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Where to Stay in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a city famous for its castles, historic architecture and arts festivals. You can choose from numerous hotels in Edinburgh during your stay. They're mostly located in the Old Town, New Town and Southside. Remember to check out the hotels near the airport as well. Check out our guide to the best things to see in the city.

Old Town

Old Town is ideal for families and business travellers who want to sightsee close to their accommodation. The area is filled with historic buildings and cafes. You can find last minute hotels in Edinburgh here.

1. Travelodge Edinburgh Central Hotel

This is one of the cheap hotels in Edinburgh. Family rooms with sofa beds are available.

2. Hotel Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

This location is close to the National Gallery and Edinburgh Castle. It has a modern decor, free Wi-Fi and bathrooms with rainfall shower heads.

3. G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

Within this hotel is a modern Italian restaurant that serves light meals, cocktails and afternoon tea. The rooms are brightly decorated and have designer toiletries and charging docks.

New Town

In this district, just north of the city centre, there are upscale shops and restaurants. It's within walking distance of many attractions.

1. Old Waverley Hotel

The building housing this hotel was built in 1848. You can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making equipment in your room. Some rooms look out onto the Princes Street Gardens.

2. Nira Caledonia

This is a boutique hotel in Edinburgh with luxurious linens, Nespresso machines and iPod docks in each room. Some suites have floor-to-ceiling windows and living areas. Every guest can enjoy a free Scottish breakfast.

Southside

Staying in the Southside of the city puts you near the University of Edinburgh and the bars and casual eateries students enjoy. You're likely to find cheap hotels in Edinburgh in this area.

Ten Hill Place Hotel

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the owner of this hotel, which is open to the public. The updated rooms are spacious and have air conditioning.

Edinburgh Airport Hotels

The airport is five miles west of the city with a number of convenient airport hotels nearby.

1. Travelodge Edinburgh Airport

This basic hotel has TVs in every room, Wi-Fi and complimentary parking.

2. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh Airport

From this hotel, you can walk to the airport in a few minutes. There is an indoor pool, and pets are allowed.

Spa Hotels in Edinburgh

After travelling, it can be nice to relax in a spa hotel. You can choose a boutique hotel in Edinburgh or find a larger chain with spa services.

1. Norton House Hotel & Spa

The hotel is a converted country house dating back to 1840. There is an indoor pool and a hydrotherapy pool in addition to a sauna and steam room.

2. Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

Some of the rooms have views of Edinburgh Castle. The spa facilities include a pool, gym and treatment rooms for massages and facials.

When you're searching for hotels in Edinburgh, using Skyscanner’s search page can help you compare your options.

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  • G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
    Ranked #1 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    9.6
    Wonderful!
    11 reviews
    Popular withBusinessLuxuryHipsters

    The perfect location on the Royal Mile and close to the Edinburgh Castle. The St Giles Cathedral stands eye to eye with the hotel and is a splendid view of ...

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  • Novotel Edinburgh Centre
    Ranked #2 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    7.8
    Pretty good
    10 reviews
    Popular withBusinessFamiliesBackpackers

    A comfortable hotel with a good sized room. I had both a shower and a tub. The hotel has a good restaurant and a conference room for business meetings and ...

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  • Castle Rock Hostel
    Ranked #3 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    8.3
    Wonderful!
    8 reviews
    Popular withSolo FemaleBackpackersStudents

    Good location, but gross hostel. I've stayed there a long time ago, so things might have changed... but I remember the rat eating my cookies right next to my bed ...

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  • The Balmoral Hotel
    Ranked #4 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    8.0
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    8 reviews
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    The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh commands prime position on Princes Street. Originally designed as a traditional railway hotel, adjacent to Waverley Station, it was known as The North British until ...

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  • Hotel du Vin & Bistro
    Ranked #5 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    8.0
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    6 reviews
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    Great boutique hotel in the middle of old town Edinburgh. There are restaurants, pubs and the a Scottish museum right outside your door. The rooms are big and feel like ...

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  • Nira Caledonia
    Ranked #6 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    9.0
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    4 reviews
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    Excellent botique hotel in the Stockbridge area of town. Its set in a converted Georgian townhouse. There are no lifts, and the rooms are quire small. That said, it's a ...

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  • Fraser Suites Edinburgh
    Ranked #7 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    9.0
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    4 reviews
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    This simply stunning five star boutique hotel offers up a variety of options for families, solo business travellers and style mavens who like their surroundings opulent and decadently luxurious. For ...

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  • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
    Ranked #8 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    6.6
    Pretty good
    7 reviews
    Popular withHistoryBusinessFamilies

    The hotel is literally a block from the Royal Mile. When you walk out the front door and look up, you are in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle. When we ...

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  • Caledonian Backpackers
    Ranked #9 overall in Edinburgh hotels
    8.5
    Wonderful!
    4 reviews
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    At first I didn't know what to expect of this funky Hostel. The website's mascot is a cartoon thistle with shades on; the background, pink and lime green. However, reviews ...

