Where to Stay

This Galway International Arts Festival, plan the perfect stay in Galway for you, your budget and your needs.

Hotels

The Galmont Hotel & Spa, Galway (formerly Radisson Blu)
The 4-star Galmont Hotel & Spa Galway is ideally located on the waterfront of Lough Atalia, just a few minutes’ walk from Galway’s buzzing city centre. The hotel also offers a great range of dining options at Marina’s Grill restaurant, Coopers Bar & Lounge, and the Veranda Lounge.

Hotel Meyrick
Hotel Meyrick has stood tall over Galway’s Eyre Square for over 160 years, securing its position as the city’s most iconic hotel. Providing a bird’s eye view of all Festival goings-on in the Square, the Meyrick is the most central location from which to access all venues and events. With the addition of the Gaslight Bar & Brasserie, along with the Oyster Bar and its restaurant, No. 15 on the Square, a fantastic variety of food and drinks options are available throughout your stay.

Jurys Inn Galway
Jurys Inn Galway boasts 130 bedrooms and an extensive restaurant menu. The hotel is perfectly located on Quay St, in the heart of the Spanish Arch, and steps away from Galway’s lively city centre. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing drink in the beer garden overlooking the River Corrib, or a bite to eat in the restaurant and bar, you will find great hospitality in the Jurys Inn Galway.

The Connacht Hotel
The Connacht Hotel is a popular Galway hotel, located on the main Dublin road as you enter Galway. The hotel boasts a great choice of accommodation, leisure and fitness amenitities, and a large hotel bar and cocktail lounge.

The House Hotel
The House Hotel, Galway’s 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of the Latin Quarter, is home to The Yard kitchen and bar, featuring delicious cocktails. Located just one minute from Quay Street - the Galway restaurant, pub and club centre - and five minutes from Eyre Square, everything is quite literally on your doorstep.

The Galway Bay Hotel
Located on the shores of Galway Bay on the famous Salthill Promenade, the 4-star Galway Bay Hotel offers stunning sea views over the Atlantic Ocean and the Clare Hills. The hotel is conveniently situated next to Leisureland and only a short walk from Seapoint Ballroom, only five minutes’ drive from vibrant Galway City.

The Ardilaun Hotel
Ideally located just 1km (.6 miles) from Galway City Centre and Salthill, the 4-star Ardilaun Hotel is the perfect spot to kick back and enjoy excellent service, comfort and luxury accommodation. This well-established, family-owned hotel has an excellent reputation for good food and friendly service. Dine at the award-winning Camilaun Restaurant or enjoy a casual bite to eat and a nightcap in the Bistro.

Clayton Hotel
Clayton Hotel Galway is a luxury 4-star hotel located just minutes from Galway City. The hotel offers nearly 200 spacious and contemporary bedrooms and a variety of excellent dining options. With a city bus stop to Eyre Square located directly outside the door as well as complimentary parking, Clayton Hotel Galway is the perfect base for a Galway International Arts Festival stay.

The Travelodge Galway

Just ten minutes' walk from Eyre Square, this hotel offers onsite parking and is just a seven minute drive to the GIAF Heineken Big Top. Recognised for excellent customer service, the Travelodge Galway has received the TripAdvisor Excellence Award, Travelodge International Hotel of the Year and a Booking.com excellence award.

The Harbour Hotel

Make the most of the Harbour Hotel’s waterfront location in the heart of Galway City, where a three minute stroll will take you to Eyre Square and the city centre. The Harbour Hotel team offer a warm welcome to this modern, comfortable, family-owned hotel, and promise to take excellent care of you throughout your stay. The hotel offers secure car parking and is easily accessible by car and from the bus and rail stations.

Maldron Hotel
The Maldron Hotel on Sandy Road is a 4-star hotel located within a 15 minute walk from Galway City Centre and tourist attractions. The hotel has 104 bedrooms, spa and complimentary fitness suite for guests. Guests can choose to dine in the Grain & Grill restaurant, or even enjoy afternoon tea. The Maldron Hotel is located within easy access from the West via the N17, the South via the M18 and North & East via the M4 when coming into Galway City.

