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
I almost hesitate to recommend the Fitzwiliam--part of me would like to keep it a secret. The location is great and the rooms are clean and well designed; the concierge is attentive; checking in and out is easy. It's so better value than the Shelbourne (over run w/ bus tours from the US) or the Merrion Hotel (precious, over priced) or The Westbury (feels too big, a little sterile). I've tried them all, but have settled my first choice as the Fitzwilliam and I'm a guy who, living in the US, is inclined to stay at The Four Seasons.
This hotel is in the heart of everything. It was a very pleasant stay. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They also gave great tips to where to go. I enjoyed my stay here. I only wished I had more days in Dublin
If your budget can stretch to paying a bit more, highly recommend this hotel. Probably one of the most ideal locations in Dublin and whilst maybe not as characterful as some hotels, the modernity at least meant rooms were spacious and clean and had all the mod cons. Great service from Spanish Laura on reception, she could not have made us more welcome. To remember our name and room number twice on different days, after having only seen us check in, was extremely unusual for a large city centre five floored hotel with hundreds of rooms and something we have enjoyed only in more boutique much smaller places.
We had a little bit of bother with a toilet being slow to flush but this was sorted out while we were out for the afternoon as requested. There was some noise from other rooms but no more than other hotels like this.
Some lovely touches made this special, like umbrellas in the room a lovely welcome email, good concierge.
Well done Fitzwilliam, and well done to Laura.
Discreet 5 star hotel in the best location. Stayed for a couple's night away and it was perfect. Staff very attentive but not over bearing. Great breakfast. Impeccably tidy rooms. Great location for all the shops and restaurants.
My wife and I stayed here for a short city break, and we couldn’t have been happier!
Our room was a great size, with a nice clean bathroom. There was a plug on one side of the bed, but not the other which can be quite frustrating for people with a phone, kindle etc...
The breakfast was a good option. Nice continental options and made to order hot choices.
The hotel has a smallish reception, but it’s well appointed, and a nice place to sit and relax.
Location was fab. Easy walk into Grafton street, to the castle, temple bar or over the river to everything on and around O’Connell street.
Can’t recommend highly enough.