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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 1,463 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 3,761 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 1,651 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 2,747 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 1,394 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.

Market Street Hotel
Market Street Hotel
9.5 Excellent
6 Market Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi from city centre, Edinburgh, SCT, United Kingdom 
ExcellentBased on 244 reviews
9.5

Just 10 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Bus Station, Market Street hotel has a convenient setting, making it an ideal place to stay while in Edinburgh. It is conveniently located in the city centre.

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 1,356 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.

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Average price in The Royal Mile:$135/night
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$55 - $272
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$26 - $138
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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.

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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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Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8.0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi 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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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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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.

$21
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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.

$22
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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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Edinburgh Central Queen Street
Edinburgh Central Queen Street
8.0 Excellent
30-31 Queen Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.2 mi 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.

$45
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Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel
7.2 Good
Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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0.9 mi from city centre,  

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.

$50
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Hotel prices near The Royal Mile

3 stars

$51 - $137

Old Waverley Hotel

#1 Most popular

Old Waverley Hotel
8.3 Excellent
$62
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ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge - Royal Mile
$51
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4 stars +

$50 - $387

Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

#1 Most popular

$283
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Intercontinental Edinburgh The George

#2 Most popular

$224
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Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel

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$50
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Where to stay near The Royal Mile

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?

    One of the most popular hotels near The Royal Mile is Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian, which has been reviewed by 1,374 users and currently has a rating of 8.7/10. Other top-rated locations include Intercontinental Edinburgh The George and The Balmoral Hotel, which have received 8.8/10 and 9.4/10 ratings from our users, respectively.