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Top 5 Family Friendly Hotels in Dublin

Whatever your reason for staying in the capital, make it easier by choosing a family-friendly hotel in Dublin.

Travelling in cities with children can be stressful enough, so give everyone a break by staying in a hotel where all ages are well catered for and—most important—welcome. Hotels with pools are always a plus when you have smaller people with you, but even without pools, some hotels in Dublin really ace the family experience. Here are some of our favourite family hotels in Dublin:

1. Ashling Hotel, Parkgate Street, Dublin 8

A quick straw poll revealed the Ashling as one of the most popular and affordable family hotels in Dublin. It is situated close to Heuston Station and the Luas, making it very convenient, and it is also within easy walking distance of the Phoenix Park and Dublin Zoo, as well as Collins Barracks and Kilmainham. Add to that spacious family rooms and special family meal deals and you have the perfect base for a great value family break in Dublin City. Visit their website here.

2. Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin

Named among Primary Times’ Top 10 Family Friendly Hotels every year since 2012, CityWest Hotel knows how to look after little ones. Located outside the city, in Saggart, the Citywest is convenient for parking and visiting attractions like Tayto Park. You can stay in a special family room or choose interconnecting rooms, depending on what suits you. When it comes to entertainment, the hotel runs kids’ clubs during the summer, with special activities including a Kids’ Disco, Kids' Movie Room and a Star of The Day award. Visit their website here.

3. The Clayton Hotel, Cardiff Lane, Sir John Rogerson Quay, Dublin 2

Formerly the Maldron, the Clayton Hotel is located in the heart of the docklands, opposite the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, making it ideal for catching that show. It offers regular family packages and special deals, including treats like free drinks and swimming lessons in the 22-metre heated pool. Visit their website here.

4. The Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin 1

Heading to a gig in the 3Arena? You couldn't get any closer than the Gibson! Ideal for a family of four, each of the family rooms in the centrally located Gibson Hotel has a double bed plus a roomy sofa bed that sleeps two kids comfortably. Special offers include a Dublin Zoo package that includes family entry to the zoo and bed and breakfast for a family of four. The coda eatery offers family specials for Holy Communions and Confirmations, with a kids’ games and movie room. Visit their website here.

5. The Spencer Hotel, IFSC, Dublin 2

Formerly known as The Clarion, the Spencer Hotel is ideally situated if you’re bringing the family to a show or a concert. It’s just a few minutes’ walk from 3Arena and the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, so no trying to flag down family-friendly taxis. Family rooms are spacious, with a queen-size bed and two single beds, sleeping two adults and two children in comfort. The hotel itself has a lovely warm pool and 100MB broadband for those all-important games. Visit their website here.

Which other hotel would you add to our family friendly list? Be sure to let us know in the comments!

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