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Popular hotels in Old Town, Edinburgh

Discover well-known properties in Old Town that are favoured by visitors more than others. There are 835 hotels in Old Town and price data was last updated on 17 May 2024. The average price for a hotel in Old Town is £205/night.
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1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station, The Balmoral Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Edinburgh. This relaxed hotel is set in the heart of the city.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
9.4
Excellent
1964 reviews
Location
0.3 mi from city centre
77 South Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Set in the heart of the city, Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile provides easy access to Edinburgh's popular retail and sightseeing areas. Only a short walk from University of Edinburgh, it offers modern rooms equipped with an in-room closet, an in-room dining area and heating.
Free Wi-Fi
7.8
Good
9155 reviews
Location
0.4 mi from city centre
231 Canongate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Situated in Edinburgh, the hotel is surrounded by a variety of popular nightlife options and is minutes on foot from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is conveniently located in the city centre.
Free Wi-Fi
8.5
Excellent
7257 reviews
Location
0.6 mi from city centre
80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It has a gym, as well as a sauna, a heated pool and a Jacuzzi.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
8.0
Excellent
5968 reviews
Location
0.5 mi from city centre
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Located in Edinburgh, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel provides stylish, 4-star accommodation close to the National Museum of Scotland. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
4556 reviews
Location
0.3 mi from city centre
Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Offering an ideal base for guests looking to discover Edinburgh's vibrant nightlife, the hotel features a 24-hour reception and views of Edinburgh Castle. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
1360 reviews
Location
0.4 mi from city centre
6 Hunter Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Located in Edinburgh, ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile Hunter Square offers stylish, 3-star accommodation close to St Giles Cathedral. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
5026 reviews
Location
0.4 mi from city centre
43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Conveniently located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. Surrounded by local bars and restaurants, it is a short stroll from Edinburgh Waverley Railway Station.
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
5293 reviews
Location
0.4 mi from city centre
80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Conveniently positioned, Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. Just minutes from St Giles Cathedral, it provides air-conditioned rooms with free wireless internet.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
8.4
Excellent
5695 reviews
Location
0.4 mi from city centre
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Set in the heart of the city, Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers easy access to Edinburgh's main retail and sightseeing areas. It provides a sauna, an indoor pool and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Pool
Free Wi-Fi
8.2
Excellent
4666 reviews
Location
0.3 mi from city centre

Tips for booking hotels in Old Town

Gain useful insights and advice for booking the perfect stay in Old Town. Price data is based on averages over the past 12 months and was last updated on 17 May 2024.
Cheapest month:February
Most expensive month:January
Average price in Old Town:£205/night
Cheapest price found:£16/night
Cheapest day:Monday
Most expensive day:Saturday
£111 - £380
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
£146 - £370
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

Top-rated Old Town, Edinburgh hotels

Browse through properties in Old Town that have received the highest ratings from guests. There are currently 835 properties in Old Town and data was last updated on 17 May 2024.
These Old Town properties are among the highest rated by our users. Make sure to read hotel descriptions and reviews to find the right property right for you.
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11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£266
Avg. per night
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.6 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£203
Avg. per night
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£184
Avg. per night
6 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£257
Avg. per night
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
£36
Avg. per night
82 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£272
Avg. per night
Roxburgh Court, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£374
Avg. per night
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£24
Avg. per night

Cheapest hotels in Old Town, Edinburgh

Discover affordable stays in Old Town that provide a quality experience without breaking the bank. Hotels in Old Town can be found for as low as £21 per night. There is currently one property in Old Town that can be booked for this price. St Christopher's Edinburgh Original is one of the hotels that can be booked for the lowest price in Old Town. Price data was last updated on 17 May 2024
Out of the hotels in Old Town we've come across, these properties are priced the lowest. Prices will typically fluctuate depending on the dates selected, star rating of hotel, and hotel location.
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9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£21
Avg. per night
105 High Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£23
Avg. per night
2 West Port, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£25
Avg. per night
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£29
Avg. per night
33 St Marys Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 mi from city centre
£116
Avg. per night
33 East Market Street Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 mi from city centre
Air conditioning
£180
Avg. per night
1 Nether Bakehouse Holyrood, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.7 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£193
Avg. per night
82 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.5 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
£207
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Old Town

