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Located in Old Town, Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile is within a 10-minute walk of popular sights such as St. Giles' Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk. This 78-room, 3-star hotel has conveniences like free breakfast, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Edinburgh, the hotel is also a short walk from Palace of Holyroodhouse and Arthur's Seat.


Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay. At the end of the day, relax with a drink at the bar/lounge.


Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile's 78 air-conditioned rooms provide sofa beds, coffee makers, and free newspapers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 23-inch LCD TVs with digital channels and pay movies. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a computer station. Offsite parking is offered for a fee. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.


  • Walking distance to St. Giles' Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Bar/lounge

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

300 Cowgate Edinburgh Scotland EH1 1NA

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile is within walking distance of Edinburgh attractions such as Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh Castle, and the shops on Princes Street. This Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) certified hotel is conveniently located near a train station and a conference centre.

Parking is available nearby at a discounted rate. A complimentary daily hot buffet breakfast is available to guests, and the lobby bar serves drinks and small plates.

Complimentary daily newspapers and a TV are in the lobby, and a business center offers a computer for guest use. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. The hotel offers its guests discounted entry to the nearby fitness centre. There is also an ATM on site.

This is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 78 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Express check-out 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Computer station 
  • Luggage storage 
  • One meeting room 
  • Express check-in 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Offsite parking discounted rates available 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Sofa bed  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile offers 78 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary newspapers and coffee/tea makers. Accommodations are furnished with double sofa beds. Beds feature down comforters. A pillow menu is available. 23-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Hypo-allergenic bedding and irons/ironing boards can be requested. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free newspaper 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Down comforter 
  • Pillow menu 
  • LCD TV 
  • Sofa bed size 
  • Free WiFi 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary breakfast.


To make special requests for 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 time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Dogs only
  • 1 per room

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet (varies based on length of stay)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 30.00
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

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

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.

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