Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search 321,000 hotels worldwide.

Get the best price available for your trip.

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation.


Featured Edinburgh Historic Hotels

See all 683 Hotels in Edinburgh
Apex Grassmarket Hotel

Apex Grassmarket Hotel

31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (2,642 reviews)
Perfect locationWe had a nice stay! Close to everything and room was very clean. Nice hotel staff. Nothing outstanding (old elevator, pool was not too clean), but perfect for all the touring we did nearby.
  Nov 14, 2017

$88

$88
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,940 reviews)
Perfect location in the grass market. We stayed there for 4 nights , it was an above average hotel . Staff was very friendly and helpful, able to accommodate my early check in from a red eye flight . The only thing I could say is that the doors should have a slow closure added to them , when the staff are in and out of the rooms they ...
  Nov 18, 2017

$89

$89
Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

18-21 Market Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,638 reviews)
Well situated and great value for money. We stayed here for one night and probably won't stay anywhere else from now on when in Edinburgh. We arrived by train and the hotel Is adjacent to Waverley Station and also convenient for the shops and restaurants both in Princes Street and the Royal Mile. Room was fairly compact but suited to our ...
  Nov 20, 2017

$76

$76
Old Waverley Hotel

Old Waverley Hotel

43 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (2,157 reviews)
Good central locationWas adequate for my purpose but very noisy which is acceptable as it is in the centre of the city. Did not use the facilities such as restaurant or bar as met with friends to eat out.
  Nov 18, 2017

$95

$95
Radisson Blu Edinburgh

Radisson Blu Edinburgh

80 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,714 reviews)
Beautiful hotel, right in the middle of it allGreat place to stay. Perfect location on the royal mile. Great breakfast, cozy rooms and the staff made us feel very welcome :)
  Nov 18, 2017

$131

$131
Fraser Suites Edinburgh

Fraser Suites Edinburgh

Fraser Suites Edinburgh, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (1,597 reviews)
Great location.We enjoyed our short stay in Edinburgh and the Sites location was excellent for us.
  Nov 14, 2017

$103

$103
St. Giles Apartment

St. Giles Apartment

375 High Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (198 reviews)
Great quiet location - walk to The Royal MileGreat location just far enough away from The Royal Mile to be quiet, but close enough to be right in the mix. Very roomy and classy little apartment. We loved it! I would definitely recommend and stay here again if I ever came back!!
  Nov 19, 2017

$87

$87
Royal Over-Seas League

Royal Over-Seas League

100 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (344 reviews)
Comfortable and ideally placedVery enjoyable stay. Comfortable room with excellent view. Breakfast was very good, both in quality and the view of the Castle.
  Nov 17, 2017

$76

$76
Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

Mercure Edinburgh City - Princes Street Hotel

53 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (971 reviews)
Close hotel neAr the train station Hotel is near waverley station but room is not ok for the price Small room and the furnitures are tired . Bed linens is worn out compared to similary priced hotel around the area.
  Nov 13, 2017

$84

$84
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

Princes Street, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (959 reviews)
Nice but uncomfortable Exceptionally helpful staff, very clean and well kept facility but very uncomfortable bed.
  Nov 15, 2017

$186

$186
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh

1 Festival Square, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (699 reviews)
Great hotel in the centre of the city.The overall feel of the hotel is all about service. Staff are very friendly, helpful and efficient. The facilities are very good. For data lovers the wifi works and you can stream Netflix without any buffering. Room are very comfortable and reasonably sized.
  Nov 19, 2017

$188

$188
Stay Edinburgh City Apartments

Stay Edinburgh City Apartments

217 High Street The Royal Mile, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (354 reviews)
FABULOUS!!Phenomenal location, everything was new, everything you needed was there...new. The apartment was absolutely wonderful. I would hope I can stay here again! The staff was so helpful, so nice and so knowledgeable. Thanks for the best stay!!!!
  Oct 20, 2017

