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Travel for Kids has lots of fun things to do with kids in Edinburgh, whether it's checking out the Scottish crown jewels and armor in Edinburgh Castle, climbing up Arthur's Seat, walking the Royal Mile, looking for unicorns, visiting Mary Queen of Scots room in the Palace of Holyroodhouse, or eating scones and shortbread, but you'll need a fun place to stay. Kid-friendly hotels are easy to find on Travel for Kids.
Here's our own Travel for Kids hand-picked list of family friendly hotels and apartments in Edinburgh, all styles and price ranges, near to fun things to do with kids. Hotels are selected for their amenities for families, such as indoor swimming pools, breakfast is included in the room rate, accommodations sleep 6 or more, apartments with kitchens and washing machines, and more. Hotel policies can change, however, so be sure to check with the hotel at the time you make your reservation to be sure your desired family amenities are still available.
Tip: In Edinburgh, convenience stores where you can buy cold drinks and snacks are called "newsagents."
family hotels edinburgh scotland
  Old Town New Town
  Old Town - Meadow Walk Around Calton Hill
  Holyrood Haymarket - West End
    Old Town

Apex Grassmarket Hotel – Indoor swimming pool; family rooms (sleep 4), triples (sleep 3), double rooms with two twin beds (sleep 2); on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with childrens' menu, 24 hour room service; crib, bottle warmers, booster seats or high chair available upon request; toy box and board games; complimentary bath duck;car parking on-site (fee); restaurants, cafes, convenience stores, bakery, supermarket, laundromat, in the neighborhood; hotel is centrally located at Grassmarket.

The Scotsman Hotel – Hotel in landmark building with city views; indoor swimming pool; suites or rooms with king, queen, or two twin beds, plus extra bed (sleep 3), adjoining rooms are available; on-site restaurants serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, kids' menu, afternoon tea, and 24 hour room service; mini-fridges in rooms; babysitting can be arranged; Edinburgh Monopoly board game; hotel is close to Waverly Station and Royal Mile.
Apex City Hotel – Hotel is centrally located at Grassmarket; rooms with double or two twin beds (sleep 2); on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with kids' menu, 24 hour room service; crib, bottle warmers, booster seats or high chair available upon request;complimentary bath duck; car parking on-site (fee); indoor swimming pool close by at sister hotel Apex Grassmarket; restaurants, cafes, bakery, convenience store, supermarket, laundromat, in the neighborhood.

Fraser Suites Edinburgh – Hotel overlooks Princes Street Gardens, suites or rooms with double bed or two twin beds (sleep 2), one bedroom apartments have dining area and fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator and microwave; all rooms have mini-fridges and microwave oven; on-site restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner; restaurants, cafes, convenience store in the neighborhood; self-service laundry.

Novotel Edinburgh CentreIndoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; executive rooms with queen bed plus sofa bed (sleep 4), rooms with two twin beds or queen bed (sleep 2); mini-fridges in rooms; on-site restaurant with children's menu, 24 hour room service; kid's play area; supermarket, restaurants in the neighborhood; fee car parking; hotel is close to Grassmarket.
Radisson Blu Hotel – Hotel is located on the Royal Mile, rooms with double bed or two twin beds (sleep 2); on-site restaurants and 24 hour room service; babysitting can be arranged; air conditioning; car parking on-site (fee); indoor swimming pool.
Old Town - Meadow Walk
  Tip: Middle Meadow Walk (also called Quartermile) is a hidden gem - it's a quiet area next to Meadows Park, but also a five minute walk to shops and restaurants in Old Town. For all these apartments, there's a supermarket, cafes, bakery in the neighborhood.
My-Quartermile Apartments – Two bedroom apartments with double bed in each bedroom (sleep 4), one bedroom apartments (sleep 2); kitchen with microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, utensils; washer and dryer in apartment; living and dining area; private car parking (fee).
Residence Inn by Marriott Edinburgh – One bedroom suites with queen bed (sleep 2), extra bed available upon request (to sleep 3), connecting rooms are available (to sleep 4); kitchenette with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator; full breakfast is available; living and dining area; private car parking close by.
One Bedroom Flat Next to the Meadows – One bedroom apartment, double bed in bedroom, sofa bed in living area (sleep 4); fully-equipped kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator; washer and dryer in apartment; living and dining area; free private parking on-site.
Quartermile Luxury Apartments – One bedroom apartments (sleep 2); fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, oven, microwave; washer and dryer in apartment; living and dining area; private car parking (fee); crib available upon request.
    Holyrood
  Tip: This area is next to Holyrood Park, and convenient to the Royal Mile.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel – Indoor swimming pool; rooms with double or twin beds (sleep 2); optional full breakfast, on-site restaurant; mini-fridges in rooms; air conditioning; crib available upon request; private car parking (fee); supermarket next door, restaurants, deli in the neighborhood.

