Edinburgh City Hotel ★★★

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$52
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 9, 2016 Check-out: Feb 12, 2016
4.2 /5
Overall score
98%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.2
Value:
4.3
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Room types

Show Prices Double Room for Sole Use
  • Size: 149 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Twin Room
  • Size: 160 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Double Room for Sole Use with Breakfast
  • Size: 149 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Double Room with Breakfast
  • Size: 160 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Twin Room with Breakfast
  • Size: 160 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Double Room
  • Size: 149 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

Located in the heart of Edinburgh this delightful hotel is steeped in character and history. It was built in 1879 as the Memorial Hospital dedicated to Sir James Young Simpson. This splendid building has been transformed into a modern, 3-star hotel. Travelers planning a leisure break should note that the historic Old Town of Edinburgh is only a few minutes walk from the hotel.

Rooms

The hotel has 52 rooms, all of which are double or twin. All rooms come with en suite bathroom amenities, an iron, ironing board, and a hairdryer. All rooms have color free-view television, radio, and tea and coffee making facilities. Modem/data port connections are available in bedrooms. Guests can also order room service. The Best Western Edinburgh is non-smoking.

Property features

The hotel has an on-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. Guests can choose from a menu of traditional British meals such as fish and chips or steak and kidney pie. There is free Wi-Fi access available both in bedrooms and throughout the hotel. The entire hotel is a non-smoking building.

Highlights

  • City center location provides easy access to Edinburgh’s business and tourist districts
  • Free on-site car parking with early arrival
  • Further discounted parking located two minutes drive from the hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel

Nearby attractions

  • National Museum of Scotland (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Edinburgh Old Town (0.6 mi/0.96 km)
  • The Royal Mile (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.9 mi/1.44 km)
  • Queen Street Gardens (1.1 mi/1.7 km)

Business

  • Wireless Internet access
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

Transportation

  • Edinburgh Rail Station (5 minutes by taxi)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center

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Guest score 3.7 / 5
$66
Guest score 3.8 / 5
$85
Guest score 4.3 / 5
$115
Guest score 5.0 / 5
$59
Guest score 4.5 / 5
$83
Guest score 3.8 / 5
$76

Amenities

Featured

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room
  • No smoking rooms/facilities

General

  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators

Dining

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Room service

Internet

  • Free Wi-Fi in Room

Reviews

4.2 /5 Overall score

98% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.5/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.4/5
  • Comfort: 4.2/5
  • Location: 4.2/5
  • Value: 4.3/5

Couples break away

Would recommend Sat, Oct 31, 2015
Amazing hotel within walking distance of everything! Room was lovely and clean and spacious very modern nice and quiet even though our room was right at main road , definetly would stay there again great value for money , even though certain floors were being re painted while we stayed caused no inconvenience to us, staff were lovely and friendly , only downfall was shortage of towels when our first night ones were replaced and not a huge selection of beers at the 24 hour bar but these are tiny details overall would def recommend this hotel !

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Fantastic stay, especially if you don't plan on using Wi-Fi

Would recommend Fri, Jul 17, 2015
The hotel is perfectly placed to enjoy a large amount of what Edinburgh has to offer, including the Castle, which was a 10-minute walk from the hotel. It's surrounded by a huge variety of restaurants, and the Sainsbury's Local and Tesco Express, a mere 3-5 minute walk from the hotel, will be of special interest to bargain vacationers: These provide very cheap, very quick delicious breakfast of pastries on your way out to enjoy the city. Staff is very friendly (even when arriving at 11:30 at night!), and the room was very clean and comfortable. Literally the ONLY thing that did not exceed my expectations was the Wi-Fi: A consistent signal was nearly as elusive as the storied Nessie of the mysterious Loch Ness. Still, not really a problem if you're out enjoying Edinburgh all day!

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Scottland Halloween trip

Would recommend Sat, May 16, 2015
Hotel was comfortable and close to everything! We walked to all museums and nearby restaurants. The staff was very nice and helpful when we asked for directions.

| N/A Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

spotless

Would recommend Tue, Feb 17, 2015
great staff glad to be of help, spotless rooms, very central. one small gripe! the bed was too small to be truey comfortable

| Dublin Friends

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Just what you need

Would recommend Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Checking into the hotel was seamless and easy. The hotel staff was attentive and knew me by name right away. The hotel room was clean but on the smaller side. IF you have more than two or three bags, you'll have little room to maneuver around. Not all rooms are the same size though. The bathroom was excellent, the shower was refreshing and it was not cramped at all. The hotel staff was helpful in arranging local travel and day trips. Checking out was easy.

