Family hotels in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh is a remarkable city that offers fairy-tale architecture and a wealth of history which captivates the imagination of families of all ages. From medieval castles to prestigious museums and breathtaking parks, there is something to entertain and inspire every family member. Whether you are in search of affordable lodging or a luxurious stay, this guide will help you uncover the ideal family-friendly hotel in the heart of Edinburgh that caters to every possible need. Explore Scotland's stunning capital city and create unforgettable family memories!

Things to do

Edinburgh is packed full of exciting family adventures, from interactive museums to historical landmarks and enchanting parks. Here are some top attractions to explore with your family.

The iconic Edinburgh Castle is a must-visit for families seeking a touch of royal history, perched on Castle Rock with incredible views across the city. With the Scottish Crown Jewels and the One O'Clock Gun, there is plenty to interest the whole family. The National Museum of Scotland offers an engaging trip for all ages through its diverse galleries. From ancient artefacts to modern inventions, and fun family hubs, there is something to spark the curiosity of every family member. A visit to Holyrood Park is perfect for families looking to reconnect with nature in the heart of the city. With Arthur's Seat at the centre, the park offers a challenging yet rewarding climb for the stunning vistas, while the beautiful Salisbury Crags add to the charm of this wonderful urban green space. Nearby in the Old Town, The Royal Mile is ideal for a leisurely family walk, connecting the castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Offering a lively atmosphere, quaint shops and historic sites, it is the perfect spot to soak up the essence of Edinburgh. Remember to factor in Edinburgh's incredible festival lineup throughout the year, with events ranging from theatre and comedy to music, dance and storytelling. There's always something magical happening in this beautiful city that will enhance your family holiday experience.

When to visit

The best times for families to visit Edinburgh are the shoulder season months of May and September, when the weather is comfortable and the city is less crowded. It's great for exploring the city's many outdoor attractions at a leisurely pace. However, if your family is looking for a classic summer vacation, Edinburgh is also a welcoming destination during the high season months of July and August, though it can be busier and a bit more expensive. Keep in mind that school holiday breaks are always the most family-friendly time to plan a visit, with a fantastic array of annual festivals and events throughout the year to keep everyone enthralled. Whatever your family's preferences may be, this guide will help you discover the best time to visit Edinburgh for your unforgettable family holiday.

JAN
6.9°
3.2°
74mm
12 days
FEB
7.6°
2.9°
73mm
13 days
MAR
8.8°
3.4°
63mm
13 days
APR
11.2°
4.9°
39mm
10 days
MAY
14.6°
8.1°
54mm
12 days
JUN
16.9°
10.7°
61mm
12 days
JUL
18.7°
12.7°
69mm
13 days
AUG
17.7°
12.5°
71mm
12 days
SEP
16.2°
11°
54mm
9 days
OCT
13°
8.9°
84mm
14 days
NOV
9.7°
5.8°
71mm
12 days
DEC
8.2°
4°
87mm
14 days

Things you'll love...

  • Discover fascinating history on a family trip to Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland's crown jewels
  • Explore the interactive exhibits at the National Museum of Scotland, offering fun for all ages
  • Take a scenic family walk in Holyrood Park and conquer Arthur's Seat for panoramic city views
  • Enjoy cultural events year-round with festivals throughout May to September
  • Have fun in rain or shine at the visitor-friendly city with wide range of indoor and outdoor activities
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Main airports

    • Edinburgh Airport,
    • Glasgow International Airport
family apartment, 2 bedrooms | 2 bedrooms, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
family apartment, 2 bedrooms | bathroom | separate bathtub and shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
executive apartment, 2 bedrooms, balcony, harbour view | 2 bedrooms, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
executive apartment, 2 bedrooms, balcony, harbour view | 2 bedrooms, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
standard apartment, 2 bedrooms | 2 bedrooms, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
2 bedrooms, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Ocean Serviced Apartments
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

74
This smoke-free hotel features laundry facilities, a library, and express check-out. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and a front-desk safe are onsite. Weekly housekeeping is available.
Kids stay free
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superior room, 1 queen bed, accessible | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
superior room, 1 queen bed, accessible | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap
designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap
superior room, 2 single beds | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Novotel Edinburgh Park
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

74
An indoor pool, a restaurant, and a fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a steam room, and a conference center are onsite.
Kids stay free
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family double room | premium bedding, memory-foam beds, in-room safe, blackout curtains
vip king suite view | bathroom | shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer
shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer
premium twin | premium bedding, memory-foam beds, in-room safe, blackout curtains
premium bedding, memory-foam beds, in-room safe, blackout curtains
premium bedding, memory-foam beds, in-room safe, blackout curtains

YOTEL Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

69
This smoke-free hotel features a 24-hour fitness center, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli. Additionally, dry cleaning, laundry facilities, and a 24-hour front desk are onsite.
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in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, towels
standard room, 1 double bed with sofa bed | bathroom | shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, towels
standard room, 1 double bed with sofa bed | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
standard room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
superior room, 1 queen bed with sofa bed | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Novotel Edinburgh Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

