The 7 Best Hotels in Dublin (Updated 2024)

The famous and towering St. Patrick's Cathedral in sunny Dublin, Ireland
Posted: 03/01/2024 | March 1, 2024

Dublin is an atmospheric, literary city. It is a great city for history buffs and book lovers as it is home to many authors and poets. Here you will find castles, quaint pubs and countless opportunities to experience live music.

Dublin is fairly compact, making all the sights, activities and walking tours easy to access. You can get practically everywhere on foot.

Therefore, when thinking about a hotel, you shouldn’t worry too much about the location (unless it is far from the center). The city’s tram system also makes getting around easier.

Here is my list of the best hotels in Dublin:

1. Harcourt Hotel

Large, comfortable beds at the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin, IrelandLarge, comfortable beds at the Harcourt Hotel in Dublin, Ireland
Located in the city centre, this three-star hotel is housed in a row of historic 18th-century Georgian townhouses, one of which was once the home of famous writer George Bernard Shaw. There is an on-site bar that regularly plays live music, as well as a restaurant and a beer garden. While the rooms aren’t huge, they have nice touches of color that brighten the space, plenty of natural light, and wood accents. The beds are comfortable and each room has a flat-screen TV, a desk and free WiFi. Although the bathrooms are a bit smaller, the water pressure is great (a big plus in my opinion). There is also a breakfast included in the price.

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2. Clarence Hotel

A cool bar with funky art and chairs in the Clarence Hotel in Dublin, IrelandA cool bar with funky art and chairs in the Clarence Hotel in Dublin, Ireland
Located in the lively Temple Bar district, this hotel was purchased by U2’s Bono and the Edge in 1992. A few years later, it was completely renovated and is considered one of the coolest places to stay in the city (although it is no longer owned by). The duo). The boutique four-star hotel features an artistic, quirky design with lots of colorful artwork and wallpaper. Designed by Irish artisans, the rooms feature stylish, custom furnishings such as white oak floors, colorful and sophisticated headboards and unique artwork on the walls. Bathrooms have powerful rainfall showerheads as well as limestone floors and tiled walls. In-room amenities include standard amenities (flat screen televisions, desks, minibars, coffee/tea makers, desks).

On the ground floor there is a luxury cocktail bar and a fantastic restaurant serving fine Irish cuisine, including daily breakfast and bottomless brunch on Sundays.

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3. Maldron Hotel Kevin Street

A large and airy double room in beautiful Dublin, IrelandA large and airy double room in beautiful Dublin, Ireland
Overlooking St Patrick’s Cathedral, the Maldron is a cozy accommodation just on the edge of the Portobello district. It is an elegant four-star hotel with a simple, minimalist design. The rooms are large, have lots of natural light and the beds are large and comfortable. You’ll also get flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, desks, and free WiFi. The bathrooms are spacious and have showers with good water pressure. I love the breakfast buffet, which offers lots of variety and lots of fresh fruit. It’s a great place to stay if you want a central location.

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4. The Dean

A cozy blue hotel room with lots of natural light at The Dean Hotel in Dublin, IrelandA cozy blue hotel room with lots of natural light at The Dean Hotel in Dublin, Ireland
This is a hip and funky boutique hotel. The rooms are not huge, but are bright and uniquely decorated with colorful furniture and artwork on the walls. All rooms feature flat-screen Smart TVs (with streaming services), minibars, Nespresso machines, work desks, and free WiFi. The white-tiled bathrooms are equipped with powerful rainfall showers, Bluetooth speakers and luxury bath products.

I also love the relaxed rooftop bar/restaurant with city views. There is also a sauna and a heated outdoor pool. Overall, you really get a lot on offer here given the amenities and central location.

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5. The Alex

A small, minimalist hotel room at The Alex Hotel in Dublin, IrelandA small, minimalist hotel room at The Alex Hotel in Dublin, Ireland
Just south of the Docklands, this is a comfortable and stylish four star hotel. Rooms here are elegant with rich, deep colors and elegant design elements (like artwork and wooden desks). The beds are large and comfortable, and the rooms also have large smart TVs, desks, and fast WiFi. While standard rooms do not have coffee/tea makers, there is an on-site cafe where you can have a drink. I particularly liked the rain showers as they had great pressure.

The staff here really do their best to help and keep everything clean (the facility is always spotless). The hotel also features a fitness center and some excellent on-site restaurants. The breakfast buffet (which can be included in your stay) also offers plenty of options.

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6. The Spencer Hotel

A huge apartment hotel room with a large bed and lots of space at The Spencer Hotel in Dublin, IrelandA huge apartment hotel room with a large bed and lots of space at The Spencer Hotel in Dublin, Ireland
This four-star hotel overlooking the river offers a range of high-quality amenities, including an indoor pool, a fitness center, a cocktail bar and a cozy restaurant. Breakfast is also great with a wide variety (including vegetable options). If you are traveling by car, there is secure parking on site (which is not common in Dublin).

The rooms are spacious and minimalistic in soft pastel tones. They also have plenty of natural light thanks to the floor-to-ceiling windows. Bathrooms are also large and feature shower/tub combinations and complimentary Rituals bath products. Rooms also include a mini-fridge and a coffee/tea maker. This is a stylish property that offers excellent value for money.

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7. The Hendrick Smithfield

Bunk beds in a cozy hotel room at The Hendrick in Dublin, IrelandBunk beds in a cozy hotel room at The Hendrick in Dublin, Ireland
This fun and quirky three-star hotel is decorated with artwork from local artists. The rooms aren’t huge, but they make good use of space and have all the usual amenities, including flat-screen TVs, coffee/tea makers, desks, and Wi-Fi. Some rooms even have bunk beds, making them a good choice for traveling families. The bathrooms are well lit and the showers have good water pressure. If you get thirsty, there’s an on-site bar with over a dozen beers on tap. The Hendrick is a solid mid-range option in Smithfield, a less touristy and hip part of the city with great pubs and cool cafes.

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I always love visiting Dublin. Packed with cozy pubs, world-class whiskey and home to an impressive literary history, Dublin is a city with character and one of my favorite places in Europe. Stay in one of the above hotels to enhance your visit.

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