You can call them affordable hotels. You can call them budget hotels. You can call them discount hotels. You can even call them value-for-money hotels.
Call them what you like but below are 10 of my favourite CHEAP hotels in Edinburgh city centre.
Looking for bargain accommodation in Edinburgh’s city centre? Check out these beauties below – in no particular order;
The Old Waverley Hotel – so you want to be in the city centre? How does Princes Street suit? The Old Waverley is 2 minutes from Waverley Station, unsurprisingly. The hotel has recently been decorated through out and is looking good. Bedrooms are very comfy, well fitted out and surprisingly large. The hotel has a restaurant - Cranstons -with great views of the city.
Holiday Inn – Royal Mile - 78 fully air conditioned and stylish room, with FREE WiFi, and a complimentary breakfast buffet with HOT breakfast options. Perfect! Plus, the hotel has an agreement with a local 4 star hotel that allows guests access to their leisure facilities for £5.00 per visit. Facilities include pool, sauna, and fully equipped gym. Deal!
Parliament House Hotel is a short hop, skip and a jump from Waverley train station. However, it’s location just away from Princes Street makes it a haven of peace and tranquillity. The rooms are warmly and sympathetically decorated to match the style of this classic building. There are meeting rooms too if you need some space. Parliament House Hotel is ideal for the business traveller or the city visitor looking for a bargain.
Ibis Edinburgh Centre – a 2-Star hotel bang in the middle of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The standards are high, as you would expect in a chain hotel. Staff are friendly and the hotel has its own restaurant and bar. Great for groups looking for cheap and very cheerful.
The Ailsa Craig – just tucked behind Calton Hill, The Ailsa Craig is a lovely wee hotel on a very grand street. Although only ten minutes from Princes Street, the hotel has a private garden to relax in. WiFi is free, rooms are plush and the breakfasts are big – and complimentary. Winning!
Inverleith Hotel is less than a mile from Princes Street and in one of the prettiest parts of Edinburgh – just across from the brilliant Royal Botanic Garden. All rooms are en suite, you’ll get a great breakfast included and you will be treated very well by the kind staff. Budget Boutique !
28 York Place – this is a diamond that many people have found, yet. York Place is just 2 minutes from George Street and Broughton. The hotel was the former Police club and has a friendly and affordable bar. The hotel’s main meeting room is used as a popular Fringe venue in August. There are only 8 well appointed en-suite rooms so book early. Room ceiling are high, room rates are low.
Holiday Inn – City Centre – the 2nd Holiday Inn to make our favourites list. The East End of Edinburgh is where it’s happening these days- Broughton Street is buzzing, the Playhouse is busier than ever, and the local independent shops offer something very unique. Hotel chains can be very good, and this is a very good example.
Jury’s Inn – a great big hotel that offers something more than most chains. There are 184 standard and superior en-suite rooms available – sounds a lot, but they get booked quickly. There are meeting rooms for hire. This chain hotel also has a bar that’s actually a pleasure to eat, drink and socialise in. Corporate and leisure travellers who love a deal, love this hotel.
Holyrood ApartHotel – Perhaps not strictly a hotel but this excellent apart-hotel is certainly well worth taking a look at. If you need a bit more space for your group or family, and would like some privacy these apartments can be a great deal. Plus its 4-star. And there’s a gym. And it’s 2 minutes from the Scottish Parliament and Dynamic Earth. Affordable apartments.