£65.83 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 24 May 2015 Check-out 25 May 2015

The Place

4 stars
View map of 34-38 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3HU

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
39 reviews
Late Summer's Days in Edinburgh

We arrived a little early at The Place, and they were nice enough to stow our bags until check-in... See full review

  • Katharine L.
  • 18 May 2015
Great Location

We had a very comfortable stay at The Place. The location was the last stop on the tram line from... See full review

  • DJECP
  • 15 May 2015
Explore heritage-rich Edinburgh while staying at this stylish boutique hotel
Housed in a beautiful Georgian Terrace, The Place welcomes discerning business and leisure travelers with chic accommodations in the heart of downtown Edinburgh. This privately owned boutique hotel effortlessly combines historic ambiance with modern design and conveniences. At The Place, diners can enjoy delectable breakfast items and scrumptious dishes from the in-house restaurant. Guests can have nightcaps at the cocktail bar. Pre-theater dinner and pre- and post-theater drinks are on offer, ideal since this sophisticated hotel is a short stroll from Edinburgh Playhouse. The Place also provides complimentary Wi-Fi access, limited off-site parking spaces at cost (upon request at the time of booking), and a Rolls Royce Phantom for executive transport (additional charge). No lift is available on site.

From The Place, tourists can wander around the downtown area and check out historical landmarks, cultural attractions, and shopping and entertainment opportunities. Vacationers can venture to the Royal Mile or take photos while discovering the wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.
3 Reasons To Stay:
  • Centrally located in downtown Edinburgh and near the theater and shopping districts
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • On-site restaurant and cocktail bar
The Place Rooms
Patrons at The Place can choose among the 47 uniquely decorated rooms and suites, each reflecting different character and design. All of the stylish units echo an inviting atmosphere and equipped with amenities for a more convenient stay. Some units come with coffee-making facilities, telephone, and TV. 
Things To Do:
  • Edinburgh Playhouse (0.2 mi / 0.32 km)
  • Princes Street (0.2 mi / 0.32 km)
  • Princes Street Gardens (0.3 mi / 0.48 km)
  • Scottish National Gallery (0.4 mi / 0.72 km)
  • St Giles' Cathedral (0.5 mi / 0.80 km)
  • National Museum of Scotland (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Edinburgh Castle (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (0.7 mi / 1.12 km)
  • Royal Lyceum Theatre (0.9 mi / 1.44 km)
  • King's Theatre (1.1mi / 1.76 km)
  • Holyrood Park (1.3 mi / 2.08 km)

The Place Rooms

STANDARD - DOUBLE
With a bit more floor space than the city doubles above and rooms from the first floor upwards, many (but not all) of these rooms have lovely views to the rear whilst a few others overlook the street. You can request either and we will try our best to allocate your preference. Decorated with style and fully equipped, the standard double suits most needs for a city break. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
STANDARD - TWIN
Situated on the lower ground floor, and most with a fairly decent amount of floor space. These fully equipped rooms are ideal for sharing with friends. Most of the twins are to the lower front of the building. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
SUPERIOR - DOUBLE
With a good mixture of street views and Fife views these rooms are towards the luxury end of our stock. Most of this room type can be twins or doubles (we assume a double unless you specifically request a twin) Lots of space, some with superb views of Fife (subject to availability) Aimed at the traveller coming for a special occasion, or for a longer stay, or for a romantic break or simply for those who just want that bit more space and luxury. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
LUXURY - SUITE
These are seriously big rooms aimed primarily at honeymoon guests and romantic breaks. Superbly decorated and finished with good lounging space, large televisions, superb bathrooms and big comfortable beds. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, large flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
SINGLE - ROOM
Small rooms tucked away in various parts of the hotel. Single bed, functional, comfortable and cheap. What more can we say! Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.
COSY CITY DOUBLE - ROOM
Our cosy double rooms are aimed at those who simply want to drop their bags, explore the city and come back to sleep in comfort. The floor space is limited, although the rooms are still fully equipped, comfortable and decorated to a high standard. The beds are standard 4'6" doubles. Most of these rooms are on on the lower ground floor, away from any traffic noise, and they are naturally lit by our guest controlled electric velux windows. Room includes egyptian cotton sheets, ensuite bathroom, flat screen TV, WiFi and welcome tea tray.

Amenities

  • WiFi
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi

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The Place location and nearby area

