If you’re looking for a cheap hotel in Edinburgh, you should consider visiting during the low season. You'll find cheaper hotels in Edinburgh in January and February.
Hotel room prices vary depending on many factors but you’ll most likely find the best hotel deals in Edinburgh if you stay on a Saturday. The opposite is true for, Thursday, which is usually the most expensive day.
Book at least 5 days before your stay begins to get the best price for your Edinburgh hotel.
The cheapest 3-star hotel room in Edinburgh found on KAYAK in the last 2 weeks was £31, while the most expensive was £242.
How long should you stay? KAYAK users usually book their hotel in Edinburgh for 5 days.
If this is your first trip to Edinburgh, try to find accommodation near the Royal Mile, which is Edinburgh's most famous street. Although hotels may be a little more expensive, many of the city’s attractions will be within walking distance.
Looking for accommodation near shopping areas? You will find plenty of shops in New Town along Princes Street, which is Edinburgh’s main shopping area. George Street is also renowned for its designer boutiques.
South of the city centre, the upmarket areas of Morningside and Bruntsfield have a hip village vibe, where you can browse through the vintage stores and relax in the cafés, restaurants, and pubs. Regular buses run from these areas to New Town.
Travellers planning an extended stay should look for accommodation in Broughton. Set away from the tourist path, this neighbourhood offers an authentic experience of Edinburgh and the hotels are generally less expensive.
Crowned by Edinburgh Castle, Old Town Edinburgh is one of the most picturesque places in Scotland. Staying in this area offers guests a quintessential visit to the Scottish capital.
J.K. Rowling fans should stay at Grassmarket Hotel situated just down the hill from Edinburgh Castle, near many sights that inspired the Harry Potter books.
West of the city centre, you will find chic hotels like Murrayfield Hotel, near BT Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh’s main sporting arena and concert venue.
EasyHotel Edinburgh and Mercure Edinburgh City Princes Street Hotel are good places to stay on Princes Street, home to attractions like the Scott Monument, the Princes Street Gardens, and the Edinburgh Gin Distillery.
Featuring a swimming pool, fitness center, and spa, the Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian is a highly rated, centrally located business hotel in Edinburgh.
Students and budget travellers could consider staying at Edinburgh University’s Pollock Halls, which are open to the public during the summer. Meanwhile Salisbury Green offers year-round accommodation that are perfect for visiting the university.