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.

Grassmarket Hotel

#32 of 146 Hotels in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel website
94 - 96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR, Scotland
Offers & Announcements
Book Direct - Save 10%
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Grassmarket Hotel
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Grassmarket Hotel
Add Photo Write a Review

1,202 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    617
    390
    113
    57
    25
See reviews for
164
412
130
98
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (271)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1202)
  • Mar-May only
    (343)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (323)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (251)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (285)
All months
North Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The service was friendly and helpful at the front desk, and the issues with the bathroom were addressed quickly and efficiently. The room decoration was different and funky, very interesting. The room was ideal for my stay in Edinburgh, and is ideally placed for getting around the city and seeing the sights. The room floor could of been cleaned up... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leixlip, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Slap bag in the middle of Edinburgh's Action Central, the Grassmarket. Room was small but bed large and comfortable, shower lovely. Soundproofing excellent. We were right beside the lift and heard no noise from that, or from traffic or boisterous neighbours leaving pubs. Nice pub below the hotel featured great guitarist Rob Crimson on Thursday night we stayed. Breakfast in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sissach, Switzerland
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The room and Hotel itself looks very pleasant and is situated very comfortable. I would recommend this Hotel. We had 3 rooms. One of them was exactly over the Pub (very loud). The breakfast was very good.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newry, United Kingdom
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Upon arrival we were greeted by a friendly girl who promptly checked us in and gave us our keys with very little direction as to where to go to find our room, we were located on 3rd floor but could only go as far as the 1st floor and then had to navigate around the very small corridors and upstairs... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel in great location would highly recommend! Very helpful and friendly staff nothing was too much trouble. We went to celebrate my girlfriends 30th birthday and her becoming my fiancé. So this city filled every expectation!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bogota, Colombia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It has a great location and good interior design. Higiene is normal. Not outstanding, but ok. Staff is nice. Great restaurants very near by. I would recommended. Did not give a 5 as the elevator was not working during a whole day and that can be a problem when u have big bags. The rest was good.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi paubern1, Thank you so much for your fantastic review of your recent stay with us here in Edinburgh - it sounds like you had a great trip and made the most of our fantastic location! Please accept my apologies that the elevator was not working during your stay. Unfortunately this was due to unforeseen circumstances however extra staff were... More 

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a lovely time at the grassmarket hotel, clean and quirky - close to the castle and shopping precinct. Scottish theme in rooms was a great touch and the hotel does a great job working around the small room size. Would definitely recommend for a short stay

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Nicole M, Thank you so much for your kind review of our Grassmarket Hotel, I am so pleased that you had a lovely time staying with us. As you have noted we are so lucky to have such a great designer working with us and we have worked very hard to create a home away from home for all... More 

Sterling, Virginia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Grassmarket hotel for 4 nights. Location is the deal maker , it closed to variety of restuarant and the old town , Royal Mile , Castle about 15-20 minutes walking. Pretty sure hotel have info for guide tour but we don't know in first place so we did not use it services. Staff was very helpful we... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central E, General Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Pugdog1995, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us here in Edinburgh – we really appreciate your feedback! It’s great to hear you enjoyed your stay, particularly our fantastic central location and that you would be happy to recommend us to other guests – this makes our day :-) I hope we can... More 

Singapore, Singapore
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room is very clean but it is too small. The accomodation fees is too expensive. It is not valueable if compare to the other hotels which have bigger room but charge me as a same price.The toilet is not comfortable to sit down as the space is too narrow. The services is excellent. The staffs are very friendly.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi C4949PScharlesd, Thank you so much for such a flattering review; all the Grassamrket team are delighted with your feedback. During such a peak time in our year it has been a brilliant morale booster for all the staff. Please let us know if you are returning to Edinburgh and we can assist with your booking as we have rooms... More 

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for a couple of nights, it's location is central making it walking distance to a lot of attractions and shopping areas etc. The hotel is modern with little extras, for instance the ipod dock is fitted within the wall and volume controls in the bedroom and bathroom areas. Also the tunnocks tea cakes instead of the usual boring biscuits... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Central E, Manager at Grassmarket Hotel, responded to this review

Hi emmylou626, WOW - This has to be one of my favourite reviews! A massive thank you for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback, I can’t wait to share this with our team. The tasty ‘Tunnocks Tea Cakes’ are a Scottish delicacy and highly addictive, glad you enjoyed! If you are ever looking to visit Edinburgh again we... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

509 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (234)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (44)
Viewed
Room/suite (87)
Viewed
Bathroom (19)
Viewed
View from room (8)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (75)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (219)
Viewed
'Comfy Double Room (60)
Viewed
'Comfy Plus Quad Room (51)
Viewed
The Hotel (108)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (56)
Viewed
Room/suite (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Edinburgh hotels
Old Town
Stay Central Hotel
Stay Central Hotel
#27 of 146 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 739 reviews
Old Town
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Old Town
Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Old Town
Apex International Hotel
Apex International Hotel
#68 of 146 in Edinburgh
4.0 of 5 stars 2,119 reviews
New Town
Ibis Styles Edinburgh Centre St Andrew Square
Old Town
The Inn on the Mile
The Inn on the Mile
#8 of 146 in Edinburgh
4.5 of 5 stars 573 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.
Explore this neighborhood
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay