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On Lord Edward Street in the historic, vibrant Temple Bar district
The Arlington Hotel is located in Temple Bar, the historic "cultural quarter" on the south bank of the River Liffey. Unlike other historic areas in the city, Temple Bar has retained its complete historic character. The streets here are cobblestone and are lined by historic buildings, now home to galleries, shops, and bars.
During the day, tourists of all ages shop at the outdoor markets and vintage shops. But at night, the scene gets a bit rowdier, with young tourists filing in and out of the area's bars. The hotel is within walking distance of numerous bars and restaurants, as well as sights such as the Dublin Castle and Trinity College.
The 63-room Arlington hotel is a good value option in Temple Bar, Dublin's popular cultural and nightlife center. Rooms are generic but spacious, and offer small flat-screen TVs and electric kettles. Bathrooms are clean, but some are a little cramped. Beyond the basic rooms, there is an on-site restaurant and pub, Legends, that hosts Celtic dancers every night and serves a reasonably priced three-course meal. There are few extras here -- no fitness center or spa, and Internet is an additional fee -- but the hotel is a good deal for the location.