Places to Stay in Galway: The Ultimate Where to Stay in Guide in Galway

Places to Stay in Galway: The Ultimate Where to Stay in Guide in Galway

Here is the ultimate guide on where to stay in Galway city and county by location. It doesn’t get any easier to book your next holiday than this!

If you've been planning to visit Galway and are looking for lodgings that'll suit you and yours, look no further. Whether you’re travelling with your other half or on a solo escape, Galway’s many hotels, hostels and B&Bs will be here to greet you, no matter what your budget. Let’s get into them…

East Galway City

The Connacht Hotel

Old Dublin Road // book here
An ideal family getaway hotel on the edge of Galway city is The Connacht Hotel, their family rooms have bunk-beds that kids absolutely love, and they have modern suites for those who require access to self-catering facilities. With access to kids entertainment centres and the 24 hour gym, Active 24 Fitness, with an indoor swimming pool, kids pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.

above: photo courtesy of The Connacht Hotel 

The Huntsman Inn

164 College Rd, Wellpark // book here 
Located on the shores of Lough Atalia, The Huntsman Inn is perfect for those travelling via car and want to be close to all the action of Galway city. Alongside their bar and restaurant, they have 13 boutique guest bedrooms that have all been designed with comfort in mind. Your stay will include free parking and free wifi, and of course breakfast each morning.

The g Hotel & Spa

Wellpark // book here 
Galway city’s only 5-star hotel, if you want a luxurious holiday, the g Hotel & Spa will not disappoint. Here you’ll also find the fine dining restaurant GEO and their signature lounges that are the perfect setting for an afternoon tea or cocktail post-travels.

above: photo courtesy of the g Hotel & Spa

Flannery’s Hotel

Old Dublin Rd // book here
A charming 3-star hotel with the service of a 4-star destination, Flannery’s Hotel will make your Galway holiday spectacular. With jazz brunches, a gorgeous covered outdoor area and a fabulous cocktail bar, they have everything you need to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime.

Clayton Hotel Galway

Monivea Road, Ballybrit // book here
Recognised as one of Ireland’s finest four-star contemporary hotels, Clayton Hotel Galway is a fantastic hotel for families looking to enjoy everything the city and county has to offer. All residents can enjoy complimentary access to the leisure centre with a pool, steam room and sauna.

Galway City Centre

The Abbeygate Townhouse

3 Newtownsmith // book here 
At The Abbeygate Townhouse, the concept is all about simplicity and they prioritise location and comfort over everything else. Complete with a seamless self-check in service and functional rooms, it is a space for those who are here to explore and enjoy Galway city. Only a two minute walk from Galway’s Shop Street, this is as central as it gets!

above: photo courtesy of The Abbeygate Townhouse

Imperial Hotel

Eyre Square // book here
The Imperial Hotel and its 1810 Restaurant & Bar have been designed for a relaxing stay, whether you’re in Galway for business or leisure. This landmark hotel also offers a number of large family rooms so that you can comfortably bring along the whole gang on your Galway holiday.

The Galmont Hotel

Lough Atalia Road, Fairgreen // book here
One of the most popular family friendly hotels in the city, The Galmont Hotel has 275 guest bedrooms including family rooms, accessible rooms and level 5 executive rooms. Car parking is available, as well as complimentary access to the hotel’s leisure facilities for all hotel guests.

The Lane Boutique Residence

Kiltartan House, Forster Street // book here 
Combining luxury with utmost comfort, The Lane Boutique Residence offers a quiet retreat away from the busy city streets. Additionally, they can cater to all group sizes as they also  have two two-bed apartments that are situated just across the road in Forster Place.

above: photo courtesy of The Lane  

Mary’s Rooms

10-12 Prospect Hill, Eyre Square // book here
An extension to one of the city’s busiest bar and beer gardens, Mary Mullens offers a fabulous B&B option with stunning double and quadruple rooms less than a minute from Eyre Square. These rooms are known as Mary's Rooms and include everything you need for a comfortable night's sleep in a busy Irish city.

HYDE Hotel

Forster Street // book here 
An elegant stay can be enjoyed at HYDE Hotel. Situated between the city’s coach station and Eyre Square, it is the ideal base for all your Galway gallivanting. Best of all, it’s home to the stylish HYDE Bar so you can start and finish your day with a delicious dining experience.

The Hardiman

Eyre Square // book here
Ideally located on the edge of Eyre Square, The Hardiman has over 170 years of experience in welcoming guests to Galway. On top of comfortable and stylish rooms, The Hardiman has wonderful on-site dining options including their new downstairs MacNeill’s Pub.

Kinlay Hostel

Merchants Rd, Eyre Square // book here
Specialising in group bookings, Kinlay Hostel is the place to stay if you’re on the prowl for high-quality, budget accommodation. From City Centre to Connemara and the Aran Islands, their team can help you arrange tours to some of the county’s best attractions, while being in an ideal location to take the city by foot.

above: photo courtesy of Kinlay Hostel

Skeffington Arms Hotel

27 Eyre Square // book here
Skeffington Arms Hotel’s unbeatable location means that every morning you awaken in the midst of the vibrant city centre and can enjoy a delicious breakfast, next door in The Skeff Bar & Kitchen, a great way to start your day and get you fuelled for the adventures ahead.

