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The Balmoral Hotel

New Town 96 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This establishment is one of the few grand railway hotels remaining in the U.K, and a prime address for demanding commercial and leisure travelers. — Star Service

The large, majestic luxury hotel has a range of rooms, from compact, comfortable Classic Rooms to large multi-room suites. — Oyster

Edinburgh's classic five-star hotel located at the east end of Princes Street in a large and imposing building. Excellent service, sublime restaurants and a luxurious atmosphere. — Insight Guides

The hotel location couldn't be better... top notch dining can be found downstairs at Number One, the stylish hotel-restaurant featuring Chef Jeff Bland. — Gayot

Elegant bedrooms and over-the-top marble bathrooms, a spa, gym and swimming pool, recently refurbished Palm Court for champagne afternoon teas. — The Telegraph

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from $232

G&V Royal Mile Hotel Edinburgh

Old Town 95 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The newest motif from the Missoni fashion brand is a trendy hotel dressed in the typical bright hues this famous Italian designer is known for. — Gayot

The G&V Royal Mile Hotel introduces a splash of colour and glamour to the handsome, yet staid and grey stone of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. — Mr & Mrs Smith

The location couldn't be better for this brand new centre of excellence in Italian style. — Insight Guides

The Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group re-crowned the five-star design hotel the George & Victoria with a nod to the area's royal heritage. — Frommer's

That said, this is without a doubt one of the best places in the whole of Scotland for cocktails and supper - although expensive, both are out of this world. — Afar Magazine

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from $232

Prestonfield

East 90 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

James Thomson rescued this 17th-century baroque pad in 2003 and turned it into a lavishly opulent five–star boutique hotel. — Frommer's

A 17th-century mansion set in 8 hectares of parkland (complete with peacocks and Highland cattle), Prestonfield is draped in damask and packed with antiques. — Lonely Planet

Though situated in a country club setting 2.5 kilometers south of Edinburgh center, this property is no conservative bastion dedicated to recreational pursuit. — Star Service

Its extravagant baroque makeover has helped make it one of Edinburgh’s most lavish and over-the-top places to stay. — Rough Guide

As far from minimal as you can possibly imagine, this restored Jacobean mansion is extravagantly rococo. — Concierge

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from $245

The Scotsman Hotel

Old Town 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The former offices of the Scotsman newspaper – opened in 1904 and hailed as ‘the most magnificent newspaper building in the world’ – are now home to this luxury hotel. Rooms on the... — Lonely Planet

This five star hotel is a bastion of solid confidence and quiet style in a commanding position offering great views over the city. — The Telegraph

The plush but unstuffy new occupant of the grand old offices of the Scotsman newspaper is one of Edinburgh’s headline hotels. — Rough Guide

This grandiose 19th-century pile has a distinctive feel to it... the Cowshed Spa has five treatment rooms as well as a relaxation room. — Concierge

A regal five-star hotel, featuring stunning city views, a luxurious spa and plenty of authentic Scottish charm. — Jetsetter

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from $153

Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh

Leith 89 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Leith hotel that kicked off a hospitality phenomenon. — Time Out

The stylish, award-winning Malmaison is housed in a 19th-century former Seaman's Mission in Leith. — Lonely Planet

An upscale boutique property with 100 rooms, Malmaison Hotel Edinburgh is housed in a former house of ill repute (yes, a brothel). — Oyster

Impressive former sea mens' mission, set on the quayside; the first of the Malmaison hotels. — Michelin Guide

Works hard at promoting a sexy image, but is fun and comfortable too, with good-sized rooms, decent food and drink, friendly staff and even some token tartan to remind guests where they are. — The Telegraph

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from $135

Hotel du Vin & Bistro

Old Town 88 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Boutique hotel featuring unique modern murals and dark wood, wine-themed bedrooms; located close to the Royal Mile. — Michelin Guide

This boutique chain revolving around, and reveling in, wine seems as inspired an idea today as it was when the first property opened in 1994. — Frommer's

The Hotel du Vin group is known for its imaginative use of historically interesting buildings and this branch in the Old Town — close to the old Royal Infirmary and well-placed for exploring — is no exception. — The Telegraph

The bistro-centered Du Vin chain has built its hip reputation on bold remodelings of unlikely edifices. — Condé Nast Traveler

Edinburgh joined the select posse of UK towns and cities with a Hotel du Vin in late 2008, and its sheer, well-executed reliability has made it a discreet hit ever since. — Time Out

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from $224

Tigerlily Hotel

New Town 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Edinburgh's hippest boutique hotel, with an award-winning restaurant and a prime George Street location - includes breakfast. — Jetsetter

Georgian meets gorgeous at this glamorous, glittering boutique hotel. — Lonely Planet

Classic Georgian townhouse concealing a funky, boutique interior... Luxurious. — Michelin Guide

