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Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

3.5-star hotel with bar/lounge, near Princes Street

  • Free WiFi

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  • Breakfast buffet
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  • When moving a chair over found a make up sponge of previous occupant . We met up with…

    Jun 19, 2021

  • Enjoyed our stay under the circumstances great staff central location

    Oct 6, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 140 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Snack bar/deli

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Lift

What’s around

  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 5-minute walk
  • George Street - 5-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 12-minute walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Room


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5-minute walk

What’s around


  • In New Town
  • Princes Street - 1-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre - 5-minute walk
  • Royal Mile - 5-minute walk
  • George Street - 5-minute walk
  • Grassmarket - 12-minute walk
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse - 13-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Castle - 13-minute walk
  • University of Edinburgh - 15-minute walk
  • Royal Yacht Britannia - 45-minute walk
  • Edinburgh Dungeon - 6-minute walk

Getting around

  • Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 34-min drive
  • Edinburgh (ZXE-Edinburgh Waverly Train Station) 2-min walk
  • Edinburgh Waverley Station 4-min walk
  • Edinburgh Haymarket Station 25-min walk

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 140 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:30 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Restrictions apply*
  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

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
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers: 1
  • Year Built – 2014
  • Lift


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Small print

Also known as

  • Motel One Edinburgh-Princes Hotel
  • Motel One Hotel
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Princes
  • Motel One
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Princes Scotland
  • Motel One Edinburgh Princes
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Princes Hotel
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Princes Edinburgh
  • Motel One Edinburgh-Princes Hotel Edinburgh

Optional extras

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 9.5 per person (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees


For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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.


  • Yes, Motel One Edinburgh-Princes does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes.
  • Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of GBP 5 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • You can check in from 3 PM - 10:30 AM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Howies (3-min walk), Tiles Bar (4-min walk) and Dishoom (4-min walk).
  • 2.0.Poor


    We originally booked for 2 nights but checked out after one as they put us in a disabled room and never told us when we asked if we could move they said they were booked up so we moved to a lovely hotel.

    Ann, 2 night trip, Aug 29, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent Hotel

    Incredibly clean and comfortable. The employee on reception/bar was very helpful and took great pride in his work. The location is unbeatable for Edinburgh.

    Rob, 1 night business trip, Aug 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Ideal for what we were looking for, great location, no complaints about anything,

    Calum, 1 night trip, Mar 15, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Superb location right on Princes Street and opposite Waverley Station. The receptionist was friendly and welcoming. The room was modern and comfortable. This is great accommodation at a great price!

    1 night trip, Mar 14, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lways a smile

    Friendly but professional staff. Helpful and always a smile

    shelagh, 1 night trip with friends, Mar 11, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Lovely Stylish Hotel in centre of Edinburgh try it

    Had a lovely stay the hotel is in a great location two minutes from Waverley station staff were very friendly and helpful would recommend to anyone staying in Edinburgh great value for money !

    Yvonne, 1 night trip, Mar 5, 2020

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  • 8.0.Very good

    location excellent and good stay

    excellent location for this hotel, all attractions within easy walking distance and just across the road from the train station. Staff really helpful, check in quick and easy. spacious modern room with large ensuite bathroom. not sure about paper cups for hot drinks, and need to leave more in the room but thats only a small thing following a good stay.

    Susan, 2 night trip, Feb 28, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    One satisfied customer

    Staff all very pleasant great location five minutes from Waverly station ,nice clean room comfortable bed ,very reasonably priced,great value breakfast certainly would use Motel One hotels again.

    Donald, 1 night trip, Feb 25, 2020

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Would return

    Excellent location and spotless hotel.

    Elsa, 2 night trip, Feb 22, 2020

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  • 6.0.Good

    Rooms are far too hot

    Can't fault the friendly staff, fast check in or the location, but there are serious issues with the heating in the hotel. Our room was stiflingly hot, to the point I couldn't sleep properly and went to reception at 5am to ask them to turn it down. The thermostat in our room was turned off but the whole hotel is so hot and the staff could only offer to fully open the window as there is no way to control the heating in individual rooms. On the second night we opted for this and the lovely man at the desk went to our room to open it fully for us while we went to dinner. We came back and the room was lovely and cool but we had to mostly close the window in order to shut the curtain when we went to sleep. It became very warm again and we couldn't open the window fully without opening the curtain, and also letting in a lot of outdoor noise which woke us up. Such a shame because the price, location and staff can't be faulted, but I wouldn't come back unless they sort the heating out as it was so uncomfortable to sleep in such heat.

    Rebecca, 2 night trip, Feb 21, 2020

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