Leeson Inn Downtown

3 stars
24 Lower Leeson Street,, Dublin, 2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
2.6
out of 5
19 reviews
lesson inn downtown

This hotel is close to all the sights just a short walk away. See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Nov 10, 2009
unbeatable location for the price

great place to stay.Fantastice location, within a few minutes of downtown Dublin. Room are clean,... See full review

  • dublin marathon 2009
  • Nov 2, 2009
Behind the yellow door, comfort and convenience
Leeson Inn offers comfortable lodging in a historic 19th century Georgian building with a stylish yellow door. A short walk takes guests to shopping on Grafton Street or stroll through St. Stephen's Green. Evenings, guests may enjoy the hotel's close proximity to Dublin's bustling bar and restaurant scene. Public transport is available outside the hotel, affording easy access to Dublin's major attractions. Guest rooms feature modern décor and amenities, as well as free Wi-Fi.
Highlights
  • Traditional Georgian building
  • Short walk to St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street on public transport line
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
Rooms
Rooms at Leeson Inn vary in size due to the historic building. Guest rooms feature stylish, modern décor and all rooms offer TV, telephone, radio, wake-up call service, hairdryer, tea and coffee station and clothes-care facilities.
Features

Leeson Inn is located a five-minute walk from both St. Stephen's Green and Grafton Street, two of the city's most fashionable shopping districts. Also walk to Dublin's popular theaters, restaurants and bars. The city's major attractions can easily be accessed via public transport located outside the hotel. The hotel provides free Wi-Fi access and on-site parking upon request.

Transportation
  • Aircoach service available (ask driver)
  • Dublin bus service outside hotel
  • Luas tram at St. Stephen's Green (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Taxi service available
Attractions
  • St. Stephen's Green (.2 mi/.4 km)
  • National Gallery of Ireland (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Trinity College (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral (1 mi/1.6 km)
  • Bank of Ireland Arts Center (1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Temple Bar (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
  • Christchurch Cathedral (1.2 mi/1.9 km)
Business
  • Fax and copying facilities
  • Email
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Leeson Inn Downtown Rooms

Double/Twin
The room offers 1 double or 2 single beds with Bathroom amenities, Color TV,Hairdryer, Heating, Non-smoking rooms, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone.
Wireless Internet
Free Wireless internet at the reception.
Breakfast
Continental Breakfast at Euros 5.00 per person from Mondays to Fridays and Euros 10.00 per person Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays
Private Car Park
There is limited parking available on site, which operates on a first come, first served basis at Euros 10.00 per day
Off Site Car Park
There are parking spaces available off site, besides the hotel. Charges apply
Airport Shuttle
The Airport Shuttle bus stops few metres/yards from the hotel.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

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Hotel Map

53.3343 -6.2551
Area served
Dublin.
Nearby airports
Dublin International Airport.
Area description
The hotel is based at the Lower end of Leeson Street, minutes away from St. Stephen's Green and the premier shopping area of Museums, Christchurch Cathedral, RDS and Landsdowne Rugby Club.

Nearby points of interest

  • IMMA @ NCH: 0.1 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.1 mi
  • Broadstone Studios XL: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.2 mi
  • The Iveagh Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.3 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0.4 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.4 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.4 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.4 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.4 mi
  • St Stephen's Green: 0.4 mi
  • IMMA @ NCH: 0.1 mi
  • Fitzwilliam Square: 0.1 mi
  • Broadstone Studios XL: 0.2 mi
  • Royal Hibernian Academy: 0.2 mi
  • The Iveagh Gardens: 0.2 mi
  • Famine Memorial: 0.3 mi
  • Natural History Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Royal College of Science: 0.3 mi
  • Taylor Galleries: 0.4 mi
  • National Musuem of Ireland: 0.4 mi
  • Number Twenty Nine - Georgian House Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Mansion House: 0.4 mi
  • Leinster House: 0.4 mi
  • National Museum of Ireland: 0.4 mi
  • St Stephen's Green: 0.4 mi
  • Merrion Square: 0.4 mi
  • National Gallery of Ireland: 0.5 mi
  • National Library of Ireland: 0.5 mi
  • National Museum of Archaeology and History: 0.5 mi
  • Dawson Street: 0.5 mi
  • Gaiety Theatre: 0.5 mi
  • Oscar Wilde House: 0.5 mi
  • State Heraldic Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Grafton Street: 0.5 mi
  • The Duke Street Gallery: 0.5 mi
  • The Doorway Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Aungier Street: 0.6 mi
  • Dublin Mall: 0.6 mi
  • The Keeling Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • Brown Thomas: 0.6 mi
  • Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church: 0.6 mi
  • Kildare Street: 0.6 mi
  • The Douglas Hyde Gallery: 0.6 mi
  • The Dolls Store Hospital & Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Castle Market: 0.6 mi
  • Grand Canal: 0.7 mi
  • Dublin Institute of Technology: 0.7 mi
  • Irish Jewish Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Weingreen Museum of Biblical Antiquities: 0.7 mi
  • The Science Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Science Gallery: 0.7 mi
  • Pearse Street: 0.7 mi
  • Chester Beatty Library: 0.7 mi
  • College Green: 0.7 mi
  • Trinity Street: 0.7 mi

