• Pets allowed
  • Free WiFi
  • Private bathroom
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Key card access
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safety deposit box
  • Luggage storage
  • Heating

Situated in the centre of Edinburgh, the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is 5 minutes’ walk away from the train station, and only half a mile from the Castle. Guests can reach the historical St. Margaret’s Chapel, the Half Moon Battery and David's Tower within 10 minutes' walk. Edinburgh airport is only 9 miles away. The rooms feature an en suite bathroom with shower, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and stylish, modern furniture. The historic market square Grassmarket offers a variety of bars and restaurants and it is situated less than half a mile from the hotel. Guests at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal can also reach historical places such as Cockburn Street and the Royal Mile within 5 minutes’ walk. The award-winning Scottish Storytelling Centre, 10 minutes’ walk away, offers fun activities for families as well as evening entertainment.

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

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 16 Oct 2012.
Hotel chain/brand:
Motel One

Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.8

Breakfast info



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Room type
1 double bed
1 large double bed
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Travel Sustainable Level 2
This property has told us they’re making considerable investments and efforts towards sustainability by taking steps that can have environmental and social impact. We’ve worked with experts including Travalyst and Sustainalize to create the Travel Sustainable programme – making it easier for you to experience the world more sustainably.
Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Edinburgh
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  • Nicola
    Very Central to everything, Lovely Decor,Will definitely visit again😊
  • Amie
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Modern, clean, comfortable and in the best location
  • Eric
    Nice decor, huge room, right to the station. Didn't try the breakfast, but a very nice experience globally.
  • Teresa
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location when travelling by train Extremely helpful reception staff
  • Jacqui_k
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Fantastic location, easily accessible from Waverley Station. Located on the corner of the glorious Cockburn Street, it's a nice gradual climb to the Royal Mile. Just across the bridge is Princes Street and access to countless buses and trams.
  • Mary
    The location was absolutely perfect , easy walking distance to both the Old & New Town.
  • Amanda
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Friendly staff , very good location, rooms were clean and very nice.
  • Naomi
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Great location. Staff were exceptional. Enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend!
  • Georgina
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Convenient location , v friendly staff. Comfortable room.
  • S
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Excellent location for tatoo and fringe artists Really comfy beds&room with everything we needed which was lovely and clean
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Property questions and answers
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  • Is there and iron and fridge in the room? Thank you 😊

    The iron and ironing board is available to pick up from reception 24/7. There is no fridge in the room. However, the guest can use a fridge we have in..
    Answered on 29 October 2019
  • Hi, Do you have somewhere to hold luggage whilst we wait for our room to be ready once we arrive?

    We have luggage storage available for our guests, free of charge. For both arrival and departure.
    Answered on 14 January 2020
  • Hello do the rooms have usb charging slots? Or just normal plugs? Thanks

    Good afternoon. We do have both usb charging slots and plugs in every room. Thank you.
    Answered on 30 May 2021
  • I’ve seen the question about the airport shuttle which is great! But what times do the airports run?Could we pay for breakfast when we get there too?

    Hello there. Airlink 100 bus is running 24/7. You can also double check on Lothian Buses' website the official timetable. You can definitely pay for b..
    Answered on 12 March 2022
  • Is it possible to check in early, we have a booking for the 30th November, thank you

    Hello, Many thanks for your message! Check in time is at 3pm but if the room is earlier we are more than happy to check you in. If not, we can stor..
    Answered on 10 September 2022
  • Is there interconnecting room ?

    Hello. Thank you for your question. Unfortunately we do not have any Interconnecting rooms. Warm Regards, Front Office Team of Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
    Answered on 10 June 2022
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Hotel surroundings *

Facilities of Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Living Area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • 24-hour front desk
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safety deposit box
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Upper floors accessible by elevator
Languages spoken
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Filipino

House rules

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From 15:00


Until 12:00



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Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.


When booking more than 7 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Mastercard Visa Diners Club American Express Cash Motel One Edinburgh-Royal accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

When booking more than 10 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

FAQs about Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

  • Check-in at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • The prices at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is 350 yards from the centre of Edinburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Guests staying at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.9).

      Breakfast option(s) include:

      • Continental

    • Room options at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal include:

      • Double