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16 Best Hotels in Dublin City Centre (2024 Edition)

16 Best Hotels in Dublin City Centre (2024 Edition)

Please take every guide to the best hotels in Dublin City Centre with a pinch of salt (including this one!).

Which of the many Dublin hotels is actually ‘best’ will depend on 1, your budget and 2, the kind of hotels you prefer (e.g. boutique or old-school).

Places like the Shelbourne and the Merrion are outstanding luxury hotels, and you’ll find them below, but there are also more affordable hotels in Dublin City Centre with exceptional reviews.

Visiting for the first time? If you’re struggling to decide what part of the city to stay in, see our guide on where to stay in Dublin.

The best hotels in Dublin City Centre

Our map of the best hotels in Dublin City Centre above is there to give you a sense of the layout of the city and where the hotels we’ll discuss below are located. See our guide to great B&Bs in Dublin for more pocket-friendly stays.

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1. The Marker Hotel

Marker Hotel

Photos via Marker Hotel on FB

The 5-star Marker Hotel on busy Grand Canal Square tops the list of the best hotels in Dublin City Centre, in our opinion (most online reviews would agree!).

Its exterior is unmissable, with a modern checkerboard façade situated right across from the Bord Gais Energy Theatre. 

The interior follows the modern design with bold colours and chic furniture throughout. The marble bathrooms are a standout room feature, with rainfall showers that you’ll find hard to leave.

Dining wise, you can relax in either the restaurant, lounge or rooftop bar where you’ll be treated to city views. When it’s time to explore, you’re a short 20-minute stroll from Trinity College and more.

2. The Westbury Hotel

The Westbury

Photos via The Westbury on FB

Next up is The Westbury – one of the more popular 5 star hotels in Dublin City Centre and it’s located at the heart of the action, just off Grafton Street.

The modern rooms have elegant furnishings, with some offering prime views over the busy streets below. If you opt for the larger suites, you even get a living area and a free-standing bath.

The Westbury is also home to two excellent restaurants ((Balfes and Wilde) and a 1930s-inspired cocktail bar with terrace seating, so you can enjoy a meal and a drink in style.

Many of the best pubs in Dublin are under a 5-minute walk away as are some of the city’s top sights. This is one of the best Dublin hotels if you’re looking to mark a special occasion.

3. The Shelbourne

one of the best spa hotels in Dublin

Photos via The Shelbourne on FB

Located right on the edge of St. Stephen’s Green, The Shelbourne is arguably the most famous of the many Dublin hotels.

It’s housed inside a stately building that dates back to 1824. You can walk to some of the city’s top attractions from the hotel, including the National Gallery and National Concert Hall.

The rooms are decorated in a polished and classic style, with spacious, marble bathrooms. They also offer larger suites with private living and dining rooms.

The Shelbourne also has a range of amenities, including a dreamy indoor heated pool, two fine dining restaurants and an afternoon tea lounge area. 

4. Number 31

Number 31

Photos via Number 31 on FB

Few Dublin hotels can go toe-to-toe with this next spot. For a quieter alternative and yet still centrally located, Number 31 is set inside a classic Georgian townhouse just two blocks from the Grand Canal.

It’s not hard to believe that the famous architect, Sam Stephenson once lived there. The rooms are decorated in a more traditional style combined with bold colours.  

The stylish shared lounge in the guesthouse features a sunken lounge pit and a cosy fireplace for those colder evenings.

You can also enjoy the finely manicured garden and outdoor terrace if the sun is out. Although this is one of the smaller hotels in Dublin City Centre, it really does pack a punch.

5. The Westin


Photos via Booking

The first thing you’ll notice about The Westin is its grand exterior. This luxury hotel is set in a beautiful stone building just a 2-minute walk from the River Liffey. Located just east of Temple Bar, it’s a great base to explore the many Dublin attractions from.

There’s a range of opulent rooms on offer at The Westin, from deluxe king rooms with city views to junior suites with Italian marble en-suite bathrooms.

