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Accommodation Suggestions

Edinburgh is well-served for accommodation, though note that during the festival season in August it can become considerably more expensive and difficult to book.

In case we do not conduct the booking on your behalf, here are a few suggestions for your consideration. Please note, if you see a 'J' it means the accommodation is in walking distance (ca 20 minutes) from the James Clerk Maxwell Building, if designated with a 'C' it is more central and close to the central campuses. Note, central accommodation is only a short bus ride from JCMB. The ROE is close to JCMB, however, there is a hill to walk up.

Note, these are suggestions based on past experiences, we do not have contracts with any of these hotels and cannot guarantee your satisfaction. However, we try to adjust these lists based on informal feedback from visitors and delegates.

Bed & Breakfasts

Glendale Guest House, 5 Lady Road, EH16 5PA, 0131 667 6588* J

Lauderville, 52 Mayfield Road, EH9 2NH, 0131 667 7788* J

Kildonan Lodge, 27 Craigmillar Park, EH16 5PE, 0131 667 2793* J

18 Craigmillar Park, 18 Craigmillar Park, EH16 5PS,(0)7828 410104 J

Highfield Guest House, 83 Mayfield Road, EH9 3AE, 0131 667 8717 J

University Accommodation

KM Hotel & Apartments, 7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh EH8 9ST, 0131 651 2063 C

The Scott,18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY, 0131 651 2189 - equistant between centre and JCMB

The Scholar, 18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY, 0131 651 2189 - equistant between centre and JCMB

Hotels (Budget)

Travelodge Cameron Toll, 43 Craigmillar Park, EH16 5PD, 0871 984 6458 J

Hotels (Mid-Range Prices)

Ten Hill Place Hotel, 10 Hill Place, Edinburgh EH8 9DS, 0131 662 2080 C

Apex Grassmarket Hotel, 31-35 Grassmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2HS, 0131 300 3456 C

Braid Hills Hotel, 134 Braid Road, Edinburgh Eh10 6JD, 0131 447 8888 R

Hotel Ibis Edinburgh, 6 Hunter Square, Edinburgh EH1 1QW, 0131 240 7000 C

Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge, 77 South Bridge, EH1 1HN, 0131 292 0000 C

Jurys Inn Edinburgh, 43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DH, 0131 200 3300 C

The Bruntsfield, 69 Bruntsfield Pl, EH10 4HH, 0131 229 1393 C

Premier Inn Royal Mile, 33 East Market Street, EH8 8FR C

Hotels (Upper Range Prices)

Carlton Hotel North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1SD, 0131 472 3000 C

Hotel du Vin,11 Bristo Pl, EH1 1EZ, 0131 285 1479 C

MacDonald Holyrood Hotel, 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8AU, 0131 550 4500 C

The Scotsman Hotel, 20 North Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1YT, 0131 556 5565 C

Motel One, 18-21 Market Street, EH1 1BL, 0131 220 0730 C


AirBNB is available throughout Edinburgh. Note, please take care when booking with AirBnB.

*If you see an asterisk, you may be able to ask for an academic rate