Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel

Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel

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Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (York Place) Hotel
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4.5
#42 of 161 hotels in Edinburgh
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
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Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) is positioned a short walk from the shopping mecca of Princes Street, Edinburgh Playhouse and Edinburgh Waverley train station. There's no end of things to get up to near this Edinburgh hotel. Walk the Royal Mile from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to Edinburgh Castle and you'll discover The Real Mary King's Close, Museum of Childhood and more. At the end of a long day, dine at Thyme then relax in style in one of our new-generation bedrooms each featuring an impressive 40" flat screen TV, bright, modern bathroom with a large shower head, and slumber-inducing, king-size bed.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Paid internet
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kid-friendly buffet
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English

Location

44 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HU Scotland
Getting there
Great for walkers
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4.5 of 5 bubbles2,379 reviews
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The Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel enjoys a stellar location, highly regarded by guests for its closeness to attractions and quiet ambiance. While the rooms are praised for their cleanliness and comfort, some visitors have pointed out room condition concerns and service inconsistencies. The hotel's value is a point of contention; some appreciate the meal deals and location, others feel let down by the service that doesn't live up to the cost. Amenities are deemed satisfactory, though improvements in areas like Wi-Fi are suggested. Despite effective soundproofing for a peaceful stay, service challenges, particularly with slow response times, mar the experience for some.
Location
Central
Atmosphere
Uninspiring
Rooms
Basic
Value
Mixed
Cleanliness
Mixed
Noise level
Mixed
Service
Disorganized
Amenities
Satisfactory

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glenochy wrote a review Feb 2024
scotland9 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great location. Room was clean, quiet and comfortable. We ate in the restaurant for both dinner and breakfast and the food was good quality for the price charged. The buffet breakfast set us up for the day. Staff were all friendly and welcoming and made us feel at ease. The hotel is within easy walking distance of Holyrood and the Royal Mile and also bus and railway stations. We would happily stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Take a walk up Calton Hill .... the views are breathtaking!
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cazlovesbarbados wrote a review Sep 2020
Crawley Down, United Kingdom86 contributions101 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very good location as just a 5 minute walk to Princes Street and 10 minutes to the Royal Mile. Also if you are coming from the airport the tram stop is directly opposite the hotel so a really good central location for exploring the city. A single tram ticket to and from the airport is £6.50 so very good value and the journey takes 30 minutes.

The hotel have worked really hard to ensure all staff and guests adhere to social distancing. Their are sanitising stations in the reception area and face masks must be worn at all times.

You have to book a time slot for breakfast and order individually rather than the usual Premier Inn buffet breakfast. Also currently the restaurant is only open for breakfast, so you can't have lunch or dinner there. Also you cannot sit in the bar area, but you can purchase drinks and have these up in your room.

Overall an enjoyable stay and a really good central location for a city break.
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Date of stay: September 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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sennsational wrote a review Sep 2020
Leeds193 contributions54 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the second time we’ve stayed here and it was just as good as it was last time. Great location for walking to nearby sights and restaurants, and the York Place tram stop is right on its doorstep. Room was really clean and a good size, there was no room service due to Covid measures but you could request anything you wanted such as towels and tea/coffee etc. Breakfast was table service rather than buffet and you had to book a time slot (again due to Covid measures) but it was still eat as much as you like and the food was great (you could still make your own toast and get hot drinks from the machine). Note; the restaurant was only open at breakfast and not in the evening. All the staff were really friendly and helpful. Overall, I can’t recommend it enough, such good value for money! We parked our car in the nearby OMNI Q Park and got our ticket validated upon check-out at the hotel reception. It was £60 for 5 days instead of the £110 it would have been, so well worth doing.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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girondin09 wrote a review Nov 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom125 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited Edinburgh at this time fully aware that most visitor attractions, bars & restaurants would be closed. I badly needed a break away from my work to benefit my mental health. A quiet time in Edinburgh city seemed ideal. Thankfully, this proved to be the case.
This Premier Inn was open , so I stayed here between 3 - 5 November.
The hotel has all the necessary safety measures in place for guests. The staff have been well trained to implement them too. This was reassuring for me, especially when breakfast was being served. Well done to Ivan & Monica.
My room on the third floor had all the unnecessary things removed to help when servicing the room. The large bed with a thick mattress provided me a good nights sleep. The bathroom was clean & tidy. All the hard & soft surfaces, table tops & carpets, had been well cleaned. The heating controls were easy to use to warm or cool the room when necessary.
This was my third visit to this hotel. On my previous visits the hotel was full of guests, this time it was mostly empty. This created a rather surreal atmosphere when walking around the public areas. However the staff were always so friendly & welcoming to me.
This hotel is a credit to the Premier Inn brand - I would certainly recommend it.
My sincere thanks to Nicola who "runs the place" from her office at the bottom of Canongate, for permitting me to stay !
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Date of stay: November 2020
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willow32 wrote a review Aug 2020
United Kingdom391 contributions60 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for four nights in August we were allocated a room on the 2nd floor (219) it was very quiet at the end of the corridor so would recommend if you want to sleep well and aren’t bothered about a view as our room overlooked the back of the cathedral. The rooms to the back of the hotel have better views and overlook the town n leith (see pics). The breakfast was good and the staff all very helpful. With the current covid situation our room wasn’t cleaned in four days but I was fine about that, anything we needed you just had to ask. There are lots of things in place to try keep everyone safe (sanitisers, signs, face masks to be worn when walking around, one way system in restaurant etc) but not all people think it applies to them which in my opinion is plain ignorance, the hotel and staff do the best they can. The hotel is in an ideal location to explore Edinburgh and for the price we paid was very good and we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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scottishlass606 wrote a review Oct 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom8 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Decided to treat myself and my friend for an over night stay and was greeted by a pleasant gent at the reception whom was very welcoming and cheerful. There was hand sanitizer at the entrance and all staff I had seen were wearing masks.

