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What We Love

  • Four-star Dublin stay in a hip city-centre boutique hotel with rooftop bar - includes breakfast
  • Hanging out in a hip new hotel minutes from the shopping paradise that is Grafton Street
  • Lingering over delicious dinners and long drinks on the rooftop restaurant
  • Feeling a bit retro by playing LPs on old-style record players

What To Know

  • There are two nightclubs next door, but the hotel provides earplugs for the noise
  • Central location near Dublin’s shops, restaurants and pubs
  • Trendy design with retro touches like SMEG mini fridges, rotary dial phones and vinyl record players
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Four-star Dublin stay in a hip city-centre boutique hotel with fabulous rooftop bar - includes breakfast and late check-out

The Lowdown

What was Dublin’s most hotly anticipated hotel opening in 2014 has proven to be one of the most buzzed-about crash pads in the city, mostly for its design flair, central location and all-out quirkiness. Housed in part of a terrace of Georgian townhouses near Grafton Street and Camden Street, it’s exactly what you’d expect from the people behind U2’s Clarence Hotel: urban chic with a rocking spirit.
Spread over several floors, the décor theme in the 52 rooms and suites is decidedly playful. Expect Samsung Smart TVs, fully-stocked mini SMEG fridges, ‘munchie trays’ with Irish goodies and coffee-makers, Grafton Barber bath products, Marshall amps, and lots more fun stuff. There’s also great wining and dining options, including the fantastic glasshouse rooftop restaurant and bar that serves New York-Italian-Irish fare.
When you’re not busy downing cocktails, champagne, draft pints, craft bottles, spirits and wine or spinning LPs on the hotel’s old-style record players, many of Dublin’s delights are on your doorstep. Don’t dare leave without taking a guided tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, marvelling at St Patrick’s Cathedral, bar-hopping in Temple Bar, and nursing a pint of the black stuff in the Guinness Storehouse – a Disneyland for beer lovers.


For all-out quirkiness, the 52 rooms and suites vary in size, design and layout. All accommodation types have fully-stocked mini SMEG fridges, Samsung Smart TVs, Marshall amps, and ‘munchie trays’ with Irish goodies and coffee-makers. Bathrooms have bathrooms with power showers and Grafton Barber bath products. The small but super-comfy Mod Pod Room has a double bed while the larger SupeRoom has either a double bed or two twins. Please note that all rooms are double-glazed, but not 100 per cent soundproofed.


Overlooking the city, flagship rooftop restaurant and bar Sophie’s is the all-glass jewel in The Dean’s crown. Open daily for breakfast, lunch (brunch on weekends) and dinner, you can kick-start the day with Clement & Pekoe coffee, teas, cold pressed fresh juices and home-baked pastries before progressing to delicious New York-Italian-Irish culinary offerings. Alternatively, hit The Dean Bar for the signature Rotisserie Lunch and all-day menu, or The Lobby for cocktails, champagne, draft pints, craft bottles, and more. Expect live music and DJs sets at the weekend.


You’ll be smack bang in the heart of the vibrant nightlife district, just a five-minute stroll from Grafton Street, and close to both the Camden Street strip and Iveagh Gardens. Don’t dare leave without nursing a pint of the black stuff in the Guinness Storehouse, taking a guided tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, seeking out endangered Asian lions and Sumatran tigers at Dublin Zoo, and marvelling at St Patrick’s Cathedral that was built in honour of Ireland’s patron saint. Further thrills including experiencing Dublin’s iconic nightlife in Temple Bar, seeking out masterpieces at the National Gallery of Ireland in Merrion Square, and learning about one of the country’s most celebrated writers at the James Joyce Centre. The Dean is a 40-minute drive from Dublin Airport.

How to Get There

The Dean
33 Harcourt Street
Dublin, Ireland


4.0 Very Good 1047 Reviews
Jekyll and Hyde
Reviewed 3 days ago

This hotel is a bit hard to review because it has a lot of stellar characteristics that make me want to wholeheartedly recommend it but it has a darker side that stops me from doing so.

Let's start with the positive.

Location: The Dean is in a great spot. One block from St. Stephen's Green, 2 blocks to Grafton Street, and an easy walk to endless shops, pubs and restaurants. For those coming from the airport, the drop off location is just a 3 minute walk from the front door. Could not have asked for a better spot.

Style: As you can tell from the minute you arrive, The Dean is long on style. It has a very hip feel with great décor choices both in the lobby/bar area as well as in the room's themselves. We often spent an hour or two in the bar just having a few drinks before going out which made this a wonderful hotel to enjoy with friends.

