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Below you’ll find some of our favourite hotels in Galway. These are the places that understand holidays are about families, and look after our festival guests every year, with that famous Irish hospitality.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway

Headford Point, Sandy Rd, Galway Visit Hotel Site

The 4 star Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway recently completed an extensive €9 million refurbishment programme, transforming the hotel into one of the newest and most stylish hotels in Galway.

This included the addition of 61 extra bedrooms, the refurbishment of the existing 104 bedrooms, and enhanced guest amenities such as the Grain & Grill Bar & Restaurant, Red Bean Coffee Roastery and a business centre with 6 new state of the art meeting rooms .

All bedrooms are now fully air conditioned, with choice of Twin, King, Triple, Superior, Family rooms and Executive room types. We also offer complimentary underground car parking and high speed Wi-Fi for all guests.

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​Galway Bay Hotel

The Promenade, Salthill, Galway Visit Hotel Site

The 4 Star Galway Bay Hotel is ideally situated on the promenade in Salthill overlooking the Clare Hills and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy fine dining, great food and great ‘craic agus ceoil’ in this award winning ‘Best 4 Star Hotel’. This family friendly hotel offers something for everyone with complimentary activities including wine tasting, ballroom dancing, Irish coffee tasting, beauty demonstrations, aqua aerobics, swimming tips and many more.

During school holidays kids can enjoy their award-winning Penguin Kid’s Camp:

  • Fun & games to keep all our little VIPs entertained
  • Healthy dining options when in camp
  • Supervised evening playroom for 1-3 yr olds
  • Junior Camp from 4 yrs
  • Senior Camp to 12 yrs
  • Babysitting service available upon request

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Harbour Hotel

New Dock Road, Galway Visit Hotel Site

At the Harbour Hotel, Galway city centre is on your doorstep. Our great location in Galway Harbour means that you can get to Quay Street, Shop Street or Eyre Square in just three minutes walk. The festival venues are all in walking distance from this hotel. Time is on your side; so enjoy the tranquil pace of life, the babble of friendly conversations and the music of the talented buskers as you make your way along the charming streets of Galway to see one of Baboró’s fantastic shows.

  • 96 bedrooms
  • On Site Car Parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Children’s menu’s throughout
  • DVD players and movies on request
  • Fitness Room, which is complimentary
  • Newly re-furbished bar & Restaurant

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​Jurys Inn Hotel

Quay Street, Galway Visit Hotel Site

Jurys Inn Galway on Quay Street is located in the heart of the cultural and festival capital of the West of Ireland, the ideal family location for all activities from street theatre to dance and music. On the doorstep of the main pedestrian area of the city, Jurys Inn Galway takes in sweeping views of the Spanish Arch, River Corrib and Galway Bay.

Jurys Inn Galway is a family orientated hotel with large family bedrooms, breakfast to cater for all little needs and fun packs to keep everybody entertained.

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The Stop B&B

38 Father Griffin Rd, Galway Visit Their Site.

Built in 1930s The Stop is located just a 5-minute walk from Galway's city centre. At The Stop you will find a passion for food, design and contemporary art.

Their place is original, beautiful and it is run with passion - a lot of care has gone into the design and choice of artworks for each room but please note that their bedrooms are compact and the en-suites are small and not suited to those who prefer larger rooms.

At The Stop they have a passion for food and quality Irish produce. With this in mind they have created a delicious breakfast menu focused on home baking and local artisan produce.

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The Nest

107-109 Upper Salthill, Galway Visit Their Site.

The Nest is an alternative accommodation concept with a majority of double rooms, home comforts with an industrial twist and a subtle local touch. Their en suite bedrooms are fitted with super comfy double beds, soft linen, power showers and contemporary Irish art work. Accommodating groups or creating family rooms is their additional feature. There is a variety of flexible room types to suit any group’s needs. Their rooms come with ultra fast wifi and their warm and inviting open areas have been designed to create an ideal platform for chilling, reading your book or sharing your travel highlights with other guests.

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The Ardilaun Hotel

Taylors Hill, Galway Visit Hotel Site

Formerly a country mansion, the 4* Ardilaun Hotel boasts 123 luxury bedrooms with a superb conference centre and leisure club facilities, is independently owned and operated by the Ryan family, celebrating 56 years in business this year.

Nestled in Galway’s suburbs, in a secluded setting in leafy Taylor’s Hill just 1 km from Galway City and Galway Bay, Salthill, guests may stroll around the hotel's lush spacious gardens with patio, or enjoy open fires and spacious lounges whilst indoors. Enjoy the facilities of the award-winning Camilaun Restaurant with AA rosette, Blazers Bar and The Ardilaun Bistro or relax in the spacious Garden Lounges for Afternoon Teas. Complimentary parking and free wi-fi on site.

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The Connacht Hotel

Old Dublin Rd, Galway Visit Hotel Site.

The Connacht Hotel Galway is an ideal option for families visiting Galway City. With a host of accommodation options for a family break in Galway including Bunk Bed family Rooms, Classic Family Rooms, Two Bedroom Family Suites with Kitchenettes and Inter-Connecting Bedrooms. Whether you are travelling with small children, teenagers or grandparents, the Connacht Hotel can customise an experience that the whole family will enjoy.


  • Family friendly dining in Rueben’s Restaurant or Bar Solo with a Children's Menus.
  • Complimentary use of cots and/or rollaway bed(s), subject to maximum occupancy.
  • Complimentary use of baby bathtub, blankets and high chairs.
  • Complimentary use of the leisure centre featuring a special Kids Pool.
  • Friendly Fellows Kids Club and Activities through Midterm Breaks and Summer Holidays.
  • Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • A great location with onsite Free Parking and a city centre bus service to Eyre Square from the hotel entrance.

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