Located in Musselburgh, within 1.9 km of Portobello Beach and 8.7 km of Edinburgh Playhouse, The Ship Inn provides accommodation with a shared lounge and a bar, and free WiFi. The property is situated 8.9 km from Royal Mile, 9.3 km from Edinburgh Waverley station and 10 km from University of Edinburgh. Arthurs Seat is 10 km from the inn and The Real Mary King's Close is 10 km away. At the inn, each room is fitted with a wardrobe, a TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. Guest rooms at The Ship Inn are equipped with a seating area. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving Scottish cuisine. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options can also be requested. Camera Obscura and World of Illusions is 10 km from The Ship Inn, while Royal Yacht Britannia is 10 km away. The nearest airport is Edinburgh Airport, 24 km from the inn.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.8)


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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Musselburgh
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See what guests loved the most:

  • John
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Clean and tidy, bed very comfortable. Large room with facilities. There is a shared area where if you bring your own back you can eat this was very clean as well.
  • David
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Better than expected, lovely big room, very comfy bed, great bar.
  • John
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    It was immaculate & finished to a very high standard. Very comfy beds. Lovely friendly staff. The little seating area & kitchen was an added bonus

Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • The Ship Inn
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free

Facilities of The Ship Inn
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Towels
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Shared kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Clothes rack
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Bar
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Heating
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules

The Ship Inn takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 22:00


Until 11:00



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.

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Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

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

Please inform The Ship Inn in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about The Ship Inn

  • Check-in at The Ship Inn is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The prices at The Ship Inn may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Ship Inn is 850 yards from the centre of Musselburgh. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The Ship Inn has 1 restaurant:

    • The Ship Inn

  • The Ship Inn offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • The nearest beach is just 400 yards from The Ship Inn. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Room options at The Ship Inn include:

      • Twin/Double