About Us

The Clew Bay Hotel was established in 1959, by Brian & Bríd Ruddy. They built it up together until 1978 when Brian passed away suddenly. Bríd however continued to run and build the business. She then semi retired in 1995 when her daughter Maria & her husband Darren Madden, took over the business. They then proceeded with a 10 year redevelopment and refurbishment plan which was completed in 2004.

Today Darren & Maria’s vision is to build on their reputation of having an excellent establishment with the emphasis on a friendly atmosphere and genuine welcome.

Our mission is “that our customers would arrive as guests and leave as friends”.

Our focus is to make your stay as exceptional as possible, we've included in your stay free access to Westport Leisure Park located next to the hotel and featuring a 25 m swimming pool, a sauna, gym, plunge pool and steam room.

See some reviews from our customers below


"The room was very comfortable and had lots of space.  The staff were very friendly.  The location is close to everything and Westport is a lovely town with friendly peoople.  There is plenty of things to see and do."


"Great location in the centre of town close to all the bars and restaurants.  Clean comfortable 3* hotel with parking located behind the hotel in a public park (3 euro in total). Friendly knowledgeable staff especially the lady we met at breakfast."