More than just a hotel, The Shelbourne holds a place in the heart of many Dubliners. One of the oldest hotels in the city, it has welcomed dignitaries from all over the world since opening in 1824, and its history is inescapable—the Irish Constitution was drafted in one of the upstairs rooms. Its beloved bar, No. 27, is often referred to as Dublin's living room. The recently renovated rooms uphold tradition, with thick brocade curtains that block the morning sun, antique furniture, and beds with pillow-top mattresses and fluffy pillows. To stay at The Shelbourne is to step back in time. It’s luxurious, it’s distinguished, and it’s always worth a visit.