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Queens Guest House
Queens Guest House
8.7 Excellent
45 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 615 reviews
8.7

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star guest house makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It also provides babysitting/child services, free Wi-Fi and a tour desk.

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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0.6 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,465 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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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,785 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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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,653 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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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 2,762 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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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,411 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.

Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
7.2 Good
Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.9 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
GoodBased on 3,380 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 a coffee bar, 24-hour room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

Staycity Aparthotels West End
Staycity Aparthotels West End
8.8 Excellent
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.9 mi 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.

Eden Locke
Eden Locke
9.3 Excellent
127 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 1,363 reviews
9.3

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is located a brief walk from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
8.9 Excellent
61 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,350 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.

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Cheapest month:January
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Average price in Edinburgh Castle:$226/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$17/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Monday
$103 - $473
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$98 - $363
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Tigerlily
Tigerlily
9.2 Excellent
125 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located, Tigerlily offers easy access to Edinburgh's popular sightseeing areas. It is situated a short walk from Edinburgh Castle and St Andrew Square.

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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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0.1 mi 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.

3
Apex Haymarket Hotel
Apex Haymarket Hotel
8.6 Excellent
90 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.1 mi from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It provides city views and free Wi-Fi.

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Eden Locke
Eden Locke
9.3 Excellent
127 George Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre, Edinburgh 

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 4-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is located a brief walk from Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

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The Chester Residence
The Chester Residence
9.0 Excellent
9 Rothesay Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.8 mi from city centre, Edinburgh 

Conveniently located in the centre of the city, this 5-star property makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It also offers an express check-in and check-out feature, valet parking and a 24-hour reception.

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Stay Central
Stay Central
8.6 Excellent
139 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi 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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0.5 mi 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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The Inn On The Mile
The Inn On The Mile
9.1 Excellent
82 High Street, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.4 mi from city centre, Edinburgh 

The Inn on the Mile is set in Edinburgh and is a short walk from Edinburgh Bus Station. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

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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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0.1 mi 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.

$20
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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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0.2 mi 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.

$22
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Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
Kick Ass Greyfriars (18+ hostel)
8.4 Excellent
37-39 Cowgate, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Featuring an on-site bar, this central Edinburgh hostel is located just a short walk from Princes Street and St Giles Cathedral. It is close to the National Museum of Scotland, shops and nightlife options.

$23
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Castle Rock Hostel
Castle Rock Hostel
9.2 Excellent
15 Johnston Terrace, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.3 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently located, Castle Rock Hostel - Adult Only offers easy access to Edinburgh's main sightseeing areas. Guests can also enjoy free internet access.

$28
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Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)
Destiny Student - Holyrood (Campus Accommodation)
7.6 Good
31 Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

Destiny Student - Holyrood Brae House is situated in Edinburgh and is close to the area's well-known attractions. It also provides an express check-in and check-out feature, a 24-hour reception and a concierge.

$38
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Cairn Hotel
Cairn Hotel
8.4 Excellent
10-18 Windsor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.7 mi 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.

$40
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Britannia Hotel Edinburgh
Britannia Hotel Edinburgh
6.6 Good
69 Belford Road, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, this 4-star hotel makes for an excellent base in Edinburgh. It is ideally located for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$41
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Piries Hotel
Piries Hotel
8.1 Excellent
4-8 Coates Gardens, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.0 mi from city centre,  

Strategically located in the middle of the city, this 3-star hotel makes for an ideal base in Edinburgh. It also provides a coffee bar, an airport shuttle and 24-hour room service.

$43
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Hotel prices near Edinburgh Castle

3 stars

$53 - $137

ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
$55
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Old Waverley Hotel

#2 Most popular

Old Waverley Hotel
8.3 Excellent
$60
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Haymarket Hub Hotel

Best value

$53
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4 stars +

$51 - $388

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

#1 Most popular

$287
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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

#2 Most popular

$219
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Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

Best value

$51
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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?

    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a very popular hotel near Edinburgh Castle, with a score of 8.7 from 1,376 reviews. Intercontinental Edinburgh The George (8.8 from 2,430 reviews) and The Balmoral Hotel (9.4 from 1,653 reviews) are also highly rated Edinburgh Castle hotels, based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.