• View
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Balcony
  • Private bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box

In the vibrant Grassmarket area, the Apex Grassmarket Hotel has a sauna, a pool, a gym, an award-winning restaurant, and free WiFi for guests to enjoy. Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle are 15 minutes’ walk away. The leisure facilities at Apex Grassmarket Hotel include Technogym fitness equipment and a swimming pool. Metro Bar & Brasserie offers seasonally rotating menus. Each luxurious room has a widescreen TV, an en suite bathroom with shower and free luxury toiletries, and tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water. The Royal Mile is 600 metres from the property, and the National Museum of Scotland is 550 metres away. Edinburgh Airport is a 25-minute drive from the Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

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

Apex Grassmarket Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com 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 9.5

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan

Parking available at the hotel


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Room type
2 double beds
1 double bed
2 large double beds
2 large double beds
2 large double beds
1 extra-large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made huge commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
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  • S
    Staff were excellent. Rooms clean. Location great with a view of the castle from our room.
  • Michelle
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location is spot on, the perfect place to base yourself to explore the city.
  • Susan
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    location, swimming pool and sauna bed was really comfortable
  • Margaret
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Location was excellent, which was why we booked it.
  • Carolyn
    Loved everything except no air conditioning during a heat wave. Love how windows opened wide at night and room cooled off quickly.
  • Robert
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Clean, peaceful in a busy area which is nice. I asked if anything special can be done due to us celebrating a birthday and so balloons were set up with towels, chocolates and a little duck, this was very much appreciated. Pool facilities were all...
  • Hugh
    Our spacious room had a fabulous view of Edinburgh Castle. Great location with many nearby places for dinner. Enjoyed dinner at the bar one night. Thank you for the chocolates.
  • Graham
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location , good food , and a great hotel to stay at .
  • V
    United StatesUnited States
    Great location, view of castle, friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast
  • Karn
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location, helpful friendly staff, great breakfast & room service. Rooms comfortable and excellent views of the castle.

Property questions and answers
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The property usually replies within a few days

  • How much is breakfast to buy on the day if not included in price

    £13 if added the night before, £15.50 in the morning.
    Answered on 7 February 2020
  • Is there parking?

    Hello there, Yes we offer parking at a cost of £15.00 per night! :)
    Answered on 8 May 2023
  • Are there bathrobes in the room?

    Only in the Castle view deluxe rooms.
    Answered on 7 February 2020
  • isitnear train station

    The hotel is 10min walk from Waverley Station or 20min walk from Haymarket station. - Thank you - Craig
    Answered on 12 November 2019
  • How far from Waverley Station as I have just been changed to this hotel from the City so hoping it’s equally as close to train station.

    Our Grassmarket hotel is only 3 doors down from our City location, so travel to and from Waverly is identical.
    Answered on 27 August 2021
  • Hi. Do you have parking available? And how much does it cost? Thank you

    Yes, we have an on-site car park and it costs £15 a day to park. The spaces are limited and if the carpark here is full, you can use the NCP Car Park..
    Answered on 17 November 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

1 restaurant on site

  • Metro Bar & Brasserie
    • Cuisine
      Scottish • International
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Modern
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.4

Most popular facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness centre
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £15 per day.
  • Accessible parking
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Emergency cord in bathroom
  • Lower bathroom sink
  • Higher level toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Indoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Fitness/spa locker rooms
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Solarium
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

Apex Grassmarket Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 14:30

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


Until 11:00



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.

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The fine print

Please note that 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.

Please inform Apex Grassmarket 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 Grassmarket Hotel

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

  • Room options at Apex Grassmarket Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple
    • Quadruple

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Fitness centre
    • Sauna
    • Solarium
    • Fitness/spa locker rooms
    • Swimming Pool

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel is 350 yards from the centre of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

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

  • Guests staying at Apex Grassmarket Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Metro Bar & Brasserie