$96

$96
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre

34 Bread Street, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (545 reviews)
Castle views and great b/fastA great hotel very conveniently located with castle views. A very short stroll from the Grassmarket and the end of Princes Rd. Staff very friendly and the choice at breakfast was excellent. Would definitely use this hotel again.
  Oct 31, 2017

$93

$93
Old Town Chambers

Old Town Chambers

Roxburgh's Court, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (752 reviews)
Great hotel on the Royal MileGoing the last 50 yards is the only downside, lots of steps. Otherwise, our apartment was roomy and excellently appointed. The hotel staff were friendly and very helpful. I would stay there again, but would not drive. I would take the train to Waverly Station. The hotel is conveniently located right ...
  Nov 19, 2017

$124

$124
Novotel Edinburgh Centre

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

80 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (1,814 reviews)
Yes of course! I decided to book Novotel because I wanted some luxury and pampering - I wasn’t disappointed. The staff are exceptional. Everything I asked for was possible and done promptly. The mantra seems to be ‘Yes of course!’ We arrived earlier than planned but were checked in promptly, the room was impeccable ...
  Nov 1, 2017

$93

$93
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,115 reviews)
Wonderful hotel! Loved it. The hotel room was great and felt very luxurious.
  Nov 13, 2017

$108

$108
ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Hunter Square

ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile – Hunter Square

6 Hunter Square, Edinburgh
2.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (688 reviews)
Central location Enjoyed our stay at Ibis hotel royal Mile which is in a good central location in Edinburgh. The rooms are on the small side with little storage space. Although we were facing the front of the hotel we enjoyed three nights peaceful sleep. The staff were very helpful although we decided not to use ...
  Oct 31, 2017

$81

$81
ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile

77 South Bridge, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (1,563 reviews)
LocationThe room is somewhat small for the price that they charge. The toiletry consists of only 3-in-one soap and nothing else. No drawers to put your clothes in either. Should provide a mini-fridge at least. Also some hand towels.
  Nov 12, 2017

$74

$74
The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square

38 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh
5.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (21 reviews)
Excellent location for the cityI was a late arrival, no problems though, Staff very helpful.
  Nov 20, 2017

$118

$118
Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

10-15 Princes Street, Edinburgh
3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (627 reviews)
Fantastic!This is our 3rd stay at the hotel and will continue to return, fantastic location and rooms are clean and comfortable!
  Nov 6, 2017

$75

$75
Map

Recently booked Historic Hotels in Edinburgh

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 38 minutes ago
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Edinburgh City Centre
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
Haymarket Hotel
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
Apex Waterloo Place Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 hour ago
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
ibis Styles Edinburgh Centre St Andrew Square
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 3 hours ago
Hilton Edinburgh Airport
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
Hotel Twenty
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago

Historic Edinburgh Hotels Information

There’s no better way to tap the rich seam of history flowing through Scotland’s capital than with a stay in one of Edinburgh’s historic hotels.

From castles and palaces to monuments to ruins, the city’s treasures from the past all vie for your attention here.

Choose from accommodation in historic buildings like the Roxburghe in Charlotte Square or The Balmoral on Princes Street. Some date as far back as the 16th century. Admire period features from turrets to stained glass windows and thoughtful details that reveal glimpses of a hotel’s former life.

The city has been – and occasionally still is – home to royalty. It’s fostered intellectual visionaries and literary greats alike . And there’s an altogether more mysterious past just waiting to be explored too...

Step Back in Time in Historic Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s attractions tell tales spanning centuries.

Discover ancient relics in iconic Edinburgh Castle, uncover darker episodes of the city’s past with a fright-filled ghost tour or head underground with a visit to The Real Mary King’s Close.

Delve deeper into Edinburgh’s literary history with a trip to the Writers Museum, housed in a narrow wynd linking the Royal Mile to The Mound; don’t forget to look down where you'll spot beautiful quotes from renowned Scottish poets etched into the paving stones.

Browse and book atmospheric accommodation using Expedia’s search tool.