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10 Best Hotels in Edinburgh

YOTEL Edinburgh
4 out of 5
Erskine House, Queen Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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0.66 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (316 reviews)

"A vibrant, beautiful hotel with great rooms and facilities. Staff were wonderful, could not fault a thing. Will definitely go back"…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar. 2020

YOTEL Edinburgh
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
4 out of 5
23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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0.66 km from city centre
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,195 reviews)

"Fantastic location for railway station and shops and pups. Only a short uphill walk to the Royal Mile and Castle."…"

Reviewed on 14 Mar. 2020

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
3.5 out of 5
Almond Avenue, Ingliston, Newbridge, Scotland
per night
1 May - 2 May
10.33 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (909 reviews)

"I really liked the nearness of the hotel to the airport. Go out the front door, cross the street and walk straight to the terminal. Very convenient. The big purple tower at night was very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Hampton by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
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12.05 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,064 reviews)

"I enjoyed the pond on the golf course. Took a stroll and the swan and ducks came by to investigate me, although I assumed they’ve had people feed them."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar. 2020

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Moxy Edinburgh Airport
3 out of 5
1 Fairview Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
per night
3 May - 4 May
10.28 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (838 reviews)

"So close to Edinburgh airport - a brisk 5 min walk. Easy in & out. Clean & quirky property."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Moxy Edinburgh Airport
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
4 out of 5
Edinburgh International Airport, Newbridge, Scotland
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18 Apr. - 19 Apr.
10.27 km from city centre
4/5Very Good! (2,043 reviews)

"Big room, nice bathroom, friendly staff, frequent airport shuttles"…"

Reviewed on 18 Mar. 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
4 out of 5
80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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0.75 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,969 reviews)

"Good location, great breakfast, room was nice and from the 6th floor the view was great."…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar. 2020

Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
4 out of 5
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
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0.44 km from city centre
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,197 reviews)

"Lovely breakfast, also got a free drink as it was my birthday"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Fraser Suites Edinburgh
4 out of 5
Fraser Suites Edinburgh, 12 - 26 St Giles Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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0.3 km from city centre
4.4/5Excellent! (2,115 reviews)

"This was our second stay at this hotel. Our room was a great suite that had plenty of room. The hotel is in a great location near the upper part of “the Royal Mile.” We look forward to staying there again in the future."…"

Reviewed on 25 Mar. 2020

Fraser Suites Edinburgh
Novotel Edinburgh Park
4 out of 5
15 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland
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7.62 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (1,892 reviews)

"Great value for money close to train and trams very clean and good facilities"…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020

Novotel Edinburgh Park
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Visiting Edinburgh

History buffs will enjoy exploring Edinburgh, and visitors give high marks for the fascinating museums, festivals, and renowned art. Tourists who journey to this welcoming city can discover its local tours, monuments, and shopping. Top sights in the city include Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle, and St. Giles' Cathedral.

  • There are 819 hotels and other accommodations in Edinburgh
  • The closest major airport is in Edinburgh (EDI) 10.5 from the city center
  • The next closest is in Dundee (DND) 56.8 away

Sightseeing and Staying in Edinburgh

Known for its museums, festivals, and art, the city's cultural venues include Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, and Royal Yacht Britannia. Attractions like Our Dynamic Earth, Royal Commonwealth Pool, and Edinburgh Zoo are fun for kids of all ages. Its historic sites and monuments are notable and landmarks include St. Giles' Cathedral, Greyfriars Kirk, and Palace of Holyroodhouse.

In Edinburgh, there are 819 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for your holiday getaway. Here you'll find highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:

  • The Lane Hotel - Amenities at this 4-star guesthouse include a restaurant. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its helpful staff and clean rooms.
  • The Raeburn - Our customers like the bar and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. This 4-star hotel in Stockbridge features a restaurant, free WiFi, and free parking.
  • Barony House - Guests who stay at this 4-star guesthouse in Newington can enjoy access to free breakfast and free parking, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast.

