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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 1,462 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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0.5 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 3,741 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 1,649 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 2,735 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 1,378 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 3,375 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 1,350 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 3,342 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:December
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Average price in Princes Street Gardens:$207/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$65/night
Cheapest day:Sunday
Most expensive day:Tuesday
$207 - $207
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$94 - $321
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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.

5
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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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.

$20
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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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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.

$20
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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.

$20
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Edinburghhouse Hotel
Edinburghhouse Hotel
6.7 Good
90-92 Pilrig Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1.2 mi from city centre,  

Edinburgh House Hotel - B&B offers 3-star accommodation in Edinburgh. It is located in close proximity to many popular bars, clubs and restaurants.

$34
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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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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.

$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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Hotel prices near Princes Street Gardens

3 stars

$47 - $137

Old Waverley Hotel

#1 Most popular

Old Waverley Hotel
8.3 Excellent
$65
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ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
$47
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4 stars +

$49 - $387

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

#1 Most popular

$283
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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

#2 Most popular

$227
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Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

Best value

$49
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Where to stay near Princes Street Gardens

About Princes Street Gardens

Princes Street Gardens are a lush, verdant expanse of open space in the city centre of Edinburgh, Scotland. The skyline is dominated by majestic Edinburgh Castle on one side and a bustling shopping street on the other. The gardens are peppered with historical monuments, fountains and areas from which to host seasonal markets, performances and pop concerts.

Princes Street Gardens has both botanical and geological areas of interest. In 2011, it was awarded the prestigious Green Flag status. The gardens are divided into east and west sectors, each with impressive floral displays, fountains and statues. During summer months, the gardens play host to live concerts, plays and performances. It’s the ideal place in which to sit with a picnic and listen to music or admire the architecture of Edinburgh Castle. During the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the gardens come to life. There’s market stalls, music tents, food carts and stages host performers from all over the world. When the end of the year comes, the Winter Wonderland ice rink and continental Christmas market spread festive cheer across the city. Wooden houses sell mulled wine, gingerbread and locally made handicrafts to allow city visitors to get into the Christmas spirit. There’s plenty to see throughout the gardens. One of the highlights includes the world’s first Floral Clock at the eastern entrance. The Festival Wheel allows visitors to view the castle, Princes Street, and its gardens from a great height as the Ferris Wheel turns. The most prominent piece of architecture is the Scott Monument. This Victorian Gothic spire is dedicated to Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish author. It is the largest monument in the world dedicated to a writer.

Reaching Princes Street Gardens is easy. Located on one of the main shopping thoroughfares of the city, Princes Street is directly in the city centre and can be walked to in minutes from the shops. It takes approximately 12 minutes to walk from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile. If arriving from Edinburgh Airport, there are Airlink buses which transport travellers to Princes Street. If coming into the city by train, it’s a 4 minutes’ walk from Waverley Railway Station. Buses and trams also operate throughout the city to the perimeter of the gardens.

Princes Street Gardens were constructed in two phases following the draining of the loch near its site. The gardens to the west were originally privately owned by the shop proprietors on Princes Street. Today, the gardens are popular throughout the year with locals taking a walk during a well-earned lunch break, or visitors eager to see the monuments, floral displays, concerts and magnificent views of Edinburgh Castle.

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  • What are the best hotels near Princes Street Gardens?

    Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, rated with a score of 8.7 from 1,372 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels near Princes Street Gardens. Other top stays include Intercontinental Edinburgh The George, with an average rating of 8.8 from 2,430 reviewers, and The Balmoral Hotel, with a score of 9.4 from 1,649 reviewers.