A 15-minute walk from St Giles' Cathedral and Edinburgh Castle
Modern rooms with basics like flat-screen TVs and air-conditioning
On-site Thyme Restaurant serving contemporary British menu
Free Wi-Fi throughout
Budget-friendly room rates
Not within in the city center
No business facilities available
Fee for buffet breakfast
No on-site parking, fee for off-site parking
A mid-range, budget-friendly hotel in the Old Town, the 112-room Premier Inn Edinburgh City Central (Lauriston Place) Hotel is conveniently located about a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle, St Giles' Cathedral, and the University of Edinburgh. With simple and modern decor, the hotel keeps up with the Premier Inn brand, and guest rooms feature basic amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, electric kettles, and en-suite bathrooms. There's an on-site restaurant serving basic British fare, including a full buffet breakfast (for a fee). Room rates are budget friendly, however if travelers are looking for somewhere closer to central Old Town, they might check out the Premier Inn Edinburgh City Centre Princes Street for similar rates and features.
Chain hotel with simple and modern decor, but few frills
Consistent with the reputation of most other Premier Inn hotels across the U.K., Premier Inn Edinburgh (Lauriston Place) Hotel has a simple and modern design. You won't find much character here, but it's a mostly reliable brand and an outpost with a fresher veneer than some of the other Premier Inns that we've seen. The lobby is spacious and airy, and the restaurant is bright and colorful, with purple feature walls and chairs. It's a fine choice for tourists who want somewhere to relax that isn't too far from the city's sights, as well as business travelers who are looking for somewhere central with basic comforts.
Old Town location a 15-minute walk from Edinburgh Castle
Located toward the outer area of the Old Town, Premier Inn Edinburgh Central (Lauriston Place) Hotel has an excellent location with numerous sights, shops, restaurants, and local pubs within easy walking distance. St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle, Grassmarket Square, the Royal Mile, and the Scott Monument are all about a 15-minute walk away (mostly uphill). For business travelers, the Edinburgh International Conference Centre is a nine-minute walk, and the Usher Hall concert venue is a seven-minute walk. The western end of Princes Street is 15 minutes away on foot, and charming Dean Village is a 20-minute walk northwest. The West End - Princes Street tram stop is a 16-minute walk from the hotel, while Haymarket is about 20 minutes on foot. The Premier Inn Edinburgh Central (Lauriston Place) Hotel is a 20-minute drive east of Edinburgh Airport.
Modern, basic rooms with flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and air-conditioning
The 112 guest rooms all feature the same modern and simple decor, standard to the many other Premier Inn hotels across the U.K. Rooms have basic dark-wood furnishings, light walls, colorful art, and violet-colored carpets and bed throws. They're well-maintained and feature basic amenities like free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, air-conditioning, and electric kettles -- with cocooning black-out curtains to help everyone sleep a little better. It generally stays quiet at night, and Hypnos mattresses get positive reviews from nearly all guests. Twin, Double, and Family Rooms are available. En-suite bathrooms are spacious and include a stall shower or shower/tub combo, with hairdryers and toiletries.
The Premier Inn Edinburgh Central (Lauriston Place) Hotel doesn't offer many features apart from their Thyme Restaurant, which offers a contemporary British menu with full buffet breakfast (not included in room rates). The hotel lacks a business center -- a common feature in other Premier Inn hotels -- however, it does provide free Wi-Fi throughout the property. There is no on-site parking available -- the closest car park is Castle Terrace (for a fee), a 12-minute walk from the hotel.
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