Blooms Hotel is right in the lively Temple Bar area, full of bohemian shops plus restaurants and pubs (so light sleepers should take note). Rooms at Blooms Hotel are quite comfortable and with all the usual mod cons, including TVs, free Wi-Fi, in-room safes and tea and coffee-making facilities. You’ll want to explore Temple Bar, of course, but should you wish to stick closer to home, there’s nightly music in the hotel’s Vathouse Bar, or you can take a cocktail class in the hotel’s nightclub Club M, or check out the foot-tapping live traditional music sessions just steps away at The Oliver St John Gogarty bar.
The city of Dublin and its immediate surroundings have a good selection of hotels to suit all types of taste and budget. But Dublin is a popular city, and healthy demand at peak times—especially for high season, festivals, concerts and events—can mean prices go up and room availability goes down.
We’ve picked our favourite of the hotels in the city which are on the cheaper end of the scale but are a step up from budget hostels—and still within a short distance to the city's top attractions, restaurants and museums. Check into one of these comfortable city hotels but remember to book well in advance for the best deals; prices for the same room can vary by the hundreds depending on what is on and how high the demand is.