Edinburgh City Hotel

ex. Best Western Edinburgh City

79 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, EH3 9HZ  show map
 3 stars
  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities
^

Edinburgh City Hotel

Wi-Fi
Parking
Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Laundry
TV

Internet television

Elevador

Lift

Overview

The contemporary 3-star Edinburgh City Hotel offers an en-suite accommodation in a historic area of Edinburgh. The hotel was opened in 1879 in a 4-story royal building and renovated in 2011.

Nestled in the center of Edinburgh and a 20-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley train station. Guests can get to Edinburgh city center, which is 2 km away.

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

Turnhouse airport is situated within a 15-minute drive from Edinburgh City Hotel.

Rooms

For a pleasant stay in Edinburgh Edinburgh City Hotel offers 52 guestrooms complete with satellite TV, climate control, high-speed internet, a fridge and a personal computer. The rooms have Victorian decor.

Eat & Drink

The 24-hour restaurant provides fresh meals. Offering Thai and Japanese meals, Passorn is situated 200 meters of the property.

Services

Edinburgh City Hotel also offers a business center, a meeting room and a photocopier for business travelers.

Relax

Cribs and meals are provided for guests with children.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

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

This field is required.
Email not defined
 Open
WRITE A QUICK REVIEW
Very Bad Excellent
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Rate this hotel
YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE HOTEL

In general

Pros

Cons

YOUR DETAILS
First Name
Email
Cancel
To get your review moderated and published, please read our Terms and Conditions.

Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Meeting facilities

  • Business centre
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cots

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Paid films
  • 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

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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 Centre
  • Edinburgh
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
    600 ft
  • Indaba
    800 ft
Parks
  • Castle Rock
    1600 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

Use Badge

Rooms and availability

Small Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
Club Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
Edinburgh City Hotel photos Room
Standard Single Room
  • Room size:

    155 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 1 King-size 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
  • Artificial lighting
  • 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|Standard Doppel Familie Zimmer (Doppelbett oder 2 Einzelbetten)

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

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed and 1 Sofa bed, 2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

  • 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 bed
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

This Family Room features free WiFi access, foam pillows, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV and a laptop safe.

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

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 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
  • Radio
Room Description:

Superior|Superior Room Non-refundable

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

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

  • 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
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Bottled water
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
Room Description:

This room feature en-suite facilities, free WiFi access, foam pillows, tea/coffee making facilities, a TV, a laptop safe and a sofa.

Comfort Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Komfort Doppel Zimmer (Doppelbett oder 2 Einzelbetten)

Edinburgh City Hotel Location

Legend
  • Current hotel
  • Hotels nearby
  • Other hotels
  • Airports
  • Underground stations
  • Train stations
  • Parks
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Convention centers
  • Stadiums
  • Food and meals
  • General

Hover above the icons to see hotel photo and details.

Click the hotel to go to the main hotel page.

Route Planner
Enter your starting point (at least street address and city) to receive driving directions to or from the hotel.

What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Witchery Tours1700 ft

Places of interest

  • One O'Clock Gun1400 ft
  • Old Grassmarket Well1400 ft
  • Saint Margaret's Chapel1400 ft
  • Mons Meg1400 ft
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc1400 ft
  • Camera Obscura1700 ft
  • The Cadies & Witchery Tours1700 ft
  • Scottish Genealogy Society & Family History Centre1700 ft

Shopping areas

  • Alexander Leven700 ft

Amusement

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

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers1400 ft

Theaters

  • King's Theatre700 ft
  • Filmhouse Cinema1000 ft
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre1000 ft
  • Traverse Theatre1400 ft
  • Usher Hall1700 ft

Local attractions

  • Stockbridge Market 5000 ft
    Saunders Street/Kerr Street Stockbridge
  • People\'s Story 5100 ft
    Canongate Tolbooth Royal Mile
  • National Monument 1.0 mi
    Carlton Hill
  • Calton Hill1.0 mi
    St. Andrews House 2 Regent Road
  • The Museum of Edinburgh 5200 ft
    142 Canongate Royal Mile

