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Featured Edinburgh Hotels

Set amid the spectacular scenery of the Pentland Hills and Firth of Forth on Scotland's east coast, Edinburgh lures families, fun seekers and art lovers. The Scottish capital has a history stretching back more than 1,500 years. You'll discover stories of tragic monarchs, rebellious nobles, scholars and poets on and under its old streets.

Rich medieval and Georgian heritage, fine dining, theatres, museums and art galleries all give the city a distinctive energy. And as a major financial centre, Edinburgh also attracts business travellers.

Edinburgh: city layout
The Edinburgh skyline is dominated by Arthur's Seat, the city's own mini-mountain overlooking its dramatic castle ramparts and old church steeples.

Pubs, boutiques, antique shops, restaurants and quirky museums fill the Royal Mile, which runs through the medieval Old Town between Edinburgh Castle, and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

South of the Old Town and overlooked by the castle, Princes Street is Edinburgh's main thoroughfare, lined with hotels and department stores. The Gothic Scott Monument looms over the lawns and flowerbeds of the adjoining Princes Street Gardens. The National Gallery of Scotland and Royal Scottish Academy stand at the foot of The Mound, which connects Princes Street with the Royal Mile. From George Street, Edinburgh's poshest shopping precinct, the city's Georgian New Town stretches downhill towards the Firth of Forth.

Leith Walk connects the city centre with Leith, a buzzy docklands area full of quayside pubs and restaurants.

Top attractions in Edinburgh
Edinburgh Castle is the city's must-see attraction. Along the Royal Mile, between the castle and Holyrood, you'll find museums dedicated to every aspect of the city's past, from the Writers' Museum to the People's Story Museum.

Lovers of contemporary art will find plenty to enjoy at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. If your tastes run to works by old masters, you'll find them at the Scottish National Gallery and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

Fans and admirers of the British monarchy will want to see the royal collections at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, and to climb aboard The Royal Yacht Britannia, moored in lively Leith.

The concierge recommends…

  • Book online to avoid long ticket queues at Edinburgh Castle. Allow at least two hours to explore this huge citadel. Be there at 1pm for the daily ceremony of the One O'Clock Gun.
  • Climb 287 stairs to the top of the Scott Monument for the best view of the Old Town and castle.
  • Delve into Scotland's ancient and recent past at the National Museum of Scotland. It's free.
  • Pretend you're in the Scottish Highlands as you hike to the 251-metre summit of Arthur's Seat. From the top of that extinct volcano you can see for miles inland and far out to sea.

Hotels in Edinburgh

Whether you're looking for a weekend hideaway, a no-frills place to stay or a Georgian townhouse hotel in the New Town that combines business and leisure facilities, you'll find accommodation in Edinburgh to suit every budget.

Want to step straight from your hotel into Edinburgh's historic heart? Stay on the Royal Mile. Boutique hotels cluster around York Place, close to museums and posh shopping. Trams whisk you to and from the airport in 30 minutes.

Business travellers favour hotels near Charlotte Square and the West End, near Edinburgh's conference venues.

Staying in Leith, a 10-minute bus ride from the centre, puts you close to lively bars and restaurants in a rejuvenated docklands district.

Arriving late? Leaving early? You'll find hotels near Edinburgh International Airport. Between the airport and city centre, Corstorphine is home to Edinburgh Zoo and close to Murrayfield Stadium.

Eating Out in Edinburgh

Edinburgh has a tremendous choice of places to eat, with dishes from every continent at prices to suit every budget. Diners with gourmet tastes and budgets have several Michelin-starred restaurants to choose from, while cheap and cheerful eateries serve Middle Eastern, South Asian, Thai and Chinese cuisine.

Edinburghers love their fast food, and if you're hungry for a late snack after the pub there's a cluster of chip and kebab shops around Nicholson Square and South Nicholson Street.

Moving south to the New Town, you'll find smart café-bars and restaurants along George Street, while Broughton Street is lined with Japanese, French, Greek and Tex-Mex spots. Even the "pub grub" in this part of town is often top-notch.

Leith is home to two of Edinburgh's Michelin-starred restaurants, and you'll find some of the city's best seafood along the waterfront, served fresh from the North Sea.

The chef recommends...

  • Fish and chips: At street level, Edinburgh offers great fish and chips. Haddock is the most popular choice. Locals often order a vinegar-heavy brown sauce on top – it's particular to Edinburgh chip shops.
  • Fine seafood: Want to splash out? Local oysters, lobster and wild salmon come fresh from Scottish shores.
  • Scottish game: Venison, pheasant, grouse and partridge from Highland moors add wild flavours to many menus.
  • Cranachan: This traditional Scots sweet is made with cream, whisky, berries and oatmeal.

Shopping in Edinburgh

Visitors looking for gift ideas and Scottish souvenirs need only stroll down the Royal Mile, where the shops are packed with antiques, cashmere, tweed, tartan and Caledonian kitsch.

Locals tend to shop elsewhere, and you can follow them to quirky vintage boutiques along the cobbled Grassmarket, and punky, funky clothes and accessories on Cockburn Street.

Edinburgh's iconic department store, Jenner's, is a landmark on Princes Street, one of the world's most dramatic and attractive high streets. You'll also find Apple, Marks & Spencer, Gap, H&M and others.

Harvey Nichols is the focal point of the pedestrian zone on Multrees Walk, with high-end brands like Liberty and Louis Vuitton inside. The luxury shopping continues along nearby George Street.

Serious about art and antiques? Browse galleries around Dundas Street, in the New Town, for works by Scottish masters like Peploe and Raeburn and painting and sculpture by new talents.

Best vintage buys in Edinburgh

  • Get that 1970s rock 'n' roll look at Armstrong's in the Grassmarket.
  • Browse second-hand shops along St. Stephen Street and Raeburn Place in bohemian Stockbridge for books, records, maps, prints and accessories.
  • Souvenirs don't come any older than the fossil fish, dinosaur teeth and other relics of deep time at .

Culture & Nightlife in Edinburgh

Cultural life reaches fever pitch during Edinburgh's summer festival season, when the city celebrates everything from classical music, opera and film to writing, storytelling, theatre, painting, jazz and stand-up comedy.

Festival season peaks in August with the Edinburgh International Festival, but culture flourishes here all year. The Traverse, Royal Lyceum, Festival Theatre and King's Theatre present drama by resident companies and prestigious visitors like the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company.

The grand 19th-century Usher Hall hosts opera, ballet and orchestral performances as well as rock gigs. For musicals, cabaret and tribute acts, visit the Playhouse Theatre. Edinburgh licensing laws allow some pubs and live music venues to stay open as late as the nightclubs, especially during festival season. On any given evening you can keep the party going until at least 3am.

To find out what's on in Edinburgh check The List.

Music and comedy

  • Serious party animals favour The Liquid Room for club nights, live music, resident and guest DJs and tribute gigs.
  • The The Voodoo Rooms has a grand Victorian interior but the music and cocktail list are very 21st-century.
  • Up for a laugh? The Stand Comedy Club is Edinburgh's iconic comedy spot.
  • Eat, drink and dance to live jazz, blues and rock at the Jam House.

Visiting Edinburgh with a Family

Edinburgh keeps families happy with attractions and activities designed to appeal to kids of all ages – and their mums and dads. Even better, most of the city's major museums and art galleries are free.

Modern kids accustomed to digital magic are amazed by 19th-century trick technology at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. There's plenty of interactive stuff for young visitors at the National Museum of Scotland. It's free, as is The Museum of Childhood, which is packed with old-style toys and games.

Kids with a taste for the dark side enjoy chills and thrills at Edinburgh Dungeon and ghost stories at Mary King's Close. Less scary tales are told at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Pandas and penguins are the big draws at Edinburgh Zoo.

Outdoor family activities in Edinburgh

  • On a sunny summer day, catch a bus to Portobello, three miles east of central Edinburgh, where you'll find a long sandy beach, family-friendly pubs and ice cream parlours.
  • The lush Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a great spot for a family picnic. Tots enjoy feeding the ducks.
  • Edinburgh's thrilling zorb slope at Rolling Haggis gives daring kids and parents the chance to hurtle down the Pentland Hills in a giant plastic sphere.
  • Maid of the Forth will take you on a boat trip from North Queensferry to Inchcolm Island in the Firth of Forth, or by high-speed catamaran to the Isle of May and the Bass Rock to see puffins and gannets.

