Attitudes in Ireland towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people are regarded as among the most liberal in the world. Ireland is notable for its transformation from a country holding overwhelmingly conservative attitudes toward LGBT issues to one holding overwhelmingly liberal views in the space of a generation. This being the case it’s easy to find a gay friendly hotels Dublin.
Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, is on Ireland’s east coast at the mouth of the River Liffey. Its historic buildings include Dublin Castle, dating to the 13th century, and imposing St Patrick’s Cathedral, founded in 1191. City parks include landscaped St Stephen’s Green and huge Phoenix Park, containing Dublin Zoo. The National Museum of Ireland explores Irish heritage and culture.
Top attractions to visit in Dublin
- Jameson Distillery Bow St.
- Irish Whiskey Museum
- EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum
- The Little Museum of Dublin
- Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Best tours in Dublin
- Fast-track Easy Access Book of Kells Tour with Dublin Castle
- Cliffs of Moher Tour Including Wild Atlantic Way and Galway City from Dublin
- Wild Wicklow Tour including Glendalough from Dublin
- Cliffs of Moher, Wild Atlantic Way and Galway tour from Dublin
- Northern Ireland Highlights Day Trip Including Giant’s Causeway from Dublin
1. Ashling Hotel Dublin 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Dublin
Overlooking the, The Ashling Hotel is in . This 4-star hotel has beautifully decorated interiors, with free Wi-Fi, and a stylish bar.
The Ashling isjust a 5-minute walk from Dublin and the . A 5-minute journey on the brings you to the lively area.
Decorated in warm tones, rooms havewith crisp white duvets. Rooms include flat-screen TVs and in-room safes.
Chesterfields Brasserie serves cooked breakfasts in the morning, a lunchtime carvery and fine Irish and international cuisine in the evening.
The Ashling Hotel is an International Award Winning 4 Star hotel in Dublin City incorporating 226 beautifully appointed, fully air conditioned bedrooms, 180 seater Chesterfields Restaurant, stylish Iveagh Bar, extensive meeting rooms and conference facilities catering for up to 200 delegates with complimentary WIFI throughout and our own multi-storey car park on site. The Ashling Hotel is in a great central location adjacent to Heuston Intercity Rail Station with Airlink Bus stop across the road and on the LUAS Tram Red Line.
The surrounding area is home to some of Dublin’s premier attractions including Dublin Zoo, Guinness Brewery, Kilmainham Gaol, Jameson Distillery Bow Street and the National Museum of Ireland. You’ll know when you’ve arrived at the Ashling Hotel – a genuinely warm welcome, spacious non smoking bedrooms, great location and friendly, professional staff all combine to offer you a unique experience throughout your stay.
We had a room with a king sized bed and it was perfect. The bathroom was HUGE with a big bath tub which was great after a long day of touring. The staff was very accommodating and the restaurants on site were superb. It was an easy walk from the Heuston train station where we arrived after taking the Airlink 747 bus from the airport. It is also very close to 2 LUAS stations. We walked all around Dublin and thought the location of the hotel was great. There are a few restaurants very close by. Perfect place to stay in Dublin.
This is one of the best all round hotels in Dublin. Great price, excellent customer service and a fantastic 100 item breakfast buffet. But what really sold it was its a 2 minute walk from Heuston train station and a 3 minute walk from the Museum Luas stop on the red line.
Your very close to the Luas red line tram service which will take you to the Jervis shopping centre, Connolly station and the point ideal, if like us you’re going to the 3arena.
However it is not a noisy hotel at all, they do a good carvery lunch and offer great stay and tour packages. If you want a hotel away from the city centre but with easy access to everything this is it.
This was a nice hotel with clean, modern, comfortable rooms. The train station is basically across the street and less than a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The breakfast buffet was my great! With Celiac I often struggle to find gluten-free options and they had a dedicated table with gf breads, scones and cereal, and the staff were knowledgeable and helpful to point out which hot items were safe.
