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Apex Grassmarket Hotel

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Castle View Deluxe Room with Balcony | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Front of property - evening/night
City Double Room | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Apex Grassmarket Hotel

VIP Access

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

4.0 star property
8.8 out of 10 Excellent
8.8/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Parking available
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 2HS

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationEdinburgh Castle10 min walk
  • Popular LocationPrinces Street10 min walk
  • Popular LocationRoyal Mile11 min walk
  • AirportEdinburgh (EDI)16 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

About this area


Near a train station, Apex Grassmarket Hotel is in Old Town Edinburgh, a neighborhood in Edinburgh with great shopping. Edinburgh Castle and Royal Mile are notable landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit Princes Street. Check out an event or a game at Murrayfield Stadium, and consider making time for Edinburgh Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing. Guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

What's nearby

  • Grassmarket - 1 min walk
  • Scotch Whisky Experience - 4 min walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 10 min walk
  • Princes Street - 10 min walk
  • Royal Mile - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Princes Street Tram Stop - 10 min walk
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) - 12 min walk
  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) - 16 min drive


  • Cold Town House - 2 min walk
  • The Last Drop - 2 min walk
  • Biddy Mulligans - 2 min walk
  • Black Bull - 1 min walk
  • The Bow Bar - 3 min walk

About this property

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

4-star hotel near Edinburgh Castle
Apex Grassmarket Hotel is located close to Princes Street and University of Edinburgh, and provides a terrace, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a bar. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Metro Bar & Brasserie, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a gym and a business center.
You'll also find perks like:
  • An indoor pool
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), self parking (surcharge), and express check-out
  • Tour/ticket assistance, luggage storage, and express check-in
  • Concierge services, meeting rooms, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast and proximity to shopping
Room features
All 169 rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service, in addition to thoughtful touches like late night room service and free WiFi. Guest reviews speak positively of the comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Electric kettles and daily housekeeping



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (GBP 15 per night; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–10:30 AM on weekends; GBP 17.50–17.50 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • Metro Bar & Brasserie

Things to do

  • Gym
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord
  • Elevator
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 42-inch LCD TV with cable/satellite channels

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Electric kettle


  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 2 AM
Late check-in subject to availability
Express check-in available
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 11 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests traveling with a service animal must contact the property prior to arrival.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 5 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: approximately GBP 17.50–17.50 for adults, and GBP 0–17.50 for children
  • Self parking fee: GBP 15 per night (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool or fitness facility without adult supervision

National rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

Property is also known as

Apex Hotel International
Apex International Edinburgh
Apex International Hotel
Apex International Hotel Edinburgh
Hotel Apex International
Apex International Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Apex Grassmarket Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket
Apex Grassmarket Hotel Edinburgh, Scotland
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Apex Grassmarket Hotel Hotel Edinburgh

Frequently asked questions

Does Apex Grassmarket Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?

As of May 29, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Apex Grassmarket Hotel on Jun 4, 2023 start from $194.42, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Apex Grassmarket Hotel pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?

Self parking is available for GBP 15 per night.

What time is check-in at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:30 PM - 2 AM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Apex Grassmarket Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Apex Grassmarket Hotel located?

Located in Old Town Edinburgh, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Grassmarket, Edinburgh Castle, and University of Edinburgh. Princes Street and Royal Mile are also within 15 minutes. Princes Street Tram Stop is 10 minutes by foot and St Andrew Square Tram Stop is 15 minutes.




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10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great value
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Such a great time, I’d stay here again!
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great stay as usual in Apex, very central location and beautiful view of the castle. Fabulous breakfast, room very comfortable and clean. For anyone booking please be aware that booking the castle view room, you are also booking a room on very busy street, with traffic and restaurants/pubs that open until late. Didn't bother us at all, we knew what we were signing up for, but some people may find it quite noisy. Also, no air con so the window / balcony needed to stay open, which added to the noise. Nothing like being woken up by bagpipes tho!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Brian Lee

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was conveniently located to all attractions. Staff was kind, the room was perfect and the food was excellent. Can't wait to visit again!
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a wonderful 3 night stay in May , the hotel was a little hard to find at first , but everything else was fantastic, the location at Grassmarket is hard to beat and the view from our castle view room was outstanding . All in all a very pleasant stay , would go back again happily
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent hotel
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Location was great and the stay was really friendly. The beds are horrible, it felt like we were sleeping on plywood and could feel every spring. The floors creaked so much. The bathtub/shower is risk manager nightmare. You have to step 12” up to climb in with no safety rail to hold onto. The glass shower panel is useless as it did not stop the water. You’ll need an extra towel to mop up the flood from a 5 min shower.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
right next to Edinburgh Castle with Amazing views
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very helpful and there is on site parking
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Comfortable Beds & Beautiful Rooms
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Edinburgh (EDI)
31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, Scotland