View over Sandycove from the Joyce Tower. .
© Rhonda Carrier
View over Sandycove from the Joyce Tower. .

Dublin and surrounding County Dublin have a good range of family-friendly hotels and B&Bs for varying budgets; see below for our hand-picked recommendations. 

Alternatively, book a self-catering apartment or a cottage in or within easy reach of the city. See also our feature Unusual Places to Stay with Kids in Europe for details of the Irish Landmark Trust; in Dublin itself, its properties include characterful Georgian townhouses and mews cottages.

Editor's favourite
Kids club

The Merrion Hotel

A family-friendly five-star hotel in the city centre, with an indoor pool, a spa and a garden.