The Twelve Hotel

This multi-award-winning 4-star luxury boutique hotel is just ten minutes’ drive from Galway City, on the Connemara Coast Road. The Twelve Hotel was awarded the Travellers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor in 2013 and was voted Best Gastro Pub in Ireland. The Twelve Hotel offers stylish boutique-style guest rooms, the Le Petit Spa, a bakery, a champagne bar and one of Ireland’s most popular gastro pubs, The Pins. Meanwhile, Upstairs @ West is all about tasty, organic food, made from the finest produce from this bountiful area.

The Imperial Hotel
The Imperial Hotel proudly overlooks Eyre Square in the city centre. This 3-star hotel is less than a minute from Shop Street, the main thoroughfare leading onto the Latin Quarter. All guest rooms are spacious and bright, with modern furniture and contemporary hotel decor. The Imperial’s bar is locally known as ‘The Meeting Place of Galway’, and many settle to watch live sports or meet friends for a coffee and a snack.

The Forster Court Hotel
The Forster Court Hotel is located just steps from Eyre Square in the heart of Galway City and just a short walk from the train and bus stations. Food is served in the HYDE restaurant, now featuring a trendy gin bar. The hotel has 50 newly renovated guest rooms, ranging from single, double, triple and quads, with superior rooms also available. There is complimentary high speed Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The Residence Hotel

The Residence Hotel Galway is a contemporary boutique hotel, located on the famous bustling Quay Street in the heart of Galway City. Once a 16th-century Carmelite Convent, the Hotel offers 20 newly renovated guest rooms. The hotel is modern in design but perfectly in keeping with its historic surroundings. Situated right next to the River Corrib and the famous Spanish Arch, the hotel is surrounded by medieval buildings and cobbled streets and is situated in the most idyllic part of Galway City, often referred to as Galway's Latin Quarter.

B&Bs and Guesthouses

B&B Ireland
B&B Ireland is the leading provider of approved B&B accommodation in Ireland. Enjoy a warm Irish welcome, comfortable surroundings and excellent freshly cooked breakfast and home baking. Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend. Book online and receive instant email confirmation of your booking.

Corrib Haven Guesthouse
Corrib Haven is located in Upper Newcastle, within walking distance to NUI Galway and the city centre. All rooms are ensuite with TV, phones, clock radio and Wi-Fi. Guest lounge is equipped with tea and coffee facilities. There is a landscaped garden with seating for guests and private parking.

Adare Guesthouse
Adare Guesthouse is a charming, family-managed registered guest house just five minutes’ walk from Galway City Centre and the beach in Salthill. The guesthouse was the first official guesthouse to be opened in Ireland on 1 July 1968. Free off-street parking is available.

Inishmore Guesthouse
Inishmore Guesthouse is a charming, family-owned guesthouse with a secure car park, centrally located between Galway City and Salthill and within a five minute walk of the beach. An ideal base for touring the Aran Islands, Burren and Connemara.

Self-Catering

Cúirt Na Coiribe
Cúirt Na Coiribe is situated just ten to 15 minutes’ walk from the city centre. Scotty's Steakhouse Restaurant is located on the ground floor of the complex, with the nearby reception building containing the Cúirt Na Coiribe convenience shop and launderette.

Gleann Na Rí
Gleann Na Rí
is a modern self-catering holiday complex. Situated approximately 2km (1.25 miles) from the city centre, this private, gated development consists of two and three bedroom as well as penthouse apartments with excellent, uninterrupted views of Galway Bay. With reception on-site and24-hour security, this development can cater for groups and families. Apartments are also available that have been adapted for people with disabilities and limited mobility.

Corrib Village

Located on the grounds of NUI Galway and only a ten minute shuttle bus away from Galway City Centre, Corrib Village is the ideal base for an affordable, activity-filled break away. It offers basic, no-frills, affordable accommodation for both individuals and groups, who can choose to book on a room-only or B&B basis or opt for an entire self-catering apartment.

Gort na Coiribe
The Gort na Coiribe development of apartments and townhouses is situated in a prime location within walking distance of Galway's City Centre, offering summer accommodation in a beautiful residential setting.

Hostels

Sleepzone Galway
Sleepzone is situated in the centre of Galway City, just 100 metres from Eyre Square, three minutes from the bus and rail terminal and coach station and close to all the city’s amenities including pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants. Sleepzone is spacious and offers a large, fully equipped self-catering kitchen and outdoor terrace. With great modern facilities, it also provides free internet and Wi-Fi access.