Trinity College is located on College Green in the heart of Dublin. It is opposite the former Irish Houses of Parliament, close to St Stephens Green and hemmed in by the River Liffey which flows past behind its extensive grounds. The college occupies 47 acres of prime real estate in Dublin’s centre, which means its landscaped gardens can offer a refreshing place to rest and that there are plenty of hotels situated on its doorstep.
Unlike many other cities there are not clearly defined areas for different types of hotels in Dublin. It is hard to pinpoint one area that provides just luxury hotels or business hotels or cheap hotels. This means that in the area around Trinity College you can find a good range of hotels, guesthouses and apartments that will suit all budgets.
On the romantic waterfront is where Dublin’s hotels most clearly make their design statements. Spearheaded by signature developments by famous architects such as Manuel Aires Mateus, a touch of glamour is available on the quaysides, with theatres, restaurants and stylish bars close at hand. It is still possible, however, to find plenty of more affordable hotels near the vibrant Grand Canal Square and Trinity College.
A Stone’s Throw from Trinity College
Clustered around the streets that line the perimeter of Trinity College’s grounds (Pearce Street, Merrion Street and College Street) there are many hotel options that will place you as close as you can possibly be to the delightful college gardens and fields. Ranging from modest townhouses above pubs and hostels to larger four and five star hotels there is something to suit every taste and budget.
If you can’t afford the five-star hotel prices but are looking for something special there are many Dublin guesthouses near to Trinity College that can offer you that touch of luxury for a little less.
Temple Bar Hotels
For those looking for nightlife a hotel in Temple Bar or just off Dame Street will place you in the beating heart of Dublin’s pub and club scene. You will be less than a 5 minute walk from Trinity but do take note: those who choose a hotel In Temple Bar must be comfortable with a certain level of noise through the night as it does get lively.
Dublin Bay Hotels
Further away from Trinity College you can find something much quieter. It’s a 10 minute drive from Dublin Bay to Trinity College but you gain sea views, a calmer pace of life and the delights of a long sandy stretch of beach. The Book of Kells will still be in easy reach, as will the other Dublin attractions, but you will be able to also kick back and relax here when your Dublin day is done.