The Best Hotels in Galway

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Galway. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Glenlo Abbey Hotel

Rated 9.1 in 680 reviews

Situated just 2 miles from Galway city centre, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate offers 5-star accommodation, free parking, a… See more

Situated just 2 miles from Galway city centre, Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate offers 5-star accommodation, free parking, a golf course, and views of Lough Corrib and the dramatic West of Ireland landscape.

Golfers can enjoy the 138 acre lake-side golf course, a 21-bay driving range, and golf lessons. Falconry, archery and fishing are also available onsite. Enjoy a cycle around Glenlo Abbey Estate with the use of the estate bicycles, complimentary to hotel residents.

Each room at Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate features an en suite marble bathroom with power shower, free Wi-Fi, luxury toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, and a flat-screen TV.

The Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express at the Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Estate offers a unique dining experience and afternoon tea is served daily. Converted into a restaurant car maintaining its original character, these historic Pullman train carriages offer two dining rooms. Palmers Bar & Kitchen, situated in the main hotel is ideal for casual dining and it has a varied menu, lively atmosphere and cosy surroundings. The River Room Restaurant boasts elegant surroundings.

Rooms from $312

The g Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.3 in 1971 reviews

G, You Look Good to Me! An outstanding style icon on the west of Ireland hotel scene, Galway’s g Hotel has upped the… See more

G, You Look Good to Me!
An outstanding style icon on the west of Ireland hotel scene, Galway’s g Hotel has upped the style stakes even further in a dramatic one-million-euro refurbishment of its spacious foyer, signature lounges and opulent restaurant and cocktail bar.
Under the direction of Choice Hotel Group Ireland, the five-star luxury destination on the edge of Lough Atalia has assumed a refreshing new look, distinguished by originality and the very distinct individual personas of its ground-floor spaces.
Since first opening in 2005 with the pomp and ceremony surrounding its signature designer, Phillip Tracey, the g Hotel has always been a go-to place for those with an interest in fashion and design. Whilst never shying away from standing out from the crowd the g’s use of dark and light, bold colours, large scale reflective lighting and mirrors, brash artwork and imagery nodding to the Supermodels of the day, all added up to an iconic brand that strives to never be ordinary.
The concept for the €1 million refurbishment was to draw inspiration from the avant garde, the diverse and the opulent and to create a distinct identity for each of the hotels’ infamous signature lounges that celebrated individuality and uniqueness.
The Grand Salon known for its natural light, generous double height ceilings, views over Lough Atalia and the much photographed bespoke mirrored lighting installation by lighting designer Tom Dixon. The design team from GW Design wanted to maintain the chic and elegant atmosphere of the grand salon and for the room to have a feeling of subtle sophistication. A new jewel like cocktail bar, with a dramatic mirrored back bar display reflects the view of the Lough and the lighting installation. A palette of luxurious leathers and textured fabrics, in soft taupes, greys with hints of plums, create a warm and relaxing backdrop to enjoy afternoon tea or a pre-dinner drink.
The g Hotel’s restaurant has been renamed GEO and has had the most dramatic alteration of the entire refurbishment. Originally two separate rooms, the design team removed the dividing wall between the restaurant and cocktail bar and has created a more spacious and open synergy between the two. GEO Restaurant opens out onto a new garden terrace completing the fresh botanical feel of the décor.
A new cocktail bar now anchors the open plan room, where the walls are lined with a paradise scene of blossom with ferns, palms and leaves - a true eye catcher for guests visiting. Statement chandeliers and smoked mirrors draw the eye through the restaurant with a subtle sparkle and a palette of olive greens, and accents of coral and an abundance of greenery complete the new theme of GEO.
The Hotel’s two other Signature Lounges have been redesigned to still evoke glamour and luxury but with a more subtle hint. The Pink Room evokes class and intrigue with blush pink velvets, tasselled chairs and brass accents create a luxurious feel. In contrast is the Blue Room with its colour palette of ginger, charcoal, and rich timber. A texture palette of leathers, timber and fabric wall panelling make this an inviting lounge to linger in.