For dining, there’s Morelands Grill (an urban steakhouse) and The Atrium Lounge (an elegant room where lunch is served). There’s also the very swanky Mint Bar where you can sample some of the best cocktails in the capital.

If you have a generous budget and you want to stay close to the attractions, few hotels in Dublin City Centre can compete with The Westin.

6. InterContinental Dublin


Photos via The InterContinental on FB

OK – so, the InterContinental isn’t smack bang in the middle of the city centre – it’s located in the upmarket Ballsbridge, a 35-minute walk or a 15-minute bus ride from Trinity College.

Self-described as an urban resort, the luxurious hotel is located on two acres of land. Boasting over 200 rooms, you’ll be given either a city, coastal or mountain view.

There’s a popular spa on-site along with several dining options, the highlight of which is the Lobby Lounge that overlooks the gardens.

Often regarded as one of the best spa hotels in Ireland, a stay at the InterContinental is one you’ll have a hard time forgetting.

7. The Merrion Hotel

Merrion Hotel Dublin

Photos via The Merrion on FB

Many would argue that Merrion is one of the best hotels in Dublin City Centre if you’re looking for somewhere to mark a special occasion.

Set in a beautifully restored Georgian building, this is one of the more glamorous Dublin hotels, and you’ll find it located right between St Stephen’s Green and Merrion Square Park.

Decorated in a regal country style, it has elegant rooms with plenty of neutral tones.  The hotel also has an upscale restaurant overlooking well-kept gardens, a cocktail bar, 18th century wine vault turned stylish pub and a soothing spa and wellness centre.

You can choose from a range of relaxing spa treatments or simply go for a swim in the 18-metre pool. 

8. Conrad Dublin

Conrad Dublin

Photos via The Conrad on FB

Next up is the Conrad and you’ll find it on Earlsfort Terrace a handy 3-minute walk from St. Stephen’s Green. Another of the more luxurious Dublin hotels, the Conrad has built a solid reputation over the years,

Guests can indulge in 24-hour room service, on-site dining at the award-winning Alfie Byrne’s, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

The Conrad’s central location provides easy access to many of the city’s top attractions along with some of the best restaurants in Dublin, too!

The hotels attention to detail, from the sophisticated interior design to its personalised service, ensures a memorable stay to all that pass through its doors.

9. Arthaus Hotel

Arthaus Hotel

Photos via Arthaus Hotel on FB

Another of the top hotels in Dublin City centre is the very quirky Arthaus, located on Mercer Street in the heart of the city.

Guests are welcomed into an immersive art-inspired setting, with every corner adorned by works from local and international artists.

The hotel boasts an on-site art gallery, 24-hour concierge service and a stylish bar (Laszlo’s). As you’d expect from the interior, the rooms also echo the artistic theme, featuring curated art pieces and contemporary comforts.

Although the Arthaus is one of the more aesthetically pleasing Dublin hotels, its pièce de résistance is its location – you’re minutes away from endless things to see and do.

10. Hard Rock Hotel

Hard Rock Hotel

Photos via Hard Rock Hotel on FB

I’ll be honest – when the Hard Rock opened a couple of years back, I thought it would be one of several new hotels in Dublin City Centre that’d fail to deliver.

I was very pleasantly surprised. I’ve talked to many people that have stayed here and the reviews have all be fantastic (as are the reviews online).

You’ll find it on Exchange Street Upper, right on the edge of Temple Bar where each room boasts electrifying colour schemes paired with warm woods and bright stone

For food, the popular Zampas Bar is on-site or you can take a short stroll to endless other places to eat and drink.

11. Hyatt Centric

Hyatt Centric

Photos via Hyatt Centric on FB

We’ve had the Hyatt Centric in guides to the best hotels in Dublin City Centre for several years now and anyone that has stayed there based on our recommendation has always raved about it.

Located in the historic Liberties neighbourhood, a short ramble from the likes of St Patrick’s Cathedral, which is just 200m down the road.

There’s 234 rooms in this 4-star property along with several dining options (Seasons Restaurant and the Liberties Gate Bar).

