• Garden
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe
  • Baggage storage
  • Heating

Boasting spacious rooms with private bathrooms, Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge is a beautifully restored 19th-century Masonic orphan’s school with landscaped gardens. Located less than 5 minutes' walk from the RDS, the city buses stop right outside the hotel. The hotel is within walking distance of Dublin city center and just 5 minutes from Sandymount DART station. Underground car parking is available for an additional charge. Bedrooms feature fluffy duvets and hypo-allergenic pillows. Rooms have desks with lamps and free Wi-Fi. Traditional breakfasts are served each morning, with light snacks and a carvery through the day. In the evening, international cuisine is served in the The Grandstand Bar & Restaurant. With its stained glass windows, high ceilings, oak paneled walls and original mosaic tiling, the restored Thomas Prior Hall is the jewel in the crown of this beautiful hotel. For any guests attending hospital appointments or visiting family and friends, the hotel is conveniently located only a 5-minute drive to St Vincent's Hospital and 10-minute drive to the Blackrock Clinic. With the 3Arena nearby, The Grandstand Bar & Restaurant is the perfect place for a pre-concert drinks and food. The Aviva Stadium, Bord Gais Energy Theater and the Grand Canal are within 1 mile of Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 3, 2008
Hotel chain/brand:

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.6)

Breakfast Info

Full English/Irish

Private parking at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room Type
1 full bed
2 full beds
1 twin bed
1 full bed
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Something went wrong – please try again later.
Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
Select topics to read reviews:

See what guests loved the most:

  • Brady
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    We loved that it was within walking distance of pubs and other downtown things. We loved the bar and restaurant…great choices and something for everyone. It was a busy night and we had numerous people check in with us while eating. We loved that...
  • T
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great room. However, I found it to always too warm.
  • Leah
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Beautiful property. The hotel restaurant was good.
  • Bridget
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    It was like staying in a castle right near the city center. We were able to walk to the beach in the evening and to great little pubs and restaurants right down the street.
  • Eileen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was nearby to mass transit, but still a little bit out of the center of town. Felt safe walking to/from buses. I was concerned given the recent uptick in street crimes, especially against American tourists.
  • James
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    close to embassy row, but also fantastic beach within walking distance. 5 minute walk to tram for quick train ride to downtown. Staff was outstaning. Old Masonic school with modern hotel amenities.
  • Jomy
    I like very helpful staff ,the breakfast and neet rooms.
  • C
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Very large facility - nice area. Generally felt safe.
  • James
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Convenient location, I walked to the centre of Dublin to go sightseeing. Room had all I could expect and was modern and well spec'd and had a decent view. My room did have a mini fridge, some reviews said they didn't have one. Car park was...
  • A
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    The size of the whole establishment was amazing, spacious and not enclosed. Very close to my work location
Travel Proud
Travel Proud
This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days

  • Hi Do you have lifts

    Hi, Yes we have lifts that go to each level of the hotel
    Answered on 21 February 2020
  • What time is breakfast served on a Saturday

    Breakfast is served from 7am until 11am on Saturdays.
    Answered on 14 February 2020
  • What age limit as I’m wanting to book for my daughter?

    Good afternoon Age limit is 18 yerars old
    Answered on 29 November 2019
  • How far is the holtel to the town centre please

    Hi! Walking distance from our hotel to Trinity College is approx. 40 minutes. You can pick up the no. 4,7, or 7a bus from the gates of our hotel whi..
    Answered on 15 January 2020
  • Hello I was just wondering if bookings for leisure is available?

    Good Evening The Hotel reopens to the Public on the 29th of June Kind Regards Helen
    Answered on 19 June 2020
  • Is there EV charging point?

    Good Morning We have one in our underground car park and this is on a first come, first served basis.
    Answered on 9 June 2021
  • Still looking?

Hotel area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

  • The Grandstand Bar & Restaurant
    • Cuisine
      Local • European
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambience
      Family-friendly • Traditional • Modern

Amenities of Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Most popular amenities
  • Private Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Media & Technology
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Snack bar
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed) and costs € 12 per day.
  • Parking garage
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Baggage storage
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Business center
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Safe
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness
  • Fitness center
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM


From 12:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Refundable damage deposit

A damage deposit of EUR 100 is required on arrival. That's about 104.97USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 3 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 8 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Cash Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that breakfast and dinner prices may vary when booked directly at the hotel.

For advance purchase bookings, guests will be sent a payment link 24 hours after the booking is made. Failure to complete payment may result in cancellation of the booking.

Please be advised that during your stay we will be upgrading our elevator system. However, one elevator will always be available to take guests to all floors and the car park.
We understand that this may cause some disruption, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience experienced during this period.

A damage deposit of EUR 100 is required on arrival. That's about 104.97USD. This will be collected by credit card. You should be reimbursed within 14 days of check-out. Your deposit will be refunded in full by credit card, subject to an inspection of the property.

FAQs about Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

  • The nearest beach is 0.7 miles from Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is 2.2 miles from the center of Dublin. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness center
    • Fitness

  • Guests staying at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish

  • The prices at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge has 1 restaurant:

    • The Grandstand Bar & Restaurant

  • Room options at Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge include:

    • Double
    • Family