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Top Edinburgh Family-Friendly Hotels

Modern Town House Minutes From City Attractions yet in a Quiet Location
Great for families
5/5Exceptional! (86 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, skiing nearby, outdoor tennis court, extra beds/cots
Love this home!

"Great, roomy, clean place to stay. Mike the owner is very helpful and quick to respond. Definitely recommend this home. We hope to return and will book again. Diana V"…"

Reviewed on 23 Oct 2019

Modern Town House Minutes From City Attractions yet in a Quiet Location
The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
Great for families
5 out of 5
12 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £83 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.8/5Exceptional! (1,278 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cots, washer and dryer
Travellers say...

"Very well equipped modern appartment in great location. Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom products. Milk in the fridge was a lovely touch. A little confusing initially finding our appartment as was in a different building to the reception. Better signage for buildings would have been great."…"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2020

The Knight Residence Apartments by Mansley
Oakhill Apartments Edinburgh (Ltd)
Great for families
4 out of 5
3 Thorntreeside, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.7/5Exceptional! (272 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, near the beach, washer and dryer, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"Fabulous apartments, lovely decor, great location, will definitely be back."…"

Reviewed on 26 Jan 2020

Oakhill Apartments Edinburgh (Ltd)
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Princes Street Suites
Great for families
4 out of 5
16 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,194 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, extra beds/cots, washer and dryer, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"The location is very good very close to all the attractions Apartments are spacious very well equipped the staff were welcoming and helpful would recommend these Apartments if you are visiting Edinburgh."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Princes Street Suites
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
23-27 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £95 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,061 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travellers say...

"They clean your room and refresh toiletries & towels everyday. Too bad sauna and steam rooms are closed due to covid restrictions. Other than that, will definitely recommend and book again."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct 2020

Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
231 Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £52 per night from 16 Dec to 17 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,049 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, playground, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Great location, very clean and neat, reception staff friendly."…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile
B+B Edinburgh
Great for families
4 out of 5
3 Rothesay Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is £57 per night from 13 Dec to 14 Dec
4.5/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"Gorgeous building well located. I recommend the 4th floor rooms with the view on Dean Village. The staff excellent! Strongly recommend I would return definitely."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

B+B Edinburgh
Ocean Serviced Apartments
Great for families
4 out of 5
2 Western Harbour Midway, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.5/5Wonderful! (485 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, washer and dryer, laundry facilities
Would stay again

"Apartments in a good location. Very spacious and clean. Had everything we needed. Car parking in garagd under the apartments"…"

Reviewed on 1 Aug 2020

Ocean Serviced Apartments
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £80 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,261 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travellers say...

"Swimming pool was lovely, nice, big room albeit at the back of the hotel."…"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2020

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Holyrood Aparthotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
1 Nether Bakehouse Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £35 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,739 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, washer and dryer, laundry
Travellers say...

"The location of this hotel and the amenities of the rooms are fantastic and the staff are more than helpful in these strange times"…"

Reviewed on 27 Aug 2020

Holyrood Aparthotel
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £53 per night from 20 Dec to 21 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (1,459 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, mini golf, outdoor tennis courts, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"Enjoyable stay spent at the Dalmahoy country golf resort."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Novotel Edinburgh Park
Great for families
4 out of 5
15 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £36 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (953 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"The location was nice Did not like parking fee for guests"…"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2020

Novotel Edinburgh Park
Best Western Kings Manor Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
100 Milton Road East, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £42 per night from 29 Nov to 30 Nov
4.3/5Excellent! (979 reviews)
Families like: kids' swimming pool, near the beach, outdoor tennis court, bicycle rentals nearby
Travellers say...

"The hotel is clean, practical, everything I needed for a visit to Edinburgh."…"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2020

Best Western Kings Manor Hotel
Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront
Great for families
4 out of 5
9 Western Harbour Breakwater, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.3/5Excellent! (413 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, extra beds/cots, washer and dryer
Excellent

"Loved the apartment, very clean, comfortable beds, great kitchen, wonderful views, free parking, close to Royal Yacht Britannia and a bus ride into Edinburgh. Didn't want to leave! Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 5 Sep 2017

Hot-el-apartments Edinburgh Waterfront
Staycity Aparthotels West End
Great for families
4 out of 5
11 Brandfield Street, Haymarket, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £55 per night from 27 Dec to 28 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (1,353 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, washer and dryer
Travellers say...

