I'm planning a trip to Nice, France that will include a stop in Dublin for a couple of nights at the beginning as well as the end of my 2 week trip in Jan/Feb 2019. I'm looking at AirBnb but I'm also open to hotels. I want to make the best of my brief visits to Dublin and I'm guessing staying in downtown is best but I reach out to you have may have a different suggestion or a recommended place. Thanking you in advance for your help!
Like Paris, It's best to be walking distance from sites. In Dublin, I'd say where O'Connell Street crosses the Liffy is about as central as you get, try to stay relatively close to that - at least inside the canals. I'm looking for May. Hostels seem to be a good budget option in Dublin.
We enjoyed Albany House hotel. It’s by St. Stephens Green and close to most everything. Easy to get to from the airport via bus.
We can highly recommend O'Callaghan's Mont Clare Hotel located on Merrion street Lower. a few blocks from Trinity College. The property is extremely clean with a most helpful staff. A bonus: If you take the orange bus from the airport the stop is just across the street. The Hop on Hop Off stop is also across the street from the hotel and you can buy discounted tickets in the lobby.
Hilton Garden Inn Custom House was a nice and convenient hotel. We stayed there in August.
Ok so I would recommend either, the Arlington hotel on the quays in the city centre, the Clayton hotel on Cardiff lane, almost city centre, just a 5 minute walk or the Schoolhouse hotel on Northumberland road, near Ballsbridge, its about a 10 minute walk to the city but its a wonderful area and a glorious walk!
Thanks to all who provided suggestions. I'll be checking out the Arlington Hotel for one night and as luck would have it, I think there might be rugby match on my return trip so hotels were few, so I did find a room for 2 nights at the Dublin Central Inn!