The Ashling is just across the street from Heuston train station. Also in easy walking distance are 2 convenience stores – one in the train station (with beer, wine, and takeaway food), post office, buses, light rail, a couple of pubs, and a nice steakhouse.
There was plenty of room to spread out in the room, at least 20 feet of narrow shelves over the vanity, in the shower, over the desk and the full length of the headboard. Also a long desk/dresser a smaller table and a night stand on each side of the bed.
We booked a double room, but the bed was a queen. A nice surprise. Lighting could have been better in the bathroom. One small light over the vanity made shaving a d putting on makeup a challenge. There were no recycling bins in our room or the hotel, but we were in the train station every other day and they had plenty so we just kept a bag in our room to collect recyclables.
Lovely helpful staff; we never even saw cleaning g staff, but our room was well made-up each day when we returned from our adventures.
Ashling has a small business center with 2 computers where you can book and print out tickets, boarding passes, etc.
Upon arrival, parking was easily accessible and we received a lovely, friendly, yet professional welcome at reception. The lobby is warm, clean and modern.
The floors to the bedrooms have to be accessed via your keycard and feel safe.
The superior king room exceeded my expectations in creating an accessible room. The staff had placed a new shower chair in the shower and everything was within easy reach.
The bed was the perfect height and the room spotless. Well done to the housekeeping staff. There were plenty of towels and toiletries.
We went to the bar area for dinner and again, the staff were wonderful, patient and very accommodating. The food was beautifully presented, good portion size and enjoyable.
How much does a room costs at Ashling Hotel Dublin ?
With laptop safe, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, large rain shower, separate bath and double sinks.
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2. Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Dublin
TheDublin Hotel overlooks and is a 20-minute drive from Dublin. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, a pool and 2 award winning restaurants.
The rooms at the Fitzpatrick Castle Dublin Hotel feature en suite bathrooms and satellite TVs. They also include hairdryers, telephones and tea/coffee making facilities.
The AA Rosette PJ’s Restaurant serves fine food and The Mapas restaurant features fresh local produce.
The leisure centre has a whirlpool spa, a 20 m indoor heated swimming pool, a Scandinavian wood sauna and a steam room. There is also a fully equipped gym.
Fitzpatrick Castle Dublin is the epitome of the elegance and charm of the south Dublin coast. The only hotel located in the fashionable suburbs of Killiney and Dalkey, overlooking Dublin Bay. Fitzpatrick Castle is only 9 miles/20 minutes from downtown Dublin. Luxurious bedrooms and suites decorated in the traditional castle style are also renovated to the highest spec with ISDN lines and in-house entertainment system in all rooms. Wireless broadband Internet access is available in most public areas of hotel.
Beautiful hotel with spotless interior and welcoming bright interior. Arrived on a Thursday night and provided with a lovely room – Room 429(a tree regretfully blocks a potential sea view). We paid for an upgrade to a mini suite next door – Room 427 and it was worth it! The view of Dublin Bay was spectacular! It was a one-night stay and we wanted to make the most of it.
The second room, Room 427 offered a bedroom with separate bathroom. Two doors separate this room from the sitting area itself -which held two large couches, an armchair and a board table with six chairs (!!) An ideal room for a businessperson needing to invite colleagues for a briefing before going offsite or downstairs to a meeting. For us, it provided ample space to read, relax and listen to music on its cassette stereo in house. There are two TVs in this room -one in the bedroom and one in the sitting area.
The bed was very comfortable – there is fantastic closet space and the toiletries in the bathroom by Paul Costello were generous – including two packaged Dental kits (toothbrush/toothpaste and floss). Good thinking!! Heavy thick cosy bathrobes and slippers are provided.
This lovely hotel is beautiful and full of old style charm and elegance throughout. Stunning views of Dublin Bay and Dalkey island from the room balcony. The food and service at Mapas Restaurant and PJs breakfast room were excellent. The Dungeon Bar is cosy and atmospheric.
