by Courtney Elko
Ideally located in the center of Dublin, the Brooks Hotel is within walking distance to Grafton Street, Trinity College, Dublin Castle and the Temple Bar section of the city. This 100-room boutique hotel is modern (built in the 1990s) and features air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, a movie screening room and a parking garage directly across the small street. The onsite restaurant and lounge serves delicious breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner.
Families will love the convenient and complimentary smartphone provided to guests (especially helpful if you don’t have an international plan), which they can take outside the hotel and use for directions around the city. It has unlimited internet access and makes for a perfect guide to Dublin that fits in your pocket.
Families seeking to be centrally located in Dublin and within walking distance of attractions, restaurants, shops and more will love a stay at the Brooks Hotel.
Our Editor Loves
- Centrally located in Dublin
- Private cinema room for hire
- Air conditioning and mini-fridge in guestrooms
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
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There are 100 guestrooms in this hotel and all of them feature air conditioning (which is not always common in Ireland hotels) and complimentary Wi-Fi. A Pillow Menu is also available to guests to ensure everyone has a great night's sleep.
Cribs and rollaway beds are available upon request.
The Classic and Deluxe guestrooms feature a king bed or twin beds, a small sitting area, flat-screen television, a mini-fridge, tea and coffee maker and turndown service. Deluxe rooms also feature a DVD player and complimentary bottled water. The large bathrooms feature a shower/tub combination.
The Junior Suites features a king bed, a small sitting area, and a timber decked balcony with seating outside as well. There is a flat-screen television, a mini-fridge, tea and coffee maker, a DVD player, complimentary bottled water and turndown service. The large bathrooms feature a shower and a sunken tub.
by James C
We spent 2 nights here last week. We were treated like royalty, but at the same time the service was made with a smile, grace and pride. It was our first trip to Dublin, but we will certainly return !!
The room are well-equipped, free bottle of water, chocolate in the evening, great breakfast (continental and Irish), great staff (some speak French).
Location ideal to visit Dublin, we walked all the time !
Airlink 747 a bit far (taking the tram is necessary after dropping at Bachelor's Walk).
While this hotel does not feature a swimming pool, its central Dublin location allows for families to easily get out and explore on foot.
Free Smartphone Helper
Most of the guestrooms feature a complimentary "Handy" smartphone helper that guests can take with them while exploring Dublin. The smartphone can assist with directions, can make local calls and has unlimited internet access. This is a great tool to keep in your pocket while exploring outside of the hotel.
Brooks Hotel offers a unique amenity of a private theater room that is available for hire. It seats up to 26 people in cozy theater chairs in front of a large movie screen. Families will love to book this room for birthday parties or a big family movie night. Some of the guestrooms also feature a DVD player (or one can be provided upon request) and the hotel features a DVD library for guests to use as well.
Featuring an open-kitchen, Francesca's offers Irish and international cuisine for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is available here from 7 to 10 a.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Both a continental and full Irish breakfast are available. Breakfast can be included in your room rate. The dinner menu is always changing and gluten-free options are available here. Dinner is served from 6 to 10 p.m.
The cafe lounge area is nice for morning coffee, afternoon tea with homemade scones, or a lunch of sandwiches, salads or soups. The lounge is open from noon to 9:30 p.m.
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Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.
A parking garage is located directly across the small street and is an additional cost.
The fitness center, featuring cardio machines, is located on the ground floor. There is a sauna, shower and complimentary water as well. The fitness center is open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Children under 16 years old are not permitted to use the gym facilities.
Babysitting services are available upon request by a third-party agency.
International Electrical Outlets
The hotel is happy to provide international adaptors for the electrical outlets at an additional cost. The adaptor is then yours to keep.
Ireland's currency is the Euro and the hotel offers foreign exchange service at the reception desk. There are also ATMs and banks within walking distance.
The Best Time to Visit
The summer months, specifically June through August, are the busiest times for families to visit. Ireland's weather is often unpredictable, with sun, clouds and rain sometimes in the same day, but temperatures often range from the high 50s to the low 70s in the summer months.
Located in the heart of Dublin, this hotel is about 30 minutes from the Dublin International Airport.
The Brooks Hotel is within walking distance to several Dublin attractions, such as the Dublin Castle, Trinity College and Grafton Street. Dublin is a major city so the sidewalks are quite busy, but the area around the hotel is easy to navigate on foot. Strollers work well on the sidewalks as well.
If you have plans to explore outside of Dublin, a rental car or taxi is needed. The nearest DART train rail, which can transport families to many of Ireland's coastal towns, is a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Located opposite of reception, the bar is open daily at 10 a.m., offering a light food menu until 11 p.m. But the bar itself remains open until 3 a.m. Adults can enjoy more than 130 different types of whiskey here.