The Western Hotel
The three star Western Hotel is located in the heart of Galway city and offers the highest standard of accommodation. The family run hotel comprises of three impressive Georgian buildings and blends an old style feel with all modern conveniences.
The Western Hotel has a long tradition of hospitality, enjoyed by our many guests throughout the years. A unique and friendly atmosphere allows you to feel right at home.
Among the forty rooms we have to offer are single, double, twin and family rooms, as well as a room with facilities to accommodate our wheelchair using guests. The Western Hotel offers free underground Valet Car Park for all guests.
Please note: All rooms are non-smoking.
The Western Bar is a warm and welcoming place, traditional, friendly and renowned for the largest open traditional Irish music sessions in Galway.
There are Traditional Irish music sessions on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 9.30pm, Ceili Irish Set dancing on Wednesdays from 9pm, a local band playing all your favourite Irish songs on Friday from 9.30, a live band on Saturdays from 9.30pm and our house DJ playing all your old favourites on Sunday from 9.30pm.
Our bar is unique in that it is very much a local bar, popular with Galwegians, so mingling with the local people is very easy.
A selection of delicious dishes are available from our carvery and snack menu from 12pm-5pm and from our A La Carte evening menu between 5pm and 8pm (Sundays 12pm-5pm only)
Our meals are prepared from fresh local produce by our award winning chef.
Private Bar/Dining/meeting Room:
The Western Hotel also provides a private function bar which is ideal for hosting a variety of events. The Western Bar is happy to cater for birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, engagements, office parties etc. Our party menu offers a wide variety of delicious dishes to suit all tastes and budgets.
Services and Facilities:
Child Minding services available- please request at time of booking (approx 10 per hour. Any extra can be paid on departure)
24 Hr Reception
Complimentary wireless access in the bar.
The Western Hotel offers free underground Valet Car Park for all guests. Guests checking into CityPoint Apartments are also asked to arrive for their check -in to The Western Hotel. They will be given further instructions at reception.
Directions to Hotel’s underground parking:
Arriving from any direction, follow the signs to the City Centre and Eyre Square. Once on Eyre Square, take the road exiting the square at the top right-hand corner at Richardson’s Pub. Proceed onwards on the left lane. Pass TK Maxx, Galway City Council building and The Western Hotel and take the first turn left, then left again into St. Bridget’s Place. Our underground car park is on the left, down the ramp.
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Hotel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Hair Dryers
- House Keeping
- Luggage Storage
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Wheelchair Accessible
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hotel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
The Western Hotel does not offer car park spaces; however, there is a small underground car park that can be used for the duration of the check-in.
We advise all guests to arrive to our car park first for check in, use the lift to bring luggage straight to your room and then re-park your car to one of the car parks in the city. Guests checking into CityPoint Apartments are also asked to arrive for their check -in to The Western Hotel. They will be given further instructions at reception.
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By Bus or Train:
Galways train and bus stations are located in the city centre, just a three minute walk from The Western Hotel. On exiting the station, turn left to head towards Eyre Square. Stay on the right of the square, passing the NTL offices on the right. Turn right at Richardsons pub on the corner and proceed up Prospect Hill. We are located on the top of this hill on your left.
Use the AA road watch website for full directions to Galway City. As you approach Galway follow the signs for the city centre and continue towards Eyre Square. We suggest you head straight to our car-park. Right before you reach our hotel you will see a small set of traffic lights. The road will provide you with two options: one to turn left towards Eyre Square and another to turn right down a small street (St Bridgets Terrace) Turn right down this street, then the next left down the Cul de Sac. Our underground car park is located at the end of the Cul de Sac. Please note: Underground car-park is valet parking. If all spaces are take, please leave your car keys at reception as we have a designated driver on hand should we need to move your car.
The Western Hotel is perfectly located for exploring Galway city with all major attractions only minutes away, including the famous Eyre Square. The hotel is within walking distance of the pubs, restaurants, and historical locations that make the city of the tribes the most exciting and colourful location in Ireland.