Other favorite sights in Edinburgh include Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, and Arthur's Seat. A popular place to see outside the city is Church, located 12.5 mi (20.2 from the city center.

Getting Around Edinburgh

If you want to see more of the area, ride aboard a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh Haymarket Station, or Slateford Station. Edinburgh might not have as many public transit options to choose from so consider renting a car to explore the city.

Dressing for Edinburgh

  • Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 48°F during the day and 34°F at night
  • From April to June, the average during the day is 63°F, while the average at night is 37°F
  • July through September has daytime averages of 65°F with nighttime averages of 46°F
  • In October-December, you can expect daytime averages of 56°F and nighttime averages of 35°F
  • About 0.94 inches of rain falls on Edinburgh each year
  • Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 63°F, whereas February and January are often coldest, averaging 34°F

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Edinburgh?
Arden House is ranked highly by Expedia customers. This 3.5-star guesthouse offers free breakfast and free WiFi. It is located a short 4-minute walk from Musselburgh Racecourse. Traveller reviews also recommend Six Brunton Place and Prestonfield House as top options for your stay.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Edinburgh, will I receive a refund?
Yes, you’ll find most hotel room reservations are fully refundable if you cancel prior to the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which is usually within 24-48 hours of check in. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, you might be able to still cancel and receive a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to review the best deals available in Edinburgh.
What's the best budget-friendly hotel in Edinburgh?
Based on reviews, ibis budget Edinburgh Park is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Other good options to stay on the cheap include Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation) and Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket.
What's the best accommodation option for families in Edinburgh?
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and 2 restaurants. Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is another choice for your family trip. Also, attractions such as Edinburgh Zoo and Our Dynamic Earth are fun for children of all ages.
What's the best accommodation for couples in Edinburgh?
Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre is a favourite 4-star hotel for couples, and features premium bedding and 24-hour room service. Other good choices for a stay with your sweetheart include No 11 and Malmaison Edinburgh.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Edinburgh?
Best Western Kings Manor Hotel is a top hotel for people travelling with their pets, and offers 2 restaurants and a full-service spa for its human guests. Other good options to stay with your pet include Motel One Edinburgh-Royal and Malmaison Edinburgh.
What's the best place to stay for a beach holiday in Edinburgh?
Six Brunton Place is a top 3-star beach hotel with 2 restaurants and an indoor pool. Sandaig Guest House is another good choice for your stay near the beach. To enjoy some time by the water, head to Portobello Beach or Gullane Beach.
What's the best luxury hotel in Edinburgh?
InterContinental Edinburgh The George is a 5-star hotel with a restaurant and a bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Nira Caledonia and Greywalls Hotel and Chez Roux are other upscale choices for your holiday.
What's the best boutique-style hotel in Edinburgh?
Edinburgh Regency Guest House is a favourite 4-star guesthouse with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features free breakfast and free parking. Nira Caledonia and Letham House are two other options for a boutique stay.
What's the best hotel for a golf holiday in Edinburgh?
The Linton Hotel is a 4-star inn featuring free breakfast and a restaurant, and it’s a top choice for playing a round of golf. Other good options if you’d like to stay near a golf course include Murrayfield Hotel and Dunmuir Hotel. You can tee off at Bruntsfield Links Golf Course, Baberton Golf Club or Longniddry Golf Club while you’re in town.
What's the best accommodation in Edinburgh that's close to historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Apex Grassmarket Hotel is a top 4-star hotel for history buffs booking on Expedia, and features a restaurant and an indoor pool. A couple of other options to soak up the local history include The Scotsman Hotel and Motel One Edinburgh-Royal. Also, notable landmarks to visit include Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket and Royal Mile.
What's the best hotel for a winter holiday in Edinburgh?
Based on our travel data, Maitlandfield House Hotel is a top 3-star hotel for skiing, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other good options to stay near the slopes include Barony House and The Ben Doran Guest House. Enjoy the skiing and snowboarding by visiting Midlothian Snowsports Centre or Midlothian Ski Centre.

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