The gym is top class, boasting a range of free weights not often found at hotels.
A very lovely hotel on Dublin Bay. The common areas (lobbies) are warm and inviting. The staff there is extremely attentive and courteous.
There is a bar as well as restaurants in the hotel, however, the serving hours of the restaurant’s did not coincide with our schedule and we opted not to have room service, so we actually did without dinner one night.
It is close to city center Killiney, but is a twenty minute drive into Dublin. The concierge is very helpful arranging transportation and activities, however.
Rooms are older, but nicely appointed. We would definitely stay there again and hopefully have more time to enjoy the onsite amenities.
Staying at the Fitzpatrick Castle hotel was a real joy. The rooms were extremely comfortable, the food in the restaurants was delightful, and the setting quite striking. The hotel is just below the Victoria Jubilee Park which offers great views of Dublin Bay. The town of Dalkey offers numerous dining options and a train into Dublin proper.
The hotel is quite large and takes some getting used to finding your way around. They do have elevators which is a big help. There also is an indoor swimming pool.
The rooms remain quite like they must have been “back in the day.” While a bit on the “shabby chic” side, they were very comfortable and clean. Each room had an ironing board and iron and a K-cup coffee/tea maker as well as some tasty butter cookies. They also had a nice little balcony that you could see the bay from.
This is a bar in the basement that serves only pub food, but we were happy with it and with the service. The location is great because it’s only minutes from a great hike up Killiney Hill which has gorgeous views of the bay and the city of Dalkey below.
How much does a room costs at Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel ?
Room with a balcony and views over Dublin Bay.
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3. Number 31 Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Dublin
The award-winning Number 31 in Dublin is a guesthouse in a classical Georgian townhouse. St Stephen’s Green is a 5-minute walk away. The property features a sunken guest lounge, with leather seating and an open fire.
The bedrooms at Number 31 feature a private bathroom with a shower, Dyson cooling fan and VOYA Irish toiletries.
Freshly prepared breakfasts are offered each morning.
Mildly eccentric with oodles of personality, this boutique townhouse hotel comprises a luxuriously plush Georgian townhouse and a minimalist modernist mews. Loved by design enthusiasts, here elegance meets eclecticism and makes Number 31 one of the most original and standout places to stay in Dublin.
Luxuriously comfortable rooms in varying styles, a great location in Dublin’s most fashionable neighborhood and a famous breakfast make here the ‘go to’ place to stay for the discerning traveller. Number 31’s very own Irish Mammy, Delia’s “world famous” cranberry loaf and signature homemade granola always leave guests wanting more. The famed sunken lounge harks back to the days when the mews was owned by world famous architect Sam Stephenson.
If popular myth were to be believed, the gorgeously comfy sofas were graced by many famous names in Dublin’s swinging sixties. Pieces of art and objet’s d’art from the owner’s private collection adorn the walls and an art deco ‘jazz influenced’ theme runs through the beautifully restored Georgian building and it’s fabulously plush rooms. The stunning garden that joins the two buildings is an oasis of calm. Overlooked by a sunny outdoor terrace, standout features include the beloved statue of Gloire Au Merite and a beautiful fire fountain as its centerpiece.
The hotel is in a great location close to St. Stephen’s green and the city centre. The staff in number 31 were so friendly and extremely helpful! I enjoyed an amazing breakfast by Delia, that was delicious and wonderfully presented. Looking forward to visiting again in the near future.
Located in the Georgian area of Dublin and a few minutes walk from St Stephens Green, Number 31 is a welcoming city hotel. The sunken lounge area with an honesty bar is a pleasant place to have a chat and wind down. The breakfast is excellent with a healthy buffet of fruits and cereals and a cook to order menu.
