The 7 Best Family Hotels in Dublin

Dublin

Dublin is a thriving city with boundless entertainment for those travelling as a family. From museums to galleries as well as parks, theatres and a wide choice of restaurants. To top it all off the sea is right on your doorstep as is plenty of rugged Irish countryside. Our collection of the best family hotels in Dublin has something to suit everyone from luxurious stays to central boutiques.

The best family hotels in Dublin

Foodies

King Sitric

  • King Sitric is an award-winning seafood restaurant and hotel located in Howth. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of Balscadden Bay whilst enjoying crab and oyster caught by local fishermen. Ideally placed just outside the city on the coast, for those travelling with children, and pets are welcome too!

Boutique

Gleeson's Townhouse

  • Gleeson's Townhouse is a new boutique hotel situated in Blackrock, South Dublin complete with a cosy pub. The ambitious renovation of this family home has resulted in spacious, modern rooms with lots of light and classic interior design. The family suites are ideal for those travelling with children.

Central

O'Neills

  • O'Neills is a traditional inn at the heart of Dublin's bustling city centre. Traditional décor nods to the building's Victorian-era heritage, with original fireplaces and antique furnishings. Book in for a whiskey tasting at the pub's own whisky bar or sample a local beer. Family rooms and children's meals are available. A charming, family-run guesthouse.

Stylish

Herbert Park Hotel

  • Herbert Park Hotel is a luxury four-star hotel in south Dublin. Plush rooms offer luxurious linens and stunning views over the expansive Herbert Park. The family rooms are great for travelling with children; dine at the gourmet restaurant or take afternoon tea in the terrace lounge. A stylish city break.
  • Hotel 7 is a boutique city hotel in a lovingly restored Georgian townhouse. The comfortable rooms are dressed in pastel linens and boast Smart TVs and a Nespresso machine. Choose from a range of menus to suit your mood at the hotel restaurant before having a drink at the stylish bar. A smart city getaway offering family rooms for those travelling with children.
  • Spencer Hotel is conveniently located in Dublin's city centre, The Spencer Hotel is the perfect location for a weekend break. Rooms are minimalist and modern and come with Nespresso coffee machines and 'White Company' toiletries. Some rooms have balconies with city views. A stylish base complete with spacious family options.

Five star luxury

Fitzwilliam Hotel

  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel is a five-star luxury hotel is nestled in the heart of Dublin's city centre. The best of the spacious rooms are decorated in bold colours and boast plush four-poster beds. Enjoy excellent views over the city sights from the suite's balcony. Drink at the Inn on the Green for an authentic Irish break. Offering spacious rooms and plenty of facilities, it's ideal if you're travelling with children.

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  • The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin 139 rooms from £268

    City Style  -  Sitting in the centre of the bustling capital, this hotel is a chic stay for a city break
    Families  -  The spacious rooms and on-site facilities are great for those travelling with children
    Honeymoons  -  Book a luxury honeymoon package and make it a 5-star holiday
    Great walks  -  Take a walk through Dublin and discover its history with the hotel's tailormade podcasts, available to hotel guests

    This five-star luxury hotel is nestled in the heart of Dublin's city centre. The best of the spacious rooms are decorated in bold colours and boast plush four-poster beds. Enjoy excellent views over the city sights from the suite's balcony. Drink at the Inn on the Green for an authentic Irish break. See More

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  • Spencer Hotel Dublin (IFSC) 169 rooms from £199

    City Style  -  Conveniently located on the River Iffey in the centre of Dublin, a great place to explore the city
    Spa breaks  -  The Viola Day Spa on-site offers a range of massages and spa therapies
    Business meetings  -  The eight meeting rooms can accommodate up to 155 delegates
    Families  -  There are a range of spacious family rooms on offer

    Conveniently located in Dublin's city centre, The Spencer Hotel is the perfect location for a weekend break. Rooms are minimalist and modern and come with Nespresso coffee machines and 'White Company' toiletries. Some rooms have balconies with city views. There is a restaurant and a gym on site. See More

