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Located in New Town, Thistle Edinburgh, The King James is within a 5-minute walk of Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Princes Street Gardens. This 143-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free in-room WiFi. St. Giles' Cathedral and Palace of Holyroodhouse are also within a short walk.


Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room. For your convenience, a full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The 143 rooms have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, ceiling fans, and safes. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones, ironing boards, and desks are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Thistle Edinburgh, The King James enjoy free WiFi in public areas, 7 meeting rooms, and wedding services. Self parking is available for GBP 8 per day. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.


  • Walking distance to Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and Princes Street Gardens
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Concierge services

Thistle Edinburgh, The King James

107 Leith Street Edinburgh Scotland EH1 3SW

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access. 7 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry services, and 24-hour room service. Parking is available onsite for a surcharge.

Thistle Edinburgh, The King James is a smoke-free property.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 143 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Meeting rooms 7 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

Thistle Edinburgh, The King James offers 143 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. LCD televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans.

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Desk 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Digital TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Full breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning.

Craigs Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Modern European cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

24-hour room service is available.


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed (service dogs only)

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.

Only service animals are allowed

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 10 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: GBP 8 per day
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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