French press coffee just right. Respectfully renovated. If you prefer a unique stay to a generic chain hotel this is a good choice. Minor irritations could easily be fixed such as more lighting in bedroom and bedside table seemed a bit small.
Number 31″ is a modestly-sized upmarket Guest-House, located very close to Dublin’s landmark St. Stephen’s Green, and an extremely interesting place to stay, for a variety of reasons.
First, the older part, is a renovated Georgian House, looking out onto the fairly well-preserved Fitzwilliam Place, which dates from the late 18th/early 19th centuries.The newer part – connected by a Courtyard – is a redevelopment of what was probably a Coach-House to the original Building. Entry to “Number 31” is through this newer section, where the Reception & Public Areas are located, as well as a number of relatively modern Bedrooms.
What’s of further interest is that this combination of old and not so old spaces came about through the efforts of a famous, controversial and colourful Irish Architect, who located his Offices in the Georgian House, and constructed his living-quarters in the Coach-House/Mews area, back in the 1960/70s. Sam Stephenson was responsible for the design of a number of significant Buildings in Dublin’s 1970s : most notably what became The Central Bank Building on Dame Street, the Electricity Supply Board HQ on Fitzwilliam Street, and Dublin Corporation Offices on Wood Quay.
These additions to Dublin’s skyline were all regarded as exemplifying what’s called “Brutalist Architecture”, and were generally quite controversial. It’s particularly ironic that Stephenson’s design for the ESB Headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, unapologetically razed a series of Georgian Houses, destroying a truly beautiful streetscape, while he practised his profession from a preserved Georgian House, just a stone’s throw away!
You ring a bell to be let in to the hotel compound (the front desk is staffed 24/7). The hotel is made up of two buildings, one modern (in the front) and one Georgian (in the back), connected by a garden. The lobby is funky with a sunken sitting area, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
We stayed in the Georgian part of the hotel as we needed larger rooms with an extra bed. The double room we stayed in had 15-foot ceilings. It was quite large with a desk, a chest of drawers, and a tall cupboard for hanging clothes. The cupboard also had a safe. There were enough hangers. Overall, there is enough storage space for clothes.
The room also had an extra bed, two chairs and a chaise lounge. The bathroom was of adequate size. It had a single sink with sufficient shelf space for two persons’ toiletries. Hot and cold water comes mixed from a single faucet in the sink, unlike in countryside hotels. There was a shower stall with a glass panel covering half the side (expect some water splashing outside the shower area). There are no elevators on the Georgian side which was not a problem for us.
Breakfast is served in the modern side. There are three large tables, two inside and one on a lovely patio. There were about half a dozen hot breakfast items, all of which were excellent. Make sure to try Delia’ cranberry bread. You can order egg preparations not on the menu (example, fried eggs). Cold items such as cereals and fruit are also available although the selection was not large. Coffee and tea are served at the table. The coffee was quite good.
Service was always friendly and courteous, both at the front desk and the breakfast area. The front desk staff helped out by taking our luggage up to our room and calling cabs for us.
Our room was somewhat dark as the lighting was inadequate for such a large room. Be aware that there is no air-conditioning on the Georgian side which was not a problem for us as we kept the window open at night. None of these were deal breakers for us.
We highly recommend this hotel. We will stay here again if we were to visit Dublin.
How much does a room costs at Number 31 Hotel ?
A Superior Double room with a standard size double bed, an en suite bathroom and in-room luxury amenities.
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4. Hotel Temple Bar Hotel 3* – Gay Friendly Accommodation Dublin
TheHotel is a 5-minute walk from Dublin’s 2 main shopping streets, Grafton Street and Henry Street. It offers with free Wi-Fi and Irish cuisine.
Rooms at the hotel feature a flat-screen TV, laptop safe and tea/coffee-making facilities. They include bathrooms with power showers and hair dryers.
Temple Bar Hotel features 2 onsitewhich offer breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a bar which features a TV with live sports.