Rooms from $212

The Galmont Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.2 in 4001 reviews

The Galmont Hotel & Spa overlooks Galway Bay and is just 200 metres from Eyre Square. It has an award-winning… See more

The Galmont Hotel & Spa overlooks Galway Bay and is just 200 metres from Eyre Square. It has an award-winning restaurant, Spirit One Spa and Energize fitness and leisure.

Large rooms at The Galmont Hotel & Spa all feature a wall-mounted LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. Large luxurious beds have Egyptian cotton sheets and goose feather pillows.

The spa centre boasts a gym, a sauna and a swimming pool, and offers spa treatments, including Elemis.

In addition to a full-service spa, The Galmont features an indoor pool and a health club. Dining is available at one of the hotel's 2 restaurants.

A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Marina's Restaurant serves both breakfast and dinner. The Coopers Bar & Lounge has a waterfront terrace and serves an all day menu.

A business center is on site at this 4-star property. This eco-friendly hotel also offers a children's pool, a sauna, and spa services. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

The Galmont is a smoke-free property.

Ireland West Airport is 55 miles from the hotel and Galway Racecourse is just a 10-minute drive away. Galway city centre is 5-minute walk from The Galmont Hotel & Spa.

Rooms from $160

The Dean Galway

Rated 8.4 in 2476 reviews

Set in Galway and with Dead Mans Beach reachable within 2 km, The Dean Galway offers concierge services, non-smoking… See more

Set in Galway and with Dead Mans Beach reachable within 2 km, The Dean Galway offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a terrace, free WiFi and a bar. This 4-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The property features a year-round outdoor pool, fitness centre, sauna and free bikes.

The units come with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. The hotel features certain units that have a balcony, and all rooms come with a kettle. The rooms feature a private bathroom, a hairdryer and bed linen.

At The Dean Galway you will find a restaurant serving American and Italian cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free options can also be requested.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Eyre Square, Galway Railway Station and Galway Greyhound Stadium. The nearest airport is Shannon Airport, 80 km from The Dean Galway.

Rooms from $135

Salthill Hotel

Rated 8.3 in 3355 reviews

Overlooking the famous Salthill Promenade, Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, this elegant hotel features a 25-metre… See more

Overlooking the famous Salthill Promenade, Galway Bay and the Clare Hills, this elegant hotel features a 25-metre swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a large gym. Just 1 km from Galway city centre, it is set in Galway’s beautiful countryside on the scenic route to Connemara National Park.

With flat-screen TVs with cable channels, rooms at Salthill Hotel all feature free WiFi, and free tea and coffee. Rooms also include an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries. Some rooms also enjoy beautiful sea views.

Full Irish breakfasts are served each day, and The Amber Room and Prom Restaurants serve a variety of menus all made from locally sourced produce. Blackrock Cafe and Bar offers an extensive list of drinks, wines, cocktails and specialty teas and coffees. There is also outdoor seating offering views over the ocean.

Free access is provided to The Ocean Fitness Centre, which provides a 25-metre indoor Swimming pool, an 18-metre hydro pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room. There is also a fully equipped, spacious gym.

Parking is available on-site for a small fee, and the hotel is located on Salthill’s coast road opposite the promenade and Galway Bay. Galway Golf Club is a 10-minute walk away, and the Pearse Stadium is 5 minutes away on foot.

Rooms from $120

Menlo Park Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 4850 reviews

Located in its own private grounds, this 4-star hotel offers spacious, elegant rooms. It is only 20 minutes’ walk from… See more

Located in its own private grounds, this 4-star hotel offers spacious, elegant rooms. It is only 20 minutes’ walk from Galway’s centre and 5 minutes' walk from the nearest shopping centre. The property is within easy access from main roads, and free parking and free WiFi are available.

Stylishly furnished, each room at Menlo Park Hotel includes a spacious bathroom and a hairdryer. Guests can relax in the room with comfortable Divine Duvets, satellite TV, and a welcome tray with tea and coffee. Newspapers are also available on request.

