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Top Old Town Beach Hotel

Orocco Pier
3.5 out of 5
17 High Street, Queensferry, South Queensferry, Scotland
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The price is CA $129 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
4.7/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)

"Beautiful decor. Clean room. Stunning views. Food incredible"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 20, 2020

Orocco Pier
Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
10 Hill Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $70 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.5/5Wonderful! (977 reviews)

"Lovely hotel, we got upgraded , beds super comfy. Had a lovely meal in the restaurant, would highly recommend."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 22, 2020

Ten Hill Place, BW Premier Collection
Holyrood Aparthotel
4 out of 5
1 Nether Bakehouse Holyrood, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $78 per night from Nov 17 to Nov 18
4.4/5Wonderful! (1,739 reviews)

"The location of this hotel and the amenities of the rooms are fantastic and the staff are more than helpful in these strange times"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 27, 2020

Holyrood Aparthotel

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Canongate Apartment
3.5 out of 5
1/3 Bulls Close, 100 Canongate, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4.4/5Excellent! (5 reviews)
Communication problems

"Lovely place to stay. Clean and comfortable. Communication before stay was perfect. Detailed instructions for check in. After stay, however, communication was awful. Took a week of unanswered emails and phone calls before the 200£ security deposit was released."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 11, 2019

Canongate Apartment
Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa
4 out of 5
81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $147 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.4/5Excellent! (984 reviews)

"For a first stay after lockdown it was great for our wedding - we hope to come back next year when we can try the spa and restaurant in more normal times"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2020

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel and Spa
Royal Mile Accommodation
4 out of 5
24 Old Tolbooth Wynd, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $146 per night from Nov 12 to Nov 13
4.3/5Excellent! (193 reviews)
Royal Mile apartments

"Excellent accommodation, was a bit confused getting the key at the start but that was down to my inability to bother reading the email, not the premises!! Would have liked more softness to deaden the echo. Everything is designed for easy clean so all laminate floors means very hollows and echos. ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

Royal Mile Accommodation
Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile
3 out of 5
300 Cowgate, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellation
The price is CA $88 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.3/5Excellent! (986 reviews)

"Excellent location for exploring the city, and cheap accommodation. Comfy beds, lovely helpful staff. Would use again"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 29, 2020

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Royal Mile
Richmond Place Apartments
3 out of 5
5-9 Richmond Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $65 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
4.2/5Very Good! (435 reviews)

"Great location lovely staff on front desk at check in apartment was lovely"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 23, 2020

Richmond Place Apartments
Dreamhouse Holyrood Apartments
3.5 out of 5
The Park 89 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4/5Very Good! (20 reviews)

"This is an apartment and the staff are not on premises. The name on the building does not match the reservation name. Once we finally found the building check in was confusing as you had to call a number and the housekeeper met us. Nothing was explained. The balcony door would not open. The WiFi ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 3, 2020

Dreamhouse Holyrood Apartments
Travelodge Edinburgh Central
3 out of 5
33 St Marys Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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4/5Very Good! (32 reviews)

"We arrived and were told they were renovating rhe breakfast room and there was no provision for breakfast which was one of the reasons we booked. We.could have at least received a voucher for breakfadt at a voffee shop. We were told that we would be refunded foe the breakfast. Hope it happens! Our ..."…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2018

Travelodge Edinburgh Central
High Street Hostel
3 out of 5
8-18 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $82 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
4/5Very Good! (152 reviews)
Huge hostel

"It's a big hostel. The room was nice but lack of storage space. The kitchen and lounge were spacious but pretty crowed all the time. If you prefer quiet place, probably here is not for you. But overall here is nice and reasonable price."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 12, 2020

High Street Hostel
KM Central
3 out of 5
7, Richmond Place, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.9/5Good! (991 reviews)
Great stay

"Hotel is small but has everything you need, great location, lovely clean rooms, big tv and beds are so comfortable!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 26, 2020

KM Central
Sugarhouse Close
3 out of 5
41 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.9/5Good! (99 reviews)

"The location was convenient and the staff were friendly and helpful. The room size was fine for a couple of nights. The bed was not very comfortable and the pillows were very flat. The sink did not drain very quickly. The doors slam very loudly. Good internet connection."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2019

