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Get an overview of this hotelStately Edinburgh Georgian hotel on George Street

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Near art gallery

Located amid the shops and restaurants of Edinburgh's fashionable George Street, this hotel is a block from Princes Street and a quarter-mile from the National Gallery.

Hotel bar

At The Principal Edinburgh George Street, interior architects have created a sense of restored grandeur by means of simple detailing and the use of rich materials. Printing Press has quickly become a destination restaurant in Edinburgh.

Satellite television

The 249 guestrooms of The Principal Edinburgh George Street offer digital television with premium channels, free WiFi, direct-dial phones with voice mail, hair dryers, and writing desks.

The Principal Edinburgh George Street

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

This centrally located Edinburgh hotel is near the shops and restaurants of Edinburgh's fashionable George Street. A block from Princes Street and a quarter-mile from the National Gallery, The Principal Edinburgh George Street is within easy access to the train station, airport, and a convention center. Guests will enjoy the close proximity to museums, art galleries, and Scottish monuments.

The Principal Edinburgh George Street offers guests with many services and amenities, ensuring a comfortable stay. Amenities include banquet and exhibit facilities, wedding services, currency exchange, free WiFi, laundry facilities, and multilingual staff who can provide tour information and ticket assistance.

Business facilities include 9 meeting rooms with audiovisual equipment available, catering, and a business center. Parking is available nearby, at a discounted rate. A roundtrip airport shuttle is available for a fee and requires 24-hour advance notice.

  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Restaurant 
  • Business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 240 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Concierge services 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Express check-in 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Year Built 1775 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Parking

Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • In-room safe 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Printing Press Bar & Kitchen - serves seasonal, Scottish produce throughout the day and night..

Breakfast - A continental breakfast is served daily in Kings Hall.

Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP £40 per pet, per night
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No onsite parking is available.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

The name of this property was previously The George.

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: GBP 50 per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 12.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP £40 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: GBP 10
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 10
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.


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