The Fitzwilliam Hotel
What We Love
- Individually designed guest rooms, all slightly different
- Unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi with no charges or fuss
- Dozens of movies to watch on the 28-inch interactive LCD TVs
What To Know
- Valet parking is free on a short-term basis, but a £10 charge applies for overnight
- “Executive room” sounds swanky but is actually the entry-level accommodation
- eReports have it that the walls are thin
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Dublin’s poshest design hotel happens to also be one of its most centrally located, nestled among luxury shopping, cultural and historical sites, fine-dining restaurants, and welcoming watering holes. Each room is slightly different, giving them a residential feel, but all are tricked out with fabric and furniture by celebrated British designers like Terrance Conran and Paul Smith. Irish Chef of the Year Kevin Thornton oversees a namesake restaurant that earned a Michelin star for its contemporary cuisine, served in a pretty room overlooking St Stephen’s Green. A small spa offers massage and facial services and a bespoke nail bar.
In the Area
Dublin’s famous “craic,” or spirit of welcoming, is found in abundance right around the Fitzwilliam. It’s also near Dublin’s “catwalk,” the high-fashion Grafton Street, whose shops include the long-running lifestyle store Brown Thomas and the elegantly feminine Fran & Jane, a mother-daughter partnership that’s been creating beguiling fashion for decades. The iconic watering holes in the neighborhood are plentiful. The hotel’s list of favorites includes the Bailey, O’Donoghues, and Grogans.
How to Get There
Perhaps the overprice due to our travel agent who booked this 2 months ago. Location is great. Room is tiny for one person and priced for 2. Shower alternates between super hot and freezing with no control; inside steep bathtub. They claim it is an "upgrade" but hard to know from what ---if there is a worse room I'd be glad not to see it. Breakfast is the only bad meal we had in Ireland in a week - though serving staff wonderful
Highly recommend the Fitzwilliam to others for Dublin stays. It was quite nice with excellent/comfortable rooms and a most helpful staff from the front desk to the concierge to the wait staff at breakfast. The rooms were air conditioned, and given the unseasonably warm temps during our stay in May, 2018, it made all the difference in our level of comfort. It was a short walk to Trinity College and plenty of good restaurants and shopping near-by. A stop for the the hop-on/hop-off bus in Dublin was a half-block from the hotel and that got us everywhere we needed to go. If there's anything misleading in their site pictures it's the pictures of views of the beautiful St Stephen's Green park across the street, suggesting a roof-top terrace or some other common area accessible to all guests. In reality, those pictures are taken from patios of hotel rooms, so unless you happen to be staying in those rooms, there is no park view. In fairness, our view was to a courtyard on the rear of the property which was lovely. The doorman acknowledged that many hotel guests asked -- as we did -- whether there was a rooftop bar/restaurant.
Love this hotel. But on this trip I didn't sleep well due to a very firm bed and a leaking faucet.. I stayed in room 211. I also stayed in room 205 which had a great view and was very comfortable. Love the staff. Extremely helpful and friendly
I always stay in this Hotel when in Dublin. The staff are genuinely helpful and friendly. The rooms are a good size and very comfortable. If you are lucky enough to get a front facing one then the view over St Stephens green is good. However the ones at the back look over gardens which is also very good. Over all the perfect hotel when staying in Dublin
First class hotel . Location was great, walking distance to all the sites. Clean modern . The breakfast was outstanding. Dublin is expensive but the hotel was worth it. Staff very friendly and helpful.