If you’re in search of the best hotels in Sligo, our Sligo hotels guide should tickle your fancy.
Sligo is a stunning gem in the rough of the wild Atlantic coastline. Steeped in ancient history, the lush countryside reveals a new discovery at every turn.
There’s an almost endless number of things to do in Sligo, which make this corner of Ireland the perfect base for an adventure.
In the guide below, we’re going to take you through the best Sligo hotels, from hotels perched right on the beach to luxury resorts and more.
Our favourite hotels in Sligo
The first section of our Sligo hotels guide tackles what we think are the best hotels in Sligo. These are places that one of The Irish Road Trip Team have stayed in at some point.
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1. The Glasshouse
The Glasshouse is arguably the best of the many hotels in Sligo Town. Located right on the river, you can’t miss it — the architecture is sleek and modern, but fits in with the historic river town of Sligo.
Shaped like a mythical glass ship, it’s a sight to behold. The inside is as good as the outside, with superb service and spacious, comfy rooms. Sleek and modern, you’ll find all the amenities you need and more in each en-suite room.
Some boast spectacular river views, while others look out over the old town. And, on top of the incredible accommodation, prepare for some amazing dining experiences.
2. Sligo Park Hotel (one of our favourite hotels in Sligo with a swimming pool)
If you’re on the lookout for hotels in Sligo with a swimming pool, it’s hard to go wrong with the popular Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club.
Just 3 minutes from the centre of Sligo Town, Sligo Park Hotel enjoys its own slice of paradise amid its beautiful gardens. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with a wealth of amenities included, such as free tea and coffee, and wonderful en-suite bathrooms. Views over the gardens bring nature and tranquility, ensuring a truly relaxing stay.
Besides the excellent rooms, the leisure centre will keep you entertained for hours, with its 16-metre pool, spa, hot tub, sauna, and high-tech gym. And, when hunger strikes, you’ve a choice between Hazelwood Restaurant and the Rathanna Bar and Garden Terrace.
3. Riverside Hotel Sligo
Sitting on the banks of the Garavogue River, Riverside Hotel enjoys an ultra central location in Sligo Town, with easy access to some of the best shops, cafes, pubs, and restaurants in town.
The views from the rooms are wonderful, with the river gently flowing past. Each room boasts extremely comfortable furnishings, an en-suite bathroom, and all the amenities you could ask for.
For breakfast, head down to the Mill Bar and Restaurant, situated on-site, for a mouthwatering full Irish. The rustic, wood panelled bar is full of charm and character, and also provides exquisite lunch and dinner menus.
This is another of the more popular hotels in Sligo Town, thanks to its location (and its many mighty reviews online).
4. Markree Castle (one of the most unique Sligo hotels)
Located around 13 km from the centre of Sligo, Markree Castle is a great choice if you’re looking to stay somewhere a little different. This 17th Century castle turned hotel is a gorgeous Gothic masterpiece, filled with period decor that’ll take you back in time.
From the resplendent grounds to the roaring fireplace in the great hall, Markree Castle offers an experience like no other. The rooms are fit for royalty, spacious and comfortable, with antique furniture and furnishings.
Every morning, a great breakfast feast is served up in the restaurant, while afternoon tea is a lovely way to relax and enjoy the beautiful gardens.
Dinner is served in the restaurant, with a focus on fine-dining and locally sourced ingredients. If you’re looking for Sligo hotels to mark a special occasion, you can’t go wrong here.
5. Diamond Coast Hotel
The Diamond Coast is our favourite of the hotels in Enniscrone and it enjoys wonderful views out to sea, with lush gold sand beaches either side. It also neighbours the spectacular Enniscrone championship golf course, so breathtaking scenery abounds.
Inside is just as impressive, with gorgeous, spacious rooms offering supreme comfort and a wealth of amenities. There are various different room types to choose from, including family, double, and single.
It’s an incredible place for those interested in golf, water sports, or simply enjoying the sandy beaches with the whole family. In terms of food and drink, you’ll find the cosy Stir Bistro, the more formal Coral Restaurant, and the charming Inishaven Bar.
Hotels by the sea in Sligo
Now that we have our favourite Sligo hotels out of the way, it’s time to see what other accommodation options this county has to offer.
Sligo is bordered by the Wild Atlantic, so there are plenty of beach towns and villages to enjoy. If you’re craving a sea view in Sligo, here are some great choices.
1. Pier Head Hotel Spa & Leisure
Located on Mullaghmore, the Pier Head Hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy a wealth of attractions in Sligo. Surrounded by the sea on one side and mountains on the other, the scenery is stunning, and many rooms boast amazing views.
The rooms are cosy and modern, all en-suite, and with a host of amenities to make your stay superb.
There’s also a full spa and leisure centre onsite, with a refreshing swimming pool, air-conditioned gym, and various spa treatments. For food and drink, there are 3 restaurants and bars within the hotel, each offering a variety of stunning dishes.
2. Temple House (one of the most overlooked Sligo hotels)
Temple House is an incredible Georgian mansion, situated on the lakeside, with views over a gorgeous 13th century castle. Situated on a 1,000 acre private estate, it offers a real escape to the country.
