4.1 out of 5

"Ideal for a visit to Dublin, just near to O’Connel Street. Our room was quiet, cleaned each day, tea, coffee, kettle etc supplied in room. Excellent ... " More

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Hotel Description

Academy Plaza Hotel puts you in the heart of Dublin, within steps of Gate Theatre and The James Joyce Centre. Highlights at this hotel include 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge, and a conference centre.

LCD TVs with cable channels are featured in all 304 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and free newspapers. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and free toiletries. Room service, safes, and hairdryers are also available.

The restaurant, Oscars Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast. Conference space, meeting rooms, and a business centre are among the business amenities offered. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and a coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 7 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Sights within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star City Centre North hotel include Garden of Remembrance and Dublin Writers Museum.

Basic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£61 per night

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Single Room

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Twin Room, 2 Twin Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Academy Plaza Hotel ratings based on 232 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Ideal for a visit to Dublin, just near to O’Connel Street. Our room was quiet, cleaned each day, tea, coffee, kettle etc supplied in room. Excellent bus& tram transport nearby (get a Leap card). Helpfull staff, bar downstairs.

Posted by on 4 Feb 2018

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5 out of 5

8th great stay

Pros: Position Cleanliness Staff
Location: Airport bus stops outside Mins to shops
This was our 8th stay here. Love the position of the hotel with airport bus stopping outside Very friendly staff Clean hotel and breakfast reasonable The hotel has always looked after us so well over the years

Posted by , from plymouth on 20 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Great hotel for all

Great stay. Have used this hotel for the last 7 years and have never had a bad stay here. First year as a family with our little one and again nothing was any trouble. Emailed ahead for a travel cot for the room and this was ready when we checked in. Great stay and would recommend to all. TopTip- but the all you can eat breakfast before the morning it’s cheaper and the breakfast is great.

Posted by , from England on 12 Jan 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel, great location

Pros: Everything from location to staff to cleanliness and comfort of rooms
Cons: Nothing
Location: Ideal for shopping
Hotel right in the heart if Dublin, ideal for shopping and visiting local pubs Good breakfast at the hotel, hot choice brilliant value for money Stayed here twice now and would definitely return

Posted by on 19 Dec 2017

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5 out of 5

Excellent location

Pros: Location and the whole experience.
Cons: Nothing comes to mind... Didn't get to try the restaurant or gym.
Location: Airport bus link stop is right outside the hotel. Great pub called Madigans around the corner, plays live Irish music 4 nights a week. Cinema too.
Lovely hotel and friendly staff... Definitely will return.

Posted by , from Cambridgeshire on 6 Dec 2017

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5 out of 5

Lovely hotel ideal location

Had a great time in dublin and would stay at this hotel again in the future.

Posted by , from Prenton on 28 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, centrally located - just what I need.

Pros: it's location and easy acces to public transport (airport bus just outside the door)
Good as always - have stayed there for the last 7-8 years, whenever in Dublin.

Posted by , from Luxembourg on 24 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel well situated in city

Lovely weekend all very easy and enjoyable .staff in the hotel all very helpful and go out of way for you

Posted by , from dublin on 26 Aug 2017

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4 out of 5

Good location central

Good location central to city centre excellent for coach bus links to airport. Restaurants theatre and cinema all 2 minutes walk . Hotel staff friendly and helpful. Bar drinks /snacks a bit expensive . Only downside was the sensor lighting in hallway kept illuminating room under door perhaps some brush guards at bottom of doors would alleviate the feeling of being in a disco overnight

Posted by , from lincolnshire on 7 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Perfect location, room and staff

The hotel is in a excellent location everything you want and need is in walking distance. Room was lovely and staff was extremely helpful on arrival and departure.

Posted by , from essex, uk on 3 Feb 2017

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/cafΘ. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include A business centre and meeting rooms. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A fitness centre, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Academy Plaza Hotel. For a fee, parking is available. A complete renovation of Academy Plaza Hotel was completed in February 2017.

  • 304 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Built in 1999
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Bellhop
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge) , Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Dublin (DUB) (11.4 km / 7.1 mi)
  • Train station: Dublin Heuston Station (5.4 km / 3.3 mi)
  • Metro station: Busaras Station (0.8 km / 0.5 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Academy Plaza Hotel offers 304 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and free newspapers. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Dublin's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Oscars Restaurant – This restaurant specialises in local cuisine and only serves breakfast.

Sir Harrys Bar and Bistro – This bistro specialises in local cuisine and only serves dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a fitness centre.


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR15 per person (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: EUR12,50 per day
  • Late check-out fee: EUR20.00

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

You should know

  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland) assigns an official star rating for accommodation in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 3 stars.