Heading to the Boyne Valley? Have a look at the best hotels in Drogheda for your next weekend trip or staycation to the County Louth town.
Located half an hour North of Dublin, Drogheda in County Louth is one of the oldest towns in Ireland. Combine that with its fabulous location – the beautiful Boyne Valley and the UNESCO World Heritage site at Newgrange, featuring Neolithic tombs older than the pyramids at Giza – are just around the corner, and you have a lot of reasons for a fabulous weekend trip.
If you are not sure yet where to stay, we have you covered. Our list of the best hotels in Drogheda features family-friendly boutique hotels as well as an award-winning Bed & Breakfast and luxury places.
5. Windsor Lodge – a Bed & Breakfast to make you feel right at home
Built in 1996, this Bed & Breakfast in North Drogheda has great potential to become your home away from home when in the area.
It offers individually decorated en-suite rooms featuring beds with luxury linens, free Wi-Fi, a TV and tea/coffee-making facilities. A full Irish breakfast is also included in the price.
Windsor Lodge is listed in the Michelin and Routard travel guides and has built up a loyal group of repeat guests. Owner Olive Murphy goes out of her way to ensure every new arrival has a great stay.
The city centre can be reached easily by car, public transport, or on foot.
Address: 1 The, North Rd, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 CY96, Ireland
Prices: From €90
4. Glenside Hotel – for a family vacation in the heart of the Boyne Valley
While the Glenside is not technically in Drogheda but two kilometres south of town, it’s prime location right in the heart of the Boyne Valley convinced us that it just had to go on our list of the best hotels in Drogheda.
The family-friendly 17-bedroom-accomodation has welcomed babies, grannies and everyone in between for nearly 50 years and is a top spot not only for regular vacations and weekend breaks but also for weddings, christenings, anniversaries, and milestone birthdays.
Guests stay in double rooms spread throughout the building and other amenities include an Irish Breakfast option, a lunchtime carvery and a full three-course dinner menu or buffet. We especially like the beautiful gardens on the premises that can be enjoyed both outdoors and from the bar window.
Address: Dublin Rd, Ballymad, Drogheda, Co. Meath, Ireland
Prices: From €109
3. Boyne Valley Hotel & Country Club – a tranquil mansion for active travellers
This elegant 19th-century mansion is surrounded by 12 acres of green gardens and makes an ideal base for sports enthusiasts visiting the Boyne Valley – the resort has a 20-metre-long swimming pool, several tennis courts, and a fully equipped gym where you can book spinning, aerobics or kettlebells classes. The nearest golf place is just a few minutes away.
Guests can choose between classic and deluxe double rooms featuring all the amenities you’d expect from a fancy place like this. If you want to dine in style, head to the Georgian Room Restaurant dating back to 1845.
This property is aimed at travellers looking for a quiet place outside the town centre. However, it only takes a few minutes by car to get into Drogheda. And if you head out to the pub and don’t want to limit yourself on pints, there’s also a bus stopping right outside the hotel.
Address: Dublin Rd, Roschoill, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Prices: From €90
2. Westcourt Hotel – for one of the best hotels in Drogheda
The silver medal for the best hotels in Drogheda goes to Westcourt Hotel right on the main street in the very town centre, with a stunning 18th-century-facade and fancy interiors, an award-winning restaurant and a lively bar with regular live music.
Guests can choose between rooms sleeping one to four people, all of them coming with comfy double beds, a flat screen, a desk and chairs, the obligatory unlimited Wi-Fi and a tea and coffee maker.
A full continental Irish breakfast is included in the price while dinner at the popular hotel restaurant “West 29” (with options for seafood and steak lovers as well as plant-based foodies) is optional.
If you travel with kids, Funtasia Waterpark is just a 10-minute-drive away and the hotel offers special family packages with reduced entry rates.
Address: 29 West St, Downtown Drogheda, Drogheda, Co. Louth, A92 A8XF, Ireland
Prices: From €119
1. Scholars Townhouse Hotel – a charming luxury hotel in a former monastery
One of the most central accommodation options in town and our winner of the best hotels in Drogheda, this Late Victorian house was built in 1867 and has kept its old-school charm to date – think stained glass windows, high coved ceilings, and retro interiors.
Scholars Townhouse Hotel used to be a monastery for the Christian Brothers but was turned into a 16-bedroom boutique hotel by the current owners, the McGowan family, in 2005 – it is the only family-owned hotel in the region.
The three-star-house has won countless awards including for its restaurant, so make sure to check out the seasonally changing menu during your stay. Equally popular is their afternoon tea from 2 to 5 PM, a feast for two with sandwiches, pastries and prosecco.
Address: King St, Downtown Drogheda, Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland
Prices: From €119