4.1 out of 5

"had one evening meal and two breakfasts and ate out on other days slightly cheaper to eat out but not necessary as good value as the hotel meals. as ... " More

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Hotel Description

Academy Plaza Hotel puts you in the heart of City Centre North, steps from Gate Theatre and within a 10-minute stroll of Garden of Remembrance. 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 safes. Nice touches to enhance your stay include soaking tubs and free toiletries. Room service, hairdryers, and phones 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 Dublin hotel include Dublin Writers Museum and General Post Office.

Academy Plaza Hotel ratings based on 241 Verified Reviews

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Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
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4 out of 5

close to centre room adequate but small

had one evening meal and two breakfasts and ate out on other days slightly cheaper to eat out but not necessary as good value as the hotel meals. as we arrived early and left late left luggage facility was much appreciated

Posted by on 14 Apr 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice hotel, good location.

Theres a few bits I could niggle about, but overall I was happy with our stay. We had to pay €20 late check out charge because we got held up and couldn’t get back the hotel, we had budgeted all of our money, so this left us a bit short on our last day, but I guess it was our fault. Though if they weren’t desperate for the room, don’t really know what the harm was. But nevermind. I had pre arranged for the hotel to put towel swans and rose petals on the bed for our arrival, but they checked us in early on arrival. About 11.30am I think, so they didn’t have it, which was ok. We were offered to change rooms because we had really bad tv signal. But we were tired and had already unpacked so stayed put. The room was just fine. The only thing that would have been nice is a fridge, I did enquire on arrival but the hotel doesn’t have fridges in any of the rooms. When booking, I compared prices between hotels vs location and this one came out reasonable for it’s location, I would definitely stay again, but now I know the city better, I’d probably stay out of the centre and get somewhere (and excuse me for sounding snobby- which I’m not) a little posher, but for the same price The noise from the nightclub didn’t really bother us. We were so exhausted when we went to bed, we fell asleep with the tv on. Our room was right in the middle of the hotel on the first floor, our room was right down a swirl of corridors. Fag butts in the courtyard outside our window were a bit grim.

Posted by , from Essex, England on 4 Apr 2018

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5 out of 5
Superb location off O'Connell Street. Lovely hotel with friendly staff and good facilities. Only downside for me was it's a bit noisy with deliveries, buses and coaches when you have a room at the front of the hotel. Despite that we had a fabulous time and have no problem in recommending this hotel and would stay there again.

Posted by , from Northamptonshire on 30 Mar 2018

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4 out of 5

Nice Hotel close to the Centre

Pros: Everything is fine
Cons: Nothing
Location: Good Location
We stayed for a few days and it was fine! We would stay again next time we are in Dublin.

Posted by , from Dorset on 2 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5

Nice hotel in city centre

Pros: The security and how clean the hotel was.
Cons: The T.V its not the best picture and not many channels
Location: The Hotel is right in the centre of Dublin and right near O'Connell street which is full of bars and shops.
Excellent, the staff were really friendly and even checked us in at 9am which was great. The bar area is clean and very relaxing.

Posted by , from York on 28 Feb 2018

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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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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. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star City Centre North hotel.

  • 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
  • Smoking in designated areas

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 Tara Street Station (1.2 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Abbey Street Station (0.6 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Academy Plaza Hotel offers 304 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include a bath and shower with a deep soaking bath, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. City Centre North's hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. 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)
  • 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.Open daily.

Plaza Bar & Grill – 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 cots (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
  • Nearby parking fee: EUR 12.50 24 hours
  • 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.