Edinburgh's Best Family-Friendly Hotels Cater to Parents and Kids

Edinburgh is a great place to visit with your family. There are wonderful attractions to entertain family members of all ages, a great range of cafes and restaurants and some beautiful parks and scenic views to enjoy together. Make the most of the delights on offer by choosing the right hotel so that you are well rested and both you and your family made comfortable and welcome.

It is a sad fact that some hotels and guest houses make little allowance for the needs for younger family members. You may find rooms cluttered with breakable ornaments and menus which take no account of fussy palates or fail to offer smaller portions for children. Worst still you may find that some hotels view children as whirlwinds of mess and noise who are likely to disturb other guests.

On the other hand, some even go the extra mile to provide games, toys and more to make your little ones stay a magical one. The turn down service for teddies in the Balmoral Hotel is adorable, and the toys and games provided by the Apex Waterloo are bound to delight your little ones. Older members of the family may be tempted by the babysitting services offered by some hotels, such as Tigerlily.

Whatever your needs we hope we can help you have a wonderful break in Edinburgh with our list of the top ten family friendly hotels.



You'll find 46 en suite rooms with flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, telephones, and hospitality trays to greet you at Herald House. This is a two star budget hotel on Grove Street, a short walk from Haymarket train station in the west of Edinburgh....  Read More



Hotel Missoni is a chic and stylish boutique hotel run by Rosita Missoni of the famous Italian fashion house. It is perhaps then no surprise that it is unconventional and exuberant with bold geometric designs, a feature of the Missoni brand. The...  Read More



Originally newspaper baronial offices, the Scotsman is now considered one of the more stylish hotels in Edinburgh. Food is served at the North Bridge Brasserie or guests can dine on several specialty dishes and sip on exotic wine at the...  Read More



If you are looking for a comfortable, child-friendly hotel which offers family dining then Channings will suit you. This friendly and relaxed four star hotel is located at Learmonth Gardens in the west end of the New Town. One of the town houses...  Read More



It may not look much from the outside but the Edinburgh Central Hostel is one of the best value accommodation options in the city. It is also really well-situated near the top of Leith Walk, which makes it easy to get anywhere in the city by...  Read More



The Salisbury Hotel is a welcoming family run boutique hotel located in the heart of Newington, close to the city center and the main attractions. The hotel combines an excellent central location with a delightfully peaceful ambiance and high...  Read More



These impressively appointed town house apartments offer a range of serviced accommodation options. If you are seeking a luxurious home away from home then look no further. The Chester Residence is located in Rothesay Place, a short walk from...  Read More



This popular boutique hotel features stunning interior design and boasts a city centre location on George Street. The restaurant and bar are very popular with locals and visitors alike. The rooms are individually styled and extremely comfortable...  Read More



Sitting proudly at the east end of Princes Street the Balmoral Hotel, with its distinctive clock tower, is a local landmark. It could not be more central and it's the first thing you see upon emerging from Waverley Station. Most of Edinburgh's...  Read More



Conveniently located in the city center, the Apex Waterloo Place Hotel is within walking distance of the vast majority of Edinburgh's most popular attractions and sights, including the Parliament House, St. Giles' Cathedral, the Royal Mile, City...  Read More


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Simon has lived in various corners of Edinburgh over the last 18 years. He fell in love with the city as a small child after visiting the castle and returned to study Scottish History.

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