Dublin with Kids – The Best Family Hotels

Updated: August 21, 2016

The 5 Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Dublin

  • Intercontinental Dublin (luxury)
    Hotel phone: +353 1 665 4000
    The best family hotels in Dublin: Intercontinental
    Great swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa, and fitness center. Family suites are large and kids under 12 stay free. 5 minutes from Herbert Park – a great area for kids to run and play. The Four Seasons is the best hotel in Dublin. (Formerly the Four Seasons Dublin.)
  • Westin Dublin (luxury)
    Hotel phone: +353 1 645 1000
    The best family hotels in Dublin: The Westin
    Great hotel with nice sized rooms. Central location near Trinity College, Temple Bar, O’Connell and Grafton street shops. In comparison with the Intercontinental: The Intercontinental has the pool and larger rooms. The Westin has the location in the heart of the action (and is a little less expensive). If you’re a light sleeper choose the Four Seasons or The Merrion as the Westin is on a busy street and can be a little noisy.
  • The Merrion Hotel (luxury)
    Hotel phone: 353 1 603 0600
    The best family hotels in Dublin: Merrion Hotel
    Another fantastic hotel (with a nice pool). Good location near Saint Stephens Green (which has a playground) and Trinity College.
  • Camden Court Hotel (moderate)
    Hotel phone: +353 1 475 9666
    The best family hotels in Dublin: Camden Court
    This is a wonderful mid-range hotel. Good sized rooms, a very nice pool, free parking, and fairly close to the Dublin’s city center.
  • Parkway Guesthouse (budget)
    Hotel phone: +353 1 874 0469
    The best family hotels in Dublin: Parkway Guesthouse
    A very friendly budget hotel/b&b. Free breakfast and rooms big enough for a family of four. Quiet location on the north side of the Liffey but still walking distance to the touristy areas.

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2 questions and comments

  1. Best Time to Visit Dublin with Kids

    We’re trying to decide when to visit Dublin with our 2 7-year old daughters. It will be a short visit from London (where were living for a year) so aren’t worried about missing school and it can be pretty much anytime of the year. When would you consider the best months to visit Dublin. Our plan is to spend the days hitting the main sites of the Dublin without any countryside or day trips. Thanks. Robin.

    1. DavidDavid Post author

      The weather in Ireland is very unpredictable but anytime between May and September (or early October) can be quite nice. Or quite rainy – you just never know. The crowds are more predictable and Dublin is at its busiest from late July to late August. So, all that considered I would say June, early July, and September are your best bet for a combination of good weather without the larger crowds.


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