Best Hotels in Dublin, Ireland

Here you'll find a list of the best hotels in Dublin which have been recommended by critics from The New York Times, The Guardian, Lonely Planet and many more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews. The ratings you see here combines aggregate from several platforms and is always higher than 4 out of 5 stars.
Dublin is the capital and the largest city of Ireland. Dublin is a global city with a ranking of alpha which suggests that it is among the top thirty cities in the world. Dublin is a major historical and contemporary center for sectors such as arts, administration, economy, education and even industry.
Dublin is famous for its significant literary history that includes some of the most influential, prominent and renowned writers in the world. The city has also been the location for notable works of literature which makes the city even more popular. The city has a number of big libraries and literary museum, which make for good tourist attraction such as the National Print Museum of Ireland and the National Library of Ireland. For its influence in literature, the city was recognized by UNESCO as a City of Literature in the year 2010.
The city also has some well-known theatres which include Gaiety, Olympia and Grand Canal. Dublin has a vibrant nightlife that makes it even more attractive to visitors throughout the year. There are several pubs in the city center, and as such, Dublin is regarded as one of Europe’s most youthful cities.
If you like our list of design hotels in Dublin, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in London or luxury hotels in Stockholm.


What are the best neighborhoods to stay in Dublin?

Dublin is the capital city of Ireland that is located on the east coast of the country at the mouth of the River Liffey. The capital city is the home to several iconic buildings and landmarks including Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, St Stephen’s Green and The National Museum of Ireland. Some of the best neighborhoods of Dublin are:

Dundrum is a historic southern suburban neighborhood that is the home to Ireland’s largest new shopping centre. The neighborhood’s Town Centre consists of over 160 stores including Hollister, Zara and House of Fraser. It is also home to a multiplex cinema and various restaurants.

Drumcondra is a neighborhood that has excellent public transport networks and is located close to the city centre. It is the home to Croke Park GAA Stadium and is situated in the vicinity of Glasnevin Cemetery and National Botanic Gardens.

Phibsborough is a neighborhood that is filled with modern eateries, Victorian pubs, and vintage and antique shops. The neighborhood was named as the top property hot spot in 2016 by the Irish Independent. The area is sought after by young professionals and has a famous café named Two Boys Brew.

Ringsend is a neighborhood close to the area called ‘Silicon Docks’ where a wide number of technology companies like Google have opened their offices. The neighborhood has bars, shops, restaurants, a local library and a park.

Rathgar is a suburban neighborhood that is located in south Dublin that has a neighbourhood café, red-brick residences, independent stores, and a city centre.

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4.6 Shelbourne Hotel Dublin

The Shelbourne Renaissance Hotel, Dublin

New York Times

“Dating back to 1824, the Shelbourne is an elegant historic hotel overlooking St. Stephen’s Green. Its Horseshoe Bar is a Dublin landmark; anyone who’s ever been anyone in Ireland has stopped here for a drink.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Dublin.

4.5 Westbury Hotel Dublin

The Westbury Hotel, Dublin


“This traditional hotel enjoys an enviable location just off Dublin’s main shopping thoroughfare, Grafton Street. Recent renovations have given new life to The Westbury’s classic atmosphere: flourishes of modern decor take on an Asian-meets-Western aesthetic with cool, rich tones.”

4.8 Merrion Hotel Dublin

The Merrion Hotel, Dublin


“The Merrion is all class, kitted out in gleaming white marble and gorgeous restored Georgian details. The hotel’s 123 guestrooms are light and airy, fitted to an impeccable standard with period furnishings and Irish fabrics in neutral tones.”

4.3 The Dean Dublin

The Dean Hotel, Dublin

New York Times

“In a six-story Georgian building, this 51-room property bears the distinction of being one of the newest hotels in Dublin’s city center. A tasteful, reasonably priced crash pad for those who want to be in the heart of the night life district.”

4.6 Marker Hotel Dublin

The Marker Hotel, Dublin

New York Times

“The Marker is Dublin’s hottest new hotel, drawing trendsetters to its rooftop bar and tourists to its comfy, colorful, modern rooms. It’s part of the Daniel Libeskind-designed Grand Canal Square in Dublin’s new tech hub.”

Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Dublin.

4.3 Clarence Hotel Dublin

Hotel The Clarence, Dublin


“Owned by Bono and The Edge of U2 fame, this riverside hotel is all class, with its bright oak woods and chocolate leathers. With 49 rooms — many of which overlook the River Liffey — The Clarence qualifies for boutique status, but without all of the bombast that characterizes many designer hotels.”