A wealth of outdoor activities can be enjoyed on the estate, including fishing, hiking, and golf. Heading inside, the immense dining rooms and hallways with their sweeping, mahogany staircases never fail to impress.
The rooms are just as impressive, offering plenty of space and charming period decor. A sumptuous breakfast is served up in the elegant dining room, where you can also enjoy a fine dinner.
And afterwards, why not head to the fireplace in the drawing room for a tipple of something special. If you’re in search of Kerry hotels that’ll leave an impression long after you’ve checked-out, the Temple House is well worth a look.
3. The Beach Hotel (Mullaghmore)
This beachfront hotel is in the heart of Mullaghmore, and has been functioning as a hotel since the 1950s. Just a short walk from the gorgeous sandy beaches the area is renowned for, it’s a favourite among water sport enthusiasts, with surfing, stand up paddleboarding, and many more popular activities to indulge in.
Peaceful and surrounded by beautiful scenery, the Beach Hotel offers a fantastic opportunity to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. There are several rooms boasting amazing sea and mountain views, and all are tastefully decorated.
To cap off a busy day, head to the on-site Boatmans Bistro Bar, a hub of traditional music sessions, local banter, and great craic. The hotel is a short spin away from Mullaghmore Beach and Classiebawn Castle.
4. Ocean Sands Hotel
Sitting atop a hill and overlooking the wild Atlantic, Ocean Sands Hotel is a fantastic choice for a cosy beach getaway in Enniscrone. It boasts a wide variety of rooms, with several family suites, alongside double, twin, and single rooms.
Each offers a private bathroom, as well as modern amenities, and many also enjoy sea views. Just a short walk from the gorgeous sandy beaches the area is known for, it’s ideal for beach lovers.
With a warm Irish welcome and excellent service, you’ll soon feel at home. On a sunny day, dinner can be enjoyed in the garden, overlooking the sea. Otherwise, you can choose between the Ocean Bar and Restaurant or Dunes Dining Room.
Spa hotels in Sligo
The final section of our Sligo hotels guide tackles the different spa hotels in Sligo (we’ve mentioned a few already above).
Below, you’ll find everything from the brilliant Castle Dargan to the gorgeous Radisson BLU and much, much more.
1. Castle Dargan Hotel
Prepare to be treated like royalty at Castle Dargan Hotel, a renovated 18th century castle set amid its rolling 180-acre private estate. The grounds also boast a golf course and lakeside views, ideal for a golf trip. The rooms blend elements of the past with modern stylings to create a cosy, yet spacious environment that guarantees tranquility.
A number of deluxe bedrooms boast huge 4-poster beds, wide windows and amazing views, and an array of amenities to indulge in. The Icon Spa is a superb place to relax and enjoy some well-needed pampering. Large windows allow you to relax among nature, while a variety of spa treatments make you feel amazing from head to toe.
2. Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa, Sligo
Just 5 minutes from the centre of Sligo Town, this immense hotel and spa is a great place to treat yourself. The hotel boasts over a hundred spacious en-suite rooms, tastefully decorated in a modern style.
Many rooms offer sea views, and for a really special treat, there are a few sea view suites with private balconies.
A hearty buffet breakfast gets the day off to a good start, and further dining can be enjoyed in The Brasserie. To burn off some breakfast calories, head to the spa and leisure centre, where you’ll find an 18-metre swimming pool, a full gym, jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room. When it’s time for some pampering, there’s a wealth of spa treatments to choose from.
3. Yeats Country Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club
Situated in picturesque Rosses Point, the Yeats Country Hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and inviting sandy beaches. The en-suite rooms are spacious and comfy, with tasteful decor and numerous amenities. For food and drink, you can choose from 3 on-site bars and restaurants, each offering a different atmosphere, but all showcasing amazing culinary treats.
The leisure centre is a great place to unwind, with an 18-metre swimming pool, jacuzzi, kids pool, fitness gym, sauna, and steam rooms. Then, when you need to sink into tranquility, head to the spa, where you can enjoy an array of treatments, such as seaweed and botanical baths.
Sligo hotels FAQs
Since publishing our guide to the best Sligo attractions many years ago, we’ve have heaps (literally!) of questions about where to stay in Sligo.
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 Sligo hotels for a weekend break?
I’d argue that the best hotels in Sligo are Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club, The Glasshouse, Riverside Hotel Sligo and Markree Castle.
What are the best spa hotels in Sligo?
Some of the best spa hotels in Sligo include Yeats Country Hotel, Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa and Castle Dargan Hotel.
What are the best hotels in Sligo Town?
The best hotels in Sligo Town are Riverside Hotel Sligo, Sligo Park Hotel & Leisure Club and The Glasshouse.
Andy was once on a glorious worldwide trip on his equally glorious motorcycle. After 4 years, he’d still only made it as far as Eastern Europe, before falling in love with his surroundings and deciding to settle down a while. Nowadays, he spends his time writing about traveling through the places he once explored, normally while sipping a pint.