Scotland is famous for its epic castles and enchanting landscapes, and this is a great place to visit for families, couples, and solo travelers. There are lots of festivals that take place in the city of Edinburgh, and you can also check out famous film locations, art museums, and historical sites here. During your visit, there are lots of places to stay that are comfortable, elegant, and very accommodating. These are our top accommodations picks for Edinburgh!
The Raeburn (Prices & Photos)
This hotel was built in 1832 as an elegant home and is now a highly recommended boutique hotel in Edinburgh. There are 10 guestrooms here, as well as a restaurant, bar, library, private dining and conference room, and outdoor terrace. Guests will enjoy luxurious bedding and Victorian-style furnishings, and the hotel is about a 15-minute walk to the city center of Edinburgh. In 2016, the Raeburn won a “boutique hotel of the year” award. The onsite restaurant serves British dishes that are simple and sophisticated. Meanwhile, the bar menu features locally sourced ingredients and is a great place to relax or plan a working lunch.
Prestonfield House (Prices & Photos)
This is a glamorous and opulent place to stay in Edinburgh that’s just 5-10 minutes from city center. The Prestonfield House is a five-star hotel that was originally a private home, next to Arthur’s Seat, and within 20 acres of gardens. There are 18 luxurious rooms here, all of which have desks, collection of antiques, and fine linens. The rooms and suites here are dog friendly too! The dog fee is £25 per night, and dogs can go everywhere except the restaurant. Rhubarb is the onsite restaurant that serves lunch and dinner. Breakfast is served here too and included in your room rate. Among the services and facilities are an 18-hole golf course, putting green, croquet lawn, free parking, and helicopter landing facility.
Old Town Chambers (Prices & Photos)
Old Town Chambers are luxury apartments that are perfect for travelers looking for extra space and privacy. There are 50 apartments here that all have their own unique touches and sleep from one to six guests. Signature apartments have views of the city, while Capital apartments are warm and cozy. Guests who stay at Old Town Chambers have access to the 24/7 gym, Wi-Fi access, and pets are welcome too. This is a great place to stay in Edinburgh if you are spending several days in the city or just want to experience life like a local.
Kildonan Lodge Hotel (Prices & Photos)
The Kildonan Lodge Hotel exudes Victorian elegance and grandeur, while having all the modern conveniences you could want. This four-star hotel was built in 1874 and was beautifully restored by be a peaceful retreat for romantic weekends. Wi-Fi and parking are free, as well as a complimentary full Scottish breakfast in the mornings. The Garden Lodge is behind the hotel and in its own private garden with three double en-suite rooms for groups of friends or families who are traveling together. The onsite Bistro serves fresh and home-cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients, and it’s open from 6:30pm to 9pm.
The Chester Residence (Prices & Photos)
This is another apartment and townhouse option for your stay in Edinburgh that has the luxury of a five-star hotel and all the benefits of serviced apartments in the city’s West End. You can walk to Princes Street and the city’s top attractions from here, and each apartment has high-tech features, security, toiletries, and fluffy robes. Some of the apartments can accommodate an extra bed for an additional charge. Pets are not allowed here except for guide dogs. Overall, the Chester Residence has won lots of awards in the industry and is known for accommodating the needs and wants of its guests.
Nira Caledonia (Prices & Photos)
Nira Caledonia is a luxury boutique hotel in the city center of Edinburgh and a great place who like an easy-going attitude. It was transformed from the private residence of Christopher North, who was a 19th century essayist. Breakfast can be served to guests in their bedrooms by the room service team. Complimentary Wi-Fi and 24-hour room service are available. Each room here is unique with its own quirky charm and high-tech features like Nespresso machines and iPod docking stations. Blackwoods’s Bar and Grill is the onsite restaurant that serves fresh and organic foods for dinner from 5-10pm. The hotel also offers packages and special offers, such as a food tour of Edinburgh, a Supercar weekend break, romantic getaway packages, and wedding packages.
The Lane Boutique Hotel (Prices & Photos)
This boutique hotel in Edinburgh is stylish and about two miles from Edinburgh city center. It has six bedrooms that each have their own unique décor. Classic, deluxe, and luxury rooms are available depending on how much space and privacy you would like. The hotel was built in the 1800s as a Victorian house, and many of the original features have been preserved or restored. There is a bar and restaurant onsite that serves over 250 Scottish whiskeys and an extensive food menu. When you stay here in the South of Edinburgh on this peaceful street, you’ll only be about seven miles from the airport. Golf tours can be organized by the hotel staff so that you can play on the area’s famous courses.
The Balmoral, a Rocco Hotel (Prices & Photos)
Prestige, elegance, and glamour mark your stay at the Balmoral in Edinburgh, located at 1 Princes Street. It’s a landmark in the middle of the city and in a historic building with a grand clock tower. It’s also on the corner of Old Town and New Town, making it in a prime position for exploring the art galleries and cultural sites. This is also a convenient place to stay if you’re planning to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival or the Edinburgh International Festival. All of the 20 suites have lovely views, and there are several restaurant and bar options.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian (Prices & Photos)
This beautiful hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh and has 241 rooms and suites. There are two restaurants here operated by the Michelin-starred Galvin brothers, and this is also home to the only Guerlain Spa in the UK. It’s at the west end of Princes Street and has many rooms that offer lovely views of Edinburgh Castle. The hotel is family-friendly with family rooms and suite options as well.