If you’re looking for Dublin hotels near the likes of the Guinness Storehouse (15-minute walk) and Dublin Castle (10-minute walk), the Hyatt is hard to beat.

12. The Dean Hotel

The Dean Hotel

Photos via The Dean on FB

The Dean Hotel is located on buzzy Harcourt Street, close to plenty of bars as well as the Iveagh Gardens and St Stephen’s Green. 

You have a choice from spacious double rooms, decorated with bright colours and modern furnishings, or more affordable but smaller rooms, some of which have handy bunk beds.

There’s a pokey enough pool on-site (something that’s rare in many Dublin hotels) and for dinner you can opt for the café in the lobby or Sophie’s – one of the most popular rooftop bars in Dublin.

13. The Fleet

The Fleet

Photos via The Fleet on FB

The Fleet Hotel can be found on the quieter end of Temple Bar, a short ramble from Trinity College, and it’s one of several top-notch boutique hotels in Dublin City Centre

This is a 4-star hotel with a range of rooms, from Standard Single to Deluxe Doubles. One of the highlights of The Fleet is the elegantly decorated Café Bar 1920 which serves up hearty meals and a range of drinks.

If you’re only spending 1 day in Dublin or 2 days in Dublin, this is a good option as you’ve everywhere from O’Connell St. to the Irish Whiskey Museum under a 10-minute walk away.

14. The Spencer Hotel

The Spencer

Photos via The Spencer on FB

You’ll find The Spencer in the IFSC, around a 15-minute walk from the city centre, just down from the EPIC Irish Emigration Museum.

The 4-star hotel has over 200 recently refurbished rooms, with the option of interconnecting and triple rooms if you’re travelling with a large group or family.

It’s also one of the best hotels in Dublin City Centre with a spa (the Viola) where you can avail of a range of treatments. On-site dining options includeEast Restaurant, which overlooks the River Liffey.

15. Camden Court Hotel

Camden Court Hotel

Photos via Camden Court on FB

The Camden Court is arguably one of the most overlooked hotels in Dublin City Centre. You’ll find it on the nightlife hotspot of Camden Street.

It has traditionally styled rooms, along with some great amenities, like an indoor pool and jacuzzi. There’s also a kids pool where they can make a splash without causing any hassle.

There’s a restaurant on-site (The Iveagh) but, as the location here is the business, you’ll have your pick of great restaurants and bars nearby that you’ll want to sample.

16. Roxford Lodge Hotel

Roxford Lodge Hotel

Photos via Roxford Lodge on FB

Roxford Lodge is housed inside a beautiful old redbrick Victorian building. It’s located just south of the Grand Canal and within walking distance to the bars and restaurants on Baggot Street.

You can choose from clean and comfortable rooms or opt for the upgraded suites featuring stained glass windows, whirlpool tubs and kitchenettes.

Guests can also enjoy a traditional or continental breakfast each morning in the wood fired dining room. 

The best Dublin hotels: Where have we missed?

I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant some of the best hotels in Dublin City Centre from the guide above.

If you have any top Dublin hotels that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!

Note: this guide is only for city-based hotels. We have seperate guides to the likes of  hotels near Dublin Airport, Dublin hostels and more.

FAQs about the best Dublin City hotels

We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What are the best Dublin hotels with a pool’ to ‘What Dublin City hotels are the cheapest?’ (see our  guide for cheap stays).

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 Dublin?

In our opinion, the best hotels Dublin has to offer are Hyatt Centric, Iveagh Garden Hotel, Moxy Dublin City and The Fleet. However, any of the above are worth a look.

What Dublin hotels are the coolest?

If you’re looking for boutique hotels in Dublin, the Mayson and the Dean tend to steal the show. However, we’ve heard good things about the Alex and the Mont, too.

What are the best 5 star and spa hotels in Dublin?

The best hotels in Dublin on the more luxury side of things are the Intercontinental, the Shelbourne, the Westin and the Westbury.

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