Family Hotels

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

The Chester Residence Bedroom

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, a great 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 beers, wines and mouth-watering 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 would expect.

With feature rooms, along with those that are catered specifically for groups, including family rooms, rooms that interconnect, and even entire wings that can be reserved for your party, you’ll find all the space 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.

The Chester Residence

Chester Residence Grand Apartment Lounge

9 Rothesay Pl, Edinburgh EH3 7SL

Situated in Edinburgh’s chic West End, The Chester Residence provides families with the perfect base to enjoy all that Edinburgh has to offer. Supplementing their five-star service with child-friendly facilities, including complimentary cot hire and welcome goodies, baby packs and safety equipment, this luxury hotel has everything the travelling family could ask for – and nothing is too much trouble. The team will offer lots of recommendations of things to see and do across the city, for kids of all ages.

While parents unwind from action-packed days around town there’s no need to worry about entertaining the kids. State-of-the-art games consoles are available and all suites are furnished with the complete Harry Potter series, so the little ones can relive the boy wizard’s exploits in the city where the world's favourite wizarding stories were penned. 

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 the city. A stay at any of them -  Waterloo Place Hotel, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel or Apex Haymarket Hotel - promise to deliver a wonderful experience for all the family.

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 144 family rooms as well as 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, and the kids can then wind down for the evening in the hotel’s video game area.

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.

Today, the hotel prides itself in maintaining a warm and traditional Scottish welcome through knowledgeable local staff and locally sourced classical Scottish dishes.

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 to discerning guests in the heart of Edinburgh’s West End Village.

With 27 bedrooms, ranging from double to family rooms suitable for up to two adults and one child, or two adults and two children under the age of 7, they each benefit from various stunning views over the city.

They’re also dog-friendly, so none of the family need miss out!

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 Plus (triple or 4 singles) 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 thoughtful touches such as a pillow menu, 24-hour room service, and bathroom products. From kids packs upon arrival including activity book and crayons, to amenities and games in the room including mini bathrobes and slippers, 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 Melrose Spa and Health Club.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile

300 Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NA

Enjoy a warm welcome from the team at the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile, conveniently located in the charming Old Town and just a 15 minute walk to Edinburgh Castle. This quiet city centre hotel has excellent transport links and is just a 25 minute drive from Edinburgh Airport, 1 hour and 20 minute drive from Glasgow Airport and a 10 minute walk to 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 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 conveniently 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.


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