The P.Francis & Son Bar and Bistro provides fresh coffees, as well as an extensive bar food menu and carvery lunch.

Galway Cathedral and the Town Hall can both be reached in a 15-minute walk from Menlo Park. Galway is famous for its frequent festivals throughout the year, and Galway Bay can be reached in 10 minutes by car.

Rooms from $106

The Hardiman

Rated 8.2 in 1474 reviews

The rooms feature a comfortable bed and a marble bathroom with designer toiletries. Rooms also feature a flat-screen… See more

The rooms feature a comfortable bed and a marble bathroom with designer toiletries. Rooms also feature a flat-screen chromecast TV, complimentary WiFi and press reader.

In the centre of Galway, the The Hardiman is just a 1-minute walk from both the train and bus stations. The dock can be reached in around 5 minutes on foot.

Gaslight Brasserie, Oyster Bar and the popular Parlour Lounge at The Hardiman are located on the lower ground floor and open daily, offering classic, tasty food.

Guests can relax in the newly renovated Parlour Lounge or take a stroll around Galway City on our doorstep

Rooms from $149

Harbour Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 1735 reviews

Situated on Galway's picturesque waterfront, Harbour Hotel offers modern rooms including, air-conditioning, free WiFi… See more

Situated on Galway's picturesque waterfront, Harbour Hotel offers modern rooms including, air-conditioning, free WiFi, bluetooth speakers and onsite car parking. Galway’s lively centre is just a 5-minute walk away.

The rooms feature cable TV and complimentary tea and coffee for guests. They also provide a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Dillisk on the Docks offers a contemporary restaurant and bar for casual dining. A full bar menu is also served from 1:00 to 21:00 with live sports on large-screen TVs.

The Quay Street shopping street is just 3 minutes’ walk from the hotel, while Salthill Prom is 10 minutes away on foot. Both Corrib and Eyre Square shopping centre are a 5-minute walk away.

Rooms from $141

The award-winning, 4-star Galway Bay Hotel overlooks Galway Bay and is situated on Galway’s Blue Flag beach. Guests can… See more

The award-winning, 4-star Galway Bay Hotel overlooks Galway Bay and is situated on Galway’s Blue Flag beach. Guests can enjoy the hotel’s swimming pool, a massage fountain, and its AA Rosette Bay Brasserie.

With bright, cosy decor, each room offers an interactive TV, free Wi-Fi, and free newspapers on request. Guests can also make use of a private bathroom with a hairdryer, and tea/coffee facilities.

Guests have free use of the leisure centre, which features a fully equipped, modern gym, and a sauna. Health and beauty treatments are also available.

Full Irish breakfasts are served each morning, and the AA Rosette Bay Brasserie serves modern Irish cuisine with fresh ingredients. Harvest Cafe provides carvery lunches and homemade dishes.

Free parking is available, and Galway’s lively centre and cathedral are just a 5-minute drive away. Galway Golf Club and Pearse Stadium are both only 10 minutes’ walk away from the hotel.

Rooms from $135

Park House Hotel

Rated 8.5 in 1704 reviews

In central Galway, the Park House Hotel blends the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel with 4-star luxury. It… See more

In central Galway, the Park House Hotel blends the warmth and personality of a boutique hotel with 4-star luxury. It offers an award-winning restaurant and air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi.

Rooms are decorated in warm colours, natural wood furnishings and luxurious fabrics. They feature TVs with sports and movie channels, laptop safes and tea/coffee-making facilities.

The Park Restaurant offers delicious home-cooked food on its table d'hote menu. It uses fine local produce and the menu is accompanied by an extensive wine list.

Guests can also relax in the award-winning Boss Doyle's Bar, which has hand-carved oak-panelled ceilings, stained glass windows and mood lighting.

Galway Train Station and Eyre Square are just 200 meters away. The hotel is next to the tourist information centre where guests can book trips to Connemara, the Cliff of Moher or the Aran Islands.

