We enjoyed staying at the Western Hotel. We walked from the train station (not ar) but up the hill by the square. Would get a short taxi next time. Shops close by, walkability to restaurants on Shop Street all close. Coffee Shops, ATM everything you need is near. We had a rental car from Emterprise, but had some problems, they did not pick us up. And they are not in town so we took taxi there. Inconvenient. In all fairness, I think that the a Western recommended Budget, as they are nearby. Live and learn! We drove to ferry (45 min) to Aran Islands rented bikes and loved it! Used hotel as base to get to the Burren, Cliffs of Moher (did 5 km walk...fabulous! Took Paddywagon bus back to car at Cliffs), Bunratty Castle (highlight). The hotel was great! Older, but really clean and parking easy (valet). Valet parking. Lots of space, large rooms, older but clean, good bedding. Ate nearby for breakfast or picked up breakfast croissants at Marks and Spencer's (M&S) around the corner! Good wine selection there too!