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The Place

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The Place is an ok stop though the rooms are small so be prepared - also there is lift thus you must carry or have them carry your luggage to your room.

Pack light, the stairs are tough but the staff atmosphere, bar and breakfast make up for it!

My room was below street level and felt like the basement. Larger than typical rooms in the area. Location is just a short distance away from princes street and old town.

The hotel is closer to the bus station, the train station is within walking distance, less then 10' walk. Spacious room, on the main street. Good buffet breakfast. Highly recommended.

My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at The Place. One thing that was very helpful to us and appreciated was that even though we were checking out to go on a tour to the Highlands, they allowed me to store my very large suitcase at the hotel for no charge. It was very helpful as I would have had to lug this suitcase with me. I was able to get my luggage when we returned from the Highlands. The staff was very nice as was the hotel.

Hotel did not meet any criteria at all No change towels.cleanness at the level of 0 The only positive point was location,but there are other hotels at the same location Street level of the room like below the ground ,it is not even an hotel it is probably hostel at the very low level

Great location. friendly staff. room small but met my needs just fine. Delicious food. friendly, efficient bar staff. definitely would recommend..... no problems at all....

The hotel is in the walking distance from Old Town and shopping area on Princess Street. The room was bigger than average and very quiet, which may not be the case if you are facing the street. Large, clean bathroom, likely recently remodeled. Internet was slow and frequently dropping connection. Hard mattress, which is a common issue in European hotels. Overall great hotel and I would stay there again.

Stayed here 2 separate nights. Good location in New Town. Tram stop is right outside, which is very convenient. About 10 minute walk to Royal Mile. It does get warm in the upper floors, so ask for a fan, which they have a limited supply of. WiFi was okay, slow at times. Staff is friendly and professional. Would stay here again.

basementroom was small and noisy and there was juice bottles left under the bed that the maid had not cleaned... But the staff was helpful and polite and the location was fantastic

My husband and I only had an overnight stay before heading back to the airport. The tram (York place) stop was right in front and was very convenient for getting to the airport. The staff was wonderful and kindly took our luggage in (and up to our room) even though we were several hours early for our check-in time. Pros: great location, beautiful interior, great room, wonderful staff. Cons: no elevator (a little tedious to carry heavy suitcases up and down the stairs), room was a little stuffy, you could hear your neighbors/noise was a slight issue. Great value and I highly recommend The Place for a short stay, especially if you need to get to the airport conveniently.

We arrived a little early at The Place, and they were nice enough to stow our bags until check-in time. We sat in their lounge area, which was pleasant and comfortable, to eat a snack. They had TV news on, but it wasn't jarring or intrusive. Our room was gorgeous and had a pretty view of the city. The bathroom was well-designed it only had a shower stall instead of a tub, but that was all that was needed. The room itself was a little small, but it held us and all our stuff, so it wasn't problematic. The WiFi left a little to be desired, as it was sometimes a bit slow. There are no elevators here, so carrying bags down the stairs was a bit of a chore (though we probably could have asked the hotel staff to do it, they were fantastic).

We had a dark room in the basement. Glad we only stayed one night. Very small room.

I thought the staff at this hotel were very helpful, the location excellent and it was very clean. Would definitely go back

The Place is well located, a ten minute walk from the major attractions of the Old Town, with restaurants and shopping nearby. Our room was large and pleasant, with a modern bath and a view of the Firth of Forth. The breakfast was more than ample. The staff was uniformly friendly and helpful. The only downside was a very slow internet connection, reminiscent of dial up modems 15 years ago, and complicated sign on procedures.

At two women staying in a foreign country, I found the place to be extremely well located and safe. It is less than 5 minutes walk from the train station and 10 minutes from Princes Street. Room was not at all noisy; good size and clean. Did not eat in the hotel so cannot comment. Lots of good pubs on Rose street and the mall was very close. Checkin was amazingly smooth.

Right next to inter-city bus station & tram to airport within very short walk to Princess St. Good choice.

