Best Western Plus Academy Plaza Hotel

4.0 star rating

Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services.

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    What to expect (based on 5557 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Lovely hotel, great for exploring Dublin from.

    Reviewed by DazEasty(Huddersfield, United Kingdom) on Jan 23, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    Just returned from a short break in Dublin having stayed at the Academy Plaza. The hotel was perfect for our needs, the bus stop from and to the airport is literally outside the front door of the hotel. We got there early and expected to just drop our luggage off and come back later to check in but our room was ready so that was a bonus, after an early morning flight it meant we could drop our luggage off and start our break properly earlier than expected. The hotel is ideally situated for most of the attractions, just off O'Connell street with a LUAS stop 100 yards away and bus stops outside the hotel. The famous temple bar area is only a 10 minute walk. The room itself was fine, clean and spacious and the bed was very comfortable, the only reason we didn't give it a full 5 was because the bathroom was freezing cold - no heating at all and with the less than friendly January temperatures mixed with the cold tiled floor made it less than pleasurable to use the bathroom, some kind of fan or heater is definitely needed in there. The hotel staff throughout our stay were friendly, welcoming and helpful where we needed them. The bar area was also lovely and relaxing with plenty of choice of food and drink. We would be more than happy to stay here again on future visits.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    A Great Place to Stay in Dublin

    Reviewed by Kimberly N() on Jan 23, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    This hotel is located in a perfect location for my most recent stay in Dublin: very close to my daughter's student residence and just off busy O'Connell Street, Dublin's main thoroughfare. I was pleasantly surprised with Academy Plaza Hotel! Yes, the rooms are a bit dated but mine was very clean and quiet, the bed was super comfortable, and the bathroom had a shower/bathtub! I stayed in 7 different hotels over my European trip and this one was the only one that had a bathtub! Also, I noted another reviewer complained about the fact that you need to put a room key card in a slot near the entrance in order to activate the power in the room and that it turned off when you removed it (so they could not power their devices while they left for the day). This is how it is done in every one of the 7 hotels I stayed in during my recent trip- from Ireland to the UK to Spain. While it may be annoying to American travelers, it is a brilliant way to conserve energy. You get used to it. We also took advantage of the hotel's bar and grill. It was nice to have a place to go off the lobby when we checked in so late. I was surprised at how tasty the pizza was (especially since I am originally from Chicago)! Of course, we had cold glasses of Guinness to go along with the pizza! Since we made our reservation directly from their website, breakfast was included for free! It wasn't my favorite hotel breakfast but I was surprised at how much they offered. A hot, traditional Irish breakfast! The potatoes are hard and not good but most of everything else was fine, including some yummy pastries. And they have an espresso/cappuccino machine - which kind of makes up for everything. It is super hard to complain about anything considering how much we ended up paying. They had a winter deal when we went and I paid less than 1/2 of what I paid at a different hotel around the corner when we first arrived in Ireland at the start of our trip. Plus the staff is super friendly and accommodating and a 747 Airlink Express bus stop is located directly in front of the hotel! If I am lucky to get back to Ireland while my daughter is a student there, I would not hesitate to stay here again!

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Great Hotel

    Reviewed by Shelley P(County Durham, United Kingdom) on Jan 21, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Another lovely stay at this hotel,its in a ideal position for everything.Rooms were a good size with a free safe.Breakfast very good,didnt eat in the restaurant but bar price on par with other bars.all staff very friendly.the hotel is only 20euros in a taxi from the airport.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Nice hotel in the city centre, book direct!!

    Reviewed by heyimmaegen(Larne, United Kingdom) on Jan 14, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We stayed here since we were in town for a gig at the 3arena (like a 25 min walk away), I spent ages looking for somewhere nice but reasonably priced and found here. I also seen if you book direct you could get a discount for booking in advance as well as free breakfast (usually €9,90 - €12,50 pp) so for one night I think I paid like €78. Really good for Dublin!! The room itself was spacious, they ran out of double rooms so we actually got 'upgraded' to a triple room - not that we needed the extra bed but I assume it's bigger room space. The bed was comfy and the pillows were pretty solid (a good thing, I hate soft pillows and hotels are cursed with them). There is tea and coffee making facilities in the room too. Shower is dated but warm, shampoo etc is just from a dispenser and is pretty grim - bring your own... room was very clean though!! There is car parking across the road in qpark spire car park, the car park charges €32 per 24 hours but if you stay at the hotel this is discounted to €15 per 24 hours which is great, it's literally two steps away. Breakfast was included and better than expected, a hot and cold buffet with sausages, bacon, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, beans, croissants, cereal, yoghurt, juice, cold meats etc. and mostly importantly... nespresso pod coffee!! It was pretty tasty, I wouldn't pay €9,90 for it when Póg is a few minutes walk away but to be included for free it is good. I'd recommend staying here, it's a short walk to anywhere and really nice.. it is a lot bigger than expected too. Staff are all super friendly. The vending machine isn't a ripoff either, water was only €1,50! For the price, I'm surprised at how pleasant our stay was ?? We will be back here for the next gig we go to!

    celebrating my 75th birthday

    Reviewed by mcwilliamsjames() on Jan 13, 2020

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    excellent hotel and very close to everything. Treated very well by all the staff. Will definitely stay here again. Rooms were average size and very clean. Breakfasts were very good with lots of choice. Highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for good accommodation at a reasonable price.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5