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Get an overview of this hotelLuxury Dublin hotel in St. Stephen's Green, walk to St. Stephen's Green


Located in St. Stephen's Green, this luxury hotel is steps from Little Museum of Dublin and National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology. Leinster House and National Library of Ireland are also within 5 minutes.

Hotel Features

A full-service spa, a restaurant, and a nightclub are available at this hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a bar/lounge, a spa tub, and self parking.

Room Amenities

All 36 rooms feature modern comforts like LCD TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi. Room service, coffee makers, and free newspapers are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The Dawson Hotel & Spa features a full-service spa and a spa tub. The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. A computer station is located on site and high-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This Georgian hotel also offers a nightclub, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. For a surcharge, the property provides a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and an area shuttle. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

The Dawson Hotel & Spa has designated areas for smoking.

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Total number of rooms - 36 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Express check-in 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free use of nearby fitness center 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Electric kettle 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • In-room safe 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Seafood Bar Restaurant - This restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

Sam's Bar - This bar serves light fare only. Open daily.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub.

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Dawson Spa. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages, and massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and Ayurvedic.

The spa is open select days.

  • Ayurvedic treatments 
  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Guests who may encounter issues with stairs should contact this property in advance. Elevators have limited access only. Contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for buffet breakfast: EUR 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 17.50 per day
  • Late check-out fee: EUR 20.00
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30.00 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Dawson Formerly La Stampa
  • Dawson Formerly La Stampa Dublin
  • Dawson Hotel Formerly La Stampa Hotel
  • Dawson Hotel Formerly La Stampa Hotel Dublin
  • Dawson Hotel Formerly Stampa Hotel Dublin
  • Dawson Hotel Formerly Stampa Hotel
  • Dawson Formerly Stampa Dublin
  • Dawson Formerly Stampa
  • Dawson Hotel Dublin
  • Dawson Hotel
  • Dawson Dublin
  • La Stampa Hotel Dublin
  • The Dawson Hotel Spa (Formerly La Stampa Hotel)

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

National Rating

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.

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3.8 out of 5
82% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
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Good Location

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 15, 2017
Pros: Location
Cons: Breakfast area, more staff required.
Location: Shopping, places of interest great pubs
Arrived on a very wet cold day greeted by very friendly staff. Room not ready bags taken and locked away while we explored the city. Our room was very nice clean and comfortable we were on the top floor lots of stairs a lift was not readily available. The bed was made on the second day but room was not properly cleaned. The breakfast room was on both days of our stay total chaos. Tables cramped together in a small area to avoid guests sitting at the larger restaurant tables. Only one member of staff was seating guests, serving and making drinks and on each day he couldn't cope! On the second day we were told breakfast started a 7am. As we had an early flight we went at 7 the only food available was cornflakes. At 7.30 fruit salad yoghurts and hot food was brought out very disappointing. Overall the staff were lovely particularly the lovely young lady who was going on a trip to Edinburgh (sorry didn't get her name but she was a credit to the hotel). This hotel could be great but better organisation and more staff are required.
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excellent hotel and location

5 out of 5
by from North East England
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: The staff attitude was excellent - they catered to our every need. The room and facilities provided were of a very high standard.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Very central location with a wide variety of shops,pubs and restaurants to visit. Easy access to local transport and a lot of local history to view.
From the time of arrival to departure we found the staff very friendly and helpfull with all our requests.They made us feel at home and provided all our needs without any question. The hotel is located in the city centre with easy access to a large variety of shops, bars ,restaurants etc. This was my first visit to Dublin and a special occasion for my wife and we found the experience excellent. Thank you to all involved.
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A good hotel in the centre of Dublin

5 out of 5
by from Kent
Posted Jan 10, 2017
Pros: I particularly liked the quirky nature and decor
Cons: It could be updated in the communal areas.
Very pleasant staff and a lovely large room (325). Despite other reviews about noise - this room is up three floors so is not affected by noise.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 7, 2017 by Duty Manager
Dear Janet, We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at The Dawson Hotel and Spa. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Duty Manager
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Great location

