Family Stays at The Marker

Located in Grand Canal Square, The Marker is a 20-minute stroll from the city centre making it the perfect location to base your family for a weekend away. Nestled between the River Liffey, the Grand Canal and a short stroll from Sandymount Beach and the Irish Sea, many of Dublin's most unique experiences are within walking distance from the hotel - perfect for entertaining the troops during your break. Experience a show at our neighbouring Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, immerse the family in history with a trip to EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum, visit the interactive Science Gallery or take a trip to Windmill Lane recording studio where the band U2 recorded many of their albums including the Joshua Tree. For a unique guide to Dublin, check out what Irish band Kodaline have to say below.

A Child-Friendly Hotel in the Heart of Dublin City 

Knowing that rest and relaxation can be a real luxury for busy parents, our dedicated Kid’s Concierge has devised and road tested a menu of family amenities to keep parents at ease and little ones entertained during your stay. Our newest member to our Kid’s Concierge team, Aoife The Marker Fairy can't wait to welcome all of our younger guests in 2019. Just let our team know on booking if you are travelling with little ones so Aoife can join in on the family fun.

One thing all kids love is to spend time outdoors and at The Marker, we’ve decided to bring the fun of the outdoors into our luxurious guestrooms with our handmade Irish teepees. A complimentary enhancement to our corner suites, our teepees are large enough for two kids and are fitted with fluffy pillows, blankets and a torch – the perfect starter pack for any little adventurer. Once the kids have settled in and snuggled up into their own camping wonderland, our Kid’s Concierge will deliver a fun night time turndown of cookies and milk and a bedtime story from Irish author and illustrator Peter Donnelly. If you would like to add our children’s enhancements to your stay, let our team know on booking. 

Wrapped up in our children’s robes, burn off some of the holiday excitement with a swim in our 23-metre infinity pool. Located on the Mezzanine level of the hotel, our Spa team have allocated kid’s swim times to families so kids can splash about until their hearts content. With wellness facilities such as our eucalyptus-infused steam room, sauna and a large Jacuzzi, parents can take a turn in minding the kids and take some time out for themselves.

A unique sleepover adventure for the kids with luxury and pampering for the adults, our Family package starts from €450 per room per night and includes a complimentary box of goodies for little ones. To book your family staycation, please click here or contact our team on +353 (0) 1 687 5130 or email

Bite-sized Fun

Our team at The Marker know how hard it can be to feed little ones, which is why our children’s menu served in both our Brasserie and Bar, comes in an entertaining fun pack laden with activities and colouring to keep busy ones satisfied during dinner. Featuring produce from the land and sea, all of our dishes on our children’s menus use local, Irish produce and are paired with a selection of vegetable sticks and dips to keep the little ones going. Our culinary team are parents too and are experienced in creating dishes for even the pickiest of eaters - if you have any specific requirements, dietary or otherwise – just let us know. Two-course children's meal is €14. 

To book your table in our award-winning Brasserie, please click here, email or call +353 (0) 1 687 5104.

A Docklands Adventure!

The Docklands itself is a vibrant, exciting and truly historic area with stories hidden in every nook and cranny. Immerse the family in the stories of old and new with local hotspots and hidden gems such as the Design Tower, Lir Theatre, Grand Canal Square, Diving Bell, Monuments on the Quays, Jeanie Johnston, EPIC Ireland and more. 

If your little explorers are eager to discover further afield, ask our Kid’s Concierge about our Marker bikes and picnic option. Fitted with a trailer on the back of the bike and our convenient picnic backpack, families can choose to dine wherever they want whether it’s Grand Canal Square, in the park or in the mountains. Perfectly packed for your adventure, our picnic backpack is complete with a rug, cutlery and wine cooler. 

Me time

Family staycations are great, but can certainly take their toll on the parents. With this in mind, our team have laid out some must see and dos for the engines that keep the family going – the parents! 

Escape for a little headspace with one of our running maps, available from our Concierge team. With routes through the city, along the beach and back to The Marker, our team will customise the route to each guest’s capabilities and needs. Following on from our Marker Equilibrium concept, guests can also enjoy a healthy menu of breakfast bites such as our paleo amazeballs, fruit skewers and protein shake shots in our Brasserie or delivered straight to your room post-run.

With an overnight stay at The Marker, it is possible to squeeze in a little alone time with our babysitter options. If you wish to dine, spa or even sleep with no little ones around – speak to our Concierge team on booking to discuss your childminder options.

Combining this alone time with an overnight stay has never been easier with our variety of overnight packages available. If you find you have a moment to yourself, escape to our award-winning facilities in our Spa on our Mezzanine level with our ‘FriDate’ or ‘Stay Sunday, Spa Monday’ packages, both complete with complimentary breakfast, complimentary upgrade and one 60 minute treatment each. Book your spa packages now!

If you would like to indulge in the luxury of dining in our Brasserie with no kids, our gourmet packages are just for you. Experience a three-course a la carte dinner in our award-winning Brasserie with complimentary breakfast the following morning. To explore our Gourmet Package.

Late Sunday lunch - family style!

Holidays are all about indulgence and our Le Drunch experience epitomises this. Join us for our late lunch, early dinner offering "Le Drunch" from 2pm to 5pm in our Brasserie every Sunday.  

Take a seat and feast your eyes on our sumptuous menu where delicious comfort dishes, light bites, retro desserts and signature cocktails await. To keep the celebratory vibe alive, guests will be treated to some laid back music by our in-house DJ. 

To reserve your table or private booth for Le Drunch please click here, or alternatively, phone our Brasserie team on +353 (0) 1 687 5104.   

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