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Dublin downtown hotels

Can anyone recommend a reasonable downtown Dublin hotel for a woman traveler within walking distance of many attractions?

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In about 2008-09, I stayed at the Shelbourne on St. Stephen's Green. I had a single room with a view of the back garden. I recall walking from there to the Guinness Brewery to the downtown area with shops and then back to the hotel. I was there a day in advance of joining a Backroads Touring Company tour of the West of Ireland. I think I caught a bus from the airport. Anyway, I recall walking around the Green to locate the hotel. And, while you have not asked, I lunched at the Avoca store in central Dublin - lunched well and shopped!

Cheers. Debbie

Posted by
191 posts

The Shelbourne and the Westbury are both very nice, but can be very pricy.

I would recommend taking a look at trip advisor and look at the pricing for when you are going to be there. The best area in my opinion is Dublin 2 - It is the area south of the Liffey (river) that includes St Stephen's Green. It is convenient for a lot of general sites and easy transportation.

I would generally avoid staying North of the Liffey.

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My RS trip for 14 day best of Ireland tour stayed at the Bruswells on Molestreet. We loved it.! Happy traveling.

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Had a good experience at the Albany House on Harcourt Street in 2009. Spent one night solo after a RS tour. Walked a few streets over to catch the airport bus the next morning.

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782 posts

I have also stayed at Buswells during May of this year and we loved the service, friendliness, and the food in the restaurant. The location is perfect and is within a block of Trinity College and St. Stephens Green. Be sure to sign up for the "Literary Pub Crawl" on-line before you go it is awesome!

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I went on the 14 Day Ireland tour as a single female traveler and stayed 3 days before the tour began at Buswells Hotel. I enjoyed my stay and they had an excellent breakfast. It was easy to get around Dublin from this hotel. The hotel is in easy walking distance from Trinity College. The staff was very nice and the hotel is very nice and the large breakfast room is also very nice. I would stay here again if I went back to Dublin.

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Just returned from a trip and stayed at the George Frederic Handel Hotel. Very reasonable price, across from Christ Church Cathedral and easy walking distance to Temple Bar, Trinity College, Gresham Street, Guinness, etc.

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Our tour stayed at the Trinity City hotel - near all the attractions, nice room and nice size w a/c on those warm nights. Near Trinity college, temple bar area, etc