Our Dublin hotels take you to the heart of Gaelic culture, with Ireland’s oldest university, finest national art and history museums and highest concentration of pubs all just minutes away.
Guests of our hotels in Dublin can start exploring in Temple Bar, a central cluster of pedestrian-friendly lanes filled with restaurants, bars and shops. Temple Bar’s west end looks directly into the Front Gate of Trinity College, Ireland’s oldest university. Pass through the gate to find the university’s centuries-old buildings tucked away on manicured greenswards. Trinity’s Old Library shelters the famous Book of Kells, an intricately illuminated 9th-century manuscript. From the university, it’s a quick walk to the National Gallery of Ireland, hung with masterworks by Irish painters. Our Dublin hotels are also close to the Guinness Storehouse, where you can take a tour and sample Dublin’s signature heady draught straight from the source. Window-shop for fine linens and rare books by Irish authors in the Grafton Street shopping district, close to our hotels in Dublin.
Old-school pubs around Grafton Street and nearby Temple Bar serve hearty Irish classics like shepherd’s pie and soda bread. Value-savvy guests of our Dublin hotels know to watch for popular early-bird menus at the central city’s best restaurants, when prices can drop by 25%. Unwind in Dublin’s famous pubs, many of which have been serving ale for centuries. Davy Byrnes, off Grafton Street, attracts fans of James Joyce, who follow the plot of his novel Ulysses to this pub. Or sip your Guinness under the Victorian chandeliers of the Stag’s Head, just south of Temple Bar.
Stay at our Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Dublin to discover the rich Gaelic flavors of this laidback city, where the joyful sounds of fiddle and pennywhistle pour from wood-paneled pubs all year long.