The 6 best hotels near Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is an impressive structure and a focal point of the city. Dating back to the 13th century the castle was built on the site of what was originally a Viking settlement. For centuries the British occupied the building until independence in 1922. Since then it has been functioning both as a tourist attraction and an important government centre. Exhibitions are held on rotation, displaying well curated art shows, local craftmanship or even pop-up museums. The gardens are a lovely place for a stroll, ideal for families. Boasting an enviable location in the centre of the city meaning that nearby neighbourhoods of Temple Bar, Grafton Street and Trinity College are all attractive options for those who want to be nearby. Our colllection of the best hotels near Dublin Castle range from small and hip to stylish and sophisticated.

The best hotels near Dublin Castle

Hip hotels

The Clarence

  • The Clarence is famously owned by Bono and The Edge of U2 and has been transformed into one of Dublin's hippest hotels. Situated on the banks of the Liffey it is perfectly placed for making the most of Dublin's many sights and legendary nightlife. A stylish, good value spot for a city break.
  • Kelly's Hotel Dublin is a quirky boutique located in the heart of Dublin's city centre. Individually styled rooms boast hand-selected design pieces and comfy beds; the best retain the building's Victorian-era charm with exposed wooden beams. A novel hotel bridge leads guests over to No Name Bar. A chic choice

Stylish

Brooks Hotel

  • Brooks Hotel, on Dublin's trendy Drury Street, is an excellent family-run hotel. Its style is modern with smart, comfortable rooms and an inviting, low-key bar. Central Dublin is on the doorstep, so return after a day's exploring for a delicious meal at in-house Francesca's. A stylish city hotel.
  • Clarendon Suites offers smart self-catering apartments in the heart of Dublin city centre with a quality seafood restaurant and bar below. Expect hip modern fittings, stylish Smeg fridges and luxurious faux-fur bedspreads. Some rooms have huge windows with great city views. A really great city launch-pad.
  • The Westbury is a seriously chic offering in the heart of the city. Rooms and suites perfectly blend traditional and contemporary design. The restaurant styles itself on 1930s elegance and the fine-dining cuisine is equally impressive. A smart selection.
  • The Morgan is neatly located in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin's quirky cobble stoned neighbourhood. An elegant spot with stylish rooms, complete with Nespresso machines. Dine at 10 Fleet Street Restaurant and Bar, a chic restaurant with a menu of Irish favourites.

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  • The Clarence Dublin 50 rooms from £225

    Famously owned by Bono and The Edge of U2, The Clarence has been transformed into one of Dublin's hippest hotels. Situated on the banks of the Liffey it is perfectly placed for making the most of Dublin's many sights and legendary nightlife. A stylish, good value spot for a city break.

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  The hotel is situated in the heart of Dublin's cultural quarter with all major attractions near by
    Private Hot Tub  -  If you book the penthouse suite it comes with private terrace and outdoor hot tub
    Spa  -  Relaxation area offering aromatherapy treatments and massages
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel, CN Traveller
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  • Kelly's Hotel Dublin Dublin 16 rooms from £86

    This quirky boutique hotel is located in the heart of Dublin's city centre. Individually styled rooms boast hand-selected design pieces and comfy beds; the best retain the building's Victorian-era charm with exposed wooden beams. Take the novel hotel bridge over to No Name Bar. A lively city stay.

    Short fly break  -  This hotel is perfectly situated for a short fly weekend away; throw a few things into a bag and book your flight
    City Style  -  You can't get a more central location than this hotel's; use this as a base for exploring Dublin's city sights
    Romantic Break  -  With its unique design and cosy rooms, this hotel is great for couple's looking for a lively romantic break
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Christ Church Cathedral, one of Dublin's most historic city sights
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  • Brooks Hotel Dublin 98 rooms from £234

    On Dublin's trendy Drury Street, Brooks Hotel is an excellent, family-run hotel. Its style is modern with smart, comfortable rooms and an inviting, low-key bar. Central Dublin is on the doorstep, so return after a day's exploring for a delicious meal at in-house Francesca's. A stylish city hotel.

    Sights nearby  -  Five minutes walk from Dublin Castle and the Chester Beatty Library.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel
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  • Clarendon Suites Dublin 4 rooms from £217

    Smart self-catering apartment suites in the heart of Dublin city centre with a quality seafood restaurant and bar below. Expect hip modern fittings, stylish Smeg fridges and luxurious faux-fur bedspreads. Some rooms have huge windows with great city views. A really great city launch-pad.

    City Style  -  Located in the heart of the city close to major shopping areas and the main sights
    Sights nearby  -  Walk to nearby Trinity College, Dublin Castle and Stephen's Green, an iconic Georgian square and park
    Minimum Stay  -  Three-night minimum stay
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • The Morgan Dublin (Temple Bar) 168 rooms from £180

    Neatly located in the heart of Temple Bar, Dublin's quirky cobble stoned neighbourhood, The Morgan Hotel is an elegant spot with stylish rooms, complete with Nespresso machines. Dine at 10 Fleet Street Restaurant and Bar, a chic restaurant with a menu of Irish favourites. Superb!

    Short fly break  -  The cobbled streets and laneways lined with boutique shops, galleries and restaurants make this ideal for weekend breaks
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the heart of Dublin, a short stroll from Grafton Street, and Dublin Castle
    Sights nearby  -  Trinity College, Christ Church Cathedral, Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, and many more sights are just a stone's throw away
    Swimming Pool  -  Guests can use the fitness facilties at West Wood Club including a heated indoor pool - a 5 minute walk away
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  • The Westbury Hotel Dublin 205 rooms from £280

    An elegant hotel in the heart of the city offering an appealing mix of classic and contemporary design. Lofty rooms feature wooden floors, large sash windows and roll-top baths. Take high-tea in The Gallery, sip on a gin cocktail in the 1930s-style Sidebar before dining in the superb brasserie.

    Local exploring  -  Offering a central location just off Grafton Street, find many of the city's attractions within walking distance
    Four poster beds  -  For romantics.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection
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Written by Katie Harris

posted Tuesday, 30th July 2019