If you’re in search of the best hotels in Kilkee, our Kilkee hotels and accommodation guide should tickle your fancy!
Thinking of booking yourself a holiday in Kilkee? Fab idea! This lovely little beach resort offers a taste of the past (the heyday of Irish holidays in the late 19th and early 20th century).
Below, you’ll find everything from some very fancy Kilkee hotels to some gorgeous guesthouses where you’ll feel right at home.
Our favourite hotels in Kilkee
The first section of the guide contains our favourite accommodation and hotels in Kilkee. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team has stayed in and raved about.
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1. Kilkee Bay Hotel
The Kilkee Bay Hotel is a fabulous base that will help you make the most of your stay in the town. You’re close to the beach and the cliff walk and you’re a stone’s throw from many of the best places to visit in Clare, too!
The airy, spacious rooms include TVs, tea/coffee-making facilities and ensuite bathrooms with free toiletries. Your breakfast can be the full Irish, complete with wheaten bread and mouth-watering sausages or something lighter, if you fancy!
Darby’s Bistro and Pub prides itself on the selection of fresh, locally sourced food it provides to diners – steaks, mussels and more. The pub and bistro features occasional live music and there’s a large-screen TV showing sports.
If you’re in search of Kilkee hotels that make the perfect base for an adventure, you can’t go wrong with a weekend spent here.
2. Bay View Hotel Kilkee
The award-winning, family run Bay View is one of our favourite hotels in Clare and it has been in the Hickie family since the 1880s and is a great place to unwind.
Beautifully decorated, the double rooms offer visitors spectacular views of the beach and are ensuite with free wi-fi. To eat, you can opt for the Pier Restaurant run by head chef, Aidan Feeney. The restaurant looks out over the bay and has its original parquet flooring.
The perfect spot for an intimate meal deux a deux, the menu offers diners locally sourced, traceable ingredients with everything cooked to order. Choose from seafood chowder, the Black Angus beefburger or the Wild Atlantic catch of the day.
Hickies Bar is a lively, traditional Irish bar, where you’ll be able to listen to live music every Saturday night, and more often in the summer months. If you’re in search of Kilkee hotels for a special occasion, you can’t go wrong with a night at the Bay View.
3. Royal Marine Hotel and Apartments
If you’re after self-catering accommodation in Kilkee, this next place is a good option! The Royal Marine Hotel overlooks the beach, so is perfect for a room with a view.
The hotel prides itself on its welcoming and homely feel and has a selection of bars and a 70-seater restaurant that looks across the bay.
As well as 22 ensuite bedrooms with their super comfortable beds, there are nine fully furnished apartments. The apartments have stocked kitchens with microwaves, fridges, ovens and dishwashers.
More Kilkee accommodation with great reviews
Right – now that we have our favourite hotels in Kilkee out of the way, it’s time to see what else this gorgeous corner of Clare has to offer.
Below, you’ll find a mix of B&Bs and guesthouses, several of which offer accommodation at a similar standard to some of the Kilkee hotels above!
1. Kilkee Town House
After a boutique hotel experience? The Kilkee Town House is a refurbished hotel that offers its guests quality, comfort, fine food and personal service.
The rooms and bathrooms are tastefully decorated, and it makes a great base from which to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside.
Make sure you book in for an afternoon tea – home-made fruit scones, fresh butter and local preserves, accompanied by tea sipped in a gentile room that will take you back in time.
2. BlueTit Lodge
Okay, no sniggering at the back there, please! Titlodge is a Kilkee bed and breakfast accommodation with a wonderful garden and free wi-fi throughout.
It has spacious rooms and the breakfast served to guests offers home-made produce. It is in a secluded location, while close enough to facilities, so offers visitors peace and quiet to make the most of their stay in Kilkee.
3. Hilltop B & B
Hilltop B & B is located in the Centre of Loophead Peninsula, and is an eye-catching property, furnished and decorated to a very high standard.
Some of its rooms feature views of the sea or river, and there’s a shared lounge where you can exchange experiences with your fellow tourists.
Guests rave about the breakfasts – home-made wheaten bread, and fresh, wholesome foods. Packed lunches and sandwiches are also available should you want to prepare yourself for cliff walks or a day’s bird watching.
4. Rosaries Apartment Kilkee
If the Kilkee hotels and B&Bs don’t tickle your fancy, you’ll find plenty of self-catering accommodation in the town.
Situated 350 yards from Kilkee Beach, the Rosaries Apartment is a three-bedroom property, with a living room, fully equipped kitchen, flat-screen TV, dining area and two bathrooms.
The property can provide you with towels and bed linen. It’s in a very central location, so if you don’t want to spend your break cooking, you’re close to the many lovely restaurants and pubs Kilkee has to offer.
What accommodation in Kilkee have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant accommodation in Kilkee in the guide above.
If you have any places to stay in Kilkee that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments section below.
FAQs about the best hotels in Kilkee
Since publishing our guide to the best things to do in Kilkee many years ago, we’ve had questions asking everything from what are the best hotels in Kilkee 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 Kilkee?
So, there are only 3 hotels in Kilkee: the Bay View Hotel Kilkee, the Royal Marine Hotel and the Kilkee Bay Hotel.
What are the best places to stay in Kilkee if you’re visiting for the first time?
If you’re going with a friend or as a couple, I’d argue that one of the Kilkee hotels are your best bet. If you’re travelling on your own, one of the B&Bs in Kilkee will act as a nice home from home.
Emma Baird is a lifestyle editor and novelist. She has worked in the communications industry for more than 25 years, and loves animals, the countryside and lingering in a great pub for the food and the craic.