The family-owned Cassidy's Hotel is across the street from the historic Gate Theatre, and within about ten minutes' walk of Temple Bar and Dame Street's hustle. The hotel is larger than it looks from the outside (there are more than 100 bedrooms in there, somehow), and has a handy restaurant and a cosy bar. Rooms are smallish and simple, but not cramped or uncomfortable. Rooms at the back are quieter, but those at the front have a better view. Charmingly, if you've forgotten to bring a good book, the front desk will lend you one.