About Us.

The Dean: We don’t do conventional. We do fun. And we can’t wait to welcome you!


We’re design focused with cool & comfortable rooms filled with stuff that will make you smile. Spaces for work & play. Food & drink to shout about. Smack bang in the heart of Dublin, Cork and Galway. We don’t do fussy hotel formality, just book, arrive, say hello, grab an elevator & settle in.

Everyone is welcome, it’s an open house. You don’t need to be staying at The Dean to hang out at The Dean: a seven am coffee grab; a quiet corner to use as a hot desk; spot of lunch; an unbelievable  dinner with a side of views; a table full of classic cocktails; DJs on the decks; sunrise; sunset.

Stay in, head out, work, party, it’s up to you.

A Little History

The Dean came to life in 2014 with a 52 bedrooms, Sophie’s Rooftop Restaurant and dedicated events space on Dublin’s Harcourt Street. The Dean burst on to the scene and was the first of its kind in the Irish market. Created by up and coming hospitality group Press Up Hospitality, The Dean offered design led, high spec rooms at affordable prices right in the centre of town, all served up with modern, genuine Irish hospitality by people who love their city.

The Dean maintains its position as one of Dublin’s premier boutique places to stay and destination venues. In 2020 The Dean Cork has opened its doors, followed by The Dean Galway in 2022, extending our footprint outside of the capital for the first time.


Nice things people have said about The Dean



“The service is extraordinarily friendly, even for a city famous for its warm welcomes”


“The Perfect Weekend in Dublin”

“It’s a paradise for party lovers”

“You can’t go wrong with The Dean”

“…one of the newest hotels in the city, now packed with stylish Dubliners. It’s a paradise for party lovers with a resident DJ in the lobby on weekends, and a perpetually hopping bar on the top floor. The rooms are decked out with funky touches like miniature Smeg fridges, record players and chic padded headboards.”

“Dublin gets its coolest new hangout and hotel in one.”

“The lobby vibe is bang-on: at one end a bar serves flat whites and cocktails; at the other, iMacs glow at reception beneath a Tracy Emin neon sign reading ‘I Fell in Love Here’. Bikes lean against the stairs, and maps are dished out marked with drinking dens and cutting-edge design stores. Rooms are no less Instagram-able, with turntables and stacks of vinyl, mini orange Smeg fridges, wooden ‘munchies’ trays (everything from O’Donnells crisps to Berocca) and works from up-and-coming Irish artists.”


“ The boutique Dean Hotel, part of a terrace of Georgian townhouses, offers first-class, quirky and luxurious accommodation. The Grafton Street shopping district is a five-minute stroll away; the Camden Street strip, with its range of bars and restaurants, even closer; and the green spaces of St Stephen’s Green and the Iveagh Gardens closer still. The Dean exudes a youthful, funky ambience – but everyone is welcome”


“The ’70s are having a moment and this cool, retro-chic new opening is no exception. From the team behind U2’s Clarence Hotel, expect rock’n’roll details straight from the decade itself: graphic-tiled floors, caramel leather sofas and vinyl players in the lobby stocked with your favorite LPs. ‘


In Best Urban Hotels 2015

“Music is the common thread at This centrally located hotel:

rooms, featuring themed names like Hi-Fi, Mod Pod and Punk Bunks, are filled with Rega turntables, vinyl and books from Tower Records Dublin, and Marshall amps and speakers. And beyond the bedroom are a handful of lively venues, each adept and pulling in local crowds; the ground floor Dean Bar offers breakfast, rotisserie, cocktails and live DJs, and there’s also a rooftop bar and Sophie’s restaurant, where an international menu is served up with panoramic views of Dublin.”


The Dean does green too.

In Dublin we have four thousand square feet of flat roof, the constant promise of rain & a forty thousand gallon water tank we found in the basement, we harvest the Irish rain. We collect the billions of drops, feed them down the line & then back up to flush your toilet. But no, that doesn’t mean you can drink the jacks water.

We don’t love plastic, especially the single use stuff. That’s why we’ve removed all single use plastic from our rooms, and you’ll find big bottles of Lakehouse Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash in the showers. Go nuts, we’ll refill them.

All of DIME and Dean takeaway packaging has been carefully sourced to ensure it’s 100% compostable, and we’re proud to partner with Can-O water to provide guests with still or sparkling water on arrival.

Behind the scenes we’ve a strict Green Policy which focuses on reducing food waste, energy usage and waste. The energy that we do use is sourced 100% from renewable resources.

For information on the accessibility and the needs of our guests at The Dean, visit The Dean Cork or The Dean Dublin. 


Loved staying at The Dean and want to try somewhere new? Then check out our sister properties around Ireland.


The Dean’s sister properties include The Clarence, The Devlin, The Mayson, Glasson Lakehouse, and the newly opened The Leinster.

The Clarence
6-8 Wellington Quay,
Temple Bar,
Dublin 2
+353 (0)1 407 0800

The Devlin
117-119 Ranelagh Road,
Dublin 6
+353 (0)1 406 6550

The Mayson
81/82 North Wall Quay
Dublin 1
+353 (0)1 245 7900

Glasson Lakehouse
Co. Westmeath
+353 (0)90 6485120