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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 8.6 for a two-person trip.

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

Property Highlights

Located in the best-rated area in Edinburgh, this hotel has an excellent location score of 8.6


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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 The Guards Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!

Check-in

2:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Check-out

12:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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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 4 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

  • Room options at The Guards Hotel include:

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

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

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

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)

  • 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 is 1 miles from the center of Edinburgh.

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

    • Bus 30min