CLOSEST HOTEL TO LEOPARDSTOWN RACECOURSE & RACES
5-10 Minute Walk from Leopardstown Racecourse
Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is a short distance from Leopardstown Racecourse. It is a short walk of just 5-10 minutes but for certain packages, the hotel provides a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the racecourse. Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is located on the M50 and within easy reach of all the major road networks including, M1, N7, N11. The hotel boasts an underground car park and the Luas is only one-minute walking distance from the hotel making it a fantastic destination for your trip to Leopardstown Racecourse.
The hotel is also close to the RDS, which hosts the Dublin Horse Show.
Staying in a Hotel near Leopardstown Racecourse?
For an enjoyable stay close to Leopardstown Racecourse, Clayton Hotel Leopardstown is the ideal choice. The hotel boasts 364 bedrooms. There is a choice available between superior and standard rooms as well as family rooms for family-friendly hotel breaks and junior suites will be launched soon.
If you fancy an extra treat then upgrade to one of the executive rooms for added comfort. The executive rooms are finished to the highest standards and include a signature Clayton king bed, Nespresso machine, luxury toiletries, bottled water, mini-fridge, bathrobe, and slippers.
Food and Drinks after the Races
On your return to the hotel after an exciting day racing at Leopardstown Racecourse enjoy a sumptuous meal in our Leopardstown restaurant. If you’re feeling more like a light snack or a pub lunch, then try our bar. It’s a great place to unwind and relax after a busy day at the races or to watch some sports with a nice cool beer.
If you are one of the many fashionistas at the Racecourse, you may want to have a cheeky cocktail before the main event. Join us at our new Leopardstown cocktail bar and enjoy a classic cocktail with your stylish friends.
Make sure you do not miss the Clayton Vitality breakfast buffet the following morning. Choose from a wide range of food options including homemade porridge, Clayton granola, fresh fruit salads, and fresh pastries as well as a range of options at the hot counter.
Why not check out our Leopardstown Races accommodation packages and book your next racing break?
History and Recent Development of the Leopardstown Racecourse
We are proud to be near Leopardstown Racecourse with its rich history dating back to the late 1800’s. Since then, the course has undergone massive transformations and today, is a world class modern racecourse. The racecourse recently underwent renovation to make the site more enjoyable for all race goers. The transformation includes new seating areas, new eateries and new track viewing booths, making Leopardstown Racecourse one of the best race tracks in Ireland.
Events at the Racecourse
The racecourse holds many horse racing events each year including the following favourites.
The Gold Cup
The Gold Cup takes place in February and is a real highlight of Irish horse racing. With seventeen jumps and the cream of the crop in racing horses, it is always a fun day out for a horse racing enthusiast!
Family fun day
Take the kids for free to this family race day in May and enjoy a family day out full of horses, excitement and fun child-friendly activities. Check out our family rooms for a family weekend!
In April, the legendary Spin Student Raceday takes places in Leopardstown. With free concerts, horse racing, a fashion competition and gas entertainment, it’s the biggest student event of the year. But be sure to book your tickets in advance as this event sells out very fast!
The Champions weekend
The Longines Irish Champions Weekend in September celebrates everything that we love so much about the Leopardstown races: the very best of horse racing, fashion and music. If you are planning to attend this event, you’re in for a real treat. And don’t forget your hat, because you may be in for a chance to win the Champion Hat Competition.
The Christmas festival
The highlight of the Irish Christmas holidays, the 4-day racing spectacular at the Leopardstown Racecourse takes place every year between Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Experience the excitement of the various hurdles and enjoy a post-Christmas drink or bite at the food hall or one of the many other on-site facilities.
We, at Clayton Hotel Leopardstown, also offer a related Christmas hotel deal for horse racing enthusiasts. Read more about our Christmas Racing Hotel Package here.
Bulmers Live Festival
In the mood for racing and music on a hot summer night? Then the weekly Bulmers Live Festival at the racecourse may be exactly what you’re looking for! With a fabulous line-up of musicians and jockeys, it makes for a great night out. Don’t worry about getting back home, it’s only a short walk back to your room at the Clayton Hotel Leopardstown!