What was wrong with Stephens Green? Seems central enough. Are there particular sights you're interested in seeing this trip?
We were close enough to food and the lovely park but found that we needed to take a taxi to the "center" of Dublin for the traditional sites like Trinity, Dublin Castle, St. Patrick's, etc. I was looking at a map and thought our best bet might be the area around Trinity College, does that seem about right if we are interested in walking?
Forget the area. What's your budget per night.
Have you looked on the site called: airbnb?
The Gresham Hotel O`Connell St. get a room at the back not a great view but alright for a good nights sleep.
All the sites you listed are only a short walk away from st stephens.if you get in a taxi they have to go in a circle because of one way streets.
st stephens green is only about 200m from trinity, down ONE street which is the major shopping street in Dublin. and basically everything is then easily within short walking distance of trinity. puzzled as to why you got taxi for 200m!
but you should consider staying a bit outside Dublin, somewhere with a station that will bring you back into Dublin when you require. make the most of your visit, see a bit of the scenery.Edited: 12:52 pm, July 13, 2013