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Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

Fáilte Ireland (The National Tourism Development Authority) assigns an official star rating for accommodations in Ireland. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars.
N61 Roscommon RoadAthloneIreland, 800-491-6126
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Excellent4.3 / 5
Great location
Great pool
Fantastic service
Breakfast is average
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From 1,816 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating
  • Dublin (DUB) 85-min drive; 85.6 miles/137.8 km
  • Athlone Station 17-min drive; 5.1 miles/8.2 km
  • Free self parking

Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

Hotel Info: 866-539-8117

from $91
  • Classic Double or Twin Room
  • Single Room
  • Superior Room, Lake View
  • Family Room
  • Classic Twin Room

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 181 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Also known as

  • Hodson Bay
  • Hodson Bay Athlone
  • Hodson Bay Hotel
  • Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone
  • Hodson Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Golf course on site
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Marina on site
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11
  • Conference space
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Picnic area
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The Spa at Hodson Bay has massage/treatment rooms and couples treatment room(s). Services include massages, facials, body wraps, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and Turkish bath/hammam.


L Escale Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Octagon - This restaurant serves breakfast only.


On Site

  • Golf course on site
  • Health club
  • Marina on site
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golfing on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Rowing or canoeing on site
  • Sailing on site
  • Water skiing on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone’s small print

Also known as

  • Hodson Bay
  • Hodson Bay Athlone
  • Hodson Bay Hotel
  • Hodson Bay Hotel Athlone
  • Hodson Hotel


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Recent reviews

Excellent 4.3 /5 from 168 reviews

Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Great Place for a get away
Good all u can eat breakfast. Nice pub with good food. Gym and pool are fantastic!!!! 1st class. We loved the place so much we stayed an extra day.
1 night family trip
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
Outstanding5.0 / 5
Hudson Bay I highly recommend. Amazing setting......breakfast was was 3star
1 night trip with friends
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
Poor1.0 / 5
I chose this hotel because of the reviews, so I am aware that my review is swimming against the tide. The 4:30 check in time is ridiculous, the day is gone and there is no time for sightseeing. We booked a Superior Lake View Room. What we got was a view of a roof, next a view of twenty smokers, and finally a wall of trees. When I asked (politely) why the superior lake view rooms didn't have a lake view the manager icily informed me that a lake view was guaranteed only with a deluxe room. The manager's offer to relocate us to a fourth "inferior room,” was an outright slap. Complain and get downgraded? We got hardly any sleep that night - room was boiling hot, air con not working, we opened the window only to be serenaded by the pool equipment. All. Night. Long. Note to the hotel: Don't use the words superior, lake, and view in the description of a room that you know shows only roof, trees, and equipment. Your wording sets an expectation of a standard that is incongruent with what you actually offer. Maybe the other reviewers lucked out because nothing went wrong, but the staff's inability to deal correctly with problems when they arose really let the hotel down. My husband, the most easy-going sweet man on the planet, has asked that we never return there. Never. Ever. Again.
1 night romance trip
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
Outstanding5.0 / 5
A Perfect 24-hour Vacation
I had an afternoon meeting scheduled in this hotel so I thought I might as well stay overnight. I am so glad I did! This establishment gets all the big things right, and all the little things as well. I particularly appreciated that they not only got a room ready for me shortly after my early arrival but they rang my mobile to let me know it was ready, although I was perfectly comfortable in one of their many attractive lounges. I had a large, comfortable room with a lake view and a bathroom that was larger than my last NYC apartment. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and a very nice touch is that there is an urn of ice water to which you can help yourself throughout the day. I had lunch and dinner in the bar, where the food was very pleasant, but I'm sorry I missed out on their elegant-looking restaurant, L'Escale. As they have a very favourable rate on midweek breaks for the Over 55 set, I may very well be back. All in all, a 24-hour visit left me refreshed and relaxed -- the perfect 24-hour vacation.
1 night business trip
Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone
Fair2.0 / 5
Hotel needs renovation of older section
rooms are very tired looking and worn. Furniture looks old and is not contemporary. Room colors drab. Bathroom looks dated and the old marble tiles (if that is what it is) needs to be replaced with something brighter and more contemporary in our opinion. Look at the Sneem Hotel as a model of what some fresh and contemporary lighting, ceramic tiles, rugs, bright wall colors and furniture can do to make the room attractive. The noise (we were a few floors above the entrance) made sleeping almost impossible. small bugs on bathroom floor were unappealing . Bar food was good as was the service generally.
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Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone

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