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Top Edinburgh Neighborhoods for Historic Hotels

Old Town
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New Town
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Old Waverley Hotel

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Newington
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Northumberland Hotel

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Featured Edinburgh Historic Hotels

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Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (470 reviews)
Good standard hotel, excellent location The location of this hotel was excellent....right opposite bus tours and airport bus, and within walking distance of all the main attractions. Facilities were basic, but for us this hotel was perfect as a base for our short weekend trip
  28 Jul 2017

£87

£87
Royal Over-Seas League

Royal Over-Seas League

100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (72 reviews)
Character, central and amazing viewsThis hotel is suited to the traveler who delights in history and doesn't mind exchanging the usual (often bland) international hotel style which has become so overly pervasive at the moment for truly quirky and unique character. The hotel is a part of a private member's club and a vestige of the ...
  25 Apr 2017

£91

£91
Stay Edinburgh City Apartments

Stay Edinburgh City Apartments

217 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (103 reviews)
In the hub. Location good. Very warm welcome upon our arrival. Apartment was about 1 block from where I thought it was. Enjoyable stay. Transportation within walking distance if one wants to take city tour bus or local transportation. All requests from staff was solved immediately, i.e.- more towels, t.p., and coffee maker. ...
  27 Jun 2017

£188

£188
Fraser Suites Edinburgh

Fraser Suites Edinburgh

Fraser Suites Edinburgh, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (729 reviews)
Good locationFriendly staff, close to everything. They didn't clean our room on one of the days. They have this new perk called "handy" - a cell phone included with the room where you can make free local calls and use the internet for free! So awesome to not have to use our own cell phones (we get roaming charges.) ...
  22 Jul 2017

£143

£143
Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (634 reviews)
On the Royal mile Easy walk to Castle and shopping Parking is expensive though but necessary as we were traveling to Highlands next.
  25 Jul 2017

£158

£158
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (600 reviews)
Nice hotel in wonderful locationWe enjoyed our stay at this hotel. We could see the Edinburgh Castle from the hotel. We were in the Grassmarket location, full of breakfast, restaurants and bar options. Breakfast at the hotel was delicious too. Very close to the Royal Mile. Hop-on hop-off bus stops in the same block of the hotel. ...
  11 Jul 2017

£104

£104
St. Giles Apartment

St. Giles Apartment

375 High Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (39 reviews)
Great location, very good staff and service. Great location, very good staff and service. but honestly, if you are family, do not get fooled by pics shown. We saw pics assuming 2 bathrooms. In fact one of the pics show an attached bathroom as well. nothing like it. 2 very tiny bedroom with only 1 small bathroom in between. Customer service ...
  18 Jul 2017

£124

£124
Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (894 reviews)
Nice hotel right in the middle of town. Hotel is clean and staff were great especially the bar staff ...v friendly. The room we had was a family double room bedding was comfy. Towels were changed daily. The toilet was a bit of a chore to flush...flush has a issue. The shower drain was blocked too but otherwise OK. The TV in our room didn't ...
  27 Jul 2017

£112

£112
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (325 reviews)
Excellent place to stayThis hotel had everything. Good location, nice lounge and restaurant, swimming pool and gym and a spa - we did not go to spa. The staff were very helpful and gave us plenty of information about Edinburgh and activities around the city. The room was big enough and it was quite functional. They were ...
  15 Jul 2017

£167

£167
Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (521 reviews)
Excellent locationWas visiting for a concert at the castle, I chose hotel as we were travelling by train and hotel was just across the road from train station. Emailed and asked if I could get a room with a nice view as it was my daughters birthday. My request was fulfilled, they even put a birthday card in the room ...
  25 Jul 2017

£112

£112
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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in Edinburgh

There’s no better way to tap the rich seam of history flowing through Scotland’s capital than with a stay in one of Edinburgh’s historic hotels.

From castles and palaces to monuments to ruins, the city’s treasures from the past all vie for your attention here.

Choose from accommodation in historic buildings like the Roxburghe in Charlotte Square or The Balmoral on Princes Street. Some date as far back as the 16th century. Admire period features from turrets to stained glass windows and thoughtful details that reveal glimpses of a hotel’s former life.

The city has been – and occasionally still is – home to royalty. It’s fostered intellectual visionaries and literary greats alike . And there’s an altogether more mysterious past just waiting to be explored too...

Step Back in Time in Historic Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s attractions tell tales spanning centuries.

Discover ancient relics in iconic Edinburgh Castle, uncover darker episodes of the city’s past with a fright-filled ghost tour or head underground with a visit to The Real Mary King’s Close.

Delve deeper into Edinburgh’s literary history with a trip to the Writers Museum, housed in a narrow wynd linking the Royal Mile to The Mound; don’t forget to look down where you'll spot beautiful quotes from renowned Scottish poets etched into the paving stones.

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