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Jameson Court Self Catering Apartments
4 out of 5
173 Upper Salthill Road, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £161 per night
1.25 mi from city centre
4.8/5Exceptional! (220 reviews)
Great stay in spite of Coronavirus

"The apartment was delightful and the staff very helpful. We would stay there again."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

Jameson Court Self Catering Apartments
Galway Bay Hotel
4 out of 5
258 R336, The Promenade Salthill, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £114 per night
1.63 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (975 reviews)

"Enjoyed my stay, from check in to check out, found all staff to be friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 9 Aug 2020

Galway Bay Hotel
The Connacht Hotel
3 out of 5
Dublin Road, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night
1.34 mi from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Great location if you have a car. Great food at a reasonable price in the restaurant. Decent, if a little dated pool (but make sure to pre-book a session during Covid). Friendly and helpful staff. Borrowed a fan when the room was too muggy - no problem. Would recommend if you’re driving as car parking ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Jul 2020

The Connacht Hotel
Claregalway Hotel
3 out of 5
Claregalway Village, (Junction of N17 and N18 routes), Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £58 per night
6.65 mi from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (592 reviews)

"Very high level of cleanliness, a lot of hand sanitizer available to use. Room was very clean on arrival. Breakfast was good, all docially distanced. Booked dinner for the 2nd night of our stay but this was not booked by reception. No pizza available that evening which was v disappointing. We hoped ..."…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

Claregalway Hotel
Connemara Coast Hotel
4 out of 5
Spiddal Road, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £116 per night
6.33 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (369 reviews)

"the decor was amazing. the bar could do with updating to match the rest of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Connemara Coast Hotel
The Hardiman
4.5 out of 5
Eyre Square, Galway
The price is £117 per night
0.23 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (11 reviews)

"Excellent fast service, very safe with the covid restrictions. Beautiful rooms."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jul 2020

The Hardiman
Salthill Hotel
4 out of 5
Promenade, Salthill, Galway, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £107 per night
1.69 mi from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (992 reviews)

"Great view of the sea from the hotel, big room with lots of space"…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Salthill Hotel
Jurys Inn Galway
4 out of 5
Quay Street, Galway, Galway
Free cancellation
The price is £98 per night
0.14 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (991 reviews)

"I liked the convenient location and friendly, helpful staff. The room was clean and bright. The bed was too small and did not make for a good nights sleep. The manger responded to my concerns and gave me a box of chocolates and offered a free upgrade to a room with a larger bed. I think king size ..."…"

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2020

Jurys Inn Galway
Forster Court Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Forster Street, Galway, County Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £96 per night
0.39 mi from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (368 reviews)
Lovely stay

"Very comfy and lovely room, quiet and spotless as well. Staff were friendly and helpful. The room was extremely warm is the one draw back so maybe air conditioning or instructions on how to turn off the radiator would be really helpful. But loved our stay, thanks so much :)"…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

Forster Court Hotel
Victoria Hotel
3 out of 5
Queen Street, Eyre Square, Galway
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £98 per night
0.21 mi from city centre
3.8/5Good! (670 reviews)
city break

"hotel is very central, staff very helpful . hotel will be much more pleasing when all the remedial works are finished . bedroom was nice and had been renovated."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

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Visiting Galway

Travellers to Galway give high marks for the live music scene, entertainment choices and lively bar scene. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its local tours, shopping and restaurants. Top sights in the city include St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Galway City Museum and Spanish Arch.

  • There are 155 hotels and other accommodation options in Galway
  • The closest major airport is in Shannon (SNN), 40.4 mi (65.1 km) from the city centre

Sightseeing and Staying in Galway

Well known for its live music scene, the city's cultural venues include Galway City Museum, Galway Irish Crystal Heritage Centre and Druid Theatre. Attractions like National Aquarium of Galway, Leisureland and Galway Tours are fun for kids of all ages. The city is notable for landmarks like St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church, Spanish Arch and Galway Cathedral.

Other top sights in Galway include Eyre Square. In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Dunguaire Castle, 10.4 mi/16.8 km from the city centre, and Athenry Castle and Ennis Abbey, which is 12.9 mi/20.7 km away.

Getting around Galway

To venture out into the surrounding area, hop aboard a train at Galway Station. Galway might not have as many public transport options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Galway

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 12°C during the day and 3°C at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 19°C, whilst the average at night is 4°C
  • July to September has daytime averages of 19°C with night-time averages of 9°C
  • Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 16°C and night-time averages of 3°C
  • Galway gets about 926.50 millimetres of rain per year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 19°C, whereas January and February are often coldest, averaging 3°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place to stay in Galway?
The Huntsman Inn is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3-star hotel offers 3 bars and a restaurant. Reviews from our site also recommend Forster Court Hotel and Park House Hotel as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Galway, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel reservations are fully refundable provided that you cancel prior to the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within 24 hours of booking. Put in your dates and click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review top deals in Galway.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Galway?
Based on reviews, Eyre Square Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay on the cheap include Victoria Hotel and Nox Hotel.
What's the best hotel for a family holiday in Galway?
The Connacht Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 4 indoor pools and a children’s club. Other good choices to stay with the children include Galway Bay Hotel and Clayton Hotel Galway. Also, attractions such as Leisureland and Galway Tours are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best hotel for a romantic holiday in Galway?
Glenlo Abbey Hotel is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and 2 restaurants. Other good options for a romantic stay include The Twelve Hotel and The G Hotel and Spa.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Galway?
Jameson Court Self Catering Apartments is a top apartment for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and in-room kitchens for its human guests. Other good choices for you and your pet include Travelodge Galway and Teach na Coiribe.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Galway?
Galway Bay Hotel is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with an indoor pool and a full-service spa. Other good choices for your beach trip include Salthill Hotel and Glenariff. Head to Salthill Beaches or Silver Strand for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Galway?
Glenlo Abbey Hotel is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and 2 bars, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a pampered stay. The G Hotel and Spa and Sea Breeze Lodge B&B are other upscale choices for your stay.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Galway?
7 Cross Street is a favourite 4-star B&B with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free WiFi and laundry facilities. The G Hotel and Spa and Glenlo Abbey Hotel are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best accommodation for a golf trip to Galway?
Glenlo Abbey Hotel is a top 5-star hotel that has a golf course and features 2 restaurants. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Salthill Hotel and Galway Bay Hotel. Visit Galway Golf Club or Bearna Golf and Country Club to perfect your golf swing.
What are some accommodations with pools in Galway?
The Connacht Hotel is a popular 3-star hotel featuring 4 indoor swimming pools, a children’s pool and a restaurant. A couple of other options with an on-site pool include Salthill Hotel and The Galmont.

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