The Tigerlily is housed in an historic Georgian townhouse, but inside, it's thoroughly modern. — Oyster

It's an enclave for local thirty- and fortysomething professionals who aren't into the tartan-and-whisky charm of their forebears' haunts and want to party in a cool urban scene. — Concierge

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Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh - The Caledonian

New Town 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

An imposing block of red sandstone..."The Caley" has imposing Victorian decor and beautifully restored interiors. ... The hotel's elegant guest rooms are sumptuous and understated. — Fodor's

A grand dame, lately rendered even grander. — Time Out

The Caledonian is a 241-room, luxury landmark hotel that reopened in 2012 after a major makeover by the Waldorf Astoria chain. — Oyster

The Waldorf-Astoria's adoption has been good for the beloved Caley, Edinburgh's most famous railway hotel. — Condé Nast Traveler

Opulent, old-world dame with Edinburgh Castle views and a stellar location on Edinburgh’s landmark thoroughfare — Jetsetter

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The Howard

New Town 87 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Pampering is perhaps too weak a word for the service you'll enjoy at this small but beautifully turned-out Georgian hotel. — Lonely Planet

Characterful original features and plenty of charm. — Michelin Guide

Intimate boutique hotel occupying three 1829 Georgian townhouses, a short stroll from lively George Street in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town. — Andrew Harper

This hotel is in a classic New Town building, elegant proportioned and superbly outfitted. — Fodor's

This genteel hotel is all about tradition and tailored service—making it the first choice for those in search of authentic Georgian luxury. — Concierge

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from $138

The Bonham

New Town 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The Bonham is one of the few Edinburgh hotels that manages a successful fusion of traditional Victorian interiors with bold modern colours and contemporary design. — Lonely Planet

There's a clubby atmosphere throughout this hotel, which carries on a successful, sophisticated flirtation with modernity. — Fodor's

Set in three Victorian townhouses, the 49-room, upscale Bonham is a stylish boutique hotel in a quiet, historic Edinburgh neighborhood, around the corner from all the action. — Oyster

A hotel combining restrained urban cool and a smattering of good modern art with faintly riotous boutique bedrooms: monochrome or fizzy lime green, purple and raspberry stripes. — The Telegraph

This remains one of Edinburgh's best contemporary boutique-hotels in quiet environs, with private access to the gardens across the street. — Star Service

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from $133

The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection

New Town 86 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This ultra-hip hotel has 65 chichi rooms with push-button curtains and sliding doors opening onto a huge, lush roof garden scattered with Philippe Starck furniture. — Rough Guide

Glass walls extend from the 19th-century facade of a former church, foreshadowing the daring interior of one of the city's original boutique hotels. — Fodor's

A luxury boutique hotel in central Edinburgh, with a two-acre roof garden, breakfast and a dining discount. — Jetsetter

Don’t let the high-Gothic entrance fool you, The Glasshouse features lots of groovy furnishings (including a snug/bar complete with fire bowl), a fab rooftop garden, retro-styled bedrooms overlooking the city or garden and a restaurant that only opens when it feels like it, it's a little off-piste - but in a good way — The Telegraph

Arguably, the nicest feature is the hotel's roof garden. Replete with lawns, an arch-shaped covered deck, and all-weather armchairs, it's the only one in the city. — Concierge

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from $180

The Witchery by the Castle

Old Town 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This extraordinary collection of fantasy suites near Edinburgh Castle is the ultimate romantic hideaway: sumptuous, indulgent, and slightly (delightfully) mad. — The Telegraph

Each of them is dark, theatrically gothic and lavishly furnished with antiques, leather and velvet, Victorian baths and grand beds, complementing the magical atmosphere at the Witchery dining rooms. — Time Out

This lavishly theatrical lodging promises a night to remember. — Fodor's

This flamboyant and fabulously gothic bolthole is all your historical fantasies rolled into one. If it doesn't make your pulse race, quite frankly you haven't got one. — Frommer's

Set in a 16th-century Old Town house in the shadow of Edinburgh Castle, the Witchery's eight lavish Gothic suites are extravagantly furnished with antiques. — Lonely Planet

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from $302

Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa

Old Town 85 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Although predominantly aimed at business travellers, the location, range of rooms and services, luxurious spa and well-regarded restaurant make it the perfect choice for travellers. — The Telegraph

Spacious, modern hotel which has undergone a top-to-toe refurbishment. — Michelin Guide

While it doesn't look like much from the outside, the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa is a seriously upscale hotel with some outstanding facilities. — Oyster

The staff are as slick and professional as you'd expect in the Sheraton's UK flagship. — Frommer's

Good rooms, good food, brilliant spa. — Time Out

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from $238

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel

Old Town 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Stylish stay in Edinburgh's quiet Old Town, with an award-winning restaurant and close proximity to the Royal Mile. — Jetsetter

the Macdonald has always had a business feel. ... It's the exclusive Club Floor, with its upgraded rooms and views of Holyrood Park, that's the stand-out feature. — Time Out

