The 10 BEST family hotels in Dublin, Ireland

If you are looking to book the best family break in Dublin, look no further! Here are our 10 best family hotels in Dublin for the perfect capital stay.

The 10 BEST family hotels in Dublin, Ireland

One thing Ireland is renowned for is its incredible hospitality. Visitors from all over the world flock to the Emerald Isle to experience the magic and friendliness on offer. Ireland’s capital, Dublin, is no stranger to welcoming families of all sizes and ages.

Across the city, there are countless family-friendly hotels where all members of the clan are catered for. From kids’ clubs to leisure centres, babysitters and child-friendly meals, Dublin has some amazing family-friendly hotels. Here are our 10 best family hotels in Dublin.

10. The Croke Park Hotel – complimentary breakfast for kids

There are numerous hotels in Dublin that are extremely family friendly.
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Situated next to the infamous Croke Park, this family-friendly hotel uses its unique location to create bespoke family packages, such as the Dublin Zoo Family Package and the GAA Family Package.

With complimentary breakfast for children, alongside a healthy children’s menu, this is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Toys and board games are available as are babysitting services so you can enjoy some time to yourselves!

Prices: from €130

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AddressJones’s Road, Drumcondra, Dublin 3, D03 E5Y8

9. The Westbury – luxurious family break

The Westbury – luxurious family break
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This five-star hotel situated just off Grafton Street is the perfect place for those who enjoy a bit of luxury! With spacious family rooms and adjoining suites available, along with a fantastic babysitting service, what’s not to love?

Little ones are treated like VIPs here. Keep an eye out for their Little Bears package which is a huge hit with children! The Westbury is without doubt one of the best family hotels in Dublin.

Prices: from €428

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AddressThe Westbury Hotel, Balfe St, Dublin 2, D02 CH66

8. The Spencer Hotel – kids stay free

The Spencer Hotel – kids stay free
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This beautiful four-star hotel overlooking the River Liffey is perfect for those looking to have a base in Dublin City. They have so many options for rooms, from deluxe triple rooms, interconnecting family suites and interconnecting triple rooms families big and small will feel accommodated.

They have an indoor swimming pool so be sure to pack your swimsuits. As part of their family package, kids under 17 stay free!

Prices: from €215.20

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AddressExcise Walk, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, D01 X4C9

7.  The Intercontinental Dublin – an urban escape

The Intercontinental Dublin – an urban escape
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Choose from family rooms or interconnecting rooms to relax and unwind as you enjoy a family getaway in Dublin. There are complimentary bathrobes and slippers for all members of your family so you can all feel bougie!

Enjoy access to an indoor swimming pool, or explore the two acres of gardens which surround this beautiful hotel. Children also get to enjoy yummy treats on arrival!

Prices: from €320

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AddressSimmonscourt Rd, Ballsbridge, Dublin, D04 A9K8

6. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel – one of the best family hotels in Dublin

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel – one of the best family hotels in Dublin
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With Killiney Beach on its doorstep, this is the best family hotel for those looking to explore the outdoors while still being connected to the city via the Dart. Take in the peace and tranquillity as you enjoy the breath-taking scenery.

Children and adults will adore their leisure centre which boasts a 20-metre pool, a kiddie’s pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. If you are travelling with smallies we suggest opting for a small fridge in your room.

Prices: from €159

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AddressKilliney Hill Rd, Scalpwilliam, Killiney, Co. Dublin, A96 N125

5. Citywest Hotel – activities galore

Citywest Hotel – activities galore
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Perfect for families looking for a hotel that is connected to the city without being in the hustle and bustle. With the Luas just a short distance away there is no better family hotel to stay at! Offering large family rooms or interconnecting rooms, there are options for every family.

There is so much to do here for families, from going for a swim in their 20-metre swimming pool, to playing some games in the games room, or partaking in cupcake classes, pool parties and pizza parties.

Prices: from €119

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AddressGarters Lane, Saggart, Co. Dublin, D24 KF8A

4. Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane – close to all the main attractions

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane – close to all the main attractions
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Located in the heart of Dublin City, this is the best family hotel for those wanting to be close to all the action. Families of all sizes are catered for with their family rooms and the option for interconnecting rooms.

Unwind in their leisure centre which has a fully equipped gym, a 22-metre swimming pool and a children’s pool. Offering breakfast each morning, kiddies’ menus and 24-hour room service, it is perfect for a family break in Dublin City!

Prices: from €149

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AddressSir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin Docklands, Dublin, D02 YT21

3. The Castleknock Hotel – full of family fun

The Castleknock Hotel – full of family fun
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Located beside Dublin Zoo, this hotel is the perfect place to base yourself when looking for the best family breaks in Dublin. With so many family amenities on-site, the Castleknock Hotel is a huge hit with families!

Play a round of golf on their 18-hole golf course or enjoy their leisure facilities which have a baby pool and a toddler pool. There is also a children’s playground within the hotel’s grounds.

Prices: from €137

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AddressPorterstown Rd, Diswellstown, D15, Co. Dublin, D15 WNR7

2. The Merrion – where the family feel like royalty

Merrion Hotel - where the family feel like royalty

This five-star hotel goes out of their way to make their younger guests feel welcome. From in-room amenities to keep them entertained to a special junior room service menu, they are going to be spoilt!

Take a dip in the pool before warming up in fluffy mini-bathrobes while enjoying a delicious mocktail. There is also a fantastic gym and steam room on-site for grownups to enjoy, making this one of the very best family hotels in Dublin.

Prices: from €995

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AddressMerrion St Upper, Saint Peter’s, Dublin 2

1. Camden Court Hotel – catering to all your family’s needs

Catering to big kids and little kids alike, the Camden Court Hotel offers an “Ultimate Family Staycation” package. On request, family rooms come stocked with a treasure chest full of toys, a bean bag and even a PlayStation!

There is a leisure centre on-site as well so that everyone can let off some steam. For those with babies, you will be glad to hear that rooms are kitted out with a microwave and fridge which is a necessity!

Prices: from €129

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AddressCamden Street Lower, Saint Peter’s, Dublin, D02 W086

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Aoife O'Mara is a travel-hungry 21-year-old from East Clare. Having returned from a gap year in Melbourne, she discovered a newfound appreciation for the place she calls home. Now studying communications and media production in Griffith College Dublin, she is also writing for the university's magazine. When not dreaming about future trips and adventures, she can be found petting dogs, exploring Ireland's lakes and rivers, and taking photos.