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Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

4,320 reviews
+44 871 221 2844

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Pets Allowed
Bar or Lounge

Enjoy a Holiday in Edinburgh

Ideal Location for Visitors

Located just a quarter mile from Princes Street, Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh City Centre also boasts extras that make it a great place to stay. The hotel is within a breathtaking and historically famous building in New Town. Those who want to park vehicles can use the limited parking on-site, or access the alternate parking lot just down the street.

Visit the World Famous Playhouse

Holiday Inn Express City Centre is just across the street from the Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre, home to many famous plays and actors. Since the staff at the hotel's front desk is available 24 hours per day, guests can call or stop by and ask for recommendations for places to see, restaurants and bars in the area, and other exciting spots that are easy to get to from the hotel. Visitors who come during the summer months can often visit one of the many independent festivals that take place in Edinburgh. 

Enjoy a Hot Breakfast

At Holiday Inn Express – Edinburgh City Center, each guest can visit the lobby every morning to enjoy a hot breakfast buffet that often includes eggs, sausages, baked beans, breads and pastries, cereal, fruit, and a variety of coffee and tea. Those who want to spend a quiet morning alone can take a tray back to the guest room, while others might enjoy visiting with other guests in the breakfast room. The hotel lounge bar is a great spot to enjoy a nightcap, with free Internet available for those who want to stay connected.

Comfortable Accommodations

Each of the 161 guest rooms in this hotel has free WiFi, private bathrooms stocked with toiletries, and a coffee and tea maker. Pets are allowed for a fee, so those traveling with furry friends can stay at this property as well. There are several room options, with single beds and double beds, as well as rollaway beds available to guests who have young children. Visitors can also enjoy the free satellite TV channels in the rooms.

The Bottom Line

There are plenty of reasons to choose Holiday Inn – Edinburgh City Centre for a visit to Edinburgh. This hotel offers a budget-friendly option for those who want to save on their stay. With amenities such as free breakfast and free WiFi, this property offers everything guests need to enjoy a relaxing stay in Scotland's exciting and historic capital city.

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Picardy Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3JT
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User Highlights
"Excellent restaurants nearby" "Excellent airport"
City centre within easy reach, said 98%.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 61%.
"Hotel staff exceptional" "Buffet staff fantastic"
71% said the reception staff was great.
83% thought the service was very professional.
"Free wi-fi" "Internet connection Great"
100% thought it was a great value.
"Lack of toilet roll" "Toilet did not flush properly"
72% said the beds were comfortable.
83% said rooms were clean.
"Excellent selection for breakfast" "Bland scrambled egg"
95% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Bar and Beverages
"Noisy beer" "No bar food"
"No vegetarian options" "Dried up bacon"
72% said the pork dishes didn't taste good.
79% found the side dishes unedible.

Good to know...

Comfortable beds
Could be quieter
Clean rooms
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Expert Reviews
Rough Guide
It’s by a busy roundabout but otherwise a good location in an elegant old Georgian tenement near the top of Broughton St.
Time Out
As with most hotels in the Holiday Inn Express chain, this Picardy Place operation offers convenient, good-value accommodation without too much character.
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Parking Fee: GBP 13.50 per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible