Pet friendly
Free WiFi
Private Bathroom
24-hour front desk
Key card access
Daily housekeeping
Non-smoking rooms
Baggage storage

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 9.8 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 9.8

Breakfast Info



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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Hi , I was wondering is this hotel near a wide variety of restaurants and bars ? And would there be a night life in this area . Thank you Claire
    We are in the city centre so there are so many restaurants and there are some bars close by
    Answered on 17 March 2022
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Amenities of Motel One Edinburgh-Royal
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8
Most popular amenities
Free WiFi
Non-smoking rooms
24-hour front desk
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
Living Area
  • Sitting 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
  • Baggage storage
  • Wake-up service
  • 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
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • 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 3:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM



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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

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Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

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.

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.

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

FAQs about Motel One Edinburgh-Royal

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

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

  • Room options at Motel One Edinburgh-Royal include:

    • Double

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

    • 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

    • 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.