The Best Hotels in Westport, Ireland
Westport, in Co Mayo, is a pretty town sitting on the Carrowbeg River | Courtesy of Frank Bach / Alamy Stock Photo / Expedia
Whether it’s dining in the rooftop restaurant at the Westport Coast Hotel or settling into the vintage charms of Clooneen House, Westport has a hotel for every kind of traveller – bookable on Culture Trip.
Home to a delightful mix of Georgian architecture, stone bridges, tree-lined promenades and the gentle Carrowbeg River, Westport, on the west coast of Ireland, is as pretty as a picture. Despite its dinky size, the coastal town boasts a fine selection of hotels, featuring state-of-the-art spas and sky-high restaurants. Here’s our pick of the top hotels in Westport.
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From the outset, this four-star hotel has an air of sophistication, with an attractive portico and planters hanging from the exterior. Inside, this sense of class carries through from the fine-dining restaurant to the 157 well-appointed rooms. If you’re looking to push the boat out opt for a junior suite or a four-poster deluxe room. A jacuzzi, Japanese toilet and daily wine service are among the perks, while all stays include access to the on-site fitness club and indoor heated pool.
The Wyatt Hotel
4.6/5 (253 Reviews)
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The Wyatt Hotel is one of the easiest places to spot in Westport with its pretty buttercup-hued exterior. The period property is home to 90 tastefully decorated bedrooms, which range from standard twins to deluxe doubles complete with desk space, modern furnishings and chic bathrooms. On the dining front, there’s a bustling brasserie and Irish bar, with live music and warming curries to feast on.
Westport Coast Hotel
4.3/5 (400 Reviews)
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Lap up the sublime views from Westport’s only waterfront hotel, which boasts prime positioning by the harbour. The hotel is housed within a former mill with a traditional stone façade, but inside, the place has a thoroughly modern feel. The rooms are decked out with plush fabrics, regal tones and light-wood furnishings, while the state-of-the-art spa area is adorned with twinkling mosaics. But the real gem of this place is the restaurant located on the top floor of the hotel, easily the loftiest spot to dine in Westport.
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Sail over to the Mariner for a maritime-themed stay. This well-designed hotel flaunts a calming palette of blue, tangerine and sandy hues. A stay here places you in the centre of town and all of the 34 rooms include a nice spread of amenities, from rainfall showers to environmentally friendly toiletries. The bright and airy on-site bistro has the same contemporary feel. An all-day dining menu has something for everyone, with children catered for, too.
4.3/5 (50 Reviews)
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Outdoorsy types will be in heaven at this hotel, which is set on the estate of Westport House, dating back to the 18th century. There are 162ha (400 acres) of gardens and woodland on the doorstep to explore. After an action-packed day, the Hotel Westport makes for a very comfortable place to return to. All 129 rooms feature sophisticated interiors and the suites feature limestone-clad bathrooms and free-standing baths. There is also an on-site leisure club with a pool and gym as well as a spa, hair salon and intimate restaurant offering views of the Carrowbeg River.
Westport Country Lodge
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Revel in Westport’s relaxed atmosphere at this refined lodge on the outskirts of town. The double-storey property is set in 15ha (36 acres), with magnificent views of the Croagh Patrick mountain. All of the rooms are individually decorated with feature walls adorned with attractive swathes of wallpaper. On the dining front, the Coach Gap Bar has a hearty lunch and dinner menu, while breakfast is served in the light-filled Heather’s Room.
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From the outside, this hotel might look unassuming, but inside you’ll find a fine collection of rooms decked out in regal golds and reds. Guests particularly rate the friendly service of this family-run spot, its central location and the fact that stays come with free access to the leisure centre next door. The award-winning on-site Maddens Bar & Restaurant is another perk, with a welcoming atmosphere, well-curated menu and a selection of Irish gins.
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Like a well-oiled machine, this guesthouse, which has been open since 1969, has the art of hospitality down a tee. Clooneen House gets top marks when it comes to service and it’s also rated for its central location. The rooms are a little dated, with antique-style furnishings here and there, but a warm and homely atmosphere runs throughout. Be sure to start your day with the much talked about full Irish breakfast.
Ardmore Country House
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Feel like the lord or lady of the manor at this refined country house hotel. The Ardmore has a peaceful seaside setting just minutes from Westport’s town centre. The yellow-hued property is surrounded by landscaped gardens with many of the rooms boasting top views of Clew Bay and the peak of Croagh Patrick. Some of the more decadent rooms feature a jacuzzi and wooden sleigh bed, while chocolates and champagne can be arranged on request.
Knockranny House Hotel and Spa
3.6/5 (249 Reviews)
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Elevate your Westport experience with a stay at this four-star property set on a secluded plot just outside town. When it comes to facilities, this hotel sets the bar high with a fine-dining restaurant, cocktail bar and state-of-the-art spa, complete with a pool and hydrotherapy stations to skip between. The exquisite attention to detail carries through to the rooms, with the Spectacular Presidential suite more than living up to its name.
These recommendations were updated on June 21, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.