Things To Do In Dublin

Looking for things to do in Dublin on your next trip? Maldron Hotel Smithfield offers easy access to many of Dublin’s top sights. With many of the best attractions Dublin has to offer within walking distance and the LUAS stop just 2 minutes from our door, our hotel is the ideal base for exploring Dublin. Maldron Hotel Smithfield is located near Vicar Street, Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery, Phoenix Park, Dublin Zoo, 3Arena and Croke Park.

Dublin On Your Doorstep

Maldron Hotel Smithfield is located in the heart of the vibrant Smithfield Square, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to attractions in Dublin, whether it’s a break with the girls, your family or your loved one, there is so much to do and see. Our friendly front office team are always on hand to give their personal recommendations too.

Our hotel is only a 10 minutes’ walk to Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest urban park and the home to Dublin Zoo. Temple Bar, with its fantastic range of bar and restaurants, is also only a 10-minute walk away from our doorstep.

Shopping Breaks

Dublin has become one of the best cities in Europe for high street shopping, with Henry Street, home of Dublin’s famous Arnott’s department store, to the north of the River Liffey and only 5 minutes away by the LUAS. With Grafton Street only a short walk away from our hotel on the south side, you will be spoilt for choice.

Music & Events

Dublin hosts some of the most impressive and well-known concerts and shows throughout the year. For a sensational concert or show make sure you choose Maldron Hotel Smithfield, perfectly located just a few minutes walk away from the city’s main concert venues and theatres. The 3Arena is less than 10 minutes by LUAS and the Olympia Theatre, Gate Theatre and Vicar Street can all be reached on foot within 10 minutes.

Sporting Events

Dublin is always buzzing with sporting events taking place across the city, and they make for one of the best things to do in the city. Whether it’s GAA, soccer or rugby, you will find national and international matches taking place throughout the year. Book your tickets now for an upcoming match and make it a memorable stay in Maldron Hotel Smithfield. For a GAA weekend, you can reach Croke Park by bus in 15 minutes and the Aviva Stadium, home to the Irish national rugby and football teams, is a 10-minute taxi journey.

Distance to Top Stadiums & Concert Venues

  • 3Arena – 3.5km
  • Convention Centre Dublin – 3km
  • Croke Park – 2.5km
  • The Olympia Theatre – 1km
  • Marley Park – 9km
  • Royal Hospital Kilmainham – 2km
  • Aviva Stadium – 4.5km
  • Vicar Street – 1.1km

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Common Questions

  • Location & Parking

    Is car parking available at the hotel?

    For your convenience, the multi-storey car-park adjoining Maldron Hotel Smithfield can be accessed from Queen Street and hotel residents receive special discounted parking rates from just €18.00 for 24 hours. Find full details here.

    How far is the LUAS stop from the hotel?

    The Smithfield Luas stop ‘Red Line’ is located 2 minutes from the hotel. Grangegorman Luas stop ‘Green Line’ is located less than 10 minutes from the hotel.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is officially from 2.00pm.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12 noon.

    Can I check-in earlier?

    Earlier check-in is subject to room availability and can not be guaranteed. You can leave your luggage with our front office team at the reception area until your room is ready.

    Do you hold luggage before check-in or after check-out?

    Yes, you can leave your luggage with the reception until your room is ready or you are ready to depart.

  • Rooms

    Do bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms?

    Yes, all bedrooms have a private en-suite bathroom.

    Does the hotel provide a hairdryer in the rooms?

    Yes, all our rooms have hairdryers.

    Are there amenities available in the rooms?

    Yes, all 92 of our rooms have shower gel and shampoo provided in the bathrooms.

  • Dining

    What are the times for breakfast?

    Breakfast is served from Monday to Friday from 7.00am to 10.00am and Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays from 8.00am to 11.00am.

    Do room rates include breakfast?

    Maldron Hotel Smithfield offers both room only and bed & breakfast rates. Room only rates do not include breakfast. However, you can always add breakfast on when you arrive.

    What time is dinner served from in the restaurant?

    Lunch is served from 12 noon to 3.00pm, and dinner is served from 5.00pm to 10.00pm from Monday until Sunday.

  • Booking

    What does our “no show” policy entail?

    If you do not show up on the day of your booking, you will be charged the full amount for your first night’s stay. If you have booked our “advanced purchase” or “prepay and save” rates, you will incur a 100% penalty charge for the entire duration of your stay.

    What are the room rates at Maldron Hotel Smithfield?

    Room rates vary from season to season, day to day and for special events. All room rates quotes include taxes and charges. For the best available rate always book directly with Maldron Hotel Smithfield. Give us a call +353(0)1 485 0900 or email us

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Our hotel is registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. If you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see for details.

  • Facilities

    Is the hotel wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Smithfield is wheelchair accessible and we offer five fully accessible wheelchair rooms.

    Is the hotel a non-smoking hotel?

    Yes, all bedrooms at Maldron Hotel Smithfield are completely non-smoking. We do have a designated outdoor smoking area at the front of the hotel to accommodate guests who smoke. A deep cleaning fee will be charged to guests who are found to be in breach of our no smoking policy.

    Is the hotel accessible?

    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering very good levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

    Hotel Accessibility


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