Last Updated on February 16, 2024 by Katrina

Photo credit: The Shelbourne

Literary history, architectural grandeur, and charming pubs are just the beginning in Dublin. As the capital of Ireland, “the land of saints and scholars,” Dublin is home to big sights such as the 13th century Dublin Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and St. Stephen’s Green—as well as crowd-pleasers like the Guinness Storehouse. Dublin’s luxury hotels offer their own rich experiences, often housed in historic buildings and spoiling guests with plush amenities. Here are the best luxury hotels in Dublin.

The Shelbourne, Autograph Collection (27 St. Stephen’s Green; 353-1-663-4500) City Centre

This 1824 grande dame is “perhaps Dublin’s most famous five-star hotel,” writes Condé Nast Traveler. Fun fact: The Irish Constitution was drafted here, and you can see a copy of in The Constitution Room. “Rooms overlooking St. Stephen’s Green have perhaps the best views in the city.” One Google reviewer recommends specifying your room preference (“we were given a room facing an office building, which was disappointing but fine”) but another says it’s a “‘wonderful, historic hotel that’s been brought up to date, without losing any of its old-fashioned charm. Unusually large selection of bars/restaurants for the size of the hotel.”    >> Book this hotel for less

The Merrion Hotel Dublin (Merrion St. Upper; 353-1-603-0600) City Centre

If you’re looking for plush hotels in Dublin, this boutique property in a posh neighborhood near the National Gallery is four 18th century row houses on Upper Merrion Street. “This is where you can soak up all things Georgian,” writes Departures. “Antiques, open fires, gilt mirrors, and cozy bedrooms. The hotel is also home to the two-Michelin-star Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.” A Tripadvisor user is most wowed, though, by the level of service. “The staff know your name and are always there to assist you and are lightning-fast. The cocktail bar is exceptional.”    >> Book this hotel for less

The Westbury (Balfe St.; 353-1-679-1122) City Centre

You can’t get a much better location,” writes Condé Nast Traveler of this elegant 205-room hotel a short walk from the luxury shops of Grafton Street. “The vibrant cultural and social hub of the city center are mere steps away,” writes the magazine, “and Trinity College is just a five-minute walk.” Online reviewers love the location and people-watching. “The hotel restaurant (Wilde) and bar (Sidecar) were really nice as well,” says one Google reviewer, “but rooms could use a little updating.”    >> Book this hotel for less

The Marker Dublin (Grand Canal Quay; 353-1-687-5100) Docklands

“Many hotels in Dublin play on their historic heritage, but not so The Marker,” writes Condé Nast Traveler of this contemporary hotel with a “splashy, chequerboard-glass exterior. Light floods into the rooms with their floor-to-ceiling views of the water.” A Trip Advisor liked the “architecturally distinctive” hotel for its spa and pool, and for being a little out of the way— “a brisk 15–20 minute walk to Temple Bar,” the user writes. “The room was very comfortable, and the Irish brand toiletries were a nice touch to keep things local.”    >> Book this hotel for less

The Dylan (Eastmoreland Pl.; 353-1-660-3000) Sandymount Strand

This 58-room boutique hotel is an erstwhile nurses’ home at the Royal City of Dublin Hospital. Today, The Dylan “is anything but humble,” writes The Telegraph. “Opulent interiors feature gilt mirrors, geometric patterned carpets, and padded leather walls, with a touch of humor.” As a nice perk, the hotel offers guests special tours and admission at the nearby Irish Museum of Modern Art. A Google reviewer says, “The staff went above and beyond. When we called for help to get the bath started, they brought bath salts. The hallways constantly had freshly lit candles. The ambiance was perfect!”    >> Book this hotel for less