not part of larger hotel groups. The city's moneyed elite and its fashionable set can both be found in the bar and restaurant at the Dylan, located in the swanky D4 area it offers a peaceful getaway, but is just a 10-minute drive from the city center. Travelers will find velvet armchairs, elaborate gilt mirrors, and silk drapes in all of the 44 guest rooms. The first-floor bar is a great place to meet other travelers. The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin in the elegant Ballsbridge neighborhood has spacious and perfectly decorated rooms with views over the property's landscaped grounds.
Whichever hotels in Dublin you choose, you'll soon discover that there is no cookie-cutter approach to hospitality here. Instead all offer unique experiences and gracious welcomes. Families will especially appreciate the extra steps that hotels in Dublin take to make sure guests feel like welcome members of the hosts' families.
It may be something of an eyesore from the outside (with a hospitalesque brick building that was panned by architecture critics when it opened in 2001), but the characteristically luxurious Four Seasons property has some of the largest and best-appointed guest rooms in town.
Part Georgian town house, part groovy seventies crash pad, it's a secluded yet popular 20-room boutique B&B just off St. Stephen's Green. An ivy-clad door at the end of an alley opens onto a mirrored reception desk and sunken lounge.
Occupying a cluster of four stately Georgian houses, which overlook formal landscaped gardens, this property set right across the street from the city’s government offices was carefully restored in the late 1990s to its 18th-century splendor.
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.
Glass-and-brick business-friendly hotel with contemporary furnishings and stunning city views from the top floors, near St. Stephen's Green and the National Concert Hall.
Standing outside on orderly Dawson Street, you’d never imagine the Indo-Asian fantasy that lies behind the door of this Georgian manse. The property is flamboyantly chic, its 37 rooms adorned with Balinese wall screens, teak furniture, potted palms, gold moldings, and mirrors.
Epitomizing the “new Dublin chic,” this stylish, designy boutique property is a favorite among the city’s fashionistas. Tucked away on a quiet cul-de-sac in the swanky D4 area, the hotel enjoys a peaceful location—although just a 10-minute drive from the center of town.
The hotel's owners include Bono and The Edge of the band U2. This Arts and Crafts hotel was restored by the singer and the guitarist and reopened in 1992.
If you’d rather feel like a local than a visitor, this self-catered Georgian townhouse on a Temple Bar side street may be just the ticket.
Located in Dublin’s city center, the Westbury Hotel is located just off Grafton Street, next door to the high-end Westbury Mall, and close to Trinity College and Temple Bar. A grand staircase leads to the lobby, which is decorated with marble floors and antique furnishings.
One of the Landmark Trust’s unique collection of antique properties, this 1792 converted coachman’s house is situated above a working stable, still in use by the city’s mounted police corps. Originally part of an adjacent townhouse property (No.
Remodeled in 2005, this Edwardian-era mansion is part of the Halpin brand, which showcases traditional Irish hotels.
Located on the quiet stretch of Golden Lane between St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Temple Bar, the new Radisson Blu Royal is perfect for design-forward business travelers.
Part of the Halpin brand, this boutique property is located in the wealthy neighborhood of Ballsbridge. Manicured gardens and cricket grounds surround the mansion-like brick building, while inside guests will find four-poster beds, antique furniture, and in-room whirlpool bathtubs.