If you’re heading to Dublin on business, you’ll likely want to tack on extra days to explore the historical city. Top sites include Dublin Castle, the Dublin Writers Museum, the Guinness Brewery, and Trinity College. If you’re heading to Ireland’s capital for business or need to host a meeting or event in the city, there are plenty of hotels suited to the traveling professional. We visited them all to see which were the best of the best, offering meeting spaces, business centers, and work desks in the guest rooms. So if you’re planning a trip and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place. Take a look at our top picks for business hotels in Dublin, and get inspired!
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 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 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 InterContinental Dublin (formerly 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 InterContinental 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 grounds around the hotel are beautiful and include quirky, literary-themed sculptures along with a nice patio for outdoor seating.
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.
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.
A 2013 renovation transformed this hotel's interiors into a showcase of chic, contemporary design, without forgetting a few homey touches. The riverfront location in central Dublin is superb, with most of the city center within walking distance. Rooms also have an uber-modern aesthetic, and include impressive tech to match. A few don't have external windows, though. The restaurant, dining room, and bar are also interesting spaces worth spending some time in.
The 304-room Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane is located near the Grand Canal Theatre, just south of the River Liffey. While the location isn't exactly in the city center, it is a short walk away from central Trinity College and Temple Bar. Spacious, contemporary rooms offer good value, especially considering the free Wi-Fi, and include electric kettles and safes; some have small balconies. The furniture might be a bit generic, but the hotel has impressive features, including the huge indoor lap pooland massive fitness center. There's also a decent on-site restaurant and bar serving a nice daily breakfast buffet. While there's plenty to do around the hotel, some of the most popular sights are a good walk away.
The three-floor, 150-room Talbot Hotel Stillorgan is a pleasant, modern, upper-middle-range hotel in Stillorgan, a suburb of Dublin that's a 15-minute drive southeast of the city center. A number of local landmarks are nearby, including University College Dublin, the village of Blackrock, scenic Dublin Bay, and the Dun Laoghaire Ferry. It's one of few hotels in the area and despite its location on the busy N11 road, rooms are quiet. This property offers a full-service spa, grill bar, restaurant with inventive international and Irish cuisine, and mostly contemporary rooms with electric kettles and free Wi-Fi.
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.