68
Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a sauna are onsite.
Kids stay free
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standard room, 2 single beds, non smoking | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
superior room, 1 king bed, non smoking | bathroom | free toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap
standard room, 2 single beds, non smoking | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
standard room, 1 single bed, non smoking | hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains
hypo-allergenic bedding, desk, laptop workspace, blackout curtains

Best Western Kings Manor Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

65
2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite.
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townhouse suite | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
classic suite | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
townhouse suite | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
classic suite | bathroom | separate bathtub and shower, eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, bidet
classic suite | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
townhouse suite | premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Hapimag Resort Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

63
Along with a snack bar/deli, this smoke-free hotel has self parking and dry cleaning. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are onsite. Housekeeping is available on request.
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room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
view from room
suite, 1 bedroom (castle view) | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
suite, 1 bedroom (castle view) | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

63
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, a conference center, and 24-hour room service.
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hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
allan ramsay suite | deep-soaking bathtub
hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
plasma tv, dvd player
allan ramsay suite | hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board
benjamin franklin suite | hypo-allergenic bedding, minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board

Prestonfield House
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

61
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, 4 bars/lounges, and a rooftop terrace. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Other amenities include 24-hour room service, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
Kids stay free
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deluxe double room | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
deluxe double room | bathroom | free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers
standard double room | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
standard double room | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
deluxe double room | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
standard double room | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

The Raeburn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

61
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a rooftop terrace. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a meeting room, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
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premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, soundproofing
luxury studio suite | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, soundproofing
premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, soundproofing
designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers
premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, soundproofing
superior studio suite | premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe, soundproofing

Ocean Mist Leith
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

61
This hotel features a 24-hour front desk, free breakfast, and free self parking. WiFi in public areas is free. Change of towels is available on request.
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premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
classic room | bathroom | shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
suite (bowes-lyon) | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

The Balmoral Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

60
3 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a sauna.
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city double room | hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
city double room | bathroom | eco-friendly toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap
castle view superior room | hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
family room, 2 double beds | hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
castle view deluxe room with balcony | hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
city twin room | hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board

Apex Grassmarket Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

60
Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a fitness center. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a sauna are onsite.
Kids stay free
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deluxe twin room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
junior suite, 1 bedroom | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
junior suite, 1 bedroom | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
superior room, 1 king bed | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

60
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has an indoor pool and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge, and a steam room are onsite.
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terrace/patio
classic duplex | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
luxury cabin | bathroom | hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers, towels
luxury duplex | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
classic cabin | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe
luxury cabin | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe

Fingal - A Luxury Floating Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

60
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has concierge services and dry cleaning. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and free newspapers are onsite.
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premium bedding, select comfort beds, minibar, in-room safe
punk suite - accessible | bathroom | shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
captain's suite | premium bedding, select comfort beds, minibar, in-room safe
punk suite - accessible | premium bedding, select comfort beds, minibar, in-room safe
punk suite - accessible | premium bedding, select comfort beds, minibar, in-room safe
punk suite | premium bedding, select comfort beds, minibar, in-room safe

BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

60
2 bars/lounges, a rooftop terrace, and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free full breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, a garden, and gift shops/newsstands are onsite. Housekeeping is available on request.
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standard room, 1 double bed with sofa bed | in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
shower, hair dryer, towels
standard room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, 2 single beds | in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, 1 double bed with sofa bed | in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile, an IHG Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

60
A bar/lounge, a meeting room, and dry cleaning are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk, and a computer station are onsite.
Kids stay free
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mhor | terrace/patio
mhor | 1 bedroom, egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets
roomy vista | 1 bedroom, egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets
room (vista) | 1 bedroom, egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets
room, accessible (wheelchair friendly) | 1 bedroom, egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets
room (vista) | 1 bedroom, egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down duvets

Market Street Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

59
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a snack bar/deli. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
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deluxe double room, 1 king bed, balcony | hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
bathroom sink
hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
hypo-allergenic bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe

Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel, an IHG Hotel
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

59
2 restaurants, a full-service spa, and an indoor pool are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a fitness center, and a snack bar/deli.
Kids stay free
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double room | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
standard apartment, 1 bedroom | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
double room | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
executive double room | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
double room | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated
junior suite | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

The Rutland Hotel & Apartments
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

59
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and concierge services. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in are onsite.
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city apartment, multiple beds, city view | memory-foam beds, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
city apartment, multiple beds, city view | in-room dining
city apartment, multiple beds, city view | bathroom | shower, designer toiletries, hair dryer, towels
city apartment, multiple beds, city view | memory-foam beds, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
memory-foam beds, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk
city apartment, multiple beds, city view | memory-foam beds, individually decorated, individually furnished, desk

Mono Suites
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

58
2 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and coffee/tea in a common area are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include express check-in and express check-out. Housekeeping is available on request.
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