When you imagine spending time in fair Ireland, a few images come to mind. You’ll explore cobblestone streets, you think, and nestle yourself into the corner of a neighborhood pub. With a pint of dark beer in hand, you’ll pen a few limericks or contemplate where to get the best boxty. Ah-ha, you’ll think “One of these fine locals will tell me where to go for that.” And you’re right.
Dublin isn’t all shamrocks, but these tokens of good luck will certainly put cartoon hearts in your eyes when you come upon them. And you know what happens when Irish eyes are smiling—angels singing and bright sunshine all around. But Dublin’s appeal is not limited to signs of good fortune. The city is medieval castles and gothic churches; pints of Guinness and warm Jameson; and filled with people so warm you won’t want to leave their company. Yes, the Emerald Isle’s capital will take your breath away. Book one of our Dublin hotels today, and your Irish adventure begins now.
Where to Stay in Dublin
You want to get the full Dublin experience. Wise wandering means dancing in Temple Bar by night and lounging in St. Stephen’s Green by day. You’ll visit the Dublin Writers Museum in the afternoon and dream in poetry all night long. And when you’re laying your head at one of the best places to stay in Dublin, sleep deeply you will. These accommodations put you near some of your favorite Irish attractions.
- Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel: You’re just a short walk from the Temple Bar District when you stay at this hotel, but thanks to your double-paned windows you won’t notice any noise. Wake up in your comfy room and grab breakfast downstairs, then walk a few blocks to the Ilac Shopping center and other central Dublin attractions.
- The Westbury Hotel: Elegance is your personal brand, and The Westbury feels like a home away from home. Sleek décor and an in-room fireplace are just the beginning. The hotel also offers a splendid afternoon tea and swanky restaurant. When you’re ready to venture from this paradise, you’re just a few minutes’ walk from Trinity College and Grafton Street.
- Ashling Hotel Dublin: Luxury must be the Ashling Hotel’s middle name, you’ll think, as you enter the 4-star accommodation’s lobby. And you’re probably right. It has certainly earned a name for itself as one of the top high-end hotels in Dublin, at the very least. Rent a room in Dublin here, and you’re near the Dublin Zoo and a 15-minute walk from the Guinness Storehouse.
- The Westin Dublin: It’s only the crème de la crème for you, so you’ll fit right in at The Westin. Sip tea in the Atrium Lounge, basking in the natural light passing through the glass roof. Overlook Westmoreland Street while you dine in a modern restaurant with art deco accents, and then retire to your spacious room. You’re conveniently near Trinity College and Abbey Theater, so exploration is never hard.
In the land of Guinness, you’ll never have a hard time finding a pint. Sit down and order something on tap at The Oval Bar, a Dublin mainstay, pleasing patrons since 1820 on Middle Abbey Street. The Temple Bar area is always hopping after dark; it’s a fine place to observe Dubliners in their natural habitat and assimilate yourself to local culture. You’ll never be bored when you stay in Dublin’s city center, this much you know to be true.
You wander wisely, so you’re saving a stash of money for your visits to Dublin’s best landmarks. Dublin Castle, the Guinness Storehouse, and the Museum of Natural History will all make for fine additions to your itinerary indeed. Thank goodness cheap hotels near Dublin come to the rescue. When you book one of our hotels and get a steal of a deal, you can afford to play in The Dubs to your heart’s content. The only thing you’ll be doing at St. Patrick’s Cathedral is admiring the architecture—not repenting an overspend on your accommodations.