Latest Edinburgh Hotel Reviews

Average Rating for Edinburgh Hotel
(4.4 / 5) of 4750 reviews
A representative stay at a HEX
By adricornell
It is literally 5 minutes away from the airport, so if you have an early flight, it is ideal. The shuttle to and from is reliable as well and didn't take more than 10 minutes to arrive. Continental [More] breakfast starts at 4, which is a good touch, considering it's location, but one downside is that they don't offer to go bags, which, quite frankly, most people with a super early flight would prefer above wasting time eating in the hotel when they could be sleeping! The beds were a little soft for my liking but fine, the room was an ok size for one person and including a small sofa, which I liked. Outlets were decently available, so no issue there. They don't have any bathtubs in the hotel, which was a bit of a bummer for me. Although they have a 24 hour menu, all of the really good warm foods are only available from 5 to 945pm! All in all, it was a decent stay. [Less]
Great Service.
By Phil1903
We only had a brief stay as we had an early checkin the following morning. Service was excellent as was the food. Shuttle available to the airport. All in all a very good experience. [Less]
By Nessie007
Ideal location providing breakfast from 4 am. Able to walk to terminal. [Less]
Spacious room, friendly staff.
By EmyB
We found the hotel to be a really pleasant stay. The reception staff were really friendly and extremely helpful. Our room was very spacious and clean. Could do with a bit of a facelift, but was clean [More] and warm so not a major problem. Also there was next to no noise from outside. The bed and pillows were comfortable making for a good nights sleep. Would happily come and stay again, would recommend to others. [Less]
Edinburgh in November
By Redheadandthebeard
Hotel was wonderful for the short weekend break that I had planned. Service was fantastic, restaurant food was good quality. The only problem was requirement to be at charged for wifi in 2015, even [More] the trams and the local independent coffee shop provides this for free and yet at this budget the hotel feels it necessary to charge. This did not adversely effect the experience to badly but was a source of disappointment in an otherwise relaxing stay. [Less]
Superior Location and Style.
By Regional Roadie
My parents recommended I stay at the hotel Indigo as they had been guests there this past summer. The hotel is lovely. For starts I was coming from the airport so the convenience of taking the tram [More] directly to hotel at York Place cannot be understated. The tram literally terminates in front of the Hotel Indigo at York Place. The style of the hotel is classic Georgian style architecture that is the hallmark of Edinburgh's New Town. I found check-in to be very easy. The staff are friendly and were happy to greet me a first time guest. My room wasn't available as it was before 3pm but it was no hassle to leave my luggage with them. The room I had was on the 4th floor. The room appeared exactly as it is depicted on the Indigo website. I was a solo traveler and I loved the layout out of the room. It's not really a very spacious room but the space is used efficiently. There is rain forest shower head which I love. Another perk is the mini-fridge which is nicely stocked with treats. It is free as well so indulge and the next day it is refilled. I'm a huge Irn-Bru fan so kudos to the hotel for stocking that Scottish favorite in the fridge! The location of the Indigo is spectacular too. The key points for an Edinburgh are essentially are within minutes of walking. Waverly station/Princes Street is about 7 minute walk away. Buses come by in front of the hotel literally all the time. You can start by a walk up Calton Hill to the Nelson Monument which I highly recommended as an intro to Edinburgh. From the hotel to the Hill is literally just a few minutes. To reach the Royal Mile via North Bridge is about a 15 minute walk. All in all, I really thought well of the Indigo Hotel and I would gladly return there again (and again). The location combined with the friendly staff and refreshing Indigo infused style/decor makes this hotel a really attractive place to stay. [Less]
Another pleasurable week @ HI Edinburgh Citywest - no change there!
By terryc
Whilst familiarity brings its' own benefits and I do enjoy the hospitality of the hotel for a week every month, what strikes me most is the consistent friendliness and apparent desire to please [More] received from all staff old and new without exception and I include the G.M. in this happy team. On top of which, the free hotel parking is a real bonus in Edinburgh, where the Meter Mafia roam free! The hotel is also conveniently situated to enable me to easily pick up the various motorways to travel to all my business venues and hit the Airport when I have to, so all in all, I have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. [Less]
A good Holiday Inn - most comfortable suite.
By 37Darksky
A very pleasant couple of days despite the wind and rain! The separate seating area in the suite was welcome and appreciated. All staff encountered were most helpful. Only con was the selfish, noisy [More] and loud mouthed persons at the bar who were possibly locals rather than residents, during one evening which somewhat marred our bar meal and drinks. A pity that the barman could not have exercised some restraint on the group. [Less]
Everything was perfect
By Tadeus
I was travelling with my daughter, who needs to eat lactose , wheat and yeast free. Even having those allergies, the staff was able to meet her needs in every way. [Less]

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