This hotel is just outside of Galway and while you need to drive a car or take a taxi to get into Galway, the view from this hotel is worth it. It sits across the street from Galway Bay -- you can walk along the beach for a bit. It's also very close to the ferry to the Aran Islands which is well worth it if you have the time. We only stayed one night because of our schedule although a second night would have been nice. The Peace Garden is next door -- take a few minutes to explore it.