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Princes Street Suites
Princes Street Suites
9.0 Excellent
16 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,231 reviews
9.0

Located within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, Princes Street Suites is an ideal base while visiting Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection
Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection
9.1 Excellent
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.0 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,643 reviews
9.1

This modern hotel in Edinburgh offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as an express check-in and check-out feature and 24-hour room service. It is ideally located for those wanting to sightsee in the area.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre
8.5 Excellent
Picardy Place 16-22, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 4,871 reviews
8.5

The hotel is set in the heart of Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, Princes Street and St Andrew Square. It is ideally located for those wishing to discover the area's attractions.

The Balmoral
The Balmoral
9.4 Excellent
1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,064 reviews
9.4

Situated less than a 10-minute stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station, The Balmoral Hotel provides guests with a convenient base while visiting Edinburgh. This relaxed hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8.6 Excellent
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,406 reviews
8.6

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is within walking distance of the area's well-known restaurants and was awarded the IHG Quality Excellence Award.

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
8.3 Excellent
34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,212 reviews
8.3

Centrally located, Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. Edinburgh Castle can also be viewed from the hotel.

Staycity Aparthotels West End
Staycity Aparthotels West End
8.8 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 4,493 reviews
8.8

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star property makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi.

Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
7.2 Good
5-21 Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 3,911 reviews
7.2

Strategically located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, 24-hour room service and a coffee bar.

The Salisbury Hotel
The Salisbury Hotel
8.4 Excellent
43-45 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2.0 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 503 reviews
8.4

The Salisbury Hotel provides modern 4-star accommodation in Edinburgh. The various facilities this luxury hotel offers include luggage storage, room service and a kids club.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
8.7 Excellent
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,831 reviews
8.7

Conveniently located, Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. It also features free Wi-Fi, 24-hour room service and a swimming pool.

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Cheapest month:May
Most expensive month:August
Average price in Edinburgh Castle:$329/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$23/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
$220 - $650
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$135 - $499
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Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
Hotel du Vin & Bistro Edinburgh
8.9 Excellent
11 Bristo Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Centrally located, Hotel Du Vin Edinburgh allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It offers 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
9.1 Excellent
50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Centrally located, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

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Leonardo Edinburgh City
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.7 Excellent
79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.9 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Leonardo Boutique Hotel Edinburgh City is situated in the city's well known tourism and shopping area. This stylish hotel is located in The Meadows.

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Stay Central
Stay Central
8.6 Excellent
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.6 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently situated, Stay Central Hotel allows for easy access to Edinburgh's popular hot spots. It provides 3-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.

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Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
Rooms & Suites Picardy Place
8.8 Excellent
12, Picardy Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Rooms & Suites Picardy Place is situated conveniently in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located for guests wanting to sightsee in the area.

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Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
7.1 Good
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

This Edinburgh hotel is located within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

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Cheval Old Town Chambers
Cheval Old Town Chambers
9.4 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located, Old Town Chambers offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. A short stroll from Royal Mile, it provides elegant apartments equipped with wireless internet access.

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Edinburgh Castle Apartments and Suites
Edinburgh Castle Apartments and Suites
8.8 Excellent
28 Castle Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Centrally situated, the property offers easy access to Edinburgh's best hot spots. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access throughout their stay.

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a&o Edinburgh City
a&o Edinburgh City
8.0 Excellent
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is situated just a short stroll from St Giles Cathedral and Royal Mile. It also offers a concierge, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$22
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High Street Hostel
High Street Hostel
8.7 Excellent
8 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 km from city centre,  

Centrally located, High Street Hostel offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It also provides luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and a 24-hour reception.

$23
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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
7.8 Good
9-13 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre,  

The hostel provides themed accommodation in Edinburgh and is a short stroll from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is ideally located in the city centre.

$25
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The Hostel
The Hostel
7.2 Good
3 Clifton Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.5 km from city centre,  

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star hostel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also offers laundry facilities, a concierge and free Wi-Fi.

$27
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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
9.1 Excellent
50 Rose Street North Lane, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 km from city centre,  

Centrally located, CoDE Pod Hostels - THE LoFT allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing and retail areas. It also offers luggage storage, free Wi-Fi and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$30
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Haystack Hostel
Haystack Hostel
8.6 Excellent
5/3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Situated under a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Haystack Hostel offers guests a convenient base while visiting Edinburgh. This modern hostel is set in the heart of the city.

$33
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Linton Collection - The West Wing
Linton Collection - The West Wing
9.0 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre,  

Located within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, Linton Collection - The West Wing is a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

$45
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Canal Point
Canal Point
7.8 Good
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.2 km from city centre,  

Canal Point is set in Edinburgh and is within a short walk of local landmarks, including Usher Hall. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

$47
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Hotel prices near Edinburgh Castle

2 stars or below

$22 - $76

Cairn Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Cairn Hotel
8.2 Excellent
$76
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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh

No. 2 most popular

$30
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a&o Edinburgh City

Best value

a&o Edinburgh City
8.0 Excellent
$22
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3 stars

$25 - $783

ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile - Hunter Square (new rooms)
$100
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Britannia Hotel Edinburgh

No. 2 most popular

$91
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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
$25
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4 stars and up

$98 - $558

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

No. 1 most popular

$135
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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

No. 2 most popular

$133
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Ballantrae Albany Hotel

Best value

$98
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Where to stay near Edinburgh Castle

About Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle is the most-visited paid tourist attraction in the Scotland, situated on Castle Rock in the centre of Edinburgh. The castle encompasses a multitude of remaining historical structures that attribute to the area’s popularity. Edinburgh Castle is regarded as an important cultural symbol of the country as well as a world famous icon.

Every facet of Edinburgh Castle is a tourist attraction in of itself, highlighted by the One O'Clock Gun Salute, from Mill's Mount Battery. Crown Square incorporates the National Scottish War Memorial, the Royal Palace containing the Crown Jewels and the Stone of Destiny, the Queen Anne Building, and the Great Hall. St. Margaret’s chapel is the oldest building in the castle and Mons Meg a unique siege cannon displayed in front of it.

Public transit to Edinburgh Castle is serviced by rail at the nearby Waverley Station. Buses run a 25-minute route between the Edinburgh Airport and the castle. There is also parking available at the NCP's Edinburgh Castle Terrace car park.

Edinburgh Castle is a World Heritage Site and one of the most prominent strongholds in the Kingdom of Scotland, with a deep history rooted in the wars of Scottish Independence. It is known as “the most besieged place in Great Britain and one of the most attacked in the world”.

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  • What are the best hotels near Edinburgh Castle?

    5,963 reviews rated Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile with an average score of 8.8/10. It may also be worth looking into the Novotel Edinburgh Centre, which received a rating of 8.1/10 from 4,248 reviews. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian could be another great option, with a score of 8.7/10 from 1,482 reviews.