Hotel The Grassmarket

94-96 GrassmarketEdinburghEH1 2JRUnited Kingdom
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About Hotel The Grassmarket

Hotel The Grassmarket is a hotel with a difference that will appeal to younger travellers with colourful and funky décor, audio docks for iPods in every room, and it’s just a stone’s throw from Edinburgh Castle.

Every room contains a floor to ceiling magnetic wall map of the area, free Wi-Fi, and traditional Scottish tea cakes. Rooms accommodate between one and four people in either single or double beds.

A café style lounge offers board games for entertainment, and guests can test their skills with a daily maths puzzle provided by staff!

Room service menu and packed lunches available, as well as espresso coffee and sweets in the lounge area. Numerous eateries nearby.

Hotel The Grassmarket is perfectly situated in the centre of the Old Town to absorb some history at numerous historic sites and the National Museum of Scotland. The weekly Saturday market is right on the doorstep and there’s a bar next door with internal access.


94-96 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JR, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312202299 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Great value hotel with fun atmosphere

Considering the location, size of the rooms and the service, the prices at Grassmarket are great value for money The hotel is quirky and feels more like a hostel because the staff are super friendly, nothing is a hassle and they go out of their way to make sure you have a good stay If you have a special occasion and they know about it you’ll probably find a special treat in your room!

Unique for all the right reasons!

This is no ordinary hotel It has really cool décor with comic book wallpaper, you can help yourself to sweets and coffee in the lounge area round the clock, and the Scottish tea cakes are really good! The iPod dock provided is also a great addition.

Perfect location for Castle and exploring on foot

This hotel is based right at the foot of Edinburgh Castle, and is just ten minutes’ walk from the train station, so it’s very easy to get to All the most popular sites are within walking distance too.

Negative Reviews

Let down by small rooms and few amenities

This hotel is really cool and the staff are great but it is let down by a lack of the usual amenities and small rooms – even if they are creatively decorated! The rooms have no phone, no fridge and no storage.

Beware of noise and no parking

Noise is expectable in a central city location, but the hotel is also right next to a bar which has loud music until late, sometimes 3am Some of the rooms are quieter than others so if you’re worried, it might pay to ask! Also, not recommended if you’re traveling by car as parking nearby costs and is a bit of a hassle.

More like an overpriced hostel

Nothing wrong with hostels, unless you expect a hotel The elevator doesn’t go to the top floor and the air conditioning isn’t adjustable, which is not necessarily what you’d expect for a ‘hotel’ The décor is quite unusual and more suited to younger guests.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 3020 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
  • SuperBreak
    6.0 /10
  • hostelbookers
    8.5 /10
  • Other Sources
    8.2 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 3020 reviews