Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market 2021

Are you planning to stay in Edinburgh during the Christmas market? We have created the latest guide for Edinburgh to help you find a restaurant, an activity, a guided tour and best hotel close to the Edinburgh Christmas Market for the Winter of 2021!

Edinburgh Christmas Market is a Christmas market held every year in Gothenburg, Sweden.

This year the market runs from 12th November 2021 to 5th January 2022. The Edinburgh Christmas Market is located near East Princes St Gardens.

How is the weather in Edinburgh in December?

 The average temperature in Edinburgh in December is about 7° / 1° (low) and light rain is possible as well. A warm, waterproof coat or jacket and a hat for windy days is a must during the winter in Edinburgh and Sweden if you plan to visit during the Christmas period!

Best Restaurants in Edinburgh for the perfect Christmas Dinner

1. Aizle
2. The Table
3. TIMBERYARD
4. Fhior
5. The Little Chartroom

Best Day Tours in Edinburgh in Winter

Edinburgh is Scotland’s compact, hilly capital. It has a medieval Old Town and elegant Georgian New Town with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is Edinburgh Castle, home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny, used in the coronation of Scottish rulers. Arthur’s Seat is an imposing peak in Holyrood Park with sweeping views, and Calton Hill is topped with monuments and memorials

1. The Balmoral Hotel 5* – Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market

The Balmoral Hotel

Located on Princes Street, The Balmoral has a Michelin-starred restaurant, a pool and a gym. Waverley Station and Edinburgh’s main shopping area are within 5 minutes’ walk.

First opened in 1902, The Balmoral now offers rooms with a spacious marble bathroom and an interactive TV. Many rooms have views towards Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town.

Number One Restaurant provides a fine dining menu, while Brasserie Prince offers an informal dining atmosphere. Palm Court features afternoon tea and the Bar Prince serves innovative cocktails in a relaxed setting, while the SCOTCH offers over 500 varieties of Scottish Whisky.

For over a century, The Balmoral has found a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No. 1 Princes Street.

A landmark Rocco Forte hotel set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities to create the perfect urban retreat.

Lovely hotel, staff were really lovely and helpful, they all knew my name and greeted me all the time, room and food was really nice too, quite an experience – was there at Christmas previously, the market was right outside, and the castle is a short walk, great places for shopping as well, would recommend.

This hotel was phenomenal. It was literally steps away from the train station. The lobby was beautiful. We were lucky to get a gorgeous upgrade with a view of the Castle. They treated my little boy like a prince. The restaurants were spot on. The people were all kind and understood how to be welcoming and hospitable. The doormen had great suggestions for nearby restaurants. It’s was truly perfect. I don’t think I could fault it in any way.

This should be the standard by which all other hotels judge themselves. It made our trip to Edinburgh and I absolutely loved it.

The fact that the Christmas Market was only a few steps away was the icing on the gorgeous Christmas cake. It made me fall in love with Scotland.

I could not complain on any front from bedroom amenities, breakfast, staff service or location (which is just by Waverley Station and the Christmas market which is also very good is also next door).

The hotel itself was beautiful, and in an ideal location not far from all the sights around town including the Christmas Market. Breakfast was a delicious buffet.

I really enjoyed trying goat and sheep’s milk yogurts. The honey was presented still in the comb. What a treat to see!

The Christmas markets were next door to the hotel and real ice skating a short walk away.

Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market
Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at The Balmoral Hotel?

Prices start 373$/night for Executive Double Room. The Deluxe Castle View is 715$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Rooms offering panoramic views of Edinburgh Castle and Princes Street with a seating area and king bed.

The en-suite facilities contain Italian marble bathrooms with a bath and shower, as well as bathrobes and slippers, and complimentary toiletries from Forte Organics.

Guests will find a TV with interactive entertainment, an in-room bar, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities.

Where to book online The Balmoral Hotel – Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Edinburgh East Princes St Gardens and Christmas Market hotels in Edinburgh during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

2. Hotel Indigo – Edinburgh – Princes Street 4* – Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market

Situated on Princes Street, overlooking Edinburgh Castle, Hotel Indigo – Edinburgh – Princes Street offers rooms with free WiFi. Set in a period building, there is a traditional restaurant and bar.

With high ceilings and original windows, the rooms at the Hotel Indigo – Edinburgh – Princes Street each have a private bathroom with free toiletries. Rooms also feature tea/coffee making facilities and a TV, and some have castle views.

The Twenty Princes Street restaurant serves a menu specially designed to reflect the wealth of food in Scotland, with locally sourced ingredients used wherever possible. The attached Juniper bar serves a wide range of drinks and cocktails.

This genteel hotel is a 12-minute walk from the National Museum of Scotland and a mile from the 11th-century Edinburgh Castle.

Featuring tufted furnishings, the sophisticated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, smart TVs and minibars, plus en suite bathrooms with rainfall showers, and tea and coffee making facilities. Suites add separate living areas.

