Edinburgh City Hotel

ex. Best Western Edinburgh City

79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ  show map
 3 stars
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Edinburgh City Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Elevator

Overview

The traditional 3-star Edinburgh City Hotel is set in the center of Edinburgh. The hotel was opened in 1879, renovated in 2011 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

A 5-minute walk from King's Theatre, the hotel is set close to restaurants, cafés and pubs. The property is located 2 km away from Edinburgh city center with a museum, a castle and a palace nearby.

Edinburgh City Hotel is set close to boutiques, a market and shops.

Edinburgh City Hotel is within a 10-minute drive to Turnhouse airport.

Rooms

The rooms in Edinburgh City Hotel come with a mini bar, a laptop safe, climate control, coffee/tea makers and ironing facilities. Bathrooms are appointed with a bathtub, a hairdryer and a shower.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Edinburgh City Hotel can sit down to a hearty breakfast. The 24-hour restaurant provides fresh meals. Serving Thai and Japanese specialties, Passorn is about 200 meters away.

Services

There are a baggage storage, an elevator and a designated area for smoking at guests' disposal.

Relax

Guests with children can use cribs and meals available on site.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   52.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Beauty salon

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Children's menu

Leisure facilities

  • Television in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

All children
0 - 1 year
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
2 - 15 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ

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City Center
  • Edinburgh
    3700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.2 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
    600 ft
  • Indaba
    800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    52

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Rooms and availability

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Modern Double Room
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Standard|Comfort Standard Double Room

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Shared Facility|Family Room Shared Bed

Family Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Standard|family triple

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
  • Telephone
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Double Room

Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Superior Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by lift
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Sofa
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

Superior|superior triple room

Comfort Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
Room Description:

Standard|comfort double or twin

Edinburgh City Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Witchery Tours1700 ft

Places of interest

  • One O'Clock Gun1400 ft
  • Mons Meg1400 ft
  • Old Grassmarket Well1400 ft
  • Saint Margaret's Chapel1400 ft
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc1400 ft
  • The Cadies & Witchery Tours1700 ft
  • Tollbooth Of St. John's Kirk1700 ft
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Weaving Mill1700 ft
  • Armstrong's1700 ft
  • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre1700 ft

Convention centers

Shopping areas

  • Alexander Leven700 ft

Amusement

  • Gold Rush Amusements700 ft
  • Cameo Cinema Plc700 ft
  • cameo picturehouse700 ft
  • Odeon Edinburgh1000 ft
  • Filmhouse1000 ft
  • Mecca Bingo Ltd1700 ft

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft

Museums

  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Center1700 ft

Theaters

  • King's Theatre700 ft
  • Filmhouse Cinema1000 ft
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre1000 ft
  • Traverse Theatre1400 ft

Local attractions

  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One1.0 mi
    75 Belford Road, Edinburgh
  • Our Dynamic Earth1.1 mi
    112 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh
  • Mansfield Place Church1.2 mi
    East London Street, Edinburgh
  • Calton Hill1.1 mi
    off Regent Road, Edinburgh
  • Holyrood Park1.1 mi
    Holyrood Park Road, Edinburgh

Near the hotel

  • George Heriot's School500 ft
    8 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh
  • National War Museum of Scotland1600 ft
    Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh
  • The Scotch Whisky Experience1900 ft
    354 Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • Old Town2000 ft
    EdinburghScotland
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions2100 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • National Museum of Scotland2400 ft
    Chambers Street, Edinburgh
  • Castle Rock1800 ft
    EdinburghScotland

Restaurants nearby

  • Passorn600 ft

    Address: 23-23a Brougham Place
    Phone: 1312291537

    77% likes this, based on 419 reviews
    Cuisine: Thai

  • Castle Terrace1100 ft

    Address: 33-35 Castle Terrace

    94% likes this, based on 906 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • The Meadow Box2000 ft

    Address: 100 Melville Drive

    83% likes this, based on 32 reviews
    Cuisine: Scottish

  • Indaba800 ft

    Address: 3 Lochrin Terrace
    Phone: 0131 221 1554

    80% likes this, based on 408 reviews
    Price Range: USD 18 - USD 33

  • Kanpai Sushi1100 ft

    Address: 8-10 Grindlay Street
    Phone: 0131 228 1602

    77% likes this, based on 244 reviews
    Cuisine: Japanese
    Price Range: USD 24 - USD 32

