City Centre Hotels

Want to stay in the heart of things? Look no further than our list of favourite hotels in Edinburgh's city centre.

Angel's Share Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
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9-11 Hope Street, Edinburgh EH2 4EL

At the very epicentre of one of the world’s most iconic and historic cities, Edinburgh, Angels Share Hotel & Bar is a showcase of contemporary Scottish culture. They celebrate the real Scotland - the one that is vibrant, fashionable and current.

All 31 stylish bedrooms have a contemporary Scottish design featuring some of their favourite Scottish actors, musicians and sportspeople. Each iconic in their own way they celebrate them all equally as they have created their own history in Scotland.

The bar stocks an impressive range of premium whisky, cocktails that prominently feature Scottish products, with live music and a food menu that showcases the finest modern cuisine made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

More than just another Hotel & Bar, The Angel's Share aspires to cultivate a unique experience that is equal parts warm, inviting and luxurious, set against the backdrop of a culture we take pride in.


Le Monde Hotel, Bar & Restaurant
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16 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PF

Located on Edinburgh’s George Street, Le Monde Hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh’s city centre. Only a 5 minute walk from Waverley Train Station and 1 minute away from Princes Street, you can enjoy all of Edinburgh’s best attractions close by.

Drawing inspiration from the most exciting and iconic cities around the globe, this luxury boutique hotel offers stylishly designed rooms and suites providing the highest standard of comfort, decorated with their own distinctive creativity and attention to detail.

Le Monde’s Bar & Restaurant offers a modern food and drink menus with a world of flavour and elegance, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day. The delicious menu combines global inspiration with local Scottish produce paired with a wide range of specially selected drinks and an extensive cocktail menu with something for everyone. 


Market Street Hotel

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6 Market St, Edinburgh EH1 1DE

Old Town character meets contemporary design to boast Edinburgh’s newest urban escape and Scotland’s first member of Design Hotels™. Primely placed in the heart of the Scottish capital, Market Street Hotel is conveniently placed as an ideal base to explore Edinburgh’s attractions such as the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens and St. Andrews Square, conveniently located across from Waverley station.

Step into one of their guest rooms to find a modern-day ‘fortress,’ where you’ll be met with a sense of tranquillity, coupled with a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere, designed to leave a lasting impression on today’s intrepid traveller.

The 7th-floor rooftop Champagne lounge, Nor’ Loft, exudes character and nods to its captivating Scottish heritage. From independent growers to prestigious Champagne houses, a variety of over 20 labels are featured on the Champagne table, 10 of which are served by the glass. Enjoy panoramic views of Edinburgh alongside seasonal small plates, afternoon tea, a la carte breakfast and a continental breakfast buffet.

 Ten Hill Place


10 Hill Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DS

Ten Hill Place Hotel is within walking distance of all the city’s main attractions. Newly refurbished, the hotel has a fresh new look and now has 129 well–equipped bedrooms.

Drinks and dining is a relaxing area where you can enjoy a quiet drink, light meal or the fabulous a la carte menu by Alan Dickson.

The hotel has the highest accolade in green tourism awards and aims to continue to be a sustainable and eco-friendly hotel.

Top Tip - All profits from the hotel are invested back into The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh to provide education and assessment for medical students, surgical trainees and consultants who in turn bring life-saving and life-changing skills to all corners of the globe.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HJ

This beautiful hotel has been recently upgraded and can be found right on Edinburgh's Grassmarket - the ideal location for exploring Edinburgh's Old Town.

Apex Hotel's 122 en-suite bedrooms feature 42 inch widescreen TVs, complimentary mineral water, personal safes, fridges and limited edition artwork. Some rooms also boast a spectacular view of Edinburgh Castle. 

If you're feeling hungry, The Grassmarket is full of unique food and drink options, or you can enjoy a relaxing meal at Apex's very own Agua bar and restaurant made from locally-sourced ingredients. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

34 Bread Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AF

Located within walking distance of both Waverley and Haymarket train stations, The DoubleTree is the perfect base for your Edinburgh break. At home in a historic A-listed building but equipped with all the modern amenities you would expect, you are guaranteed a warm welcome at this four-star hotel.

All 138 contemporary bedrooms feature complimentary wifi and air conditioning, while suites and deluxe rooms also come with breathtaking views of Edinburgh Castle. As an extra thoughtful touch, every guest will also be provided with one of DoubleTree's freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. 

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU

Located just a couple of minutes' walk from the Royal Mile, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Dynamic Earth and the Scottish Parliament Building, The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is the ideal place to stay during your trip in Edinburgh. The hotel features 157 recently refurbished bedrooms, 23 of which are situated on the Club Floor featuring an exclusive guest lounge. 

Guests can also relax in the Vital Health and Wellbeing club, which offers guests a Technogym, 14m swimming pool, sauna, steam room and four treatment rooms with relaxation lounge. 

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh EH3 9DE

Novotel Edinburgh Centre is situated five minute's walk from the Grassmarket, making it an ideal base for exploring the highlights of the Old Town.

Each of the 180 guest rooms in this 4-star hotel has free wifi and satellite TV. After a day exploring, unwind in the heated pool & spa, or relax with cocktails, craft beers and contemporary cuisine in the Tap Kitchen & Bar.

The Mercure Edinburgh City

52-53 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2DG

The Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel is perfectly located in the city centre, minutes away from the city's attractions.

The hotel's restaurant 'Scott’s on Princes Street', is ideal for relaxing, whether that be with a cool soft drink, a warming cup of hot chocolate or a classic Glenfiddich malt scotch whisky. Enjoy panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle. 

The Brasserie Menu offers the freshest ingredients and local produce in a range of dishes which will appeal to every taste.

From the Chef’s Signature Dishes to Sharing Plates & Nibbles, you will be spoilt for choice, and sizzling hot ‘From the Grill’ options are always firm favourites, accompanied by a glass of wine or one of their speciality beers.

Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

Grosvenor Street Haymarket, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF

A chic and modern hotel in a historic 1860s listed building, Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel is situated in the stylish West End of the city.

Located just 200 meters from Haymarket train station, this hotel offers convenient access to Edinburgh's iconic attractions, from Edinburgh Castle to Princes Street and the Royal Mile. 

KM Central

5 Richmond Pl, Edinburgh EH8 9ST

The recently refurbished KM Central offers 45 double rooms as well as a modern-designed breakfast room. Its compact and contemporary design means the purposeful rooms use efficient amount of space making for a comfortable stay. Rooms are set over four floors with stair access only. A ‘typical’ room is 13.6sqm, which includes en-suite, double bed, wardrobe, desk and free Wifi throughout – exactly what you need for accommodation in this vibrant city.

Its location remains one of the great attributes of KM Central, only a short walk from Princes Street, Waverley Rail Station and The Royal Mile. As part of year-round accommodation, KM Central also offers great value-for-money for those visiting the city.


Kick Ass Greyfriars

 Kick Ass Greyfriars

37 - 39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, EH1 1JR

Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+) in Edinburgh provides your ultimate hostel experience. With both private rooms and shared accommodation and a quirky bar and a shared lounge you are set to explore the city on our doorstep. Among the facilities at Kick Ass is a 24-hour front desk manned by a friendly reception team, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The accommodation features evening entertainment and a tour desk.

Kick Ass Hostels also boast about having one of the best views of the castle in the city in their brand new buzzing beer garden open 7 days a week.


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