Rooms from $216

In Galway’s historic Latin Quarter, The House is an elegant, 4-star hotel just off Quay Square and the Spanish Arch. Set… See more

In Galway’s historic Latin Quarter, The House is an elegant, 4-star hotel just off Quay Square and the Spanish Arch.

Set in an old stone building, The House Hotel has unique art deco interiors and modern facilities. Rooms are all individually decorated and feature soundproofed windows, flat-screen satellite TVs and laptop safes.

Chic and understated.

Located in the centre of Galway, The House is a 10-minute walk from Galway Cathedral and the National University of Ireland. Numerous independent boutique shops are located nearby, and Salthill and its promenade are just 15 minutes’ walk away.

Rooms from $134

Skeffington Arms Hotel

Rated 8.7 in 2514 reviews

Overlooking Eyre Square in the heart of Galway, The Skeffington Arms offers bright, modern rooms, a vibrant bar and… See more

Overlooking Eyre Square in the heart of Galway, The Skeffington Arms offers bright, modern rooms, a vibrant bar and restaurant, and Galway‘s largest cocktail bar. The stylish bar includes a 10 foot-high HD big screen.

All of The Skeffington’s colourful rooms include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Rooms also feature private bathrooms with complimentary toiletries.

The Skeff Bar & Kitchen provides a wide range of locally sourced food, while the popular Skeff Bar consists of 6 bars over several floors, offering cocktails, beers, and 7 sport screens, including a 57-inch HD 3D plasma screen.

Parking is available at a 50% reduction to hotel guests in The Q Car Park, with a hotel stamp. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Rooms from $150

The Stop

Bed & Breakfast

Rated 9.2 in 681 reviews

The Stop is 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Galway and half a mile from the coast. This 1930s property offers stylish… See more

The Stop is 5 minutes’ walk from the centre of Galway and half a mile from the coast. This 1930s property offers stylish rooms and a contemporary feel throughout, complemented by modern art work.

The rooms are individually decorated and include heating and a private bathroom. There is also free WiFi.

You can relax in a welcoming shared lounge with sofas. A breakfast prepared with locally sourced produce is served daily.

Eyre Square, where there is a range of shops and restaurants, is a 15-minute walk away. Salthill and the sea can be reached in 10 minutes by foot.

Galway Railway Station is less than 1.5 km away.

Rooms from $137

Leonardo Hotel Galway

Rated 8.4 in 1792 reviews

Overlooking Galway Bay and situated on Quay Street, Leonardo Hotel Galway is a 2-minute walk from St. Nicholas'… See more

Overlooking Galway Bay and situated on Quay Street, Leonardo Hotel Galway is a 2-minute walk from St. Nicholas' Collegiate Church. It offers a restaurant and a 24-hour reception. Newly refurbished bedrooms at Leonardo Hotel Galway feature Dream beds for ultimate comfort, well lit work desk with chair, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi access. They also include power showers, hairdryers and tea/coffee making facilities. Buffet Breakfast is available, choose from cereals, hot breakfast items, pastries and healthy breakfast items. The stylish bar serves lunch, snacks and Lavazza coffee. The modern, open plan restaurant serves breakfast in the morning and dinner and drinks in the early evening. Galway Cathedral and Galway Train Station are both within a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Leonardo Hotel Galway overlooks the Spanish Arch, and Eyre Square and Galway’s shopping district are both within a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

Rooms from $141

The Ardilaun Hotel

Rated 8.2 in 1526 reviews

Ideally located amongst spacious private grounds, this luxury 4-star hotel boasts a superb location in the leafy suburb… See more

Ideally located amongst spacious private grounds, this luxury 4-star hotel boasts a superb location in the leafy suburb of Taylors Hill, 1km from Galway city centre. It boasts free gym access and free parking for guests.

A haven of peace and tranquillity, Ardilaun Hotel features a superb leisure club with an 18-metre pool, spa bath, sauna, steam room and high-tech gym.

A popular venue for both business executives and leisure guests looking for luxury accommodation in Galway city, the Ardilaun is close to beautiful beaches, city centre shopping, theatre and cinema, gardens and extensive outdoor activities.

Rooms from $118