Near the hotel

  • Edinburgh Castle 1700 ft
    Castlehill, Edinburgh
  • George Heriot\'s School1300 ft
    8 Lauriston Place
  • Edinburgh Farmers\' Market 1300 ft
    Castle Terrace
  • The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum 1400 ft
    Edinburgh Castle Castlehill
  • Lyceum Theatre1100 ft
    Grindlay Street, Edinburgh
  • Lupe Pinto\'s1300 ft
    24 Leven Street Bruntsfield
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions2000 ft
    Castlehill The Royal Mile

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

UKHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedEdinburghEdinburgh City Hotel

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

Use Badge

Edinburgh City Hotel Reviews

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

Average guest rating

8.0out of 10
Fabulous
Based on 212 reviews

Rating by category:

Value
9.0
Dining
7.0
Location
10.0
Rooms
9.7
Service
9.0

Guest reviews

  • Couple
    7.4

    Rooms were comfortable and soundproof, experienced no noises from other guests. Friendly staff and the food was great

  • Group of friends
    9.6

    We were a group of six friends and we really enjoyed our stay thank you. I forgot my charger and someone at reception let me charge my phone on theirs which was very useful. We had a great breakfast and a comfortable sleep and the room was nice and clean.

    One of the rooms 407 did not have a mirror on the dressing table so we had to keep taking the lirror off the wall to dry our hair. Although the room was clean it did smell a bit funny - like stale smoke - we were not in it for that long so it didnt bother us that much.

  • Older travelers
    8.2

    Location good Room was large and bed was comfortable Staff very helpful and friendly We paid extra for breakfast £7 each and the choice and quality was very good We would definitely stay again

    No on site parking Shower pressure could have been better

  • Older travelers
    10.0

    If you are looking for a Hotel that is good value,serves good food,provides excellent friendly service and is a great location for the Castle/Royal Mile/Grassmarket/Bus Stops then look no further than the Edinburgh City Hotel! You really will not be disappointed. This was our first visit but if we ever go back to Edinburgh then we would definitely stay here again.

  • Family with children
    7.8

    Smart friendly well placed hotel

    Limited free parking

  • Older travelers
    7.8

    Pleasant and helpful staff. Quiet but convenient location.

    Mediocre quality breakfast for the price.

  • Family with children
    10.0

    Excellent hotel in central Edinburgh. Recently refurbished to a high standard, staff were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Older travelers
    9.2

    Could have had a bit more recreation space, lounge area etc

  • Single
    8.2

    friendly staff, good breakfast offers

    small room

  • Single
    8.8

    Quiet location but in easy reach of city centre shopping, attractions and night life. The staff were very friendly and attentive and I could not fault the service, cleanliness or the quality of the food on offer. The hotel is only around 1 k from both main rail stations and the Service 35 bus from the Airport, (not the Airlink service) stops are about 150 metres from the hotel. Probably not an ideal hotel for families with young children but would highly reccomend to all other travellers and groups.

  • Couple
    8.8

    the room and bathroom staff decor

    roomservice - had to tidy our own dishes

  • Couple
    8.8

    Clean close to the city center

    Mini bar missing air cond missing

  • Older travelers
    7.0

    Close to Grassmarket and walking distance to Princes Street. Pleasant decor. Clock on bedside table.

    Reception could provide a detail about buses from the hotel to different points in the city.

  • Single
    9.2

    Hotel was close to the site I was visiting, and also close to the Grassmarket where I went for dinner. Would be an ideal location for a weekend stay, close to Castle. Hotel was in a great building, room was very comfortable and clean, with good facilities. Breakfast was great, and good value too.

  • Group of friends
    6.6

    It was centrally located and very cheap! We had a nice big room, which was warm and had a clean bathroom and huge TV.

    The mattresses were appalling - could feel the all springs. The shower dripped constantly and very loudly. The room was quite dusty. The staff were efficient, but not friendly - we hardly had any interaction with them e.g. no acknowledgement when we came in and went out. We booked a twin room, but the bed was made up as a double -this was remedied quickly.

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 Centre
  • Edinburgh
    3700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Edinburgh Waverley station
    4000 ft
  • Bus stop
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Passorn (cuisine: Thai)
    600 ft
  • Indaba
    800 ft
Parks
  • Castle Rock
    1600 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

Use Badge