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The Inn On The Mile

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We really loved Inn on the Mile and will stay there again for sure. We were there for only one night at the end of our trip. I chose the Inn based on its proximity to Waverly as we were taking a train out the next morning and the good reviews. I only gave it 4 out of 5 as it does not have a lobby (the check-in is in the ground floor restaurant) and you do have to bring luggage up a lot of stairs. They do you warn you there is no lift on the website but I was a little unprepared for the amount of stairs. I don't want to dwell on that though as the location is great if you want to be on the Royal Mile and close to things. We also really liked the room. The room has a contemporary feel in an old charming building. The bed was very comfortable, they had robes and slippers, a minibar, a dyson fan and we had chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of processo waiting for us (book on their website for that.) When we first arrived, we did not realize we needed to check in at the desk in the restaurant. We proceeded through the restaurant to the doors marked Bedrooms and then Vincent caught up with us and asked if we needed help. We explained we were checking in and he took us back into the restaurant/bar area to get us checked in. He was very polite and friendly and very graciously helped us up the few flights of stairs with our luggage. He pointed out all the amenities in the room and was very welcoming. The room was not large, but that was fine as we were there for one night. It would be fine for a few days too as it has storage as long as you don't need a sitting area, etc. We had stayed at the Waldorf-Astoria earlier in the week and we had a lot more room there, but I preferred the Inn on the Mile's location. For me personally, I would take location over space when my main purpose is to be out exploring, but I know others would differ. Breakfast in the morning was good. It was unclear to me when we sat down if items on the menu were complimentary as we had booked the breakfast option. We had not seen the buffet options across from the bar when we entered so we thought we were supposed to order from the menu. It was not really explained to us or I missed that, so maybe that could be explained better. We did order off the menu, and it was good and not terribly expensive so it was fine. Just a suggestion they could explain that better in e-mails or at check in. The bar/restaurant is quite good and it is busy.

Great location and the room was lovely. Welcome drink and chocolate strawberries waiting for us. We were on the top floor so there were a lot of stairs but it’s a lovely old building. Don’t be put off by the rooms effectively being above a bar. They are worth it.

Amazing place. Clean bright and so worth a visit. Lunch was great classic Caesar salad a small one with a wee cheeky chardonnay. Price wise well worth it. Would recommend this place to everyone I know.

If you have read my other reviews, you know I value being where I can walk to most areas. This is never more true than in Edinburgh. This hotel put you right on the Royal mile between the castle and HolyRoodHouse. I love Edinburgh but it does require walking up and down inclines. This hotel is only nine rooms located above a small pub. You check into the hotel at a small desk just inside the pub. The staff is young, friendly, and eager to please. The rooms are well maintained and comfortable. The entire building was once a bank. The exterior and the pub have kept the historic feel of the building but the rooms are modern and well furnished. If there is one downside, it is that there is no lift in the building. We had rooms on the top floor and walking up and down the stairs will get tiring. Plan your trips carefully because we didn't simply want to 'pop up to the room'. Of course it does help walking off that great Scottish food we ate. When I return to Edinburgh, I will definitely look to stay at the Inn again although I would prefer rooms 1,2 or 3 one floor up from the pub. Our rooms did have a nice view of the city and was high enough from the street to avoid a lot of the noise. The hotel is a short walk from Waverley station if you are arriving by train. From the airport, we simply took a taxi.

Highly rated, atmosphere and decor really nice. Staff really good. Top tip wine is considerably better value by the bottle. Toilets clean and tidy which is unusual on the Mile. The only thing that was slightly disappointing was the menu.

We went here for lunch when visiting Edinburgh. I had the homemade steak pie, broccoli & mash and my wife had the small fish and chips served with mushy peas. Both dishes were served hot and tasty. The steak pie was cooked and served in an enamel pie dish. The service was very good and efficient getting our meal 20 mins after putting our order in. The restaurant is situated in a touristy part of Edinburgh.

I didn't book a room in this inn, but I did eat dessert there, and they had the best sticky toffee pudding I've ever had for a very reasonable price. I definitely recommend it as well as their luxury hot chocolate. Staff were very friendly and nice as well. Would definitely visit again.

A real hidden gem! The location just couldn't be better, and the room was wonderful. Spacious, luxuriously appointed, and with a welcoming bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate strawberries! The staff just couldn't do enough for us - insisting on carrying all our bags up the stairs without even being asked, and, after touring Ireland and not being able to find a laundry, found a very reliable lady to do all our washing for 12 pounds - that was for 2 people, after 10 days! Just brilliant. The bar downstairs served tasty, reasonably priced food. Definitely a score of 10 out of 10.

Stumbled across this gem after a long day of sightseeing, was able to get a booth and just ordered drinks which the waitress was able to give us table service. Cocktails were amazing so much so we returned the next day for breakfast and then more cocktails in the afternoon for a birthday treat. Breakfast was a little disappointing as the portions were on the small side and some items were cold, (toast, beans and poached eggs) poached egg was also hard and not runny. Apart from that staff made us feel very welcome and the seating and ambience made us feel comfortable which is why we returned so much. Will visit again if we come back to Edinburgh

This hotel/inn was right in the middle of the "Magnificent" Mile. It was a former bank and the main lobby is a bar/restaurant. They have excellent foods through the day. You have to check in at the bar and they have a secret door to entry the rooms upstairs. Edinburgh is such a great city that I hope to return to some day and I will stay at the Inn on the Mile.

82 High Street, The Royal Mile Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to St. Giles' Cathedral and Real Mary King's Close
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Old Town, The Inn On The Mile is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as St. Giles' Cathedral and Real Mary King's Close. This 9-room, 4-star inn has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Edinburgh, the inn is also a short walk from Greyfriars Kirk and Princes Street Gardens.


This inn is home to a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


All 9 individually decorated rooms provide iPod docks, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and plasma TVs with satellite channels. Beds sport premium bedding and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and ironing boards.

Property features

The Inn On The Mile features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 1304 reviews