Top 7 Family-Friendly Hotels In Athlone, Ireland - Updated 2024

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Boasting a picturesque and tranquil setting, Athlone is an unexplored but rich destination in central Ireland. It is located on the border of Roscommon and Westmeath Ireland, and it lies on River Shannon, just south of Lough (Lake) Ree. It boasts a great history that can be uncovered at Athlone Castle or on a Vikings boat cruise. Outdoor lovers can explore scenic nature trails, like Old Rail Trail, to take in breathtaking views of the farmlands. At Shannon Banks Nature Trail, you can enjoy the breeze from the River Shannon. If you are travelling with your family, head to Baysports, which features an inflatable water park and offers activities, like kayaking, paddle boarding, and boating. If you’re planning a getaway here soon with loved ones, browse through our list of the top family-friendly hotels In Athlone, Ireland.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to family-friendly amenities and activities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 28, 2024.

1. Hodson Bay Hotel (from USD 151)

Hodson Bay Hotel offers family-friendly accommodations and entertainment that will keep you hooked during your stay. The family rooms here come with free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, double and single beds, and an ensuite bathroom.

There is a restaurant and a waterfront bar here for those who wish to dine on site. For a refreshing experience, you can head to Marina and Baysports and have some water-based fun with your kids. In case you have some plans elsewhere and need someone to look after your kids, you can just request babysitting services for an additional charge.

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Hodson Bay Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Roscommon Road
5.9 km (3.7 mi) from Sean's Bar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

2. Athlone Springs Hotel (from USD 168)

Set in Monksland, a six-minute drive to the Athlone town centre, Athlone Springs Hotel features complimentary amenities, including an Irish breakfast served daily, a leisure club with a gymnasium, a pool, a steam room, a sauna, and a hot tub.

For family travellers, the hotel ensures you are entertained and comfortable. There are cosy family rooms complete with a single bed, a double bed, and a sofa bed. Cots are also available for free upon request. Your little ones can entertain themselves by watching Netflix shows that are suitable for them. They will also get to enjoy kids’ meals, as well as a kid-friendly buffet here.

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Athlone Springs Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Monksland
3.62 km (2.3 mi) from Sean's Bar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

3. Sheraton Athlone Hotel (from USD 319)

A luxurious four-star in the heart of the town, Sheraton Athlone Hotel offers a platinum card that allows you to shop with a discounted rate at nearby shopping centres. It provides outdoor play equipment and an indoor play area for young guests. It also has classic family rooms that can accommodate up to four guests. These rooms are complete with a siting area, a dining space, a flat-screen TV, a workspace, and a well-stocked bathroom.

You will also find a stylish restaurant, La Provence, which serves international and Irish cuisines, as well as a bar that prepares refreshing cocktails.

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Sheraton Athlone Hotel

Address: Gleeson Street
519 meters (0.4 ft) from Sean's Bar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

4. Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone (from USD 189)

With family rooms accommodating up to five guests, Radisson Blu Hotel ensures families a comfortable stay. Family rooms feature a king-sized bed and two single beds in a separate area, two flat-screen TVs, a private bathroom, and complimentary Wi-Fi. For the little ones, the hotel provides children’s television networks, music, books, and DVDs. And if you need help, you can avail of babysitting services.

For your entertainment needs, there is a Synergy Health and Leisure Club that comes with an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room, a fitness area, and an outdoor terrace. Sumptuous meals are served at Elements while drinks are available at Quayside Bay and Lounge.

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Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone

Wifi Available

Address: North Gate Street
272 meters (0.2 ft) from Sean's Bar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

5. Shamrock Lodge Hotel (from USD 249)

Shamrock Lodge Hotel boasts a beautiful location on the Left Bank Area of Athlone, just a short walk to the River Shannon and Athlone Castle. It is a family-run hotel surrounded by a picturesque garden, and it provides spacious family rooms tastefully equipped with two single beds and a double bed for up to four people. Other amenities that meet the needs of guests with families include babysitting services and kids’ meals.

For your entertainment needs, you and your loved ones will have a range of indoor options that include a TV with Netflix and complimentary Wi-Fi. Outdoor options include visiting a range of tourist attractions, like Bay Sports Athlone, Old Rail Cycling, and Lough Key Forest Park.

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Shamrock Lodge Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Clonown Road
479 meters (0.3 ft) from Sean's Bar

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Garden Non-smoking rooms

6. Prince of Wales Hotel (from USD 77)

This four-star hotel is within easy reach of the River Shannon, shopping centres, restaurants, nightclubs, and public transport. It features a restaurant and provides free parking, conference facilities, and stylish rooms.

Families of up to five guests can stay in the twin or triple rooms that come equipped with single beds and double beds. Your little ones will be delighted to know that the hotel even offers music, DVDs, books, a buffet, and meals that are suitable for them.

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Prince of Wales Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: Church Street
279 meters (0.2 ft) from Sean's Bar

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking rooms Fishing Laundry

7. Enjoy a family vacation in Athlone

While Athlone may not be a popular tourist destination, it promises a peaceful and memorable getaway. Explore the town and book a room at any of the best family-friendly hotels.

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Creggan Court Hotel (from USD 77)

You can bring your family, including pets, to Creggan Court Hotel for a fun-filled holiday. This hotel offers tastefully furnished family rooms complete with single and double beds, complimentary Wi-Fi, a TV, an ensuite bathroom, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. If you need some extra sleeping space, a cot or a camp bed can be included for an additional cost.

There’s an on-site restaurant where you can order kids’ meals for your little ones. Other amenities include conference facilities and free parking.

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Creggan Court Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: N 6 Centre, Dublin Road
3.53 km (2.2 mi) from Sean's Bar

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Golf course (within 3 km)

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