As a well established tourist destination, Sligo offers a vast selection of hotels, guesthouses, B&Bs and backpacker hostels, both within the town and in the magical countryside around it, at prices to suit every budget.
There are plenty of hotels in the town centre, from upmarket four star establishments to no frills budget hostels, making it easy to explore the town’s shops and other attractions on foot, and to enjoy the vibrant nightlife Sligo is famous for.
There are quite a few luxury spa hotels nestled in the countryside around Sligo, some in manor houses, some in castles and others in more modern buildings. If these are beyond your budget or just not to your tastes, there are plenty of more modest B&Bs and guesthouses in the country too.
Where to Stay in Sligo for Shopping
If you intend to spend a lot of time making the most of the many and varied shops in Sligo, you should choose a hotel near the main shopping areas in Wine Street, O’Connell Street, Grattan Street, Stephen Street, High Street, Market Street and Castle Street.
Country Hotels Around Sligo
The breathtaking scenery around Sligo was a great inspiration to the poet William Butler Yeats, and you might prefer to stay in the countryside to really immerse yourself in this wild and natural environment. You can choose a luxury hotel that offers every modern convenience you’re used to: spa treatments, fine dining, Wi-Fi, leisure activities and more. Or you could opt for somewhere with more basic facilities that just happens to place you in the heart of this spectacular landscape.
Holiday Cottages in Sligo
If your needs are more basic, or you simply prefer the freedom, independence and privacy that self-catering can provide, there is a wide choice of holiday cottages and houses in the Sligo region.
Hotels for Business in Sligo
Sligo is an important economic and industrial hub, making it a popular business destination, thus many of the hotels offer meeting rooms, conference facilities and free Wi-Fi, as well as other useful business amenities.
Festivals and Events in Sligo
There are many annual festivals and events held in Sligo, and if you want to time your stay to coincide with one or more of them, you should consider booking a little earlier to ensure a place in your chosen accommodation. Sligo Live and Sligo Summer Festival are music festivals held in October and August respectively, that attract some really big names. Sligo Jazz Project, a jazz summer school and festival, is held in July.
The So Sligo Food Festival is held in June, and gives visitors the opportunity to try an exciting range of local dishes, while in July and August, the Yeats Society holds a Yeats Summer School, exploring the writings of this iconic Irish poet.
Where to Stay in Sligo
The heart of northwest Ireland offers a very wide choice of accommodation, from luxury to budget hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs. You could find yourself a really good deal by booking through Expedia.