Every year crowds flock to Galway in search of excitement and adventure. It is a city brimming with culture and creativity; it is the European Capital of Culture 2020.
With traditional influences and tonnes of character, great music and a thriving social scene, it is plain to see why this Irish city is so famous.
For all of you keen to plan a trip to the city, check out these top ten hotels in Galway, according to Booking.com, a leading review site and booking platform. Only hotels that have accumulated over 200 reviews were taken into consideration.
10. Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway – for business trips
The tenth most highly-rated hotel in Galway, according to Booking.com, is the Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway. This four-star establishment offers contemporary, comfortable accommodation at affordable prices
With a restaurant, bar and a fitness centre, this hotel makes for a great mini-break or business stop when in the city and also has free overnight parking for guests.
Address: Headford Point, Sandy Rd, Galway, H91 ET6N
9. Jurys Inn Galway – for contemporary comfort
Another four-star chain hotel which seems to be pleasing the masses is the Jurys Inn Galway. This hotel is less than 600 metres from the centre and offers easy access to major sights and attractions.
The environment is simple and contemporary with homely touches, such as artwork and plants. It even has a private outdoor garden with seating overlooking the river – perfect for a sunny day.
Address: Quay St, Galway, H91 E8D7
8. The Galmont Hotel & Spa – for proximity to major attractions
This hotel is the eighth most highly-rated hotel in Galway, according to Booking.com.
The four-star Galmont Hotel & Spa is merely 200 metres from Eyre Square and only a stone’s throw to other significant sights. It also has a gym, swimming pool, wellness centre, restaurant and bar making it one of the best hotels in Galway.
Address: Lough Atalia Rd, Galway, H91 CYN3
7. Salthill Hotel – for a scenic location
The Salthill Hotel in Galway Bay is a neighbour to the stunning Salthill Promenade. This spectacular setting is perfect for a couples break away, family holiday or solo retreat.
The four-star beachfront hotel offers a 25-metre indoor Swimming pool, a hydro pool, sauna, steam room and a whirlpool – as well as the beach on its doorstep.
Address: The Promenade Salthill, Galway, H91 DD4V
6. The Huntsman Inn – for boutique vibes
This charming little four-star boutique hotel is only five minutes drive from the city and most certainly one of the best hotels in Galway.
Small in size but packing quite a punch, this hotel offers modern rooms with contemporary accents, live entertainment, a restaurant and bar.
Address: 164 College Rd, Galway
5. Clybaun Hotel – for a bit of balance
This Galway hotel is the fifth most highly-rated hotel in the city, according to Booking.com.
Located between the buzz of Galway city and the serenity of Salthill seaside resort, Clybaun Hotel offers the best of both worlds for guests who crave a bit of balance.
The Clybaun opts for classic décor with a contemporary twist, a heated swimming pool and a Canadian outdoor hot tub, too! No surprise why it is one of the best hotels in Galway.
Address: Clybaun Rd, Knocknacarra, Galway
4. Menlo Park Hotel – for sleek design
This four-star Galway hotel is located only fifteen minutes walk from the centre of the city, meaning you can pound the pavement by day and relax in serenity by night.
Menlo Park Hotel is contemporary and sleek in design with a restaurant and bar and free onsite parking.
Address: Headford Rd, Galway
3. Clayton Hotel Galway – for functionality
Clayton Hotel Galway is a four-star hotel close to Galway city and the third most highly-rated hotel in the region, according to Booking.com.
This hotel offers a fantastic leisure centre, swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Clayton Hotel also has free parking for its guests, a bar and restaurant.
Address: Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway, H91 D526
2. Glenlo Abbey Hotel – the whole package
This five-star hotel is the second most highly-rated in all of Galway, according to Booking.com.
The Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers ultimate elegance and classical décor, with lavish furnishings and luxurious fabrications.
Just over three kilometres from the city centre, The Glenlo Abbey Hotel offers endless relaxation. There are a golf course, stunning lake views and unique dining options, including a gourmet meal aboard its Orient Express train.
Address: Bushypark, Galway, H91 XD8K
1. The G Hotel – for pampering
The G Hotel won the top spot of the most highly-rated hotel in Galway, according to Booking.com.
This contemporary five-star establishment overlooks Lough Atalia and offers modern design and exciting décor at every turn.
With a state of the art gym and wellness centre, a crystal steam room, rain shower and zen garden, you’re sure to leave here feeling recharged and ready for life!
Address: Old Dublin Road, Galway