Amenities include an upscale restaurant and a trendy cocktail lounge. Breakfast is available.

Newly refurbished hotel within a traditional Victorian building situated opposite Waverley Station on Edinburgh’s main street – Princes Street. With rooms overlooking Princes Street our guests can sit back, relax and enjoy a good book over Edinburgh’s finest Street.

Home to the award winning Twenty Grill & Smokehouse, serving the finest Scottish produce in a relaxed but stunning environment.

It is across the road from the Waverley train station which was ideal for us. In general the location is spot on, everything we wanted to see/visit was within a 20/30 minute walk.

The staff on reception were lovely and very helpful. The hotel is grand yet modern, with quirky decor.

At the time of our visit the Christmas markets were on which were directly opposite the hotel.

The Hotel Indigo on Princes St was the perfect location….we were there at Christmas and the Christmas Market was right across the street.

We loved having Afternoon Tea overlooking Princes St and the Christmas Market. Our room was big for European standards and well decorated.

The bathroom was very nice, but the shower was part of the bathroom floor only separated by a small piece of glass so the floor in the bathroom was wet. That was the only thing we didn’t like. The staff was friendly…we will stay there again.

The hotel is very centrally located and has great views over the Christmas markets.

The rooms were a good size & being at the back of the hotel, it was quiet and peaceful.

The room was a fab size and the views were perfect however we did feel the room could do with a little TLC, only with regards to things like ripped wallpaper and scuffs on the walls etc.

This hotel is in the perfect location if travelling by train and also If you are going to the Christmas markets you could not be any closer ! Overall a good stay and we would go back.

Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market
Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Hotel Indigo – Edinburgh – Princes Street?

Prices start 120$/night for Double Room. The One-Bedroom King Suite with Castle View is 190$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Guests can enjoy views of the castle with this room. The suite offers a TV with international channels and an in-room safe. There are complimentary tea and coffee making facilities.

The en-suite facilities contain a rainfall shower, Aveda toiletries and bathrobes.

Where to book onlineHotel Indigo – Edinburgh Princes Street – Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Edinburgh East Princes St Gardens and Christmas Market hotels in Edinburgh during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

3. Motel One Edinburgh-Princes 3* – Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market

Motel One Edinburgh-Princes

Motel One Edinburgh-Princes is set in the heart of Princes Street and less than 5 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.

On the city’s main shopping street and opposite Edinburgh Waverley Station, this down-to-earth budget hotel is a 7-minute walk from the National Gallery of Scotland.

Understated rooms feature complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and desks. Some feature city views. Kids age 12 and under stay for no extra charge with an adult.

Kids age 6 and under eat free buffet breakfast (surcharge for adults and older children), and iPads can be borrowed from reception. Other amenities include a refined lounge and an elegant bar.

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.

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.🎄

Good location to Princes Street, main shops and during the winter the Christmas Market is just across the street. It was raining when I arrived and complementary umbrellas were provided, which was a nice touch.
The room, whilst small, was all you needed for a short stay. Limited hanging space, but ok for a short break. TV, tea and coffee facilities provided.

The bathroom had a nice shower. Towels nice an clean. The room was very hot, and it was difficult to turn the heating down, and the window did not provide any relief.

My room was on the 4th floor and quiet. The reception area had comfy seating and wifi facilities which was good.

Breakfast was continental buffet style help yourself, with plenty of option, and nice food. Juice / tea and coffee available.

Ideal right across the road from the train station and the beautiful lights of the Christmas markets. Very friendly staff, lovely bar with nice wines and all in all a perfect place to stay.

Just minutes walk from the Christmas markets, train station and Royal Mile. The bar is open 24hrs and seemed appropriately priced. Would really recommend this great hotel.

ravelled to Edinburgh for pre Christmas weekend treat. We were 3 couples looking for a central location to do a spot of shopping, enjoy the Christmas market and visit a few bars and restaurants. What an amazing spot this hotel proved to be.

Location right on Princes Street near the Christmas Market,  rooms really comfy (great beds and showers), and the staff were so friendly and welcoming. Can’t recommend this hotel highly enough.

Great location, very clean hotel and friendly helpful staff. Ideal hotel especially for visiting the Christmas Market which is across the road. I would certainly stay in this hotel again when next visiting Edinburgh.

Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market
Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market

How much does a room costs at Motel One Edinburgh-Princes?

Prices start 98$/night for Classic Double Room. The Classic Double Room with City View is 116$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

Offering views of Edinburgh, this bright room has tasteful décor with attractive turquoise and beige finishes. It includes free Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV and a modern bathroom.

Where to book online -Motel One Edinburgh-Princes – Hotels Near Edinburgh Christmas Market you can find the best hotels near Edinburgh East Princes St Gardens and Christmas Market hotels in Edinburgh during Christmas which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Scotland on Booking.com or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.