Due to the new gov restrictions, we were offered room service for evening meals. For all we didn't use it, it is a great service to be offered.

Our room was on the 4th floor which had a lovely view of the city. The room itself was clean and nice to stay in.

My friend and I requested more pillows as well as coffee sachets/milk and once again the gent at reception was more than happy to help. Amazing hotel and staff. Thank you for such a great visit.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Linzi03 wrote a review Mar 2020
Braintree, United Kingdom233 contributions112 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for one night with my son and partner on an overnight trip to Edinburgh.

Easy to access from the airport via tram (£6.50 each one way) and took about 30 minutes (and tram station is opposite the hotel).

Check in was quick and easy, and we were located in a family room on the first floor. It was clean and spacious, and perfect for us and our 3 year old.

Everything is in walking distance, and we visited he zoo via bus which too was easily accessible.

Breakfast was great too - usual premier inn breakfast and unlimited too.

Wouldn’t hesitate to stay here again on another trip to Edinburgh!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Annie wrote a review Feb 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom11 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You know what you’re getting when you book at a premier inn but this one had that little bit extra. Great staff and a nice bar/ dining room layout made it welcoming. The breakfast was freshly cooked grease free served by very cheerful chatty staff. A great stay
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Colin P wrote a review Aug 2021
Chelmsford, United Kingdom218 contributions141 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at this Premier Inn from the 5th to the 10th of August, on arrival at the hotel we were greeted really professionaly by the reception, check in was smooth and quick, the young man explained the Covid restrictions being adopted by the Hotel, the car parking arrangements etc.

The car park was local to the hotel, this was at the Omni just a 5 minute walk away, £12 for 24 hours, with a discount ticket from the hotel.

Our rooms when we reached them on the 4th floor were large well appointed rooms, spotlessly clean, with tea, coffee, water etc supplied (we were staying in standard extra rooms), the views from our rooms (our daughters) was amazing, the view was above Edinburgh across to Leith, looking over the firth of fourth, our room looked out over York Place, which wasn't too bad.

The breakfast offering was very good (considering the Covid restrictions in place) the staff were attentive and really accommodating, we were served at the table apart from our last morning where the continental breakfast was served as a buffet, again very good. There was a Scots Gentleman who greeted us every morning (Sorry I never got his name, I think he was a Manager), he made you feel very welcome and made us feel at home, exceptional service. We only ate once in the evening at the hotel, however again the food was well cooked, well presented and tasty.

As I previously stated the Hotel and rooms were spotlessly clean, all I can say is that this Premier Inn was run exceptionally well, with what I perceived as a very happy group of staff, this makes a huge difference to the hotel clients, and certainly made our 5 day stay in Edinburgh that much more special, I congratulate the management and staff, they were extremely good.

We will be returning to the Premier Inn York Place next time we're in Edinburgh, I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone, 5 star well deserved.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The team stop is opposite the hotel, with really good value tickets for the transport around...
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KS wrote a review Jun 2022
Nairn, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I've stayed in many Premier Inns over the years (and other, similar hotels). This one was, hands down, the best. The family room was enormous, and had plenty space for 2 adults and 2 children to relax comfortable, and even afforded a little privacy for the teenagers. Staff were friendly, check in/out was quick and we could leave our bags safely until our room was ready. Breakfast was plentiful and staff were attentive in clearing away used dishes. The location is perfect - less than a 5 minute walk to The Playhouse, tram stop outside and a 5 minute walk to Princes Street. You could not ask for better.
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Date of stay: June 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Soph25_1 asked a question Feb 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom11 contributions
What time does breakfast start and finish?
Soph25_1 asked a question Feb 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom11 contributions
What time does breakfast start and end?
Answer from Lorraine
4 contributions6 helpful votes
We didn't require cot bedding,, so can't answer that one. However, my deepest and honest opinion is DO NOT GO TO THAT HOTEL!!!!. The staff were rude and unhelpful. If you have issues they either don't answer or hang up on you. Avoid this hotel at all costs. I've never issues with a premier inn prior to this.
wmariab wrote a tip Yesterday
50 contributions24 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Picardy place is the tram stop"
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CarolynC wrote a tip Apr 2024
Dundee, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some great deals available, but you need to book early "
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Vacation607352 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Central but very quiet."
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Brian C wrote a tip Mar 2024
12 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
" breakfast is 630am to 1030am every day, quiet time is 8am to 9 30 am "
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nick7p wrote a tip Feb 2024
Berkshire, United Kingdom588 contributions298 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid the terrible breakfast "
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127
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Frequently Asked Questions about Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Hunt Edinburgh (0.3 km), National Galleries Scotland: Portrait (0.3 km), and The Stand Comedy Club (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Howies Waterloo Place, Pickles, and Duck & Waffle Edinburgh.
Is Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Real Mary King's Close (0.7 km), Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.1 km), and Gladstone's Land (0.8 km).
Is Edinburgh City Centre (York Place/St James Quarter) Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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