The Shelbourne Dublin, A Renaissance Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Shelbourne is the best business hotel in Dublin for hosting meetings, with 12 beautiful meeting rooms, one of which can fit up to 550 guests. Those planning events can make use of the dedicated event team, catering services, and modern technology available in the event spaces. In addition, free Wi-Fi is offered throughout the hotel; the small business center offers computers, printing, and copying servies; and the hotel's hot spot bars are popular for busness schmoozing after work.
The Merrion Hotel Rating: 5.0 Pearls
The Merrion offers six gorgeous meeting rooms and excellent catering services to those holding business events. The largest can fit up to 100 people; The Shelbourne gets the top spot on the list since it can accommodate a wider range of meeting sizes. However, for those planning a more intimate event, The Merrion is perhaps the better pick. The Merrion went above and beyond to accommodate Barack Obama during his visit in 2011, and several suites with kitchens are available for long-term stays. The Merrion is Dublin's most exclusive luxury hotel, and has a convenient location across from the Government buildings in four 18th-century townhouses.
Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Radisson Blu Royal is a 150-room, contemporary luxury property on the south side of the River Liffey. The modern, quiet rooms feature up-to-date amenities such as flat-screen TVs, stocked minibars, and free Wi-Fi; business rooms have Nespresso coffeemakers and free breakfast is included in the rate. Bathrooms are sleek, and have separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers. Suites offer extra space to lounge, and some come with balconies. The hotel features two restaurants, a cocktail lounge, and a bar; while the hotel doesn't have a fitness center, guests do have free access to a local gym a short walk away. Business-friendly amenities include a business center, fifteen meeting rooms, and free Wi-Fi.
The Fitzwilliam Hotel Dublin Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Fitzwilliam Hotel is a beautiful design hotel with a fantastic location overlooking St. Stephen's Green. A bold use of color, modern furniture, and eclectic accents combine in fun rooms with huge bathrooms. Many rooms have soaking tubs and separate walk-in showers; all have minibars, flat-screen TVs, and free Wi-Fi. In addition to a full gym and spa, the Fitzwilliam also has three distinct restaurants serving Irish, Mediterranean, and French cuisine (Thornton's has one Michelin star). The hotel also offers 24-hour room service. With small touches like fluffy duvets and nightly chocolates, this hotel is a solid business pick; it also features three meeting rooms and a business center.
The Croke Park Hotel Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Croke Park Hotel is a 232-room property on the north side of Dublin. This hotel is very convenient for guests attending a sports match or concert at the nearby Croke Park stadium. It is also a great choice for business travelers, with free Wi-Fi, free parking, a hearty breakfast, a free shuttle bus to the East Point business park, seven meeting rooms, and a 24-hour business center. Rooms are modern,with stocked minibars, fluffy duvets, and electric kettles. Bathrooms offer separate soaking tubs and nice walk-in showers. Hotel highlights include a sunny fitness room, bistro, and bar. There is also an executive lounge -- offering free coffee, tea, juice, and fruit along with lots of seating -- to those guests staying on the hotel's fourth floor.
The Westbury Hotel Rating: 4.5 Pearls
The Westbury is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of Dublin, just off Grafton Street and within walking distance of major sights. The 205 rooms and suites are beautifully decorated with neutral colors, plush couches and linens, and modern patterns. All rooms have Nespresso machines, minibars, and elegant bathrooms. The Westbury is known for space, and even the standard rooms are generous in size. The huge lobby is full of comfortable couches where a delicious afternoon tea is on offer. The hotel also has an upscale restaurant, Wilde, named after the writer Oscar Wilde, a casual restaurant called Cafe Novo, and the Marble Bar. Business amenities include eight meeting rooms, a 24-hour business center, and blackberry chargers in the rooms.
Four Seasons Hotel Dublin Rating: 4.0 Pearls
The Four Seasons is a stately property on a big piece of land in the leafy Ballsbridge neighborhood. The 197 rooms and suites have traditional, pleasant decor with light colors and floral patterns, but the overall effect is a bit blander and less luxurious than at other Four Seasons properties. Big, marble bathrooms have separate soaking tubs and walk-in showers. There are several dining options here, including a tapas bar, surf and turf restaurant, and a casual cafe. Hotel highlights include a sunny indoor pool and Jacuzzi, along with a fitness center and spa. The hotel also features eight meeting rooms and a 24-hour business center.
Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Rating: 3.5 Pearls
The 190-room Louis Fitzgerald is a modern hotel on the outskirts of Dublin that caters to business travelers. Business-friendly features include the 20 meeting rooms, free underground parking, 24-hour room service, fitness center (albeit small), and a free shuttle to nearby businesses. Rooms are contemporary and comfortable, with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Certain categories, such as Family Rooms and Triple Rooms, can accommodate larger groups. The lobby and restaurant feel upscale, with sleek leather seats and funky paintings. The hotel has a free shuttle to the LUAS tram station, and the ride from there into Dublin takes approximately 30 minutes.