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Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

10-15 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH2 2AN Scotland
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#43 of 163 hotels in Edinburgh
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Motel One Edinburgh-Princes is set in the heart of Princes Street and less than 3 minutes' walk from Edinburgh Waverley Station. This contemporary hotel features a bar and a 24-hour front desk. Each room at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes has tasteful décor with attractive turquoise and beige finishes. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a modern bathroom. The One Lounge offers a bright, funky environment to enjoy a coffee or drink in. Several restaurants and traditional pubs can be found along Princes Street, as well as nearby George Street and Hanover Street.
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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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24-hour security
Baggage storage
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
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Soundproof rooms
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Beth S wrote a review 6 Jun
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom115 contributions11 helpful votes
The Motel One on Princes street is so easy to access from the train station and central to everything. The hotel is immaculate, with the classic Motel One style. The beds are incredibly comfortable and there is access to the right amenities. Beyond this however, I’d like to mention the staff. They are incredibly welcoming and polite. Offering to help wherever they can. Additionally huge shout out to Carlos for being such a great host. Some of the best customer service :)
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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annie wrote a review 5 Jun
Scotland, United Kingdom1 contribution
Booked here for 2 nights when we arrived room window looking into back of nothing no view room very small and very cold , limited toiletries no iron . Spoke to staff about coldness in room only to be told all heating off in hotel as summer even know freezing in Edinburgh offered blow heater !!!!!!!! Staff not interested asked for money back and found a lovely hotel few doors down . Very disappointed and will not be back
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Bloss wrote a review May 2021
27 contributions2 helpful votes
The hotel was immaculately clean and the staff were so friendly and helpful which is a great thing. This hotel is right in the city centre which is a good thing as central. Lovely fresh clean white towels and modern room. The only thing is that on my opinion it is very very basic no frills budget style accommodation however not exactly budget price like premier inn or travel lodge.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is an issue as car parks are full.
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Steven S wrote a review Nov 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution3 helpful votes
Last December, I took my girlfriend to see the Lion King for her birthday and afterwards we stayed at Motel One, on Princes Street - as recommended by a member of my family. As this was our first proper night away – I was a little nervous when checking in, however the staff were so incredible with us. They asked if we’d stayed before (we hadn’t) and so the staff upgraded our room to one with a view at no extra charge which was great of them! 🤩 The room was very clean, super modern and the bed was unbelievably comfy! Our room looked out over to Waverley, so we could see all of the Christmas Market from the window.🎄 Obviously COVID Restrictions are impacting what we can and cannot do right now – but I’d very much recommend booking up for the future, if anyone is looking for a (very reasonably priced) night away in Edinburgh!
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Date of stay: December 2019
3 Helpful votes
Tim H wrote a review Nov 2020
Reykjavik, Iceland15 contributions31 helpful votes
Excellent service from the Check In staff who were amongst the best we have had in any hotel world wide. Nice clean room. Excellent breakfast adapted for us at a time when the buffet was not possible. Left well rested after a memorable stay in a great location.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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US$89 - US$157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomScotlandEdinburghNew Town / Princes Street and Gardens
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel One Edinburgh-Princes
Which popular attractions are close to Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?
Nearby attractions include The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km), The Chocolatarium (0.5 km), and SANDEMANs NEW Europe - Edinburgh (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?
Conveniently located restaurants include Makars Gourmet Mash Bar, The Piper's Rest Public House, and Howies Waterloo Place.
Is Motel One Edinburgh-Princes located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Edinburgh.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Palace of Holyroodhouse (1.1 km), The Real Mary King's Close (0.4 km), and Gilmerton Cove (6.3 km).
Is Motel One Edinburgh-Princes accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.