Dining

Restaurants
There are any amount of bars, restaurants and nightclubs, all within walking distance of this hotel.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (19)

Ratings and reviews for Leeson Inn Downtown

Overall score

2.6 / 5
19 out of 19
Amenities:
2.2
Room cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.5
Room comfort:
2.8
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.5

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

1
MB the traveler
Hartland, WI
Oct 16, 2009

Hard to be objective after being robbed

We used the Leeson Inn as a base to explore Dublin and beyond, using public transportation. It was reasonably close to shopping areas and St. Stephen's Green and very close to the airport bus. Friday and Saturday night loud music and talking went on at a nearby club until at least 3:30 a.m. Otherwise it was quiet. It was necessary to be buzzed in by a person who was usually at the desk. The lobby was small and had no usable tables. The hotel offers Wi-Fi, but has no computers available for use by guests. There were no elevators, and one stairway was always blocked with clean or dirty linens. The room was quite small and stuffy, with no way to adjust the temperature, although the window did open. In the week we were there, we only got one bar of soap, so we had to shift it from sink to tub. The towels were fresh every day, but did not include washcloths. Breakfast was extra (which we learned only on check-out) and so-so. IF we had known, we would have eaten elsewhere. The worst part is was the theft. Someone with a key, possibly the maid, opened my zipped luggage, found my wallet in my purse, took all my folding money. and then closed everything back up. Leeson Inn has not offered even an apology. Otherwise, hotel was adequate for our purposes, not as good as other hotels we were have stayed. We did have a terrific time in Dublin and beyond, but it was not because of the Leeson Inn.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Grafton Street has almost everything you need--restaurants, shops, Internet for hire, and some bus stops.

Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

2
wallacebs
Hampton, VA
Oct 13, 2009

Loud Location

First of all, the hotel did not have our reservations, but did manage to get it worked out [...] The rooms are very tiny and this location is VERY LOUD!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
1
Value:
4
Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

3
pshanebarnes[@]
Apex, NC
Oct 13, 2009

Leeson Inn Downtown

Staff was very nice and helpfull. Great location for walking. Noisy outside due to clubs being below the building. Rooms very small. However it serves the purpose. We where there to see the country not to say in the room. Note no elevator if staying on the third floor

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Dining all around hotel.

Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

2
Anonymous
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 11, 2009

Decent hotel for price

Decent hotel for the price. The hotel isn't the newest, however it is very easily accessed by public transportation from the airport, close to town, and in a quiet neighborhood near a beautiful park. Recommend this hotel if you're trying to live a little more economically in Dublin. Room was clean and tidy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

1
Anonymous
virginia
Oct 3, 2009

They charged me extra money

[...] entire trip was very nice. hotel was small but convinient. [...]

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
1
Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

1
Anonymous
Business
Minneapolis, MN
Oct 3, 2009

Dirty, Rude and Unsafe

First off the pictures are NOT what the hotel is-they are of some other hotel. I did not sleep for 3 days, and after the 2nd day came down with a high grade fever, soar throat, stomache pains and migrane. The front desk did not care there was a disco right below my window, and would not switch my room. My room had no phone, clock, or alarm. Not an IRISH hotel...most of the front desk did not speak english.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
1
Location:
1
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

do not go to this hotel

Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada
Oct 1, 2009

Fine, thanks...

first stop in Ireland - good intro, pretty easy walking to sights about town...close enough to decent pubs and restauants to be worth while.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

O'Donahue's pub - forget the street, but local spot with cozy atmosphere and live (2-pc) music the night we were there. More trendy outdoor covered alleyway adjacent, but most fun inside.

Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

3
Anonymous
edmonton alberta
Sep 9, 2009

great location

Asked for burnt out light bulbs to be replaced and they were not. Bathroom sink needed repair and maintenance. Pleasant and helpful staff . Great location for walking to many amenities and sites such as Trinity College, Grafton St,. St.Stephen's Square, Museums etc Breakfast more expensive than most places.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Leeson Inn Downtown

Reviewer score

4
gathernomoss
Naples, Florida
Apr 22, 2009

Easter week

Awesome location! We got a great rate, so weren't too disappointed that the bathroom makeover was pretty low-quality. However, rooms have been nicely made-over. Not great TV reception and 3 channels, so bring a book for bedtime! Staff is friendly overall. Continental breakfast is a huge rip-off. Walk next door to cafe for good coffee and reasonable prices. Overall, would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
3
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