If you want to be close to the main attractions and plenty of amenities, hotels near Galway City Centre are the best choice. Ideal for families and groups looking to soak up the famous music scene, you’ll be spoilt for choice with things to see.From central Eyre Square, Lynch’s Castle and Memorial window are less than half a kilometre away, while Galway Cathedral is just a 10-minute walk across the river. The ruins of Menlo Castle are also within easy reach, around five kilometres north of the centre on the banks of the River Corrib.Hotels near Connemara airport are ideal for couples and groups looking to explore both Galway city and the wild delights of the surrounding islands. Flights to the Arran Isles’ largest island, Innismore, depart there, which is around 40–45 minutes’ drive from the centre of Galway, or you can catch a ferry from nearby Rossaveal Ferry Terminal (50 minutes’ drive away). Once you’re there, check out the prehistoric fort of Dun Aonghasa and natural pool the Worm Hole.Those looking to be closer to the picturesque coastline should choose a hotel near Galway Bay. In the Southeast of the Galway area, it will put you close to attractions down in nearby County Clare, including Dungaire Castle (40 minutes away) and 16th century tower Thoor Ballylee (45 minutes away). If you’re looking for a daytrip that will show you more of Ireland’s famous countryside and coast, venture down to the world-famous Cliffs of Moher. It’s around 80km away, but well worth the journey.