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Updated: May 19, 2022
Our Favorite Dublin Hotels
• 5-star Hotel: Merrion
• 4-star Hotel: The Alex
• 3-star Hotel: Fleet
• For Couples Hotel: Wilder
• For Families: InterContinental
• Best Pool: InterContinental
• Near Airport: Radisson BLU
• Temple Bar: Morgan
• Trinity College: Westin
Dublin Hotels – Tips & Advice
- Booking.com – the best site for booking Dublin hotels.
- Best Luxury Hotels in Dublin:
Shelbourne • Merrion • Fitzwilliam
- Best Boutique Hotels in Dublin:
Wilder • Mont • Clarence
- Best Cheap Hotels in Dublin:
Fleet • Schoolhouse • McGettigans Townhouse • Generator
- Best Hotels for Families in Dublin:
InterContinental • Westin
- Where to Stay in Dublin: St Stephen’s Green or Merrion Square are the best neighborhoods to stay for first time visitors to Dublin. Both areas are an easy walk to Temple Bar (for nightlife) and the top sights of central Dublin.
The 14 Best Hotels in Dublin
1. Merrion – Merrion Square
Hotel Phone: +353 1 603 0600
Gorgeous five-star Georgian hotel with manicured gardens, a two Michelin-starred restaurant, stunning indoor infinity pool, and exceptional service. The historic rooms and suites in the Main House have been fully restored to beautiful 18th-century glory; those in the Garden Wing offer a blend of traditional and contemporary style. The full-service Merrion Spa offers everything from massage and beauty treatments to hairstyling and personal training. Excellent location between Merrion Square Park and St. Stephen’s Green, near Trinity College and the National Gallery.
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2. Fitzwilliam – St Stephen’s Green
Hotel Phone: +353 1 478 7000
Overlooking St. Stephen’s Green, The Fitzwilliam hotel is the epitome of modern elegance. The vibe here is comfortably plush, yet unstuffy, with friendly staff and family-friendly amenities. Rooms are cozy, but artfully-appointed; all have bathtubs and flat-screen TVs. Along with a 24-hour fitness center, there’s an excellent in-house bar, and the renowned Glovers Alley restaurant is just next door. Trinity College and Temple Bar are a five-minute walk away.
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3. Shelbourne – St Stephen’s Green
Hotel Phone: +353 1 663 4500
Centrally-located historic landmark hotel. Rooms and suites are richly-appointed and traditionally-dressed, featuring marble bathrooms with soaking tubs. In-house dining options at the five-star Shelbourne include a fine-dining restaurant, three beautifully-distinct bars, a courtyard terrace, and an elegant lounge for afternoon tea. The Shelbourne also has an excellent fitness center, salon, and wellness spa with indoor swimming pool. Located on the northeast corner of St. Stephen’s Green.
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4. Clarence – Temple Bar
Hotel Phone: +353 1 407 0800
Fun and colorful boutique hotel overlooking the Liffey. Rooms feature hardwood floors and super king-sized beds and range from cozy doubles to spacious river-view suites, including a two-bedroom family option that sleeps four. There’s an excellent bar on site, and the hotel is well-situated amid Dublin’s best restaurants and nightlife.
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5. Wilder – St Stephen’s Green
Hotel Phone: +353 1 969 6598
Elegant boutique hotel set in a historic brick townhouse row. Each comfortable guest room or suite has a luxury en-suite bathroom with walk-in rainforest shower; suites add bathtubs and feature original period details like high ceilings, herringbone wood floors, and fireplaces. Styling is a tastefully eclectic blend of vintage and modern. While there’s no full restaurant on site, the Wilder has a great in-house gin and tea room and offers light bites and a wonderful daily breakfast in their charming Garden Room. Located on a tree-lined street near St. Stephen’s Green.
