4.1 out of 5

"The staff Ashok, Saulo n Jordan at the hotel Academy Plaza were very curtious from the 9 days we staidJuly 4-11,2018. Excellent customer service. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 14 Jul 2018

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Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Gate Theatre

Heart of Dublin

Your stay at this City Centre Dublin hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of O'Connell Street and Abbey Theatre. Gate Theatre and Dublin Writers Museum are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Renovated in 2017

This hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a fitness center. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the business center and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking, a coffee shop, and a computer station are also offered.

Soaking tubs, free WiFi

Boasting deep soaking bathtubs, the 304 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and LCD TVs. Room service, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers are also available.

Basic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$68 per night

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Academy Plaza Hotel ratings based on 19 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Academy Plaza Hotel

Everyone (18) Couples (1)
5 out of 5
In town easy walk to central Dublin great staff good food with a full bar. Will definitely stay here again.

Posted by on Oct 23, 2018

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4 out of 5

The hotel was close to all the sightseeing, etc.

The staff Ashok, Saulo n Jordan at the hotel Academy Plaza were very curtious from the 9 days we staidJuly 4-11,2018. Excellent customer service.

Posted by , from NY on Jul 14, 2018

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4 out of 5

Great downtown location - lovely hotel

Pros: Location, staff, restaurant, comfort
Location: Everything --- restaurants, pubs, walking distance to the Liffey, to Trinity College, Temple Bar, shopping, museums, buses, taxi stand.
Staff could not have been more accommodating, especially a young woman named Kelsey who expertly answered all my queries about buses, how to get to the airport, and more. She explained the airport departure system to me--one goes through US Immigration in Dublin. She provided several helpful tips about the location of the coffeeshops and so on.

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017

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5 out of 5

Location, location, location!

While this hotel is not a five star in terms of a grand lobby or extra amenities the Academy Plaza was 5-star in meeting our needs on our first trip to Dublin. We were interested in sightseeing on the Hop-on Hop-off buses and day trips out of Dublin and the hotels location on a quiet street just off busy O'Connell Street was perfect. It is a block away from the tour buses and the reasonably priced Airlink bus to and from the airport. There are also excellent pubs within a block or two. The staff was very friendly and helpful, the rooms clean and the beds good. Some reviews have mentioned the small size of the rooms, but our room was not small by European standards and we were not there to spend time in the room anyway! We enjoyed the breakfast in the dining room and had a nice take out one evening. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice place at a moderate price.

Posted by , from Cameron, SC on Nov 12, 2016

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4 out of 5

Very nice

Pros: The hotel was very nice and clean. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The restaurant and pub were nice, and the food was very good.
Cons: My room was very clean but small. I requested a single bed so I received a small room with a tiny shower. My friend got a room with two beds and he had a large bathroom with a tub and shower. I am not complaining. The choice was mine but if I had known that the bathroom / shower would be so small I would have spent a few extra dollars for a bigger room. I have seen 5th wheel trailers with bigger bathrooms. The shower was literally the size of a phone booth.
Location: Location was awesome. Right in the city center. Dozens and dozens of restaurants and pubs to choose from. Everything within walking distance.

Posted by , from North Maine on Oct 22, 2016

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2 out of 5

A big disappointment

The room was very, very tiny. The double bed nearly filled all of the space. The bath/shower was very difficult to get into and its floor was slippery. The handicapped bar was mounted very low and useless for a shower user. If you are a tourist, stay on the other side of the river where most of the interesting attractions are.

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

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3 out of 5

Expensive night for a very small room

Although overall the hotel was very nice, our room was tiny and for the cost a disappointment.

Posted by , from New Hampshire on Jul 11, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel close to everything!

This hotel boasts a great staff, very helpful! The hotel is close enough to walk to many attractions. We loved our stay here.

Posted by , from Missouri on Jun 3, 2016

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5 out of 5

Great value for money

Pros: Price, service, breakfast, cleanliness
Cons: Temperature control in the guest rooms.
Location: In city center just off O'Connell St.
I highly recommend this hotel it is a great value for the money. We opted for the breakfast, and there was a great selection of freshly prepared items. The baked goods were wonderful! My party consisted of myself (age 47) and my Mom (age 69). We are early risers and consequently go to bed early (by 10pm). There is a nightclub next door to the hotel with an outdoor patio featuring live music and a large LED screen. We checked in on a Saturday and we we came in at 8pm there was a large crowd outside enjoying the live band. It was incredibly loud, even with the window closed. In addition there was no way to run the fan in the room to alleviate the stuffiness. We complained to the front desk and after three phone calls we were moved to a new (larger!) room on the other side of the building. So if you plan to retire early, be wary of the nightclub next door!

Posted by , from Queens, NY on May 12, 2016

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4 out of 5

Hot Convenient Dublin hotel

Pros: Value for money, great for airport transport, stores, cafes etc close by.
Cons: Lighting in room and bathroom.
Location: Actual location is not great at night. A fast 20 minute walk to Grafton Street.
Hotel is good value. It is a 20 minute fast walk to city center. Airport coach stops right outside hotel which is great. Amenities are pretty basic but for the price it's great. Lighting is not great in the bedroom for reading or bathroom for putting on make up etc.

Posted by , from burlingame,ca on Dec 29, 2015

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. There's an onsite business center. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness center, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Academy Plaza Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Academy Plaza Hotel was completed in February 2017. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Dublin hotel.

  • 304 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • Built in 1999
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference center
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (11.1 km / 6.9 mi)
  • Train station: Dublin Connolly Station (1.1 km / 0.7 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Academy Plaza Hotel offers 304 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Dublin hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Oscars Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast only. Open daily.

Plaza Bar & Grill - This bistro specializes in local cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

All reservations must be guaranteed by a valid debit or credit card. The Hotel reserves the right to check the validity of any card used to guarantee a booking by performing a pre-authorisation. Debit cards maybe charged a small refundable amount to check validity. If required, this is typically completed within 14 days of the date of booking or within 14 days prior to arrival.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 15 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 12,50 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 12.50 per day
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Academy Plaza Dublin
  • Academy Plaza
  • Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.