Oct 31, 2023



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Fora’s Guide to Luxury Hotels in Dublin, Ireland

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Want to stay at one of the best hotels in Dublin, Ireland? We’ve got four excellent hotels for you.

Better yet, connect with Fora for personalized hotel recs that fit your travel preferences and access to VIP perks and status at no additional cost. 

What’s the best area to stay in Dublin? Is it expensive?

Broadly speaking, the best hotels in Dublin, Ireland are found in the neighborhoods surrounding the beautiful and imposing Dublin Castle, the National Gallery of Ireland and St. Stephen's Green.

Of course, your itinerary is a factor to consider, too. We recommend working with a travel pro who can hook you up with tailored hotel recs based on what you want to do. And if you’re not quite sure what that looks like yet, our 3-day Dublin itinerary and 10-day road trip itinerary from Dublin to Killarney both have ideas.

The 4 best hotels in Dublin, Ireland

Ready for a quick breakdown of four of our favorite hotels in Dublin, Ireland? Read on.

1. The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection: one of the most famous hotels in Dublin

Image courtesy of The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection

Centuries-old and absolutely stunning, The Shelbourne is one of Dublin’s most iconic hotels. Whether you’re looking for a luxurious weekend in Dublin or an extended stay, The Shelbourne accommodates with exceptional service, gorgeous rooms and top-tier amenities, including an elegant tea-room lounge, elevated Irish restaurant and full-service spa-slash-salon.

You’ll find this majestic hotel across the street from St. Stephen’s Green, near the heart of the city.

Want to level up your stay at The Shelbourne? Book and plan your trip with Fora.

Fora Perks at The Shelbourne:

  • Complimentary lunch or dinner.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

2. Conrad Dublin: one of the most luxurious contemporary hotels in Dublin, Ireland

Image courtesy of Conrad Dublin

If you prefer a luxury hotel with a fresher perspective, Conrad Dublin may be the hotel for you. Juxtaposed to the 200-year-old Shelbourne, Conrad Dublin only recently opened under new ownership and features a refined style that blends classic Old World styles with sleek contemporary designs. The rooms boast lavish furnishings and sophisticated decor, along with huge bay windows for a lovely view of the city.

The hotel also borders St. Stephen’s Green, but on the far side from The Shelbourne, offering convenient access to all the sights from a relatively quieter corner of the city.

Need more intel? Check out our Conrad Dublin review, which especially praised the hotel’s warm Irish hospitality.

Fora Perks at Conrad Dublin:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

3. The Dylan Hotel (a.k.a. Dylan Dublin): a bold & vibrant boutique hotel 

Image courtesy of Dylan Dublin

Housed within a historic Victorian building (with a connection to Queen Victoria), The Dylan Hotel is a fun and colorful choice just a block away from Baggot Street’s many eateries and bars, in an otherwise quieter part of the city.

The hotel’s rooms and suites are brightly decorated and feature a contemporary style that’s a bit more whimsical and artful than Conrad Dublin. Still, The Dylan is one of the more luxurious hotels in Dublin, Ireland. And the best rooms are spacious and lavishly furnished.

Connect with Fora to level up your stay at The Dylan Hotel. 

(P.S.: curious about the city’s landmarks and sights? Our guide to Dublin has ideas.)

Fora Perks at The Dylan Hotel:

  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

4. InterContinental Dublin, an IHG Hotel: a luxurious urban oasis in Dublin’s Ballsbridge neighborhood

Image courtesy of InterContinental Dublin, an IHG Hotel

Ritzy yet largely laid-back, InterContinental Dublin is a favorite among foreign dignitaries (many of Dublin’s embassies are nearby) and traveling professionals looking for an elevated stay with access to world-class amenities.

Even the standard guestrooms here are massive, opulently furnished and feature gorgeous views of the resort grounds and Dublin’s lovely architecture.

(BTW: looking for hotels near Times Square NYC? InterContinental has an exceptional location there, as well.)

Fora Perks at InterContinental Dublin:

  • $100 food / beverage credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Want to VIP your stay at the best hotels in Dublin, Ireland? Book with Fora

Need more recs for hotels in Dublin, Ireland? Plan and book your trip with Fora. We’ll help you find the perfect hotel and unlock VIP perks along the way. 

Not sure that Dublin fits your intended vacation vibe? Check out these Europe travel guides, too:

This article has been fact checked by Pro Fora Advisor Anny Chen, an expert on travel to Dublin, Ireland.

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