The Best Dublin Airport Hotels for a Good Night's Sleep Before You Fly

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If you're traveling to or from The Emerald Isle you'll likely pass through Dublin Airport, just a 30-minute drive from the center of the country's capital. Whether you need a convenient place to ward off jet lag when you land in Dublin or you have an early morning flight and want to be close to the runways, there are plenty of area accommodations to choose from.

Here's a peek at some of the best Dublin Airport hotels and bed-and-breakfasts with amenities ranging from complimentary cookies to access to a bowling alley.

Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport

Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport
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The Maldron Hotel Dublin Airport is practically inside the airport — you could walk there in just a few minutes. But if heading to your flight on foot is not for you, the hotel offers a complimentary 24-hour shuttle bus. Sample a full Irish breakfast at on-site Grain & Grill Restaurant or order continental breakfast in a to-go bag if you're in a hurry. The restaurant also serves dinner, and there's a Red Bean Roastery coffee shop offering sandwiches and sweet treats, too.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport

Radisson Blu Dublin Airport
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Just two minutes from the terminals (or 10 minutes on foot), Radisson Blu Hotel, Dublin Airport, is one of the closest options from room to your departure gate. The hotel offers a free, 24-hour airport shuttle and allows you to get your blood pumping before a long flight with complimentary access to the ALSAA Leisure Complex, with indoor and outdoor running tracks, 10-pin bowling, tennis courts, and hot tub, sauna, and steam rooms.

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport

Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport
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The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport offers a free, 24-hour shuttle as well as free parking for guests staying at this option just steps from the terminal. Each room has USB and universal plug sockets, ensuring you can charge all your devices before hopping on that long-haul flight (when TV binge sessions are a must). And to welcome the youngest travelers, this hotel passes out complimentary homemade cookies "prepared as a special welcome for the kids."

Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport

Bright airport hotel lobby with orange and beige chairs
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A complimentary 24-hour shuttle to the airport (about 10 minutes away) guarantees that the Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport is as convenient as possible. The 608-room high-rise hotel offers deluxe family rooms that can accommodate two adults and two children under age 12. Dine at The Italian Kitchen or relax at The Playwright Bar, which offers 47 different whiskeys.

Rose Cottage B&B

Rose Cottage B&B is just 10 minutes from the airport but feels like another world. The stone cottage appears as if out of a fairy tale, yet is outfitted with modern furnishings inside. Wide plank floors, soft colors, and in-room continental breakfast welcome guests. And with a smart TV with Netflix in each room, you won't have to give up your binge session. Note: This hotel is for adults only.

Premier Inn Hotel Dublin Airport

Blackout curtains at the Premier Inn Hotel Dublin Airport will help ensure you get a good night's sleep before a flight, and an available full breakfast — which includes eggs, bacon, and hash browns— can start the day on the right foot. This hotel, about 10 minutes from the airport, offers free parking as well as a shuttle service for a small fee each way starting at 4:15 a.m. and ending at 11 p.m.

Pebble Mill Bed and Breakfast

Take in one last Irish castle before you jet off at the charming Pebble Mill Guesthouse B&B, about 10 minutes from the airport and only five minutes from the medieval Malahide Castle. The castle has been around in some form since King Henry II gave the land and harbor to Richard Talbot in 1185. Explore the grounds and the interactive Fairy Trail (with fairy houses and other hidden treasures to find) before relaxing on the Pebble Mill Guesthouse B&B's four-acre property.

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