"Great location with a friendly and helpful team. It’s a shame we could not use all the facilities that were on offer due to Covid restrictions."…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep 2020

Staycity Aparthotels West End
City Padzzz
Great for families
4 out of 5
Western Harbour Midway, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £47 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (1,678 reviews)
Families like: indoor tennis court, laundry
Travellers say...

"Excellent location for views, parking and convenient No 10 bus into town."…"

Reviewed on 16 Oct 2020

City Padzzz
Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Great for families
4 out of 5
80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £68 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (982 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, all-in-one washer and dryer, laundry
Travellers say...

"Good location about 5min walk from Princess Street, spacious rooms, shower and bath in each bathroom plus separate toilet, which is always convenient. Due to COVID some limitations, but staff well organised to keep things going. Did not have meals included so not gonna comment, but looked alright ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Edinburgh Marriott Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
111 Glasgow Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £47 per night from 27 Nov to 28 Nov
4.2/5Very Good! (990 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots
Travellers say...

"Clean, very good breakfast, convenient location, friendly staff, amazing rooms and gym"…"

Reviewed on 21 Oct 2020

Edinburgh Marriott Hotel
Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Great for families
4 out of 5
132 Corstorphine Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellation
The price is £34 per night from 4 Dec to 5 Dec
4/5Very Good! (993 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Good location, spacious, friendly staff. Some fittings a little dated and ceilings and walls can be a bit tired but didn’t affect the stay."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Edinburgh
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
Great for families
3 out of 5
43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellation
The price is £37 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
3.8/5Good! (1,235 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"It was fine. Room was small and very noisy even though we were on the third floor we could hear people talking/catting outside the building."…"

Reviewed on 9 Oct 2020

Jurys Inn Edinburgh
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Where should we stay in Edinburgh?

If you've been thinking about a trip with your children, the historic destination of Edinburgh is a good choice. The museums, festivals and local tours are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Fly into Edinburgh (EDI), which is the closest airport, or Dundee (DND), which is located 35.3 mi (56.8 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Edinburgh, you might want to consider one of the 361 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Holidaying families have positive things to say about these types of accommodation:

Novotel Edinburgh Centre: Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and free WiFi. Guests like the central location at this 4-star hotel.

The Knight Residence by Mansley – Features in-room kitchens, laundry facilities and free WiFi. This 5-star apartment is popular with guests for its overall comfort.

When should we visit Edinburgh?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use these tips to decide when to grab the children and head to Edinburgh.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 17°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: March, February, July and December, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, February, July and December, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches

What should we see and do in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre are interesting attractions that you and your family may enjoy exploring while you are staying in Edinburgh. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area's activities such as Princes Street Gardens, St. Giles' Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk.

Edinburgh is also known for the:
  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Festivals
  • Art
  • Tours
  • Monuments
  • Shopping
  • Theatre

Getting around Edinburgh

If you want to journey outside of the city, ride aboard a train from Edinburgh Waverley Station, Edinburgh Haymarket Station or Slateford Station. Edinburgh might not have many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Edinburgh like for family-friendly holidays?
The historic destination of Edinburgh is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your children. The museums, festivals and local tours are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Edinburgh (EDI), which is the closest airport, or Glasgow (GLA-Glasgow Intl.), which is located 48.3 mi (77.8 km) from the centre of Edinburgh.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Edinburgh?
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other good options for your child-friendly holiday include City Padzzz and Novotel Edinburgh Centre.
How many family-friendly hotels are there in Edinburgh?
Expedia has 315 hotels in Edinburgh that are perfect for families.
What's the weather like in Edinburgh?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 13°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 4°C. Average annual precipitation for Edinburgh is 703 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Edinburgh?
While you are visiting Edinburgh, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Princes Street, George Street and Edinburgh Castle. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in the area’s activities such as Grassmarket, Royal Mile and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre.

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