Service: The staff here are excellent. They strike that perfect balance of being helpful and friendly without being too formal. The gentlemen checking us in made some great recommendations that were super helpful during our stay. Staff at the bar were great in helping make drink selections. The staff at Sophie's were also very warm and helpful. Can't fault the service level at all.

Room: While not especially spacious, the room is perfect for a single or couple traveling for a few days. The bed and linens are especially comfortable and beautifully all white. Loved having both cable and Netflix options. The Smeg fridge is a cute touch but also practical as I was able to keep my own drinks cold for my stay. Great use of the small space with bed, sitting area and desk area. I especially appreciated the hardwood floors.

With all that said you might be wondering why I'm not giving it a 5 star review. The hold up are two fold. First the noise level which has been reviewed here extensively. It is right near a very popular nightclub as well as being directly over it's own nightclub. It is loud down there. There is no two ways about it. I requested a quiet room and was told I was being put in one (although I'm not clear how being directly over the loud alleyway is a quiet room). I didn't find it especially quiet. That said, I fully expected there to be some noise because I did read all the reviews. It's certainly annoying (it's more the vibration of the music than the actual noise which you can drown out with the television) but not insurmountable. I brought sleeping pills and enjoyed good rests each night despite the noise. So that in of itself would not have stopped me from giving The Dean a glowing review.

The second (and much larger one for me personally) was the cleanliness level of the room. It simply was not being maintained the way a hotel of this type should. Even though the hotel is only a few years old, the age was showing much more rapidly because of this. Grime in the tiles, dust on the shelves, a stained sink and dirty trash cans were all clearly visible on check in. It's certainly livable but indicates the cleaning standards are not up to snuff. Later in my stay, I spent the entire day outside and returned in the late afternoon to find the room had not been visited while I was out. When I called down to the front desk to ask for a cleaning, I was told the cleaning staff work on turning the rooms over first and then will clean the existing visitors rooms later in the day. While that is understandable, it seemed a poor excuse given the lateness of the day. I have stayed in many hotels of all sizes and that is the very first time I've have ever been told the cleaning staff don't have time to clean my room before evening. It indicates to me they simply don't have enough cleaning staff to cover the size of the hotel. It's very unfortunate because this room would have been stellar if it had been cleaned and maintained properly over the years.

Overall, we did have a great time at this hotel thanks to all the positive aspects but I would hesitate before recommending it for the reasons stated above.

Filthy Hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DISASTROUS stay at #TheDeanHotelDublin @dean_dublin! So sad as with my health I have to be so cautious of hygiene issues due to picking up any germs/bugs! Well I think these pics tell a story #Filthy! Unfortunately the hotel don’t want to know because we didn’t report immediately as I was too unwell!

nicee hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

an easy accessible hotel form the airport (line 757) and city centre (green line tram). rooms ok but a little bit small. anything needed was available at the room. no breakfast provided. a little noisy area (a few night clubs in a close vicinity)...

Live a little. Don't sweat the small stuff.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They told me ahead of time The Dean is 'the fun hotel.' Honestly, entering, it felt a little subdued--but this, I think, is by design. In fact, this is what fun looks like when it's incognito. Hang back, chill, and a greeting from staff that may as well have met you before. This is a 'how're y' doin'?' kind of a place--yet respectful (after all, it's your fun--or business; but staff seem to feel at home in this interesting space: dark mod hallways, lounge-like sitting room). By far the best feature is Sophie's restaurant. Something about the light (three sides glass) and wood (above your head) & I felt I was in a comfortable urban treehouse, once a diner. My in-room HiFi gave me U2, Sinead, Van. I was happy! It is loud at night (clubs next door) but use the vibration to your advantage. Hats off to you, Dean staff. You became my friends.

If you plan to go to sleep before 3:30 am - do not stay here
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is really cool. We were excited when we arrived, the lobby seemed fun and the rooms were nice and spacious. I noticed the earplugs next to the bed but didn't think of it. I know I've seen other reviews where people were told when they checked in that the ear plugs are provided due to the clubs, we were not informed of this and had no idea. When we got back from dinner and drinks we noticed the music but again, didn't think anything of it initially. And then the music got louder and louder, I could almost feel it reverberating in my chest. The earplugs helped my husband, they did nothing for me. It doesn't help that the first floor is directly over one of the smoking areas for one of the clubs. I wish we realized before we booked otherwise we would not have even considered it. I took ample cold medicine hoping it would knock me out but with no luck. Again, if you plan to go to the clubs or are a night owl, definitely consider it. Also, they tout having Netflix to access in the room, once it was like 9/9:30 our Netflix stopped working. Someone came and tried to make it work by accessing a different netflix account but with no luck. Not sure if they have too many people trying to share Netflix accounts.