Guards Hotel is a small family-run hotel across from Haymarket Train Station in the West End and close to the EICC. Princes Street is a 10-minute walk away.

The hotel is warm, welcoming and has a military theme. Each room has free Wi-Fi and is well decorated with home comforts.

The staff can help with travel arrangements and local information, and Edinburgh Tattoo tickets can also be arranged.

There are excellent bus services into the center of the city and to Edinburgh Airport.

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

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.7 for a two-person trip.

The Guards Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since May 15, 2009

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Located in the best-rated area in Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.7


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Luxury Double Room
  • 1 king bed and
  • 1 sofa bed
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  • 1 full bed
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  • 1 twin bed and
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  • 2 twin beds
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About The Guards Hotel

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  • Does the room have its own bathroom?

    Yes our twin doubles are ensuite.


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    Asked about: Standard Double or Twin Room • Answered on January 10, 2020
  • What size is the sofa bed a single or double

    Single.


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    Asked about: Luxury Double Room • Answered on January 10, 2020
  • Where would be the nearest available place to park from this hotel please

    The nearest car park is on Distillery Lane (need to be pre booked on Just Park App) with following prices: Mon-Fri £20 per day; Sat - Sun £16 per day. If you decide to park on Grosvenor Street (up to 4h) costs £4,10/h and between 18:30 -8:30 is free.


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    Answered on September 21, 2021
  • do you have a lift or a ground floor double with walkin shower

    We don't have a lift but we do have a ground floor double and a family double, both with walkin showers


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    Answered on September 3, 2021
  • Iv'e noticed that you don't do breakfast so are there cafe's nearby please.

    Yes there are places nearby. There are also shops all around us. Additionally, if you wish you can bring food to your room. We can provide cutlery and crockery as required.


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    Answered on October 17, 2021
  • is their a wetherspoons nearby

    Yes there are several in the city and two nearby.


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    Answered on July 20, 2021
  • is there tea and coffee making facilities in rooms

    Every room has a kettle along with tea bags, sachets of regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee and sugar sachets.


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    Answered on November 25, 2021
  • Can I leave my suitcase at the hotel at 9:30 am, and do the check in later at the required check-in time?

    We can accept our guests luggage anytime from 10am, check in may then be done between 2pm and 10pm.


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    Answered on January 10, 2020
  • kettle in room

    Your answer Yes there is a kettle as well as tea bags, sachets of regular coffee, decaffeinated coffee and sugar sachets in every room.


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    Answered on November 25, 2021
  • is there use of an iron and ironing board to use in your room.

    There are communal irons and ironing boards situated on the landings in the hotel. These may be taken by guests to their room to use.


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    Answered on July 18, 2021
  • Hi I’m after a twin room, but booking only says double or twin, I can’t specify.

    The Twin / Double have 2 single beds. If a double is required, we can zip them together and make them doubles. If a twin is required we can split them into twins. Double / Twin can be specified in the guest note section at the time of booking.


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    Answered on October 29, 2021
  • hi, do you have hair dryer and towels provided? thanks!

    Good afternoon, yes we provide towels and hair dryers.


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    Answered on July 24, 2021
  • Its states pets allowed. Is our dog able to stay in suite available?

    Yes pets are allowed upon request, we only ask that they are quiet and well behaved and not left alone in the hotel for any duration of time.


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    Asked about: Suite • Answered on December 30, 2019
  • hello . I'm just noticed you don't have car parking ? any advance we're I. can parking when we arrive tomorrow please. thank you

    Good afternoon, The best option for car parking is Distillery Lane Car Park which is minutes from the hotel but you do need to reserve a space using the justpark app. Restrictions on the roads are lifted from 18:30 until 12:30 on a Sunday.


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    Answered on July 3, 2021
  • hi i will stay 1 night in your hotel on the 27th december with my small yorkie dog . my question is: she is allowed with me and its free for her , right? thank you lina

    We are a dog friendly hotel and pets are welcome upon request. We only ask that your dog is mature, quiet and well behaved and that under no circumstance should be left alone in the hotel for any duration of time.


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    Answered on October 19, 2021
  • Is it possible for my male friend and I to share a room that has two single beds and a sofa bed?

    Our family room and suite have a sofa bed each. We do not have any twin rooms in the hotel with a sofa bed. But the paying guest for the night can have a friend if booked for the appropriate room that has spare beds available.


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    Asked about: Luxury Double Room • Answered on October 16, 2021
  • Hi, what is the minimum age for check-in?

    18 years old


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    Answered on July 7, 2021
  • Are there late check outs on Sunday and what time if yes?

    Check outs are at 10 am as usual. On occasions at the time of their stay if no one is booked for the next day we may be able to do this.


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    Answered on September 1, 2021
  • Is there late night access to the hotel? (not for check in) late night access after an event

    Yes once checked in before 10pm guests are given keycards for their rooms which also open the front doors of the hotel, guests may come and go as late as they please.


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    Answered on December 7, 2019
  • Hi do u have parking, as we are thinking of coming for the Xmas market and bringing our patterdale terrier with us

    We dont have private parking but one can try Grosvener Street next to us or book a place using an app called JustPark from mobile phones. Pets are welcome too but must not be left alone inside the room at any point when the owners are out and about.


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Hotel surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
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What's nearby
  • Saint Mary's Cathedral
    0.1 miles
  • Scottish Widows Bank Plc
    0.4 miles
  • Filmhouse Cinema
    0.4 miles
  • Usher Hall
    0.5 miles
  • Traverse Theatre
    0.5 miles
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland
    0.5 miles
  • Royal Lyceum Theater
    0.5 miles
  • Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
    0.5 miles
  • Charlotte Square
    0.5 miles
  • The Georgian House
    0.5 miles
Restaurants & cafes
  • Cafe/Bar The Scots Guards Club
    0 miles
  • Restaurant The Mumbai Mansion
    0.3 miles
Top attractions
  • Edinburgh Castle
    0.7 miles
  • Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
    0.8 miles
  • Royal Mile
    0.9 miles
  • Murrayfield Stadium
    0.9 miles
  • The Real Mary King's Close
    1.1 miles
  • National Museum of Scotland
    1.1 miles
  • University of Edinburgh
    1.1 miles
  • Edinburgh Playhouse
    1.4 miles
  • Edinburgh Zoo
    2 miles
  • Arthur's Seat
    2.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Edinburgh Airport
    5.7 miles
  • Dundee Airport
    35.8 miles
  • Glasgow Airport
    47.3 miles
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Amenities of The Guards Hotel
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Internet
WiFi is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Room service
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
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House rules
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Check-in

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Check-out

12:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cancellation/
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 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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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

Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

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The fine print

A surcharge of GBP 10 per hour applies for arrivals after 22.30. All requests for late arrival are subject to confirmation by the property. A cash security deposit of GBP 250 is required on arrival for stag and hen parties. This deposit is fully refundable upon check-out and subject to a damage inspection of the accommodations. Children can be accommodated using existing beds, or if guests provide their own bedding. The hotel cannot provide cots or cribs. Please provide your mobile number when making your booking.

Please inform The Guards Hotel of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Guards Hotel

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Guards Hotel by:

    • Bus 30min

  • The prices at The Guards Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • The Guards Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • Check-in at The Guards Hotel is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM.

  • The Guards Hotel is 1 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

  • Room options at The Guards Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Suite
    • Triple
    • Twin
    • Twin/Double