€93.15 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 14 Sep 2014 Check-out 16 Sep 2014

Edinburgh City Hotel

3 stars
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9HZ
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
107 reviews
Hogmanay break

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

  • First timer at Hogmanay
  • 5 Jan 2014
Great, very affordable

Stayed off peak and got a bargain. Nothing bad to say, lots of little touches that added up to a... See full review

  • dodo2838
  • 11 Dec 2013
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

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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 (107)

Ratings and reviews for Edinburgh City Hotel

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
107 out of 107
Amenities:
3.9
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.3

98% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Sally Somerset
Somerset UK
23 Mar 2012

Great location, house keeping issues

Had to shout for someone to check us in, as no bell and no one around. Room was spacoius, modern and clean. Not enough coat hangers, and TV which was supposed to have over 50 channels, only had good reception on 3. Soap, toilet rolls,biscuits etc, not replaced daily to how they were when we checked in. Hotel in great location for old town, about 10 min walk, and can walk back from new town along a main road in about 15 mins. Number 35 bus goes to very near hotel direct from airport for only £1,40.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Must eat at the "Secret Garden " at the Witchery, about a 15 to 20 min walk. Also Maxies a fab place, only a 10 min walk away.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
iverm
Business
Stornoway, Western Isles, UK
9 Mar 2012

Great Rooms

This was my first stay at this hotel. At first it appeared ordinary but the room was huge, well furnished and immaculate. The staff were very friendly and helpful.

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

Business

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sabat1jm
Chicago, IL, USA
1 Mar 2012

Friendly Staff

Arrived early, but our room wasn't ready. No biggie since check in isn't until early afternoon. They held out bags and we were off. This hotel was slightly off the beaten path, but less than 5 minutes walking distance to the Edinburgh Castle/top of the Royal Mile and not burdened by tourist traffic and crowds. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The Room was spacious, clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

There's a small cafe around the corner, owned by a Polish couple that serve a great breakfast. It is worth a stop in! Look for the Red Neon "Cafe": sign.

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tynesider
Tyneside
24 Jan 2012

nice

a loverly friendly hotel.Although i did get a parking place.there are only 6 spaces.I think most guests arrive by air or rail.The Room was loverly,But could do with being a little warmer.A 10 min walk into the centre.We intend to go back.But you will need a Sat Nav to get you around the city streets

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

You Need a Sat Nav to drive around the city

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Liska
Boston, MA
18 Jan 2012

very nice visit

all was perfect. Very happy we stayed there! Will come again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mira away
Manchester
16 Jan 2012

Weekend away

Stayed for three nights in the Edinburgh City Hotel a couple weeks ago. Have to say that we were very pleasantly surprised by this place. Booked a double room last minute, but on arrival staff at reception very gladly gave us a twin room when we asked if any were available. The room was super clean, staff were all helpful and obliging (especially one of the trainees, she took the time to answer all our questions), and the location was absolutely fine. It was very good value for money and I would be happy to stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lucyann
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
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
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Two Thin Laddies Cafe

Review of Edinburgh City Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BCARD
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
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
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
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