Located with the vibrant Temple Bar district, this hotel is surrounded bybars, pubs and restaurants. St Stephen’s Green and St Patrick’s Cathedral are both within a 10-minute walk.
Located in the heart of Temple Bar in Dublin, Temple Bar Hotel is an icon of contemporary design, bringing together a boutique feel and charming hotel service. We guarantee you a great stay in our newly refurbished hotel. The Temple Bar hotel is minutes away from Grafton Street, Henry Street and Dublin’s main thoroughfare O`Connell Street and centrally located to Trinity College, museums, the Famous Guinness Storehouse and Jameson Distillery.
The choice of restaurants and bars is on our doorstep including our own Buskers Bar which has live music 7 nights a week. If you are looking to catch up with friends or enjoy a drink in a relaxing bar we suggest you try our newest restaurant and bar Toast.
We picked the Temple Bar Hotel because of its location, right in the heart of the city. And what a choice we made. Perfect location with great welcoming staff! Rooms are great, plenty of space and nice beds!
The hotels location as ideal. If you get the Airlink bus from the airport, it stops just round the corner from the hotel just a 2 minute walk. Great for visiting the pubs of temple bar. We visited midweek and found no issue with noise levels.
The Buskers bar looked ok but lacking the atmosphere and buzz of the others bar a short walk away.
Location of the hotel is very central which is great, we didn’t need the earplugs which they supply as there wasn’t any noise. The beds were really comfortable, tea and coffee making facilities in the room as well as bottled water. The umbrella is a nice touch too.
The location was prime for the night/bar/party life. It was off the main road but kinda hidden behind one of the buildings so we got lost a little. The windows weren’t soundproof so we could hear the bar downstairs but they did provide earplugs for you. Our door was jammed so it was hard to open it and the room was on the smaller side but it was clean and the beds were comfy. The breakfast buffet was amazing! So many choices to choose from and they had all different options on coffee.
Very accommodating front desk, excellent location, just an all around great experience! I thought higher rooms were quieter but it is actually the inside rooms that are. There is lots of hustle bustle in the area of Temple Bar. Great location for those who like the nightlife.
The Temple Bar district in Dublin is packed with pubs and restaurants and is easy walking distance to many of the “must see” sights for a visitor to Dublin. Fleet Street, on which the Temple Bar Hotel is located, is the heart of the Temple Bar district and certainly to address for many, many of those pubs and restaurants.
During our visit to Dublin in June 2019, the Temple Bar Hotel was like a peaceful and rejuvenating oasis set in the middle of all of the activity and nightlife life. The staff of the hotel were gracious and helpful from the moment we arrived straight from the airport. Our room, for a city center hotel in Europe, was spacious and modern. We, luckily, got a room overlooking a (quiet) alley on the side of the building rather than the more interesting (and noisy) Fleet Street.
Room service did an excellent job each day. The front desk staff was super helpful on our check-out morning. Overall, a highly recommended hotel.
How much does a room costs at Temple Bar Hotel ?
Public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs € 18 per day.
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5. The Spencer Hotel 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Dublin Ireland
Overlooking the River Liffey, The Spencer Hotel is 10 minutes from the famous O’Connell Bridge and 20 minutes from the Temple Bar and Grafton Street.
Each air-conditioned room includes a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some of the guestrooms feature a seating area or a balcony with magnificent city views. All rooms include Nespresso coffee machines and tea making facilities. Each room is fitted with a private bathroom with power shower and complimentary Handmade Soap Company toiletries.
The Spencer Hotel also offers a private, secure car park and a 24-hour front desk. The hotel features The Spencer Health Club which includes a fitness centre and indoor swimming pool. High-speed WiFi is available throughout the property.
