Travel Picks: Top 10 hotels to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:02pm EST
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NEW YORK (Reuters Life!) - St. Patrick's Day, which will be celebrated next week, has become a worldwide phenomenon with festivities that occur not only in the United States and Ireland, but also in the Caribbean, New Zealand and Japan.

Website (http:\\ has come up with a list of the top 10 hotels in the heart of the festivities worldwide. This list is not endorsed by Reuters.

1. La Stampa Hotel and Spa, Dublin, Ireland

Centrally located in the heart of Dublin, this luxurious boutique style townhouse offers Irish enthusiasts a chance to experience firsthand the world's premier St. Patrick's Day Festival, Ireland's largest national celebration.

2. Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel, New York City, New York

Located within the hotel, the Wheeltapper Pub invites parade-watchers to unwind after the largest U.S. St. Patrick's Day parade in this intimate venue decorated with authentic turn-of-the-century memorabilia from Ireland's railroad system.

3. The Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

A Chicago icon for more than 80 years, The Drake combines tradition and elegance to create a perfect complement to the city's historic St. Patrick's Day celebration, which begins with the world-famous dyeing green of the Chicago River.

4. The Lenox Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts   Continued...

<p>Spectators along Fifth Avenue cheer during the St. Patrick's day parade in New York March 17, 2007. REUTERS/Eric Thayer</p>