The Express Holiday Inn is ideally located to save on commuting costs to such sites as the Edinburgh Castle, Playhouse Theatre, and Scottish Parliament. Rooms are affordable, and the hotel has branches in Leith, near the Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, and Edinburgh City, near the St. James Shopping Centre.
The Herald House Hotel is a good choice, with its friendly staff and large, clean rooms. It is near the airport as well. The Globetrotter Inn Hostel also gives good value for money, providing a kitchen for guests to cook in to save on meal costs.
Try the Hilton Caledonian Hotel on Princes Street, with its restaurant serving both Scottish and international dishes. This budget five-star hotel has a sauna and steam room; a fifty-foot, heated, indoor pool; a Jacuzzi; and a gymnasium.
The Old Waverly Hotel on Princes Street may be a little more costly, but the accommodation is comfortable and its location provides easy access to shops and city transportation. The hotel’s Cranston’s Restaurant is a good place to eat and have a few drinks.
The view at Glasshouse Hotel in Greenside is unrivalled, and most rooms feature a terrace to take advantage of this. There is a rooftop bar and numerous boutiques set in a medieval structure infused with modern facilities.