We're looking for a place to stay from October 5-8 in Dublin that's in a quieter part of town. Would like to be within walking distance to major sites. Thank you!
A few years back we stayed at Academy Plaza Hotel. It was very convenient for visiting sights and taking transit as it was on a street just off O'Connell Street. We liked the location. Our stay was fine, we had no noise issues here, but it is a busy city section. I probably wouldn't stay in the Temple Bar area as that can be very noisy in the evenings especially.
Most of Dublin's sights are in walking distance of each other, but not in "a quieter part of town." Your goals here are somewhat in tension, shall we say. I liked Buswell's Hotel, which is very well located for sightseeing. I don't remember a noise issue but I had a back-facing room.
I just returned from the Heart of Ireland tour and we stayed in Iveagh Garden Hotel, email@example.com, which I definitely recommend. It is in the south of Dublin. Most major sites are accessible by walking. I wouldn't say it is a quieter part of town but it is quieter than Temple Bar area, for example. Very nice lobby, great breakfast, rooms are nice, the hotel itself if quiet enough, the street the hotel is on is not exactly quiet but it certainly is not loud.
I was in Dublin in July and stayed at the Buswells Hotel. It was within a few blocks of everything, and yet on a very quiet street just off Dawson Street and Grafton - which are busier. I loved the old world charm of the lobby, bar and dining room. The desk staff was friendly and helpful, as was Paddy, the concierge. This fine hotel ticked all the boxes for us!
Another vote for Buswells. We’ve stayed there several times now and it’s always been pleasant.
One vote against Buswells. Terrible stay in two different rooms. Even the manager was shocked with all the problems I had.
I can recommend The Davenport or the Hilton Garden Inn.
We stayed at the Ashling Hotel Dublin (close to the Phoenix Park). It was walking distance to Jameson Distillery and to Guiness Storehouse (as well as Phoenix Park). We often took public transport to Templar Bar area or St. Stephens Green area then walked back. In my opinion, it is a "quieter" part of Dublin while walkable to certain attractions. And they had a great breakfast included.
I can recommend Buswells, too. We stayed there in June 2022 and had a great time. Lovely old hotel with friendly staff. I wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again. No problem with our room.
Thank you for all of your suggestions. We've found a place to stay, and are looking forward to our trip in a few weeks.