If you’re in search of the best hotels in Lahinch, our Lahinch hotels guide should tickle your fancy!
You’ll find the small, lively town of Lahinch nestled at the head of Liscannor Bay in County Clare.
Known as one of the best surfing spots on the Wild Atlantic Way, the town attracts everyone from seasoned surfers to locals in search of a break by the sea.
In the guide below, you’ll find everything from Airbnbs and hotels in Lahinch to B&Bs, guesthouses and some unique accommodation in Lahinch.
Our favourite accommodation and hotels in Lahinch
The first section of the guide contains our favourite guesthouses and hotels in Lahinch. These are places that one of the Irish Road Trip team has stayed in and raved about.
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1. Lahinch Coast Hotel and Suites
The Coast Hotel and Suites is one of the most popular of the many Lahinch hotels and you’ll find it located just back from Lahinch Beach on the main street in town.
They offer a range of gorgeously decorated double and deluxe rooms, some offering views across the coastline. Each room includes satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities and a spacious ensuite.
There’s plenty of amenities at this hotel as well, including a fitness centre, pool, sauna and spa bath for complete relaxation. This is one of the only hotels in Lahinch with a pool!
2. Shamrock Inn Hotel
For more traditional Lahinch accommodation, this 3-star, family-run inn is located right on the main street of Lahinch.
Set just a block back from the beach, you can easily head out for a surf as early or late as you like. They have comfortable rooms all offering ensuites, TV and an all-inclusive full Irish breakfast for guests.
If you’re after a good feed, the cosy restaurant downstairs is the perfect place to have a meal and a drink at the oak-panelled bar.
If you’re looking for places to stay in Lahinch that make the perfect base to explore from, you can’t go wrong with a few nights spent here.
3. Lehinch Lodge
Simple yet classy, sums up our next Lahinch accommodation pretty well. Located just down from the main street, this family-run, 3-star guesthouse is a 5-minute walk from the beach.
The classic single and double rooms are spacious and all offer ensuites, tea and coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. There’s also plenty of free parking onsite as well.
While it doesn’t feature a restaurant, it’s just a couple of hundred metres walk away from the main street where you have plenty of good options to choose from.
4. Wild Atlantic Lodge Rooms
For beachfront views, this holiday lodge is one of the best options just outside of town. It’s located towards the southern end of the beach, just over a kilometre from the main street of Lahinch.
The lodge offers four rooms with doubles up to family options for larger groups available. Each room has an ensuite bathroom, free Wi-Fi and flat screen TV.
There’s also a shared lounge and garden for all guests to enjoy. You can gaze over towards the beach from your room making it the perfect relaxing escape.
If you fancy kipping in a B&B that goes toe-to-toe with the Lahinch hotels on Google reviews (currently 4.9/5 from 54 reviews) then check this place out.
More places to stay in Lahinch exceptional reviews
Now that we have out favourite Lahinch accommodation out of the way, it’s time to look at some other great places to stay in Lahinch.
Below, you’ll find everything from holiday homes and guesthouses to Airbnbs and some more great Lahinch hotels, like the brilliant Sancta Maria Hotel.
1. Sancta Maria Hotel
This cosy, family-run hotel is known for its exceptional value for money. It’s located just down from the main street of Lahinch and a 4-minute walk from the beach.
It has free parking and Wi-Fi throughout for guests, as well as ensuite bathrooms, TV and tea and coffee making facilities in each room.
The simple hotel also features a guest lounge for relaxing and an onsite restaurant where you can sample some of the freshly caught seafood along with homemade bread on the menu.
If you’re in search of Lahinch hotels that punch well above their weight and that won’t hammer the pocket, check out the Sancta Maria.
2. Atlantic Hotel
One of the more traditional hotels in Lahinch, the Atlantic is a popular option on the main street. It’s just a couple of minutes to walk to the beach and close to all the best restaurants in Lahinch.
The comfortable rooms all have ensuite facilities and include a full Irish breakfast to start your day off well. The restaurant onsite is a popular place to head for traditional Irish cuisine, including freshly caught seafood.
You can also grab a well-deserving pint at the bar after your day spent catching waves down at the beach.
3. Vaughan Lodge (one of the only boutique hotels in Lahinch)
This boutique 4-star hotel has exceptional reviews. Family-run for four generations, Vaughan Lodge is located away from the bustling main street on Ennistymon Road in Lahinch.
They offer a range of spacious rooms including deluxe, classic and studio options. You’ll also find a fine-dining restaurant on site.
They serve a complimentary Irish breakfast for guests each morning, as well as feature an elegant seafood dining experience by night. Or you can always enjoy a drink in the cocktail lounge bar with a cosy fireplace.
4. The Old School House
If you’re travelling with a group of mates or family and looking for the perfect place to have all to yourselves, this old converted school house is the perfect relaxing escape.
It’s located outside of town, but it’s just a 10-minute drive from the beach and a 13-minute drive from the Cliffs of Moher.
The beautiful two-bedroom house has been carefully restored and furnished comfortably and can sleep up to four people. You’ll also find a full kitchen, laundry, two bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and patio to enjoy as well.
If you’re looking for places to stay in Lahinch with a group, this place is well worth considering!
5. Slaney House B&B
This cosy B&B is the perfect retreat for a more relaxing stay away from the bustle of the town centre. It’s just tucked up a side street off School Road, but is a very short walk to the beach if you want to head out for an early morning surf.
The house offers comfortable double rooms along with a complimentary breakfast each morning. There is also a lovely garden and shared lounge and terrace to relax when you’re not at the beach.
The reviews for this Lahinch accommodation rave about the exceptional service at this small place, so you won’t be disappointed.
6. Coach House Lodge
Last but by no means least in our guide to the best places to stay in Lahinch is the Coach House – a popular B&B at the southern end of the bay.
It’s the perfect place to kick back and look out over the surf break, with all of the rooms offering sea views. On top of that, they each have tea and coffee making facilities, a flat screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
The house is a 200-year-old renovated farmhouse and is decorated with a rustic and cosy touch. There’s also a shared BBQ available for guests to use, if you want to cook up a storm with views back towards the ocean.
What Lahinch accommodation have we missed?
I’ve no doubt that we’ve unintentionally missed out on some brilliant Lahinch accommodation in the guide above.
If you have any places to stay in Lahinch that you’d like to recommend, let me know in the comments section below (update: we’ve now a dedicated guide to the best Lahinch holiday homes).
Lahinch hotels FAQs
Since publishing our guide to the best things to do in Lahinch many years ago, we’ve had questions asking everything from what are the best hotels in Lahinch 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 Lahinch?
The best Lahinch hotels, in our opinion, are Lahinch Coast Hotel and Suites, the Shamrock Inn Hotel, Sancta Maria Hotel, Atlantic Hotel and Vaughan Lodge Hotel.
What Lahinch hotels have a swimming pool?
If you’re in search of hotels in Lahinch with a pool, you can’t go wrong with Lahinch Coast Hotel and Suites.
What are the best places to stay in Lahinch if you’re visiting for the first time?
This depends on who you’re visiting with. If you’re on your own or visiting as a couple/two friends, one of the Lahinch hotels are worth considering. If there are a few of you, one of the holiday homes or one of the Airbnbs in Lahinch are worth checking out.
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.