Edinburgh hotels

Edinburgh hotels

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Low season January
High season August
  Average price (weeknight): R1 320
  Average price (weekend night): R1 675

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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 R94 in the last 3 days. The average price is R1 981.
How much is a hotel in Edinburgh for tonight?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Edinburgh hotels for tonight for as low as R130. Users have also found 3-star hotels from R380 and 4-star hotels from R547.
How much is a hotel in Edinburgh for this weekend?
In the last 72 hours, users have found Edinburgh hotels for this weekend for as low as R161 per night. Users have also found 3-star hotels from R521 and 4-star hotels from R726.
Which are the most popular neighbourhoods to stay in Edinburgh?
Hotels in New Town, Old Town and South have the most searches on KAYAK.
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?

Our Heatmaps tool will help you find the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh by showing you how close hotel options are to major activities

Best Edinburgh hotels

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The Chester Residence - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9,4 Excellent (543 reviews)
R3 083+
The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9,3 Excellent (2 879 reviews)
R4 638+
The Dunstane Houses - Edinburgh - Building
9,2 Excellent (693 reviews)
R3 140+
Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection - Edinburgh - Building
9,1 Excellent (2 216 reviews)
R2 377+
Code Pod Hostels - The Loft - Edinburgh - Building
9,1 Excellent (2 110 reviews)
The Bonham Hotel - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9,1 Excellent (1 299 reviews)
R2 434+
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal - Edinburgh - Building
9,0 Excellent (14 520 reviews)
R1 484+
The Scotsman Hotel - Edinburgh - Building
9,0 Excellent (3 184 reviews)
R3 414+
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh - Edinburgh - Building
9,0 Excellent (1 977 reviews)
R2 751+
Nira Caledonia - Edinburgh - Building
9,0 Excellent (608 reviews)
R2 924+
Rooms & Suites Picardy Place - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9,0 Excellent (367 reviews)
R1 930+
Ibis Styles Edinburgh Centre St Andrew Square - Edinburgh - Building
8,9 Excellent (6 493 reviews)
R2 132+

Best rooms in Edinburgh

4KT - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9,5 Excellent (126 reviews)
R1 455+
Kellerstain Stables - Edinburgh - Building
9,5 Excellent (208 reviews)
R2 607+
Blinkbonny House - Edinburgh - Building
9,5 Excellent (144 reviews)
R1 311+
Ashdene House - Edinburgh - Building
9,3 Excellent (138 reviews)
R2 074+

Best Edinburgh hotels near Edinburgh Castle

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Kimpton Charlotte Square - Edinburgh - Bedroom
9,1 Excellent (3 346 reviews)
R3 400+
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh - Edinburgh - Building
9,0 Excellent (3 364 reviews)
R3 515+
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian - Edinburgh - Building
8,8 Excellent (3 009 reviews)
R3 400+
Intercontinental Edinburgh The George - Edinburgh - Building
8,8 Excellent (2 977 reviews)
R3 068+