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    • The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection Hotels
      Ranked #10 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.5
      Wonderful!
      4 reviews
      Popular withLuxuryBusinessHipsters

      Beautiful hotel in the shopping and theatre district . Rooms are luxury as it gets especially if you book one of their unique suits . They have this great service ...

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    • Prestonfield
      Ranked #11 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      10.0
      Exceptional!
      3 reviews
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    • Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa
      Ranked #12 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      4 reviews
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      In some hotels, it's all about the view, in others its the rooms, yet others will rave about their facilities. At the Sheraton Grand Hotel and Spa, they offer a ...

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    • Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian
      Ranked #13 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      4 reviews
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      Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian's location can't be beat since it's set right beside Edinburgh Castle. The rooms are massive. The interior design is a bit dated, but we ...

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    • Edinburgh City Hotel
      Ranked #14 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      4 reviews
      Popular withFamiliesHistoryAdventure

      Convenient to the city centre and has decent priced rooms. Rooms were big but not the most comfortable, wouldn’t recommend it for a long stay.

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    • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre
      Ranked #15 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      9.3
      Wonderful!
      3 reviews
      Popular withFamiliesHipsters

      The prices are very decent considering that you stay a street away from Edinburgh Castle. Friendly staff and convenient location in addition to the nice rooms with big beds. I ...

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    • Tigerlily
      Ranked #16 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      4 reviews
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      Tigerlily is a funky and buzzing hotel right in the heart of the city and boasts one of the hottest clubs in town, Lulu, in its basement. This is the ...

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    • The Principal Edinburgh George Street
      Ranked #17 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.7
      Wonderful!
      3 reviews
      Popular withHistory

      only here for two nights on trip was reasonable for the price,and service was ok as well

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    • The Howard
      Ranked #18 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.7
      Wonderful!
      3 reviews
      Popular withFamiliesLuxuryFoodies

      Discreetly charming, The Howard represents another one of Edinburgh's hotels favoured by guests who appreciate quality. From the team of professional Butlers to the housekeeping staff, there's an air of ...

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    • Channings Hotel
      Ranked #19 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.7
      Wonderful!
      3 reviews
      Popular withHistoryLuxuryBusiness
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    • Apex Grassmarket Hotel
      Ranked #20 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      7.5
      Pretty good
      4 reviews
      Popular withFamiliesBusinessBackpackers

      stayed here a few times and recomended to friends great hotel has everything and right on the doorstep shop sights the castle right across the street, for here is one ...

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    • Smart City Hostels Edinburgh
      Ranked #21 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      3 reviews
      Popular withBackpackers

      Organized, safe, clean. 24 reception. Great location in old town.

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    • The Bonham
      Ranked #22 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      3 reviews
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      Yet another stylishly seductive hotel, The Bonham in the West End of Edinburgh has certainly earned its title of 'Boutique Hotel of the Year,' at the 2012 Scottish Hotel Awards. ...

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    • Le Monde Hotel Edinburgh
      Ranked #23 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      8.0
      Wonderful!
      3 reviews
      Popular withLuxuryNightlifeHipsters

      Le Monde Edinburgh could be described as Tigerlily's cool little sister. Whilst Tigerlily is tall, glamorous and elegant, Le Monde is fun, edgy and doesn't take herself too seriously. With ...

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    • Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
      Ranked #24 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      7.3
      Pretty good
      3 reviews
      Popular withLuxuryBusinessFamilies

      The location is great within Edinburgh , as you can walk to either Princess street or the Castle easily. Although I didn't try the gym or pool , it seems ...

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    • Edinburgh Central Youth Hostel
      Ranked #25 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      9.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withBackpackersAdventureFamilies

      As a Luxury Hotel Reviewer, I walked into the Edinburgh Central Hostel not quite knowing what to expect. It's fair to say I was well and truly out of my ...

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    • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Waterfront
      Ranked #26 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      9.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withAdventureHistoryFamilies

      If you like to visit Western harbour, you may stayed one night here. You can go to Ocean Terminal to see The royal Yacht Britannia. Estimated walking time from Ocean ...

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    • The Knight Residence by Mansley
      Ranked #27 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      9.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withLuxury
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    • 21212
      Ranked #28 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      9.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withLuxuryHipstersFoodies

      Very posh nosh 5-10 min walk - for special occasions!

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    • Holiday Inn Edinburgh City - West
      Ranked #29 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      9.0
      Wonderful!
      2 reviews
      Popular withFamilies
      • Free WiFi
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    • Grassmarket Hotel
      Ranked #30 overall in Edinburgh hotels
      7.3
      Pretty good
      3 reviews
      Popular withBackpackersFoodiesNightlife

      I like the design, the rooms are comfortable, the staff is nice, and there is a pub on the bottom of the building.

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