The Macdonald Holyrood Hotel is a 156-room upscale property just steps from Holyrood Park and a mile from Edinburgh Castle. — Oyster

The Club Floor is geared toward luxury-minded guests: It has a dedicated elevator, butler service, lounge, and library, along with a champagne and canapé reception every night. — Frommer's

This modern, yet unpretentious hotel is similar in quality to the Carlton and bears an equally precious downtown locale although without the views of the castle-facing rooms in the Apex International — Star Service

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from $116

B+B Edinburgh

New Town 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Standing out along an elegant and tranquil West End terrace, this imposing Victorian mansion combines grand public spaces with affordable modern accommodation. — Fodor's

The four-floor, 27-room B+B Edinburgh is a modern boutique take on the traditional bed-and-breakfast inn. — Oyster

There's a lot to recommend this cross between a bed-and-breakfast and boutique hotel. — Frommer's

It is worth staying here just to see the galleried library lounge, not to mention the eccentric atmosphere, period features, generous breakfasts and excellent value for money. — The Telegraph

Built in 1883 as a grand home for the proprietor of the Scotsman newspaper, this Victorian extravaganza .... was given a designer makeover in 2011 to create a striking contemporary hotel. — Lonely Planet

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from $94

The Inn on the Mile

Old Town 83 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This former Royal Mile bank — a scaled-down layer cake of classical stone with colonnade and pediment — has been successfully converted into a lively pub with unexpectedly serene hotel rooms above. — The Telegraph

The nine rooms (split into Mile and plusher Royal Mile) are spread across three floors. Think a pale gray-and-white color palette, wood floors, mirrored wardrobes, and giant padded gray headboards. — Frommer's

This chic and welcoming boutique inn could hardly be more central—some rooms even overlook the Royal Mile — Fodor's

The Inn on the Mile, is, as the name suggests, located on the Royal Mile in the heart of Old Edinburgh and within walking distance of several landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle. — Oyster

Not so much a hotel as a pub with rooms, the Bank Hotel is an imposing, neoclassical building on the corner of the Royal Mile and South Bridge, slap bang in the middle of everything. — Lonely Planet

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from $193

Channings Hotel

Stockbridge & Canonmills 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Walk in the footsteps of Shackleton without visiting Antarctica. — Time Out

Cosy Edwardian townhouse, tastefully furnished and run by a friendly team. — Michelin Guide

There are three Shackleton Suites and two Shackleton-themed rooms, with historic photographs and "underfloor heating to ensure you stay a lot warmer than he did." — Star Service

There is an air of Edwardian reliability about this comfortable, if slightly lived-in, former home of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. — The Telegraph

Five Edwardian terraced town houses make up this intimate, elegant hotel in an upscale West End neighborhood just minutes from Princes Street. — Fodor's

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from $103

The Rutland Hotel

New Town 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

Nominated for several style awards, the design is chic without being intimidating. — Fodor's

The hotel is quiet (it has heavy soundproofing), stylish, and in a convenient location for visiting the city. — Oyster

It’s perfect for couples looking for a stylish, relaxing break but not too edgy for comfort. — The Telegraph

Boutique hotel with commanding position at top of Princes Street. — Michelin Guide

The Rutland offers lavish decor and a modish experience that may once have seemed too ostentatious... but now feels quite at home. — Time Out

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from $142

Nira Caledonia

New Town 82 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

The 28-room NiraCaledonia is a seriously upscale boutique occupying a charming 18th-century property in Edinburgh's New Town. — Oyster

Luxurious adjoining townhouses with romantic interiors and stunningly restored staircases. — Michelin Guide

If a hotel can be the soul of discretion, this quietly confident hotel is it — this place is for those who want luxury that whispers, rather than shouts. — The Telegraph

This 28-room boutique hotel eschews traditional tartan in favor of a dramatic black-and-gold color scheme. — Frommer's

A stay at Nira Caledonia places you in the heart of Edinburgh, walking distance from St. Stephens Centre and Georgian House. This 4-star hotel is close to Princes Street Gardens and... — Jetsetter

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from $118

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh

Old Town 81 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

This hotel is in an excellent location for business and pleasure, and although it bares some brash modern garb, it is as soft as a plush toy when compared with the edgier Point Hotel nearby. — Star Service

Originally the Scandic Crown. ... A clean-cut, sleek and monochromatic look with subtle Scottish motifs. Service standards are high, and you'll walk out of reception on to the Royal Mile. — Time Out

Location, location, location: If you want to be right in the thick of it, you can't beat this hotel. — Frommer's

You’ll find no tartan here, despite the 16th-century exterior - inside it’s contemporary all the way. — The Telegraph

A stay on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, with full Scottish breakfast and welcome prosecco. — Jetsetter

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from $230
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