Sugarhouse Close
Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
2 out of 5
50 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
The price is CA $18 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
3.8/5Good! (751 reviews)

"First time, staying in a hostel. Pleasently surprised. Good central location jusy off the royal mile. Very reasonably priced. Good sized rooms with comfy beds and ensuite shower and toilet facilities. Good bar and food down stairs. Would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Safestay Edinburgh Royal Mile
Panmure Court - Campus Accommodation
4 out of 5
32 Calton Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.8/5Good! (33 reviews)

"A convenient and inexpensive place to stay. Definitely no frills. This is student housing. The room has a kitchen and washing machine. Small Bathroom with shower. Staff is very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 25, 2019

Panmure Court - Campus Accommodation
Jurys Inn Edinburgh
3 out of 5
43 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
Free cancellation
The price is CA $67 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 2
3.8/5Good! (1,245 reviews)

"It was fine. Room was small and very noisy even though we were on the third floor we could hear people talking/catting outside the building."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2020

Jurys Inn Edinburgh
Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
2 out of 5
15 Robertson's Close, Edinburgh, Scotland
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3.4/5 (46 reviews)
Good for a night's digs

"Was as expected. Basic accommodation at a reasonable price."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 2, 2019

Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel
Tony Asga - Aisha.Sakina Apartments
3 out of 5
102/8 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, Scotland
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2.5/5 (46 reviews)
Unusable booking

"We landed very early in the morning of Sept 4. I had emailed the owner about early check in and understood from hisxwife that this would be arrange-able. However, when we arrived at the building, there was no early check-in arrangements accepted and it was difficult to contact him. When he did reply, ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2019

Tony Asga - Aisha.Sakina Apartments
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Beach Hotels in Old Town

Known for its historical sites and museums, Old Town has a lot to offer the traveler planning a getaway. Book your stay near local attractions, such as St. Giles' Cathedral, on Expedia, where you can browse beach hotels and an extensive selection of other accommodations all in one place. Interested in certain amenities? We make it easy to find places to stay with the buffet breakfast, free parking, or poolside bar you're looking for. Searching for a beachfront resort, or a hotel near the airport? Our site shows you the top-rated accommodations based on your criteria. Once you've narrowed down your choice, just follow our streamlined booking process to reserve your room.

Planning Your Trip to Old Town

Good weather can be important during a beach vacation, so you can use these local temperature and rainfall averages to decide when to visit.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 63°F
  • Coldest months: February, March, January, and December, with an average temperature of 34°F
  • Driest months: March, February, December, and July, with an average rainfall of 0.07 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, February, December, and July, with an average rainfall of 0.09 inches

Sightseeing in and Around Old Town

After arriving and checking into your hotel, you'll probably want to explore your surroundings. Beach lovers can head straight to Portobello Beach or Silver Sands Beach for some quality time by the water. Experience the area's historical sites and museums, and make time for local attractions like St. Giles' Cathedral and Greyfriars Kirk. For more things to see and do, consider visiting Princes Street Gardens or Edinburgh Castle. Visitors also enjoy Old Town for its:
  • Tours
  • Shopping
  • Restaurants
  • Monuments
  • Art

Getting Around Old Town

To get to Old Town, book a flight to Edinburgh (EDI), the closest major airport, which is located 6.9 mi (11.1 km) from the city center. To venture out into the surrounding area, hop on a train at Edinburgh Waverley Station.

Frequently asked questions

What is Old Town like for travelers who love the beach?
Known for its historical sites and museums, Old Town offers a lot for the traveler booking a vacation.
What's the best place for a beach vacation in Old Town?
Canongate Apartment is a top 3.5-star apartment with a bar, and it’s located close to Portobello Beach. Other good options for your beach trip include Old Town Apartments and Edinburgh Metro Youth Hostel.
How many beach hotels will I be able to find in Old Town?
Choose from one of Expedia’s 51 hotels in Old Town for your beachside break.
What is there to see and do around Old Town?
After arriving and checking into your hotel, you’ll probably want to explore your surroundings. Beach lovers can head straight to Portobello Beach or East Sands of Leith for some quality time by the water. Experience the area’s historical sites and museums, and make time for local attractions like Royal Mile and Grassmarket. Other things to see and do in the area are Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street.

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