If you’re in search of the best hotels in Drogheda, you’ve landed in the right place.
The ancient town of Drogheda is often overlooked by those looking for a base to explore Meath and Louth from.
In our Drogheda hotels guide below, you’ll find everything from luxury accommodation to places to stay in Drogheda that hopefully won’t break the bank.
Our favourite guesthouses and hotels in Drogheda
The first section of this guide is packed with what we think are the best hotels in Drogheda – these are places that one of The Irish Road Trip Team have stayed in and loved.
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1. Scholars Townhouse Hotel
Scholars Townhouse Hotel is situated in the centre of Drogheda on King Street. This 3-star hotel is located in an old building dating back to 1867 when it served as a Christian Brothers monastery. The hotel still maintains its beautiful Belfast red brick exterior and its many Victorian charms.
There’s several room types on offer at Scholars: single rooms, double rooms, superior doubles rooms and family rooms. Each of the bedrooms feature a modern design while still paying homage to their Victorian origins. Scholars Townhouse Hotel is also known for its award-winning food. In fact, its restaurant has been awarded two AA rosettes for culinary excellence.
This hotel features a gastro lounge, with a selection of fine wines, local whiskeys and craft beers, as well as a restaurant known for the quality of its locally sourced ingredients. This is one of our favourite hotels in Drogheda for good reason!
2. The Glenside Hotel
The Glenside Hotel is located just outside of Drogheda on the Dublin Road. From here, it’s around a 10-minute to reach the centre of the town. This hotel has 17 guest rooms ranging from single rooms, double rooms, family rooms, triple rooms and the luxurious Hilary Suite.
The Glenside Hotel has two main dining areas – Henrys restaurant and the newly renovated Garden Lounge & Grill. The outdoor area is open from Wednesday to Saturday, from 4 pm to 8 pm and on Sunday from 1 pm to 7 pm, while the indoor restaurant is open Saturday and Sunday from 12.30 pm to 7 pm.
A continental breakfast is served from Monday to Friday while, at the weekend, you also have the option to order a full Irish breakfast.
3. D Hotel
The D Hotel is one of the better-known Drogheda hotels and you’ll find it on the south bank of the River Boyne on Marsh Road. This four-star hotel has 111 bedrooms, each of which is decorated with a modern design. Here you will find double or twin rooms, family rooms as well as two penthouse suites.
Some of the bedrooms even feature a balcony overlooking the River Boyne. Prices also include access to the hotel mini gym and discounts on parking surrounding the hotel.
According to reviews, the rooms are bright and spacious, the staff are warm and friendly and the on-site Goodwins Steakhouse is well worth nipping into.
4. Rathescar Grove Guest House
Rathescar Grove Guest House gives the Drogheda hotels a run for their money, and a night here is a very different experience to staying in the town. The guesthouse is around a 15-minute spin from Drogheda, and it’s situated in a stunning woodland setting near Rathescar Lake.
The rooms are beautifully decorated and boast lovely, bright interiors. Some even offer breath-taking views out over the surrounding countryside.
If you’re not worried about staying in Drogheda Town, this place is well worth a look. Their review score online put them on par with the top hotels in Meath!
More places to stay in Drogheda with great reviews
Personal favourites aside, there are plenty of other great hotels in Drogheda and other types of accommodation in Drogheda.
Below, you’ll find some other excellent Drogheda hotels, several of which are up there with the best hotels in Louth.
1. Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club
The Boyne Valley Hotel is situated in the periphery of Drogheda on the Dublin Road. This 3-star hotel is about 4 km from the centre of the town. The Boyne Valley Hotel is located in a 19th century mansion, standing in the middle of 16 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
You’ll be able to choose between a double room, a superior double room and a deluxe double room. The Boyne Valley Hotel also features a swimming pool, a steam room, a sauna as well as a gym.
Several golf courses are also situated on the hotels doorstep along with many of the best places to visit in Meath.
2. Aaron Vale B&B
If the various Drogheda hotels above haven’t tickled your fancy, there’s plenty of homely B&Bs to choose from in the town. Aaron Vale B&B is a short 3-minute walk from the town centre and each of the rooms have windows facing the back garden and come with a private bathroom.
The reviews online are excellent (currently 8.7/10 from 190+ reviews on Booking.com) and there’s a full Irish breakfast on offer in the mornings. This is a lovely, cosy little place to explore Drogheda from.
3. Windsor Lodge B&B
Located in the north of Drogheda, a 10-minutes walk to the town centre, Windsor Lodge B&B boasts a large living room, a cosy fireplace, an car park as well as a spacious outdoor seating are for those warm summer days.
All the bedrooms are ensuite and include coffee and tea making facilities, a bed fitted with luxury linen and free WIFI. Here you will be able to choose from several types of rooms such as triple, double, family and chalet rooms.
Windsor Lodge also features a newly renovated dining room with plenty of options for breakfast.
4. Listoke House
Listoke House is an absolute stunner and you’ll find it just outside of Drogheda on the Ballymakenny Road, a 7 minute drive from the town centre. This hotel is surrounded by Edwardian gardens and woodlands and is therefore the perfect place for those who love nature and tranquillity.
All bedrooms include a private bathroom and a flat-screen tv and some of them also have a lovely view of the garden. According to reviews, the owner Juliet and Raymond are extremely friendly and accept pets (make sure to check this with them in advance).
Excellent hotels near Drogheda
If none of the Drogheda hotels above tickle your fancy, there’s plenty of places to consider a short spin away.
We have two favourite hotels near Drogheda – Reddans of Bettystown and Flynn’s of Termonfeckin.
1. Reddans of Bettystown Luxury Bed & Breakfast
Reddans Luxury B&B is located on the coast road in Bettystown, around a 15-minute drive from Drogheda. This B&B has been welcoming people for more than 140 years and features family rooms, king standard ensuites, queen ensuites and king luxury ensuites.
Some of the rooms feature spacious windows overlooking Bettystown Beach. Reddans B&B is also home to a restaurant as well as a bar and lounge.
2. Flynns of Termonfeckin Boutique Hotel
Flynns of Termonfeckin Boutique Hotel is a short, 10-minute drive from Drogheda, and it’s one of the more unique places to stay closeby. The hotel is home to two pubs and several recently refurbished bedrooms.
The rooms are bright, beautifully decorated and the hotels is situated right next to the river. This is a great alternative to staying in Drogheda, as it’s close by, but located in a much quieter setting.
What Drogheda hotels have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally left out some brilliant Drogheda hotels 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 places to stay in Drogheda
We’ve had a lot of questions over the years asking about everything from ‘Which hotels in Drogheda have a pool?’ to ‘Which ones are 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 Drogheda?
Our favourite hotels in Drogheda are Scholars Townhouse Hotel, the D Hotel and The Glenside.
What are some unique places to stay in Drogheda?
Listoke House and Rathescar Grove Guest House (both near Drogheda) are two beautifully unique places to stay near Drogheda.
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