The Best Hotels In Ennis: 8 Places To Stay In Ennis For An Adventure In 2021

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If you’re in search of the best hotels in Ennis, our Ennis hotels guide will save you a lot of hassle!

There’s plenty of things to do in Ennis that make it a great base for exploring (there’s also lots of solid pubs in Ennis for post-adventure pints!).

The town is also a stone’s throw from the coast, with everywhere from the Cliffs of Moher to Bunratty Castle a doable spin away.

From well-known Ennis hotels, like the Old Ground, to often overlooked spots, like hotel Woodstock, we’re going to take you through the best places to stay in Ennis in the guide below.

Our favourite hotels in Ennis

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The first section of the guide contains our favourite hotels in Ennis. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team has stayed in and raved about.

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1. The Old Ground Hotel

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Providing a luxurious spot to stay in the centre of Ennis, the award-winning Old Ground Hotel is arguably one of the best hotels in Clare. Situated close to the Cliffs of Moher and the Wild Atlantic Way, this is a great choice for those seeking a lavish base for relaxing after excursions into the wild.

At the Old Ground Hotel, staff are exceptionally warm and friendly, there to help you with any request. The hotel is renowned for the quality of its cuisine, with local produce the star of the show when it comes to dining at The Old Ground.

Although luxurious, there is a home away from home feel to The Old Ground, which at its core is a boutique hotel with no shortage of character. Situated in an 18th century manor that has been expertly refurbished, this hotel is just a twenty minute drive from Shannon International Airport.

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2. The Temple Gate Hotel

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This beautiful, family-run hotel is central Ennis offers a classically beautiful place to stay in one of Ireland’s most visited towns. 

Opulent yet homely, a stay at The Temple Gate is guaranteed to live long in the memory thanks to its historic charm and excellent service. Known for its food, Legends Restaurant is a popular spot among foodies in Ennis, with local produce very much at the fore. Although informal and relaxed, this restaurant boasts an AA Rosette, an assurance as to the undeniable quality of the cuisine on offer in this excellent dining establishment.

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More hotels in Ennis with 7/10+ review scores

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Now that we have out favourite Ennis hotels out of the way, it’s time to look at some other great places to stay in Ennis.

Below, you’ll find everything from holiday homes and guesthouses to Airbnbs and some more great hotels in Ennis, like the brilliant Woodstock Hotel.

1. Hotel Woodstock Ennis

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Known as one of the finest hotels in Ennis, the Hotel Woodstock is resplendent with all of the warmth of a cosy country manor.

Staff here are trained to make guests feel right at home from the moment they arrive, whilst the friendliness of the hotel comes from its roots as a family-run operation that understands the importance of attentive service.

From the moment you arrive into the impressive, airy vestibule, you will be able to enjoy a gorgeous lounge, welcoming log fire and no shortage of warm country ambience.

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2. Auburn Lodge Hotel Ennis

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Located just five minutes from the centre of town, Auburn Lodge is an excellent hotel offering stylish rooms with TV and free tea and coffee making facilities. 

Auburn Lodge is a top place to stay in Ennis, with The Oyster Restaurant open throughout the high season and serving both classic Irish and European offerings made with top ingredients from the local area.

All guests at Auburn Lodge gain free access to the Leisure Centre which comes with a swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. What’s more, free parking is available for all guests.

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3. Treacys West County Conference and Leisure Centre

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A short stroll from Ennis centre, Treacys West County Hotel and Leisure Centre provides contemporary rooms with free WiFi, a swimming pool and full gym facilities.

Treacys West County Health and Leisure Club also offers use of a sauna, steam room, children’s playroom and a sizable spa bath. Every en-suite room at Treacys West County Hotel and Leisure Centre is done-up in modern style, with TV and tea and coffee making facilities.

At Treacys West County, The Skillet Pot and Boru’s Bar offer guests both a la carte and traditional menus, whilst Café West Coffee Dock provides snacks and afternoon tea ideal to refuel after a day’s sightseeing.

If you’re in search of hotels in Ennis with a swimming pool, you can’t go wrong with a few nights spent here.

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4. Ashford Court Boutique Hotel

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Perfectly located in Ennis Town Centre, the Ashford Court Boutique Hotel is situated in a relaxed area. Renowned for their excellent business facilities, free WiFi and private parking, Ashford Court Boutique Hotel is a quality establishment.

At Ashford Court Boutique Hotel, all rooms offer an en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries, a hairdryer and power shower in addition to a flat-screen television. Rooms also provide a desk and wardrobe whilst every morning the opportunity to indulge in a full Irish breakfast. 

The hotel is a short stroll away from some of the best restaurants in Ennis along with plenty of lively pubs.

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More great accommodation in Ennis

The final section of our guide tackles some guesthouse accommodation in Ennis that has racked up rave reviews online.

Below, you’ll find the beautiful Ardilaun Guesthouse and 14 Parnell Court – a handy spot if you’re after places to stay in Ennis with self-catering.

1. Ardilaun Guesthouse

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This idyllic spot is a top option for visitors to Ennis. Offering an idyllic setting on the River Fergus, guests are able to benefit from on-site fishing and a waterside deck. 

Just a half hour walk from Ennis town and a twenty minute drive to the nearest airport, Ardilaun Guesthouse is set amid some of the most beautiful countryside in the area.

Rooms at Ardilaun Guesthouse are modern yet classic in style, with many offering stunning vistas of the Fergus.

Offering satellite TV and tea and coffee making facilities, guests can enjoy en suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. With free Wi-Fi throughout the building, this is a home away from home option.

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2. 14 Parnell Court

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A modern apartment, 14 Parnell Court is home to a single bedroom, a kitchen with all the modern amenities you need for a self-catering weekend away.

Visitors here can expect a bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer and a washing machine and a fully kitted out kitchen.

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What Ennis hotels and accommodation have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Ennis accommodation in the guide above.

If you have any places to stay in Ennis that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments section below.

FAQs about the best hotels Ennis has to offer

Since publishing our guide to the best things to do in Ennis many years ago, we’ve had questions asking everything from what are the best hotels in Ennis for a special occasion to which ones have a pool.

In the section below, we’ve popped in the most FAQs that we’ve received. If you have a question that we haven’t tackled, ask away in the comments section below.

What are the best hotels in Ennis?

I’d argue that the best places to stay in Ennis are 1, the Old Ground Hotel and 2, the Hotel Woodstock. However, the guesthouse accommodation in Ennis mentioned above are all worth checking out, too!

What Ennis hotels have a swimming pool?

Only a couple of Ennis hotels have a pool; Treacys West County Conference and Leisure Centre and Auburn Lodge Hotel.

What accommodation in Ennis is best if you’re visiting for the first time?

If you’re going solo or visiting with one other person, one of the Ennis hotels will be grand. If there are a few of you, try and grab some self-catering accommodation in Ennis, as it’ll work out cheaper.

James Connolly is a professional writer based in London. Having lived in cities across the world including Mumbai, Medellin and Barcelona, he uses his expertise to write articles showcasing the best of global travel.


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