The Best Hotels to Book in Westport, Ireland

Hotel Westport is a very comfortable place to return to after an action-packed day
Hotel Westport is a very comfortable place to return to after an action-packed day | Courtesy of Hotel Westport / Expedia
Sadie Whitelocks

Home to 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, with accommodation to match. Once you’ve cycled the Great Western Greenway, toured the historic Westport House and ridden along the beach with Carrowholly Stables, catch a show at Westport Town Hall Theatre or take the ferry to Clare Island, home of the 15th-century pirate queen Gráinne O’Malley. Despite its dinky size, Westport boasts a fine selection of hotels, featuring state-of-the-art spas and sky-high restaurants. These are the best hotels in Westport, Ireland – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. The Pink Door Westport, for stunning sea views

Bed and Breakfast

Room at the Pink Door Westport
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Recline in one of three boutique guest rooms at this three-storey townhouse. Playful pops of colour run from the hot-pink front door through to the soft furnishings in the rooms. Located steps from Westport Quay, the property features stunning sea views and is within easy reach of shops, bars and bistros. It’s also just five minutes away from Westport Town. Wake up with a Nespresso coffee before grabbing a Pink Door picnic hamper filled with seasonal local delicacies, a picnic rug and fizz to enjoy by the edge of the water.

2. Westport Plaza Hotel, for in-room whirlpool tubs


Dining room at Westport Plaza Hotel
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Enjoy four-star luxury in the heart of Westport at this hotel, where king-size beds, Italian bathrooms and in-room whirlpool tubs come as standard. When you’re ready to venture out, the staff can help you connect with your spiritual side with a trip to the Marian Shrine at Knock. Return to dine at the New York-Italian-inspired Coveys Gastrobar with it sumptuous red-leather seating booths and mouth-watering steaks.

3. Castlecourt Hotel, for an air of sophistication


Lounge at Castlecourt Hotel
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This four-star hotel has an air of sophistication from the outset, with an attractive portico and planters hanging from the exterior. Inside, the 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 hot tub, Japanese toilet and daily wine service are among the perks, while all stays include access to the on-site fitness club and heated indoor pool.

4. The Wyatt Hotel, for delicious food


A room at the Wyatt Hotel
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The Wyatt Hotel is one of the best hotels in Westport, and certainly the easiest to spot, with its pretty, buttercup-hued exterior. The period property has 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 seafood chowder to feast on.

5. Westport Coast Hotel, for the sky-high restaurant with waterfront views


Stylish tiled bathroom at Westport Coast Hotel
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Lap up the sublime views from the only waterfront hotel in Westport, which boasts a prime position by the harbour. The hotel is housed within a former mill with a traditional stone facade, but inside, it 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 is adorned with twinkling mosaics. But the real gem of this place is the restaurant on the top floor of the hotel, easily the loftiest spot to dine in Westport.

6. Hotel Westport, for outdoor exploring


A guest room at Hotel Westport
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Outdoorsy types will be in heaven at this hotel, set on the estate of the 18th-century Westport House, with 162ha (40 acres) of gardens and woodland on the doorstep to explore. After an action-packed day, Hotel Westport is a very comfortable place to return to. All 129 rooms feature sophisticated interiors, and suites come with 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, a hair salon and an intimate restaurant with views of the Carrowbeg River.

7. Knockranny House Hotel and Spa, for pampering and fine dining

Independent Hotel

A grand room at Knockranny House Hotel and Spa with a four-poster bed
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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 with pool and hydrotherapy stations. The exquisite attention to detail carries through to the rooms, with the Spectacular Presidential Suite more than living up to its name.

Francesca Paul contributed additional reporting to this article.

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