Stay in the heart of Edinburgh Excellent location – show map

In the center of Edinburgh, the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is a 5 minute walk from the train station, and only half a mile from the Castle. Guests can reach the historic St. Margaret’s Chapel, the Half Moon Battery and David's Tower within a 10 minute walk. Edinburgh airport is only 9 miles away.

The rooms feature a private 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 less than half a mile from the hotel.

Guests at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal can also reach historic places such as Cockburn Street and the Royal Mile within a 5 minute walk. The award-winning Scottish Storytelling Center, a 10 minute walk away, offers fun activities for families as well as evening entertainment.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located in the heart of Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.9

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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
  • Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    0 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    0.1 miles
  • City Art Center
    0.1 miles
  • St. Giles Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • Gladstones Land
    0.1 miles
  • Waverley Mall
    0.1 miles
  • Scott Monument
    0.1 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.1 miles
  • National Library of Scotland
    0.2 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Whiski rooms
    0.1 miles
  • Cafe/Bar The Booking Office
    0.1 miles
Top attractions
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.2 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    0.3 miles
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.4 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    0.5 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    0.5 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    1.2 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    2 miles
  • Royal Yacht Britannia
    2.2 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    3.1 miles
  • Dalhousie Castle
    7.5 miles
Natural Beauty
  • River Water of Leith
    1.5 miles
  • Mountain Arthur's Seat
    2 miles
  • Ocean/Sea North Sea
    4 miles
Public transit
  • Train Edinburgh Waverley Train Station
    0.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    6.7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.3 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    48.3 miles
How to get to Motel One Edinburgh-Royal from Edinburgh Airport
    Public shuttle
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Amenities of Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out
  • 24-hour front desk
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • Czech
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Slovak
  • Filipino
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Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.


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

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The fine print

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

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

FAQs about Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

  • 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

  • The prices at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Room options at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal include:

    • Double

  • Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is 1,000 feet from the center of Edinburgh.

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

    • Airport shuttle (public) 40min

  • Check-in at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

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