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#1 Best Value of 914 places to stay in Edinburgh
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When to visit Edinburgh
December 2023
40ºF
11 days of rain
Less busy

Dec 24
Christmas Eve (US)
Dec 25
Christmas Day (US)
January 2024
39ºF
Coldest month
11 days of rain
Wettest month
Less busy
Least busy month

Jan 01
New Years Day (US)
Jan 15
Martin Luther Kin... (US)
February 2024
40ºF
8 days of rain
Less busy

Feb 19
Presidents Day (US)
March 2024
42ºF
9 days of rain
Moderately busy

No bank holidays
April 2024
45ºF
8 days of rain
Driest month
Very busy

No bank holidays
May 2024
50ºF
8 days of rain
Very busy
Busiest month

May 27
Memorial Day (US)
June 2024
55ºF
9 days of rain
Very busy

Jun 19
Juneteenth (US)
July 2024
59ºF
Hottest month
10 days of rain
Very busy

Jun 04
Independence Day (US)
August 2024
58ºF
10 days of rain
Moderately busy

No bank holidays
September 2024
55ºF
9 days of rain
Moderately busy

Sep 04
Labor Day (US)
October 2024
49ºF
11 days of rain
Moderately busy

Oct 14
Indigenous Peoples' Day (US)
November 2024
43ºF
11 days of rain
Less busy

Nov 11
Veteran's Day (US)
Nov 28
Thanksgiving (US)

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#4 Best Value of 914 places to stay in Edinburgh
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#7 Best Value of 914 places to stay in Edinburgh
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#14 Best Value of 914 places to stay in Edinburgh
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#18 Best Value of 914 places to stay in Edinburgh
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#23 Best Value of 914 places to stay in Edinburgh
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#28 Best Value of 914 places to stay in Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Hotels Information

Hotels in Edinburgh

915

Hotels Prices From

$50

Hotels Reviews

368,517

Hotels Photos

149,661

Travel high season

Jun - Aug

Travel low season

Dec - Feb

High season avg price

$312

Low season avg price

$224
Know before you go
Despite its damp weather, Scotland's capital is made for exploring on foot--most of the city's top sights and neighborhoods are within an easy walk of each other. The action centers on Edinburgh's atmospheric Old Town, and a stay here will put you next to Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland, and too many picturesque streetscapes to count. That said, if you'd rather leave your hotel without diving into crowds, you may prefer bustling New Town as well as more local districts like Stockbridge, Southside, and the West End, which are only a short stroll away from the heart of the action.

Hotels in popular neighborhoods

  • 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.
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  • New Town
    Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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  • Cowgate
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  • Broughton & Calton
    Lying where grandiose New Town townhouses give way to malls and utilitarian housing, Broughton and Calton have long been transitional neighborhoods with a mixed identity. It’s here that Edinburgh’s gay village found a home in the 1980s. But gay culture is anything but overt along bustling epicenter Broughton Street; even if polished pubs, hip bistros, smart delis and art galleries all speak of affluent good taste. The top of Leith Walk is more ragged. This major thoroughfare boasts a famously gritty gay club, as well as a strip of good Indian restaurants. Regal Georgian and Victorian townhouses preside over largely deserted streets in Calton, where only the occasional restaurant or hotel brings much life. Even so, a steady trickle of idlers and picnickers pass by to climb Calton Hill for its wide-open lawns, wonderful city views, and curious monuments – an Athenian-style temple among them.
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  • Grassmarket
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  • Southside & Holyrood
    Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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  • Stockbridge & Dean Village
    Just downhill of New Town and attractively straddling a river near the elegant Royal Botanic Garden, it’s small wonder that Stockbridge became one of the city’s first hip neighborhoods. It’s now one of Edinburgh’s most desirable, though many bohemian touches have fallen away as its residents have matured and the area has gentrified. Some second-hand shops cling on, but mostly residents display refined tastes in basement bistros, gastropubs, coffee and antique shops, boutiques and delis and at the Sunday farmers' market. A pleasant ten-minute walk away, along a leafy riverside path beside the gurgling Water of Leith, lies Dean Village. This sleepy neighborhood of medieval half-timbered houses still retains much of the village feel it had when watermills plied their trade here. Beyond, the wooded riverside path feels even more remote as it climbs to the sculpture gardens of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art.
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Hotels near the sights

