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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 1,462 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, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,756 reviews
8.5

Just a 10-minute walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel has a convenient location, making it an ideal base while visiting Edinburgh. It is conveniently situated in the city centre.

The Balmoral Hotel
The Balmoral Hotel
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 1,650 reviews
9.4

The Balmoral Hotel offers relaxed accommodation in Edinburgh and is within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station. This modern hotel is set in the heart of the city.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile
8.7 Excellent
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,742 reviews
8.7

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
8.6 Excellent
34 Bread Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.9 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,393 reviews
8.6

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 4,732 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.

The Salisbury Hotel
The Salisbury Hotel
8.5 Excellent
43-45 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2.0 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 412 reviews
8.5

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.

Premier Inn Edi City Centre
Premier Inn Edi City Centre
7.8 Good
122 - 123 Princess Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 3 reviews
7.8

Situated in the heart of the city, Premier Inn Edinburgh Princes Street provides easy access to Edinburgh's popular shopping and sightseeing areas. It boasts views of Edinburgh Castle and offers a wide range of facilities, such as a 24-hour reception, luggage storage and free wireless internet.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
8.9 Excellent
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,346 reviews
8.9

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.

Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8.0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 18 reviews
8.0

Situated within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

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Cheapest month:January
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Average price in The Royal Mile:$193/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$13/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
$109 - $374
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$70 - $221
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The Ben Doran Guest House
The Ben Doran Guest House
8.3 Excellent
11 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2.5 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Located in Edinburgh, Ben Doran is an easy drive from Princes Street and provides free private parking on site. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of free wireless internet throughout their stay.

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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
9.2 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 a tour desk, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

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Leonardo Edinburgh City
Leonardo Edinburgh City
8.8 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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94dr.
94dr.
9.0 Excellent
94 Dalkeith Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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2.3 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

94dr provides modern 5-star accommodation in Edinburgh. Those staying at the property can also take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi access during their stay.

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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.

7
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8.0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre, Edinburgh 

Situated within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located 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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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
9.2 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 a tour desk, an express check-in and check-out feature and luggage storage.

$25
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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.

$25
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St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
St. Christopher's Inn Edinburgh - Hostel
7.9 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.

$27
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Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
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 laundry facilities, a rooftop terrace and an express check-in and check-out feature.

$41
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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.

$41
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Cairn Hotel
Cairn Hotel
8.4 Excellent
10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.1 km from city centre,  

Opened in 1912, Cairn Hotel Part of the Cairn Collection Edinburgh is located in Edinburgh and offers luggage storage, meeting rooms and a 24-hour reception. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to discover the area's attractions.

$51
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Royal Mile Balconies by the Castle
Royal Mile Balconies by the Castle
8.5 Excellent
493 Lawnmarket,The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 km from city centre,  

Centrally located, Royal Mile Sir Hume Residency allows for easy access to Edinburgh's main tourist and retail hot spots. It is located a brief walk from University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.

$53
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Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8.0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 km from city centre,  

Situated within a 10-minute walk of Edinburgh Bus Station, the hotel is a convenient base when in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

$55
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Hotel prices near The Royal Mile

2 stars or below

$25 - $51

Cairn Hotel

No. 1 most popular

Cairn Hotel
8.4 Excellent
$51
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Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile

No. 2 most popular

$41
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Code Co-Living - The Loft - Edinburgh
$25
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3 stars

$25 - $139

ibis Edinburgh Centre Royal Mile - Hunter Square (new rooms)
$69
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Old Waverley Hotel

No. 2 most popular

Old Waverley Hotel
8.3 Excellent
$80
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High Street Hostel

Best value

High Street Hostel
8.7 Excellent
$25
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4 stars and up

$65 - $493

Aparthotel Adagio Edinburgh Royal Mile

No. 1 most popular

$101
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Novotel Edinburgh Centre

No. 2 most popular

$121
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Mercure Edinburgh Haymarket

Best value

$65
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About The Royal Mile

A journey along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is doused in medieval charm, passing captivating townhouses, hidden haunts, ancient alleyways and celebrations of the city’s past. Running downhill from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse through the heart of old Edinburgh, the Royal Mile is not one thoroughfare but a series of connected streets. A 16th century backbone of the city that delights in evoking the past, where traditional pubs occupy historic buildings and church chapels narrate a history of Scotland.

The Royal Mile is Scotland’s most famous walking route, as most of it has been pedestrianised. Coming from the castle, Castlehill winds past Assembly Hall and the Outlook Tower and Camera Obscura. Continuing downhill it swerves into Lawnmarket, where medieval merchant townhouses are now occupied by tourist shops and Dutch-style gables provide the iconic photo. Further down is High Street and the old Parliament House, an area full of pubs and the best-preserved architecture.

Heading towards the palace, the Royal Mile keeps descending, blending into Canongate and then Abbey Strand. Like Lawnmarket, these streets contain an eclectic mix of restaurants, buskers, pubs and townhouses that reveal Scotland’s regal past. They also have the largest collection of museums anywhere in the country. Perhaps the most interesting of all are the tiny side streets that jut out from the Royal Mile. Known as “closes”, these have an authenticity which can sometimes be obscured when there are thousands of tourists thronged outside shops selling tartan mugs and t-shirts. Edinburgh Waverley Train Station is just 100 metres away from the heart of Royal Mile and any bus service into Edinburgh Old Town will stop within walking distance of this famous Scottish attraction.

For a one-way walk, it’s well worth taking a bus to Edinburgh Castle and walking down. The Royal Mile is famously steep, rising 67 vertical metres as it heads to the entrance of the castle, where guards stamp their feet on the hour as they change position.

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  • What are the best hotels near The Royal Mile?

    5,042 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 8.4/10 from 2,946 reviews. Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian could be another great option, with a score of 8.7/10 from 1,374 reviews.