If you read my article on why you need to visit Inis Mor, you’ll know that it’s one of my favourite places in Ireland. Sure, you can go for a day trip, but I definitely recommend spending a night for the real experiences. Most accommodation options on Inis Mor are located in or near Kilronan- the main port area and capital of the island, however, there are a couple options in different places around the island as well. Here are the best hotels on Inis Mor.
Aran Walkers Lodge
If your ideal hotel on Inis Mor is a cute and homey B&B type property, then look no further than Aran Walkers lodge. It’s a small hotel with only a few rooms that offer mountain or sea views. A basic continental breakfast is included in the price; however, you can upgrade to a full Irish breakfast for a fee. Guests love the location which is outside of the port town, and closer to the main attractions such as Dun Aonghasa. Bike rental service is available to guests.
Tigh Fitz Bed & Breakfast
Tigh Fitz Bed and Breakfast is about 1.6km away from Kilronan, but offers beautiful views over Galway Bay. A ten-minute walk from restaurants and beaches, this Inis Mor B&B is also close to one of the island’s main attractions, Tempeall Benainn which is the smallest church in Europe. Rooms are comfortable and homey and guests are invited to relax in the property’s garden. Guests can’t say enough good things about the service at this Irish B&B.
Ard Einne House
Another homey choice for accommodation on Inis Mor is Ard Einne House. It’s a little further away from the port area, closer to the airport, but offers beautiful views across the sea to the coastlines of Galway and Clare. Rooms are ensuite with complimentary toiletries, and there is a big sitting room with a fireplace where guests can sit and read or relax after a busy day exploring. This Inis Mor hotel is known for its fantastic breakfast and friendly owners.
Pier House Bed & Breakfast
A cute B&B overlooking the pier of Inis Mor, Pier House Bed and Breakfast is a great choice for travellers looking for a cosy B&B to spend a night on Inis Mor. All rooms are en-suite and include a tv as well as tea and coffee making facilities. The location is ideal- just a short walk from many local pubs and shops as well as the ferry. Nearby you can also hire a bike or take a horse and carriage ride to explore the islands. Pier House Bed & Breakfast is comfortable and friendly with a great breakfast (this is where I stayed).
Ard Mhuiris B&B
This family-run B&B is a favourite among guests thanks to a delicious breakfast, welcoming hosts, and a central location. Ard Mhuiris B&B offers comfortable ensuite rooms with tea and coffee making facilities and views overlooking Galway Bay and County Clare. This Inis Mor Hotel is about a 5-minute walk from the harbour and local shops and restaurants and the owners are happy to help visitors organize a tour to site-see on the island.
If you are a backpacker or travelling on a budget, then consider spending the night at Kilronan hostel in Inis Mor. This beachfront hostel has both dorm and private room options and is a favourite among solo travellers. There is a kitchen, garden, lounge area, and bar perfect for relaxing and meeting other travellers. Kilronan Hotel also offers free continental breakfast and bike hires for those wanting to explore the island. Guests love the friendly staff and central location of this hostel on Inis Mor.
When it comes to accommodation on Inis Mor, you really can’t go wrong. Like in most other places around Ireland, hotels on Inis Mor are known for their hospitality. Whichever of these Inis Mor properties you choose, you can bet it will be an enjoyable experience.