Posted: 2/11/2024 | February 11th, 2024
While there is a ton to see and do here (including lots of eerie ghost tours), the city is actually fairly compact. Everything you’re going to want to see is generally within walking distance. For that reason, all of the hotels below are centrally located so you never have to go far to see the sights.
Here’s my list of the best hotels in Edinburgh:
1. Stay Central Hotel
Just three minutes from the popular Royal Mile, this three-star property is located in a historic 17th-century building that’s been completely modernized. The interior is covered with funky, arty décor that includes lots of distinctive artwork and colorful touches. I like that the rooms are bright, clean, and spacious. The beds are super comfy and rooms include a flat-screen TV, desk, tea/coffee maker, and rain shower (the showers have great pressure too). There’s also a hearty complimentary breakfast that has lots of options, including meat, eggs, fresh fruit, and vegetarian fare.
2. Cheval Old Town Chambers
This stylish five-star hotel offers modern luxury apartments, making it the perfect choice for groups or travelers who simply need more space. It’s located in the Old Town right near the Royal Mile so it’s super close to everything. Their Deluxe rooms feature Scandi-chic décor with a minimalist flair, including lots of space and natural light. There’s a complete kitchen in each apartment, in addition to a washer and dryer. Rooms also include a TV, Wi-Fi, a coffee/tea maker, a desk, and super comfortable beds. Breakfast, which can be included in the price, offers a lot of variety, including lots of local specialties.
This four-star hotel is clean and modern, with spacious rooms and super comfortable beds. Located in New Town, it’s just a quick 15-minute walk to the Royal Mile. There’s a gym and bar on-site and a full English breakfast is served each morning (which can be included in the price). The rooms here are on the smaller end, but I didn’t want for any extra space. The beds are soft and rooms also include flatscreen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Just note that, while the bathrooms are bright and well-maintained, they don’t offer a lot of privacy. They are essentially part of the room and not…