Best Place to Stay in Dublin

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

We’re recently back from our trip to Ireland and I can’t wait to share more about it. We visited Dublin and Cork City with day trips to Belfast (in Northern Ireland) and Kinsale. I always like to share posts in the order of our trip, so first things first is the best place to stay in Dublin.

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

Where to Stay in Dublin

In looking for hotels in Dublin, we did a bit of research. Namely, we wanted something central. That’s always a factor for us, but especially with a 4 year old (who still naps daily) in tow, we can’t easily schlep into the city daily. Besides being a dreamy hotel with a magnificent breakfast situation, The Green Hotel near St. Stephens Green was a perfect location – walkable to everything, next to a tram stop, near a rental car agency, etc.

Funny enough, I did some research and stumbled on The Alex Hotel (not the hotel we stayed at). Besides having a convenient location, looking lovely, it also is Green Key Certified – in short, certified sustainable. You can imagine my little heart jumped for joy.

The next day, my mom went looking for the hotel online and couldn’t remember the name, so she typed in green hotel in Dublin. Lo and behold, there was The Green Hotel – part of the same hotel group in the city and, also Green Key Certified.

I’m sure the Alex is great, but I can’t recommend The Green enough….so, let’s get to some facts about the stay and location.

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

The Green Hotel Dublin Review

With four of us traveling, we ended up in two rooms – across the hall from one another. One bedroom with a king size bed (pictured) and one with two twin beds. You can see from the images that it was nice and roomy, wonderfully decorated, and just a great room to stay in.

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel
Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

There was a Nespresso, hot water kettle, and cookies in the room – perfect for us adjusting to the time change and long travel (shoutout to my mom who was up with our little guy for 3 hours in the middle of the night – he was hungry)!

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

The Green Hotel Breakfast

One of the things we also looked for in where to stay in Dublin was a full breakfast situation. It’s always nice to start a day with a good breakfast (and good coffee). With a kiddo who’s frequently hungry and a husband whose diet prevents him from eating breads, a full spread with eggs, bacon, fruit, meats, yogurt, toast, and fruit is perfect. And the Green Hotel breakfast was everything we could’ve asked for!

When we made our reservation, they offered a discounted prepay option with daily breakfast!

It was all tasty, truthfully, but their scones and the Irish butter (wonderfully creamy and salted) were a dream. I had one every day since that’s something I can’ find done right here in the US. And the coffee was just right!

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

Where to Stay in Dublin – Best Location

Ok. The Green Hotel is kitty-corner from St. Stephen’s Green – a gorgeous city park. It’s also a block away from plenty of shopping, restaurants, and coffee shops; a few blocks from the theatre and Trinity College; and a very walkable distance from The River Liffey, Temple Bar, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

There is a tram stop across the street and there is a SIXT rental car agency a few blocks away (in the Conrad Hotel parking).

While there are plenty of hotels in the St. Stephens Green area (sublimely central), I loved that we were on the South side of the Green (the east side would also be ok). The northwest corner, home to many restaurants and bars, is handy but I fear it would be a bit loud on weekend nights. The Green Hotel was perfectly quiet and calm at night!

The Food at The Green Hotel

So. Room service is not a usual option for us, but one night after a road trip and without reservations, we were striking out with restaurants. It was 7:30 on a Saturday in downtown, so not surprising.

As a last resort, we opted for the room service at The Green…and it was delicious! The burger and beet salad were a dream. They don’t offer a full menu for dinner in the hotel, but they do have the exceptional breakfast setup and lunch until mid-afternoon.

There’s also a bar downstairs – Pen & Player. My husband popped down the same night to get drinks and he was impressed. Two bartenders made his Old-Fashioned drink and he says it’s the best he’s ever had. Since coming home, he’s added a few of their tricks to his shaken old-fashioned, and it is quite delicious.

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

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Be sure to check out my complete Ireland packing list, things to do in Cork, Ireland, and more to come!

Best Place to Stay in Dublin - The Green Hotel

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