We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 146 Edinburgh hotels

Edinburgh City Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Edinburgh City Hotel to your Saves list
Edinburgh City Hotel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 10 more sites!
88%
Ranked #31 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
Pablo256 Belfast
Write a Review

674 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    305
    286
    55
    17
    11
See reviews for
133
310
23
47
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (112)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Belfast
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
27 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Really enjoyed my stay here. Staff all very helpful friendly. Rooms well appointed and good size. Breakfast was very nice too. Very convenient for the International conference centre and Edinburgh castle and Grassmarket area. Definitely would stay here again

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This hotel is short walk to the Edinburg Castle, royal mile and local attraction. Parking is a BIG issue. It appears that most hotels do not provide free parking - read hotel amenities before booking. Staff is fantastic, polite attentive and ready to make the customer happy. Decor is modern, bathrooms well done and bed is very comfortable. Rooms can... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Smithfield, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Tattoo show and it was a 10 minute walk. Good location for the Castle but you have many stairs to climb up and down. Staff very nice and room clean. Computer for us to use as we did not have cell phone usage . Short walk to catch Hop on Hop Off bus. Very expensive during... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Baltimore, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel. A short walk (approx. 5-10 mins) to the outskirts of the Old Town/Royal Mile tourist attractions. Very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Delicious continental and/or cooked breakfast with lots of variety. Our room booking included daily breakfast and on our departure day we had to leave for the airport an hour before the kitchens opened. A BIG thank you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear SJMC409, Thank you for the lovely review and it was really pleasing to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us. I will be sure to pass your thanks on to all of our team who helped prepare your early breakfast…it was very kind of you to recognise their efforts in your review. Kind regards, David Clancy General... More

Newport, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter and wife visited Edinburgh Art Uni in March, £69, really enjoyed it. 6 months on tried to find a room for dropping Daughter off to UNI, all of Edinburgh booked up, room with breakfast £155!!!! Can't complain (ok, perhaps!) as not a chance of getting in elsewhere, they have the right to charge a captive audience same as anyone... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard S, Thank you for sharing your experiences from your two stays in our hotel and for offering such balanced feedback. It was very pleasing to read that you enjoyed many aspects of our hotel and that this encouraged you to book with us again after your first stay in March. Are prices do fluctuate throughout the year and... More

Melbourne, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was quite big which comes in handy for a long stay. We had 10 nights here, felt like home by the end of it. Its only about a 10 minute walk from The Castle, Royal Mile or Princess street. Grassmarket is closest for going out options. Included breakfast was quite good, they cook hot breakfast to order. It... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Anonyme Island, Seychelles
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a great location for exploring the old town of Edinburgh. The staff were all very friendly and room clean and comfortable. Great breakfast! One staff member kindly moved her car so we could park on site instead of having to pay for local parking.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights last year, taking a short break as a couple between jobs. Had paid for an upgrade, and for what we got (wine, chocolates, snacks and bath robes) it was well worth it. The room was superb and the hotel staff were great. We got the room for £150 on laterooms.com for 3 nights, which is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Toothlesspolly13, Thank you for booking to stay with us last November and for sharing your feedback. It was very pleasing to read that you enjoyed your stay, in particular the superior basket you added to your room. I like to think that it is excellent value for only £20.00 but it is good to hear you felt the same.... More

Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was reasonable and comfortable and the room very spacious with a large sitting area. The staff was courteous and the hotel was in a quiet section of town. We did not eat a meal here so I cannot comment on the food. This hotel is roughly a 10-15 minute walk from the Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lockerbie, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked 2 rooms in this hotel for 2 nights for me, my husband and parents. We were attending the tattoo so you can imagine how hard it was to find a hotel with 2 rooms and at a decent price. It ended up being this hotel or the travel inn that could accommodate us. This hotel was the same... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
David C, General Manager at Edinburgh City Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Pam190777, Thanks for the leaving detailed and balanced feedback from your recent stay with us. It was great to read that our reception team were able to look after you so well but I will also speak to our restaurant team as your room service breakfast should have been delivered as you expected it to be. Thank you for... More

Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Edinburgh City Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Edinburgh City Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Edinburgh City Hotel

Address: 79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9HZ, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Edinburgh City Hotel 3.5*
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, Priceline, Cheap Tickets, Tingo, Agoda, Otel, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Venere so you can book your Edinburgh City Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Edinburgh City Hotel Scotland

143 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (128)
Viewed
Room/suite (48)
Viewed
Bathroom (19)
Viewed
Dining (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (30)
Viewed
2:25
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (23)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (16)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
All
hotels in
any neighborhood
in Edinburgh with
any amenities