Free WiFi
Air conditioning
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Safety deposit box
Luggage storage

Stay in the heart of Edinburgh

Cosy, convenient but most of all chic, the 4-star Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel sits at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, just off the must-see Royal Mile.

Featuring boutique bedrooms and sumptuous suites with free Wi-Fi, a modern restaurant and access to fabulous leisure facilities just next door, an Apex adventure awaits.

Designed with you in mind, find yourself living in luxury in these spacious rooms and suites. With a comfy bed and spacious en suite, enjoy taking a bath or shower with Antipodes organic toiletries, helping you to stay green while you stay clean.

The flat screen TV will keep you entertained and the mini fridge and air conditioning ensure things can be kept fresh. Plus, the Master Suites even have Nespresso Coffee machines to make you feel right at home. Cots and highchairs are available on request.

Since sharing is caring, guests can use the leisure facilities in the Apex Grassmarket Hotel, just next door. With weights, resistance apparatus, cardio machines, and a swimming pool, treat yourself to some tranquil time.

In the shadows of Edinburgh Castle, Agua Restaurant and Bar offers classic dining in stylish surroundings. Serving everything from simple sides to moreish meals, it’ll be love at first bite.

Centrally located, just minutes from the infamous The Royal Mile and within walking distance of Lothian Road and Princes Street, this hotel is ideally located.

This is our guests' favourite part of Edinburgh, according to independent reviews.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel has been welcoming guests since 3 Oct 2006.
Hotel chain/brand: Apex Hotels

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.6

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Buffet

Private parking at the hotel


Select dates to see this property's availability and prices

Room type
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 sofa bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • If you have a booking but an early flight to arrive in Edinburgh do you have somewhere you can store bags until guests are able to check in?
    Yes, you can store bags in hotel, until room is ready
    Answered on 21 October 2019
  • Is the breakfast optional?
    Yes, you can book breakfast with package or pay in restaurant as you go
    Answered on 8 March 2020
  • about car park?
    Parking available, first come first serve at £12 a night.
    Answered on 9 August 2020
  • Is there an elevator and if so does it reach every floor?
    Hotel has two elevators and it reaches every floor.
    Answered on 7 November 2019
  • evening, I'm looking to book a twin room in December for my friend &I ,Can you tell me what's the difference between a city room&a city plus room.Thx
    Good Morning Thank you for your enquiry. Our City Plus rooms have a Nespresso Machine, Air-condition, safe, bathrobes and slippers and also side castl..
    Answered on 13 June 2021
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Hotel surroundings *
1 restaurant on site


    Cuisine: European

Facilities of Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £15 per day.
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Packed lunches
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Business centre
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • 24-hour front desk
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key card access
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:30 hours

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in


Until 11:00 hours


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.


When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa American Express Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that limited parking is available at the hotel. Discounted parking can be found at the nearby multi-storey car park, as well as metered parking.

Please note that guests staying over the Christmas and New Year period are advised to pre-book dinner over these dates, as reservations on check in cannot be guaranteed.

If you have made a non-refundable booking, Apex will send a secure link via email and SMS, if a valid mobile number has been provided. Please complete the pre-payment using this secure link. This link is only valid for 24 hours, if payment is not received within this time, your reservation will be cancelled.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Food & beverage services at this property may be limited or unavailable due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to help protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

FAQs about Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel

  • The prices at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is 200 yards from the centre of Edinburgh.

  • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Agua

    • Check-in at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel is from 14:30, and check-out is until 11:00.

    • Guests staying at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Full English/Irish
      • Buffet
      • À la carte

    • Room options at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel include:

      • Twin
      • Double
      • Suite
      • Family