Get a quick low down on where to stay in Sligo for the perfect stay for your budget, travel style, needs and wants. While many only stay in Sligo for a short time, below you’ll find some hand-picked Sligo hotels with exceptional style and amenities, luxurious places to stay, Sligo accommodation for surfing and much more.
Don’t miss out on a stop here just because it’s small, Sligo has a lot to offer and is deserving of a stop on any Ireland itinerary!
Where to Stay in Sligo by Area
While Sligo County is quite a large place, for the purposes of this accommodation guide you’ll find properties in and around the city of Sligo itself.
The city centre of Sligo is the town itself and is where you’ll find the most accommodation options, Sligo attractions, pubs and restaurants. While Sligo may be small, this is a great place to base yourself to explore the town and beyond, such as the beaches or the golf courses that are all a short drive away.
Strandhill is outside of Sligo’s centre and is where you’ll find lots of surfing options. Here there is accommodation for those who wish to be by the beach or want to try surfing. There are a number of accommodation options for all budgets and it’s a short drive to the city centre.
Rosses Point is a less popular area, meaning it’s quieter but is still frequently visited by tourists as it’s here that you’ll find the County Sligo Golf Club. There is a beach here too so if you prefer somewhere to stay that is quiet, by the beach and don’t mind a short drive into town then this area is a top pick.
Best Places to Stay in Sligo
Best Luxury Hotels in Sligo
These are the best places to stay in Sligo for luxury, hands-down, these spots are utterly fantastic.
Easily the most photographable hotel in Sligo, The Glasshouse offers guests a stunning and brightly coloured place to stay. Set on the Garravogue River, the hotel itself has become a bit of an attraction but for those who wish to stay here there are great amenities. On-site there is an AA Rosette restaurant, a gym and guest rooms that are very chic. The Glasshouse is only a 2-minute walk away from O’Connell, Sligo’s main street and 10-minutes from Sligo station.
Though this stellar property isn’t located in the city centre, it couldn’t be let off of this round-up of top hotels in Sligo. This property is a 5-star bed and breakfast and is one of the most booked and highly rated properties in Sligo. The exterior is truly enchanting and inside are modern amenities that make for a comfortable stay. If you are doing a road trip of Ireland, this is a fabulous place to stay in Sligo as it’s only a quick drive to the centre that is just over 3km away.
Radisson BLU Hotel & Spa
As one of the best hotels in Sligo, the Radisson BLU Hotel is the place to go to truly relax. It’s outside of the city centre (just a 10-minute drive) and has a stellar spa on-site with amenities that include an ice fountain, a herbal sauna and a crystal sauna. A fitness centre is available too with an 18 metre swimming pool, gym, sauna and a steam room. Guests can dine at the on-site restaurant where there are views over Sligo Bay before retiring to their modern, luxurious rooms.
An exceptionally rated bed and breakfast, The Driftwood is located in Rosses Point and offers a more cosy and unique take on luxury. Here you’ll feel like you’re at home with individually designed rooms, soaker tubs and a welcoming restaurant and bar that are on-site that feel more like a trendy cafe.
Best Mid-Range Sligo Accommodation
These Sligo Town hotels have the best locations.
The best of Sligo is on your doorstep at this hotel with a stellar location right in the heart of Sligo. Many of Sligo’s best attractions are within a few minute’s walking distance such as Sligo Abbey. As the name suggests, Riverside Hotel is right on Garavogue River where many rooms provide views of.
Sligo Southern Hotel
Situated in Sligo’s city centre, this top hotel provides excellent amenities such as an indoor pool, a restaurant, a gym and free parking for road trippers. If you’re coming in by other means of transportation, then this property is just beside the bus and train stations. A leisure centre that includes aqua aerobics and fitness classes, along with a steam room and a sauna are available. The hotel provides guest rooms and common areas with old-world charm for a more historic feel to your stay.
Sligo City Hotel
Right beside O’Connell Street, Sligo City Hotel is perfectly positioned to be in the centre of the action. Shopping, bars and riverside restaurants are just minutes away by foot with the train and bus stations only 5-minutes away. The on-site restaurant sources local ingredients for its menu and views from the hotel are of Sligo Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way.
Best Budget Accommodation in Sligo
Check out these Sligo hotels, hostels and homestays that provide top-notch views for budget prices.
Strandhill Lodge and Suites
Whether you’re looking for an Irish getaway or need a break for a breather on your Ireland trip, this accommodation option is great for those who want to slow down and be close to nature. Strandhill Lodge and Suites provides rooms large and small for groups of all sizes and is a 10-minute walk to Strandhill Beach and Voya Seaweed Baths and Spa. The property sits perched high for optimal views of Mount Knocknarea.
Strandhill Lodge, Hostel & Surf
Right in the heart of Strandhill Village, set on the Wild Atlantic Way and just 100 metres from Strandhill Beach, this property provides a number of accommodation options to cater to all budgets and travel styles. Private rooms are offered in the lodge, dorm rooms in the hostel and camping as well. No matter where you choose to stay, all are cosy and you can’t beat the location if you want to be close to the beach!
Tranquility is a great option for budget-conscious travellers who wish to be close to Sligo’s bustling centre. This homestay provides private rooms with shared bathrooms, a kitchen and offers a homey stay for visitors to Sligo with private parking and breakfast options provided.
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