Dublin hotels: Great options for both big and small budgets

Dublin is highly known for its history, literary accomplishments, and welcoming locals who pride themselves on their Irish friendliness. But did you know that Dublin is becoming a hotel powerhouse? Listed below are 10 excellent lodging options for every traveler's budget:


The Westbury

This historic hotel is conveniently located just off Grafton Street, Dublin's main shopping district. The Westbury's traditional ambiance has been revitalised by renovations early this decade; modern décor flourishes adopt a cool, rich look with Asian and Western influences. Each of the more than 200 guestrooms at The Westbury features custom-designed furnishings, Lissadell linens, Sealy mattresses, Aromatherapy Associates products, and Nespresso coffee makers. The on-site Marble Bar boasts a wonderful range of sparkling and Irish whiskies, despite being more contemporary than its name would imply. One of the few locations in Dublin where one may still enjoy a traditional afternoon tea is The Westbury.


With its shining white marble interior and exquisitely preserved Georgian elements, The Merrion exudes elegance. The 123 guestrooms of the hotel are spacious and light, and they are exquisitely furnished with antiques and neutral-colored Irish fabrics. The Garden Wing's standard rooms and the penthouse offer all the normal comforts as well as upscale features like Italian marble baths and luxurious bathrobes. A series of bars and drawing rooms give opulent areas in which to unwind while sipping tea or a pint of the Black Stuff. The on-site Tethra Spa offers an infinity pool, a steam room, and a treatment menu.

The Dylan

The Dylan, one of Dublin's trendiest boutique hotels and a favourite hangout for social media moguls and pop stars, is swank with imaginative Asian-inspired decor that deviates from minimalism with tasteful bursts of rich colour and detailing. Think imaginative headboards, elaborate mirrors, and fresh orchids. The Dylan is a true boutique hotel with just 44 rooms, all of which include "seventh heaven" foam beds, Mark Buxton products, and iPods that have a walking tour of Dublin downloaded on them. The stylish restaurant and cocktail bar downstairs both feature menus made with local, fresh Irish ingredients.

The Marker Hotel

A significant component of the Marker experience is the rooftop. On Saturdays throughout the sunny summer months, in addition to the usual dining and drinking options with stunning views of the Dublin docklands, you can also do yoga on the roof. The Marker is situated 2.2 kilometres (1.3 miles) from St. Stephen's Green, halfway between the Liffey and Dublin's Grand Canal.Floor to ceiling windows provide lots of natural light in the rooms. The rooms were given a clean style by Irish designers who used modern furniture. Luxurious white and black marble is used to finish bathrooms. Additionally, The Marker has a number of spa packages, including "Stay Sunday, Spa Monday" and "FriDate."

Shelbourne Hotel

From its red-brick Victorian facade to its opulent, time-honored interior, this Marriott hotel establishes a resolutely elegant tone. It boasts amenities including an indoor pool, fitness centre, salon, and full-service spa that you would anticipate from a five-star hotel. The interior design of the rooms is traditional Irish charm. You are only a few steps away from some of Dublin's most popular sites thanks to the location, which is directly on St. Stephen's Green. In addition, the Shelbourne's Saddle Room restaurant, a Dublin favourite known for its steaks and excellent seafood, including an oyster bar, is close by and offers a variety of fantastic eating alternatives. Additionally, afternoon tea is served in the Lord Mayor's Room. Its most peculiar aspect may be a "genealogy butler" who helps those with Irish ancestry locate their family tree.


The Clarence

This riverfront hotel, which is co-owned by Bono and The Edge of U2, is all class with its bright oak woods and chocolate leathers. There are 50 rooms and suites there, many of which have River Liffey views. The Clarence is a boutique hotel, yet it lacks the ostentation that distinguishes many designer hotels. The furniture are handcrafted by Irish artists, and the colours are subtle and traditional. The Octagon Bar, where its rock star owners originally fell in love with the hotel and made the decision to purchase it in 1992, and the hotel's matching octagonal glass dome are other features of The Clarence. When in Dublin, there are rumours that they occasionally come here to drink.

The Dean Dublin

The Dean's exterior has traditional Georgian charm in brick and was first unveiled in 2014. Inside, you'll discover chic boutique designs with a 21st-century sensibility that feature dark tones and lovely splashes of colour. With accommodations labelled as "mod pod," "punk bunk," and "Hi Fi," there is unmistakable marketing to the hipster crowd (the options certainly help with budgeting). Additionally, the hotel's facilities reflect that hipster ethos, including rainforest showers, a Nespresso machine, and even vintage record players for guests bringing their vinyl collections on the road. The well-known rooftop bar and restaurant is called Sophie's. St. Stephen's Green, in the centre of the city, may be reached by taking a short stroll from The Dean.

Ariel House

Look into the Ariel House if you prefer a more tranquil setting a little bit outside of the festivity of central Dublin. It is located in Ballsbridge, an area with broad, tree-lined streets. St. Stephen's Green is only 2.5 kilometres (1.6 miles) from the hotel, making it a straightforward stroll or ride to get back to the action. You will be located near the embassies of Italy, the Czech Republic, and the United States. Three buildings that make up the hotel still have the elegance of the Victorian era. The breakfast, which emphasises local, fresh products, is a major feature. Pancakes, smoked salmon, poached eggs, and homemade granola are all available.

Jacobs Inn

Consider staying at this hostel, which is close to the Liffey and around 1.7 kilometres (1 mile) from St. Stephens Green, if you're trying to see Dublin on a tight budget. An excellent place to meet other travellers is a hostel. With a social room that features a pool table, Foosball, board games, and other amenities, Jacobs Inn makes this possible. The interior of the Jacobs Inn is decorated in bright, clean primary colours. The bunk beds in its hostel rooms may accommodate six to twelve other travellers. The hostel also features brand-new pods that let you sleep in confined yet rather opulent spaces. They have rooms that offer a little more privacy for groups of four or fewer. A simple breakfast – all you wish to eat – is included in the price.

Harding Hotel

On Fishamble Lane, the Harding Hotel is cosy and welcoming. In 1742, Handel's "Messiah" had its world premiere here. More precisely, it is situated across from Christchurch Cathedral, which can be seen from some of the rooms, and is close to all of Dublin's major attractions. The Harding is a prime example of the Irish phrase "cheap and cheerful." The modestly sized, simple rooms are cleanly maintained, have contemporary furniture, and have nice beds. Free Wi-Fi is also provided in the rooms.