Sink into a deep soaking tub at the 44-room Dylan Hotel (from $216), located in the affluent, leafy Ballsbridge neighborhood. It’s a family-run property that features five-star design accents like Murano glass lighting, ornate mirrors, and striking photographs of the city.
Skip the better-known boutique hotels and open the gate to Number 31 (from $192), a modern guesthouse designed by Sam Stephenson, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright. The spot had its heyday in the sixties when actors and politicians regularly gathered around the peat-burning fireplace; now it boasts 21 rooms and a complimentary breakfast that’s won awards from Irish foodie organization Georgina Campbell Guides. Book a room in the adjacent Georgian house for a quieter stay.
Admire views of the twinkling River Liffey from your balcony at the Clarence Hotel (from $155), owned by U2’s Bono and the Edge, where a three-night stay gets you 15 percent off the total bill. If you’re looking for a rock star experience, book the duplex penthouse suite (from $1,564) with a baby grand piano, private terrace, and outdoor hot tub—it’s where Bono stays when he’s in town.