Edinburgh City Centre Hotels - Scotland Accommodation

A great way to experience Edinburgh is to book lodging in one of the city centre hotels. Not only does this put you within walking distance of all the major sights, but you'll be smack in the middle of all the top bars, pubs and restaurants the city has to offer. Who knows? Maybe you'll even have a view of the castle.

Plenty of Edinburgh hotels promise to be 'close to the city centre.' What this can mean, however, is anything from a 20 minute walk to a 20 minute bus ride. These five hotels are guaranteed to be within a 10 minute walk of Princes Street or the Royal Mile, two main thoroughfares in the city centre:

(Please note that parking can be difficult when staying in the centre; be sure to inquire about the parking situation in all city centre Edinburgh hotels).

The Glasshouse is a boutique hotel located a five minute walk from both the Royal Mile and Princes Street. The hotel is a terrific example of how modern architecture can interact with old as it incorporates the 150 year old façade of Lady Glenorchy Church into its design. A rooftop garden offers panoramic views across the city. Room rates average around £215 per night. The Glasshouse is located at 2 Greenside Place ; call 0131 525 8200 or visit www.theetoncollection.com to book.

The Clan Campbell is a pretty Georgian townhouse that was once a club for members of the Scottish kilted highland regiment, 'The Black Watch.' All eight rooms have their own bathrooms and a full Scottish breakfast is included in the price, which ranges from £25 to £50 per night. The Clan Campbell is located at 11 Brunswick Street. Call 0131 557 6910 or visit www.clancampbellhotel.co.uk for more information.

The Melvin House Hotel was built in 1883 for John Ritchie Findley, founder of The Scotsman national newspaper. The Melvin House Hotel is located at 3 Rothesay Terrace, a five minute walk from Princes Street. All rooms have private bathrooms and rates range from £79 to £180. A full Scottish or continental breakfast is available for £10. Call 0131 225 5084 or visit www.melvinhouse.com to reserve.

The Tailors Hall Hotel provides cosy modern lodging within a five minute walk of the Royal Mile. With an award-winning pub and an outdoor beer garden, the Tailors Hall Hotel lives up to its self-described 'lively' atmosphere on Cowgate. Room rates range from £45 to £115. Call 0131 622 6801 or visit www.festival-inns.co.uk to book today.

The Regent House Hotel is an eight minute walk away from Princes Street. This charming bed and breakfast-style hotel metamorphosed from a Victorian sea captains' house to a 1940s tea salon. Today the tea room still operates on the first floor. The Regent House is located at 3 Forth Street and room rates range between £35 and £55. A cottage is available to let for £395 per week. Call 0131 556 1615 for more information or visit www.regenthousehotel.co.uk.

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