Snoozles Hostel

Forster Street // book here
One of the city’s most popular hostels, Snoozles Hostel is located right next to the Galway Coach Station. They offer a range of ensuite rooms ranging from double and family rooms, to 4-bed and 6-bed rooms, ideal for friends heading out in town for the night. Affordable rates, helpful staff, convenient location and world class facilities, where else would you rather be?

Eyre Square Hotel

Forster Street // book here
If you’re looking for a great central place to stay in Galway’s city centre, all of the bedrooms at Eyre Square Hotel  are warm, inviting and ideal to relax in after a day spent discovering Galway’s many attractions, or a busy day of meetings. These rooms have all the amenities to make your stay as comfortable as you could possibly want.

above: photo courtesy of Eyre Square Hotel 


Corrib House Guest Accommodation

3 Waterside // book here 
This gorgeous Galway city accommodation has stunning views of the River Corrib from almost every window. These unrivalled sights beautifully complement the decadent beauty of the historic 1830s Georgian townhouse making for picturesque retreat in the middle of Galway.

Latin Quarter

Residence Hotel

14 Quay Street // book here
If you’ve come to Galway city for its nightlife and festival calendar, then the vibrant Residence Hotel is the ideal place for your holiday. Coupled with M.Fitzgerald’s Bar, this Latin Quarter hotel comprises unique rooms that are complete with pop art-inspired interiors.

The Snug Townhouse

10 Quay Street // book here
The Snug Townhouse’s rooms are small and smart, and include everything you need snugly positioned in one space. Its location is one of the best you can get as each morning you will find yourself bang in the middle of the busyness and fun of this Galway city area with loads of amazing bars and restaurants right on your doorstep.

above: photo courtesy of The Snug Townhouse


The Westwood

Upper Newcastle // book here
Galway’s newest alternative accommodation to staying in a traditional hotel, The Westwood offers both private ensuite bedrooms and self-catering apartments. If that isn’t enough they have a fully equipped on-site gym, cinema room, restful residents’ lounge, on-site shop and café which are just a few more perks guests can enjoy.

The Sliding Rock

37 Newcastle Road // book here
The Sliding Rock comprises a bar and restaurant as well as nine guest rooms. These guest rooms include single, double, twin and family rooms and breakfast is included in your room rate. Downstairs you can enjoy everything their bar and restaurant has to offer, including; food throughout the day, sports on the big screens, an al-fresco area, and live music every weekend.

The Docks

The Harbour Hotel

Dock Road // book here
Only a minute walk from where the Aran Island Ferries depart during the summer season, the 4 starred waterfront The Harbour Hotel is perfect for all Galway city adventures. With a number of corporate friendly features, this hotel is also the top pick for corporates in the city.

above: photo courtesy of The Harbour Hotel 

Galway’s Westend

Over Massimo

10 William Street West // book here
If you came to Galway to experience its nightlife, the guest rooms over Massimo are exactly what your visit requires. Over Massimo consists of seven spacious ensuite bedrooms in the heart of Galway’s Westend and the downstairs bar means you don’t have to worry about finding your way back to your room after enjoying a late night out.


Galway Bay Sea View Apartments

The Promenade, Salthill // book here
Spectacular views guaranteed - that’s the Galway Bay Sea View Apartments promise! The apartments are one of the highest ranked on TripAdvisor and vary in size and layout with each having its own private balcony or roof top terrace. They cater for individuals, couples and families up to six people.

Shoreline Apartments

Quincentennial Drive, Salthill // book here
The luxurious self-catering apartments at Shoreline Apartments offer a level of elegance and style that’s unmatched in the area. They provide a wide range of amenities like fully equipped kitchens, in-unit laundry, and 24-hour emergency assistance, all to ensure that your stay with them is as comfortable as possible.

above: photo courtesy of Shoreline Apartments

The Ardilaun Hotel

Taylor’s Hill Rd // book here 
Nestled in the suburbs of Galway city, the 4 star The Ardilaun Hotel boasts 123 luxury bedrooms with a superb conference centre, wedding venue and leisure club facilities. Its gardens are some of the most spectacular in Galway and they offer a number of pet-friendly facilities and room to boot.

Galway Bay Hotel

Salthill Road Lower // book here 
A beautiful, waterfront 4 star hotel, Galway Bay Hotel on Salthill’s Promenade is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a beach break on the Wild Atlantic Way. It’s also home to a state-of-the-art leisure centre which is exactly what you need after a day exploring the West.


