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Edinburgh hotels

Edinburgh hotels

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Low season February
High season August
  Average price (weeknight): $221
  Average price (weekend night): $220

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Top tips for finding the perfect Edinburgh hotel

Crowned by Edinburgh Castle, Old Town Edinburgh is one of the most picturesque places in Scotland. Staying in this area offers guests a quintessential visit to the Scottish capital.
J.K. Rowling fans should stay at Grassmarket Hotel situated just down the hill from Edinburgh Castle, near many sights that inspired the Harry Potter books.
West of the city centre, you will find chic hotels like Murrayfield Hotel, near BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh’s main sporting arena and concert venue.
EasyHotel Edinburgh and Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel are good places to stay on Princes Street, home to attractions like the Scott Monument, the Princes Street Gardens, and the Edinburgh Gin Distillery.
Featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, and spa, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a highly rated, centrally located business hotel in Edinburgh.
Students and budget travellers could consider staying at Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls, which are open to the public during the summer. Meanwhile Salisbury Green offers year-round accommodation that are perfect for visiting the university.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Edinburgh

How much is a cheap hotel in Edinburgh?
KAYAK users have found double rooms in Edinburgh for as cheap as $19 in the last 3 days. The average price is $307.
Which are the most popular neighbourhoods to stay in Edinburgh?
Hotels in New Town, South and Old Town have the most searches on KAYAK. For more information about Edinburgh's different neighborhoods, check out our Edinburgh's City Guide.
How can I find hotels near me?
Take a look at our extensive hotel Heatmaps to find the best hotels near you.
Are there good hotels near Edinburgh Airport?
Yes, there are several hotels near the airport with easy access into the city centre via bus or tram. You can stay at the Doubletree By Hilton Edinburgh Airport, which offers a free shuttle to the airport terminal, or the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport, which charges a small fee for the transfer.
What hotel area is good for a romantic trip in Edinburgh?
Old Town Edinburgh is home to many romantic hotels, including the charming Hotel du Vin & Bistro. Featuring a boutique hotel atmosphere, the hotel is housed in a historic stone building. Meanwhile, guests can feel like they’ve journeyed back to Mediaeval times by staying at The Witchery by The Castle.
What neighbourhood in Edinburgh is good for nightlife?
For a great night out in Edinburgh, book a hotel in Edinburgh New Town. In this area, George Street and Rose Street are home to some of the best bars and clubs. Tigerlily is an excellent boutique hotel with a modern finish, located steps away from great nightlife. Alternatively, Edinburgh Central Queen Street offers good deals just a short walk away.
Are there hotels in Edinburgh where I can take my dogs/pets?
Yes. For good pet-friendly hotels near parks offering nice walks with your pet, consider Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile. A short walk from Holyrood Park, the hotels offers a 4-star stay with great deals. Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is another good option close to green spaces like Calton Hill and the National Monument.

Where to stay in Edinburgh?

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Best Edinburgh hotels

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9.4 Excellent (3,912 reviews)
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9.3 Excellent (2,670 reviews)
Eden Locke - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9.3 Excellent (1,333 reviews)
Code Pod Hostels - The Loft - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9.2 Excellent (2,249 reviews)
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh - Edinburgh - Building
9.1 Excellent (3,175 reviews)
Glenalmond House - Edinburgh - Building
9.2 Excellent (192 reviews)
Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection - Edinburgh - Building
9.1 Excellent (1,756 reviews)
The Bonham Hotel - Edinburgh - Building
9.1 Excellent (1,355 reviews)
Motel One Edinburgh-Princes - Edinburgh - Building
9.0 Excellent (9,818 reviews)
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9.0 Excellent (4,277 reviews)
Dakota Edinburgh - Edinburgh - Building
9.0 Excellent (3,539 reviews)
The Scotsman Hotel - Edinburgh - Building
9.0 Excellent (3,055 reviews)
Tigerlily - Edinburgh - Building
9.0 Excellent (1,685 reviews)
Black Ivy Hotel - Edinburgh - Building
9.0 Excellent (986 reviews)

Best Edinburgh hotels near Edinburgh Castle

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Kimpton Charlotte Square - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9.1 Excellent (3,614 reviews)
The Principal Edinburgh George Street - Edinburgh - Building
8.9 Excellent (5,493 reviews)
Novotel Edinburgh Centre - Edinburgh - Bedroom
8.6 Excellent (3,638 reviews)