Stay in the heart of Edinburgh Excellent location – show map

This Holiday Inn Express in the center of the city is just a short walk from the Royal Mile, and half a mile from Holyrood House. This IHG Quality Excellence Award-winning hotel offers free Wi-Fi and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV.

The bright and airy rooms are well-equipped with pay movies, free tea/coffee facilities and a private bathroom with shower with a hairdryer. Children under 18 stay free when using existing beds.

Guests can prepare for a day exploring Edinburgh with a breakfast buffet that includes both continental and traditional hot items. The relaxed bar has a large-screen TV, and the hotel also has free baggage storage.

The Express Edinburgh - Royal Mile is in the charming Old Town, less than a mile from Edinburgh Castle. Princes Street’s shops are a 10 minute walk away. The University of Edinburgh campus is just across the road.

Within a 10 minute walk of Edinburgh Waverley Train Station, guests are also surrounded by bars, shops and restaurants. Discounted parking is available at a nearby private parking lot.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Jan 14, 2008
Hotel chain/brand: Holiday Inn Express

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.1

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet


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Located in the historic old town

Stay in the oldest part of Scotland's capital, where gas lamps light up elegant buildings and cobblestone streets. Nearby, the impressive Edinburgh Castle looks over the city.

What's nearby
  • Museum of Childhood
    0.1 miles
  • Geoffrey Kiltmakers and Weavers
    0.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Law School
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Festival Theatre
    0.2 miles
  • The City of Edinburgh Council
    0.2 miles
  • City Art Center
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.2 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.2 miles
  • St. Giles Cathedral
    0.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Sheriff Court
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Royal Mile
    0.4 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.4 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.6 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    0.9 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2.2 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.3 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.3 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.9 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.4 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.6 miles
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Travel Proud

This is a Proud Certified property where you can be extra sure of a welcoming stay.

Amenities of Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Parking
Public parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not needed) and costs GBP 18 per day.
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Baggage storage Additional charge
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • 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
General
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Vending machine (snacks)
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Accessibility
  • Bathroom emergency cord
  • Lowered sink
  • Raised toilet
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages Spoken
  • Bulgarian
  • English
  • Polish
  • Thai
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This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

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Check-in

From 4:00 PM

Check-out

Until 11:00 AM

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prepayment

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.

Children 18 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Free

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

The maximum number of cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

Pets

Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

Groups

When booking more than 6 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

The hotel offers a 25% discount for car parking at the nearby NCP St Johns Hill secure car park.

When traveling with pets, please note that an extra charge of GBP 20 per pet, per night applies.

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

FAQs about Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel

  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel is 1,800 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Room options at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel include:

    • Twin
    • Twin/Double
    • Double

  • Check-in at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • The prices at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh – Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.7).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet