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4.1 out of 5

"Excellent location, quirky rooms with comfy beds and complimentary tea cakes and water, friendly helpful staff " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 23 Feb 2020

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the comfortable beds at Grassmarket hotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Grassmarket. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus a bar and breakfast (surcharge). This 3-star hotel has 42 rooms over 5 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a flat-screen TV.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with iPod docking stations, flat-screen TVs and room service (during limited hours)
  • Free WiFi
  • Relax with a drink at the pub
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Amenities include a gift shop, a computer and laundry facilities
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the quiet guestrooms
  • Steps from Grassmarket and The Hub

Standard Double or Twin Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Quadruple Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Triple Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Standard Single Room, 1 Single Bed

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Grassmarket hotel ratings based on 33 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Grassmarket hotel

Everyone (8) Couples (7) Business (1) Students (1) Family (5) Friends (8) Other (3)
5 out of 5
Excellent location, quirky rooms with comfy beds and complimentary tea cakes and water, friendly helpful staff

Posted by , from Cavan on 23 Feb 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

25 Feb 2020 by The Grassmarket Hotel Team

Thank you for this excellent rating, Bernie. The team are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us, especially our comfy beds and tunnocks teacakes! We do hope to see you again on your next visit to the city.

5 out of 5
Great hotel at a great location. Recommended for a younger customer

Posted by on 3 Sep 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Sep 2019 by Inese&The Grassmarket Hotel Team

Thank you for this top score and fantastic comments. We hope to welcome you back soon.

4 out of 5
great location, ideal for town centre, wonderful to get around on foot

Posted by on 1 Jan 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jan 2019 by The Grassmarket Hotel team

Thank you for this excellent rating ! We do hope to see you again on your next trip to Edinburgh.

4 out of 5
good basic hotel with friendly staff right next door to the bars and shops in the grassmarket

Posted by on 8 Feb 2017

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4 out of 5

Great Central Location

Pros: Great location. Nice friendly staff
Very simple modern rooms, slightly whacky decor. Spotlessly clean and minimalist - which I like. Helpful staff carried my suitcase up two flights of stairs, lift only goes to 1st. floor. I had left my phone charger behind and they kindly charged it for me. Breakfast was excellent.

Posted by , from London on 19 Sep 2016

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4 out of 5

Sole weekend trip

I was impressed with the location and I thought my room was small but very cosy and it was very relaxing. I thought the staff could have been friendlier though. They were a bit stand offish. I asked advice on a few good places to eat and have a drink and they couldn't really help me. Besides that I enjoyed my stay.

Posted by on 28 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

brilliant little hotel, well located

Fantastic hotel. Room was small but very well equipped and excellent use of the space available. I have stayed in much larger rooms that don't have as much space because of how they are laid out. Couldn't ask for a better location.

Posted by on 10 Mar 2015

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5 out of 5

Great weekender

Went for weekend to Edinburgh.. Great location, ideal for sightseeing, very central. Great value for money, staff were v friendly and helpful.. Room was clean, only problem bathroom door would not lock and it was made of glass.

Posted by on 28 Jan 2015

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3 out of 5

Weekend break

The hotel is in a great location for nightlife in the Grassmarket area and is only a short walk to Princes Street - 5-10 mins. The room was comfortable but quite small but fine for a short stay! The tea cakes in the room is a nice touch. Nice toiletries and a real hair dryer!!! Magnetic map of the area on the wall is a great idea to plan your stay! Stay friendly!

Posted by on 1 Dec 2014

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3 out of 5

Convenient and cosy

My daughter and I stayed here for two nights.The room was cosy and clean and we loved the shower. We could have done with more shelf space for personal items and maybe a chair! It was in an ideal location for everything we did in Edinburgh.

Posted by on 31 May 2014

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Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 23 March 2020 to 31 May 2020 (dates subject to change).

Property Features

As a guest of Grassmarket hotel, you'll find tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and gift shops/news stands. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. The business-friendly Grassmarket hotel also features coffee/tea in common area, laundry facilities, and room service (during limited hours). This 3-star Edinburgh hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 42 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Offsite parking discounted rates available


  • Airport: Edinburgh (EDI) (12.5 km / 7.7 mi)
  • Train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Grassmarket hotel offers 42 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with iPod docking stations and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. Bathrooms include a shower with a rainfall showerhead, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Edinburgh hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Coffee maker
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cots (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a full breakfast daily from 7:30 AM to 11 AM.

Biddy Milligan – This pub serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


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


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are 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. No on-site parking is available.

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 are 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. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

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

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 10.00 per person (approximately)

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

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National Rating

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

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*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.