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Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh hotels

Good to know

Low season

FebruaryCheapest month to stay with an average 42% drop in price.

High season

JulyMost expensive month to stay with an average 36% rise in price.

Average price (weeknight)

$152Average Sun - Thu price over the last 2 weeks.

Average price (weekend night)

$172Average Fri & Sat price over the last 2 weeks.

How much is a Edinburgh hotel?

Here are our most popular & best value hotels

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When to book a hotel in Edinburgh

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Top tips for finding perfect 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 accommodations in Edinburgh in February and January.
  • 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 Saturday. The opposite is true for, Friday, which is usually the most expensive day.
  • Book at least 90 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Edinburgh accommodation.
  • The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Edinburgh found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was $43, while the most expensive was $229.
  • How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their accommodation in Edinburgh for 3 days.
  • 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.

FAQs when booking a hotel in Edinburgh

  • Hotels are safe environments for travelers as long as they properly implement sanitary measures in response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However, we recommend getting in touch with the local authorities regarding safety procedures for hotels in Edinburgh. For more advice, please view our information page on what to know about coronavirus (COVID-19) and travel.

  • Hotels in Old Town, New Town, and near The Royal Mile have the most searches on KAYAK.

  • KAYAK users like staying at The Claremont Hotel and Edinburgh Thistle Guest House when looking for a hotel in close proximity to The Royal Mile.

  • Although the average price for a double room in Edinburgh is $173, $18 is the lowest price found by KAYAK users in the last 3 days.

  • Yes, there are several hotels near the airport with easy access into the city centre via bus or tram. You can stay at the Doubletree By Hilton Edinburgh Airport, which offers a free shuttle to the airport terminal, or the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport, which charges a small fee for the transfer.

  • Old Town Edinburgh is home to many romantic hotels, including the charming Hotel du Vin & Bistro. Featuring a boutique hotel atmosphere, the hotel is housed in a historic stone building. Meanwhile, guests can feel like they’ve journeyed back to Mediaeval times by staying at The Witchery by The Castle.

  • For a great night out in Edinburgh, book a hotel in Edinburgh New Town. In this area, George Street and Rose Street are home to some of the best bars and clubs. Tigerlily is an excellent boutique hotel with a modern finish, located steps away from great nightlife. Alternatively, Edinburgh Central Queen Street offers good deals just a short walk away.

  • Yes. For good pet-friendly hotels near parks offering nice walks with your pet, consider Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile. A short walk from Holyrood Park, the hotels offers a 4-star stay with great deals. Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre is another good option close to green spaces like Calton Hill and the National Monument.

  • In the last 3 hours, KAYAK users looking for double rooms in Edinburgh found 3-star hotels from $29 and 4-star hotels from $49. The cheapest room found for tonight was $29.

  • Looking to spend the weekend in Edinburgh? Here are the best deals found by KAYAK users within the last 72 hours: 3-star hotels from $35 and 4-star hotels from $56. The cheapest deal overall was for $33 per night.

  • After you launch a hotel search on KAYAK, you can refine your research by neighborhood, which allows you to pick the central Edinburgh districts. You can also do a search using the city map to choose a specific location, like Edinburgh city center.

  • Take a look at our extensive hotel map to find the best hotels near you.

Where to stay in Edinburgh?

Our map will help you find the perfect place to stay in Edinburgh by showing you the exact location of each hotel.

Best Edinburgh hotels

Most recommended Edinburgh hotels

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The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh - Outdoors view
The Balmoral Hotel - Edinburgh - Outdoors view
The Balmoral Hotel
9.4 Excellent
Old Town$409+
$409+
Free Wi-Fi
Pool
Pet friendly
Spa
Eden Locke - Edinburgh - Living room
Eden Locke - Edinburgh - Living room
Eden Locke
9.3 Excellent
New Town$161+
$161+
Free Wi-Fi
Spa
The Dunstane Houses - Edinburgh - Building
The Dunstane Houses - Edinburgh - Building
The Dunstane Houses
9.3 Excellent
$310+
$310+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Tigerlily - Edinburgh - Building
Tigerlily - Edinburgh - Building
Tigerlily
9.2 Excellent
New Town$245+
$245+
Free Wi-Fi
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal - Edinburgh - Bedroom
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal - Edinburgh - Bedroom
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
9.1 Excellent
Old Town$158+
$158+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
Le Monde Hotel - Edinburgh - Bar
Le Monde Hotel - Edinburgh - Bar
Le Monde Hotel
9.1 Excellent
New Town$227+
$227+
Free Wi-Fi
Dakota Edinburgh - Edinburgh - Building
Dakota Edinburgh - Edinburgh - Building
Dakota Edinburgh
9 Excellent
$123+
$123+
Parking
Airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi

Edinburgh hotels near Edinburgh Castle

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The Bonham Hotel - Edinburgh - Bedroom
The Bonham Hotel - Edinburgh - Bedroom
The Bonham Hotel
9.2 Excellent
West End$252+
$252+
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly
The Claremont Hotel - Edinburgh - Outdoors view
The Claremont Hotel - Edinburgh - Outdoors view
The Claremont Hotel
8.2 Excellent
Stockbridge - Canonmills$69+
$69+
Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly