Points will get you only so far in Ireland if you leave the major cities, so I tried to maximize our points staying options where I could.
With Mark and I being Hilton Diamond members, we chose The Morrison (DoubleTree) on the banks of the River Liffey for our single night in Dublin. When we checked in, I asked for my upgrade, and we were given a satisfactory room. Usually, I try to push for a luxurious suite, but with one short night in Dublin, I decided to save my pushiness for another time.
But then, Mark checked in to his room at 11 p.m., and they gave him the biggest ass suite I have ever seen in my life. I was more than a little jealous.
You walk into the suite, and there is a nice-size dining room and window seat.
Then, because that’s not enough, there’s a separate living room area with plenty of seating room.
Oh, and there’s a wrap-around porch that offers views of the river.
The bedroom is a separate room with another window seat.
The headboard is some kind of funky, multi-colored… something. There is actually a remote control to change the colors.
And the bathroom was bigger than our entire room.
At least, breakfast offered a nice spread, somewhat lessening the sting of Mark’s hotel room jackpot.
All in all, the DoubleTree was nice hotel in a good location with an impressive breakfast. For 50,000 points, we saved ourselves a couple hundred of dollars.