179 Upper Salthill // book here
At BlackCat, their boutique guest bedrooms are compact but tastefully designed with special considerations for the original features and character of the 200 year old building. Downstairs is BlackCat’s award-winning tapas bar and it’s the perfect place to immerse yourself in the buzz of Salthill’s community spirit while enjoying delicious small plates and wine.

above: BlackCat, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige 


Oranmore Lodge Hotel

Ornamore // book here
It’s no more than a ten minute drive from Galway city, but the Oranmore Lodge Hotel feels secluded, private and relaxing. It’s set off the main road, among lovely gardens and green space. Set in an 1840 country manor house with classical décor offering standard rooms as well as luxurious executive rooms, and a fully equipped leisure centre with a 17 metre pool.

Maldron Hotel Oranmore

Carrowmoneash, Oranmore // book here
Thanks to its super convenient location, the 4-star Maldron Hotel Oranmore is the hotel of choice when exploring Galway county. Easily accessible via all gateways to Galway – West (M17), South (M18) and North & East (M4), it’s no wonder why families rank it so highly for a holiday in Galway.

above: photo courtesy of Maldron Hotel Oranmore

Coach House Hotel

Main Street // book here
A stylish boutique hotel in Oranmore, Coach House Hotel consists of sixteen modern en-suite bedrooms, a multi award-winning Italian restaurant named Basilico, and The House Bar. Thanks to its central location, this hotel is ideal for travelling to Galway city and for those looking to explore the Wild Atlantic Way in Galway.


Main Street // book here
Merging French cuisine and welcoming boutique guest rooms in one space, there’s nowhere else in Galway like Armorica. It consists of an intimate but open dining space with a street view, a beautiful conservatory with garden views, outdoor seating, and elegant guest accommodation. Your stay here will include their award-winning breakfast in the morning and in the evenings you can enjoy a meal that takes inspiration from classic French styles.


Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Sky Road, Church Hill // book here
Situated on the famous Sky Road, Abbeyglen Castle Hotel is an opulent retreat on the edge of Clifden town. From the moment you pull up onto the grounds of this magnificent hotel, the inviting atmosphere and friendly service will have you feeling right at home, and thanks to their incredible on-site offerings of bar, restaurant and treatment rooms you’ll never want to leave.

above: photo courtesy of Abbeyglen Castle Hotel 

Clifden Station House Hotel

Clifden // book here
Built from the original Clifden railway station, Clifden Station House Hotel offers large self-catering apartments, as well as cosy hotel rooms. All hotel residents can enjoy their on-site restaurant and theatre as well as the adjacent award-winning Spa and Leisure Centre. This hotel is ideal for families wanting to enjoy a leisurely break in the heart of Connemara.


Greenfield Lodge

Greenfields Road, Curraghmore, Headford // book here 
With breathtaking panoramic views of Lough Corrib, Greenfield Lodge is one of the most scenic bars, restaurants and guest houses in North County Galway. It is dog-friendly and many of the rooms lead out directly onto a lush garden and picnic area that the whole family is guaranteed to love.


The Old Barracks

Cross St, Gorteenacra, Athenry // book here
Featuring a bistro, onsite bakery, catering service, guesthouse and a neighbouring sister business - Stone House Pizza Bar, when you book your accommodation at The Lodge at The Old Barracks they have all your needs covered. They have 8 modern guest bedrooms and 3 holiday suites which are ideal for families and longer stays.


The Twelve Hotel

Coast Road, Barna // book here
Providing all guests with a truly distinctive experience, The Twelve Hotel and tons of amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy; Le Petit Spa, West Restaurant, Pins Gastropub and more. Awarded both Ireland’s Pet Friendly Hotel of the Year and Ireland’s Best Pet Friendly Stay, The Twelve is also the perfect pet-friendly destination for you and your canine companion.

above: photo courtesy of The Twelve Hotel 


Pádraícíns Seafood Bar & Restaurant

Furbo // book here
For those wanting to tour Connemara and Galway’s West Coast during their travels, Pádraícíns provides both a comfy place to rest your head and serve a full food and drink menu all day long. Breakfast is included in the price of your room, ensuring you start your day by fueling up for all the adventures ahead. Their 8 cosy guest rooms include a mix of family and double rooms and contain all the amenities you may require.


Lough Rea Hotel & Spa

Old Galway Road, Loughrea // book here
A fantastic base to explore all that the Wild Atlantic Way has to offer, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa boasts impressive views of Loughrea Lake from their rooftop garden and a peaceful atmosphere in their onsite spa, with the convenience of being just twenty minutes from Galway city on the M6. Both pet- and family- friendly, this hotel has something for everyone.

Meadow Court Hotel

Clostoken Church, Conicar, Loughrea // book here 
Located in the beautiful outskirts of Loughrea town, Meadow Court Hotel is a 4 star family owned and run Boutique Hotel where luxury knows no bounds. Really, their welcoming Meadow Court Hotel team will go above and beyond to ensure your stay with them is truly memorable.

Inis Mór (Aran Islands)

Aran Islands Camping & Glamping

Frenchman’s Beach, Kilronan // book here
Aran Islands Camping and Glamping offer unique glamping accommodation at their luxury seaside site and eco-friendly campground. The beachside solar powered lodges are perfect for groups, families or couples looking to experience Galway in a new way!

above: photo courtesy of Aran Island Camping & Glamping

Feature photo courtesy of The Lane

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