Overview of The Stair Arms Hotel

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Guest reviews

4.4 / 5Excellent
36 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.2/5 for cleanliness.


  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationMusselburgh Racecourse17 min drive
Popular LocationRoyal Infirmary18 min drive
RestaurantCedar Tree Cafe3 min drive
RestaurantMorelli Fast Food6 min drive
AirportEdinburgh (EDI)31 min drive

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  • Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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About this area


The Stair Arms Hotel is located in Pathhead. Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Edinburgh Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's notable landmarks include Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Edinburgh Zoo and Royal Commonwealth Pool are also worth visiting.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Musselburgh Racecourse - 17 min drive
  • Royal Infirmary - 18 min drive
  • Arthur's Seat - 26 min drive
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 26 min drive
  • Festival Theatre - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Gorebridge Station - 7 min drive
  • Edinburgh (EDI) - 31 min drive


  • Cedar Tree Cafe - 3 min drive
  • Morelli Fast Food - 6 min drive
  • Sunflower - 6 min drive
  • Ormi Kitchen - 6 min drive
  • The Hopetoun - 6 min drive

About this property

The Stair Arms Hotel

3.5-star hotel in Pathhead with free breakfast
Free breakfast and free self-parking are available at this smoke-free hotel. All 11 rooms offer flat-screen televisions. Guests will also find electric kettles.
The Stair Arms Hotel offers 11 forms of accommodation. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available 7:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–9:30 AM on weekends



Guest services

Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken



If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Shower/bathtub combination


Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Electric kettle



Check-in between 1:00 PM and 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, this property can only accept bookings for essential travel or stays. You may be asked to provide evidence of this on arrival.


Pets stay for free

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property


Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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.
    Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Property is also known as

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Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

Not one for leaving reviews but TV didn't work. Found 48 tablets in a drawer. We're if I was away with family and my lad was to get hold of these. ( Not worth thinking about ). Shower screen rubbers dirty. Told staff at hotel. Didn't seem bothered. Handed in tablets . Room didn't lock from the outside ( room 6 ) so when we went down for dinner anyone could of got into our room and had our belongings. After all the problems we had there even charged us for bread when we ordered soup. Needless to say it's put us right off staying here again. More to the point staff at hotel could of handled this better. Bad management

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

A comfortable hotel situated nicely en route for the Highlands. A friendly staff made this just a little bit more than just a stopover

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Externally average, internally great

From the outside I wasn’t sure when I arrived but internally the hotel is very good. This includes the bedroom and the dining / bar area.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Another great visit to the stair arms. Friendly staff and comfortable room .

Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Good overall

Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019