Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Dublin
The Schoolhouse is a charming, historic hotel located in the leafy Ballsbridge neighborhood. The building housed a school from 1859 through 1969, and underwent a restoration in 1997 that preserved its historic character. The result is a traditional, cozy boutique hotel unlike any other in Dublin. All rooms are named after a famous Irish writer and have classic decor including floral prints and antiques. The architecture of the hotel is most striking in the restaurant and bar, which share a beamed cathedral ceiling. The quiet location, excellent food, and history of this hotel make it one of Dublin's best affordable picks.