3 out of 5
by from t
Posted Dec 29, 2016
Sent to a dirty room , asked for an upgrade , we were shown one but they asked for €50 ! Very disappointing seeing as hotel was only half full and closing next day for Christmas!!
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The Dawson hotel was sooo disappointing

1 out of 5
by from BT34 3UQ
Posted Dec 4, 2016
This hotel has got nothing going for it apart from the location , it's like faulty towers old and dated , Not worth the money, I would never stay here again!
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great hotel in a great central location

5 out of 5
by from US
Posted Oct 19, 2016
We arrived early in Dublin (5am) and got to the hotel by 6:15am. We weren't able to check in that early since someone was in our room, but we asked them to expedite it since we had a toddler with us. They gave us a call by 10:45 saying it was ready for us which was wonderful since we were exhausted. The hotel was clean and comfortable. Plenty of space for us with the travel cot. The location is perfect and in walking distance to most things. We even made the trek to the Guinness Storehouse and back but we are from the NYC area and are used to walking. Parking was the only issue since there is no onsite parking. The front desk told us to go to QPark which was a 10 minute walk away but when I left the lot I was told that I was in the wrong QPark. Parking was discounted, but for a day and a half ended up being 30 Euros.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 27, 2016 by Duty Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at The Dawson Hotel and Spa. It is always a pleasure to receive a positive feedback for our staff. I will share your comments with our team and this feedback will serve as an encouragement, as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. We are very sorry that you have been affected by the late music. Please note that the hotel is located in a vibrant city centre, surrounded with bars and restaurants, with resultantly a selection of rooms impacted by noise at the weekends. However, we do understand your disappointment with the level of noise and are constantly working to reduce its impact. Thank you again for sharing your experience; it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to book again with us in the near future. Sincerely, Duty manager
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Nice hotel with a great location to city center

5 out of 5
by from Boise, Idaho
Posted Oct 11, 2016
Pros: Included breakfast and wifi
Cons: The elevator/stair situation is a bit odd
Location: 2 minute walk to shopping and pubs
We stayed for two nights at the Dawson and did not have an issue with noise. However, we did stay for a Tuesday and Wednesday night, so the nightclub was not a factor. The breakfast was great and held in the seafood restaurant attached to the hotel. There is a lot of road work happening out front, so if you are driving, I can see how it would cause issues. We took a bus and walked so we did not have any issues with the construction. The hotel was nice with cute decor. Our bedroom was comfortable and the bathroom was also nice. It was a nice place to stay and would recommend to anyone looking to stay near the city center.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 27, 2016 by Duty Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you very much for sharing your comments regarding your stay at The Dawson Hotel and Spa. I hope we don't have to stress much that it is a pleasure to receive such a positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team and I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to our staff. We strive to continuously improve the quality of our services. Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one. Sincerely, Duty Manager
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Amazing service

5 out of 5
Posted Sep 28, 2016
Very clean, affordable, and with great service. Breakfast was included and by far one of the best we tasted. Any questions we had. The front office cleared up
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Great location

4 out of 5
Posted Aug 29, 2016
Hotel was great location, so easy to walk to city centre. Staff was helpful with all of our questions. Breakfast was delicious. Only downfall was staff informed us upon arrival that because we booked a deal through Expedia it meant we were on the first floor above the night club which played music until 3:30am. It wasn't unbearable & they did provide ear plugs, but would've been nice to know beforehand.
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Close to city centre

3 out of 5
Posted Oct 28, 2015
Close to city centre and friendly and helpful staff. Hotel is in need of a bit of tlc and even though our room was on the 3rd floor you could still hear the noise from the bar and the outside smoking area. I'm sure the walkway from lift to room swayed and can only put this down to the vibrations from the music!!!
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