€55.82 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 23 Dec 2014 Check-out 26 Dec 2014

Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HZ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
64 reviews
Ideal hotel for a weekend break

Great hotel well situated near all the Edinburgh attractions with a fantastic restaurant with... See full review

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  • 17 Sep 2014
Hogmanay break

Fantastic few days in Edinburgh. Hotel is I'm a great location - very central and within walkin... See full review

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  • 5 Jan 2014
Boutique hotel in a quiet yet convenient part of Edinburgh’s city center
Located in the heart of Edinburgh this delightful hotel is steeped in character and history. It was built in 1879 as the Memorial Hospital dedicated to Sir James Young Simpson. This splendid building has been transformed into a modern, 3-star hotel. Travelers planning a leisure break should note that the historic Old Town of Edinburgh is only a few minutes walk from the hotel.
Highlights
  • City center location provides easy access to Edinburgh’s business and tourist districts
  • Free on-site car parking with early arrival
  • Further discounted parking located two minutes drive from the hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
Rooms
The hotel has 52 rooms, all of which are double or twin. All rooms come with en suite bathroom amenities, an iron, ironing board, and a hairdryer. All rooms have color free-view television, radio, and tea and coffee making facilities. Modem/data port connections are available in bedrooms. Guests can also order room service. The Best Western Edinburgh is non-smoking.
Features
The hotel has an on-site restaurant serving breakfast and dinner. Guests can choose from a menu of traditional British meals such as fish and chips or steak and kidney pie. There is free Wi-Fi access available both in bedrooms and throughout the hotel. The entire hotel is a non-smoking building.
Transportation
  • Edinburgh Rail Station (5 minutes by taxi)
  • Edinburgh Airport (7 mi/11.3 km)
  • Transfer bus from airport to city center
Nearby attractions
  • National Museum of Scotland (0.4 mi/0.64 km)
  • Edinburgh Old Town (0.6 mi/0.96 km)
  • The Royal Mile (0.8 mi/1.28 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.9 mi/1.44 km)
  • Queen Street Gardens (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
Business
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Edinburgh International Conference Centre (0.5 mi/0.8 km)

Edinburgh City Hotel Rooms

Double/Twin Room
Guestrooms are modern and comfortable with double or 2 single beds, foam pillows and duvet cover, ensuite bathroom, welcome tea tray, FREE WiFi, digital TV, telephone, hairdryer and laptop safe

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Internet
WiFi

Hotel Map

55.9445 -3.2013
Area served
Edinburgh
Nearby airports
International Airport: Edinburgh - 7 miles
Area description
From the south follow M6 to A702. From Edinburgh Airport follow A8 to Princess Street turn onto A702 at Lothian Road, drive straight through five sets of traffic lights and take the third left turning into Lauriston Place.

Nearby points of interest

  • Lauriston: 0.2 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.5 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.5 km
  • Lochrin: 0.5 km
  • Fountainbridge: 0.5 km
  • Meadow park: 0.5 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.7 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.7 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.8 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.8 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 km
  • Parliament House: 0.8 km
  • Princes Street: 0.9 km
  • Lauriston: 0.2 km
  • Grassmarket: 0.5 km
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.5 km
  • Lochrin: 0.5 km
  • Fountainbridge: 0.5 km
  • Meadow park: 0.5 km
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 km
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 km
  • Scott Monument: 0.7 km
  • Writer's Museum: 0.7 km
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.8 km
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.8 km
  • Royal Museum: 0.8 km
  • Parliament House: 0.8 km
  • Princes Street: 0.9 km
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.9 km
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.9 km
  • Marchmont: 0.9 km
  • Cowgate: 0.9 km
  • Bruntsfield: 0.9 km
  • Georgian House: 1 km
  • Haymarket: 1 km
  • Merchiston: 1 km
  • Underground City: 1 km
  • Princes Mall: 1.1 km
  • Trinity House: 1.1 km
  • Dalry: 1.1 km
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 1.2 km
  • Greenhill: 1.2 km
  • Dean Village: 1.3 km
  • Royal Mile: 1.3 km
  • National Portrait Gallery: 1.3 km
  • Sciennes: 1.3 km
  • Burghmuirhead: 1.4 km
  • Church Hill: 1.4 km
  • People's Story: 1.5 km
  • Dumbiedykes: 1.5 km
  • The Canongate: 1.6 km
  • Newington: 1.6 km
  • West Coates: 1.6 km
  • Stockbridge: 1.7 km
  • Ardmillan: 1.7 km
  • Calton Hill: 1.8 km
  • Dean Gallery: 1.8 km
  • Polwarth: 1.8 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (64)

Ratings and reviews for Edinburgh City Hotel

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
64 out of 64
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3

97% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lucyann
Business
US Ohio
20 Nov 2011

Great location in a great city

My experiences at this hotel were great. The Royal Mile was a short walk and other sights were easily accessible by local buses. The staff was very helpful by answering all my questions. Breakfast was a treat with three fully cooked, Scottish choices. My room was clean and cozy with great internet access.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Don't be afraid to explore on your own. Edinburgh is a safe city and everyone is very helpful to tourists.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joey Joe Joe
Business
Philadelphia, PA, USA
2 Nov 2011

Great off the beaten path but close to EVERYTHING

Very easy to find location of this hotel. It's near Tollcross and close to most attractions in Edinburgh. Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, Royal Mile and almost everything inbetween all within short walking distance. Get cafe called Two Thin Laddies at the main intersection of Tollcross (maybe justover a block away). Amazing breakfasts and lunches affordable prices. The hotel is JUST off the beaten path. Very quiet and little foot traffic. Staff was very helpful. I recommend

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Two Thin Laddies Cafe

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BCARD
Business
NEW YORK CITY
18 Sep 2011

First Time in Scotland

I'm a first time traveler to Europe and Edinburgh was a 2-day side trip from London. My girlfriend and I were awed by the city. This hotel was a real pleasant surprise. The room was a bit small but it was impeccably clean (the hotel had just gone through a renovation). The best part for me was the location, quiet section of Edinburgh but within walking distance to the Castle and Royal Mile.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A small place to go to have fresh baked goods and sandwiches, Preachers Patisserie on Lady Lawson Street was a pleasant way to start the day sightseeing.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mountain Man
Business
Tacoma, WA, USA
16 Sep 2011

Close enough to city center

This hotel is clean and the staff are friendly and very helpful. We arrived before check in but they were more than happy to lock our luggage up in a closet while we walked to Edinburgh Castle. Upon checkout, they did the same thing when we went to pick up the rental car. The neighborhood was a little noisy at night but I guess that is to be expected when on the ground floor. Closing the window blocked the noise but then the room got stuffy. A great value for the money! Don't waste time with breakfast in the restaurant; a better value for food can be found down the block. You can catch the city tour bus a block away and travel all around town for 12 pounds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kmcg
Business
Washington, DC, USA
11 Sep 2011

Good location

enjoyed our stay. Close to most everything -good hotel to walk to most sites. Staff very friendly - even helped me recover a jacket I left behind.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Hike up to Arthur's seat for the best view of the city and environs.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EddyH
Business
Holland
28 Aug 2011

best Hotel for the best price

the hotel is 15 min. walk to the centre. you walk through the Grassmarket waar lovely pub's are. The busses (35-airport en 23-27-centre) are also close. The room is lovely. the staf is helpfull. a fijne 3* hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

pub's at the Grassmarket.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Detroit, MI USA
5 Aug 2011

Great hotel

This hoetel was very good. It was close to the Royal Mile but not right on it so it wasn't noisy. Clean room, comfortable bed, good food, and VERY helpful staff. the only negative is the lack of parking places. That is not unusual in Scotland, but was an issue for us trying to drive in the UK for the first time.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Close to shopping and attractions in Edinburgh.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boston, MA
18 Jun 2011

Comfortable and convenient

This hotel is within walking distance to Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle. There is a restaurant and bar onsite, but there are many excellent coffee shops and restaurants nearby, too. The rooms are clean, modern and well furnished. The bathroom is modern and airy. The beds are incredibly comfortable. There is Wifi service at no additional charge. However, there is no parking and breakfast is not included. I would definitely stay here again for the convenience, cleanliness and pleasant surroundings and ease of getting to the city center, either on foot, or a short bus ride. Breakfast is available elsewhere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Have breakfast at "Twa Thin Laddies" just a block away. Their scones and breads are incredible and the hot cooked breakfasts were healthy and well prepared. Service is friendly too. There is also a fish and chips shop nearby and a pretty park to walk in. The bus is nearby, too, if you don't want to talk to Princes Street.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Chicago, Il
20 May 2011

The

I have stayed in many Best Westerns and this was one of the best. The room was large, attractive and comfortable. The bathroom was modern with many amenities. Free computer (tho it was slow). And the breakfast was wonderful. Location not great, but certainly excellent considering the cost. And my friend and I liked the walk back after touring the major sights of Edinburgh.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Holiday purpose:

Business

Time-saving tip: In Hotel

Bring your own computer or IPad as there is free wifi, and the hotel computer is very slow.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
boston
1 Dec 2010

good location for the price

Nice location, nice rooms, but no continental breakfast included in price, and front desk staff not particularly helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Holiday purpose:

Business

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