Only in a city as diverse as Edinburgh can you find medieval castles and modern shopping centers on the same block and “American-style” football being played in the stadiums. Discover all the delightful contrasts that make Scotland’s capital one of our top travel destinations when you stay at one of our many Holiday Inn® Edinburgh hotels.
Kick off your Edinburgh hotel stay with a trip to Old Town, the medieval heart of the City Center. Here you’ll find the Royal Mile and popular tourist attractions, Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, the official residency of the Scottish royal family. Be sure to check out Mary King’s Close. This underground tenement dates back to the 16th century and offers an eerie slice of Scottish life during the Middle Ages.
The Princes Street Gardens divide the New Town from the Old. Enjoy a stroll through this quaint park space before crossing over to the commercial center of the city, where trendy chain stores like H&M and Topshop are ready to greet serious shoppers. There’s fine art and traveling exhibitions at the National Gallery of Scotland and Broadway shows and West End plays at the Edinburgh Playhouse, Europe’s largest theatre.
If you’re looking for family friendly activities during your stay in our hotels in Edinburgh, you’ll want to see the Penguin Parade at the Edinburgh Zoo, the sweeping grounds and flora of the Royal Botanic Gardens (which by the way, offers free admission), or the world-class exhibits and modern architecture of the Museum of Scotland. Of course, no trip to Edinburgh is complete without sampling the local fare. There’s vinegar-infused pub food, delicious fish and chips, and for the daring, deep friend haggis and deep fried pudding (blood sausage).
For a truly unique Scottish experience, book your Edinburgh hotel room during the summer festival season or popular Hogmanay New Years celebration. From the kilted pipers of the Edinburgh Military Tattoo to the street concerts of Edinburgh Fringe Festival, there’s literally a festival for every interest and every mood.
Ask our helpful Front Desk staff about the range of discounts available to Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre guests. You can save money on city bus sightseeing tours and get discounts at nearby restaurants. Children under 18 stay free in Family rooms.
Our fantastic quiet city centre location is only a few minutes walk from the Royal Mile and all the brilliant tourist attractions with lots of bars and restaurants. Only 10 minutes walk to Edinburgh Castle. This is an ideal family hotel to enjoy our breakfast inclusive rates for up to two adults and two children with a great continental selection as well as sausages, scrambled eggs and beans.
Enjoy the best of both worlds at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh-Waterfront hotel. Our location in Leith Harbour is a peaceful base just minutes from Edinburgh's vibrant city centre and world-famous attractions including the Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.
With the Holiday Inn Edinburgh next door to Edinburgh Zoo, there is no better way to stay and see the new giant pandas recently arrived from China. The Zoo Package includes entry to see Tian Tian (Sweetie) and Yang Guang (Sunshine) in their fabulous new Panda enclosure. New this year is the upgraded penguin enclosure, and the return of the famous Penguin Parade.
Hotel is conveniently located right next to Edinburgh International Airport with a transfer time that takes five to ten minutes by our 24-hour shuttle bus (£2.50 for a return journey fee). Breakfast, parking and Wi-Fi are always included for our guests during stay; a full dinner menu is available. Handy Park Stay and Go packages are a great value including long term airport parking.
Combine good value with a convenient location when you choose Holiday Inn Express Dunfermline. Breakfast and wireless Internet are included in your room rate and we're well-connected by train to Edinburgh and Glasgow.
The hotel is a collection of stunning Georgian Townhouses located in a peaceful location with spectacular views across to the Firth of Forth. Our hidden secret are the beautiful gardens at the rear of the hotel, where guests can experience some serenity in the middle of this bustling city!
In the heart of the Scottish capital, our distinctive Edinburgh boutique hotel is housed in a beautiful listed building dating from the 18th century. Step through our doors and you’ll see how our chic and contemporary interior reflects our surrounding area’s history and Edinburgh’s many modern-day festivals.