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6. Mont – Merrion Square
Hotel Phone: +353 1 607 3800
Modern boutique hotel located steps from Merrion Square, near Trinity College. Rooms are done in a cozy and colorful industrial style, with comfy beds and rainfall showers; higher room classes gain oversized windows and Nespresso machines. Pet-friendly rooms are available, with furry guests warmly welcomed by the house bulldog, Monty. There’s a 24-hour fitness center and Italian restaurant on site; premium beers, gin, and whiskeys are served in the cozy sports bar.
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7. Westbury – St Stephen’s Green
Hotel Phone: +353 1 679 1122
Luxury family-friendly five-star hotel with posh contemporary styling and a superb staff. Amenities include two fantastic restaurants, an elegant cocktail bar, and afternoon tea on site; as well as luxe extras like 24-hour room service, valet parking, and chauffeur service. Rooms and suites are well-appointed and done in an unstuffy, minimalistic style; the amazing Presidential Suite comprises its own private wing of the hotel, with private bar, dining area, lounge, and black marble bathroom. Great central Grafton Street location between Trinity College and St Stephen’s Green.
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8. Alex – Merrion Square
Hotel Phone: +353 1 607 3700
Comfortable four-star boutique hotel with in-house restaurant and café. Rooms are dressed in an art-forward “new Deco” style, with luxe design features and a lush and subdued pallette. Guests at The Alex enjoy access to the 24-hour fitness center two minutes away at their sister property, The Mont. Centrally located near the National Gallery, Trinity College, and Grafton Street shopping.
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9. Morgan – Temple Bar
Hotel Phone: +353 1 643 7000
Great Temple Bar hotel with friendly, helpful staff. Bright and airy rooms and suites have luxury linens, marble-topped desks, Smart TVs, and spacious bathroom with monsoon showerheads. Their in-house restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as cocktails and afternoon tea. Concierge service is available around the clock. Well-located in the heart of Dublin’s restaurant and bar scene.
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10. InterContinental – Ballsbridge
Hotel Phone: +353 1 665 4000
Formerly the Four Seasons Dublin, the InterContinental is a luxury five-star property set amid two acres of manicured gardens. Elegant guest rooms feature traditional design and furnishings, and range from plush doubles to spacious family rooms to amazingly decadent suites. Fantastic dining options and full-treatment spa are on site, along with a 14m indoor heated pool. Located in tony Ballsbridge, a 10-minute drive from central Dublin.
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11. Dylan – Ballsbridge
Hotel Phone: +353 1 660 3000
Opulent five-star boutique hotel on a quiet, tree-lined street. Family and pet-friendly, the Dylan has multuple dining and drinking options, including an excellent afternoon tea. Rooms are spacious and well-styled, with high-tech features and upmarket amenities. Located just south of the Grand Canal, a 15-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Green.
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12. Brooks – St Stephen’s Green
Hotel Phone: +353 1 670 4000
Excellent four-star boutique hotel with elegant dining, in-house whisky bar, and wood-panelled lounge. Guest rooms and suites are tastefully appointed, and there’s a fitness suite and sauna for guest use. The hotel’s private screening room is available for movie viewing with advance arrangement. Great central location for exploring all of Dublin’s top sights.
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13. Mespil – Ballsbridge
Hotel Phone: +353 1 488 4600
Contemporary and family-friendly four-star hotel on the Grand Canal. The comfortable guest rooms and suites have high-quality bedding and great showers, and feature great extras like in-room espresso machines. There’s an in-house restaurant, lounge, and fitness center, too. Great location for exploring Dublin or catching a match at Aviva Stadium.
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14. Morrison – Northside
Hotel Phone: +353 1 887 2400
Sleek and stylish accommodation on the River Liffey. Rooms are dressed in a modern style, many feature a musical theme with Irish song lyrics displayed on the wall. There’s an on-site fitness center, grill, cocktail bar, and four kinds of afternoon tea service are offered – from “Fancy Pants” to “Wheat-Free.” Fantastic location, just across the Millennium Bridge from the lively Temple Bar neighborhood.
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