Stay in the heart of Edinburgh Excellent location - show map

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 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Motel One Edinburgh-Royal has been welcoming 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 9.9

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Travel Sustainable property
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This property is part of the Travel Sustainable programme, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.

4 reasons to choose Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speak English
Property questions and answers
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  • Are you on the bus route to the airport? Thanks!
    Dear guest, Thank you for your question. The Airport Shuttle Bus is called “Airlink” and it is the number 100, it runs every 15 minutes from the air...
    Answered on 21 February 2020
  • How big is the tv?
    Thank you for your question. Our rooms are installed with 43" smart TVs. Kind regards, Your Motel One Front Office Team
    Answered on 1 November 2019
  • Do rooms have hair dryers ?
    Yes, every room has a hair dryer.
    Answered on 5 August 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
  • Do you have iron for clothes in each bedroom?
    We can provide irons at the reception free of charge. Please ask the reception desk and we will provide an iron & ironing board, subject to availabili...
    Answered on 5 August 2019
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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
Excellent location - show map
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 imposing Edinburgh Castle looms over the city.

Facilities of Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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
  • 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
  • Lift
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Filipino

House rules Motel One Edinburgh-Royal takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 hours


Until 12:00 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

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds 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 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.

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

FAQs about Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

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

  • 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.

  • Guests staying at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Motel One Edinburgh-Royal by:

    • Airport shuttle (public) 40min

  • Room options at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal include:

    • Double

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