Family Hotels

A warm welcome awaits children of all ages in Edinburgh's favourite family hotels.

Royal Mile Radisson Blu The Inn On The Mile

Village The Hotel Club 

Village The Hotel Club

140 Crewe Road South, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH4 2NY

Situated on the northern side of the city, Village Edinburgh has everything you want from a hotel, gym, restaurant and bar, all in one location, and all less than 3 miles from the city centre.

Standard rooms are available in double and twin and have premium bedding, power shower and a huge flat screen TV. And after a busy day exploring Edinburgh’s attractions, head to The Pub & Grill for a great range of mouth-watering and filling dishes.

Can’t start the day without a caffeine hit? - with a Starbucks on site, coffee lovers will be in their element.

Norton House Hotel & Spa

Harvest Road, Newbridge, Edinburgh, EH28 8LX

Within 5 minutes’ drive of Edinburgh airport and 20 minutes from the city centre, Norton House Hotel & Spa is an ideal base from which to explore Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

This luxurious hotel has 83 stunning bedrooms and the building, which dates from 1840, has all the charming feel of a private country home, but with all the modern conveniences you need to unwind and relax.

And they’ll be no tantrums before bedtime, with mini VIP dressing gowns and complimentary milk and cookies available.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Apex Grassmarket Bedroom

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS

Situated in the historic Grassmarket area of the city, Apex Grassmarket Hotel is ideally placed for the city’s major attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle and The National Museum of Scotland.

Their spacious family rooms have castle views and two queen-size beds, and in your en-suite bath and/or walk-in shower, you’ll find Austin, your complimentary Apex duck – the perfect companion for bath time fun!

If you’ve still got some energy left after a day’s sightseeing, the hotel’s indoor swimming pool is the perfect way to unwind, before indulging in something tasty in on-site Metro Bar and Brasserie.

Top tip – Apex has not one but four amazing hotels in Edinburgh. Spread across the city centre, choose from Waterloo Place Hotel, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel or Apex Haymarket Hotel.

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Novotel Edinburgh Central Tap Music Lounge

80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9DE

5 minutes’ walk from the bustling Grassmarket area and the city’s Old Town, Novotel Edinburgh Centre has 180 family rooms, including 14 connecting rooms – ideal for larger family gatherings.

Start the day splashing around in the indoor swimming pool, before setting yourself up for the day from the wide selection of hot & cold food available at the breakfast buffet.

After a day’s exploration, enjoy a range of local and international cuisine in the casual onsite setting of Tap Kitchen & Bar.

Motel One

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10-15 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AN

18 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BL

With two locations in Edinburgh – the thoroughly modern Motel One places you right in the centre of the action and offers a prefect base for your family holiday.

Motel One Princes Street is just minutes from Waverly Train Station and a range of fantastic shops, including the city’s newest shopping centre, St James Quarter.

Or, just a few streets away from Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is a great spot for exploring family friendly favourites such as Camera Obscura & World of Illusions and The Real Mary King’s Close.


Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes St, Edinburgh EH2 2BY

With a stunning panorama across Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle and The Scott Monument, staying at The Old Waverley Hotel places you in the heart of Edinburgh. Across the road from Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, it’s a conveniently short route from door to door.

The oldest hotel in Edinburgh, it has become as much part of Edinburgh’s history as Princes Street itself; hence the traditional architecture and décor throughout the building.

B+B Edinburgh 

3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh EH3 7RY

Originally a private family house, B+B Edinburgh is now a boutique hotel, offering four-star accommodation in the heart of Edinburgh’s west end.

With 27 bedrooms, including family and suites which sleep up to 3 guests, they each benefit from various views over the city.

They’re also pet-friendly, with a dog-friendly breakfast menu available for 4-legged friends!

The Grassmarket Hotel

Grassmarket Hotel 600

94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2JR

Located in the historic Grassmarket, The Grassmarket Hotel is only a 5 minute walk from the Royal Mile and 10 minutes from Waverley Train Station.

Incorporating traditional Scottish designs with a modern twist, all rooms benefit from a number of useful items, such as self-lockable safes, Bluetooth speakers, USB charging ports, not to mention a giant sudoku puzzle and magnetic wall maps – perfect for planning that day’s adventures.

Choose from Cosy (single room), Snug (double), Comfy (standard twin/double) and Comfy (double, triple or quad) all complete with rainfall style showers, large flat screen plasma TV and free Wi-Fi as standard. 

Sleepy head in the family? No problem – they also offer a late check-out!

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre

Radisson Blu Bedroom

80 High St, Royal Mile, Edinburgh EH1 1TH

If The National Museum of Scotland is on your visiting to-do list, Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre is within easy walking distance.

Their 238 bedrooms and suites include family rooms with plenty of space, as well as nice touches such as a pillow menu, 24-hour room service, and bathroom products.

And with thoughtful additions such as kids packs with activity book and crayons upon arrival, to amenities including mini bathrobes and kids’ bath products, young guests are treated with the same respect and attention as adult guests.

The indoor heated swimming pool will please all the family, while the older members can let their cares slip away in the sauna and steam room. 

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA

Conveniently located in the charming Old Town and just a 15 minute walk to the city's numerous Old Town attractions, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile has excellent transport links - being a 25 minute drive from Edinburgh Airport, 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Glasgow Airport and a 10 minute walk from Waverley Train station.

A breakfast buffet is included in the hotel rate, with English & continental choices, and for those that prefer to stay up late, they offer a 24-hour snack menu.

For larger groups, connecting rooms are available, while family rooms have a sofa bed.

Top Tip: Discounted parking is available for guests at the Holyrood NCP secure park, a few minutes’ walk from the hotel.

Looking for accommodation close to Edinburgh Airport? Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport Hotel is located right next to the Edinburgh International Airport with a shuttle bus transfer time that can take less than 5 minutes to and from the main terminal building.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel Bedroom

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU

Within easy walking distance of both Dynamic Earth and The Palace of HolyroodhouseMacdonald Holyrood Hotel & Spa is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile. And with the stunning Arthur’s Seat on its doorstep, it offers a great spot for enjoying both the city and green spaces of Edinburgh.

After a day’s sightseeing, their peaceful comfortable bedrooms are the perfect place to unwind, with triple-glazed windows, marble en-suite bathrooms, large comfortable beds and cosy armchairs.

The Balmoral Hotel

The Balmoral Bedroom With View Of The Castle

1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2EQ

The Balmoral Hotel is an iconic part of Edinburgh’s history. Opened in 1902 (as The North British Station Hotel) its stunning views, warm hospitality with world-class facilities have attracted world-wide guests and Harry Potter fans will know it as the place where JK Rowling wrote the final chapter in the Harry Potter series.

They have a range of thoughtful family services for the youngest family member including baby bath products, hooded towels and rubber ducks. Anti-slip bath mats, bathtubs, nappies, changing mats, motion mobiles and play mats are also available on request.

Baby meals are compilatory and baby crockery, high chairs, bibs, bottle warmers and sterilisers can also be requested.

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AF

Housed within a historic building dating back to 1892, DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre offers guests a convenient base within easy walking distance of many of the city’s major attractions.

Staying in Edinburgh for a show? Some of the city’s theatres, including the Usher Hall and Royal Lyceum are on your doorstep when staying here.

Choose from double, two double, king rooms. Or for a room with an unforgettable view, they offer two double deluxe rooms with castle view.

And for an extra sweet treat, don’t forgot your warm DoubleTree cookie on check-in!


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