If you’re in search of the best hotels in Westport town, our Westport hotels guide should tickle your fancy!
From luxury hotels that boast magnificent ocean views to family-friendly hotels with excellent reviews online, there’s something to tickle every fancy.
Our favourite hotels in Westport
The first section of the guide contains our favourite hotels in Westport. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team has stayed in and raved about.
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1. Westport Coast Hotel
Located in the trendy Quay Side of Westport, the Coast Hotel is one of the better-know of the many Westport hotels and it’s a great choice for a special occasion or if you feel like spoiling yourself a little.
It’s just 3.2km from the centre of town but is the perfect place for a seaside escape. The Waterfront Restaurant is one of the main reasons we love this place. The award-winning restaurant and bar have spectacular views over the water and features locally sourced ingredients on the extensive menu.
The rooms at this hotel are incredibly spacious with some even having bay views from the window (it’s definitely worth the extra bit of cash). Each room has a beautiful bathroom with separate bath and power shower, as well as satellite TV and free Wi-Fi.
2. Knockranny House Hotel
Knockranny House is arguably the most unique of the many Westport hotels on offer. It’s easily one of the finest hotels in town with incredible views over Croagh Patrick and Clew Bay’s islands.
You have a choice of classic and deluxe rooms or you can even splurge on the range of suites available with impeccable antique furniture and plenty of space to lounge around.
You’ll definitely want to dine in at the hotel as well, with the award-winning head chef Seamus Commons, offering a delicious menu throughout the day and night at the La Fougere Restaurant and Brehon Bar.
3. Ardmore Country House
Another hotel right on the shores of Clew Bay, the Ardmore Country House is a small and intimate boutique hotel. The location is pretty handy, with an easy 15-minute walk into town or just a 5-minute walk to Westport harbour. You can also drive to the nearest golf course in 5 minutes.
The 4-star place offers large double rooms decorated in a traditional country-house style, with some even offering beautiful sea views. The en suite bathrooms are definitely worth a mention too. They are super spacious with luxurious toiletries and a separate bath for complete relaxation.
4. Westport Country Lodge Hotel
Just outside of town, this boutique country hotel is the perfect place to unwind with beautiful views of Croagh Patrick mountain. It’s in a quiet setting in the historic town of Aughagower but is still just a 5-minute drive from Westport town when you’re ready to head out and explore.
The modern rooms range from single to double and up to family sized all with an Italian-style bathroom and free Wi-Fi throughout. You don’t have to head far for a feed either, with the bar offering delicious food and friendly service from breakfast all the way through to dinner.
Central hotels in Westport town with great reviews
The final section of our guide to the best hotels in Westport town is packed with some more great Westport hotels that have racked up great reviews online.
Below, you’ll find the brilliant Castlecourt Hotel and the cosy Clew Bay Hotel, to some other often overlooked places to stay in Westport.
1. Castlecourt Hotel
This family owned 4-star hotel is one of the most popular places with consistently good reviews in Westport. It’s also one of the few Westport hotels with a swimming pool.
It’s located right in the middle of town on Castlebar Road, so you’re close to all the action. It offers three different dining experiences, with the award-winning Orchard Restaurant, recently refurbished May’s Bistro and relaxing Petie Joe’s Bar.
The hotel also has a 20m indoor pool, gym and spa, so you can completely relax during your stay.
They have a range of nicely furnished rooms including twin, triple, double and king rooms, so whether it’s a romantic weekend away or you’re travelling with the whole family, there’s something to suit everyone.
2. Clew Bay Hotel
This classic hotel is located right in the centre of town, a stone’s throw from many of the best pubs in Westport.
The bright and elegant rooms have private bathrooms, satellite TV, free tea and coffee and access to the Leisure Park next to the hotel. It’s a place with standout reviews, so you know you’ll be in good hands.
From the spa therapies at the leisure park to the hearty Irish breakfast on offer every morning, it’s a great place to indulge in a holiday. The hotel’s bistro also serves traditional dinners, and the bar has an extensive cocktail menu with live sport showing every night.
3. The Wyatt Hotel
Located right on the famous Octagon in Westport town centre, you can’t get much more central than this. The Wyatt is a super popular place for good reason. It has rave reviews for its welcoming staff and great dining options.
The hotel has all your standard rooms with doubles up to large family rooms that can sleep 6 on request. All guests also get access to the leisure park where you can use the pool, hot tub and sauna during your stay.
One of the highlights of the hotel though is the food. You’ll find the bistro-style Wyatt restaurant and JW’s brasserie for an evening meal. Or you can head for a drink at Cobblers Bar and Courtyard.
4. Westport Plaza Hotel
Another hotel located right on the main road in town, Westport Plaza is an award winning 4-star hotel that has elegant interiors including Italian marble bathrooms in all the luxurious rooms. There’s also a New York Italian inspired Bar and Restaurant so you can dine and drink in style.
The hotel has a Resort Health Club to help you unwind featuring a hot tub and gym. Otherwise, you can explore the shores of Clew Bay nearby or head to one of the golf courses in the area within a short drive.
What Westport hotels and accommodation have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Westport hotels in the guide above.
If you have any places to stay in Westport that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments section below.
FAQs about the best hotels in Westport town
Since publishing our guide to the best Westport attractions many years ago, we’ve had questions asking everything from what are the best hotels in Westport 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 Westport?
I’d argue that the best hotels Westport has to offer are Westport Country Lodge Hotel, Knockranny House Hotel and Westport Coast Hotel.
What are the most unique hotels Westport has to offer?
When it comes to unique Westport hotels, it’s hard to beat Knockranny House Hotel and the incredible views that it commands.
What are the best places to stay in Westport if you’re visiting for the first time?
If you’re looking to stay at the heart of the action, close to pubs and places to eat, your best bet is to stay in one of the places located in the town centre, mentioned above.
Elisha is a freelance writer, content creator and blogger and her work can be read in Lonely Planet, Remote Lands and Matador Network. You’ll usually find her travelling in offbeat places or hiking wherever there are mountains; always with a camera in hand.