Money saver

Don't bother with the city bus tour. Edinburgh is not a big city, and walking is almost as fast around the city and free.

| Kansas Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Ideal hotel for a weekend break

Would recommend Wed, Sep 17, 2014
Great hotel well situated near all the Edinburgh attractions with a fantastic restaurant with amazing food. Only gripe was the small double bed.

Dining

the foodood is fantastic

| London Couples

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Not as upmarket as they think they are

Would not recommend Wed, Aug 27, 2014
The hotel is in a cheap nasty part of Edinburgh and has delusions of being much more upmarket than it is. The room was described as having a double bed, but the room was too small for a double bed so they just squeezed in a 4 foot bed (double is 4 foot six) which made it cramped. The restaurant was clean enough but had very limited menu. For example the hotel special was a beef burger. For desert I chose the "Selection of Scottish Cheese" which turned out to be Red Leicester, Cheddar and Brie, none of which can remotely be described as "Scottish". Overall I'd say the hotel is mediocre at best and I was glad we only stayed one night.

| London Family

2 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 2 /5
  • Comfort: 2 /5
  • Location: 1 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Great Location, Amazing Staff!

Would recommend Fri, Aug 1, 2014
Our room was comfortable and clean. Our flight left too early for the complimentary breakfast, but every member of staff we encountered was friendly, informative and extremely helpful. That, plus the charming hotel and central location would be enough to bring me back. My one and only complaint (and it's a minor one) is that there was no mini fridge in the room. I understand why, because the rooms are equipped with a conservation feature that turns everything off when you leave the room, so it would compromise those efforts. The staff was great about getting us an ice bucket for our water bottles, so it's all good.

Attractions

In Edinburgh it's all about the footwear. The hilly terrain (great views!) means a good walking workout. Wear your most comfortable shoes. Hills and stairs abound. But if you're prepared, it is well worth the hike.

| Fort Worth TX Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Every thing is good except location

Would recommend Sat, Jul 5, 2014
room is large and comfortable, but the location is a little far from the city center .

| China Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Good for short stay

Would recommend Sun, Jun 8, 2014
Nice hotel in a good location for Edinburgh castle and old town. About 10 mins walk to the castle. Recommend the full breakfast which is good value when ordered through e bookers. Staff proved very helpful. All in all good value.

Attractions

Bought a 48 hr ticket for the sight seeing tour bus and found the tour guides very informitive and entertaining great way to see the city.

| Dublin. Ireland Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

Lauriston 0.2 mi
Grassmarket 0.3 mi
Edinburgh Castle 0.3 mi
Lochrin 0.3 mi
Fountainbridge 0.3 mi
Meadow park 0.3 mi
Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre 0.4 mi
Outlook Tower 0.4 mi
Scott Monument 0.4 mi
Writer's Museum 0.4 mi
Gladstone's Land 0.5 mi
National Gallery of Scotland 0.5 mi
Royal Museum 0.5 mi
Parliament House 0.5 mi
Princes Street 0.5 mi
Museum of Scotland 0.5 mi
St Giles Cathedral 0.5 mi
Marchmont 0.5 mi
Cowgate 0.6 mi
Bruntsfield 0.6 mi
Georgian House 0.6 mi
Haymarket 0.6 mi
Merchiston 0.6 mi
Underground City 0.6 mi
Princes Mall 0.7 mi
Trinity House 0.7 mi
Dalry 0.7 mi
Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen 0.7 mi
Greenhill 0.8 mi
Dean Village 0.8 mi
Royal Mile 0.8 mi
National Portrait Gallery 0.8 mi
Sciennes 0.8 mi
Burghmuirhead 0.8 mi
Church Hill 0.9 mi
People's Story 0.9 mi
Dumbiedykes 1 mi
The Canongate 1 mi
Newington 1 mi
West Coates 1 mi
Stockbridge 1 mi
Ardmillan 1.1 mi
Calton Hill 1.1 mi
Dean Gallery 1.1 mi
Polwarth 1.1 mi

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

$52
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 9, 2016 Check-out: Feb 12, 2016