  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    Step aboard Queen Elizabeth II’s former floating palace and experience this iconic attraction for yourself. Rated Tripadvisor’s No.1 UK Attraction (AGAIN), Britannia is one of the most famous ships in the world…Royal Deck Tearoom. Only 15 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre. Lothian Bus services from Edinburgh city centre are - 10, 16, 34 and 35. Edinburgh trams run from Edinburgh Airport through the city centre and down to Leith. To visit Britannia get off the tram at stop Ocean Terminal
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  • Arthur's Seat
    Arthur's Seat is one of four hill forts, dating from around 2,000 years ago. Situated within Holyrood Park, as well as it's rich cultural heritage, the park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled vistas of the city from its many vantage points. The park has several Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) designations due to its exceptional range of grassland habitats and its internationally important volcanic geology. Ranger service on site.
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  • Edinburgh Castle
    Edinburgh Castle is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. It was recently voted top UK Heritage Attraction in the British Travel Awards and is Scotland’s number one paid-for tourist attraction. This most famous of Scottish castles has a complex building history. The oldest part, St Margaret's Chapel, dates from the 12th century; the Great Hall was erected by James IV around 1510; the Half Moon Battery by the Regent Morton in the late 16th century; and the Scottish National War Memorial after the First World War. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.
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  • The Real Mary King's Close
    Hidden beneath the Royal Mile lies Edinburgh’s deepest secret: a warren of hidden ‘closes’ where real people lived, worked and died. For centuries they have lain forgotten and abandoned…until now. Visit Edinburgh's most famous Close, which makes Edinburgh's Hidden History unmissable.
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  • National Museum of Scotland
    Explore the diversity of the natural world, world cultures, science and technology, art, design and fashion, and Scottish history, all under one roof.
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  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    Winner of VisitScotland's Best Visitor Attraction Experience 2022/23! We are Scotland’s oldest purpose-built attraction, established in 1835. Interact with over 100 illusions and get a breath of fresh air on our magnificent Rooftop Terrace, which offers the most spectacular 360 degree views of Edinburgh. At Camera Obscura & World of Illusions, experience five floors of interactive hands-on optical illusions, tricks and fun things to do including our head-spinning Vortex Tunnel, bewildering Mirror Maze and mind-blowing Shrinking Room. Not to mention our 170 year old Camera Obscura! Get involved, play, touch, listen, and see. Great fun for all ages and nationalities, whatever the weather. 'Best family attraction in Britain’, The Telegraph. 'Five Stars, outstanding, world class', VisitScotland. Free Wi-Fi. Allow about 2 hours. Please note the attraction is located in a listed 17th Century building over 5 floors without a lift. Open every day, open late on holidays.
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  • Edinburgh Old Town
    Edinburgh's oldest neighborhood, dating back to medieval times: these small streets are lined with wool shops, pubs and historical monuments.
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  • Royal Mile
    Stretch of road connecting Edinburgh Castle with Holyrood Palace, the Queen's residence in Scotland.
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  • The Chocolatarium
    90 minutes of chocolate heaven. Find out how chocolate is made, make your own dream chocolate bar to take home and enjoy a session in the Tasting Room with over 40 kinds of chocolate! Same wonderful tour. Comfortable social distancing. Children under 6 are not permitted.
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  • Palace of Holyroodhouse
    The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence in Scotland of Her Majesty The Queen. Open throughout the year, the Palace of Holyroodhouse stands at the end of Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Explore the Palace's close associations with some of Scotland’s most well-known historic figures such as Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie, and learn how today it is used by The Queen when carrying out official engagements in Scotland.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edinburgh hotels

Wilde Aparthotels, Edinburgh, Grassmarket, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, and Virgin Hotels Edinburgh are some of the most popular hotels for travelers looking to stay near Edinburgh Castle. See the full list: Hotels near Edinburgh Castle.

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel, and Premier Inn Edinburgh Leith Waterfront hotel are all popular resorts for travelers staying in Edinburgh. See the full list: Edinburgh Resorts.

Popular hotels close to Royal Mile include Wilde Aparthotels, Edinburgh, Grassmarket, Cheval Old Town Chambers, and Market Street Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Royal Mile.

Popular luxury hotels in Edinburgh include Fingal, Prestonfield, and The Balmoral Hotel. See the full list: Edinburgh Luxury Hotels.

Popular hotels close to Turnhouse Airport include DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport, and Moxy Edinburgh Airport. See the full list: Hotels near Turnhouse Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Royal Yacht Britannia are Fingal, Ocean Mist Leith, and Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Leith Waterfront, an IHG Hotel. See the full list: Hotels near Royal Yacht Britannia.

Some of the most popular pet-friendly hotels in Edinburgh are Prestonfield, The Balmoral Hotel, and BrewDog Doghouse Edinburgh. See the full list: Pet Friendly Hotels in Edinburgh.

Popular cheap hotels in Edinburgh include Hotel Ceilidh-Donia, Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, and ibis Styles Edinburgh St Andrew Square. See the full list: Cheap Hotels in Edinburgh.

The Balmoral Hotel, Best Western Kings Manor Hotel, and Kimpton Charlotte Square have a spa and received excellent reviews from travelers in Edinburgh. See the full list: Edinburgh Spa Resorts.

Popular Edinburgh neighborhoods with hotels include Old Town, New Town, and West End.

Fingal, 24 Royal Terrace, and Hotel Ceilidh-Donia all received great reviews from families traveling in Edinburgh. See the full list: Edinburgh Family Hotels.

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