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The Mercantile Hotel

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

It was great! Very friendly and it’s in the middle of the town. Everything was near when needed.

Loved the look and location for the Irish pub experience. Price was right too. Close to beautiful Trinity College and castle. Delicious, cooked to order breakfast included. Staff helped direct us for all needs. Slight change--Room needs air and triple glazed windows since activity goes on all night.

Hotel was in a great location in the city center, a lot of restaurants and bars nearby, and the room/staff were great. My only complaint was the bed. This room was marketed as having a queen sized bed. In reality, it was two doubles pushed together, which made for uncomfortable sleeping.

Location was central for all the touristy things to do in Dublin, but facility is dated. Only hotel that did not allow us to prepay. Be careful when checking out and paying with credit card.

Easily located in central Dublin, impressed by hotel's staff, good food at restaurant, and old architecture feel. I will stay here again, A+.

I've been to 24 countries and over 100 cities. This was the first time I've seen earplugs included in the coffee bar. My room was at the back above a couple of bars, and the window, though small, let all the noise in.

I loved staying at the Mercantile Hotel. It was conveniently located, contained a bar, and excellent staff.

The hotel is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are only 28 rooms so they really do try to get to know you. Its located within walking distance of most of the tourist attractions. There is a bus stop less than 100m down the street (for both city and hop on hop off tours). The restaurant is nice; limited menu but good food and excellent service. The bar is great with decent drink prices (for the temple bar area) and live music. It is easy walking distance to temple bar (bar area) and Grafton Street (pedestrian [no cars] shopping street). Plenty of restaurants and shops in the area. As mentioned before, it is located in the middle of the action; so if you are an early to bed sort of person this may not be the place for you as it may be louder than you like with the music and people. Otherwise stay out with them and help create the noise! I hope they have vacancies next time I'm in Dublin!

This is was a fairly nice old hotel and staff was nice. The location was on busy street and late night people in the busy street all night long. If you want any sleep don't stay here.

This hotel is a good bargain with a great location. It is located approximately 1/2 block from the main Dublin tour office, a great place to get info and arrange tours (the tour buses stop at the office). Everything you need is close by (Starbucks, banks, bus routes, and the Dublin Castle). It's all right next to the hotel. We forgot some items when we checked out and when we returned to Dublin to fly out, the staff had it conveniently packaged and waiting for us. There is a great restaurant/bar in the hotel.

28 Dame Street Dublin Dublin

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Trinity College and Ha' Penny Bridge
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in City Centre Dublin, The Mercantile Hotel is adjacent to Dublin Tourism Centre and within a 5-minute walk of other popular sights like Trinity College. This 28-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Dublin, the hotel is also a short walk from Ha' Penny Bridge and Dublin Castle.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.


Rooms

The Mercantile Hotel's 28 rooms provide coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Hair dryers are also available.


Property features

Guests of The Mercantile Hotel have access to free WiFi in public areas. Offsite parking is available for a fee. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Guest reviews for The Mercantile Hotel

Everyone (5) Couples (1) Family (1) Other (1) Friends (2)
4
Everyone

It was great! Very friendly and it’s in the middle of the town. Everything was near when needed.

By , from Anaheim, CA on Mar 7, 2018

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3

great location. ambience temple bar pubs-needs air

Everyone

Loved the look and location for the Irish pub experience. Price was right too. Close to beautiful Trinity College and castle. Delicious, cooked to order breakfast included. Staff helped direct us for all needs. Slight change--Room needs air and triple glazed windows since activity goes on all night.

By on Jul 23, 2017

4
Everyone

Hotel was in a great location in the city center, a lot of restaurants and bars nearby, and the room/staff were great. My only complaint was the bed. This room was marketed as having a queen sized bed. In reality, it was two doubles pushed together, which made for uncomfortable sleeping.

By on Apr 15, 2017

2

central location but facility very dated

Everyone

Location was central for all the touristy things to do in Dublin, but facility is dated. Only hotel that did not allow us to prepay. Be careful when checking out and paying with credit card.

By on Jul 6, 2016

5

a great find in downtown.

Everyone

Easily located in central Dublin, impressed by hotel's staff, good food at restaurant, and old architecture feel. I will stay here again, A+.

By on May 18, 2016

4

very noisy on weekends

Singles

I've been to 24 countries and over 100 cities. This was the first time I've seen earplugs included in the coffee bar. My room was at the back above a couple of bars, and the window, though small, let all the noise in.

By on Jan 22, 2015

4

great venue

GetawayWithFriends

I loved staying at the Mercantile Hotel. It was conveniently located, contained a bar, and excellent staff.

By on Sep 3, 2014

4

the middle of everything

GetawayWithFriends

The hotel is great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. There are only 28 rooms so they really do try to get to know you. Its located within walking distance of most of the tourist attractions. There is a bus stop less than 100m down the street (for both city and hop on hop off tours). The restaurant is nice; limited menu but good food and excellent service. The bar is great with decent drink prices (for the temple bar area) and live music. It is easy walking distance to temple bar (bar area) and Grafton Street (pedestrian [no cars] shopping street). Plenty of restaurants and shops in the area. As mentioned before, it is located in the middle of the action; so if you are an early to bed sort of person this may not be the place for you as it may be louder than you like with the music and people. Otherwise stay out with them and help create the noise! I hope they have vacancies next time I'm in Dublin!

By on Sep 25, 2012

2

disappointed

Families

This is was a fairly nice old hotel and staff was nice. The location was on busy street and late night people in the busy street all night long. If you want any sleep don't stay here.

By on Apr 5, 2012

3

dublin gem

Couples

This hotel is a good bargain with a great location. It is located approximately 1/2 block from the main Dublin tour office, a great place to get info and arrange tours (the tour buses stop at the office). Everything you need is close by (Starbucks, banks, bus routes, and the Dublin Castle). It's all right next to the hotel. We forgot some items when we checked out and when we returned to Dublin to fly out, the staff had it conveniently packaged and waiting for us. There is a great restaurant/bar in the hotel.

By on Oct 24, 2011