Dublin airport hotels are accessible and fairly affordable, providing a good choice for accommodation if you have an overnight layover, or you are arriving late or departing early from the airport. Hotels near Dublin Airport won’t be the most glamorous in town, but they are cozy and convenient. Most Dublin Airport accommodation will also arrange complimentary transportation from the airport to the hotel; this shuttle service is usually very timely, and is one of the best perks of choosing a cheap airport hotel in Dublin.
The Dublin Airport is located on the north side of the city, about a fifteen- or twenty-minute drive from the city center, and for this reason, Dublin airport hotels are typically used by business travelers more than leisure travelers. It is possible to find affordable B&Bs in the center of the city, or one of the attractive neighborhoods just outside the center of the city, without having to stay at the airport. Some hotels near Dublin airport are on a good bus line, and for less than 2 euro you can hop a ride into the city pretty quickly. However, if you plan on relying on the bus, be sure to find out the schedule for returning to your hotel in the evening or you might just find yourself with an expensive taxi ride out to your Dublin airport accommodation.
Some of the most popular options for Dublin airport hotels are The Holiday Inn Express (pictured), The Days Inn, the Hilton, the Crowne Plaza, the Clarion, the Radisson, and the Carlton. If you have booked an early morning departure, these hotels near Dublin airport are very convenient. Most serve some sort of complimentary breakfast as well that will jumpstart your day. Recent years has seen renovations of Dublin airport accommodation, so expect to find a bar and restaurant in most, as well as facilities to lure business travelers including internet access and use of a fitness room.
However, if you are planning on exploring the capital city for a few days, you might skip the airport lodging all together. There are boutique hotels in the city worth a look, as well as bed and breakfasts and even historic hotels that will give you a glimpse of the city’s past. If you have a little extra money to spend, look into luxury hotels in Dublin. The city boasts a few stunning five-star options, and they are often running specials (especially mid-week) to try and lure in international travelers. Some visitors may want to stay in the only Dublin hotel owned by U2, The Clarence Hotel.
While Dublin Airport accommodation is relatively far away from the action, it is also good value. For a night or two visitors won’t mind the inconvenience of using public transportation to reach the city, but for any length of time more than that, this location can prove to be a hassle. If you only need a place to rest your head between flights into or out of the city, these hotels are extremely convenient. Booking ahead is recommended, but at just about any time of year one of the hotels will have a room last-minute as well. In the Dublin Airport arrivals terminal there is contact information if you find yourself in the city without having made accommodation arrangements.