Although the town is small, there’s some excellent guesthouses and hotels in Carlingford.
Situated on the stunning Carlingford Lough, and with the backdrop of Slieve Foye casting its impressive shadow over the landscape, Carlingford is the perfect spot to relax and explore.
Luckily, there’s some stunning guesthouses and hotels in Carlingford that make the perfect base to explore from.
In our Carlingford accommodation guide below, you’ll find a nice mix of places to stay, with something to suit most budgets.
Our favourite B&Bs and hotels in Carlingford
The first section of our guide is packed with our favourite guesthouses and hotels Carlingford has to offer.
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1. Four Seasons Hotel, Spa & Leisure Club
Set opposite the stunning Carlingford Lough, the Four Seasons offers its guests an affordable and luxurious stay in relaxing comfort and it’s one of the more popular hotels in Louth.
With a range of single, double, triple, and family rooms with varying degrees of styling, from standard through to deluxe and superior rooms that even have four-poster beds, there’s bound to be a level of comfort to suit everyone.
What’s more, guests can also enjoy a variety of healing and beneficial treatments at the Luxe spa, including their Himalayan Salt Sauna, Vitamin D light therapy, and Hydro Suite. When it comes time to dine, enjoy contemporary cuisine at the Lough Lounge Bar & Restaurant.
If you’re looking for nice and central hotels in Carlingford, you can’t go wrong with the Four Seasons.
2. Mc Kevitt’s Village Hotel
Mc Kevitt’s is another of the more popular Carlingford hotels and you’ll find it on the town’s medieval market square, this well-appointed and boutique family-run hotel is your home away from home. Mc Kevitt’s boasts 14 bedrooms, a mixture of doubles, family, triple, and quad-share, and each comes with its own ensuite, bright and colourful decor and unique cityscape views.
The hotel also offers exceptional culinary delights to its residents, with world-class seasonal produce supplied from local growers and farmers presented in mouth-watering dishes. For those that enjoy a rare tipple, or like professional pairings with their dining experience, Mc Kevitts’ wine and drinks listings are impressive.
A delightful combination of B&B and self-catered accommodation, Shalom is perfect for guests seeking a relaxed and informal stay. With three B&B rooms, one twin room with two double beds, and two double rooms with single beds, the B&B portion of this accommodation is ideal for groups and adults travelling together.
The self-catering accommodation comprises three one-bedroom apartments, with the bedrooms containing a double bed, and a single fold-up bed. Also included in the apartments is a large living area with sofas, a kitchenette for meal preparation, and dramatic views of the Cooley and Mourne mountains and the peninsula.
4. The Oystercatcher Lodge Guest House
Just off the main market square, this guesthouse will welcome you like long-lost friends. With mountain views from each of the three well-appointed and comfortable bedrooms, you’ll be hard-pressed to drag yourself away from the majestic vistas.
Each of the rooms, one dual occupancy with either a double bed or two singles, a family room with four single beds or two singles and a double, and one triple room with three singles or one single and a double bed, is bright and airy with natural tones and features quality linens.
Private parking is available for Oystercatcher residents and, although it’s room-only accommodation, the property is a short walk from many of the best restaurants in Carlingford.
More popular Carlingford accommodation
Now that we have our favourite Carlingford hotels out of the way, it’s time to see what else the town has to offer.
Below, you’ll find some swanky guesthouses and some spacious Carlingford accommodation that’s great for groups.
1. Carlingford House Town House Accommodation
When it comes to sheer style and comfort, our next property gives the best hotels in Carlingford a good run for their money. Standard double rooms that feature complimentary tea and coffee making, a private bathroom, WiFi, flat-screen televisions, and superb mountain views, this accommodation will suit independent travellers, particularly those with cars as private parking is also included in the rate.
A shared lounge offers space for those seeking company, or for groups to spend time together. The convenient location also offers ease of access to many of the most popular things to do in Carlingford, and within walking distance of a range of popular eateries serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
2. The Bay Tree Restaurant & Guesthouse
A prime and central location in Carlingford, the Bay Tree offers guests a unique combination of elegant guesthouse accommodations and world-class dining all in the same convenient address. With seven individually designed and decorated double rooms, each room comes with flat-screen televisions, an en suite bathroom with a power shower, and complimentary WiFi.
On top of that, each room features themes taken from local Celtic folklore and legend, making your stay an unparalleled experience. Breakfast is served in the downstairs restaurant, where you can also enjoy lunch and dinner. The menu at The Bay Tree is award-winning and features local seasonal produce at its finest.
3. Riverside Lodge
On the opposite side of the peninsula, and only a short 10-minute drive from Carlingford, the Riverside Lodge is a haven set amongst rolling fields of farmland, and at the foot of the Cooley Mountains with quaint Irish villages nearby.
The Lodge offers B&B style accommodation, with four rooms that include a triple-share room, and three doubles with four-poster beds. The Lodge also has 2 independent apartment suites available, which are ideal for couples or groups as they offer accommodations for 2 adults per suite. Breakfast is included in the rate, and private parking is also available.
4. Carlingford Marina Apartments
And last but by no means least in our guide to the best guesthouses and hotels in Carlingford is the Marina Apartments. For those with nautical inclinations, the Carlingford Marina Apartments offers the very best of self-catering accommodations. Ideal for adults, groups, or families exploring the area, as they feature a separate large master bedroom with a double bed, and a double bed and single bed in the lounge area.
The kitchenette and lounge areas are spacious and well-appointed with comfortable seating, all the necessary kitchen equipment you’d expect, and superb views of the marina and docked boats. Another benefit of this location is its ease of access to many of the best pubs in Carlingford along with it’s proximity to the start of the Carlingford Greenway.
Carlingford hotels: Where have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant places to stay in Carlingford from the guide above.
If you have a place that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments below and I’ll check it out!
FAQs about the best hotels Carlingford has to offer
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘What Carlingford accommodation is the fanciest?’ to ‘What places to stay in Carlingford is best for groups?’.
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 Carlingford?
In my opinion, the Four Seasons and Mc Kevitts are two of the best Carlingford hotels.
What Carlingford Accommodation is good for groups?
The Oystercatcher and the Carlingford Marina Apartments are two good group options as many of the rooms have several beds.