Priced for those who like a sleek, modern upscale look. The beds were quite worn in, or should I say down. Pricy for the sized and quality of room, but a very friendly staff and convent lay located for the tram which is probably their selling point. Could be a four star if they included the pricy breakfast.

Easy to walk to the hotel from the railway station. Decent bar. Very helpful staff. Very clean rooms and quite spacious. However, lighting in bathroom quite dim, especially in front of the mirror. Breakfast is on the pricey side with one day's advance notice, and prohibitive is no notice is given. If you need to have the window open to cool down the room, you cannot do it overnight due to very high noise levels from the street and the tram line.

The room was very big and the bathroom was good too. Everything was clean. It was quiet, good night's sleep. Guy brought our luggage to the door. No complaints.

34-38 York Place Edinburgh Scotland

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in New Town, The Place is within a 5-minute walk of Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Princes Street Gardens. This 47-room, 3.5-star hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge, along with free in-room WiFi. Centrally located in Edinburgh, the hotel is also a short walk from St. Giles' Cathedral and Scott Monument.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All 47 rooms provide coffee makers and phones. Guests can enjoy digital TV and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and designer toiletries.


Property features

Guests of The Place have access to free WiFi in public areas. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with luggage storage, and answer any questions about the area.

Room options

Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin Room (Lower Ground)

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for The Place

Everyone (4) Couples (11) Family (5) Other (6) Friends (2)
4

nice stay!

Everyone

The Place is an ok stop though the rooms are small so be prepared - also there is lift thus you must carry or have them carry your luggage to your room.

By , from Colorado Springs, CO on Apr 17, 2017

5
Everyone

Pack light, the stairs are tough but the staff atmosphere, bar and breakfast make up for it!

By , from Colorado Springs, CO on Apr 17, 2017

3

average hotel, decent value for money

Everyone

My room was below street level and felt like the basement. Larger than typical rooms in the area. Location is just a short distance away from princes street and old town.

By on Dec 15, 2016

5

good choice

Everyone

The hotel is closer to the bus station, the train station is within walking distance, less then 10' walk. Spacious room, on the main street. Good buffet breakfast. Highly recommended.

By , from Houston, TX on Jun 1, 2016

5

very friendly and helpful staff

Families

My daughter and I enjoyed our stay at The Place. One thing that was very helpful to us and appreciated was that even though we were checking out to go on a tour to the Highlands, they allowed me to store my very large suitcase at the hotel for no charge. It was very helpful as I would have had to lug this suitcase with me. I was able to get my luggage when we returned from the Highlands. The staff was very nice as was the hotel.

By on Dec 29, 2015

1

awesome family trip

Families

Hotel did not meet any criteria at all No change towels.cleanness at the level of 0 The only positive point was location,but there are other hotels at the same location Street level of the room like below the ground ,it is not even an hotel it is probably hostel at the very low level

By on Nov 18, 2015

5

very nice. will return

Singles

Great location. friendly staff. room small but met my needs just fine. Delicious food. friendly, efficient bar staff. definitely would recommend..... no problems at all....

By on Oct 20, 2015

4

couple trip

Couples

The hotel is in the walking distance from Old Town and shopping area on Princess Street. The room was bigger than average and very quiet, which may not be the case if you are facing the street. Large, clean bathroom, likely recently remodeled. Internet was slow and frequently dropping connection. Hard mattress, which is a common issue in European hotels. Overall great hotel and I would stay there again.

By on Oct 16, 2015

4

good location, great value

Singles

Stayed here 2 separate nights. Good location in New Town. Tram stop is right outside, which is very convenient. About 10 minute walk to Royal Mile. It does get warm in the upper floors, so ask for a fan, which they have a limited supply of. WiFi was okay, slow at times. Staff is friendly and professional. Would stay here again.

By on Jul 10, 2015

3

city located

Singles

basementroom was small and noisy and there was juice bottles left under the bed that the maid had not cleaned... But the staff was helpful and polite and the location was fantastic

By on Jun 7, 2015