Edinburgh is a compact city which makes it easy to get around the city centre on foot, or by bus. We at Hotels.tv here in Edinburgh always try and book accommodation for our guests in, or very near, the city centre to ensure guests get the most from their time in Scotland’s capital city.
In today’s Blog post we reveal 30 Top Independent City Centre Hotels In Edinburgh – all within a few 100 metres of Princes Street (New Town) or The Royal Mile (Old Town). We love independent accommodation because it offers unique style, personal service and attractive room rates!
Hotel Missoni – a design orientated and stylish hotel right on the Royal Mile.
The Glasshouse – a boutique hotel in the East End of Edinburgh. Very stylish with fantastic views from the rooftop gardens of Calton Hill.
The Howard – a very traditional styled hotel, with butlers, four-poster beds and drawing rooms to relax in.
Apex Waterloo Place – a new and stylish hotel near Waverley Train Station. A great place to do business too with an excellent range of meeting rooms.
The Place – a very new and stylish hotel on York Place, in the New Town. The hotel’s stylish bar and restaurant will make your stay feel even more glamorous.
Le Monde Boutique Hotel – sits on George Street and offers very fashionable and contemporary rooms. The hotel also has some very cool bars, and its own nightclub.
Ten Hill Place Hotel -is in a quiet corner of Edinburgh’s south side, not far from the Royal Mile. The rooms are of a high standard and the service is excellent.
The Royal Terrace Hotel – a classic Georgian hotel, tucked behind Calton Hill. Rooms are beautiful and there are lots of public spaces to relax in around the hotel.
Tigerlily – a hotel aimed at the younger and more stylish set. Rooms are extremely fashionable and comfortable. Tigerlily has a stylish bar and restaurant that attracts Edinburgh’s cool crowd every day of the week.
The Rutland Hotel – the service at The Rutland is impeccable. And the rooms are stylish, contemporary and very well kitted out with technology and other goodies.
The Hudson Hotel – a hotel popular with leisure and corporate travellers. Being at the West End of Edinburgh city centre it’s well located for the business quarter. The restaurant, bar and nightclub below are all welcoming and relaxed.
The Royal Overseas League Hotel – the ROSL sits at 100 Princes Street and offers stunning views of Edinburgh Castle from the restaurant, bars and from many of the rooms. The hotel is a great place to escape from the action down on Princes Street. In addition, the hotel is something of a cultural hub, with many art and music events being held here through out the year.
The Royal Scots Club – a very traditional and smart hotel in the New Town. The hotel warmly welcomes non-members. The hotel offers a very unique and pleasurable experience to guests.
The Old Waverley – is right on the world-famous Princes Street. Rooms are very large considering rates are so affordable and the hotel is so central. Rooms are very comfortable and the hotel has a very welcoming restaurant and bar to enjoy too.
Parliament House Hotel – this warm and welcoming hotel with very comfortable rooms can be found near Waverley Train Station. It’s tucked away which makes it a great place to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of Princes Street.
Abbey Hotel -is a small and traditional hotel in a quiet part of the city. Although only a few hundred metres from Princes Street the hotel is very tranquil and has its own private garden in which to relax. You will find very comfortable rooms and relaxed shared spaces.
Ailsa Craig Hotel – is again, a comfy hotel, tucked behind Calton Hill. The hotel is a great place to relax in and offers real comfort and warm service.
Ibis Edinburgh Centre -is smack, bang, wallop in the centre of the Old Town. The shared areas are bright and tidy. The bar, restaurant and staff are very welcoming. This hotel is ideal for groups on a budget.
28 York Place – this club is owned by the Police, and still often used by the Police for meetings. Rooms are quite large for the great rates that are on offer here. The hotel has a comfy bar to relax in during the day and night. The hotel is very well run and the staff could not be more helpful.
Guest Houses and Bed & Breakfasts
Frederick House Hotel (4-Star) – is a stylish offering right in the middle of Edinburgh’s New Town. It’s discreetly tucked away and you would be forgiven for not knowing it’s there. However, this makes it a great place to relax and get away from the near by city centre.
The Walton (4-Star) – the staff at the Walton are as friendly, informative and helpful as you will find anywhere else in Edinburgh. The rooms are comfy and well fitted out. There’s also an apartment to rent if you would like more of a private space.
Inchgrove House (4-Star) – is a traditional and elegant guest house in Edinburgh’s New Town. The owners take great pride in their property and the service they offer guests. There aren’t many guest houses this near the city centre in Edinburgh.
Queens Guest House (4-Star) – a grand and elegantly restored Georgian town house, situated in Queens Street, Edinburgh, just a few minutes walk from the Princess Street. Queens is a magnificent 13 bedroom guest house newly converted, which mixes exquisite period detail with all the modern convenience and facilities you would expect from an up market hotel, but at reasonable guest house pricing.
The Knight Residence (5-Star) – The Knight Residence is something of a city institution. They have been making guests welcome here for many years. However, the apartments are very modern and stylish, and kitted out with everything you would need for a luxury stay in Edinburgh.
Princes Street Suites (4-Star) – offers luxury city centre serviced apartments in Edinburgh, ideal for city breaks, romantic weekends, business trips and luxury stag and hen weekends. Choose from 37 spacious studios, one, two, three bedroom suites and a 1500 sq ft penthouse.
Holyrood ApartHotel (4-Star) – there are some great offers available at the Holyrood ApartHotel. You can choose from 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments, all only a few metres away from the Royal Mile. Apartments are modern and well located for Dynamic Earth, The Scottish Parliament and the Old Town.
Dreamhouse Apartments – Holyrood (4-Star) – these six luxurious guestrooms are equipped with flat-panel televisions with satellite channels, DVD players, and complimentary TV Internet access. All apartments at this 4-star hotel have fully fitted kitchens.
Fountain Court – Stewart Apartments (4-Star) – a new and very welcome addition to Edinburgh’s EH2 serviced apartment scene, the Stewart Apartments are luxurious and packed with facilities, making it ideal for short or long stays.