This upbeat, funky hotel is right in the heart of the historic district. Public areas are filled with playful design statements, from polka-dot chairs to hot-pink sofas. Guest rooms, however, are far more muted and restful, with oatmeal, white, or green color schemes, and the slightest hint of a retro theme. The restaurant is good and surprisingly reasonable for a hotel of this size in the center of the city, and the in-house cocktail bar is a lively nightspot. That said, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to nightlife in this neighborhood—Galway’s buzzing center is literally on your doorstep.