If you’re in search of the best 5 star hotels in Dublin, you’ve landed in the right place.
Dublin has an enviable luxury hotel scene with many five star hotels occupying some of the city’s most impressive properties.
Along with comfort and impeccable service, these luxury hotels in Dublin offer designer decor, tasteful artworks, cosy lounges and peaceful gardens.
In the guide below, you’ll find the best 5 star hotels Dublin has to offer, from historic hotels, like the Shelbourne, to new luxury hotels, like Marker Hotel.
Our favourite 5 star hotels in Dublin
Section one is packed with our favourite 5 star hotels in Dublin. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team was lucky enough to have stayed in, and loved.
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1. The Shelbourne
The Shelbourne still attracts admiring glances with its stunning architecture and lavish interior features on St Stephen’s Green. Step through the door into a calm and welcoming space, from the cosy Lord Mayor’s Lounge to the chandeliered restaurant.
Rich dark wood features in bedrooms along with pillowtop mattresses and sleek marble bathrooms. Dine like a king in the Saddle Room restaurant and look forward to enjoying the best breakfast in Dublin, according to past guests!
An indoor pool, thermal treatment and state-of-the-art gym can be found in the Health Club and Spa along with a range of premium treatments.
2. The Merrion Hotel
For first class service and outstanding amenities, look no further than The Merrion Hotel. This award-winning 5 star hotel with its Georgian facade enjoys garden and city views in the heart of Dublin city.
Spacious guest rooms include tasteful furnishings, a mini bar, refrigerator, cosy bathrobes and fragrant toiletries. The Italian marble bathrooms and infinity pool are matched by the 2 Michelin star restaurant which cannot be missed.
3. The Westin Dublin
The imposing Westin Dublin hotel overlooks Trinity College in the heart of the historic city. This former bank building now boasts spacious rooms with many original features; some even have balconies.
Sumptuous Heavenly beds, in-room movies, tea/coffee makers, bathrobes and luxury toiletries add to the pleasure of your stay. Dine in the Atrium Lounge or head to the Morelands Grill for more substantial fare, set in the glorious 19th century Banking Hall.
Just 5 minutes from Temple Bar and O’Connell Street, this landmark Grafton Street hotel is close to shops, pubs and sights. This is one of the most popular 5 star hotels Dublin has to offer.
4. The Westbury Hotel
The 5 star Westbury Hotel is one of the most lavish hotels in Dublin. Sumptuous rooms with plush furnishings create a place to relax and sleep dreamlessly, perhaps in a 4-poster bed.
Deep Sealy mattresses, Lissadell linen and Aromatherapy bath products are designed to pamper. Two upscale restaurants offer views of Grafton Street.
Enjoy afternoon tea, fine cocktails and gourmet dining or head to one of the nearby restaurants and pubs for a taste of Irish hospitality. St Stephen’s Green, Dublin Castle and theatres are a 5-minute walk away.
More luxury hotels in Dublin with excellent reviews
The second section of our guide contains 5 star hotels in Dublin that have racked up rave reviews online over the years.
Below, you’ll find everything from the gorgeous Fitzwilliam Hotel and the Marker Hotel to the InterContinental Hotel and more.
1. The Fitzwilliam Hotel
If you want to be in the heart of Dublin, the Fitzwilliam Hotel is splendidly located. Tastefully furnished rooms are brimming with soft furnishings in harmonious colours.
Bathrooms exceed expectations with those little extra touches – anti-mist mirrors, invigorating power shower and Murdock toiletries. Slip into a fluffy bathrobe and slippers and select your favourite music on the iPod docking station.
After unpacking in your luxurious room, go for a wander and admire the interior decor by Sir Terence Conran, no less. There’s a modern gym and spa offering massage treatments, a friendly bar and Glover’s Alley Restaurant for fine dining overlooking St Stephen’s Green.
2. The Marker Hotel
Boasting iconic architecture, it’s hard not to admire the contemporary Marker – one of the top spa hotels in Dublin – on Grand Canal Square.
Well located in Dublin’s cultural quarter, this 5 star Leading Hotel of the World has beautifully appointed rooms with 40-inch TV, air-conditioning and sleek bathrooms.
You’ll probably want to hang out in the Rooftop Lounge and Terrace, drink in hand, admiring amazing city views after dark. Move into the Brasserie for flavoursome Irish cuisine or hang out in the ground floor bar and brasserie.
Stay a night or two and indulge in spa treatments, a sauna or a dip in the affinity pool and try out the state-of-the-art fitness centre. This is one of the newest 5 star hotels Dublin has to offer.
3. InterContinental Dublin
Those looking for the familiarity of a high-end brand will appreciate the excellent facilities at the InterContinental Dublin. Set in two-acre gardens in affluent Ballsbridge, this 5-star hotel pulls out all the stops with sumptuous decor, marble bathrooms and the largest rooms and suites in the city.
Enjoy a morning swim before tucking into a hearty breakfast. The restaurant has an excellent evening menu of international cuisine while the Lobby Lounge is the place for snacks, pastries and afternoon tea with garden views.
Close to Herbert Park and Sandymouth Dart Station, this luxury hotel in Dublin comes highly recommended.
4. Dylan Hotel Dublin
Another upscale Ballsbridge favourite, The Dylan is the one of the most fabulous boutique hotels in Dublin. This upscale hotel has spacious rooms with iPod docking stations, swish Italian marble bathrooms and luxurious bed linens.
Make use of complimentary Wi-fi, the iPod docking station loaded with Dublin walking tours, or watch in-room movies on the plasma-screen TV. Spacious room pamper guests with opulent furnishings and memory foam mattresses.
For dining, the Eddison Restaurant serves gourmet cuisine while the adjoining Dylan Bar serves decadent cocktails, wine and whiskey. This is one of the funkiest 5 star hotels Dublin has to offer.
5 star hotels Dublin: Where have we missed?
While I’m 99.9% sure that we’ve covered off all of the 5 star hotels Dublin has to offer in the guide above, I’m sure there are other luxury hotels in Dublin worth a mention.
If you’ve staying in any swanky spots over the last couple of months that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below. Or, browse some of our other Dublin accommodation guides below:
- 11 of the best rated B&Bs in Dublin
- 10 of the quirkiest boutique hotels in Dublin
- 13 of the finest family hotels in Dublin
- The best places to go glamping in Dublin (and the finest spots for camping in Dublin)
- 9 of the most extravagant castle hotels in Dublin
- 12 stunning spa hotels in Dublin
FAQs about the best luxury hotels in Dublin
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What are the most extravagant 5 star hotels Dublin has?’ to ‘Which luxury hotels in Dublin are the best value?’.
What are the best 5 star hotels Dublin has to offer?
In our opinion, the best luxury hotels in Dublin are the Shelbourne, the Westbury, the Westin, the Intercontinental and the Marker.
What luxury hotels in Dublin are the most unique?
When it comes to five star hotels Dublin has its fair share. However, non compare with the Shelbourne when it comes to historical significance.
Gillian Birch is a travel writer and published author. She has travelled the world and uses her personal journals and memories to write about her many travel experiences, particularly those that involved adventures in Ireland.