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  • Hotel 7 Dublin (Rotunda) 51 rooms from £198

    Short fly break  -  This hotel is perfectly located for a short fly break, with good transport connections to the airport from the city centre
    Families  -  The spacious and comfortable family rooms are great for those travelling with children
    City Style  -  The hotel's central location makes it a great base for exploring Dublin's sights
    Sights nearby  -  Discover the history of Ireland’s most famous beer with a trip to the Guinness Storehouse, the brewery where Guiness was born

    A boutique city hotel in a lovingly restored Georgian townhouse. The comfortable rooms are dressed in pastel linens and boast Smart TVs and a Nespresso machine. Choose from a range of menus to suit your mood at the hotel restaurant before having a drink at the stylish bar. A smart city getaway. See More

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  • O'Neills Dublin 8 rooms from £144

    Families  -  With family rooms available, and children's meals on offer in the restaurant, this is a good option for families
    Local exploring  -  Located in the heart of Dublin, this is a great base for exploring the city's historic sights
    Romantic Break  -  With cosy rooms in a pretty, heritage building, this is perfect for a quiet couples' getaway
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Guiness Storehouse; it involves a self-guided tour over 6 floors with everything you ever wanted to know about Guiness

    A traditional inn at the heart of Dublin's bustling city centre. Traditional décor nods to the building's Victorian-era heritage, with original fireplaces and antique furnishings. Book in for a whiskey tasting at the pub's own whiskey bar or sample a local beer. A charming, family-run guesthouse. See More

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  • Herbert Park Hotel Dublin 153 rooms from £161

    Families  -  With triple, interconnecting rooms in the family suites, this hotel is perfect for families travelling with older children
    City Style  -  Located in Dublin's historic centre, this hotel is a great base for exploring the local sights on a city break
    Romantic Break  -  With cosy interior décor and a romantic terrace lounge, this hotel is perfect for couples on a city getaway
    Sailing  -  The Surfdock Centre offers windsurfing and sailing courses; enquire at the hotel for more information

    A smart hotel in leafy south Dublin. Plush rooms offer soft carpets and luxurious linens, with stunning views over the expansive Herbert Park. The family rooms are great for travelling with children; dine at the gourmet restaurant or take afternoon tea in the terrace lounge. A stylish city break. See More

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  • King Sitric Dublin (Howth Co.) 8 rooms from £139

    Foodies  -  King Sitric offers a varied menu specialising in wild Irish fish and shellfish caught by local fishermen
    Local exploring  -  Explore the sleepy fishing town of Howth - don't forget to visit Howth Castle
    Fishing  -  The town of Howth is a popular fishing spot for tourists and locals alike
    Great walks  -  King Sitric is surrounded by stunning walks on the Irish coast

    An award-winning seafood restaurant and hotel located in Howth. Guests can enjoy breathtaking views of Balscadden Bay whilst enjoying crab and oyster caught by local fishermen. All rooms are decorated in the turquoise and blues of the sea and have a bright fresh feel. See More

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  • Gleeson's Townhouse Dublin (Booterstown) 16 rooms from £140

    Families  -  The spacious suites are great for people travelling with children, and the restaurant is child-friendly too
    Romantic Break  -  Couples will love the comfy beds and homely feel to this hotel, plus the award-winning pub downstairs
    Hideaway  -  With cosy rooms, a pub, restaurant and shop all on-site, this is a great Dublin bolt-hole
    Sights nearby  -  Take a bus into Dublin's city centre and visit the historic sights, from Christ's Church Cathedral to the Kilmainham Gaol

    A new boutique hotel situated in Blackrock, South Dublin. The ambitious renovation of this family home has resulted in spacious, modern rooms with lots of light and classic interior design. Enjoy a homemade pie at Gleeson's Corner, or have a pint at the cosy pub. A stylish home away from home. See More

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Written by Katie Harris

posted Friday, 14th February 2020