Holyrood Aparthotel – Two bedroom apartments with double bed and two twin beds, two bathrooms (sleep 4); living and dining area; kitchen with microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator; washer and dryer; breakfast can be ordered; supermarket, restaurants, cafes in the neighborhood; fee car parking .
Dreamhouse Apartments Edinburgh Holyrood Park – Two bedroom apartments with two double beds and two bathrooms (sleep 4); kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven, utensils, dishes; living and dining area; washer and dryer in the apartment; restaurants, cafes, supermarket in the neighborhood; car parking on-site (fee).
    New Town

The Balmoral Hotel – Landmark hotel, views of Edinburgh Castle; indoor swimming pool; suites or rooms with king or double bed (sleep 2), connecting rooms are available; gift teddy bear and bath ducks, seasonal treats at Christmas and Easter; children's bathrobes and slippers; crib, bottle warmers, baby baths, toys available upon request; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and 24 hour room service with children's menu, afternoon tea at the Palm Court; mini-fridges in rooms; air conditioning; car parking on-site (fee); hotel is next to Waverly Station and Princes Street Gardens.

Castle View Guest House – Family rooms (sleep 6), quad rooms (sleep 4), triples sleep 3, rooms with two twin beds (sleep 2); full Scottish or continental breakfast is included in the room rate; cafes, restaurants, bakery in the neighborhood; hotel is two blocks from Princes Street Gardens. (Tip: This is a Georgian townhouse where the author of Wind in the Willows was born.)

Fountain Court - Stewart – One bedroom apartments with interconnecting door or a two bedroom apartment (sleep 4); kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, utensils; washer and dryer; living and dining area; crib or high chair available upon request;car parking on-site (fee); cafes, restaurants, deli in the neighborhood.

The Principal Edinburgh Charlotte Square – Indoor swimming pool; family rooms with double bed with sofa bed (sleep 3), rooms with double bed or two twin beds (sleep 2); extra bed or crib available upon request; room service, on-site restaurant for breakfast, lunch and snacks; mini-fridges in rooms with fresh milk; air conditioning; car parking on-site (fee); restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood; hotel is one block from Princes Street Gardens.

The Rutland Hotel – Hotel is across from Princes Street Gardens and large playground; double or twin rooms (sleep 2), a two bedroom apartment, each bedroom with double bed (sleeps 4); mini-fridges in rooms; apartment has kitchen with stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator, washing machine; living and dining area; complimentary muffins; babysitting can be arranged; air conditioning; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service.

York Place Apartments – Four bedroom apartments with double or twin beds (sleep 9), three bedroom apartments (sleep 6), two bedroom apartment (sleeps 6); living and dining area; fully-equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, stove, oven; crib or high chair available upon request; washer and dryer in apartment; supermarket, restaurants in the neighborhood; public car parking is available.

Waldorf Astoria - The Caledonian – Landmark hotel, right across from Princes Street Gardens and playground; rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), rooms with queen or two twin beds (sleep 2); mini-fridges in rooms; crib or high chair available upon request; babysitting can be arranged; on-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with children's menu, room service; air conditioning; indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi; private car parking (fee); Edinburgh Castle views.

Hotel Indigo – Rooms with king, queen or double bed (sleep 2), additional rollaway bed available upon request (to sleep 3); mini-fridges with complimentary soft drinks and snacks in rooms; air conditioning; on site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, afternoon tea; crib available upon request; restaurants, cafes supermarket, in the neighborhood; public car parking available.

