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4.5 out of 5

"Excellent location and comfortable room. We could walk to the tram that goes directly to the airport. " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 13 Oct 2019

Hotel Description

3-star hotel near Princes Street

Heart of Edinburgh

A stay at this New Town hotel places you steps from Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre and a 5-minute walk from Princes Street. George Street and Calton Hill are also within half a mile (1 km).

Free breakfast

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free breakfast and free WiFi. Business travelers can take advantage of the business center. There's a bar/lounge on site, and laundry facilities and free newspapers are also provided.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 186 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with digital channels and offer free WiFi and coffee/tea makers. Other amenities include pillow menus, free newspapers, and hair dryers.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$48* Per night/room May 23 - May 24

Room, 1 Double Bed with Sofa bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 1 Double Bed, Accessible, Non Smoking (Mobility)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Twin Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre ratings based on 4 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Everyone (2) Couples (2)
4 out of 5
Excellent location and comfortable room. We could walk to the tram that goes directly to the airport.

Posted by on Oct 13, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 17, 2019 by Cristian

Thank you very much for your kind review. I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the hotel location and staff were such a great asset to your experience with us. I hope we can welcome you back again in the future and give you another wonderful time in our hotel. Best Regards, Cristian-Stefan Ionel Guest Service Manager Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

5 out of 5

Posted by on Oct 1, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 1, 2019 by Susan Craig General Manager

Thank you for your 5 out of 5 review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us while visiting Edinburgh.

4 out of 5
It is well located and the room includes breakfast. An on-site restaurant and/or bar would have been nice

Posted by on Aug 14, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 16, 2019 by Cristian

Thank you so much for your kind review. We hope that you had a great time while staying with us. I hope that you will give us another chance to serve you again in the future. Kind regards Cristian-Stefan Ionel Guest Service Manager

5 out of 5

Holiday Express Edinburgh City Centre

Pros: Friendly, helpful staff. A great breakfast is served in the mornings.
Cons: N/a
Location: Nice location across from the playhouse and very close to nice restaurants and pubs.
Very accommodating staff, friendly and helpful. Close to the Royal Mile yet far enough away to not be disturbed by the crowds. Close to nice restaurants and other amenities. Highly recommended!

Posted by , from mansfield, il on May 23, 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 26, 2018 by Gordon Gibson

Thank you very much for such a kind review, I am glad to see that you enjoyed your stay and that the hotel's location was such a great asset for your Edinburgh experience. Gordon Gibson Guest Service Manager

About the Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre

Location Picardy Place Top Of Leith Street, Edinburgh, Scotland EH1 3JT

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from February 1 2021 to April 11 2021 (dates subject to change).

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 8 2021 to April 11 2021 (dates subject to change):

  • Bar/Lounge(s)
  • Breakfast

The property is closed between January 8 and April 11.

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. WiFi is free in public spaces. There's an onsite business center. The business-friendly Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre also features multilingual staff, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Limited parking is available for a fee and is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 186 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business facilities
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Self parking (surcharge) , Limited onsite parking , Offsite parking discounted rates available

Transport

  • Airport: Edinburgh Airport (EDI) (13.8 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1 km / 0.6 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Holiday Inn Express - Edinburgh City Centre offers 186 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary newspapers. A pillow menu is available. 32-inch flat-screen televisions come with premium digital channels. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

  • Separate bedroom
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free self-serve breakfast on weekdays from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM and on weekends from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: GBP 20 per pet, per stay
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Tax ID - 244942395

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed

Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The tax ID number is 244942395. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Clean Promise (IHG).

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Clean Promise (IHG)
  • LGBTQ friendly
  • Property Registry Number - 10232579
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • State tax ID - 244942395
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: GBP 20.0 per night
  • Nearby parking fee: GBP 16.50 per night
  • Pet fee: GBP 20 per pet, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly).

National Rating

This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitScotland, the National Tourist Board for Scotland.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.