• View
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Balcony
  • Private Bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe

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 private bathroom with shower and free luxury toiletries, and tea/coffee making facilities and bottled water. The Royal Mile is 1969 feet from the property, and the National Museum of Scotland is 1804 feet away. Edinburgh Airport is a 25-minute drive from the Apex Grassmarket Hotel.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Apex Grassmarket Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Oct 3, 2006
Hotel chain/brand:
Apex Hotels

Property Highlights

Located in the 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 full beds
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
2 queen beds
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Travel Sustainable Level 3+
This property has made significant commitments towards sustainability by subscribing to one or more third-party sustainability certifications.
Guest reviews


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  • Pete
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    The location was great. Walking distance to train, lots of pubs and other attractions! Nice having Nespresso machine in room. Staff was very friendly!
  • Rhonda
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Apex Grassmarket is in the ideal location for exploring Edinburgh! My room was clean, well-appointed and very comfortable. The staff at the Apex were friendly and so kind. The Grassmarket itself was always bustling and full of fun. I happen to be...
  • Christina
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Amazing breakfast, view of Edinburgh castle, location in Grassmarket, close to all major attractions.
  • William
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Apex Grassmarket is in the best location in Edinburgh! Has a wonderful breakfast and the rooms are comfortable with great views. The service was great.
  • Paul
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location near attractions and restaurants, spacious, quiet room, friendly, knowledgeable staff.
  • Christen
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Most amazing view of Edinburgh castle from the room.
  • Thomas
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location is excellent, a short walk from the Royal Mile and close to multiple restaurants. Staff was extremely helpful with several requests for extra help. Breakfast had good options for buffet or order from the menu.
  • Thomas
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Check in was very smooth. Staff was very helpful. Had asked for an accessible room if available and they did have one that they assigned us.
  • Iain
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Staff were very helpful quickly solved a problem I had with room given on arrival and was given another room straight away
  • Paul
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Great location - great view of the castle, plenty of restaurants right there on the same square, short walk to the Royal Mile. Friendly, helpful staff. Comfortable beds.

Property questions and answers
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  • 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 area info *

1 Restaurant On Site

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

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

Most popular amenities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Parking on site
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Fitness center
  • Restaurant
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • 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
  • Fruit
    Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs £15 per day.
  • Accessible parking
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Concierge
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/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
  • Safe
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
  • Room service
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised 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
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Locker rooms
  • Beach chairs/Loungers
  • Solarium
  • Fitness center
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • English

House rules

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


From 2:30 PM

Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


Until 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request

The number of cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cribs 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 nonrefundable 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 canceled.

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

Guests are required to show a photo ID 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

  • Room options at Apex Grassmarket Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Double
    • Family
    • Triple
    • Quad

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel is 1,000 feet from the center of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at Apex Grassmarket Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Check-in at Apex Grassmarket Hotel is from 2:30 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • 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

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

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

    • Fitness center
    • Sauna
    • Solarium
    • Locker rooms
    • Swimming pool

  • Apex Grassmarket Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Metro Bar & Brasserie