Dublin Family Hotels – Tips and Recommendations

  • Dublin is Ireland’s capital and largest city but it still has that small town charm you will find throughout the country! It is a pedestrian-friendly city and it is easy to walk between all the best attractions. When you want to explore farther afield, you are just a 20-minute train ride from the scenics beaches of the Irish coastline. And don’t forget about the mountains! Dublin Mountains Way has just been named one of the most scenic routes in the world.
  • Ireland’s weather is far from a tropical escape but it is perfect for an active family holiday. The temperature rarely goes outside of a 20 degree range. In the summer, you will see temp in the mid-60s while in the winter you can expect days around 40 degrees.
  • Dublin is an incredible family destination. From Dublin Zoo to Viking Splash Tours to Imaginosity, there are countless family-friendly activities in Ireland’s capital city. Whether you are looking for baby-friendly hotels in Dublin or just the best family-friendly hotels Dublin has to offer, you have come to the right place.

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Ready for the adventure of a lifetime? Here are the top child-friendly hotels in Dublin.

Best family-friendly hotels in Dublin

Castleknock Hotel, Blanchardstown, mid-range

The four-star Castleknock Hotel is easily one of the top child-friendly hotels in Dublin. Right outside of Blanchardstown Village, you can pop around the corner for some quick shopping while enjoying a quiet space. Just 15-minutes from Dublin city center, The National Aquatic Centre, Dublin Zoo, and Fort Lucan adventure center and Tayto Theme Park are also a quick drive. And be sure to check out the Castleknock Hotel family deal! This package includes free entrance into Dublin Zoo or Tayto Park. Your kids will also love the children’s welcome pack and impressive playground.

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, Dublin City Centre, mid-range

The Clayton Hotel in the center of the city is one of the best family-friendly hotels in Dublin and it is an especially great pick for teens and pre-teens. Get the kids package which includes pizza and swimming lessons. Wake up to a kid-friendly breakfast then explore the Docklands or take in a show at the iconic Bord Gais Energy Theatre.

The Clayton Hotel is one of the best baby friendly hotels in Dublin. The family rooms offer a double bed along with two single beds and they have a baby cot for children up to two years of age. Looking for a hotel for a large family? Their interconnecting rooms are perfect for bigger families or teen slumber parties.

The Gibson Hotel, Dublin City Centre, mid-range

Whether you are looking for a romantic escape, a girls’ getaway, or the perfect place for a family trip, look no further than The Gibson Hotel. Right beside the 3Arena, the family rooms there can sleep up to two adults and two children.

With kids’ games, a movie room, and complementary Dublin Zoo tickets, The Gibson Hotel is a prime destination for families of all ages.

Ashling Hotel, Dublin City Centre, mid-range

Located beside the must-see Dublin Zoo, the Ashling Hotel is a fantastic family option. This four-star property has cozy family rooms that include complimentary Dublin Zoo Passes. For active families looking for a base to explore Dublin, the Ashling Hotel is a top pick. You can hop onto the tram and get to Kilmainham, Guinness Storehouse, Phoenix Park, and other attractions in no time.

Croke Park Hotel, Drumcondra, mid-range

The Croke Park Hotel has won Oyster Awards for being one of the “Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Dublin” as well as one of the “Best Kid-Friendly Hotels in Ireland”. It is an absolute dream location if you are going to Croke Park, of course. It’s also handy if you are going into Dublin City Centre since it’s just a 20-minute trip into all of the best attractions of Ireland’s capital city.

The Croke Park Hotel has games, toys, puzzles, and even a kids’ cinema room. The little ones will love the evening storytime and you will love the healthy kids’ menu picks. Be sure to ask about their ever-changing schedule of season activities for young guests.

The Spencer Hotel, International Financial Services Centre, luxury

The Spencer Hotel offers large family rooms that can accommodate up to two adults and two children. If you have a bigger family or older kids, their interconnecting rooms are a perfect option. There is a children’s pool and first-class kids’ menus, all in the heart of central Dublin’s IFSC district. For parents in need of a rest, they offer adults-only hours where you can unwind while enjoying a bit of peace and quiet.

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