4.1 out of 5

"Good location central to city centre excellent for coach bus links to airport. Restaurants theatre and cinema all 2 minutes walk . Hotel staff frien ... " More

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Hotel Description

At Academy Plaza Hotel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like James Joyce Cultural Centre and 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 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, is open for breakfast. Business amenities include meeting rooms and a business centre. Additionally, you'll find free WiFi in public areas, a fitness centre, and laundry facilities. Buffet breakfast is available.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 3-star City Centre North hotel include Parnell Square and Dublin Writers Museum.

Basic Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£108 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 212 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

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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4 out of 5

Great Central Location for Dublin Stay

Pros: The friendly reception staff
Cons: Another hair dryer in the main room The breakfast coffee wasn't very nice. Could do with a pod machine or one that dispenses nice americano type coffe
Location: It was very central and just a few minutes walk from all the shops and some attractions. Its just a few minutes walk to the Aircoach stops
The hotel location was excellent as it was only a short walk to all the shops and tourist areas to see. It was also just a few minutes walk from the Aircoach service from the airport which was excellent. The return stop was also very convenient as it was just across the road from the drop off point. The room was adequate although bearing in mind its going to be used by a family it could benefit from another hair dryer in the main room as there was just one in the bathroom. The reception staff seemed very helpful but the restaurant staff didn't seem to give us much of a clue about the breakfast routine.

Posted by , from Nottingham, England on 14 Jan 2017

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5 out of 5

Good nights sleep in comfortable cool room

Happy with quiet room, good nights sleep and excellent breakfast

Posted by on 22 Dec 2016

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5 out of 5

Excellent location

Pros: Everything
Location: Airport bus dropped us off on the corner almost outside the door. Tour bus stopped outside. A short walk from Temple Bar and shops.
Stayed 3 nights for short pre Christmas break. Staff very friendly and helpful. Did not ear in the hotel so cannot comment on the food. Beds very comfy and despite being in a busy street we heard no noise at night, even with the window open. Will definitely stay there for my next trip to Dublin

Posted by , from Staffordshire on 18 Dec 2016

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5 out of 5

Fantastic location

Pros: Friendly staff, great location.
Cons: If I had to choose something it would be the technology in the room (TV, kettle)
Perfect place to stay if you want to get the most out of Dublin. The hotel is located pretty much on the main strip of Dublin town centre, great for touring, shopping & night life. Adjacent to the hotel is a bar called the living room, this place was always busy with great entertainment!

Posted by , from Manchester on 21 Nov 2016

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4 out of 5

Very central. Airport drop off and pickup nearby.

Pros: Central location.
Cons: Twenty four hour reception facilities as stated in hotel information. If staff have to leave reception desk, no reason why telephone cannot be taken
Location: Central location with hop on/off bus outside door.
Check in very efficient. Room adequate, clean with basic facilities including ironing board and tea/coffee facilities. Hotel information stated 24 hour reception facilities. NOT TRUE. About 0320 hours on Tuesday, 8th November, there was a 'Domestic Dispute' in the corridor outside our room -345. I telephoned Reception to report the disturbance, but after the call had not been answered after five minutes, gave up and put the covers over my head. I am not one to complain, hence the reason I did no go moaning to staff in the mornig. It does however beg the question, what was the reception staff doing and what would have been the responce should there have been a 'real' emergency.

Posted by , from Scotland on 11 Nov 2016

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3 out of 5

Problem with door opening

Serves the purpose problem with door entry by card once or twice staff excellent

Posted by , from london on 21 Sep 2016

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5 out of 5

Lovely, clean rooms. Comfortable beds.

Couldn't of asked for more. The rooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The location was excellent. Just a 10 minute walk from temple bar area. I would definitely recommend to a friend and I would also have no second thoughts about staying here again. 5*

Posted by on 18 Jul 2016

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5 out of 5

Great hotel,

Clean hotel, staff very helpful. Close to all amenities. Great place to stay.

Posted by on 14 Jul 2016

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Property Features

There are 2 restaurants on site. 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/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Academy Plaza Hotel.

  • 304 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 5 conference rooms
  • Built in 1999
  • Bar or lounge
  • 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
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


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)

Room Amenities

Academy Plaza Hotel offers 304 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with deep soaking bathtubs, complimentary toiletries, and hairdryers. This Dublin hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Deep soaking tub
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • 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

Guests can enjoy buffet breakfast for a fee.

Oscars Restaurant – This restaurant 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.

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 4 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


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: EUR 15 per person (approximately)

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

Hotel Names

  • Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin
  • Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel
  • Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Dublin
  • Best Western Plus Academy Plaza
  • Academy Plaza Hotel Dublin
  • Academy Plaza Dublin
  • Academy Plaza
  • Best Western Dublin
  • Dublin Best Western

You should know

  • One child 4 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.