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    52

Hotel Awards

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Edinburgh City Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Edinburgh City Hotel

Average guest rating

7.8out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 125 reviews

Rating by category:

Service
9.0
Value
9.0
Dining
7.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
9.7

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers
    6.6

    We felt our room and room facilities were very good and clean and comfortable room 316

    We were grossly unhappy about the breakfast The juices were water down noticably the croisants were very stale days old. The basic quality of the cooked items was low and clearly they had been placed under a heat lamp for a long time as all items were singed. It destroyed our view of the hotel

  • Group of friends
    10.0

    We were treated beautifully by the reception staff, upgraded to a suite, I don't know why but it was lovely. The room was tastefully decorated and very clean with no outside or internal noise and we spent only a short time at the bar we had a very relaxed but entertaining barmaid that looked after us and chatted without being overly attentive. We had only one night at that particular time to attend a concert but we will definatly be returning.

  • Single
    4.2

    Location is good for Edinburgh city centre. If you arrive on a Saturday afternoon, you can park on the lane beside the hotel and provided you pay up until 6.30pm on the Saturday, you don't have to pay for Sunday

    No toiletries apart from a wall mounted partially filled hand wash. Very uncomfortable beds in a very dated room. Would never stay here again.

  • Family with children
    6.6

    Location

    Staff a bit grumpy and not really helpful. Did put a bit of sordin on stays at other hotels in Scottland having excellent staff and service.

  • Single
    7.8

    great hotel, can't wait to come back, really enjoyed my stay, room was very nice

    only complaint was menu said 24 hr room service but it wasn't available when requested at 10pm

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Extremely friendly & helpful staff especially Marianne on the main desk. Great location

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and comfortable room. £7 breakfast voucher if booked day before offered great value. 10 minute walk to the castle if you use all the steps between streets! Would definitely stay there again.

  • Older travelers
    6.2

    Liked the room, very comfortable altho there was no remote for the tv Location was fairly good but not as central as lead to believe in the advertising write up.

    Did not find the staff very helpful.

  • Couple
    10.0

    Lovely clean room, very comfortable, staff enthusiastic and polite. Enjoyed our stay and will return.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    it is not a luxury hotel but it is located in the city center in old part of town. it is very quaint and quiet. very clean and staff very friendly. breakfast was very inexpensive compared to other places. would stay again when in the city. it is a 15 minute walk to the golden mile.

    tv stations were very limited. did not have many facilities.

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    The room was clean, nice decor and comfortably furnished. The breakfasts were lovely. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The whole stay was very good value for money.

    This really is 'nit picking' but the mirror could have done with being over the dressing table where the tv was and the hairdryer was secured to the back of the drawer in the dressing table which made it difficult to use.

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    Quiet, comfortable and convenient location to the castle and city sights. Interesting history as the old Simpson Memorial Maternity Hospital...fascinating pictures and regulations framed on the hallway walls.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    It was a clean, well presented and friendly hotel. The room was more than I expected, with a big tv and a lovely en-suite bathroom. The staff were helpful and the location was close enough to walk to all the sites in Edinburgh.

  • Older travelers
    9.6

    We stayed only one night at the Edinburgh City Hotel when we attended a gig at the nearby Usher Hall. We chose the hotel because of its proximity to the Usher Hall and because of the price. To be honest, because the price was so good our expectations weren't very high.We are suitably ashamed! The rooms were clean and fresh, the service was excellent and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. A delicious breakfast was served in our room at exactly the time we requested. Thank you for making our short stay in Edinburgh a pleasant one!

    The double bed, though very comfortable, seemed much shorter than the average length of bed.

  • Couple
    9.2

    really nice hotel and good location to visit Edinburgh

How to reach hotel

hotel Edinburgh City Hotel Edinburgh location
Show big map »

Hotel Address:

79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ

Get directions
City Center
  • Edinburgh
    3700 ft
Airports
  • Turnhouse (EDI)
    6.2 mi
  • Dundee (DND)
    35.8 mi
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
    600 ft
  • Indaba
    800 ft
Ski areas
  • Midlothian Ski Centre
    3600 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    52

Hotel Awards

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghEdinburgh City Hotel

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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