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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

3-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH1 1NA, United Kingdom

3-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Royal Mile
  • Free WiFi
  • Collect nightsYou can collect™ Rewards nights here
Fantastic service
Great location
Bar could improve

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

from £53
  • Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking
  • Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Wheelchair)
  • Room, 2 Single Beds, Non Smoking
  • Standard Room

What’s around Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Royal Mile (2-minute walk)
  • University of Edinburgh (6-minute walk)
  • Grassmarket (8-minute walk)
  • Scottish Parliament (8-minute walk)
  • Princes Street (8-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Castle (8-minute walk)
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre (8-minute walk)
  • George Street (11-minute walk)
  • Murrayfield Stadium (33-minute walk)
  • Royal Yacht Britannia (35-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Edinburgh (EDI) 18-min drive
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 5-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 26-min walk
  • Slateford Station 9-min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 78 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only) *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

  • Discounted off-site parking

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Use of nearby fitness centre (discount)
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Assistive listening devices available
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Sofa bed
  • Sofa bed size double
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 23-inch LCD TV
  • Pay films
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile’s small print

Also known as

  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh
  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile Scotland
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The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Parking height restrictions apply.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of GBP 30.00

Parking is available nearby and costs GBP 11.25 per day

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 6.00 for adults and GBP 0.00 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet (may vary based on length of stay)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Fabulous 8.6 From 503 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Good location and excellent people.
Enjoyed this stay. To walk there from the rain station takes 8 minutes or so. Be prepared for hills though. If you have trouble walking take a cab for 5 pounds. They installed new a new heat system in our room that wasn't functioning but had a back up fan/heat unit in the desk which I preferred because I normally sleep with a fan on. The eating area was packed so get there early. Patricia was a wonderful hostess. So polite and helpful. There is a great 1 man pizza place out the front door and to the left 200 feet or so. Great water pressure with good temperature control. Tv does your wake up call for you and room lights are controlled with your room key. Ask for 2 upon check in. We booked a cab the night before with the staff for 4am and he was there right in time when we left.
Robert, usFamily trip
Very good 8.0
Good hotel position but not given room we Booked!
Chosen because we are Holiday Inn Members and decided on the Royal Mile would be best position! It was my wife’s 70th Birthday treat.... Had paid extra £50 based on the alternative Holiday Inns around Edinburgh! We were maybe a little late having travelled 4 hours by train, plus called at The Playhouse Theatre to collect reserved tickets for that nights show! Walked to the hotel, not realising was not the shortest route! Despite booking Double bed we had two singles, no doubles left and a disable style en-suite! We walked in to the rather dark but good size room and switched on lights but with all on it was still very dark..... kept thinking we have missed one light somewhere! When given the keys and given apologies for it not being the room design we had booked we were told we could move the next day if we wanted to! Despite our disappointment we stayed put rather than bother to move and accepted we had overpaid for the privilege!
Trevor, gb2 night trip
Very good 8.0
Near but must climb uphill to Royal Mile
On the map it looked near to Waverly station, but in reality there's a steep uphill climb to the Royal mile followed by a steep curving downhill road to the Waverly station - not easy to walk to/fro if u have big luggage. I booked a triple room but instead of 3 single beds, we were given a queen and a sofa bed. The sofa bed was uncomfortable (can feel the springs under the mattress) and it is only big enough for one adult (or 2 very tiny children). The room was cramped, and didn't have walking space between the sofa bed and the toilet once our bags were opened. The wifi was ok, and the room had a kettle, cups & coffee/tea packets. There was hot breakfast - scrambled eggs, bacon, sausages, toast, as well as cold stuff - yogurt, corn flakes, juices.
Bernadette, sg2 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Pleasant budget hotel in Edinburgh old city.
Okay, I will get to the downside of our stay - the room was small with little space - I expected more for a family room (we traveled with 2 kids) but I accepted this as a compromise for a short stay. Particularly difficult was the fact that there was nowhere to hang up towels after use, and made it difficult for us to help the hotel with their 'caring for the environment' thing. The lack of a closet also meant few hangars and a small clothes rack. Otherwise, we enjoyed our stay. A hearty breakfast, friendly and very helpful staff and a great location (walking distance to the station, Royal Mile attractions and restaurants) all made for a thoroughly enjoyable stay in Edinburgh. And the WiFi was excellent. I would definitely recommend this hotel for couples and families with children.
Aloysius, gb3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
nice hotel shame about mattresses
I am very disappointed with they state of the.mattrrsses. on main bedroom it clearly has never been rotated so when you lay down the top (head) end was lower than your feet which were several inches higher unless you chose to sleep in the bed upside down. the mattress on the pull out coach was shocking thin, so much so that since our kids kept complaining we stopped beds to let them get some sleep. it was so thin you could feel the bar supports through it as you lay there, of which one fell very uncomfortable at hip level. I know sleeping in other beds is never like home but this was beyond except able. otherwise the hotel is good location, cleaniless and nice staff.
T, gbOther trip

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile

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