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Best Edinburgh hotels

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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre - Edinburgh - Bedroom
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Scholar - Edinburgh - Bedroom
The Scholar
8.8 Very good
Free Wi-Fi
B+B Edinburgh
8.4 Very good
West End$279+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Park View House
6 Okay
Free Wi-Fi
Hotel Indigo Edinburgh
8.3 Very good
New Town$352+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Stay Central Hotel
8.1 Very good
Old Town$362+
Free Wi-Fi

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Top tips for finding Edinburgh hotel deals

  • If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Edinburgh, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Edinburgh in January and February.
  • Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Edinburgh if you stay on a Sunday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 66 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Edinburgh hotel.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Edinburgh found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $112, while the most expensive was $511.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Edinburgh for 6 days.
  • If you want to get pampered during your stay in Edinburgh, consider booking a stay at The Balmoral. This establishment features an onsite spa with five treatment rooms, a relaxation suite, a pool, a sauna, and a steam room. Guests are welcome to enjoy a variety of treatments, including facials, body scrubs, and massages.
  • Looking to stay fit? Book your stay at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh. This 5-star hotel features a world-class fitness center with weights, resistance bands, and cardio equipment. They also offer a range of fitness classes that guests can join.
  • If you’re looking for peace and quiet, book a hotel in the Stockbridge neighborhood, a few minutes north of downtown Edinburgh. The neighborhood is famous for its beautiful and clean streets and green spaces. A great boutique hotel in the neighborhood is The Raeburn.
  • Business travelers visiting Edinburgh are welcome at any downtown hotel, and one of the best is the Intercontinental Edinburgh The George. This downtown hotel offers top-tier services and amenities, including some catered to the business traveler, such as a business center, conference and meeting rooms, and of course, a complimentary breakfast.
  • A few steps from Edinburgh Castle sits The Witchery by The Castle, a 5-star boutique hotel for all visitors looking for a unique stay. The hotel is housed in a 16th-century building with Gothic-inspired furnishings, luxurious fabrics, and rich colors. The hotel has an onsite restaurant offering Scottish cuisine.
  • 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.

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