Holiday Inn Express - City Centre – Buffet breakfast is included in the room rate; double room with sofa bed (sleep 4), rooms with double or two twin beds (sleep 2); supermarket, cafes, restaurants in the neighborhood, Omni Centre across the way; private car parking (fee).
Mercure Edinburgh – Hotel is across from Princes Street Gardens and close to Waverly Station; rooms with double bed or two twin beds (sleep 2); on-site restaurant and 24 hour room service; restaurants, cafes, bakery in the neighborhood; public car parking nearby.
The Principal - George Street – Hotel is two blocks from Princes Street Gardens; suites or rooms with king bed or two twin beds (sleep 2); breakfast is included in the room rate; crib available upon request; air conditioning; car parking (fee); restaurants, cafes, bakery in the neighborhood.
    Around Calton Hill

Princes Street Suites – Three bedroom apartments with three double beds or two twin beds and two double beds (sleep 6), two bedroom apartments with two double beds (sleep 4), one bedroom apartments (sleep 2), washer and dryer available in most apartments; living and dining area; kitchens with stove, microwave, refrigerator; babysitting can be arranged; crib or high chair available upon request; public car parking close by; hotel is close to Waverly Station.

Apex Waterloo Place – Indoor swimming pool; rooms with double or two twin beds (sleep 2); restaurant on-site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with kids' menu; crib or high chair available upon request; fee car parking; hotel is close to St. James shopping centre and Waverly Station.

Crowne Plaza - Royal Terrace – Rooms with two double beds (sleep 4), rooms with double bed or two twin beds (sleep 2), connecting rooms are available; high end; 24 hour room service; public car parking nearby; breakfast is available and on-site bistro; crib available upon request; air conditioning; quiet street, restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood; indoor swimming pool.

Parliament House Hotel – Rooms with double bed or two twin beds (sleep 2); mini-fridges in rooms; full Scottish breakfast is available; room service; crib available upon request; hotel is close to St. James Shopping Centre and Waverly Station.

Abbey Hotel – Family rooms (sleep 4), triples (sleep 3), twin rooms (sleep 2); breakfast (full Scottish or continental) is included in the room rate; public parking nearby; okay 98 of 142, quiet street, restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood.

    Haymarket - West End
  Tip: For West End hotels, it's short bus ride or 5 min. train ride from Haymarket train station to Waverly Station and the city center.

The Chester Residence – Two bedroom apartments (each with king bed) two bathrooms (sleep 4); extra bed available upon request; child-proofing, toys, games and snacks available; living and dining area; kitchenette with refrigerator, stove microwave, dishwasher, utensils; babysitting can be arranged; breakfast can be delivered to apartment with children's menu; fee car parking close by; supermarket, restaurants in the neighborhood; located on quiet residential street.

The St Valery – Full breakfast is included in the room rate; family rooms with king bed and two twin beds (sleep 4), triple with king and one twin bed, or three twin beds (sleep 3), twin bed rooms (sleep 2); restaurants, cafés, bakery, delis in the neighborhood; public car parking is available.
Fountain Court Apartments - Grove Executive – Two bedroom apartments (each bedroom has double bed) with two bathrooms (sleep 4); living and dining area; kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven, utensils; washer and dryer; crib or high chair available upon request; supermarket, café, restaurants in the neighborhood;car parking on-site (fee).
Fountain Court Apartments - Harris – Two bedroom apartments, one bedroom with double bed, second bedroom with two twin beds, (sleep 4); living and dining area; fully-equipped kitchen with stove, oven, dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave; living and dining area; washer and dryer; crib or high chair available upon request; breakfast option; supermarket, cafés restaurants in the neighborhood.

Apex Haymarket – On-site restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, and 24 hour room service; double rooms with two twin beds (sleep 2); on-site restaurant; crib or high chair available upon request; complimentary bath duck; cafes, restaurants, deli, bakery in the neighborhood; free car parking on-site.

My Edinburgh Life – Breakfast is included in the room rate; suites with three twin beds and double bed (sleep 5), family rooms with double bed and sofa bed (sleep 4), rooms with double bed (sleep 2); public car parking available; hotel is close to Haymarket train station.
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