Located on the banks of the River Liffey, The Spencer Hotel is the perfect base to explore all our capital city has to offer. Trinity College, Grafton Street, Temple Bar and many more of Dublin’s famous landmarks are just minutes’ walk from the Hotel. Our four star city centre Hotel boasts 209 newly refurbished spacious bedrooms which all feature air conditioning, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary Wi-Fi and bottled mineral water as standard.
The Spencer Health Club features an 18-metre swimming pool and fully equipped gym for you to enjoy whilst staying with us. We are a few short steps from the Red LUAS offering a five-minute connection to Connolly Train Station. We have self-parking facilities with discounted parking rates available to Hotel guests. Our spacious Lobby Lounge offers All Day Dining as well the best cocktails this side of the River Liffey.
The room was clean and bright, ours faced residents on their balcony across the road so no getting changed with the curtains open. The beds were super comfortable. No minibar.
The location is about 25 minute walk from the city centre (St Stephens Green / Temple Bar) so not in the centre of Dublin but a nice walk nevertheless. There is a tram available on the North side of the river which we used until we realised its cheaper to just walk if you are going to the city centre.
The location is very nice – coffee shop next door, right by the river and just about a 15 minute walk to O O’Connell Bridge. Many would be tempted to get a hotel even closer to the very center of the city but really you would pay more, get a much smaller room and it would be more busy and noisy. Also, it’s a nice charming walk along the river to the very center of town, and the area is quite charming and interesting.
Another very good plus with this hotel is they have a proper gym and swimming pool (try and remember to bring a swimming cap as they require you to use one, but can sell one too for three euro). Most hotels have tiny crappy gyms but this is pretty solid as they offer it to the public for membership too, so it’s a bigger and more organized gym and pool than you might expect.
I stayed at the Westbury during my last visit to Dublin which is arguably THE most centrally located and pricey hotel in Dublin but honestly I prefer The Spenser because there’s more space, nice amenities, super nice bar, more easy-going and cheaper too.
Good location on the river. Bus stops outside. Very nice hotel with large and comfortable room (we had a King Room overlooking the river). Comfortable beds. Excellent breakfast. Both buffet with many selections and cook to order options. Very pleasant wait staff. Large bathroom.
Excellen welcoming staff. Front desk clerk brought luggage to room since porter not available. Good restaurants nearby including incredible Fornaccio behind the hotel. Don’t miss it!
We used this hotel as our home base for a trip to Dublin, and would return again. We booked a river view, and it was perfect (even on the lowest level of river view rooms). Note: River view rooms are opposite the elevator bank, and you can hear the “dinging” when the car arrives at your floor, but we were never disturbed by that. Our room was comfortable and spacious enough, and there was plenty of room to unpack things, even in the bathroom.There is no refrigerator in the room, which would have been nice to store cold snacks. There is an in-room Nespresso machine – adequate.
This hotel is less than a 10 minute walk to the EPIC emigration museum (fabulous) and the building it’s in has nice eateries (even a Starbucks). The only drawback is that the Spencer a bit of a walk to get to what I call “central Dublin” – where the action in – Grafton St., Trinity College & O’Connell St. It would take at least a 15 minute walk to get to O’Connell St.
We found the area around the hotel to be very quiet which can be good – no noisy bars, but it’s a little limited in terms of dining options. So one night we ate dinner in the hotel, and it was wonderful. A tram stop is on the block right behind the hotel, which is very convenient.
My room (superior double) was lovely, nicely furnished and clean, with all amenities you might need: mini-bar, coffee-machine (Nespresso!), iron board and safety box. The accompanying bathroom, rather spacious and clean, had bathtub came with all bathroom toiletries. The only thing that was missing in it to be perfect was a beauty mirror. Wi-Fi functioned quite nicely too. The breakfast offers big variety of cold and hot dishes, some local some international, and everything I tried was delicious.
How much does a room costs at The Spencer Hotel ?
Featuring a balcony with a city view, this stylish room with en-suite bathroom offers tea/coffee making facilities, satellite TV and free The Handmade Soap Company toiletries.
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