Nearby points of interest

  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • National Portrait Gallery: 0.2 mi
  • Princes Mall: 0.3 mi
  • Calton Hill: 0.4 mi
  • Edinburgh Playhouse: 0.4 mi
  • Princes Street: 0.4 mi
  • Jim Garrahy's Fudge Kitchen: 0.5 mi
  • Royal Mile: 0.5 mi
  • St Giles Cathedral: 0.5 mi
  • National Gallery of Scotland: 0.5 mi
  • Gladstone's Land: 0.5 mi
  • Underground City: 0.5 mi
  • People's Story: 0.5 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.5 mi
  • Canonmills: 0.5 mi
  • Writer's Museum: 0.5 mi
  • The Canongate: 0.5 mi
  • Cowgate: 0.6 mi
  • Outlook Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Scott Monument: 0.6 mi
  • Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Museum of Scotland: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Trinity House: 0.7 mi
  • Holyroodhouse Palace: 0.7 mi
  • Grassmarket: 0.7 mi
  • Edinburgh Castle: 0.7 mi
  • Scottish Parliament: 0.7 mi
  • Pilrig: 0.7 mi
  • Dumbiedykes: 0.7 mi
  • Powderhall: 0.7 mi
  • Holyrood: 0.7 mi
  • Georgian House: 0.8 mi
  • Abbeyhill: 0.8 mi
  • Stockbridge: 0.8 mi
  • Easter Road: 0.8 mi
  • Lauriston: 0.9 mi
  • Warriston: 0.9 mi
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: 0.9 mi
  • The Grange: 1 mi
  • Holyrood Abbey Church of Scotland: 1 mi
  • Leith Waterworld: 1 mi
  • Meadow park: 1.1 mi
  • Dean Village: 1.1 mi
  • Fountainbridge: 1.2 mi
  • Meadowbank: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
11:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for The Place

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
39 out of 39
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4.5
Value:
4.1

87% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Laurie
Business
New York
22 May 2015

Lovely place to stay for a night

My husband and I only had an overnight stay before heading back to the airport. The tram (York place) stop was right in front and was very convenient for getting to the airport. The staff was wonderful and kindly took our luggage in (and up to our room) even though we were several hours early for our check-in time. Pros: great location, beautiful interior, great room, wonderful staff. Cons: no elevator (a little tedious to carry heavy suitcases up and down the stairs), room was a little stuffy, you could hear your neighbors/noise was a slight issue. Great value and I highly recommend The Place for a short stay, especially if you need to get to the airport conveniently.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Katharine L.
Business
Chicago
18 May 2015

Late Summer's Days in Edinburgh

We arrived a little early at The Place, and they were nice enough to stow our bags until check-in time. We sat in their lounge area, which was pleasant and comfortable, to eat a snack. They had TV news on, but it wasn't jarring or intrusive. Our room was gorgeous and had a pretty view of the city. The bathroom was well-designed it only had a shower stall instead of a tub, but that was all that was needed. The room itself was a little small, but it held us and all our stuff, so it wasn't problematic. The WiFi left a little to be desired, as it was sometimes a bit slow. There are no elevators here, so carrying bags down the stairs was a bit of a chore (though we probably could have asked the hotel staff to do it, they were fantastic).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DJECP
Business
N/A
15 May 2015

Great Location

We had a very comfortable stay at The Place. The location was the last stop on the tram line from the airport which was perfect. It's a nice, quiet area with plenty of wonderful restaurants nearby. It was easy to explore the city from this location. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Ciara, in particular was fantastic for recommending outstanding restaurants, making reservations for us and giving directions.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Sharon B.
Business
Dublin
7 Apr 2015

Rugby trip

Lovely little hotel at the end of the tramline, so very easy to get to from the airport. We didn't eat here, but menu looked good, although dining area is quite small. Overall, this was a great place from which to explore the city and very good value considering we were in Edinburgh for the final match of the six nations rugby tournament.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Mary R.
Business
Saint Louis
6 Apr 2015

Not so much

We had a dark room in the basement. Glad we only stayed one night. Very small room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Breda S.
Business
Cork
6 Apr 2015

City Break

The location of this hotel is great as it is on the tram and bus routes. It is also within walking distance of great restaurants and the main shopping areas. We had one of the older rooms which should not be advertised as 4 star standard. They are small, extremely hot and the bathroom was in need a major upgrade. The staff in this hotel are extremely helpful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Siobhan B.
Business
Tuam
3 Mar 2015

Couple weekend break away

Lovely, modern themed hotel with warm, friendly, welcoming staff as soon as you arrive. Located in a quiet area, great for relaxing in after a day in the city. The local tram station is conviently just a 30 second walk away from the hotel which runs directly to the main shopping street and then on to the airport which was very handy for us. Breakfast at the hotel was gorgeous you can eat as much as you like so we certainly ate well during our stay. The only negative i have about this hotel is that it needs a lift for those staying on higher floors and the restaurant evening menu could do with more choice, it seems more like a basic lunch menu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dubvisitor
Business
San Francisco California
6 Dec 2014

Great option

I thought the staff at this hotel were very helpful, the location excellent and it was very clean. Would definitely go back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
DAG2013
Business
Tucson, AZ
19 Nov 2014

Fine, conveniently located boutique hotel

The Place is well located, a ten minute walk from the major attractions of the Old Town, with restaurants and shopping nearby. Our room was large and pleasant, with a modern bath and a view of the Firth of Forth. The breakfast was more than ample. The staff was uniformly friendly and helpful. The only downside was a very slow internet connection, reminiscent of dial up modems 15 years ago, and complicated sign on procedures.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Place

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Tanu wandering mom
Business
India
18 Nov 2014

Stay in May 2014

At two women staying in a foreign country, I found the place to be extremely well located and safe. It is less than 5 minutes walk from the train station and 10 minutes from Princes Street. Room was not at all noisy; good size and clean. Did not eat in the hotel so cannot comment. Lots of good pubs on Rose street and the mall was very close. Checkin was amazingly smooth.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Rose street has some amazing places to eat.

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