Get a sense of the average price and most popular properties to stay in Old Town to help you budget for your trip accordingly. Hotels that are booked the most in each class receive the “Most popular” badge. Hotels with the “Best value” badge are the most popular hotels in Old Town at attractive prices. Price data was last updated on 17 May 2024.
Some of the best options for booking a hotel in Old Town categorised by hotel class. You'll also find the most popular and best value properties within each hotel class.
2 stars
2 stars and under
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 a Parliament Square, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
4 stars
4 stars +
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Roxburgh Court, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Other accommodations in Old Town

Find the perfect hostel, theme hotel, or holiday rental for your stay in Old Town. There are 835 hotels in Old Town and price data was last updated on 17 May 2024. The average price for a stay in Old Town is £205/night.
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37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£24
Avg. per night
8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.4 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£24
Avg. per night
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.3 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£24
Avg. per night
Roxburgh Court, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
0.2 mi from city centre
Free Wi-Fi
£374
Avg. per night

Where to stay in Old Town

Explore different neighbourhoods and areas within Old Town to find the perfect location for your stay. Map data was last updated on 17 May 2024.
Whether you're visiting Old Town for leisure or business, utilise the map to find hotels close to your ideal location. Clicking a property's name will unlock more information and allow you to book that particular hotel.

About Old Town

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1995, Edinburgh’s Old Town packs historic and cultural attractions within its world-famous Royal Mile and the immediate surrounding area. The neighbourhood has held onto much of its original medieval character and is among the Scottish capital’s top attractions.

The Royal Mile cuts through the heart of the district connecting Edinburgh Castle to Holyrood Palace and its ruined abbey. Other historic highlights in the neighbourhood include the University of Edinburgh’s Old College, St. Giles’ Cathedral, the Scottish Parliament Building, the National Museum of Scotland and the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland. The serpentine alleys snaking off this main artery are a delight to get lost in, as much an attraction of the area as its famous landmarks.

The Old Town is naturally central to modern Edinburgh, with the city’s main National Rail station located within spitting distance of the Royal Mile. Once in the neighbourhood, it is best explored on foot. There are bus routes available for those dreading the city’s many hills, but traffic is quite congested. A new tram system connects the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.

The layout of Edinburgh’s Old Town owes as much to the area’s geographic history as it does to its political or cultural history. The Royal Mile traces the crag and tail of a ridge downward from Edinburgh Castle’s perch atop an extinct volcano. Receding glaciers in the last ice age created this landscape as they pushed soft soil before being split by a harder volcanic rock.

Facts about staying in Old Town, Edinburgh

Find useful tips and insights about staying in Old Town to help you make the most of your experience. FAQs were last updated on 17 May 2024.
  • What are the best hotels in Old Town?

    The Balmoral, rated with a score of 9.4 from 1,964 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Old Town. Other top stays include Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile, with an average rating of 8.5 from 7,250 reviewers, and ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile, with a score of 7.8 from 9,155 reviewers.

  • What is a good hotel near Edinburgh City Centre?

    The Balmoral is a hotel near Edinburgh City Centre that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 9.4 across 1,964 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Old Town near Edinburgh Waverley Station?

    The Balmoral is rated 9.4 from 1,964 reviews and is close to Edinburgh Waverley Station.

  • Is there a good hotel near Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre?

    If you’re looking for good hotels near Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, consider The Balmoral (rated 9.4 over 1,964 reviews).

  • How much do hotels in Old Town cost?

    The average prices of hotels in Old Town have been around £21 per night over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Old Town?

    Prices for Old Town hotels have been found for as low as £18/night over the last 3 days.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Old Town?

    The most popular landmark in Old Town is Edinburgh City Centre located in Edinburgh, followed by Edinburgh Waverley Station and Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, located in Edinburgh and Edinburgh, respectively. Depending on where and how long you plan on staying in Old Town, you may be able to visit at least one of these cities.

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