Edinburgh is a major destination in United Kingdom with over 550 popular hotels - that's quite a lot to choose from. We've rounded up top 20 hotels with highest guest ratings from budget to luxury category.
How do we compare hotels? Mostly based on guest ratings. If guest ratings are similar for hotels of the same tier, then we rank a cheaper hotel slightly higher (same quality for lower price is better).
It's pointless to compare hotels in different categories, so we grouped the best hotels by price range, star ratings and proximity to key tourists attractions, such as Edinburgh Castle and Forth Bridge. Use the table of contents to select the hotel category that you're interested in. Let's go down the list!
Best rated hotel for each budget
10 hotels in Edinburgh with highest guest reviews
75 hotels in Edinburgh have guest ratings over 90 (out of 100)! 2 most popular hotels in Edinburgh are Apartment Castle Terrace 9a and Royal Mile Mansions Apartment 27.
Best 5-star hotels in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has 21 highly-rated 5-star hotels - the top 3 are Apartment Castle Terrace 9a, The Edinburgh Residence and Kew House.
Best 4-star hotels in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has 179 highly-rated 4-star hotels - the top 3 are Royal Mile Mansions Apartment 27, York Place Apartments and My-Quartermile Apartments.
Best 3-star hotels in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has 217 highly-rated 3-star hotels - the top 3 are The Spires Edinburgh, Lochrin Apartments and Alba House.
Best budget hotels in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has 62 highly-rated budget hotels - the top 3 are Glendevon Central Bed and Breakfast, Old Town Apartments and Castle Rock Hostel.
About travelling to Edinburgh
Edinburgh is a popular city! It's ranked #64 on the list of world's most popular tourist destinations.
The most talked about attractions in Edinburgh are Edinburgh Castle, Forth Bridge, Rosslyn Chapel, Forth Road Bridge and Scottish Parliament Building.
Below are the most popular sights in Edinburgh by category:
- Castles: Edinburgh Castle, Craigmillar Castle and Bavelaw Castle.
- Churches: Rosslyn Chapel, St Giles' Cathedral, Holyrood Abbey and Crichton Collegiate Church.
- Buildings: Scottish Parliament Building, Edinburgh International Conference Centre and Pitreavie.
- Museums: Musée national d'Écosse, Scottish National Gallery and The Scotish Museums Coouncil.
Best hotels near most popular tourist attractions
Best hotels near Edinburgh Castle
Best hotels near Forth Bridge
Best hotels near Rosslyn Chapel
Best hotels near Forth Road Bridge
Best hotels near Scottish Parliament Building
Airports in Edinburgh
Best hotels near Edinburgh Airport